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Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,157
Posted By SandraS
Quote: Originally Posted by proudmamanow...

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Originally Posted by proudmamanow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14234278)
Fwiw, I think public universal health...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By SandraS
All four of mine went from my bed to a mattress...

All four of mine went from my bed to a mattress on the floor, around 15 months or so.

I started them out there at night, and that gave them the freedom to stay in there or come back into bed with...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,282
Posted By SandraS
I'm not a good one for advice here, because I...

I'm not a good one for advice here, because I finally had to sever ALL ties with my mother. After two decades of her "advice" (most of which was blatantly wrong, some of which was wrong for ME), it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By SandraS
My husband was admitted to the hospital the day...

My husband was admitted to the hospital the day I was leaving with my first baby. I popped in downstairs with an hours old infant to say goodbye, then came back every day for seven days. He had an...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,797
Posted By SandraS
I think what *I* do IS normal, what THEY do is...

I think what *I* do IS normal, what THEY do is NOT. No doubt about it.
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,157
Posted By SandraS
The government has ZERO business in MY business....

The government has ZERO business in MY business. They can't run what they already are in charge of. This angers me beyond everything else that *&#$* has done. I just hope impeachment starts soon.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By SandraS
Nothing. I've had babes that have slept thru...

Nothing. I've had babes that have slept thru from early on, and one babe that still wakes several times a night at 19 months. She's different, and normal. It's more normal for the babe to wake than...
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By SandraS
Quote: Originally Posted by swd12422...

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Originally Posted by swd12422 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14231716)
I generally don't even go over to him when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By SandraS
If any of mine spoke at 10 months, I would've...

If any of mine spoke at 10 months, I would've been freaked out. They NEVER had words that early.

At 19 months, my daughter is just starting her language explosion. Before about 16 months, nada....
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,162
Posted By SandraS
Quote: Originally Posted by laila2...

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Originally Posted by laila2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14231685)
jumped off a cliff would you follow?

we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By SandraS
Teach them how to get up and down safely. Our...

Teach them how to get up and down safely. Our bed has steps to go up to it, it's extraordinarily high, and we've never had an issue.
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,162
Posted By SandraS
Quote: Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14229793)
I took my 4 year old. Along with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By SandraS
Quote: Originally Posted by Barbie64g...

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Originally Posted by Barbie64g http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14229732)
Good Luck. I tried (unknowingly before i...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By SandraS
I don't take them up until I go when they're...

I don't take them up until I go when they're very very young, and then when they're old enough to learn to crawl down (backwards, onto the steps like they learn the stairs), they are on their own up...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By SandraS
ABSOLUTELY! As a matter of fact, I like to bring...

ABSOLUTELY! As a matter of fact, I like to bring it up because we know people with young babies and I want them to know what the safest, best way is to have a baby sleep. I want everyone to know...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By SandraS
My bed is so high I need steps to get up on it. ...

My bed is so high I need steps to get up on it.

SIDS has nothing to do with your pillows.

I've co-slept with four babies and have never moved them to the floor.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 790
Posted By SandraS
4 babies and I've never had one.

4 babies and I've never had one.
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,162
Posted By SandraS
We're the ones that let our kids do all the...

We're the ones that let our kids do all the things that your kids are always talking about wanting to do. LOL!

Sorry... just had to interject that......
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By SandraS
We call it allowance, they get it for chores,...

We call it allowance, they get it for chores, and they get to do with it whatever they want. They can spend every dime, save every dime, give every dime away. It's not for me to say what they do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SandraS
All of mine moved to a mattress on the floor...

All of mine moved to a mattress on the floor around 14-16 months, so they could choose to stay in their own bed or come back to ours.

By two, they had about 30 stuffed animals, 10 blankets, and 8...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By SandraS
ABSOLUTELY! Our babysitter years ago, when my...

ABSOLUTELY! Our babysitter years ago, when my youngest was that age and my oldest was 5, was all of NINE YEARS OLD. She was awesome - perhaps more responsible than most adults I know.

That being...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By SandraS
All of mine quit napping around 2; my 18 month...

All of mine quit napping around 2; my 18 month old naps only one time, around 11:30 or noon, then she goes to sleep around 11 or so, like the 4 year old. She'll wake around 8 a.m.

My last two...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By SandraS
Quote: Originally Posted by JustKiya...

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Originally Posted by JustKiya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14224916)
If you feel good enough to be out go out! I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By SandraS
We were at a restaurant eating breakfast when my...

We were at a restaurant eating breakfast when my last one was 5 hours old.

I was at the grocery store within 6 hours old.

My first visited his daddy every day on the infectious disease ward of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By SandraS
You were afraid of suffocation, not SIDS. ...

You were afraid of suffocation, not SIDS.

SIDS is so rare, you have a higher chance of injury to your child in an automobile wreck. Or walking across the kitchen floor. Or a list of a million...
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