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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2009, 06:16 PM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By bluedotsmom
Hazelnut, your child is scared, your job is to...

Hazelnut,
your child is scared, your job is to protect your child, you need to confront the neighbor who lets the dog run loose. Period.

And the most friendly dogs in the world have attacked...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By bluedotsmom
Thank you all for more thoughtful posts! ...

Thank you all for more thoughtful posts!

The Hep B vax/immune disorder link is very interesting. I got the Hep B vax about 20 yrs ago, somewhere around this is when I had my first episode of low...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By bluedotsmom
Thank you all for sharing! For some reason this...

Thank you all for sharing! For some reason this year, I've been having occasional panic about whether or not I should get a flu shot, but I am reassured in not doing it.

It never did make sense...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By bluedotsmom
OK, how was that for a vague title?!? :-) I...

OK, how was that for a vague title?!? :-) I couldn't find my exact question asked, but please feel free to point me to another thread if needed.

I do not vax my children anymore (started with...
Forum: Women's Health   11-01-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By bluedotsmom
Thanks for the thoughts...we don't drink milk or...

Thanks for the thoughts...we don't drink milk or eat very much dairy at all. Maybe I'll keep a food diary for her.

Her feet have always gotten sweaty and stinky fast, even as a toddler (my ds who...
Forum: Women's Health   10-28-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By bluedotsmom
my 6 yr old gets stinky pits very quickly, my...

my 6 yr old gets stinky pits very quickly, my almost 8 yr old dd never does.

what's up?

6 yr old dd also has really bad breath in the morning, I mean almost poop smelling.

So, I'm...
Forum: Diapering   11-18-2004, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bluedotsmom
my ds will be 2 next week. I do prefolds and...

my ds will be 2 next week. I do prefolds and Bummis SWW and aside from a few spots, have never had much diaper 'rash' trouble. I have used a solution of GSE and water or Balmex on the rare occasion...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2004, 09:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By bluedotsmom
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ey...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif The main reason I don't let my kids watch much TV is so when I need it to keep them busy, they are really riveted!!

Maybe that makes me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-24-2004, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By bluedotsmom
hugs to you.. I always found that at around 6...

hugs to you.. I always found that at around 6 months we had weird sleeping stuff go on too.

don't have time for much, but if you have used benadryl I suggest you stop.

I very rarely use otc...
Forum: Parenting   05-18-2004, 10:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,518
Posted By bluedotsmom
(I know I'm way late to this thread, sorry) ...

(I know I'm way late to this thread, sorry)

Hey, Tricia...huge hugs to you and your family...it can be very hard when what works for us is not what we had dreamed about. You are a great momma and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-19-2004, 08:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 4,786
Posted By bluedotsmom
Howdy, all! I'm new to this forum. Anne, mom of...

Howdy, all! I'm new to this forum. Anne, mom of a 6 yr old dd, 5 yr old dd and 18 mo old ds. I just turned 40 and we've been TTC #4 for about 5 months.

(OMG...it 'sounds' weird to actually say...
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   11-24-2003, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By bluedotsmom
thanks for letting me know!

thanks for letting me know!
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   11-24-2003, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By bluedotsmom
do you still have these?

do you still have these?
Forum: Lactivism   11-19-2003, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By bluedotsmom
This past Sunday there was a coupon in our paper...

This past Sunday there was a coupon in our paper from this company. The ad has Brooke Shields and states in part, "That's why new moms,...are switching to Bright Beginnings... In other words, the...
Forum: Women's Health   10-16-2003, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 617
Posted By bluedotsmom
My 5 year old has always been a little hairier...

My 5 year old has always been a little hairier than her sister, but I attributed it to her being born 2 weeks early.

But, on her arms, she has very dense long, curly hair from about mid-forearm...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-14-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By bluedotsmom
ditto what lilirose said! especially that when...

ditto what lilirose said! especially that when we feel frustrated and try to rush, our babes will not settle as well.

and close to 4 is when my older girls (4 & 5) were trully able to go to sleep...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2003, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By bluedotsmom
I voted other because what we do before bed,...

I voted other because what we do before bed, doesn't seem to count as routine. btw, I have 3 kiddos-a 5 yr old, 4 yr old and 9 mo old. So, minimal routine and standard bedtime. I think it helps kids...
Forum: Parenting   09-10-2003, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By bluedotsmom
My dh is 49, I am 39. We have a 5 yr old, 4 yr...

My dh is 49, I am 39. We have a 5 yr old, 4 yr old and 9 month old. DS (9 mo old) was a glorious homebirth. My dh wants to have *more*!!!

I think our age has helped us appreciate the kiddos more...
Forum: Diapering   09-04-2003, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By bluedotsmom
Thanks folks! Turquoise, I use a solution...

Thanks folks!

Turquoise, I use a solution of 10 drops GSE to 1 ounce water and mist. We've had trouble with thrush/yeast in the past, so this is usually my first line of defense.

I think I may...
Forum: Diapering   09-03-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By bluedotsmom
Is olive oil good to use as a barrier on my...

Is olive oil good to use as a barrier on my babe's bottom?

He's 9 months old, bfing and just now really starting to eat an appreciable amount of solid foods. Today, he's been a little rashy,...
Forum: Parenting   09-03-2003, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,615
Posted By bluedotsmom
So many eloquent posts, but I'll throw in my...

So many eloquent posts, but I'll throw in my random thoughts:

-while pregnant with dd1, i first heard about the 'family bed' and remember telling my dh that "those people are crazy!!" ahem, we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-29-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By bluedotsmom
Ditto everyone else and big hugs to you!!!! ...

Ditto everyone else and big hugs to you!!!!

You said:
"She is tired and ready for bed around 7 or 8. I know she is tired! She falls asleep easily but wakes aftre 1/2 hr and that is when she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2003, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,236
Posted By bluedotsmom
dd1 had lots and lots of hair at birth and never...

dd1 had lots and lots of hair at birth and never lost any. She was curly to frizzy. When it was kind of short, it was frizzy in back from sleeping her back, but it would be just curly after washing...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2003, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By bluedotsmom
Oh, into a crib and another room at the same...

Oh, into a crib and another room at the same time? I agree with Suteki, this is probably too much for him right now. I totally missed 2 hours of crying, that's pretty tough for everyone and he can't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2003, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By bluedotsmom
I'm assuming the crib is in your room, so at...

I'm assuming the crib is in your room, so at night, he knows you are there with him and the transition may not be so hard. But during the day, you are not there during nap time.

Babies are smart,...
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