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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2013, 04:45 PM
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Posted By newbie_mary
Yes, no coat in the carseat. Also, coats on...

Yes, no coat in the carseat. Also, coats on infants just don't work very well...better to get a one piece fleece or other material romper that goes on over their clothes. I got a super nice one on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By newbie_mary
My older DS had it. Eventually we took him to a...

My older DS had it. Eventually we took him to a dermatologist who gave us a strong steroid that we used very sparingly, when it was really bad. Mostly, we didn't bathe him more than once a week,...
Forum: Diapering   10-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By newbie_mary
I like the BestBottoms a lot, although they...

I like the BestBottoms a lot, although they don't work very well for babies with a long rise (as both of mine have had).  I think they are a really nice alternative to pockets, and you don't need...
Forum: Diapering   10-18-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By newbie_mary
I love our BG pockets (we have a few).  But the...

I love our BG pockets (we have a few).  But the snaps on the front, now that it is unsnapped, rub and chafe my poor 9-mo-old chunky monkey's thighs!  I am looking for something that doesn't have...
Forum: Diapering   10-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By newbie_mary
My 7.5 year old is still in diapers (Motherease...

My 7.5 year old is still in diapers (Motherease BedWetter pants) at night time.  He is un-circ'ed, and he said that the wet cloth rubs and hurts his penis.  :(  So usually he wants to use GoodNites...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By newbie_mary
I am in exactly the same boat! I could have...

I am in exactly the same boat! I could have written your post. 6.75 years apart.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By newbie_mary
I use Motherease Bedwetter pants on my 7.5 year...

I use Motherease Bedwetter pants on my 7.5 year old. They never ever leak and disposable ones do. Worth the $30 apiece in my opinion.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-21-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By newbie_mary
I wouldn't do it, personally. It wouldn't be...

I wouldn't do it, personally. It wouldn't be worth the nightmare of travel and I would just want to sleep the whole time!
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-21-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By newbie_mary
We swaddled until almost 6 mos., if that helps....

We swaddled until almost 6 mos., if that helps. I read that babies outgrow the startle reflex by 6 mos., which is what needs to happen to stop putting arms in the swaddle. You could try swaddling...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By newbie_mary
A friends little boy was like this and turned...

A friends little boy was like this and turned out to be gluten intolerant...the gluten inhibits digestion/absorption for him.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By newbie_mary
Or 2 pairs of pjs layered.

Or 2 pairs of pjs layered.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By newbie_mary
Yes, 8 mos here and terrible sleep. If I drove...

Yes, 8 mos here and terrible sleep. If I drove around all day, he would nap great. But night time? Up every 3 hrs. Ugh. He used to STTN.
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-20-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By newbie_mary
Check out Belvedere, a green community off of...

Check out Belvedere, a green community off of Rio Rd. As far as schools, the 2 that come to mind are Mountaintop Montessori and Charlottesville Waldorf School. Oh, and Free Union Country school. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-08-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By newbie_mary
What is weird is that I don't have any leaking....

What is weird is that I don't have any leaking. Haven't had to use breast pads at all this time, whereas they were soaked with my first!
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-03-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By newbie_mary
Thanks for your reply, CheriK!  He is only 3 1/2...

Thanks for your reply, CheriK!  He is only 3 1/2 weeks, but I had this problem with my older DS when he was much older (I think even up to 6 months).  However, I didn't try block nursing, so I will...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-03-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By newbie_mary
So i'm pretty sure I have overactive letdown (I...

So i'm pretty sure I have overactive letdown (I remember my breast spraying my first DS), but the challenge for my newborn is that the choking/gagging comes maybe at the END of the letdown instead...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-03-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By newbie_mary
i know this tread is old, but i also have...

i know this tread is old, but i also have overactive letdown and have found that lying down while nursing is helpful...no more choking.
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-31-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By newbie_mary
My midwife just suggested that I take 1000 mg of...

My midwife just suggested that I take 1000 mg of magnesium/day for my post-partum constipation (and I am breastfeeding).  She said it moves water into the bowels.  I started yesterday and it already...
Forum: Diapering   01-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By newbie_mary
I have a friend who did this and she said it was...

I have a friend who did this and she said it was like slave labor and she wouldn't do it again.  Unfortunately, the elastic in my BG 1.0s had dry-rotted after 6 years, so I just had to throw them...
Forum: Diapering   01-21-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By newbie_mary
The hospital gave us 2 packages of sposies, so...

The hospital gave us 2 packages of sposies, so we used those up and then started on the cloth (at which time he was done with the meconium).  It is true, though, that you need special dipes for...
Forum: Diapering   01-21-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By newbie_mary
I didn't have good luck washing dipes with...

I didn't have good luck washing dipes with Charlie's.  Can't remember if softness was an issue, but I would try another detergent if I were you.
Forum: Diapering   01-21-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By newbie_mary
We definitely had more poo blowouts with...

We definitely had more poo blowouts with disposables than with cloth, especially snappi'd prefolds.  
 
There are lots of cute wetbags out there which are designed for cloth diapering on-the-go....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-21-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By newbie_mary
My DS was just like this...didn't really start...

My DS was just like this...didn't really start eating solids in any quantity until 12 mo.  He's a picky eater to this day.  :(
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By newbie_mary
With my first son, 7 years ago, I didn't do any...

With my first son, 7 years ago, I didn't do any supplements.
 
This time, in light of all of the recent research about Vitamin D, I'm thinking of supplementing that at least.  I went to Whole...
Forum: Diapering   12-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By newbie_mary
It has been almost 7 years since I diapered a...

It has been almost 7 years since I diapered a newborn, and in that time I have apparently lent out my newborn cloth and didn't get it back...so I had to buy more!  I found a great shop that has used...
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