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Forum: Babywearing   11-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By ktgrok
I've been using a BabyHawk Mei Tai, but the...

I've been using a BabyHawk Mei Tai, but the friend I borrowed it from needs it back. We have some extra money that came in so hubby said I should pick out and buy whatever carrier I want!  So...I've...
Forum: Babywearing   11-10-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,882
Posted By ktgrok
I babywear for so MANY reasons!  My initial...

I babywear for so MANY reasons!  My initial reason was survival. My son in on the Autism Spectrum  and has Sensory Processing Disorder. As a baby we didn't know this, but we did know he needed to be...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-09-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By ktgrok
She needs to approach her husband with love, not...

She needs to approach her husband with love, not anger. Tell him that she understands it is important to him, that he wants to do the right thing by their son. She does too. If he is worried about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,769
Posted By ktgrok
There are not people out there dying to adopt...

There are not people out there dying to adopt someone else's pets. So they will end up at a shelter, where your tax dollars pay for them. A bag of kibble at costco goes a long way, and is a minimal...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By ktgrok
What if a boy turned out to have a bigger penis...

What if a boy turned out to have a bigger penis than your husband, would he want the boy to cut off a few inches to make it look like his? I mean seriously, a baby penis is not going to look like a...
Forum: VBAC   02-06-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By ktgrok
I never saw an OB during my second pregnancy, so...

I never saw an OB during my second pregnancy, so never had a chance to have bad things said. But I heard plenty of horror stories from my family.  And my OB for my first baby said my c-section was...
Forum: Lactivism   01-31-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,895
Posted By ktgrok
Just wanted to say that you CAN breastfeed and...

Just wanted to say that you CAN breastfeed and be in the medical profession. There is a misconception that if you are around anesthesia you shouldn't breastfeed but it isn't true. You should check...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-30-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,189
Posted By ktgrok
reynauds syndrome?

reynauds syndrome?
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-24-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By ktgrok
When I make yogurt with raw milk the cream...

When I make yogurt with raw milk the cream separates, as expected. However, i didn't expect it to get hard and chewy?  I mean, it's delicious, but should it do that?
Forum: Diapering   01-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By ktgrok
A flat kite folded and snappied, with a...

A flat kite folded and snappied, with a thirsties cover, is as trim as a disposable on my girl.
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-07-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By ktgrok
I'm looking for milk kefir grains and can't find...

I'm looking for milk kefir grains and can't find them locally. Does anyone have some they would mail for the cost of postage?  I'm in Florida.
Forum: Diapering   12-28-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By ktgrok
I don't know about your other issues, but wanted...

I don't know about your other issues, but wanted to say that using both baking soda and vinegar at the same time neutralizes both, making them pointless.
Forum: Diapering   12-27-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By ktgrok
The price is great but how do they work?  How do...

The price is great but how do they work?  How do they compare to the cheap BabyLove diapers on ebay?  Are they better?
Forum: Diapering   12-27-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By ktgrok
I usually use prefolds and thirsties covers, but...

I usually use prefolds and thirsties covers, but now that my baby is getting squirmy I tried a pocket diaper. I tried the Babyland one off of ebay, which I know is a cheap knock off.  I love that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By ktgrok
Also, at 2 weeks you may be over doing the...

Also, at 2 weeks you may be over doing the activity and that will affect supply. But my guess is that she was nursing just fine, and acting hungry afterwards because she is going through a growth...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-19-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By ktgrok
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By ktgrok
Ok, here's my idea.  It will take a while, but...

Ok, here's my idea.  It will take a while, but should work...I think.
 
Start by keeping her up until let's say 11:30 or 11:45. At that point do your routine, weather it is snuggling with a book...
Forum: Lactivism   11-29-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By ktgrok
The sesame street clips are only about 2 or 3...

The sesame street clips are only about 2 or 3 minutes long.
Forum: Lactivism   11-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By ktgrok
could you show one of the sesame street clip...

could you show one of the sesame street clip about breastfeeding?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,174
Posted By ktgrok
There was a recent new story that showed that...

There was a recent new story that showed that about the same number of babies DIE each year from circumcision as SIDS....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By ktgrok
another thought. What about trying to get him to...

another thought. What about trying to get him to poop without the pull up, but while standing or squatting?  Take the toilet out of the equation while you get rid of the pull up?  Then introduce the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By ktgrok
what about putting a chux pad over the toilet...

what about putting a chux pad over the toilet seat for him to sit on, so it kind of feels like the pull up?  Could the cold toilet seat be affecting him? Or, maybe he needs something to "push"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By ktgrok
In my area there are advocates you can hire,...

In my area there are advocates you can hire, that help you negotiate with the school for your rights. It seems the school knows them well enough that they pay attention and make things happen when...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-15-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By ktgrok
oh, an make time to sit down with nothing to...

oh, an make time to sit down with nothing to istract her a few times a day so she nurses a good amount.  That way she isn;t hungry every 5 minutes driving you nuts.  Instead of "don't offer - don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-15-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By ktgrok
Stop the twiddling.  I had that problem with my...

Stop the twiddling.  I had that problem with my first an had to stop  it before i became homicidal.  We did it in stages.  First i taught him "flat hand". he could place his hand on my breast but...
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