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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,598
Posted By cynthiamoon
The thread is old, yep. But I can't help...

The thread is old, yep.

But I can't help responding to the idea that milk will "burn through your eyes" because it's "a base" since this might come up in someone's search results.

First of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,671
Posted By cynthiamoon
I know this is an old thread, but I was curious...

I know this is an old thread, but I was curious about this too! I still think of my 16 mo old as both baby and toddler, but definitely think that since about 12 mos of age, she's more toddler than...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By cynthiamoon
She is opening doors now, but we haven't locked...

She is opening doors now, but we haven't locked any of them except the ones that lead outside. I am getting baby-proofing thingies for the office door only. I decided she understands what the trash...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By cynthiamoon
Hmm... does this mean she used to be good in the...

Hmm... does this mean she used to be good in the restaurant? Because if so, I wouldn't give up yet. I'm a little selfish too in that I don't believe the first answer to parenting ills is personal...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By cynthiamoon
It seems totally harmless at least, and he might...

It seems totally harmless at least, and he might understand. I think he will be confused either way, but if it makes your mom happy, it's one of those things I'd just do for her. there's a chance the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By cynthiamoon
Interesting idea for a vacation, but likely an...

Interesting idea for a vacation, but likely an unnecessary expense that might not be realistic for a family who already has a lot of special medical expenses.

I think it will be difficult, but I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By cynthiamoon
Interesting idea for a vacation, but likely an...

Interesting idea for a vacation, but likely an unnecessary expense that might not be realistic for a family who already has a lot of special medical expenses.

I think it will be difficult, but I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By cynthiamoon
Has he been to a doctor? What did they say?

Has he been to a doctor? What did they say?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 35
Posted By cynthiamoon
We made a learning tower and my DD did fall off...

We made a learning tower and my DD did fall off last week for the first time. It was really scary, and I didn't see how it happened, but she got right back in after a little coddling and no long term...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By cynthiamoon
Is "drink coffee" a euphemism for something I...

Is "drink coffee" a euphemism for something I don't know about? Like, "drank the koolaid?" Otherwise, I'm not sure how that would be a friendship ruiner. I've made lots of long-distance and one...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   11-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By cynthiamoon
I don't think either of those are considered...

I don't think either of those are considered medicines, so you don't need a doctor to get them. There should be no drug interactions because they are just salts and minerals and very diluted, but if...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By cynthiamoon
I agree that the eating all night might be...

I agree that the eating all night might be keeping him from having a good appetite during the day. At this age, I think you could take the risk of him missing out on some calories if you wean him or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By cynthiamoon
Ok, no worries. I was just caught off guard since...

Ok, no worries. I was just caught off guard since I had seen nothing off in the thread, but I didn't notice that particular post.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By cynthiamoon
So... I saw this comment and scrolled up to check...

So... I saw this comment and scrolled up to check the dates since I never pay attention to dates and I noticed I was the first person to comment on this thread since 2008. Not sure how that happened...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By cynthiamoon
Love it! Why didn't I think of that :)

Love it! Why didn't I think of that :)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By cynthiamoon
I have this little voice too, like when she is...

I have this little voice too, like when she is pointing to characters in a book and I am all "girl, boy, girl, boy." One time my husband said, in slightly in a tongue in cheek way, "Why are you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By cynthiamoon
I felt this way too when my daughter was a year...

I felt this way too when my daughter was a year old, and I decided to go back to school. I don't think you sound depressed, just bored. I think that the whole point of feminism is self-determination....
Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By cynthiamoon
Love those photos from etsy! Learn something new...

Love those photos from etsy! Learn something new everyday :)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By cynthiamoon
I got a plushy rug to put around the edges of my...

I got a plushy rug to put around the edges of my daughter's floor bed, which is on hardwood. I think it's essential to prevent painful head knocks, but I was reassured by out pediatrician than...
Forum: Babywearing   11-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By cynthiamoon
Don't hate me ya'll but I seriously had to read...

Don't hate me ya'll but I seriously had to read this like 2xs over to be convinced it wasn't a joke. A dog in a sling? I guess I've only ever had cats, but I can't imagine either animal happy wrapped...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By cynthiamoon
I hear you on not consulting the MD now that you...

I hear you on not consulting the MD now that you feel he is just high needs.

I was just suggesting it since you mentioned a lot of treatments like probiotics, oils, homeopathic, and restricted...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By cynthiamoon
I also don't think nursing to sleep is a bad...

I also don't think nursing to sleep is a bad thing, but I do think it can interfere with caregivers' routines unless they also just give them a bottle to fall asleep with. I don't think that's bad...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By cynthiamoon
I would second the suggestion of maybe going to...

I would second the suggestion of maybe going to sleep earlier to better match with when she sleeps well. My DD always slept best the first 6 hrs she was asleep. Unfortunately, a 7 or 8pm bedtime as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By cynthiamoon
Number one advice: Lean heavily on your partner....

Number one advice: Lean heavily on your partner. When he is home, he is ON DUTY NO EXCUSES. Call in favors from anyone you know who might come and help you. And don't feel guilty about it! It's only...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By cynthiamoon
I think the economic realties of your situation...

I think the economic realties of your situation have to drive the choice. What's the use of say, going into major debt, or having your car repossessed, in the name of avoiding a tough situation with...
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