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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-18-2003, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Mae
I am a relatively new member to these forums,...

I am a relatively new member to these forums, and I must say I have never had such a disappointing online experience.

It seems that many folks here take offense of someone has a view slightly...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-18-2003, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mae
Don't take offense! My comment was not...

Don't take offense!

My comment was not generalized one bit! I absolutely love having my baby in bed with me--and said as much in that I bring her with me for the morning hours.

It is not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-17-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Mae
I am of the opinion that 'bedtime' is really...

I am of the opinion that 'bedtime' is really kind of an arbitrary idea, anyhow. When dd is old enough to understand your words, and you can explain bedtime to her would be a good time to get 'tough'...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2003, 01:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mae
If I had a dime for everytime I had to field...

If I had a dime for everytime I had to field this question, I would be rich. The fact is, she is as much a part of me as my left leg. How could I leave home without her? I went through a four year...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2003, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Mae
...it really does seem to be getting easier! ...

...it really does seem to be getting easier!

Within the past few weeks, I have really noticed that she is learning how to amuse herself much better for longer periods of time, which allows me to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2003, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mae
Pumpkinhead I believe I made it clear on my...

Pumpkinhead

I believe I made it clear on my earlier post that while she had 'started' sleeping 5 hour stretches, she had reverted to waking every hour or so, which was my indication that she...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-16-2003, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mae
I have to disagree about the sleeping thing. At...

I have to disagree about the sleeping thing. At first, it did not help, as mor of the food was on the bib than her belly...but now on nights that she gets a meal, dd sleeps for much longer...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-16-2003, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Mae
I think that you must judge for yourself how...

I think that you must judge for yourself how your actions make you feel. I know folks who use CIO and they say how guilty it made them feel, how awful it was to hear their baby cry and do nothing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mae
I have yet to see a child with 'severe' health...

I have yet to see a child with 'severe' health problems due to starting solids too early. Back when we were infants, parents were told to start cereal within a few weeks. (Which I don't agree with,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-10-2003, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Mae
I am so sorry you made this oversight and hurt...

I am so sorry you made this oversight and hurt your dd! I don't think much can make us worse than hurting our babes.

Yesterday I had my dd out at the mall, and we stopped for a snack. When she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-10-2003, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mae
We have a bit of a different arrangement than...

We have a bit of a different arrangement than mentioned above. We started out with a bassinet/co-sleeper (waste of money, as she grew out of it within 3 moths) next to our bed. Now I just put the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-09-2003, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Mae
I had to set a time during the night where I do...

I had to set a time during the night where I do not nurse dd. I started this when she was almost 4 months old, as she was getting into a reverse cycling phase. I figured, if she can make it 4-5...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-09-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Mae
Quote: "How will she learn to sleep?" Does...

Quote:
"How will she learn to sleep?"
Does your mom have any ideas on how I can teach my dd to grow hair?

Sleep is such a natural, wonderful happy thing. Why do folks have to mess with it?
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2003, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
  So Sad
Views: 481
Posted By Mae
Thanks for the info...but it won't work for us,...

Thanks for the info...but it won't work for us, as I have to take fertility meds with the cycle, which would be in my breastmilk. The doctor also feels that it might cause the cycle to not work. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
  So Sad
Views: 481
Posted By Mae
When I had my dd I decided I would give...

When I had my dd I decided I would give breastfeeding 'a try'. We had a difficult start, but stuck with it and it has been great ever since. But now I have to start thinking about weaning her, as I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-08-2003, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Mae
Before my dh entered the family, it was just me...

Before my dh entered the family, it was just me and the cat in bed, and all was fine. Once he started sleeping over, the cat slept in the middle of the bed, then me, then him, dangling off the edge....
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-08-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Mae
I started having the same problem with dd when...

I started having the same problem with dd when she turned about 3 months old. She was waking up to eat throughout the night, but going long stretches without eating during the day. I started having...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2003, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Mae
There is a similar thread on the main parenting...

There is a similar thread on the main parenting board entitled 'kid hitting self in head.'

Headbanging is a common behavior, often a self soothing or attention getting behavior.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2003, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mae
Quote: You have never had a high needs baby...

Quote:
You have never had a high needs baby have you?
My intention on my post was not to be harsh or anything like that.
I think I made it clear that my baby had some of the same issues, but I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2003, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mae
I also have a four month old, and I must tell...

I also have a four month old, and I must tell you, your daughter's behavior sounds normal...except for the part about having to hold her down for her to fall asleep. I would suggest you find another...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Mae
Angela If you read my post carefully, you...

Angela

If you read my post carefully, you will see that I am not an advocate of CIO. I have read many books, papers and articles on all sides of the subject. One study that uses the word 'may'...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2003, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Mae
First of all...You need to take a deep breath...

First of all...You need to take a deep breath and calm down!

Feeling better?

Now I will get started. Nobody can live 'by the book' all, or even most of the time. The book, like movies and TV...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2003, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mae
It was just a website I got when I ran a search....

It was just a website I got when I ran a search. I am a teacher, and we see this behavior sometimes. I hope it helps. It sounds like he is just being silly....
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2003, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mae
I did a little research for you. Why it...

I did a little research for you.


Why it happens
Surprisingly, head banging is fairly common. Up to 20 percent of all infants bang their head on purpose, although boys are three times more...
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