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post #61 of 82
Munchkin, wash them-rinse/wash/rinse- and then when still wet, lay them in the sun. That should take care of stains. My guess is your covers are cleaned, just stained.
post #62 of 82
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My covers just go in the wash with all my other dipes...?  I've never washed them separately.

I should clarify - we have a diaper service that was gifted to us. So we do not have any diapers or inserts yet - just covers. But the washer is not getting the stains out.

My fiance and I have different opinions on the finer details of soak, prewash, wash and rinse cycles orngbiggrin.gif. But we both start with a cold soak and end with a hot rinse. It's worked so far. I also carry a little to-go stain treater in the diaper bag. If there's a blowout that dirtys the cover I just rub a little in. We finished with our diaper service this week. So now the real laundry fun begins, lol. 

 

IronMam - thanks for the link on latching. I think Sierra gets overzealous sometimes and latches too quickly making it shallow. I've been trying to feed her before she lets me know she's hungry and that seems to help. 

post #63 of 82

Next question -

 

does anyone find that breastmilk projectile vomit stains? or do we jut have a lousy washer machine?

 

(can u tell LO is sleeping and i am trying to clean up?!)

post #64 of 82

Have you tried Bac-Out on the stains?  That stuff is a staple in our house.

 

I definitely get the breastmilk stains, sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to when and where they show up.  It almost seems to be a combo of breastmilk and saliva (but not just one or the other) on our clothes.  Just strange...

post #65 of 82
How long was your LO when they were too big for the cosleeper?
post #66 of 82

bacout is a god send ;)

 

We wash our diapers and covers together - one wash with no soap, one with soap. that's it. In the dryer on regular heat. Honestly, they're diapers. I don't give a crap if they get a little stained lol Most of the time the stains come out after a few washes on their own with no fuss or muss on our end. We have too many other things to worry about. If we get a poop or spit up stain on clothes, we use the bac out and that usually works.

 

I think the rule of thumb for bassenettes and cosleepers is when they're able to sit up and move around, they're too big. If you're side-caring a crib then that changes the "rules" though.

post #67 of 82
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I think the rule of thumb for bassenettes and cosleepers is when they're able to sit up and move around, they're too big. If you're side-caring a crib then that changes the "rules" though.

 

Good to know. LO is LONG - 23 inches at 9 weeks old - and DH and I are not tall people! LOL. I was wondering if she might outgrow the co-sleeper based on height before she might otherwise. Last night she had moved her body so that she was laying horizontally. Whenever she does grow out of it I expect she will sleep on a matress in our room as I cant imagine her moving to her own room and crib anytime soon. 

post #68 of 82
Atone else's baby drooling lately? At 10 weeks, Rheiner definitely has started drooling thus week, is it indicative of anything?
post #69 of 82
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Atone else's baby drooling lately? At 10 weeks, Rheiner definitely has started drooling thus week, is it indicative of anything?

 

I would imagine he is teething. Does he stick his tongue out at all? Or chew on his fists? Ginny is doing those things and has some drool but not a large amount. She is most definitely teething though.

 

 

As far as the cosleeper, our LO moves herself all around the thing but I'll keep her in there until she can pull/sit up. Then she'll probably come back in between DH and I until she's big enough to go sleep with her sister in their bedroom. Once she is big enough for that I'll put them both in the bottom (full) bed of their bunk bed. We have a crib in the garage that I had sidecarred when we were in the bigger bedroom but I just don't want to deal with that this time around. 

post #70 of 82
Tiff4- I thought that but I thought it would be too early! Can you see Ginny's teeth coming in yet?
post #71 of 82
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Tiff4- I thought that but I thought it would be too early! Can you see Ginny's teeth coming in yet?

 

No I don't see or feel anything. With DD1 she started teething at 9 weeks and didn't get teeth until around 4-5 months. I fully expect it to be the same with Ginny. 

post #72 of 82
Wow, didn't realize it could take so long from start to finish. How did you realize it was teething?
post #73 of 82
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Wow, didn't realize it could take so long from start to finish. How did you realize it was teething?


I think of it as similar to the development of the digestive system. It's a process that can take a long time. I mean, the teeth that haven't poked through are moving up just like their bones are growing all the time. That's how I think of it, anyway. Zack's drooling and putting his fists in his mouth, but he's not bothered by it yet. It's not painful, but something is happening.

post #74 of 82
*sigh*  I just got a coverline.  9 weeks postpartum and yep, it appears I've ovulated.  I had several days of consistent spotting starting 14 days ago (also my 28th birthday...boo) and was thinking it was that weird but seemingly common spotting so many women get around 6-7 weeks PP, and so I started temping.  3 days ago I got a temp dip, and then it's risen ever since (and my cervix is now very obviously closed).  DUMB.  We naturally follow almost every single "ecological breastfeeding" rule (the only one we don't is we wil give paci's in th car and stuff), and I've never made it past 10 months PP to get my period (10.5 months with #1, 7 months with #2 while tandem nursing, 3!! months with #3 while TRIandem nursing!  WHO DOES THAT HAPPEN TO!??!) but I never start ovulating until about 10.5 months PP.  So this one is a shocker to even me.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised since I have a baby who sleeps a CRAZY amount this time, but it totally bums me out, I want so badly to be one of those ladies who doesn't have to deal with her period for at least a year (I have always hated my periods, and they've been pretty vicious most of my life).  Plus, starting to cycle always makes me feel like the new baby stage is gone and overwith. :(
 
What's weird is that almost *most* days since I got what I assumed to be my "period", I've had some barely visible spotting when I wipe at times throughout the day...the kind that makes you think, "uh-oh, I'm going to start bleeding", but I don't.  Must just be hormones.
post #75 of 82
Do any of you know a good place to order pro midwife and pro breastfeeding bumper stickers?
post #76 of 82

Silas had his 2 mth check up yesterday. He grew 1.5 inches but only gained 12 oz. So he is now 10 lbs 12 oz and 23 inches long. Doctor says he is not gaining enough weight and I need to add feedings. But he tends to graze more than full meals so not sure how I'm going to do that. I figured the 1.5 inches he grew made up for the low weight gain. I mean maybe he's gonna be a skinny long kid? Who knows. 

post #77 of 82
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Silas had his 2 mth check up yesterday. He grew 1.5 inches but only gained 12 oz. So he is now 10 lbs 12 oz and 23 inches long. Doctor says he is not gaining enough weight and I need to add feedings. But he tends to graze more than full meals so not sure how I'm going to do that. I figured the 1.5 inches he grew made up for the low weight gain. I mean maybe he's gonna be a skinny long kid? Who knows. 

 

It seems to me (from my own kids and my friends) that right around 2 months is a really common time for them to pause with weight gain and grown in length instead.  My 3 other children did it...I looked it up because a friend of mine and I were just talking about how our two LO's got longer but not much heavier from about 6-8 weeks. (I weight/measure weekly this early on out of interest)

post #78 of 82
Thread Starter 

It's the last day of JUNE!! Can you believe it? dizzy.gif

post #79 of 82

I guess it hasn't sunk in for me! I mean, we've made Canada Day plans for tomorrow, but I hadn't really stopped to think...OK, it's July.

post #80 of 82
I got the mirena put in on Friday night. I've had a lower back ache since and extremely tired greensad.gif hopefully that passes. I didn't want hormones but wasn't allowed paraguard due to anemia, barrier methods I'm just not comfy with, I wanted to still BF and long term options work best for us. *sigh* I really hope the things I went through with Implanon don't happen this go around.
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