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Forum: Parenting   02-26-2004, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 894
Posted By pip
Ah TransendentalMoM....you're freaking me out!!!...

Ah TransendentalMoM....you're freaking me out!!! We have a Luka, who was very nearly an Elijah or a Gabriel....

Boys are hard. Girls are soooooooo much esier to come up with. I think I just wore...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2004, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By pip
Quote: So let him, but tell him not to disturb...

Quote:
So let him, but tell him not to disturb you and the baby while he is crying.
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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2004, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By pip
OMG...

OMG http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif pumpkinhead - that is one funny ol' nurse!!! One day old - I mean really, that's nuts!

My lovely first night nurse said to me...
Forum: Diapering   02-22-2004, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By pip
Snap! Ours is outside and down steps, and it...

Snap! Ours is outside and down steps, and it rains all winter here. Yuck. Still, it's worth it for fluffy cloth, and just think how EASY it will be when we all move and get inside laundies.....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,509
Posted By pip
Hi CerridwenLorelei...did I get that right? It...

Hi CerridwenLorelei...did I get that right? It was hard to copy!!

In answer to your question, I think it's not fair to expect mum to walk/carry a baby all night regularly 'cos I know I just can't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-20-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,509
Posted By pip
Wow, it's always amazing to me how people can...

Wow, it's always amazing to me how people can look at things in such different ways - like is the glass half empty, or half full?

I hardly think she advocates "unemotionally pushing the baby down...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2004, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By pip
9 months to go up.....9 months to go down.... ...

9 months to go up.....9 months to go down....

(at least for me anyway. Not that I fit into my old jeans just yet....)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-20-2004, 05:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,509
Posted By pip
I really liked it - please don't flame me...

I really liked it - please don't flame me anyone!

Obviously no one set of 'rules' will work for everyone, but I like her ideas on routine and predictablility for the baby, alongside the...
Forum: Diapering   02-20-2004, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By pip
I read that toilet thing too...that a load a day...

I read that toilet thing too...that a load a day is the same amount of water we each use flushing the loo in a day. Also don't forget that it takes more water to make disposables...to turn the wood...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-07-2004, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By pip
My baby used to do this when he was really...

My baby used to do this when he was really little too, and it turned out to be reflux (silent reflux- they swallow it down again so you don't see the spit up). It is very common in young babies, and...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2004, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,163
Posted By pip
I never smoked a cigarette in my life because my...

I never smoked a cigarette in my life because my parents did, and the horrid smell and watching them trying to give up put me off for life.

I don't recommend this method to put your kids off...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-03-2004, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By pip
I will end I promise! I have read that it is...

I will end I promise! I have read that it is very common at this age, and was most certainly our experience. It seemed like the day Luka hit 8 months we had sleeping issues that we had never...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-26-2004, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By pip
Poor you...

Poor you http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I have an 11 month old too, who has been through some funny nights like this, although not quite as bad (so far!) as you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-24-2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By pip
I think it's really sweet, and great for them to...

I think it's really sweet, and great for them to be so close. As long as they are both happy, go with it, and ignore the naysayers...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-22-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By pip
Good on you for turning here for help. ...

Good on you for turning here for help.

First thing to do is to look after you. I know that you probably think I'm nuts and your baby sleep issue is the number one priority, but it's not. You are...
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2004, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By pip
My husband is more nutty than me. We were...

My husband is more nutty than me. We were walking to the shops with Luka in his pram when he was really little, and it was dusk, so dh starts formulating a plan to put HEADLIGHTS ON THE PRAM!!!!!!...
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2004, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,334
Posted By pip
Megin , this is a great thread, and I'm sure...

Megin , this is a great thread, and I'm sure everyone who has read it has learned something. Good on you for bringing it up.

I come from a family of girls, and was frankly terrified when I found...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-20-2004, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By pip
I looked at these too, and I think it looks...

I looked at these too, and I think it looks lovely. All throughout Indonesia you see babies strung up in a hammock made out of a sarong, sleeping soundly outside or just about anywhere. It never...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2004, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By pip
Hiya, I had the same problem for months. It...

Hiya,

I had the same problem for months. It was 40 minute sleeps on the dot, and sometimes he would wake up crying, so I knew he hadn't had enough sleep. Actually it was dad who solved it. He had...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2003, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By pip
You'll be fine! Try not to stress or your baby...

You'll be fine! Try not to stress or your baby will pick that up and it'll be harder. The cot thing is great, my baby wouldn't sleep in it, but was happy to sit in it and play while I ate etc. The...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-30-2003, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By pip
I was apparently like this as a babe too. My...

I was apparently like this as a babe too. My grandmother (mother of 5) advised my mum to put me in the bath with all my clothes on, which I'm told worked a treat. Most little babies don't like the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-26-2003, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By pip
Thank goodness I know this board is here! I came...

Thank goodness I know this board is here! I came on to post about the very same thing, and it helps to know we are not the only ones. My baby was a great sleeper till 8 months. Now he has had about...
Forum: Diapering   12-26-2003, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By pip
HA! I'm going to dish the dirt on men.....I once...

HA! I'm going to dish the dirt on men.....I once had an ex tell me he used to clean up spills etc really poorly on purpose so he wouldn't be trusted to do it!!!!! It's true, they screw up on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-19-2003, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By pip
Count us in! I was so proud of my son's commando...

Count us in! I was so proud of my son's commando crawl....until I saw the other babies in my coffee group (we hadn't met up for a while). So at 10 1/2 months, still commando crawling like a little...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-19-2003, 07:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,372
Posted By pip
Andrea, no-one could 'get it right' under those...

Andrea, no-one could 'get it right' under those conditions. Please don't think you have done anything wrong. I think you are amazing to have coped for one day on the schedule you describe, let alone...
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