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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By buko
I should say that it's *generally* so passive.

I should say that it's *generally* so passive.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By buko
Yeah, I'm surprised at how strongly I feel about...

Yeah, I'm surprised at how strongly I feel about this.  I just moved into an apartment building from a house and the "community room" (where we get our free coffee to compensate for the astronomical...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By buko
I have searched the archives and mostly found...

I have searched the archives and mostly found laundry lists of WHAT folks' young toddlers eat (apples, sausage, bread, quinoa, blah blah), but I'm wondering more about quantity.
 
Mine has always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By buko
Oh, I'm genuinely not worried! Just curious if...

Oh, I'm genuinely not worried! Just curious if no is more typical and why...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By buko
It's true that we rarely say "no"-- my...

It's true that we rarely say "no"-- my grandmother jokes that the baby has never heard the word.  But I'm sure we unconsciously shake our heads just as we nod them.  Still curious and bumping for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By buko
My babe seems to be fairly consistently nodding...

My babe seems to be fairly consistently nodding for "yes" now (also sometimes saying "yeah," while nodding).  Not sure I'm ready to call it (it's only been a few days), but so far it only...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-13-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 90,806
Posted By buko
Same here, LOL!   Did you see this?   ...

Same here, LOL!
 
Did you see this?
 
http://theuglyvolvo.com/2013/12/10/a-ten-month-olds-letter-to-santa/
 
NUMBER 8 ALL DAY
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-12-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By buko
Wow, that's way expensive!  I guess I'm used to...

Wow, that's way expensive!  I guess I'm used to used prices.
 
I highly recommend getting a BBLP on Craigslist, at a big consignment sale or on eBay if you have to (it's discontinued).  Also...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By buko
So, it wasn't problematic to you that they...

So, it wasn't problematic to you that they didn't keep the water out? How much moisture do they keep out? Any? Just trying to figure out what the point is to shoes if they are practically socks...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By buko
I guess I was thinking if we went inside a store...

I guess I was thinking if we went inside a store or whatever-- not that I wouldn't wear her FTMP, but I am not totally averse to putting her down now, either... Maybe I should be?
 
I see some SKR...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By buko
I mean, not REALLY early, like not Guinness Book...

I mean, not REALLY early, like not Guinness Book early.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif
 
But early enough that I wanted to ask here instead of in Life with a Toddler.
 
Babe...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 90,806
Posted By buko
I had bumped this up to mention my cousin, but...

I had bumped this up to mention my cousin, but also because I thought my baby was going to walk a bit on the "early" side.  Well, she did take her first steps at 8.5 months and is now walking (not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By buko
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391938/fighting-sexism-with-toddlers#post_17497339) I don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By buko
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skycheattraffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391938/fighting-sexism-with-toddlers#post_17497284)
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By buko
One thing that I became acutely aware of only...

One thing that I became acutely aware of only after having a baby (she's only 8 months, FWIW) is how we will verbally "gender" people and things and animals and characters in books, etc., even when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-21-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By buko
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by faithrainbow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1385186/dumb-question-about-sitting-up#post_17465976)

I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 90,806
Posted By buko
Ha, sgsnyder!    My cousin (earliest I know...

Ha, sgsnyder! 
 
My cousin (earliest I know of) was another one of these 7-month walkers.  He didn't even roll over until almost 6 months.  FWIW, he is highly intelligent and verbally-gifted, but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,194
Posted By buko
FWIW, it's true that shirts can ride up, but my...

FWIW, it's true that shirts can ride up, but my 6-month-old baby has worn onesies maybe... 3 times in her entire life.  We do EC.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By buko
Don't take advice from me!  I have a...

Don't take advice from me!  I have a six-month-old who literally just started solids a couple of days ago.
 
That said, I was also thinking, "Have you tried letting him sit on your lap and eat off...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-10-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By buko
I'm talking about an infant <6 months,...

I'm talking about an infant <6 months, presumably one who does not STTN. We cosleep/bed share and I can't seem to explain this to people who don't sleep in the same bed with their babies or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By buko
Sounds pretty normal, or within the range of...

Sounds pretty normal, or within the range of normal.  She'll likely start calming down somewhat now and eventually be "happier" by 12 weeks.  That was about the time I could put my baby on a play...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,825
Posted By buko
I want to disclaim that I do think there are...

I want to disclaim that I do think there are benefits to FF even in "uncomplicated" cases, especially if you WOH full-time, but in general I think uncomplicated BF seems like it's much easier than...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By buko
Quote:Kids will have tantrums over anything and...

Quote:Kids will have tantrums over anything and everything.


See, this is my inclination, BUT...  I feel like I have seen a lot of threads that feature kids begging ALL DAY for TV (even if they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By buko
My babe is 4 months, but I'm thinking ahead....

My babe is 4 months, but I'm thinking ahead. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have noticed a lot of threads in Toddlers about 2-3 year-olds and phases involving constant...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-09-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By buko
We are of the Alfie Kohn Unconditional Parenting...

We are of the Alfie Kohn Unconditional Parenting philosophy anyway, so we don't really praise much of anything at this point. I believe even "process praise" can be problematic. We say "baby (or...
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