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Forum: Toddler Health   12-12-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By farmer
Argh, just typed out a whole response and the...

Argh, just typed out a whole response and the computer ate it!

Wondering if this is a yeast rash? It sure sounds like it. Probiotics are AWESOME but she might need some extra help directly on...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-05-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 40
Posted By farmer
I will just say, that as a family of 7 living in...

I will just say, that as a family of 7 living in under 1000 square feet, I know about small! If you're dead-set against trying either suggestion, that's cool. But if you are interested in some...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-04-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 40
Posted By farmer
some thoughts....

Can you put a small bed next to your bed, so that she can stay in your room? That way, she won't feel displaced by the baby, and if she still needs a quick nurse, you're right there. That's what I...
Forum: Family Safety   12-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 21
Posted By farmer
I'd recommend the Chicco NextFit. At your...

I'd recommend the Chicco NextFit. At your child's age, they'll need to be rear-facing for quite a while. My son is almost 20 months, 28lbs, and pretty tall. He fits very nicely in his NextFit and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15
Posted By farmer
My DS is 34 inches, 28lbs, and almost 20 months...

My DS is 34 inches, 28lbs, and almost 20 months old, and we have a Chicco NextFit. Since they need to be rear-facing until 2-4 years, we wanted something compact and long-lasting. Our usual daily...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 35
Posted By farmer
We have a learning tower. I found it on...

We have a learning tower. I found it on Craigslist. We LOVE it. DS has been using it since before he could walk, LOL. He's now almost 20 months and he uses it many times a day. He really enjoys...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-28-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 185
Posted By farmer
Hello! I have a similar situation. I have four...

Hello! I have a similar situation. I have four older children from a previous marriage, and a toddler with my new partner. There is 12 1/2 years between my fourth child and the toddler. The big...
Forum: Babywearing   11-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By farmer
I'd go with the Maya Wrap in a Large...the...

I'd go with the Maya Wrap in a Large...the easiest carrier to nurse in, I've found. Also, I am pretty large-breasted and found that bunching up the tail of the sling and using it under my breast to...
Forum: Women's Health   11-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By farmer
I have had similar issues...for me, dairy and...

I have had similar issues...for me, dairy and wheat/grains both give me problems. Dairy = gas, Wheat/Grains = heartburn. I'd get off of both for a month or so, and see if that helps?

I...
Forum: Babywearing   11-05-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By farmer
I hear you about the crying, but honestly, you...

I hear you about the crying, but honestly, you wouldn't take a baby/toddler out of the carseat and hold it on your lap while driving, I don't see it much different with a puppy. As long as the puppy...
Forum: Babywearing   11-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By farmer
I used a make-shift wrap for my lab puppy, and it...

I used a make-shift wrap for my lab puppy, and it worked well, especially when she'd get tired on long walks. I wouldn't wear a puppy in the car, for the same reasons I wouldn't wear a baby,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By farmer
How old is she? My DS will be 18 months old...

How old is she? My DS will be 18 months old tomorrow, and he's down to one nap, sometimes he only sleeps for fifteen minutes! :O Other times he'll sleep for an hour or, occasionally two. I...
Forum: Babywearing   10-01-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By farmer
Maybe try a pleated shoulder? Sleeping Baby...

Maybe try a pleated shoulder? Sleeping Baby Production is a SAHM business and she makes really nice slings. I had a conversion that she made, and it was very nice! I loved the shoulder for front...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-01-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By farmer
Jumping into this kind of late, but my DS is the...

Jumping into this kind of late, but my DS is the same age as yours (almost 18 months), and I can completely commiserate! My little guy is very sweet, affectionate and INTENSE and PHYSICAL. He can...
Forum: Family Planning   09-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By farmer
Hi! I have been in the same situation. I...

Hi!

I have been in the same situation. I had my fifth baby at 43 as well! My older kids at the time were 20, 17, 15 and 12. I was divorced and with a new partner, who had no children but had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By farmer
I'm glad my response helped! Honestly, from what...

I'm glad my response helped! Honestly, from what I've seen, I think it's almost better to NOT have a "scheduled" nap time or bedtime. So many people I know get locked into their kids' schedules and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By farmer
My DS is 17 months, and has been doing just one...

My DS is 17 months, and has been doing just one naps for a few months now. He comes to work with me, and our schedule changes depending on the day of the week and seasonal jobs, so we don't have a...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-05-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By farmer
My son has been ECed since he was a few weeks...

My son has been ECed since he was a few weeks old. He's 17 months old today, and he's been in cloth undies for a few months now. What really worked for us, when he went through his "I want to MOVE,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By farmer
We were TV free for years, even before I was...

We were TV free for years, even before I was divorced. Now, we have a TV in our room, that's hooked up to a dish, but it gets watched only a few times a year (sports, olympics). We also have a TV...
Forum: Family Safety   08-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By farmer
Hi!

I would keep both kids harnessed as long as they fit height/weight. I'm planning to go with a Frontier as well, once my son outgrows his NextFit. I don't see the point in buying a convertible, if...
Forum: Family Safety   08-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By farmer
Not sure what you mean about the NextFit not...

Not sure what you mean about the NextFit not having side impact protection? It goes to 40lbs rear-facing, and it fits in a lot of small cars rearfacing. I have one and have put it (RF) in the...
Forum: Babywearing   08-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By farmer
I bring my son to work with me, and use a Maya...

I bring my son to work with me, and use a Maya Wrap and a SSC, depending on the situation. I've been very happy with my Maya Wraps! I can nurse him and keep on working, then when he falls asleep I...
Forum: Babywearing   08-10-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By farmer
I think if you go to www.thebabywearer.com...

I think if you go to www.thebabywearer.com forums, they have an entire section of DIY carriers. There are quite a few accomplished seamstresses there who would probably have lots of ideas for you! ...
Forum: Family Safety   08-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By farmer
I started taking my kids to the local swimming...

I started taking my kids to the local swimming hole when they were maybe 4 1/2 and 1 1/2? Then the next summer I had a newborn and a 5 1/2 and a 2 1/2. It was fine. My kids all learned to swim the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By farmer
I went through my teenage/young adulthood years...

I went through my teenage/young adulthood years with very painful gas, and I finally realized that for me, dairy and grains were the culprit. I was a vegetarian from 13-31, and it wasn't until I...
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