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post #21 of 64
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Originally Posted by thepoet View Post
You could delay til babe is about two or so? Do some reading about delaying if you're not 100% for not vaxing. Good luck!
Thanks! I'm pretty sure that is where we're heading, the delayed/selective route... Which means having a blast finding a pediatrician who is on board.
post #22 of 64
my baby will have to endure

Homebirth, with delayed cord cutting. im keeping my placenta too, i was going to encapsulate it but i dont think i will, im gonna freeze it in single portions and add it so my own food (you know like blend it with spagehetti sauce for my dinner) for a few months to see if that will keep the PPD away, been there 3 times, dont want to do it again)
im in UK so wont be Circing anyway
Breastfeeding till 2 if not longer, tandem with toddler provided she doesnt wean
babyworn
Cloth Diapers and soakers
co-sleeping
home made baby foods
delayed vax

gosh im crunchier than i thought lol.

Kiz
post #23 of 64
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Originally Posted by samikashi View Post
Thanks! I'm pretty sure that is where we're heading, the delayed/selective route... Which means having a blast finding a pediatrician who is on board.
i think more and more are these days. There has been a lot of pressure about vax's lately.
post #24 of 64
I am lucky that I have Kaiser and they are not allowed to drop you. But that also means all the doctors across the board are going to have the same conventional recommendations. I have to go through the "why you should vax" lecture at every well child visit (lots of scare tactics and lectures about herd immunity). Occasionally they will call and send letters to the effect of "OH NOEZ YOUR CHILD IS NOT VAXED COME IN NOW!!!" It's actually kind of amusing. They word it like I just forgot or something. It's not even a consideration of theirs that someone could not vax on purpose.
post #25 of 64
Little to no intervention during birth - I want a homebirth with a midwife, but it's expensive, and we can't afford it. Plus, hubby isn't 100% on board with it yet - maybe the next one. For our next one, midwives will be covered here in Alberta!
Breastfeeding on demand
Baby wearing
Delayed solids with all food made by me
Delayed/selective vax -delayed until atleast 2
No circ if the baby turns out to be a boy
post #26 of 64
I, too, thought you were talking about football and was really confused for a sec! Anyways, we will probably do:

extended nursing (this always gets raised eyebrows from friends & family)
co-sleeping
babywearing
delayed solids
selective and delayed vax
post #27 of 64
I don't believe in pressure or strong arming. Obviously it's a matter of personal choice to vax -- unless federal/state regs require them (which is a whole different matter). So doctors should just chill out -- give the advice to the patients and let them decide.
post #28 of 64
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Originally Posted by L.A.Mamma View Post
I don't believe in pressure or strong arming. Obviously it's a matter of personal choice to vax -- unless federal/state regs require them (which is a whole different matter). So doctors should just chill out -- give the advice to the patients and let them decide.

As far as I'm aware, there is no federal or state law that *requires* you to vaccinate. If you choose to send your child to a private school, they (the school) can choose to not accept a religious exemption but any public school cannot do that. :-)
post #29 of 64
Same here Dallasmom.. I was speaking in the hypothetical sense=)
post #30 of 64
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Originally Posted by DallasAnn View Post
As far as I'm aware, there is no federal or state law that *requires* you to vaccinate. If you choose to send your child to a private school, they (the school) can choose to not accept a religious exemption but any public school cannot do that. :-)
I think it does depend on the state, though. Some states only have medical exemptions, no religious, no philosophical exceptions. You can figure out what state has what law by googling or checking in the vaccinations thread. I am lucky that California has all three exemptions, so here we just sign a piece of paper and it's done. No one even asks why.
post #31 of 64
I will Illinois had all three offered. It'd make things so much easier!

Here is a map I find very helpful that outlines what states offer what exceptions:

http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/sta...uirements.aspx
post #32 of 64
This next baby will endure even more crunchiness than our last. So far this is our list:

- Cloth-diapered (need to get started on these!)
- Exclusive and extended breastfeeding (praying! Had a lot of trouble with DS1)
- Regardless of gender, our baby will NOT be having cosmetic surgery...
- Co-sleeping at night (but planning on doing crib for naps)
- Worn as much as possible...only using a stroller when necessary
- Delayed vaxes (although, possibly not as delayed as much as their brother)
- Hospital birth, but with as little intervention as possible (planning on no epidural, no pitocin, delayed cord clamping, no vitamin K (unless necessary), no eye goop, no Hep B shot, rooming-in with mom and dad)

I think that's it...for now!
post #33 of 64
What cosmetic surgery would be done on a girl?

What if your child was born with a birth defect like cleft palate?
post #34 of 64
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Originally Posted by Ambiebambie1011 View Post
Little to no intervention during birth - I want a homebirth with a midwife, but it's expensive, and we can't afford it. Plus, hubby isn't 100% on board with it yet - maybe the next one.
You should look into payments plans and shop around for a midwife. What state are you in?

My ex husband wasn't really on board with home birth either, but after our son was born, I heard him talking to his guy gamer friends on his headset one night: 'aw man, dont have your kid in the hospital. You need to have all your kids at home man, that's the way to go. So much easier."


HAHAHA. I laughed so hard at him.
post #35 of 64
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What cosmetic surgery would be done on a girl?

What if your child was born with a birth defect like cleft palate?
I believe she is referring to circing being a cosmetic procedure and not wanting that done to either a boy or girl. She's right- circ is purely cosmetic after all.
post #36 of 64
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I believe she is referring to circing being a cosmetic procedure and not wanting that done to either a boy or girl. She's right- circ is purely cosmetic after all.
Well I wouldn't circ a girl either, but it's pretty rare that anyone would. Only in certain specific cultures do people traditionally circ women. You certainly couldn't go to your US doctor and be like "hey, can you circ my female baby?" they'd be horrified. Interesting double standard, there.

I agree, circ is purely cosmetic. Although, some people do make certain (unfounded, imo) arguments for the "health benefits."
post #37 of 64
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
I believe she is referring to circing being a cosmetic procedure and not wanting that done to either a boy or girl. She's right- circ is purely cosmetic after all.
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I guess I should've said, no cosmetic surgery just "for fun." Obviously, birth defects are a different situation completely. And as we all know, foreskin isn't a birth defect.
post #38 of 64
lets have a think...
UC/water birth / lotus birth
breastfeeding on demand and untill 2+ - maybe CLW
delayed solids on childs schedule - no purees (sp?), real food - maybe i'll chew it a bit.
cloth nappies
no vax
no vit K etc
wearing as much as my back can cope with
co-sleeping for as long as breastfeeding (mine don't seem to sleep well enough not to co-sleep until they are not having milk in the night)
GD (well i try)
home educated
growing some veg and hoping to get chickens

now where i fall short on the NFL is - ds2 has a paci and i can't guarentee i wont use one with this baby - saved my sanity in so many ways. Although we eat healthily there is a fair amount of junk that sneaks in too. We have no tv but the boys watch tv online, not loads but it should be less. Cloth nappies - ds2 was in them for about 6 months before life got too hard (lots of house moves) and i gave in and he's in sposies - want to try harder this time.
post #39 of 64
Oh yeah, I do non natural stuff too. Once my kids get to the 100% solid food stage, I don't do cloth anymore. I can't seem to find a way to do it without stink issues, and it's difficult to afford the nicer diapers that work better for toddlers. It was my calculation that you're actually not saving THAT much unless you have enough money to get a large stash and sell it later. Most of my fitted diapers lasted a year and that was about it, and at $15 to $25 a piece, I totaled it up and I was spending about the same as disposables. Now, I hate disposables as much as the next person, but I have to admit they saved my sanity and my nose (was having massive ammonia stink issues and I just cannot stand the poop spraying). I suppose I should put more work into figuring out how to use cloth on my older kids, and I want to, it's just not a huge priority right now.

My kids watch too much tv, and they eat junk sometimes.

Also, although I do use mostly natural cleaners, sometimes even homemade ones, I will admit to resorting to Tilex and Soft Scrub with Bleach when the bathroom is really, really bad (rest of the time I use the natural stuff).
post #40 of 64
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You should look into payments plans and shop around for a midwife. What state are you in?
I'm in Alberta. There are next to no midwives in my area right now, and anyone that is around here are full. By the time we have our 2nd little one, there should be way more midwives around, and it'll be easier.
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