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Forum: Babywearing   05-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
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We use an umbrella for shade, dress super...

We use an umbrella for shade, dress super lightly and I use a thin cotton woven wrap that is relatively breathable. I find back carries cooler too


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Forum: Games   03-07-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 6,462
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False, I had an oooold Camry before getting...

False, I had an oooold Camry before getting married http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have never owned a pricey, impractical purse.
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,323
Posted By skycheattraffic
I took the survey and loved what I saw...

I took the survey and loved what I saw http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
I actually just bought a sewing machine and plan to make a bunch of bright, cheerful, comfy stuff for my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 9,389
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Finally got started: Given to a pregnant...

Finally got started:
Given to a pregnant friend and out of my house today:
1 crib
1 crib mattress
1 mattress protector
7 crib sheets
1 change pad
1 change pad cover
1 blanket
1 playpen
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 9,389
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Joining! A new baby in July means an extra...

Joining! A new baby in July means an extra person to declutter after. I'm not going to list details this time because as much as I enjoyed it last year, it did slow me down. I'm collecting a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-31-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By skycheattraffic
Momofgb, I got my period back at 4 months and at...

Momofgb, I got my period back at 4 months and at 19 months were actually hoping to wait a little longer. I was convinced it was a safe time but baby had other ideas...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-27-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By skycheattraffic
I'd just add an extra sheet for any kiddo still...

I'd just add an extra sheet for any kiddo still working on staying dry overnight http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-26-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,373
Posted By skycheattraffic
Big congratulations to you Lilac! What adorable...

Big congratulations to you Lilac! What adorable boys you have!!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-23-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By skycheattraffic
Wow I can't believe it's possible to substitute...

Wow I can't believe it's possible to substitute with simply a police check! I have my teaching degree and I'd spend months on a waiting list to get to the supply list where I could be called...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 9,198
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Well said, Mrs Koehn! I keep telling myself I'll...

Well said, Mrs Koehn! I keep telling myself I'll miss stepping on tiny, painful toys one day lol
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By skycheattraffic
Do you have a well established bedtime routine?...

Do you have a well established bedtime routine? I basically start that around 6:30 and then even if sleep doesn't happen, we're in DD's room reading, snuggling, with low lights and quiet activities....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-19-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,373
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Come on babies! Best wishes for a smooth...

Come on babies! Best wishes for a smooth delivery and strong, healthy babes, Lilac http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Babywearing   12-17-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By skycheattraffic
If he likes the sling then I'd definitely try a...

If he likes the sling then I'd definitely try a wrap. It feels very much like a ring sling to kiddo and different from a structured carrier like ergo, etc. I don't think he's too old at all. My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By skycheattraffic
We have an old house with old, sticky doors and...

We have an old house with old, sticky doors and old, hit or miss doorknobs. In fact about a year ago, the doorknob broke off in my hand in DD1's room. There's a stub I can turn but 32 month old dd...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-14-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 9,573
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First, Loveourbabies, you're amazing! Excellent...

First, Loveourbabies, you're amazing! Excellent work, high five and all of that! Woot!

Second, ten days till Christmas: OMG you're totally right! So glad I'm all done with gifts.

Third, I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-12-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,373
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Wow lilacvioletiris, those will be strong babes,...

Wow lilacvioletiris, those will be strong babes, ready to take on the world :-)
Forum: Babywearing   12-11-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By skycheattraffic
I agree with Serafina. Woven wraps support my...

I agree with Serafina. Woven wraps support my 33lb 32 month old beautifully but stretchy wraps like the moby were sagging by 12-15 lb.
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,263
Posted By skycheattraffic
My girls are 32 months and 4 months so I'm not...

My girls are 32 months and 4 months so I'm not super experienced with Santa stuff yet. We don't plan on making a big deal about it. A gift from mom and dad and a gift from Santa for each kiddo. I'm...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,213
Posted By skycheattraffic
I'm anti circ and anti piercing. Basically I...

I'm anti circ and anti piercing. Basically I think they both carry risks and are irreversible and done to a nonconsenting human being.

My opinion is mine and others make the choices that work for...
Forum: Babywearing   12-09-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By skycheattraffic
Another really good option is a mei tai. It's...

Another really good option is a mei tai. It's like an ergo with long straps instead of buckles. You can roll the waist to make the body shorter when baby is tiny. It's great for front and back...
Forum: Babywearing   12-09-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By skycheattraffic
A local mama in my babywearing group dyed her...

A local mama in my babywearing group dyed her very basic MT with Dylon. I think only the body panel went pink because the straps were black but it looked great. I also see lots of funky coloured...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By skycheattraffic
My DD1 was just under 2.5 when DD2 was born. I...

My DD1 was just under 2.5 when DD2 was born. I got a britax b ready, a single stroller with an optional second seat you can attach/detach as needed. I don't use it as much as I'd like but that's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,373
Posted By skycheattraffic
Lilac, that's amazing! Those will be some...

Lilac, that's amazing! Those will be some strong, healthy babes!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,373
Posted By skycheattraffic
Just checking in from the other side, ladies....

Just checking in from the other side, ladies. Welcome to the newly expecting mamas and I hope everyone has a happy and healthy pregnancy. I'm sorry to read that some of you face challenges around...
Forum: Babywearing   12-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By skycheattraffic
I'm no expert but it looks like the back of the...

I'm no expert but it looks like the back of the carrier comes up nice and high. I'd get him checked out if you are worried. There are many babies who prefer a side or something and a bit of physical...
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