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post #101 of 1492
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Question:  Does anyone here use cloth nursing pads?  I really don't like the idea of using disposable nursing pads (which I have been using because they work), since they're full of chemicals and I'm sure that some transfers right into my baby's mouth.  However, every time I try to use cloth pads, the moment they're wet I get super itchy and damp feeling (ick!).  I just have some basic cotton ones, is there something else that's better?  I really don't want to have to change them every single time I nurse, as I leak a lot.  Any suggestions?


I made some felted merino wool ones, though I never ended up leaking, so I can't tell you how they worked. Lanolized, like wool soakers though, so I assume they'd be awesome on the nipples. They aren't hard to make at all, but I know you can buy them too.

 

post #102 of 1492
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Coralie in the bath with daddy, 12 days old.

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DDC friends Coralie and Eowyn (PaigeKitten's baby)

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I am thoroughly jealous that you guys live so close together. The closest people to me in this DDC is Nicole, and I think she's in Missoula? Great Falls? About 200 miles away....

 

post #103 of 1492

So fun that you two live close enough to hang out!!!  Baby friends are so cute!

post #104 of 1492

OOooh I love baby baths with a parent.  Such special time!  We didn't buy a baby tub because we bathe with them (or I just lean over the tub and hold them for a quick bath.)  

related question:  how long do you bathe with your babes?

post #105 of 1492
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OOooh I love baby baths with a parent.  Such special time!  We didn't buy a baby tub because we bathe with them (or I just lean over the tub and hold them for a quick bath.)  

related question:  how long do you bathe with your babes?



I still bathe with all the kids. The 4.5 yr old has just started asking to shower by herself, but she's just as likely to take a bath with my toddler and/or myself, or shower with me. I attempted to take all 3 kids in the tub once; it didn't go very well. Jack is not a fan of all the toys and splashing the big kids do.

 

post #106 of 1492

Yeah I still bathe with my nearly 3 year old.  It isn't weird for either of us, and I usually just pop in and out fast and then let him play.  I just didn't know how much longer we could keep doing it without it being... inappropriate?  Thoughts?

post #107 of 1492

Yes, it is fun.  There are quite a few ddc mamas in our group that live in the area.  J came to our play group once, I've been trying to get her to come again.  ;)  I think that Katie is going to be moving here soon as well, hopefully she'll join us too!
 

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So fun that you two live close enough to hang out!!!  Baby friends are so cute!



My DD1 bathed in a little bath until she could walk, then with me until she was 2.  Now she baths alone again.  I think my DS showered with me until he was 3ish.



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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

OOooh I love baby baths with a parent.  Such special time!  We didn't buy a baby tub because we bathe with them (or I just lean over the tub and hold them for a quick bath.)  

related question:  how long do you bathe with your babes?



 

post #108 of 1492

I think it's fine until he starts to stare at your privates or asks too many questions.  Maybe 4ish?
 

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Yeah I still bathe with my nearly 3 year old.  It isn't weird for either of us, and I usually just pop in and out fast and then let him play.  I just didn't know how much longer we could keep doing it without it being... inappropriate?  Thoughts?



 

post #109 of 1492


Haha!  I want to come, but Owen naps during that time and I haven't been able to successfully move his nap time without some serious meltdowns.  I'm not yet ready for him to give up his 3-hour late morning nap yet either (especially with Dylan here, too!)  

 

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Yes, it is fun.  There are quite a few ddc mamas in our group that live in the area.  J came to our play group once, I've been trying to get her to come again.  ;)  I think that Katie is going to be moving here soon as well, hopefully she'll join us too!
 



My DD1 bathed in a little bath until she could walk, then with me until she was 2.  Now she baths alone again.  I think my DS showered with me until he was 3ish.



 



 

Hmmm maybe I should stop then.  Now that Dylan is here Owen has been asking a lot more questions about genitals, and is interested in the fact that I don't have a penis like he, daddy, and Dylan do.  Would it be okay for him to shower with DH though, still?  
 

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I think it's fine until he starts to stare at your privates or asks too many questions.  Maybe 4ish?
 



 


ETA: maybe it's just me but I also don't want him to remember seeing me naked.  Who wants to remember their mom naked, you know?  

 

ETA (AGAIN!):  damn, I guess I need to wear my bathrobe after my shower then, too.  Argh.  Parenting is hard. LOL

post #110 of 1492
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Haha!  I want to come, but Owen naps during that time and I haven't been able to successfully move his nap time without some serious meltdowns.  I'm not yet ready for him to give up his 3-hour late morning nap yet either (especially with Dylan here, too!)  

 



 

Hmmm maybe I should stop then.  Now that Dylan is here Owen has been asking a lot more questions about genitals, and is interested in the fact that I don't have a penis like he, daddy, and Dylan do.  Would it be okay for him to shower with DH though, still?  
 


ETA: maybe it's just me but I also don't want him to remember seeing me naked.  Who wants to remember their mom naked, you know?  

 

ETA (AGAIN!):  damn, I guess I need to wear my bathrobe after my shower then, too.  Argh.  Parenting is hard. LOL



I remember seeing my mom naked up until a few years ago. I mean, if I were a guy it'd probably be different, but still. I figure when my kids start showing more modesty, i.e. not wanting me to see them naked, that's when it's time to cover up. IMO, making a big deal of nudity/genitals/differences between people can be more damaging than seeing parents naked. I've always been upfront with DD about body parts and the correct names for genitals, and we've never made a big deal out of nudity. Frankly, the big kids run around naked half the time. We've only just started making DD wear clothes around the house, and mostly because we live in an apartment and people walk by our windows on a regular basis!

post #111 of 1492
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Yeah I still bathe with my nearly 3 year old.  It isn't weird for either of us, and I usually just pop in and out fast and then let him play.  I just didn't know how much longer we could keep doing it without it being... inappropriate?  Thoughts?

I posted this thread a while back when I was starting to think about these things... interesting responses!

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1320698/nudity-and-appropriateness
 

 

post #112 of 1492

Yeah it probably weirds me out more than them, but since I have two sons I guess I think it's more of an issue than if I had a daughter.  I just know that my DH remembers seeing his mom naked and it's kind of.... troubling?  I don't know.  I guess it depends on the kid/ family dynamic.
 

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I remember seeing my mom naked up until a few years ago. I mean, if I were a guy it'd probably be different, but still. I figure when my kids start showing more modesty, i.e. not wanting me to see them naked, that's when it's time to cover up. IMO, making a big deal of nudity/genitals/differences between people can be more damaging than seeing parents naked. I've always been upfront with DD about body parts and the correct names for genitals, and we've never made a big deal out of nudity. Frankly, the big kids run around naked half the time. We've only just started making DD wear clothes around the house, and mostly because we live in an apartment and people walk by our windows on a regular basis!



 

post #113 of 1492

Okay, sorry I hijacked this sweet thread.  Argh!  Back to photos of babies :-)

post #114 of 1492
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ETA: maybe it's just me but I also don't want him to remember seeing me naked.  Who wants to remember their mom naked, you know?  



My kids still see me nurse all the time.  They are 6 and 8.

 

This morning my 8 year old was telling me his oldest memories.  He was around18 months.  My memory goes back to around then, too.  I'm not sure how common that is, tho.

 

 6 weeks

On my back. Looking around

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My kids still see me nurse all the time.  They are 6 and 8.

 

This morning my 8 year old was telling me his oldest memories.  He was around18 months.  My memory goes back to around then, too.  I'm not sure how common that is, tho.

 

 

I think nursing is different.  My DS is 8 and around 3 I quite being naked in front of him, and we quit showering together a little before this.  BUT, I still (and always have) nursed in front of him.  I want to normalize breastfeeding as best as I can- Im not exposing myself, Im feeding his sister, you know?

 

And now, here is Bettie, hanging out in her crib that she has never slept in lol.gif  She is very serious...

 

 

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post #116 of 1492

Ash, what cute sheets!!

post #117 of 1492
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

I think nursing is different.  My DS is 8 and around 3 I quite being naked in front of him, and we quit showering together a little before this.  BUT, I still (and always have) nursed in front of him.  I want to normalize breastfeeding as best as I can- Im not exposing myself, Im feeding his sister, you know?

 

And now, here is Bettie, hanging out in her crib that she has never slept in lol.gif  She is very serious...

I think bathing is bathing, not exposing myself.  But we are not especially modest.

 

Shay makes that serious face all the time, too.  So cute.

post #118 of 1492

Everyone has such beautiful babies!joy.gif

 

Storm with big sister Skye

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Storm 3 weeks old (taken last week)

post #119 of 1492

love these babies!!

 

Enoch at 2 weeks 2 days.

 

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post #120 of 1492

Here's a video of Rhyko!

Age 12 weeks - adjusted age 5.5 weeks.

 

http://vimeo.com/33745215

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