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Forum: Breastfeeding   10-20-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By WC_hapamama
The gulps loudly and spit up are indicative of...

The gulps loudly and spit up are indicative of reflux, and yeah, reflux makes for grumpy babies. While reflux can occur in a food allergic child, more often it's not. My two youngest had silent...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,177
Posted By WC_hapamama
I ran your DD's numbers through a growth chart...

I ran your DD's numbers through a growth chart percentile calculator, at at 19 months old, she's in the 16th percentile for weight and 4th for height. Doesn't strike me as particularly chubby.
Forum: Family Safety   09-10-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,138
Posted By WC_hapamama
My older 4 were turned forward facing at 12...

My older 4 were turned forward facing at 12 months, 15 months, 18 months and 18 months.

With my youngest, our current goal is to rear-face until at least age 2. If his growth rate is anything...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,651
Posted By WC_hapamama
The only time I assume that lack of high chairs...

The only time I assume that lack of high chairs = babies not welcome is when there are white tablecloths, wine lists and aspirations of Michelin stars involved.

I will admit that the little mom...
Forum: Family Safety   09-08-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By WC_hapamama
Quote: Originally Posted by chickabiddy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickabiddy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15821185)
Also, the government is under pressure by...
Forum: Family Safety   09-08-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,125
Posted By WC_hapamama
Quote: Originally Posted by peainthepod...

Quote:
Originally Posted by peainthepod http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15817213)
On some beaches, even an ankle-high wave...
Forum: Family Safety   09-08-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By WC_hapamama
[QUOTE=Adventuredad;15812226] - The US...

[QUOTE=Adventuredad;15812226]

- The US government in general does treat parents like they were completely clueless regarding safety for their kids.
/QUOTE]

There's a tendency (and I...
Forum: Family Safety   08-18-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,725
Posted By WC_hapamama
I never really needed them for my older 3... DS1...

I never really needed them for my older 3... DS1 and DD were fairly cautious children and were not inclined to run off. DS2 was the sort of kid that would wander off in a store if we let him walk,...
Forum: Babywearing   08-18-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,034
Posted By WC_hapamama
I wouldn't wear a 4 month old baby while...

I wouldn't wear a 4 month old baby while bicycling, even without the worry about cars. I'd worry about the baby getting bounced around and the possibly of bike accidents. Even experienced cyclists...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,358
Posted By WC_hapamama
We're currently in the midst of picky eating...

We're currently in the midst of picky eating land with my 4 1/2 year old. My little guy lives on milk, cheese, yogurt, pretzels, crackers, rice, chicken nuggets, pasta, some soups, cereal, meatballs...
Forum: Lactivism   08-08-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,258
Posted By WC_hapamama
As far as the "every woman should breastfeed for...

As far as the "every woman should breastfeed for 6 months" thing goes, that would work a HECK of a lot better if working moms got more the 4-8 weeks off after their babies are born.
Forum: Family Safety   08-06-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,492
Posted By WC_hapamama
I'll agree that it's a calculated risk thing. To...

I'll agree that it's a calculated risk thing. To me, it's less risky for me to nurse my baby with my National Geographic boobies than it is for me to let the baby scream for 20 minutes while we're...
Forum: Family Safety   08-06-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,035
Posted By WC_hapamama
I'm going to echo something that someone else...

I'm going to echo something that someone else has mentioned... try putting the rearfacing seat in a more upright position.

I didn't "get" the extended rear-facing thing until I saw the crash test...
Forum: Lactivism   08-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By WC_hapamama
I don't see the point. It's not like they're...

I don't see the point. It's not like they're somewhere like Babies R Us that specializes in products for babies.

At my local costco, the formula is in the same section as the razors, cigarettes,...
Forum: Lactivism   08-03-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By WC_hapamama
I tend to just donate it to the food bank.

I tend to just donate it to the food bank.
Forum: Lactivism   08-03-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,258
Posted By WC_hapamama
We're supposed to take Gisele Bundchen...

We're supposed to take Gisele Bundchen seriously?

As much as I think that breastfeeding is awesome, I don't think it's something that mothers should be forced to do if they absolutely don't want...
Forum: Lactivism   07-23-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By WC_hapamama
I pumped breastmilk for my firstborn child for...

I pumped breastmilk for my firstborn child for the first 9 weeks of his life, and supplemented with milk based formula, until my supply crapped out.

By 4 months old, he had developed allergies to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-23-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By WC_hapamama
I use an Avent Isis. Yeah, it's manual, but I...

I use an Avent Isis. Yeah, it's manual, but I get better output with that than any other pump I've used.

If you want to stick to a double electric, Medela sells personal shields that have the...
Forum: Allergies   07-14-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 18,265
Posted By WC_hapamama
Quote: Originally Posted by chlobo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chlobo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15622099)
Hugs Kathy, all of that sounds so stressful....
Forum: Allergies   07-14-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By WC_hapamama
Enjoy Life, Divvies, David (sunflower seeds),...

Enjoy Life, Divvies, David (sunflower seeds), Sunbutter (they make a trail mix), Dakota Gourmet, NoNuttin, allerenergy....

Have you checked out peanutfreeplanet.com?
Forum: Allergies   07-14-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By WC_hapamama
My food allergic kids are vaccinated (albeit...

My food allergic kids are vaccinated (albeit selectively), but their allergies manifested themselves BEFORE their first set of vaccinations.

Granted, we have a family history of allergies, asthma...
Forum: Women's Health   07-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By WC_hapamama
I always tend to have a lot more ear discomfort...

I always tend to have a lot more ear discomfort when my seasonal allergies are flaring. The only thing that works for me is using an antihistamine and decongestant in tandem. What works best for me...
Forum: Women's Health   07-14-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By WC_hapamama
Have you considered probiotics for the digestive...

Have you considered probiotics for the digestive issues? My DH and DD have very, very sensitive GI tracts, and we've found probiotics to be very helpful. DH uses yogurt with live cultures or kefir,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By WC_hapamama
I allowed my 12 1/2 year old to sign up for...

I allowed my 12 1/2 year old to sign up for facebook last month. The stipulation is that I also have the password (same with his e-mail account) and I can check on his activity whenever I want...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-20-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By WC_hapamama
I work very part time... 6 hours/week (1.5 hours...

I work very part time... 6 hours/week (1.5 hours 4 days/week) as a lunchroom/playground monitor at the elementary school my kids attend. It's convenient for me because I can bring my baby and...
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