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Forum: Babywearing   06-19-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By freerangemama11
I love using a wrap-style carrier with newborns....

I love using a wrap-style carrier with newborns.  You can tie it and position the newborn so that they have a lot of head support.  I used a moby wrap with my son until he was about 4 months old and...
Forum: Babywearing   01-28-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By freerangemama11
I had a similar situation when wearing my son at...

I had a similar situation when wearing my son at about the same age.  When I would move around while wearing him, he was fine, but when I would try to sit down and do anything, he'd fuss unless he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-24-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By freerangemama11
My son is almost 2 (23 months) and I still...

My son is almost 2 (23 months) and I still haven't gotten my period, and it's been almost three years.  He doesn't nurse too often during the day because I work outside the home about 3 days per...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By freerangemama11
I know what you mean about trying to minimize...

I know what you mean about trying to minimize sweets in general. It helps me to think of and use xylitol more as a supplement. I probably eat the equivalent of 2 teaspoons per day, spaced throughout...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By freerangemama11
Wow, that sounds like a beautiful birth...

Wow, that sounds like a beautiful birth experience!  Contratulations and welcome to the world Josiah!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-22-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By freerangemama11
My teeth got really bad during pregnancy too--I...

My teeth got really bad during pregnancy too--I think from all of the hormones.  I started using the xylitol everyday after my son was diagnosed with tooth decay, and have noticed much improvement...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-22-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By freerangemama11
Yes, the dentist is very expensive, we spent...

Yes, the dentist is very expensive, we spent about $2000 out of pocket this year on dental expenses, none of which was covered by our insurance.  However, we had to have a lot of treatments since...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-22-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By freerangemama11
I don't make my own toothpaste, but we have a...

I don't make my own toothpaste, but we have a three step process we use with my son twice a day.  I take about a teaspoon of granular xylitol and dissolve it in about 1/8 cup of water.  I brush his...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By freerangemama11
Hi fayth2012, I'm not sure where you are in PA,...

Hi fayth2012, I'm not sure where you are in PA, but I'm in Central PA, near York.  We drive about 1.5 hours east to King of Prussia to see Dr. Hollander with Rose and Hollander Dental Associates....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By freerangemama11
I think my water broke during the pushing stage....

I think my water broke during the pushing stage. I can't remember ever feeling it break because I was concentrating so much on pushing out the baby! Since you haven't posted in a while, I'm thinking...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By freerangemama11
Oh, and I found that I had lots of lulls in my...

Oh, and I found that I had lots of lulls in my labor, similar to yours.  It definitely wasn't consistent throughout the day until I started going in to more active labor.  So I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By freerangemama11
I'd worry that your contractions might...

I'd worry that your contractions might completely stop if you change your location. When I was in labor, I went into labor early in the morning, and spent most of the day in the early (not very...
Forum: Dental   12-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By freerangemama11
I just checked the ingredients and it does have...

I just checked the ingredients and it does have glycerol in it.
Forum: Dental   12-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By freerangemama11
Yes, just get the MI Paste (as opposed to MI...

Yes, just get the MI Paste (as opposed to MI Paste Plus). I order mine online and use it for both my 23 month old son and myself.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-26-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By freerangemama11
Maybe for the more casual acquaintances you...

Maybe for the more casual acquaintances you could put something like "Love from all of us" and then for closer friends and family you could add a brief note letting them know of the recent changes....
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-04-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By freerangemama11
Welcome to MDC!  I was in your exact same...

Welcome to MDC!  I was in your exact same situation, and had to return to work when my son was only 12 weeks old.  I am also a huge fan of the AP approach to mothering, including babywearing, cloth...
Forum: Dental   04-20-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,448
Posted By freerangemama11
I actually have some personal experience with...

I actually have some personal experience with this one.  When I was about the same age as your DS, I fell against the table and completely tore my frenulum.  Apparently this bled profusely because...
Forum: Dental   04-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By freerangemama11
Wow, this is such encouraging news!  I hope that...

Wow, this is such encouraging news!  I hope that we can have the same success that you are having.
 
We are about a week into our xylitol and MI paste protocol.  Right now I am managing to wash...
Forum: Dental   04-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,624
Posted By freerangemama11
  Hi Choochootwo,   It's really...


Hi Choochootwo,
 
It's really encouraging to hear about your early success!
 
It definitely sounds like there are some similar risk factors.  Initially when we saw our first dentist, I was so...
Forum: Dental   04-04-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,624
Posted By freerangemama11
I have a very similar story.  My DS is currently...

I have a very similar story.  My DS is currently 14 mo. old.  I noticed a few white spots on his teeth a few months ago and made an appointment with a pediatric dentist.  By the time we got in for...
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