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Forum: Diapering   10-21-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By SwissMama
we have a high efficiency front loader that has...

we have a high efficiency front loader that has its own heater - heats up to short of boiling. Therefore, we can use a very small amount of water and almost no detergent. Its well worth it.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-21-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By SwissMama
I scanned in the recipes i liked from my...

I scanned in the recipes i liked from my cookbooks and then donated them.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-21-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,111
Posted By SwissMama
would anyone admit that they are a seller?...

would anyone admit that they are a seller? http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif:

Ok, i will. I sell things, but not for very much - just a token, which helps with the effort...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-20-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,013
Posted By SwissMama
Gawd, as if i don't have enough to worry about...

Gawd, as if i don't have enough to worry about with all my weirdo crunchy AP ways. Now I have to worry about whether or not I'm annoying someone when i say bless you, or offending them if i don't.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-15-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By SwissMama
I had that exact same problem. And i needed to...

I had that exact same problem. And i needed to start work. It ended up that she would WAIT for me ALL day long and then reverse cycle at night.

Finally, I bought a sippy cup and that worked! She...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-15-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By SwissMama
I didn't vote, I didnt think it was fair to....

I didn't vote, I didnt think it was fair to. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif I started both of my kids off before 6 months, but am a HUGE stickler for holding off on...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-12-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,630
Posted By SwissMama
Whatever you chose, heres a good tip: I lay...

Whatever you chose, heres a good tip:

I lay mine out and salt it first. Let it sit for a while with salt sprinkled over it. This draws the water out of the pores and collapses the pores so that...
Forum: Family Safety   10-08-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,147
Posted By SwissMama
yeah that. And in most parts in europe, you'd be...

yeah that. And in most parts in europe, you'd be hard pressed to find a legal car seat whose weight limit supports rear facing past SIX months.

I'm torn over whether or not people should be made...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-08-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By SwissMama
having a baby in germany has been awesome for...

having a baby in germany has been awesome for us.

As for kindergarten, my DD got in at 2.5. They won't need to know German going to kindy, you would be AMAZING at how toddlers can communicate...
Forum: Television   10-03-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,050
Posted By SwissMama
Here in Germany, Dora speaks German throughout,...

Here in Germany, Dora speaks German throughout, and the spanish parts are actually english.

And, her German voice is really sweet. She never yells. The first time i saw the North American...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-03-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,697
Posted By SwissMama
Both of my daughters had tight frenulums. For...

Both of my daughters had tight frenulums. For the first one, i used a nipple shield which helped draw out my nipple and stretch her frenulum. I weaned off of it at 4 weeks(?give or take) by putting...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-03-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,613
Posted By SwissMama
I dont know the answer, but I just wanted to...

I dont know the answer, but I just wanted to give you a hug. I would hope that it would not be the case, esp since you are reaching out for help. Its the ones that ARENT that they should be looking...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By SwissMama
thanks so much for the suggestions! i really...

thanks so much for the suggestions! i really appreciate it.

We've been doing a lot of things - i put grated zucchini in her eggs, grated apple and peppers into homemade toddler chicken balls,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By SwissMama
Really? What foods do you recommend for her age?...

Really? What foods do you recommend for her age? She's tall for her age and very lean - so I'd be interested in a higher fat diet, but in my mind i always assumed that the higher fat foods meant...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By SwissMama
i just found this from Dr. greene. This...

i just found this from Dr. greene.

This most likely isn't our problem (and if it is, we won't know until we eliminate the more obvious cause of her constipation - the lack of fruit in her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By SwissMama
oh! thank you! She does like water and drinks...

oh! thank you! She does like water and drinks probably more than most toddlers will, but thank you for reminding me that more fibre=more water!

I'm not sure what to do about the milk issue. she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By SwissMama
I did a search for this, and someone else asked,...

I did a search for this, and someone else asked, but there were no responses so I'm tackling the subject again. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif:

I have tried so many...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-01-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,055
Posted By SwissMama
right now, its being used as a central...

right now, its being used as a central repository for putting up on ebay/decluttering. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

Its perfect too! it has bumbers, so house guests...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-01-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By SwissMama
Quote: Originally Posted by SpiralWoman...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpiralWoman http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9295347)
I wish I could start a biz retailing these...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-28-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,295
Posted By SwissMama
I can't believe i missed this GTG! Heidelberg...

I can't believe i missed this GTG! Heidelberg would have been perfect for me. But, i was visiting Canada at the time.

Next time! German christmas market anyone? (or Strasbourg?)
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-28-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,437
Posted By SwissMama
I'm here! Anyone from Biel?

I'm here!

Anyone from Biel?
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-26-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By SwissMama
Don't assume that "moms who feed on a schedule"...

Don't assume that "moms who feed on a schedule" are not allowing their kids to eat on demand as well.

Both of my daughters developed amazingly strict feeding/sleeping schedules on their own. I've...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-25-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By SwissMama
Aw, thanks. I wish i could take credit for it -...

Aw, thanks. I wish i could take credit for it - it has always been a dream for me and I had been using my fathers farm as an experimental starting point (researching getting him a windmill, and a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-25-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By SwissMama
hee, no not yet. I'm Canadian. I have 2 more...

hee, no not yet. I'm Canadian. I have 2 more years till i become a permanent resident - but I'll never be German because I already will have Swiss and Canadian citizenship.

You should come back...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-24-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By SwissMama
I've been researching this since my DD was born...

I've been researching this since my DD was born because she did it too - with her tongue sliding back, making the suck into a bite. It was really aggravating.

This is what i think.

Some babies...
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