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post #1301 of 1466
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Originally Posted by angelamariebee View Post
I wish I could whistle like that!!
I wish I could whistle, period. I think I'm genetically unable to do so. I can't snap my fingers, either. lol. But I don't yell, either, b/c DD is used to me speaking to her in a normal voice, and she hears that even if there's a ton of other background noise around.
post #1302 of 1466
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Originally Posted by Lynn08 View Post
Ugh, and don't get me started on the relatives who cannot fathom raising a vegan child. I don't comment on the over-processed, chemical & preservative laden, hfcs sweetened, hydrogenated oiled, artificially flavored & colored, nutritionally void CRAP they "feed" their children; why do they feel the need to comment on the organic, plant-based, whole foods mostly from scratch that I prepare for my family? :
OMG, I know! People are always checking up on me, making sure she's getting enough protein. Grrr!
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Not that uncommon but really really hacks me off.

"Is she sleeping through the night?"

"No"

"Does she sleep in her crib?"

"Its 50/50"

"Ya know she should be sleeping in her own bed and be sleeping through the night"

"Do you sleep through the night?"

"No, but I am _________"

"Well there ya go you don't sleep through the night and you sleep with________"

"Its not the same."

"Oh okay"

I HATE when people insist she should sleep through the night. Older DD still wakes and joins me 3 nights of the week.
post #1304 of 1466
Choosewisdom wrote:
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There was some incredulous post about a someone telling the mom to not feed the baby in Wal-Mart and I was shocked. He said, "Why would she?"
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Him, "Well, I have heard all the time how there are couches in women's restrooms."
I never go to Wal-Mart; do they have couches in the restrooms? In my vast experience of women's restrooms, there are couches in maybe 2% of them, and none of those are in discount stores.
post #1305 of 1466
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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca View Post
Choosewisdom wrote: I never go to Wal-Mart; do they have couches in the restrooms? In my vast experience of women's restrooms, there are couches in maybe 2% of them, and none of those are in discount stores.
Haha! Nope! No couches in the Wal-Mart restroom, unless you count that huge pile of toilet paper shoved against the wall in the corner.

The only two times in my entire life that I have ever seen couches in a women's restroom were once at a wedding and once in a Macy's.
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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca View Post
Choosewisdom wrote: I never go to Wal-Mart; do they have couches in the restrooms? In my vast experience of women's restrooms, there are couches in maybe 2% of them, and none of those are in discount stores.
Yeah, the only time I've seen anywhere to sit in a restroom that wasn't a toilet or smelly wooden bench covered in chewing gum next to a trash can is in nice hotels, and the WIC office at Schofield Barracks. They actually have a nice lounge area with a big cushy couch, I wouldn't mind nursing there at all! I've never seen any seating but toilets in a Wal Mart bathroom. Filthy toilets at that! No way I'd nurse a baby in there.
post #1308 of 1466
So my uncle came to visit with me today - for about 20 minutes to see Lincoln.

Background: When I was a kid he and his wife wanted to babysit us for a weekend so my parents could get away, but they refused to use the carseats in their cars.

TODAY: I meet him at a busy spot, so he just jumps in the car. He turns around and says, "I can't even see your baby b/c he's rear facing! I never rear faced my kids unless I was sitting in the back with them b/c I felt bad and I worried about them, when are you going to turn him around?"

Ummm...he's 4 MONTHS OLD - He's not getting turned around for a LONG LONG TIME!!!!

I said, "oh, thats why we have the mirror on the headrest back there - so we can check on him."
post #1309 of 1466
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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca View Post
Choosewisdom wrote: I never go to Wal-Mart; do they have couches in the restrooms? In my vast experience of women's restrooms, there are couches in maybe 2% of them, and none of those are in discount stores.
OK, this is slightly OT, but we actually have breast feeding lounges here - like a cosy, separate room with sofas, bean bag chairs.... in the larger malls. If someone asked anyone to bf their child on the toilet, everyone would think the jerk that asked was crazy. Life is not entirely perfect though. I have been harassed once, by a teenage employee in H&M, while I was bf my DD - in the changing room literally between the maternity and baby clothes sections. I was so shocked I emailed the store, and they apologized profusely.

Back on topic. The worst comment I have ever gotten was when I told my dad my 2nd child would be born at home. His nice reply? "That is the most selfish thing I have ever heard in my life! I just buried my son, and now you are going to die or your baby will die, and then I'll have to bury you too." I've never gotten over the shock really, hence my tagline.
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Originally Posted by AllisonR View Post
OK, this is slightly OT, but we actually have breast feeding lounges here - like a cosy, separate room with sofas, bean bag chairs.... in the larger malls. If someone asked anyone to bf their child on the toilet, everyone would think the jerk that asked was crazy. Life is not entirely perfect though. I have been harassed once, by a teenage employee in H&M, while I was bf my DD - in the changing room literally between the maternity and baby clothes sections. I was so shocked I emailed the store, and they apologized profusely.
Same here in New Zealand. And some even have a playground in the lounge to entertain the older kids while you tend to your baby.

I went out shopping with my mum. She told me I should front face the car seat so she can see where we're going and then she wont be unhappy in the car. And if she does get unhappy on the way home and start crying, we'll just turn the radio up so we cant hear her. And I cant carry her forever so she'll buy me a stroller at the mall. Sheesh. It was a loooooooooooong day!
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Originally Posted by Melly24 View Post
And I cant carry her forever so she'll buy me a stroller at the mall.
You know, your mom's right: you can't carry her forever, but that's why by the time she's all grown up and goes to college, she'll be able to walk on her own.
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Originally Posted by TopHat View Post
You know, your mom's right: you can't carry her forever, but that's why by the time she's all grown up and goes to college, she'll be able to walk on her own.
Maybe she wont be walking on her own even by then because I carry her all the time! Said by mum "Maybe thats why shes not walking yet..because she gets carried so often." She was 13 months old at the time.

She also asked about what happens when we have another baby? I told her I'd have one on the front and one on the back. Just to see the look on her face! I'll probably use a stroller by then, but TBH I'm not against wearing two at a time. Will make sure to send Mumsy a photo of that!
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My aunt told me the other night that stuff like Hi-C and Capri Sun are actually BETTER for kids than real fruit juice because they are vitamin fortified.

Corn syrup and water with artificial colors and flavors is BETTER than real fruit juice!?!?!
I took this from the original thread, I'm reading it for the first time. It reminded me of my cousin, who's DS ONLY drank chocolate milk EVER, that because she used Nesquik it was "just like putting vitamins in his milk". DD was only a few months old at the time but I was like, Whaa??
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my dad whistled for us too.... we could hear it blocks away.... didnt mind it as a kid, but i HATED it as a teenager :
post #1315 of 1466
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Originally Posted by minkajane View Post
SIL refuses to BF her 3-wk-old around anybody but her husband, even with a blanket, so she's getting 3-4 bottles of formula every day (don't know why a SAHM is doing that much running around 3 weeks after a C-section anyway). SIL says she wants to get the baby off the formula, but she doesn't believe in nipple confusion, refuses to BF even around family, won't do breast compression to keep the baby nursing after she falls asleep, and is about to go on the pill. She's a nurse, you'd think she'd know better. :
My DD had to be in the hospital 1 week after she was born because she was early and lost too much weight. The worst part about it - the nurses REFUSED to get me a breast pump and then when I explained that I wanted to EBF and didn't want anything to interfere with our chances - she said "There is no such thing as nipple confusion." And proceede to shove a bottle of formula in my baby's mouth - without asking.

Grrr....
post #1316 of 1466
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post
my dad whistled for us too.... we could hear it blocks away.... didnt mind it as a kid, but i HATED it as a teenager :
you, too? LoL.
Dad pretty much stopped it when my little sis was around 10. We both had watches by that point. He still uses the whistle, sometimes, when he needs our attention.
LoL, stupid ingrained reaction!
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Originally Posted by Harmony96 View Post
I've got one. If you had a choice between your child's safety and your own comfort, what would you choose?

The AAP recently modified its carseat recommendation and now recommends keeping children rear-facing up to at least age 2 (before, it just said the maximum of the seat and didn't specify an age). So I posted that to my Facebook, and the very first comment was something like "Safety isn't everything... my second child was less than a year when they started fussing and wanting to be turned around... I couldn't wait until I could do that and finally have some peace while driving."


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post #1318 of 1466
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Originally Posted by angelamariebee View Post
choosewisdom, I'm sure he'll come around. I think NIP is one of those things some people have to see and experience to know why it's "okay", kwim? DH was like that on a LOT of things like breastfeeding (he was convinced that we would NEED to give bottles at some point-- never happened), was totally anti-cosleeping (I moved DD into her own bed recently and he misses her), etc etc. I could probably list a ton if I sat here and thought about it. But in the end he realizes it's for the best, once it's actually been put into effect.
He will come around. I am Muslim, and I cover my hair, so I really can't be exposing myself in public. Well, I have learned how to dress so that nothing is showing, and DH has rearranged plenty a furniture for me to sit somewhere out of everyones view, but not isolated, or in the restroom. He has also sat next to me, or in front of me, just in case something was showing. He wants his boy to be fed when he's hungry!
post #1319 of 1466
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Originally Posted by yasinsmama View Post
He will come around. I am Muslim, and I cover my hair, so I really can't be exposing myself in public. Well, I have learned how to dress so that nothing is showing, and DH has rearranged plenty a furniture for me to sit somewhere out of everyones view, but not isolated, or in the restroom. He has also sat next to me, or in front of me, just in case something was showing. He wants his boy to be fed when he's hungry!
Now that is truely awesome!!
post #1320 of 1466
My MIL, bless her heart, is rather old fashioned in quite a few ways.

Some gems:

(talking about my newborn baby) "Let her cry. It's good for her lungs."

(said recently, my kids are 3 and 4.5) "Seeing you give birth will scar your children."

(talking about my totally healthy, exclusively breastfed 6 month old) "You need to give her iron supplements. She looks pale and might be anemic. There isn't enough iron in breastmilk."

and one from my father:

"the problem with most kids today is that their parents won't give them a swat on the butt."
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