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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-08-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,045
Posted By flyrabbitfly
My DS is 39 months. And it DEPENDS. Most nights...

My DS is 39 months. And it DEPENDS. Most nights for the last year or so, he only nurses once during the night, and it is fine. IF he is sick, he nurses like a newborn. If there is a mosquito, he...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-13-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,074
Posted By flyrabbitfly
So this is a frustrating, mystifying situation...

So this is a frustrating, mystifying situation to me. We are military, living in South Korea. I stay home with my 3 yo son, who I am still nursing. We live on the side of a mountain, kind of far...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,734
Posted By flyrabbitfly
My mom bf'd our older sister for about a year...

My mom bf'd our older sister for about a year (?) which was the "advice back then" and breastfed my twin sister and I, against nurses' advice (they said it is "impossible to nurse twins"- ha!) for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-13-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By flyrabbitfly
I don't know the answer to whether to pump only...

I don't know the answer to whether to pump only those times or more often, but if you are feeling engorged I would pump more,  both to protect those breasts and to keep supply intact. I think 3 days...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-10-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Is he getting molars? Might you be pregnant?...

Is he getting molars? Might you be pregnant? Anything else going on? Checked his height lately?
My DS definitely got clingy and constantly nursing when he got his first set of molars and even a bit...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-07-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By flyrabbitfly
We did it from birth, and while it was a lot of...

We did it from birth, and while it was a lot of work at first, cause they just go so darned often, it was so worth it. It got much easier when he didn't need to pee so often around 8 or 10 months....
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-19-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Some kids are more likely to pee in a diaper...

Some kids are more likely to pee in a diaper since it is more absorbent. Some kids could care less!
Also for us, we used (expensive) ECApants, for diaper back up, so we could only afford a few of...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seraf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380045/snap-cloth-diapers-and-ec#post_17315045)


I wanted to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-19-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By flyrabbitfly
I found snaps to be a problem only at nighttime...

I found snaps to be a problem only at nighttime when I was tired and uncoordinated and trying to do them in the dark.
I could never get snappis to stay closed without the cover on top. Maybe just...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-12-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Think chaps are easier when misses are more...

Think chaps are easier when misses are more likely than not.
We only offered at squirms, but if you go to bed later, offering when you go to bed would probably get you the longest interval of...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By flyrabbitfly
For us the nighttime squirming was WHY we...

For us the nighttime squirming was WHY we nighttime EC'd and it did fix the problem. Can you make or invest in some wool chaps to tuck the prefold into? There is a DIY EC site with lots of patterns,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-10-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Also, he may just be experimenting with this...

Also, he may just be experimenting with this newly recognized bodily function and playing with to what degree he can control it. By all means, don't give him any negative reactions to associate with...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-02-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Yay!

Yay!
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-27-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By flyrabbitfly
We only did nighttime EC because DS demanded it-...

We only did nighttime EC because DS demanded it- he would kick and kick and kick for hours until he finally peed himself, but if I pottied him, he would go right back to sleep and we all slept...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By flyrabbitfly
I think it depends. If you have just one kid,...

I think it depends. If you have just one kid, and are SAHM, for us there were just no situations when I was farther than one room from him, in constant vocal or hearing contact and would hear right...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-17-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nstewart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-13-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By flyrabbitfly
If you've seen me on these boards, you probably...

If you've seen me on these boards, you probably know I am the "autonomy lady". Maybe I should change my screen name to that-lol.
I believe that at this age, the struggle to achieve autonomy is THE...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By flyrabbitfly
For pees I wouldn't expect him to sit- just...

For pees I wouldn't expect him to sit- just offer a yogurt container while he's standing (great to avoid pants with zippers/buttons so you can just pull down the front of his pants and make cue...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By flyrabbitfly
This may also just be that time when he is...

This may also just be that time when he is wanting CONTROL over something, anything, and he has hit upon the fact that he and only he can control where he goes. Maybe a great time to start "power...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-09-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Where's he hiding? Can you put the potty there?

Where's he hiding? Can you put the potty there?
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By flyrabbitfly
It is AWESOME that you are picking up on cues,...

It is AWESOME that you are picking up on cues, so don't be discouraged. So the 3 sec is just not enough time... Are you trying to get her to the toilet or keeping a potty nearby? Quicker to keep a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,390
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-07-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By flyrabbitfly
Seraf- and when they are tiny and being held all...

Seraf- and when they are tiny and being held all the time, I think that would work great. When they get mobile, I think it helps to be able to SEE the first dribble....
I didn't mean to imply you...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-04-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By flyrabbitfly
My concern with wool is that you would not...

My concern with wool is that you would not necessarily know right away that they've gone. The nice thing about cotton prefolds is they feel wet (wool won't feel cold or particularlly uncomfortable...
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