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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By sugahbee
My son hasn't always been the best sleeper,...

My son hasn't always been the best sleeper, we've gotten into a good groove for the past year or so, with the occasional nap/sleep strike.  But he's screaming, talking and crying a lot at night, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By sugahbee
I second the book "Happiest Toddler on the...

I second the book "Happiest Toddler on the Block."  It has been invaluable for my and my now 27 month old, who at your son's age was doing pretty much the same things as yours.  I was so frustrated...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By sugahbee
Hm, I have a 27-month old son and he does...

Hm, I have a 27-month old son and he does something similar, I think.  I'm not familiar with echolalia, but my son repeats lines from his favorite books, movies, songs, or recent conversations all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By sugahbee
My DS is almost 27 months and we've been doing...

My DS is almost 27 months and we've been doing EC part-time since 4 months.  We were using cloth diapers, but several months ago they all started falling apart and I thought we were so close to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By sugahbee
So, I'm stuck in a rut with my DS.  I end up...

So, I'm stuck in a rut with my DS.  I end up feeding him the same things WAY too often because I know he'll eat them, but I know I should be trying new things to expand his little tastebuds!  All he...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-16-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By sugahbee
My DH created the most delicious version of...

My DH created the most delicious version of vegan ranch but it's VERY loose, so I don't have measurements for you, just ingredient lists.  But it's very easy to customize and omni's ask us to bring...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By sugahbee
I literally JUST had this conversation with a...

I literally JUST had this conversation with a fellow vegan mama the other day.  I'm the same as you, totally conflicted.  Torn between wanting to teach my son to be a compassionate, evolved human...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By sugahbee
Help, Mamas!  My son has recently begun behaving...

Help, Mamas!  My son has recently begun behaving as though if I don't hold him ALL DAY, EVERY MINUTE, it's the end of the world.  I've given it a couple of days, thinking maybe he's not feeling...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-08-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By sugahbee
Oh boy, I hear you, Mama!  We're encountering...

Oh boy, I hear you, Mama!  We're encountering the same thing, he's almost a year old.  We've been doing part-time EC since about 4 months.  And up until around 10 months, I could probably count on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-14-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By sugahbee
I just started using a warm-mist humidifier...

I just started using a warm-mist humidifier which actually makes the room feel a bit warmer.  Oliver sleeps in long-sleeved pajamas, a muslin blanket swaddled under his arms, and a blanket on top....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-14-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By sugahbee
I've been giving Oliver roasted veggie sticks,...

I've been giving Oliver roasted veggie sticks, his favorite is sweet potato, fresh fruit (PEARS, banana, pineapple, papaya, etc.) and just started giving him toast sticks made from Ezekiel bread.  ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By sugahbee
No real advice, but we're going through the...

No real advice, but we're going through the EXACT same thing! Same teething ages and pattern, too. I think Oliver's got more on the way, sometimes he screams when he bites down on a toy. I've got...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By sugahbee
Okay vegan mamas, I'm about to start my LO on...

Okay vegan mamas, I'm about to start my LO on solid foods, and plan on doing BLW. Any suggestions for good protein sources to start with? I know it's just for fun right now, but I want to make sure...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 965
Posted By sugahbee
Did anyone start with cereal? My ped said there...

Did anyone start with cereal? My ped said there was some evidence that exposure to gluten between 4-6 months has been shown to reduce the risk of gluten-intolerance. I was debating starting a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-31-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By sugahbee
I don't have much advice, just commiseration. I...

I don't have much advice, just commiseration. I have horrible insomnia since the birth of DS and he's a LOUD sleeper, which makes the problem worse! So I'm thinking he might need to go in his own...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-30-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By sugahbee
My DH and I will be taking our 3 month old son...

My DH and I will be taking our 3 month old son on our first trip (airplane, followed by a couple hours in the car) and will be spending one night in a single hotel room. We co-sleep and at home, we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By sugahbee
Anyone know a good swaddle that works on the...

Anyone know a good swaddle that works on the legs as well? I use the "swaddleme" velcro blankets but he can still pull his legs in and kick them out again, so it doesn't help with that. I have tried...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By sugahbee
Hey all, my 9-week old has a very hard time...

Hey all, my 9-week old has a very hard time falling asleep without being held or rocked, because he thrashes around, his legs pull up to his chest and kick back out again, over and over. (He moves a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By sugahbee
Thanks so much, everyone!! I feel SO much...

Thanks so much, everyone!! I feel SO much better. I just wanted to post an update for other new mamas with the same issues. Yes, touching me makes a huge difference, as does swaddling. He falls...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-08-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By sugahbee
Help! I had my first child 2 weeks ago, I am...

Help! I had my first child 2 weeks ago, I am co-sleeping (I have an arm's reach but usually just pull him into bed with me) and find that his nighttime noises make it next to impossible for me to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By sugahbee
We're expecting our first in April, and we're...

We're expecting our first in April, and we're looking into co-sleepers, bassinets, humanity bolsters, etc. I think I'm liking the idea of the little one in bed with us, though it might get cramped...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-28-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By sugahbee
I've always bought my oils from Nature's Gift,...

I've always bought my oils from Nature's Gift, the quality is awesome and the site is really informative. Here's a link to some childbirth recommendations:
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By sugahbee
I'm 17 weeks PG and have a VERY painful lump...

I'm 17 weeks PG and have a VERY painful lump under my arm that is now turning red. Feels like a swollen lymph node which I read online can be common while pregnant? Anyone encountered this? My...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By sugahbee
I've been having them too, but I think mine...

I've been having them too, but I think mine might be sinus related? Can't really tell. I use the neti pot every day and don't have much nasal congestion but do feel my pressure point under my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,074
Posted By sugahbee
Hey everyone!! YAY for pregnant mommies and...

Hey everyone!! YAY for pregnant mommies and mommies-to-be! I am 17 weeks, due April 22nd with our first. I've been vegan for 10 years and was also slightly concerned about it but after doing some...
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