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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2013, 01:22 PM
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My 2-year-old did this last week too! Jumping...

My 2-year-old did this last week too! Jumping around in the bed, but getting upset if we left the room. If it's any consolation, he seems to be through it already, and now goes to sleep quickly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By foreignerforlife
I agree with the above poster about distracting...

I agree with the above poster about distracting and redirecting. At that age they don't understand discipline.
 
Another thing I have found helps is to basically allow everything that is not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-19-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By foreignerforlife
I am in a similar situation--I have a 23 m.o....

I am in a similar situation--I have a 23 m.o. and am expecting baby #2 in September. DS used to be latched on almost all night, too, and we did (mostly) night wean him. The first few nights were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By foreignerforlife
At 5 months we spent a lot of time on our...

At 5 months we spent a lot of time on our exercise ball. I'd lay DS across my lap, with his head on my arm or in my hand, and bounce, bounce, bounce. If that didn't work, it was time for the Moby...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-04-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By foreignerforlife
I had major rib pain at the end of my first...

I had major rib pain at the end of my first pregnancy. The doctor said it was caused by my relatively large baby snuggling up under the one side. You could actually feel the baby's back along my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By foreignerforlife
Since your son will be going to French schools,...

Since your son will be going to French schools, I wouldn't worry about him speaking only English at this stage. It is perfectly normal for them to go through phases where they only want to speak one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By foreignerforlife
Household items are great at that age! Wipe out...

Household items are great at that age! Wipe out Pringles cans or yogurt containers and let them sort things into them (straws, beans, noodles, walnuts, onions, etc.). Mine loved the muffin tin,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By foreignerforlife
My DS is 21 months and also doesn't use any...

My DS is 21 months and also doesn't use any words (unless you count "uh-oh"). We just had a check-up with the doctor and she was not concerned at all, but we are raising him bilingually, so a delay...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By foreignerforlife
I am right there with you: six weeks along with...

I am right there with you: six weeks along with our second, and our first is also breastfeeding and co-sleeping. We are considering night weaning, but there is always some reason (sickness, travel,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By foreignerforlife
My DS is 21 months and, after a 3-4-hour stretch...

My DS is 21 months and, after a 3-4-hour stretch when we first put him to bed, he also wakes up every 1-2 hours for the rest of the night. He is still nursing and co-sleeping, so I think that's why....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By foreignerforlife
I don't really have advice, I just wanted to say...

I don't really have advice, I just wanted to say that we are going through similar sleep problems here. DS will also be one in a few weeks. He usually wakes up every 1.5-3 hours to breastfeed, but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By foreignerforlife
I also wouldn't worry yet. She is just now...

I also wouldn't worry yet. She is just now learning to walk, and you are feeding her healthy things, so I think you are doing fine. My ds is 9 months and 24 pounds, and, while he is definitely...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By foreignerforlife
DS has slept in our bed from the start. We have...

DS has slept in our bed from the start. We have a crib for him attached to the bed, but he almost never sleeps in it. No problems so far, but now he is starting to become mobile--he's 9 months old...
Forum: Germany   01-27-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By foreignerforlife
Hi there! It's nice to see others in Germany on...

Hi there! It's nice to see others in Germany on this site! I'm an American, my husband is German, and we have a 9-mo son. I've been here for 11 years now, so my German is pretty fluent. We are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-27-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By foreignerforlife
We also started as soon as he got teeth, which...

We also started as soon as he got teeth, which was at 5 months. I basically brush his teeth for about 20 seconds with his little toothbrush, then let him have it to chew on for as long as he likes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By foreignerforlife
We'll be traveling to the States for the...

We'll be traveling to the States for the holidays--a 20-hour trip. DS is 8 months old. What do we absolutely have to have with us in our carry-on for him? How many changes of clothes do you think we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By foreignerforlife
Is your baby walking yet? If not, he doesn't...

Is your baby walking yet? If not, he doesn't need to wear shoes or socks. Shoes more likely do more harm than good, since they restrict his feet, and socks are also not great, since he cannot play...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By foreignerforlife
Sounds like yeast to me too. My DS gets that...

Sounds like yeast to me too. My DS gets that sometimes. Make sure you clean the folds regularly and make sure they are dry afterwards. Then you can apply marigold oil to the folds (marigold oil is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By foreignerforlife
Oh, I can't wait to hear what the others have to...

Oh, I can't wait to hear what the others have to say about this! I am in the same boat with both of you. I have also started wondering whether my DS (8 months old) sleeps "badly" because he is in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By foreignerforlife
My 8-mo-old has a fever and stuffy nose along...

My 8-mo-old has a fever and stuffy nose along with general misery. He's been this way for about 24 hours. Last night was AWFUL. Do I need to take him to the doctor, or can I just give him tylanol...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By foreignerforlife
Thank you for the tips! Question for you Scenera...

Thank you for the tips! Question for you Scenera users: it looks like it doesn't have much padding. Is it comfy enough, or did you add something? 
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By foreignerforlife
We will be flying to the US from Germany for the...

We will be flying to the US from Germany for the holidays with our new DS, who will be 9 months old. We plan to stay for 3 weeks. We are not sure what to do about a car seat once we get there....
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-14-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By foreignerforlife
My 6-month-old is also not a great napper. He...

My 6-month-old is also not a great napper. He falls asleep easily, but wakes up after 5 minutes. I discovered that if I then turn on the vacuum cleaner for a few minutes, he usually falls back to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By foreignerforlife
I think this is the fourth post I've read this...

I think this is the fourth post I've read this week from someone with a 4-month-old with sleeping problems. Mine also started waking up more at night, and once that settled back down, now he's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By foreignerforlife
I want to agree with the above poster who said...

I want to agree with the above poster who said it is just a normal phase. My 4.5-month-old has also been going through a weird phase. It started with him being awake every 1.5 hours at night, and...
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