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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By April Dawn
OK, so I've been trying to "pet" DS gently on...

OK, so I've been trying to "pet" DS gently on the back and tell him "gentle!" He thinks it's really funny, and I think that's great - maybe the humor will help him remember what gentle means.
 
I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By April Dawn
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By April Dawn
Hi all, My son (just turned two) absolutely...

Hi all,
My son (just turned two) absolutely adores our dog and our cat. The problem is that he gets super excited when he plays with them. Hugging them often turns into squeezing, and his idea of...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 18,706
Posted By April Dawn
I would love one of these!   My DH wears our...

I would love one of these!
 
My DH wears our son a lot. I think to encourage dads to babywear, one thing that's important is making it easy to put baby in the carrier. My DH would never use a wrap...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By April Dawn
I think you have to know what works for your...

I think you have to know what works for your child.  I never planned to have DS in many structured activities; I used to babysit a couple of kids who were overscheduled and stressed and I didn't...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-30-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By April Dawn
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By April Dawn
Thanks for the advice.  I ended up buying some...

Thanks for the advice.  I ended up buying some new pacis (just in case the silicone on the old ones was wearing out and making it easier to chew through).  And I gave him one at bedtime.  He was...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-29-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By April Dawn
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By April Dawn
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif It does stink right now, and he's probably mad, but he WILL get over it.  My DS had a badly sprained knee at 16 months.  He went through a lot of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By April Dawn
My 20 month old son loves his paci.  He pretty...

My 20 month old son loves his paci.  He pretty much uses it most of the time.  I've been ok with that in the past; he's not one to go charging into new things and is pretty cautious, and having the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By April Dawn
I really don't think you need to stress so much,...

I really don't think you need to stress so much, especially if she is not acting tired during the day! Worry about how she feels; don't worry about what some parenting book says....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By April Dawn
He pulls on his earlobe when he's thinking or...

He pulls on his earlobe when he's thinking or tired, which I have done my entire life! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By April Dawn
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It is rough. I don't really have much advice, because I think it's just a stage they have to go through. My 17 month old has only about...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By April Dawn
My 17 month old WAS following directions really...

My 17 month old WAS following directions really well until recently (he started following them maybe around 12-13 months). He seems to have just figured out that he actually has the choice NOT to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,469
Posted By April Dawn
OP, I would absolutely get one if you end up...

OP, I would absolutely get one if you end up deciding that your DD needs it. It is a safety issue! Certainly it's good to teach her to stay with you; but there are some situations where if she...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-02-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By April Dawn
Hmm. I didn't find a clear "aha!" in A to Zoo....

Hmm. I didn't find a clear "aha!" in A to Zoo. In fact, the closest I got was Mop Top, but you said that wasn't it. Here are a couple of possibilities, but neither of them exactly matches what you...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-02-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By April Dawn
Just spotted this thread even though it's been...

Just spotted this thread even though it's been up a few days

Does your local library have a copy of the reference book A to Zoo? It is an unparalleled source for finding picture books. I will try...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-02-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,253
Posted By April Dawn
Quote: Originally Posted by belltree...

Quote:
Originally Posted by belltree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16003744)
Generally I find myself astonished and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-01-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By April Dawn
Quote: Originally Posted by Firefly68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Firefly68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16005956)
We don't have a drop side crib and the crib...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By April Dawn
My 17 month old has only about 10 words. His...

My 17 month old has only about 10 words. His first one was right around 12 months; he's averaging just two new words a month. I'm starting to get worried myself, but friends, family and his doctor...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,749
Posted By April Dawn
Quote: Originally Posted by jessemoon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jessemoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15996906)
A friend once told me that the state of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,253
Posted By April Dawn
OP, I am totally with you. My 17 month old son...

OP, I am totally with you. My 17 month old son is slowly recovering from an injury sustained when an unsupervised 2.5 year old shoved him off of playground equipment. The other child's mother was...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,788
Posted By April Dawn
My MIL frequently posts photos of my son on...

My MIL frequently posts photos of my son on facebook and I have been debating whether to ask her to remove them. She has no privacy settings set at all so ANYONE can see them and it makes me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-31-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By April Dawn
Quote: Originally Posted by Firefly68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Firefly68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16003580)
Those of you who are co-sleeping, how do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-31-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
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Views: 1,478
Posted By April Dawn
I think some Aldi's are ok and some, not so...

I think some Aldi's are ok and some, not so much. I know people that love Aldi's. But I used to live near one and it was, frankly, disgusting. It was dirty, the food wasn't fresh, just eww. I...
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