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Forum: Women's Health   03-20-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By cidercat
I've considered making our own for a long time. ...

I've considered making our own for a long time.  Maybe it's time to do that.  I think we definitely have to lose the Tide.
Forum: Women's Health   03-18-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By cidercat
DS is 24 months.  He's been rashy his entire...

DS is 24 months.  He's been rashy his entire life, not severely so, just persistently so.

We CD.  We have a front loader.  We were using Tide HE for clothes & dipes until DS came along and had...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-04-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,666
Posted By cidercat
Quote: Originally Posted by larablue...

Quote:
Originally Posted by larablue http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15463996)
Try soaking it in sterilizing solution...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,666
Posted By cidercat
I'm not washing with anything. Just hot water....

I'm not washing with anything. Just hot water. Could *that* be the problem? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-30-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,666
Posted By cidercat
I have a diva cup (size 2). This is my 3rd...

I have a diva cup (size 2). This is my 3rd period using it. I cut the stem off completely on the first cycle because it was poking/pinching. On the second cycle, I learned about turning it inside...
Forum: Allergies   02-18-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By cidercat
absolutely. they're like vitamin c wafer...

absolutely. they're like vitamin c wafer texture. totally do-able. the kids LOVE them.
Forum: Allergies   02-17-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By cidercat
i'm brain dead. it says right on the container...

i'm brain dead. it says right on the container it provides 182 mg per 1/2 t. So I should probably be giving him at least 2 doses. Is it better/ more effective to give them separately? Or is all at...
Forum: Allergies   02-17-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By cidercat
DS is 4 1/2. He's about 45 lb. I have him taking...

DS is 4 1/2. He's about 45 lb. I have him taking the kirkman sweet magnesium glycinate 1x a day (1/2 t, so 997 mg).

He is also taking the kirkman b6/magnesium chewable wafer 1x a day (50 mg of...
Forum: Women's Health   02-03-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By cidercat
I just recently found out about deficiencies &...

I just recently found out about deficiencies & supplements. Here (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1183379) is my link about my DS. He was tentatively diagnosed as Bipolar (he's...
Forum: Women's Health   02-02-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By cidercat
thanks, mamas. now, does anyone have a link...

thanks, mamas.

now, does anyone have a link or a source for the best price for the kirkman magnesium glycinate powder?
Forum: Women's Health   02-02-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By cidercat
I've been doing epsom salt baths for DS1, but it...

I've been doing epsom salt baths for DS1, but it is hard to get it consistent (everyday, long enough, etc.) and I'm worried about the salt for DS2 (who often bathes with DS1) because he (DS2) has...
Forum: Allergies   01-20-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
I'm hanging in there. So far, just doing epsom...

I'm hanging in there. So far, just doing epsom salt in the bath, but every night for a week now. I am cautiously optimistic. He is a bit more pleasant & seems to be able to recover from a tantrum a...
Forum: Allergies   01-17-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
thanks, mamas. this stuff is making my head...

thanks, mamas.

this stuff is making my head spin. i keep hoping to just wake up from this bad dream. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Allergies   01-17-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
RE: the GAPS diet. I just read the document...

RE: the GAPS diet. I just read the document linked. I was breastfed, DS was breastfed. I don't think he has ever been on antibiotics. Maybe once at age 3. He doesn't appear to have any digestive...
Forum: Allergies   01-16-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
I just ordered some of the thorne kid's multi...

I just ordered some of the thorne kid's multi vitamin.

We already have a 2nd opinion visit scheduled.

I just started reading "Bipolar Kids" by Greenberg and it's bumming me out. It sounds like...
Forum: Allergies   01-16-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
We've been doing the epsom salt baths for the...

We've been doing the epsom salt baths for the past few nights. No miraculous changes yet. I'm wondering how long it might take to see some improvement if that's the problem.

And which of the...
Forum: Women's Health   01-16-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By cidercat
DH gets that. The dermatologist calls it "coin...

DH gets that. The dermatologist calls it "coin eczema." aka nummular eczema. treat just like any other eczema.

All of the images I just saw on google images show red spots, but DH's are white. so...
Forum: Allergies   01-14-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
Thank you so much for all of the input. I truly...

Thank you so much for all of the input. I truly appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that there may be an intermediate step to take with supplements & the like (as opposed to jumping right into an...
Forum: Allergies   01-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By cidercat
DS1 is 4 1/2. Neither DH nor I have any...

DS1 is 4 1/2. Neither DH nor I have any allergies (nothing very significant in the extended family either).

DS1 has always been high energy. He sleeps amazingly well (3 hour naps, still, with 11...
Forum: Diapering   05-14-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By cidercat
Mama, It's Amy (from BF group, Kate's aunt). I...

Mama, It's Amy (from BF group, Kate's aunt). I CD my DD (now 2) and my 2 month old. I have lots of thoughts on diapers. If you'd like, you can come over and see my stash. We started with cotton...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-01-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,184
Posted By cidercat
I'm nursing my 11 month old (and I nursed my son...

I'm nursing my 11 month old (and I nursed my son for 14 months). Now, all of the sudden, for the first time, I have a blister on my nipple!! It's not a milk blister, it looks like a friction blister...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-29-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By cidercat
Quote: Originally Posted by barose...

Quote:
Originally Posted by barose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10662101)
I wonder about that too. We (me and DP) have a...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By cidercat
I'm in CA. I make handcrafted baby apparel...

I'm in CA. I make handcrafted baby apparel (boutiquey stuff). I'm working on getting a website up and running within the next month or so. I know there are some things I must do, some things I could...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-04-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By cidercat
Okay, so now I've been in contact with...

Okay, so now I've been in contact with Simplicity. That manual is not available online and they will send me a copy. FOR $15!!

So I'm wondering if anyone here has that manual that I can pay to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-23-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By cidercat
I've been using my mom's 1964 Singer. It works...

I've been using my mom's 1964 Singer. It works fine but only has the straight stitch, not even a zig-zag.

A friend just lent me her machine. It's a Simplicity 1170 and she doesn't have the...
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