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Forum: Family Safety   07-30-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,448
Posted By theelfqueen
If you're using the Lower Anchors you MUST use...

If you're using the Lower Anchors you MUST use the tether for a forwardfacing install. If you install with a seatbelt it is optional though STRONGLY recommended (the use of the tether when ffing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By theelfqueen
11 hours is pretty low for a toddler so young. ...

11 hours is pretty low for a toddler so young.
_Sleepless in America_ suggests that a child this age should be closer to 13 hours. (It's a really great book, I highly recommend getting your hands...
Forum: Homebirth   07-25-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,839
Posted By theelfqueen
Because we didn't do it until DS was a few...

Because we didn't do it until DS was a few months old they did an infant hearing screen rather than a newborn one -- he had to be awake and cooperative for it. It was actually kind of fun.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-25-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By theelfqueen
Sleepless in America.

Sleepless in America.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By theelfqueen
We get "My Big Backyard", "Zootles" (Zoobooks...

We get "My Big Backyard", "Zootles" (Zoobooks toddler subscription) and "Disney and Me" for our littler kids.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-15-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By theelfqueen
I was an exchange student in High School (to...

I was an exchange student in High School (to Russia) and it was the most amazing experience. Very exciting, educational, fun, etc. One of the best experiences of my life overall.
Forum: Homebirth   07-15-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,839
Posted By theelfqueen
My ped helped us get a referral through our...

My ped helped us get a referral through our insurance and we did it when DS was a few months old.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By theelfqueen
We have two of the cushy ones. My littlest one...

We have two of the cushy ones. My littlest one hates them and prefers to just stradle the seat (Although I used them with the older two).
Forum: Homebirth   07-13-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By theelfqueen
My husband's entire team had to come over and...

My husband's entire team had to come over and see our birthing pool the day it was set up. It was very silly.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,067
Posted By theelfqueen
I'm not. We never really did bedtime stories...

I'm not. We never really did bedtime stories with any of our kids. They get read to during the day. I don't feel it's necessary and I prefer to keep bedtime "rituals" to the barest minimum. (put on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-10-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By theelfqueen
The problem with quoting the WHO is......

The problem with quoting the WHO is... eventually you're nursing an OVER two year old. LOL

It's just substituting one artificial weaning date for another.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-09-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,128
Posted By theelfqueen
Random post -- There are sexy, beautiful nursing...

Random post -- There are sexy, beautiful nursing bras and lingerie out there, if you're wearing "industrial" nursing bras, they might make you feel less sexy than you'd like. For a fun boost to your...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-08-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By theelfqueen
Instead of "Why do you care" try "Why do you...

Instead of "Why do you care" try "Why do you ask?" It's a little less confrontational. If they push it you can remind them that "that's a very personal question" or just change the subject.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-07-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By theelfqueen
In The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning it is...

In The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning it is suggested that Don't Offer/Don't Refuse is pretty much meaningless for a two year old -- it is very unlikely to decrease their nursing. (I was just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-07-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By theelfqueen
Of my three nurslings - I had ZERO problems,...

Of my three nurslings - I had ZERO problems, difficulties or stresses with the one waterborn. My milk came in so quickly and easily that I didn't notice it, never got engorged. Latched on...
Forum: Homebirth   07-07-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,358
Posted By theelfqueen
Nope, DH didn't come to a single midwife appt...

Nope, DH didn't come to a single midwife appt while I was pg with DS3. But DS2 came to a lot of them. Worked out okay for us.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,995
Posted By theelfqueen
Quote: Originally Posted by bdavis337...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdavis337 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8573549)
Crap. I reread the manual this morning and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,995
Posted By theelfqueen
Model(s): Regent Classic - E9L3998 -...

Model(s): Regent Classic - E9L3998 - Forward-facing only youth child restraint
Production Dates: December 18, 2006 - January 18, 2007
Noncompliance: These seats were produced with an incorrect...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,995
Posted By theelfqueen
IIRC (which I may not -- I might be mixing it up...

IIRC (which I may not -- I might be mixing it up with another recall) it was recalled for a missing/wrong label on the seat?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,995
Posted By theelfqueen
Quote: Originally Posted by bdavis337...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdavis337 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8565877)
And just for fun, let me say that I just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,368
Posted By theelfqueen
Just wanted to say, Gymboree has adjustable...

Just wanted to say, Gymboree has adjustable waists, too.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,995
Posted By theelfqueen
ACK -- I am saying "actually" a lot, aren't...

ACK -- I am saying "actually" a lot, aren't I?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By theelfqueen
45 degrees is the recommendation for a...

45 degrees is the recommendation for a newborn/infant. For an older child you can go as upright as 30 degrees.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By theelfqueen
We had a Fisher Price booster, really liked it. ...

We had a Fisher Price booster, really liked it.
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B0000DEW8N...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-06-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,995
Posted By theelfqueen
Quote: Originally Posted by rere...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rere http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8565112)
Ok so let me recap and maybe you can tell me if I...
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