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post #161 of 255
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Ammonia smell hasn't been a HUGE problem for us, but one or two got really bad. They came around pretty quickly after being left out on the clothesline for a day or two.

The important thing, of course, is prevention. Try not to keep wet diapers in airtight containers (Ziplocs, etc.) for any longer than absolutely needed.

Peace,
JJB
Hi, DH!

He saw this thread I left open on my laptop. He's the diaper expert in our family. I handle input, he takes output.
post #162 of 255
I use Purex Free and Clear on my diapers. We have very, very hard water so I have to use Calgon or I get bad build up with any detergent. We just use cotton fitteds and prefolds, so they are a bit more forgiving than microfiber and stuff.

Ada also tries to shove her fingers in her mouth while nursing. Ow!!
post #163 of 255
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Originally Posted by loveneverfails View Post
In other funny breastfeeding things, we will sometimes have my husband pretend to tandem nurse where the baby can see him to get the whole "WTF ARE YOU DOING!?!?!?!?" face from the baby. We've done it with at least the last three.


And yeouch on the rash.

Jen, my dh and I say the same thing - he handles most of the diapers. I do think, however, that it hilarious that JJ set up a whole new account just to answer that question.

Our exciting news here - Ellen woke up DRY this morning and ASKED to use the potty! And did!! Fingers crossed this is actually the start of PL, and not just a fake out. Having just two in diapers would be so wonderful!

ETA: We use the Trader Joe's powdered detergent on everything. Sofia had pretty sensitive skin as a baby (sposies gave her a rash) and we never had a problem with it for her.
post #164 of 255
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Originally Posted by loveneverfails View Post
Ericka, YAY!!!!!

Dena and Jen: Yep, Mercy Merce Who Loves To Nurse does the same thing. In other funny breastfeeding things, we will sometimes have my husband pretend to tandem nurse where the baby can see him to get the whole "WTF ARE YOU DOING!?!?!?!?" face from the baby. We've done it with at least the last three.
Hehe...H does the same thing. All the beasties used to get really ticked off at him. Rowena just gives him a look that says "You've got to be kidding me."

And add R to the list of babies who does that her fingers.

Rhi: I got a couple of diapers there too

I really am sold on Rockin' Green. It's good for getting rid of any kind of build up as well. So far no problems with ammonia smell. I am utterly paranoid of ammonia burns. What do they look like?

I've got to get going today! I am being so lazy just sitting around nursing R but I need to bring the kids to the library and then go shopping! Someone kick in the rear end please!
post #165 of 255
Ginger, our water is hard enough you could chip a tooth on it, and I am officially a Rockin Green convert.

And Sass (my 3 1/2 year old) used to push him away when he tried to steal HER nursies! Pretty impressive for a 4 month old.
post #166 of 255
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Originally Posted by cptflyingtoaster View Post
ammonia smell hasn't been a huge problem for us, but one or two got really bad. They came around pretty quickly after being left out on the clothesline for a day or two.

The important thing, of course, is prevention. Try not to keep wet diapers in airtight containers (ziplocs, etc.) for any longer than absolutely needed.

Peace,
jjb
hi, jen's husband!!!!!

:d
post #167 of 255
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Originally Posted by jenfl View Post
Hi, DH!

He saw this thread I left open on my laptop. He's the diaper expert in our family. I handle input, he takes output.
input and output - LOVE it!

we are also in the sucking on fingers and mommy at the same time phase. made it hard to get to sleep last night - ugh!

little girl so wants me by her. I can type on the computer next to her, but not too loud, no lights on, and if I try to leave to do more than pee (got up to make ds's lunch for the next day) she wakes up! I am grateful in a way because it gives me an excuse to slack on chores. its also her way of saying "take it easy, mom"
post #168 of 255
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I've noticed that a lot of people who delay solids 'til 6 months still do things like give apple cores to chew on, etc. Does this not count somehow? Do you consider it more of a chew toy, than anything else?

I sooo don't mean that in a snarky way. I'm really curious what counts as "solids"
totally chew toy. charlie doesn't even have any teeth, so he's not getting anything except flavor . if he had teeth/it was soft enough that he was getting something off of it, i'd consider it solids...

my sister uses charlie's, and she has to use a separate disinfectant. totally a hassle imo. most of the things i've read about ammonia say it's a problem w/ detergent and water level - just not getting clean or rinsing enough...

lnf, do you think that woman is looking for a story like mine? i planned a homebirth but was induced in the hospital. but i still consider myself a transfer because of my prenatal care being all HBMW, and all my prep, and the fact that both my MWs were at the hospital over the three days until charlie came, and had a lot to do with the birth going so well under the circumstances.

snoopy, if you were me, i'd run the washer hot, and empty at least once with the country save, in case there is build-up from other detergent that could be getting on the dipes. i was using a liquid detergent that is supposedly OK, but got bad stink after a couple of months. apparently for me i needed a powder. now i'm using rockin' green (me too, me too), and the dipes smell clean after a rinse and before i've even used the soap! i run a full cycle with no soap (i have a front loader, so no good option for soaking), and then a full cycle w/ the rockin' green. it did take a few washes w/ the rockin' green before the diapers started coming out clean-smelling.

yay, greentea! so glad R did well in your class . i think w/ a frontloader, my bag of rockin' green will last for almost 6 months, and that's washing prefolds and wipes every 2-3 days! totally worth it to me too.

ericka, SOOOO wonderful !

dena, ditto

TreefrogNYC, glad to see you! i've added you!

afm, charlie has decide 3, 30-min naps are enough today, thank you very much...
post #169 of 255
P+H, her deadline is tomorrow, but I can PM you the information if you'd like it. Length should be 300-500 words.
post #170 of 255
Everyone, can you give me permission to ditch the 5k idea? I don't want to feel like a quitter, but this is seriously just becoming too much.
post #171 of 255
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P+H, her deadline is tomorrow, but I can PM you the information if you'd like it. Length should be 300-500 words.
please do, thanks

i absolve you of your commitment to do the couch to 5k. maybe you aren't developmentally ready and you need to revisit it in a few months
post #172 of 255
Kelsey slept through the night last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After almost 2 weeks of super crap sleeping, what a huge surprise. I heard Morgan wake up this morning and I was all confused about where I was. I rarely wake up in my own bed (usually end up cosleeping with K in her room), so I was like "When did I come back in here?", then I realized I never left!

I got the Country Save today so I'm going to try that out. If we stick with CDing, then I guess I'll be ordering some of this Rocking Green stuff.
post #173 of 255
Yea for sleep, snoopy!

lnf, why not slow things down? Stretch out the training, aim for a later race (if you're going for a race). And you might be surprised.... I was NEVER a runner. Hated it. But I needed a way to get in shape. (This was before DD was born, so I was younger.... 26? 27?) I decided to try DH's favorite thing, running. And I was terrible. I ran a little bit, walked a lot, only for a mile or so. For probably 2, 3 weeks. And then, one day, I went out for my run and I ran the whole way out my usual path... started back... and decided I didn't feel like stopping. So I turned and ran away from the house. I ran the entire 3.1 miles, when I'd never come anywhere close before. And, from that point on, I could just do it. It was like something clicked. Sometimes it was hard, but I never had to go back to run/walk.

I even started to train for a sprint triathalon! I would run 5k, come back, hop on my bike, and ride 5-10 miles! I had NEVER been able to do that before!

Of course, then I got sick... went on vacation... got pregnant... and now I'm a lump. *sigh* But your couch-to-5k has inspired me to give it a shot again when things get cooler around here.

Actually, it's already getting cooler.... if you're looking for a virtual running partner....

AFM -- We've only used TWO DIAPERS today. Sprout was completely dry up until we went to my parents' house for dinner, when we missed a poop (why are his poop cues so much harder to read?). He even peed in the potty at the doctor's office! AND he only woke up once last night! This boy is so amazing now that he's less frustrated at being a baby. He really seems to be growing into himself so much.
post #174 of 255
wow - jen i am so impressed with sprout!

snoopy - lucky gal!!! sttn already!

lnf - you must not run 5k yet - it'll make me feel too bad about my lack of exercise

i told another mom today that my secret to success is an early bedtime. night gals. i'm going to sleep with my little girl.
post #175 of 255
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Everyone, can you give me permission to ditch the 5k idea? I don't want to feel like a quitter, but this is seriously just becoming too much.
Ditch the 5k idea. YOU JUST GAVE BIRTH. Your body is still healing. I read it takes a breastfeeding mother at least six months to heal. Plus you had a traumatic pg and birth. Take it easy on your body. Its the only one you get.

Seriously, be gentle with yourself. Exercise is great, but so is a long happy life.
post #176 of 255
With my older girls, nothing passed their lips other than breastmilk for 6 months. Well, as long as cat fir doesn't count anyway. With becky though, I broke my own rules and let her have a raw green bean yesterday because I was tired of her swiping at my food. Next step: twinkies.

Her second tooth on the bottom is poking through today. poor girl slept horribly last night and has been so fussy today. It's a reminder of how easy she usually is, because THIS is what I remember the older girls being like as babies. At least with Becky I know once her teeth feel better she'll go back to sleeping 5+ hours at a time. Ella on the other hand...
post #177 of 255
Ah it's been so long since I've visited with you all and it's so nice to once again hear that you all are going through all the same things.

Teeth: The only thing I posted since having Leyla was that I thought she was teething already at 1 month. Well, she's still teething and no teeth. I am so done with the teething fussies. Come on teeth come through all ready!

Naps: I was thinking I was the only one with a cat-napping baby. A 45 minute nap is cause for major celebration here. Lately L's been taking longer to go down too. I walked and rocked for an hour today after trying to put her down to soon and she refused to sleep. Girl was p.o.'d. Finally fell asleep in her swing. I always feel like a cheater when I let her sleep there.

Night sleep: I too always fall asleep when L's nursing so she ends up sleeping in bed with us after the first nursing. She's been nursing every 2-3 hours day and night since 3 months. I long for the those first three months when she would sleep 5-6 hours stretches. WTH happened? I though they were supposed to sleep more as they got older.

Other people's babies: I am so sick of hearing about so-and-so's baby who is sleeping through the night. Yeah they "sleep" through the night because there parents ignore them when they cry. I will not do that to my baby girl

CD and EC: So far I haven't had any smell problems with my dipes. I've been using Cheer free and clear and vinegar in my rinse. I always hang the dipes to dry in the sun though and I think that really helps with the disinfecting. I've been sort of ECing with Leyla. Mainly to avoid poop dipers. Leyla doesn't signal at all so it's more of me just knowing her schedule. They girl could care less about pee diapers so that's been hard to catch. She pees on the potty sometime but it's just luck. Lately she's been doing potty gymnastics and it's driving me nuts. I EC her on a potty insert and her knew "talent" is to straighten her whole body so she pops off. At first I thought it meant she didn't have to go but she'll poop right after doing it half the time so it's just her fooling around. I hope it's just a phase.

I'm going to check in more often because it's so nice hearing about what everyone and their babies are up to.
post #178 of 255
It's so interesting to see some of the babies starting to look like their older siblings.

Pepper had a picture in her blog post the other day where Ada looked like Rosie. And Ivy, Becky is totally starting to look just like your older two.
post #179 of 255
Thread Starter 
jenfl, love hearing about sprout "demanding" EC

jenica, i had an early teether here to, and no teeth at 5 months . glad to see you checking in!

rhi, i thought the same thing about becky and her sisters!

afm, cleaning house today... and probably tomorrow - depends on how mr. charlie naps.
post #180 of 255
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AFM -- We did a Disney day today, now that the crowds are waaaaay down. Ah. It's so nice to have our parks back. Sprout did just ok -- he doesn't nap really well in the carrier, so he just got 3 short and ill-timed naps. He seems to nap just enough to not be exhausted anymore when he's in the carrier and takes really good naps in the crib, whereas Nugget was vice versa (see difference re: treated/untreated reflux). But it all came together in the end and we had a decent day. It was mostly just a test-run to see how things are likely going to work once fall gets here and we're going out and about more often.
okay seriously, we have to meet up. we were at AK yesterday! only for a few hours, but yes it was so nice because it was not crowded at all!
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