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I am sure I will miss someone/something but I am gonna give it a go!

 

Housekeeping: I am kind of a middle of the road. My house definately has cluttered areas (counters, etc.), it gets dirty on ocassion but it is somewhat manageable (except for the laundry). We have 7 people living in 1500 sq ft house with way to much stuff so I do what I can:).

 

Laundry:  Holy crap rosemary is that you that said 1 load a week? really? How on earth? What about sheets/towels, etc.

Around here the grown ups wear their pants multiple days (me no more than 2 cuz I usually get spit up on or peed on or something. Everyone wears pj's multiple nights (except the baby who spits up a lot, I don't change her every time just if it gets too soaked), I wash the towels about every week or 2 and the grown up sheets every 2 weeks (unless they get visibly dirty) and the kids sheets about once a month unless there is pee or sand or something. I wash diapers about every other to every third day. I think we are pretty good with not being wasteful with the dirty laundry that we create but I swear that laundry procreates way quicker than we do:). I wash about 4 loads every other day (in my front triple loader) Plus the sheets towels and diaper laundry. I would say about 15-20 loads a week!!!! I keep up with the washing, but not so good with the folding/putting away.

Last wk ds3 (5 yrs) couldn't find his shoes and I told him they were in the laundry room. He looked and still couldn't find them (we have a really small laundry room). I went and there they were right on the floor. I showed him and he said oh, I was looking in the other laundry room (that would be my living room where the clean clothes are piled on the couch) lol.

 

3 months- S is rolling every time I put her on her tummy. Freaks her out too, lol. She is cooing and finally making some eye contact.

I am also feeling like i might still actually have some abdominal muscles in there somewhere and my energy is returning!

 

Pajamas- I guess you guys are talking about hte footed sleepers. We have a bunch  of those and dd has only been in 1 pair 1 time (on x-mas and that was bcs her jammies matched her siblings:)). I find them difficult to use for diaper changes and toileting and would much rather haver he in pants and tops or a dress w/ leg warmers. At night and at home we use the nightgowns but don't use them out and about as they aren't practical w/ car seat straps and I think they look a bit silly but that is just me.

 

Photos- I did an album for the first year of life for ds1 and ds2 (they each actually have 2 3ring binders). Everyone else has plenty of photos but I haven't done anything with it.

 

Photos with 2 children- I would make sure each kid has their own baby book (that is my goal anyways) and as far as yearly albums (if I ever get around to it) they can do what they want with them but they stay at my house till I'm gone.

 

"She's gorgeous/perfect/beautiful" - I say I KNOW!!!! bcs obviously I know my own child is beautiful, works for me.

 

EC- I love EC! It works for us. I don't understand when people say they are too lazy for it bcs it doesn't take anymore energy than changing a diaper really. Dd wakes up dry I take off her diaper and hold her on the potty for about 1min (if that) then pull her diaper back up and that is it.

I am not counting misses/catches this time. when I think she needs to go I take her. If she is wet I take her and put on a dry diaper.

I am proud of my new invention. Some of you might remember when I was pg I bought a bumbo with the idea of turning it into a potty. Yesterday I finally got around to it and she loves sitting on it! She goes in it every time. I turned my Bumbo baby sitter into a Bumbo baby Shi**er. Tee hee hee. I can see how that might not be the best marketing slogan but hey it cracks me up.

 

Grabbing - She is clenching her fists and manages to latch onto my hair but isn't aiming for a toy or anything in particular.

 

Solids- I am not interested in starting solids at all. Really I think it is a real pain in the a**! I have to plan ahead, pack it with me etc. We have allergies so introduce things very carefully which takes time and takes the fun out of it BUT is really really beneficial as far as catching allergies.

I DO NOT give my kids rice cereal with iron. I did with the first 2 and it made them barf. I have their iron tested at 9 months and if it is fine there is no need for extra in my opinion.

The aap sais no solids until at least 6 months so your dr's should not be suggesting before that. There is a lot of reason to not introduce solids before 6 months but you can wait till after that. I find 7-9 to be the best a  I can skip the puree and just do small soft stuff. The Super baby food book is a really good guide and has a section for allergies.

 

Reading - I hated reading as a kid and as a young adult I got into the Harry potter books and took off. I love to read a bit at a time, especially at bedtime. dd needs it to be dark so I use a very small reading light and that works. I started the Eragon series when she was born (again:)) and am on the 3rd book. The 4th book just came out and I wanted to be fresh before i read it. It helps me to escape. Reading is great to do when the baby just wants to nurse.

 

baby toys- we have tons from the older kids but she is not at all interested in anything. She likes to just sit in the swing. She always has plenty of entertainment though as it is right in the middle of everything. Today she witnessed a play (performed just for her), yesterday ds 3 had all of the baby toys out and I was horrified when I looked at the swing and couldn't see her (we had to talk about that one, lol).

 

Leihs- pm your e-mail address and I will send a photo of our costumes (and anyone else that wants to see).

Glad dh finally got his job offer. Yeah on insurance Boo on the offer they gave.

 

Katico- your organizing strategies sound like they will be very helpful.

 

Steph- Definately take him potty when he gets up. you don't have to go all out EC just bcs you take him pee once a day. It will save you that huge diaper a little later on so actually will be easier.

I don't know if I said this yet: I am so glad your dad is doing better. Hooray!  and your MIL is a real piece of work.

 

Amy May- that sucks about your landlord. Hope the packing is going well. I say you have a BIG MESSY breakfast right before the house showing but i am a bit passive agressive too.

 

Pi- if your mom is going to be living there for a while the smelly perfume issue isn't going to be the only one that comes up. I would suggest having a family meeting initially and then following up about 1x a month. Sit down and discuss some concerns you have, your expectations, etc. Let her do the same and that way no one has any unrealistic expectations.

 

 

AFU- Saphira had her hearing screaning today. What a colossal waist of time!!! The nb screan is for babies under 4 months but hte test doesn't work unless the baby is asleep so if the baby is over 6 wks it gives false results, etc. she was quiet but since she was awake it kept picking up other stuff and restarting. They turned it off and rescheduled her in audiology which is where we wanted to go in the first place. Our appt. is on mon the 30th and of course I will update you all then.

Feels like I am finally in a groove, my body feels like a body again (i can sit up with out rolling over:)) and i have energy to not nap every day.

She smiles at me tons and I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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rolling & grabbing  not much here yet, though we're getting closer.  she seems to be more aware of her feet's ability to kick than her hand's ability to grab

 

laundry I've never counted how many loads per week, but I'd guess at least 2-4 of clothes/misc & then diapers every 1-3 days depending.  I feel like the diapers keep getting stinky. Need to figure out a better consistent wash routine -- or try different detergent.

 

solids I was just thinking about this, too.  I can't believe we're halfway there!  We did a mix of finger foods and purees with DD1. Will probably do the same with this babe.

 

hand-me-downs I got a bunch of stuff recently which is AWESOME, but they came from a smoker's home and they STUNK.  I washed a few times, used a vinegar rinse 1x and hung outside for a day.  They smelled great after coming off the line, but now I can sort of smell smoke in some of them again. UGH.  The whole smoking & SIDS thing makes me too paranoid to let her sleep in any of the clothes.  I think I'm going to try doing another wash with vinegar rinse on the ones that are still smelly.  Any other tips for getting the stink out?

 

sickness  baby has her first ear infection. This kid is so mellow I only noticed when copious amounts of gunk started coming out of her ear. Poor kid.  Her weight gain is still really slow.  I don't think she's eating enough.  The Dr thinks she could be limiting what she eats because of reflux, but she isn't screaming like most of the reflux babies I've heard of.  After seeing her with this ear infection that she's barely complained about, and since she's only gained like half of what she's supposed to by this point and has fallen off the weight-for-height curve, I decided to try her on zantac for a few weeks to see if it makes any difference.  I hate to medicate her for possibly no reason, but I don't know what else to do at this point.  It's frustrating.  Luckily she's keeping up with her height and head circumference curves. The Ped isn't freaking out or anything, but the fact that my kid isn't gaining makes me feel like a bad mama greensad.gif

post #83 of 237

bumbo baby shitter: biglaugh.gifbiglaugh.gifbiglaugh.gif

 

theboysmama, you're right, we should have a discussion. Ugh. This all came up so suddenly.

 

dollyanna, HUGS. You are a great mom. You can't exactly force feed her, you know? And it sounds like she is healthy, ear infection aside. I hope she recovers quickly.

 

solids: We did baby-led last time but DS1 ended up very anemic at a year. (I have chronically low iron.) This time we will be feeding cereal as extra insurance against anemia. The current official reccos here are 6 months, but there has been some science in recent years suggesting that 4-6 months may be a better recommendation, with an eye toward baby's readiness signs, of course. DS2 is already keenly watching us eat. We sat him in the bumbo at dinner last night and gave him a spoon and he was SO HAPPY.

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theboysmama - I totally laughed out loud at the laundry room/livingroom mix-up! Ds told me the other day that the dirty clothes go on the bathroom floor - the hamper is usually full so the overflow ends up there but it's not really supposed to be there. Bumbo seat - brilliant!

 

dollyanna - sorry you're so worried about dd's growth. I hope it picks up soon.

 

afm - having major mood swings here. I can't seem to keep an even keel the whole day through but drop suddenly into these awful dark moods. Very frustrating for me (& maybe more so for dh). I put dd into a 9 month sleeper this morning! Oy. I will be changing out the clothes in her drawers again in the next week or so 'cause most of the 6 month stuff is getting too small. It is all happening so fast!

 

 

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solids - for DS we did a combo of BLW and homemade purees (i was big on the prune or prune/apricot purees to keep constipation at bay) and plan on doing the same with DD.  DS was usually interested in tasting things, but it was months before he was actually geting much in the way of nutrition/sustenance from solids.

 

theboysmama - so annoying about them making you do an inappropriate hearing screening.

 

grabbing - DD is grabbing....my hair when she can get it, toys sometimes...and she does like kicking.  she loves having her diaper and pants off and just kicking those little juicy legs all over while i make lots of impressed and appreciative noises and comments.  makes me sad that it's not summer and we could do nakey time a lot more often.

 

smokey clothing - i have no idea what you should do.  did you try google-ing?  honestly, if it was me i would probably get rid of them...i hate the smell of smoke and can smell even very minute amounts of it.  definitely would not want that around/on my baby.

 

Amy May - ARGH about your landlord.  don't remember if you said...did you point out the whole lead abatement thing to her?

 

clothing sizes - a lot of DD's 0-3 pants are getting too short...at least, too short for winter...they'll probably be great as capris in 5 months.  and now that she's in fitted diapers during the day (and has grown a bit) some of the 0-3 onesies no longer fit.  we've been using a combo of 0-3 and 3-6 stuff for at least a month and a half...the larger things are kinda big, but workable, and make me feel like she has more variety in her wardrobe.

 

dark moods - if by dark moods you mean trying to stay mellow and calm with your older child and then flipping your lid after s/he's been screaming and crying at you going on 30 minutes, then yes, i do that, too.  honestly...i was trying to figure out how that "ignore the tantrum" thing works...i can ignore for a long time, but DS will just keep screaming and screaming "Mommy!  I need to tell you something!  Mommy!  Are you listening to me??!!  Mommy!" over and over and over...it does not end...not after 5 minutes, not after 15 minutes, not after 30 minutes....

 

afm - DH went into work a bit late today, so he got up early and got DS ready for school and walked him over...so i got to sleep in with DD and wake up to an empty (except for DD) house.  pretty awesome, i gotta say...

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rolling: none yet!
 

not_telling: so sad about your friend, I'm sorry hug2.gif

 

Laundry:  Rosemary, you are a laundry goddess.  ONE load of colours?!  Girl...

 

We rewear a lot, too - anything clean enough/spit up free.  DH's work clothes are the exception.Sometimes I hang his pants back up and he's none the wiser though... 2whistle.gif

 

I generally do: 1 load of kid/baby clothes (includes all burp cloths, swaddlers etc), 3 loads my/DH clothes 1 load towels, 1 load kitchen/household, another load sheets when needed....which doesn't sound like THAT much, when I write it out...maybe it's the diaper laundry that has me feeling like a laundry drudge.

 

Diaper laundry: I sh*t you not, I have to do diapers at LEAST every second day.  For one baby. and it's not for lack of stash.  Nono, right now she is using DD1's infant prefolds, her bigger prefolds, a SECOND set of big prefolds given to us, a handful of pocket dipes, AND every doubler/random hemp whatever I have.   She just pees constantly and screams her head off each time until you change her!  So, I'd say 3-4 loads diapers/wk.... 3 cycles each time...Yep, I think this is why laundry is exhausting me!

 

books:  I had a revelation last night.  The free kindle app for my iphone!  I actually found time to read a few chapters last night - one handed and easy!  Seriously, I think every mama should have an iphone.  Bus schedules, grocery lists, camera, video, youtube for unexpectedly long waits with little people, games/facebook at 3am when you're trying to stay awake long enough to feed the baby......it has made my life easier in a lot of ways.  I heartbeat.gif it

 

Toys: both girls have loved the lamaze toys from very young - especially Jacques the peacock.  DD1 had a little stuffed bunny and a wooden rattle she adored.  Claire is all over Sophie the giraffe.  

 

Solids  DD1 started at 5.5 months and her first foods were avocado slices, broccolli florets, chicken and noodles.  She loved to eat straight away and I loved to be able to feed her real food - made me feel better to give her real, nutritious things when we had to formula feed!  I gave her prune puree occasionally as well, just gave her a bit and a spoon and let her go to! She mastered her utensils and cups early too - which is another reason to love BLW.  Baby cereal recalls happening here in Canada, makes me extra glad we skipped most processed baby/toddler foods.  Scary when you have to use formula though.

 

theboysmama:  biglaugh.gifto the bumbo baby sh*tter and the 'laundry room.  made me lol!!!

 

Clothing: Claire is in 6-12 mo everything now and wore a 1yr shirt yesterday!!!!!  

 

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dark moods - if by dark moods you mean trying to stay mellow and calm with your older child and then flipping your lid after s/he's been screaming and crying at you going on 30 minutes, then yes, i do that, too.  honestly...i was trying to figure out how that "ignore the tantrum" thing works...i can ignore for a long time, but DS will just keep screaming and screaming "Mommy!  I need to tell you something!  Mommy!  Are you listening to me??!!  Mommy!" over and over and over...it does not end...not after 5 minutes, not after 15 minutes, not after 30 minutes....


yeahthat.gif Ha!!  DD1 has been crawling into bed with us at ridiculous hours, which she is welcome to do....BUT....she'll climb in and either a) carry 856,573,772 books and toys with her, b)FLIP OUT because she can't find her waterbottle/toy/blanket, even though it's right next to her, c)start reading a book out loud or d)all of the above. /Then the baby wakes up. eyesroll.gif  Then the next day she talks about it nonstop as she processes our response ("then Mama said "GO TO SLEEP!'  and Daddy said "be quiet!" Then I just cried") Oh my nerves. Makes us sound like horrible parents.  I'm a fan of unconditional nightime parenting, but there is a line, child!

 

P.S. 11 weeks ago, I birthed a 10lb4oz baby. Why, then, am I feeling all sooky about the menst, cramps I am currently having?


Edited by Katico - 1/19/12 at 1:54pm
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NAK, with left hand too.

 

I love the bumbo sitter idea!!!  I was so inspired by you, theboysmama, to try EC again this morning.  I stopped really trying with her because life feels so hectic, but it is definitely no more work than diapers! Thank you for that reminder!

 

I usually do 2-4 loads of adult laundry a week, and baby laundry (cloth dipes) every 3-4 days.  I'm impressed with all of you laundry-organized people... I can stay on top of washing the clothes, but not the folding and putting away!

 

Solids and BLW.  I definitely want to find out more about BLW.  I selfishly want to delay any solids for absolutely as long as possible because I love nursing her so much... I want to be the one to provide 100% of her nutrition and don't want to share that with solid foods!  I admit it is totally selfish!  I will look into BLW though!

 

Dollyanna- thinking of you and hope the weight gain improves for your LO.  

 

Lifeguard- hugs to you.

 

Right now, relator is here showing the house.  It is basically an open house.  Palesa has a bit of a cold, so is slightly more fussy than normal.  There appears to have been a miscommunication, but we told them that we're not going to be leaving the house during this time.  So, we're both downstairs working (MDC is work too, you know), and I totally just flashed the relators and 2 potential buyers my nipple.  She spit up right on my boob, so pulls her mouth away, and looks up at me with the sweetest grin.  Oh well.  Yes, our house is a complete disaster.  Instead of testing/removing the lead in the house, our landlord is selling the place- which is fine with us, since we're leaving anyway, but if we were staying, things would probably be much more ugly.

 

Tomorrow I am going into work (and bringing Palesa), and will do my exit interview and give back my ID/badge etc.  It is scary to think that as of Saturday we are both unemployed (with a baby and impending cross-country move), but very exciting because once we settle in Colorado I will be starting a new career working full-time as a doula, childbirth educator, and midwife (in-training). Well, actually, part time to start, but basically that will be my primary job.  Very exciting.  Okay, got to run.

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P.S. 11 weeks ago, I birthed a 10lb4oz baby. Why, then, am I feeling all sooky about the menst, cramps I am currently having?



Because birthing cramps get you a baby and menstraul cramps get you NOTHING!!!

 

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Yes, yes, yes!!

 

I tend to get a bit of anxiety about how fast it goes, how something could happen, how one day I would give anything for one of even the most difficult of days with my little people....I feel a lot of pressure to enjoy every moment.  When I read this last week it was like a lightbulb and rang so true, relieved some of that in my mind.

 

That said, I will say that during those terrible, hard, sleep deprived frustrating times, it is thoughts like   "it goes so fast" and "these are your most precious days", "some day I will wish for this"  that have gotten me through and renewed my patience
 

 

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I read that this morning on fb. Love it! I don't hav to love every bit of my life to still fulfilled and miss it when it i different.

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That was great, thank you for sharing! Someone gave me a line years ago with DS1: the days are long, but the years are short.

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Laundry:  Holy crap rosemary is that you that said 1 load a week? really? How on earth? What about sheets/towels, etc.

 

One load of whites (and "lights"), one load of diapers and lighter colored clothing that got pooped on, and one of colored. I don't separate out household linens from clothing, and wash the towels when I notice they need it. I dry them on drying bars completely open so that's not every week. I use these linen towels http://www.linenme.com/us/bathroom-linen/bathroom-linen-towels/taupe-linen-bath-towel-wafer and they are very absorbent but very thin. Sheets aren't every week these days, I have let that slide. I have a high capacity washer also so I can stuff it if I need to. Am I that weird?


Solids- I am not interested in starting solids at all. Really I think it is a real pain in the a**!

 

Me freaking too. I gave DS fer-in-sol iron drops (half dose daily) when his lead levels were slightly elevated.

 

Reading: I am a reading fiend. Always reading, mainly at night. I've read about 6 books since Iona has been born, not including the two humor books!

 

Rolling and grabbing: Iona sort of rolled from back to front over the weekend but I helped her a little. She did sit up like Palesa though. I call her Sporty Spice because she loves physical activity. I'm her personal trainer. She's been grabbing my hair since birth. She can hold a teething ring but doesn't seem to realize that she is doing it and drops it.
 

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laundry I've never counted how many loads per week, but I'd guess at least 2-4 of clothes/misc & then diapers every 1-3 days depending.  I feel like the diapers keep getting stinky. Need to figure out a better consistent wash routine -- or try different detergent.

 

Have you tried Charlie's Soap? I like it.

 

sickness  baby has her first ear infection. This kid is so mellow I only noticed when copious amounts of gunk started coming out of her ear. Poor kid.

 

I'm so sorry! DS had them a lot. If you want, you can make a strong garlic oil, warm it up and drop it in her ear. Or put cut garlic cloves between her toes. The stuff is miraculous.

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Diaper laundry: I sh*t you not, I have to do diapers at LEAST every second day.  For one baby. and it's not for lack of stash.  Nono, right now she is using DD1's infant prefolds, her bigger prefolds, a SECOND set of big prefolds given to us, a handful of pocket dipes, AND every doubler/random hemp whatever I have.   She just pees constantly and screams her head off each time until you change her!  So, I'd say 3-4 loads diapers/wk.... 3 cycles each time...Yep, I think this is why laundry is exhausting me!

 

whoa. why 3 cycles each time? diaper service? that's intense.

 

Toys: both girls have loved the lamaze toys from very young - especially Jacques the peacock.  DD1 had a little stuffed bunny and a wooden rattle she adored.  Claire is all over Sophie the giraffe.  

 

I want Iona to like Sophie, but she cares about nothing. DS had a little snail that a friend made and he'd suck on the tail because it was like a nipple. He liked anything that was nippley, like funnels and basters.

 

Clothing: Claire is in 6-12 mo everything now and wore a 1yr shirt yesterday!!!!!  

 

Go baby go!

 

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 I totally just flashed the relators and 2 potential buyers my nipple. 

 

spray them in the eye, I say! Oh, why do I dislike realtors so?

 

Tomorrow I am going into work (and bringing Palesa), and will do my exit interview and give back my ID/badge etc.  It is scary to think that as of Saturday we are both unemployed (with a baby and impending cross-country move), but very exciting because once we settle in Colorado I will be starting a new career working full-time as a doula, childbirth educator, and midwife (in-training). Well, actually, part time to start, but basically that will be my primary job.  Very exciting.  Okay, got to run.

 

That's awesome, Amy May!


Pi and Amy May, should we tell them?

 


Edited by RosemaryS-F - 1/19/12 at 8:10pm
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katico- why 3 cycles? We have front loader and I do a heavy duty wash w/ extra soak and extra rinse and that does the trick (takes 2hrs)

 

Rosemary- you aren't weird I thought you just did 1 load a week (that is weird) and couldn't figure that out. I also forget that 7 people in the house one of which is a cigar smoking sweating stinky man and 3 of which are rambunctious boys, 1 is a very spit uppy infant and a mesy eating 3 yr old and a mamma that gets spit up on by the infant plus sheets for 7 beds (although I don't do them that often) towels for 7 people, etc. It is just a lot and hard to imagine laundry for 4.

 

 

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Pi and Amy May, should we tell them?

Tell us what?

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Seriously, tell us what?!

 

My washing machine is seriously the nicest thing I have ever owned. Every time I do laundry I marvel at how lucky I am to have something so beautiful & I have spent many an hour blessing the souls of women who had to do laundry before this modern marvel. If I ever had to go to handwashing it would be life changing 'cause our machine gets sooooo much use. I think they should tell you when you have children it's not so much that you have a lot more laundry due to the their clothing ('cause let's face it you can put a LOT of baby clothes in one load) but rather 'cause they are constantly getting your clothes dirty - I can rarely wear something more than once now 'cause it either has spit up, breastmilk, snot or food on it (I swear ds canNOT keep his hands to himself when he is eating!).

 

Ok ladies, it has now been more than 4 weeks & my throat STILL hurts. It's not a terrible, overwhelming thing but it's constantly there & really starting to get rather old. What to do, what to do.

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First things first,

TELL US WHAT?!  lurk.gif

 

Diaper laundry:  I do a cold cycle with extra rinse, a hot wash with extra rinse and then a hot rinse.  You know what?  I don't KNOW why....That was my routine with DD1 near the end, because I was having some super stinks with toddler pee.  I could probably dial that back a bit for tiny baby pee!! Duh.

 

Linen towels: smart!!! remembering that!

 

 

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lifeguard- are you experiencing any extreme exhaustion? One of the things a sore throat that doesn't go away could be is mono. I had it in college and wasn't that tired but they tested me bcs my throat had been sore a month. At this point if you have insurance it is good to go in just to rule out any other issues (I think there are some bad things it can be). I really hope you feel better soon.

 

beth- do you have a front loader or top loader? Do you use vinegar? Maybe you could do your crazy 3 wash cycle every other week and that would keep any stink down and save you lots of time.

 

 

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beth- do you have a front loader or top loader? Do you use vinegar? Maybe you could do your crazy 3 wash cycle every other week and that would keep any stink down and save you lots of time.

 

Front loader, so I do need an extra rinse or two.  I use baking soda in the cold rinse.  And haven't any stinks with baby.  I definitely am going to cut down on the third cycle for sure and give them an extra good run everty couple of weeks like you suggest.  WHY did I not think about this??? Talk about unnecessary work for myself!

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Do I have extreme exhaustion? hahahahahaha!!! I'm not sure what the definition of that is but I can't remember not being tired... I should go get it checked though.

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Front loader, so I do need an extra rinse or two.  I use baking soda in the cold rinse.  And haven't any stinks with baby.  I definitely am going to cut down on the third cycle for sure and give them an extra good run everty couple of weeks like you suggest.  WHY did I not think about this??? Talk about unnecessary work for myself!


How come you need an extra rinse or two with a front loader? I have one and have not needed this...that I know of. Probably you're right, you won't get the stink with the tiny baby pee, plus it has absolutely NO time to oxidize and get extra stinky.

 

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