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Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By margarettim
Ergo is very popular where I live. We got it...

Ergo is very popular where I live. We got it when DD was one, is easy to use - my husband likes it :-). It is comfy for the kid, too and has a hood. Great carrrier for a younger child. The only...
Forum: Babywearing   08-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By margarettim
Of couse, do not worry. When she gets older, she...

Of couse, do not worry. When she gets older, she will quite probably still like being worn when awake. I personally found that when DD got a bit older, she liked being worn when there was some...
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By margarettim
We are seriously considering homeschooling our...

We are seriously considering homeschooling our DD (17 months - I know, it is still early). There is however one thing we are not sure about. We moved to Canada recently. Both me and my DH are fluent...
Forum: Babywearing   06-16-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,636
Posted By margarettim
Well, I can comment only on Ergo. We bought it...

Well, I can comment only on Ergo. We bought it for the ease of use. We travel on public transport, and it is really quick and easy to get DD out and back in once we want to get off. One feature I...
Forum: Babywearing   06-13-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By margarettim
Moby and other stetchies are easy to use with a...

Moby and other stetchies are easy to use with a newborn. They are great for the first 3 to 4 months, then the baby usually gets too heavy and you have to re-tie repeatedly. Although instructions...
Forum: Babywearing   06-11-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By margarettim
Yes, you can use a baby carrier successfully on...

Yes, you can use a baby carrier successfully on a plane. Take whatever wrap/carrier you are comfortable with using. The airport security sometimes asks you to take the baby out to scan the baby...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-03-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By margarettim
Thank you for the replies. It means so much to...

Thank you for the replies. It means so much to have somebody listening, although there might be no easy answers. I managed to start talking a bit to DH about how I miss our outings together, the fun...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By margarettim
Hi mamas. I am looking for some ideas how to...

Hi mamas. I am looking for some ideas how to deal with the problem I am facing. I have been home with DD (13months) since her birth. I am enjoying, but spending whole days with her is tiring (that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-29-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By margarettim
Hi mama, it took me a while to get used to...

Hi mama,
it took me a while to get used to nursing lying down. I started by experimenting with it at daytime (before or after DD's nap time). And once my DD got used to it and I figured out a comfy...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-14-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,497
Posted By margarettim
Set of magnetic animals on the fridge - she...

Set of magnetic animals on the fridge - she loves moving them around, putting them in a box and back onto the fridge
Set of small board books with nursery rhymes, she loves manipulating them,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By margarettim
DD is one. She has had a pillow and blanket...

DD is one. She has had a pillow and blanket since she was 9 moths. She loved putting her head on our pillows and cuddle, so we realized she is ready for her own pillow. She sometimes fiddles with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By margarettim
It feels reassuring to hear that others are...

It feels reassuring to hear that others are facing the same issues. DD is one. If she doesn't get her way, i.e. watching a dvd again, she throws herself on the floor in protest. I was really taken...
Forum: Babywearing   12-13-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By margarettim
Hi, I remember, how devastated I felt when I put...

Hi, I remember, how devastated I felt when I put my newborn DD tummy to tummy in a stretchy wrap and she did not like it and cried for dear life. It took us a while, but we figured out that when we...
Forum: Babywearing   12-13-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By margarettim
Hi, we do not have a car or stroller and use...

Hi,
we do not have a car or stroller and use public tranport to get to places. It is cold here, too (Alberta), so I am facing similar issues as you. I wear dd (20 pounds) underneath my jacket,...
Forum: Babywearing   12-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,964
Posted By margarettim
I bought a Suse Kinder coat recently. I like the...

I bought a Suse Kinder coat recently. I like the design - feels like a normal outdoor jacket. The sleeves of the fleece insert are a bit too long, so that they poke out from underneath the shell,...
Forum: Babywearing   12-03-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By margarettim
I mostly use a woven wrap (Didymos) for my 20...

I mostly use a woven wrap (Didymos) for my 20 pound DD. It distributes her weight evenly, so is gentle on my back or shoulders. It is comfortable for long walks. It takes a while to learn how to...
Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By margarettim
Many thanks to both of you, Panonym and Ola. You...

Many thanks to both of you, Panonym and Ola. You have been very helpful. I will certainly start doing my homework and will start contacting the midwives now. When I think about the wait lists,  can...
Forum: Homebirth   11-21-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By margarettim
Well, it might help to point out that in other...

Well, it might help to point out that in other countries, e.g. the UK midwifery care is the norm for a healthy pregnancy. You don't get to see an OB unless there is a problem. When I was pregnant ...
Forum: Homebirth   11-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By margarettim
Hi, I would need some tips about getting into...

Hi,
I would need some tips about getting into a midwife's care so that I can birth at home. I am new to Edmonton and Canada and still discovering how things work here. My first baby was born at...
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