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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,084
Posted By katmann
I just came across this...

I just came across this (http://www.ewg.org/pbdefree) - maybe we need not worry so much? I'd like to be able to know what flame-retardants are being used in the mattress, anyway. Seems harder to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,084
Posted By katmann
(I couldn't decide between posting in Family...

(I couldn't decide between posting in Family Safety or Family Bed/Nighttime Parenting, so I chose Toddlers.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif Apologies if one of the first...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By katmann
Sweet, thanks.

Sweet, thanks.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-29-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By katmann
Can I make fudge in a cast iron dutch oven? It's...

Can I make fudge in a cast iron dutch oven? It's not the Le Creuset kind (which I think are ceramic over cast iron, right?), but a straight cast iron surface. I know I need a heavy bottom sauce pan,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By katmann
DH and I were in the same boat for a while since...

DH and I were in the same boat for a while since we both work from home. For the first year we basically took turns with him while the other one worked, and he had almost no other babysitters. But...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-14-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By katmann
Quote: Originally Posted by asmmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by asmmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15843059)
It looked like black pond muck. Wet and I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-12-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By katmann
Quote: Originally Posted by cristeen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cristeen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15833430)
With my machine, I know that I have to stop...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-11-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By katmann
Quote: Originally Posted by emelsea...

Quote:
Originally Posted by emelsea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15753842)
Fill in the blank.

I was thinking about...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By katmann
So I just got a pasta machine, and tried it out...

So I just got a pasta machine, and tried it out tonight. I made 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour fettuccine, but I think I rolled the pasta too thin for fettuccine. There were no indications...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By katmann
We use ours for cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)...

We use ours for cherry tomatoes (sliced in half) and hot peppers. DH makes his own hot pepper shake mix from mixing crushed dried hot peppers (habaneros, mostly).
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By katmann
This is such an interesting thread. I've been...

This is such an interesting thread. I've been thinking about this issue with 20-mo-old DS, who has over 100 words, but terrible pronunciation. For example, "sha-sha" can mean shovel or shower,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,254
Posted By katmann
DS's hair is much longer in the back and on the...

DS's hair is much longer in the back and on the sides of his head, so I've never had to worry about his bangs. Neither DH nor I want to cut it, since it's so beautiful. We've only gotten a couple of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By katmann
What feedback have you gotten from your daycare...

What feedback have you gotten from your daycare provider? Is he the same way there? Have they noticed certain triggers? Could it be related to separation anxiety? What about his diet? You could try...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By katmann
Ha Ha! This is so funny because I've never...

Ha Ha! This is so funny because I've never checked a chart before, but because of your post, I went to babycenter's website and looked at the 19-24 month page. My ds is 19 months, and for 20 month...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By katmann
Quote: Originally Posted by Lydiah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lydiah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15751251)
I only let her watch 30 minutes today and it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By katmann
Quote: Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15741475)
OK so the sore has healed & we're still...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By katmann
The best we've got from DS (19 mos) is "gug-guh...

The best we've got from DS (19 mos) is "gug-guh wah-wah" which turned out to mean "Babygirl water." He was looking out the window at our cat (babygirl) drinking water out of the little pond by our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By katmann
I just recently read an article by Christiane...

I just recently read an article by Christiane Northrup about calcium, and her take was that calcium from veggies (anything nondairy/nonmeat) is WAY better than the dairy variety. It's pH related,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By katmann
DS didn't take one nap till about 17 mos, and we...

DS didn't take one nap till about 17 mos, and we pushed for it because two naps were one too many. We couldn't get him down till 9, and we were exhausted trying. So we pushed his morning nap back a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By katmann
We usually take a little tupperware of dried...

We usually take a little tupperware of dried fruit (raisins, costco blueberries, apricots) and cheerios in the car for DS (19mos), and it survives the heat pretty well. I'm not thrilled about the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,375
Posted By katmann
I don't know if you eat fish, but you might try...

I don't know if you eat fish, but you might try supplementing your diet or his with cod liver oil (sorry if someone's already suggested this, but I didn't see it in the other responses).

It has...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-05-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By katmann
Panic attacks are often associated with GAD...

Panic attacks are often associated with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), so my one worry would be that getting help - in the form of a general practitioner or child psychiatrist, particularly -...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By katmann
I'm not sure how helpful this idea is, but maybe...

I'm not sure how helpful this idea is, but maybe it's the bed itself that he has a bad association with. I just think this because you said at one point he was very tired, but when you tried to put...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-18-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By katmann
Have you tried the Pantley Pull-Off method (from...

Have you tried the Pantley Pull-Off method (from the No Cry Sleep Solution)? My ds used to spend a lot of time comfort sucking at night, but now I can pop him off and he'll roll right over and go to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By katmann
That's ds exactly but he's 15 mos. I love being...

That's ds exactly but he's 15 mos. I love being baba. I think it's so cute. And yes, when he's feeling whiny I get something in between "mememe" and "mamama". He's starting to make more consonant...
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