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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,661
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By jillmamma
 I have one spectrum and one SPD child, and they...

 I have one spectrum and one SPD child, and they take gymnastics at our local gym that is a special needs class.  There are just my two and one other child, and they take their class in the back gym...
Forum: Family Safety   10-24-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By jillmamma
I have 3 across in the back, and I have DS...

I have 3 across in the back, and I have DS (8y10m) in his booster behind me, DD (21m) in the middle RF in a Radian XTSL, and older DD (6y2m) in her Britax Decathlon FF on the passenger side.  In our...
Forum: Family Safety   10-24-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By jillmamma
I turned my oldest at 12 months, 21 lb because I...

I turned my oldest at 12 months, 21 lb because I did not know better.  My second (DD) stayed RF till she was past 4 (about 4y3m).  She still could technically ride RF now in her Britax Decathlon and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By jillmamma
Hi!  I am in Texas too, and totally know what...

Hi!  I am in Texas too, and totally know what you mean about it getting WAY too hot to go out much in the summer!  My oldest is autism spectrum, and my middle has SPD, so I can relate there too.  Do...
Forum: Family Safety   05-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By jillmamma
Not sure of seat height, but DH has adjusted...

Not sure of seat height, but DH has adjusted ours so that our 5 year old can use it, and she is like 33 lb and maybe 42-43" tall.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,933
Posted By jillmamma
My oldest (now 8) was turned at 12 months, but I...

My oldest (now 8) was turned at 12 months, but I have since learned about ERF, so my girls have gone/will go longer.  My 5 year old DD sat RF till 4y3m (right before little sister was born) and...
Forum: Family Safety   01-25-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By jillmamma
Another vote for the Turbobooster.  My 8 year...

Another vote for the Turbobooster.  My 8 year old still has the back on his, and I am guessing he is about 50" (it is on the highest setting though).  But even with the back off, I think it will fit...
Forum: Family Safety   01-25-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By jillmamma
I know a lot of people like having the...

I know a lot of people like having the convenience of keeping baby warm in bucket seats in colder climates, but for me in TX, I always ended up leaving it in the car and wearing the baby (or using...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-04-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,478
Posted By jillmamma
Just wanted to add my experience FWIW.  I nursed...

Just wanted to add my experience FWIW.  I nursed my oldest all throughout my pregnancy with my second (he just turned 2 when I became pg again), and while he did not lose weight, it definitely was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By jillmamma
An idea I just had would be is there something...

An idea I just had would be is there something small of yours that you could give her for "safekeeping" while you are apart for things like preschool, MIL's house, etc.?  Maybe having something...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By jillmamma
We do gymnastics for both of my older two...DS...

We do gymnastics for both of my older two...DS is 8 and on the spectrum, and DD is 5 and has a lot of sensory issues.  Our gym is awesome...they even created a special class for my kids with 2...
Forum: Family Safety   11-15-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,737
Posted By jillmamma
Maybe you could bring an extra blanket or scarf...

Maybe you could bring an extra blanket or scarf to put around him if he gets too cold? 
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-11-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By jillmamma
My DH used to be kind of like that too.  Our...

My DH used to be kind of like that too.  Our first was an awful sleeper who woke up several times a night to nurse till he was almost 2.  My DH too was all let's try CIO, and thought BF beyond 1.5 -...
Forum: Family Safety   11-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By jillmamma
Here is the AAP's statement on car seats and...

Here is the AAP's statement on car seats and safety.
http://aappolicy.aappublications.org...rics;109/3/550 (http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;109/3/550)
Quote:
If a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By jillmamma
I used to do in home daycare, and had up to 3...

I used to do in home daycare, and had up to 3 toddlers at a time. One thing that really helped me was to make sure they got outside time every day if possible...just having more space to run around...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By jillmamma
2 of my neighbors have DDs that barelly missed...

2 of my neighbors have DDs that barelly missed the 9/1 cutoff here (b-days of 9/2 and 9/4). Both girls were clearly ready for K at turning 5. What they did was enroll the child in private school for...
Forum: Family Safety   10-27-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,982
Posted By jillmamma
I have owned to Britax seats (Marathon and...

I have owned to Britax seats (Marathon and Decathlon) and a Radian seat (XTSL). The Britax seats worked very well while using them (still using Decathlon FF for my 5 year old), but I can definitely...
Forum: Family Safety   10-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By jillmamma
I have 3 across my backseat as well, and my...

I have 3 across my backseat as well, and my oldest uses a high back Graco Turbobooster, and has since just before he turned 6 (he is now almost 8), and it has fit him well since he started using it,...
Forum: Mental Health   10-22-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,685
Posted By jillmamma
I tried Zoloft in the past, and it did not work...

I tried Zoloft in the past, and it did not work for me; Prozac is what I am on now and it is working better.
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Forum: Parenting   10-22-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By jillmamma
I noticed she has a May birthday from your...

I noticed she has a May birthday from your siggie, is the 25th her birthday? Maybe she wanted it to be then for it to be a special day?
Forum: Family Safety   10-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By jillmamma
Have you shown her any of the covers on the...

Have you shown her any of the covers on the Radians (I am assuming you would get an R80 or XTSL as those RF to 45 lb)? Would she be more likely to go for it for a cool "girly" cover? How long to you...
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jillmamma
You could always try offering to bf your older...

You could always try offering to bf your older child or pumping milk for him after the baby is born if you are up for it. But if not, think of it this way...you did/are doing the best you can with...
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