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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-22-2008, 01:54 PM
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Posted By dolfinluvr
bumping...could really use some advise. ...

bumping...could really use some advise.

Oldest DD just woke up one day and said "I'm going potty in toilet now". Not so easy with #2 for some reason....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-22-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By dolfinluvr
My 3yr. old REFUSES to try to even sit on the...

My 3yr. old REFUSES to try to even sit on the toilet to try to go potty or poop. She is starting to pull away from her diaper when it is dirty and cries that it hurts her butt but when we explain...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By dolfinluvr
We are slowly starting to phase in the potty...

We are slowly starting to phase in the potty learning experience with our 2yo2mo daughter. I let her watch me when I go explaining what I am doing every step of the way and we tell her every time we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-29-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By dolfinluvr
So how do you do this? I can honestly say that...

So how do you do this? I can honestly say that our DD "works" us over at night. She will wake up and cry. No restlessness or squirming first - just BLAMO I'm awake where is everybody?! and why...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-29-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By dolfinluvr
My DD bottlefed from 6wks. on. She woke at least...

My DD bottlefed from 6wks. on. She woke at least 2x a night to eat for a long time and for sometime after that even once a night til she was about 1yr. old. Then we slowly transitioned her off the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
I did not look at the Kelly link but I will!...

I did not look at the Kelly link but I will! Yeah, it seemed weird to me that that was the only way I'd know if she had a dairy allergy...but whatever.

Ashlyn has seen a chiro at 4mo. old for a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
Well, the elimination thing might work. Except...

Well, the elimination thing might work. Except we do not Breastfeed. I think ppl are missing the "we don't breastfeed" part of my original post....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-27-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
Ashlyn saw a Pediatrician today. SO not...

Ashlyn saw a Pediatrician today. SO not impressed. But I had to rule out medical/physical reasons. Nothing wrong with her like an ear infection, diary allergy, etc. But of course he too told me that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-26-2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
She is on regular Enfamil w/ Iron. So, yeah, it...

She is on regular Enfamil w/ Iron. So, yeah, it is dairy based. I had thought about trying soy formula as a few ppl I know switched to that early on as newborns and made a world of difference.
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-26-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
DaryLL: what I mean by "used to bf" is that we...

DaryLL: what I mean by "used to bf" is that we nursed, very toughly (is that a word) for about 5.5mo. when we both just kinda gave up. It's a very sad thing for me but the right move for all of us...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-26-2005, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
No we do not bf anymore. She was very difficult...

No we do not bf anymore. She was very difficult to nurse but I toughed it out til she was 5.5mo. old.

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That being said, I think this is an unusual occurance, and the nightwaking that you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-26-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By dolfinluvr
I am haivng troubles with my 8mo. old DD not...

I am haivng troubles with my 8mo. old DD not sleeping. Waking every 2hrs. if not less EVERY night since I can remember. (see previous post)

Anywho...I've been advised by several veteran Mama's to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-21-2005, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By dolfinluvr
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:

My 8mo. old will NOT sleep more than 2hr. stretches!! She is formula fed and sleeps in a crib (now). Sometimes I can verifiably...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By dolfinluvr
Thanks so much Mama's for the great input! ...

Thanks so much Mama's for the great input!

I guess, I have NO problem not feeding her solids right now if she is not interested, which it appears to be the case. My oldest DD was not into solids...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By dolfinluvr
I have started trying to encorporate rice cereal...

I have started trying to encorporate rice cereal into my 7mo. old DD diet. She is currently on Enfamil w/ Iron formula and goes to daycare during the week. Our daycare provider is starting to give...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-11-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,637
Posted By dolfinluvr
Kim, I MORE than understand where you are...

Kim,
I MORE than understand where you are coming from! I am living it to! AND our children our the same age! My 2nd DD was born 4/28/05 and just had her 6mo. check up this morning where her doc...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-11-2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By dolfinluvr
I was SO glad to have read your post AP!!! I was...

I was SO glad to have read your post AP!!! I was just second guessing myself this very morning after my DD's 6mo. checkup. Her doctor suggested that we let her CIO too when I was discussing with her...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-28-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By dolfinluvr
We used to cosleep but that didnt' seem to help...

We used to cosleep but that didnt' seem to help and eventually seemed to make things worse. Both of my kids are light sleepers. And my 6mo. old DD is not nursing anymore (long story). Sometimes just...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-28-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By dolfinluvr
Maybe...it would explain all the extra milk...

Maybe...it would explain all the extra milk she's needed lately but how does it really explain the fact that she has been like this for many months?!...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-28-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By dolfinluvr
My DD is now 6mo. old, today actually! Wow!...

My DD is now 6mo. old, today actually! Wow! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif And since I can't remember how far back she has only been able to stay asleep for the...
Forum: Gardening   10-20-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By dolfinluvr
We just bought our house this past August and it...

We just bought our house this past August and it has a great large garden all ready to go for me. I am NOT a gardner by any means but would like to become a good enough one to produce some veggies,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-19-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,905
Posted By dolfinluvr
DITO! I am desperate...I'll try anything!!...

DITO! I am desperate...I'll try anything!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif

I'm wondering what others that have used both Hyland's and Badger Balm; what worked best???
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-19-2005, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By dolfinluvr
I need HELP! My 6mo. old DD is not a great...

I need HELP! My 6mo. old DD is not a great sleeper. I have apparentely been spoiled by my first DD who slept her first 8hr. stretch at 4.5mo. old.!! Most nights I am the one CIO. I do not support or...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-05-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By dolfinluvr
I have no answers for you as I struggle with...

I have no answers for you as I struggle with similar issues with my 5mo. old DD. Putting her to sleep is not usually that hard it's getting her to STAY asleep that is an issue...waking sometimes...
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