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Forum: Diapering   06-22-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By brambleberry
gDiaper and Flip disposable inserts can be used...

gDiaper and Flip disposable inserts can be used with other covers if you want something a little more eco-friendly and breathable. You would still be stuck hand washing your covers, which isn't a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By brambleberry
One_Girl - Thanks - that's helpful. What...

One_Girl - Thanks - that's helpful. What questions would you suggest asking the preschool staff to get an idea about their approach toward social skills?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By brambleberry
Question "Shy" 4 yr old and preschool

Our 4 yr old (Jan birthday) is extremely hesitant and retiring around groups of other kids - she has a lot of fear around rambunctious kids especially, and is just generally shy. She is fairly...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,405
Posted By brambleberry
We went without a dryer for almost 10 years,...

We went without a dryer for almost 10 years, until our twins were born, and we still only use it for back-up diaper situations.  I grew up line drying too.  It honestly is a significant amount of...
Forum: Diapering   05-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By brambleberry
With our first I did tea tree oil on my wipes in...

With our first I did tea tree oil on my wipes in a plastic wipes container in the diaper bag, and didn't have any problems with the plastic getting sticky or anything.  I think if your TTO was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By brambleberry
I went on a big thrift shopping expedition at...

I went on a big thrift shopping expedition at about that point in my pregnancy too.  Empire waist dresses or tunics over leggings or yoga pants was my solution.  I had a pair of xl maternity...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By brambleberry
What signs are you seeing other than the...

What signs are you seeing other than the swelling?  That sounds like a plugged duct or something, which could possibly be related to oversupply, but not necessarily a symptom.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By brambleberry
If you're trying to decide between...

If you're trying to decide between getting a pack n' play or other registry items, I'd NOT get the PNP, just because they are really easy to find used at kids' consignment stores, craigslist, yard...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By brambleberry
You should be able to do three Combi Coccoros no...

You should be able to do three Combi Coccoros no problem.  They are a little expensive vs. a booster for a seat that she won't be in too much longer, but you could probably resell it.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-16-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By brambleberry
I can't give you advice on the cab question, but...

I can't give you advice on the cab question, but we have been able to do 3 across in the back seat of a Pontiac Vibe by buying narrower car seats.  It's a lot cheaper to buy new car seats than a new...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By brambleberry
The cheapest place to get sand is in bulk at a...

The cheapest place to get sand is in bulk at a quarry, concrete supply place, or landscaping supply (like a place that sells bulk mulch and compost, etc).  You do have to have a truck since it's not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By brambleberry
MamaCB - if it doesn't drain it will totally...

MamaCB - if it doesn't drain it will totally fill up with water, which would be fun for a while, but messy, and then it will get stagnant (sort of rotten) and just not be cool.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By brambleberry
The sandbox is our single most popular thing...

The sandbox is our single most popular thing outside.  But you really want a big one.  Don't even consider those dumb turtle things.  Ours is a 6 ft. square made out of cedar 2x6, which is really...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By brambleberry
A 17 mo might not be quite starting pretend...

A 17 mo might not be quite starting pretend play, but will be soon, so I'd say if you want to invest in things for longer term play start collecting things for a play kitchen, small wooden cars, a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By brambleberry
Are they gaining poorly or have explosive green...

Are they gaining poorly or have explosive green poo?  Either of those could be a problem with oversupply.  If the only real problem is the forceful letdown (may or may not mean oversupply), have you...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By brambleberry
What about adding snaps to the prefolds and the...

What about adding snaps to the prefolds and the wool covers to snap them together?  Kamsnaps are what most people use for diapers, and they're not that hard to apply.
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,954
Posted By brambleberry
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Triniity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398155/the-best-baby-product-you-own/20#post_17584234)
 Are they...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-07-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By brambleberry
No.  I was only there 48 hours.  Unless your...

No.  I was only there 48 hours.  Unless your DH/SO isn't able to be there to help, you can just arrange regular pillows to support your arms as needed.  And you shouldn't feel too much pressure to...
Forum: Parenting   03-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,954
Posted By brambleberry
For older babies a baby corral has been...

For older babies a baby corral has been indispensable for us.  (like a superyard but we made our own out of wood)  They're way too small if you use them in a circle, but if you use it to divide a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By brambleberry
We had some similar challenges during the 3 yr...

We had some similar challenges during the 3 yr old year (not quite so bad), but seem to be mostly out of the woods now at 4.  DD still gets a little rashy sometimes, but is more cooperative about...
Forum: Diapering   03-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By brambleberry
Irielyn - I like to just use a snappi to fasten...

Irielyn - I like to just use a snappi to fasten the wool wrap until baby is crawling or is able to unfasten it herself.  Then I use plastic kam snaps.  The snaps are relatively cheap - $4 for 100...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-28-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By brambleberry
Hang in there!  37 weeks is really respectable...

Hang in there!  37 weeks is really respectable for twins and they will probably be fine at this point, BUT a week or two more will probably make for easier, healthier babes.  Being induced brings...
Forum: Diapering   02-28-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By brambleberry
I've made dozens of wool covers out of...

I've made dozens of wool covers out of recycled wool sweaters and I've only run into a few that don't seem to work very well.  It's mostly been thinner merino sweaters that I've had trouble with....
Forum: Diapering   02-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By brambleberry
I really like old sweatshirt material for wipes....

I really like old sweatshirt material for wipes.  It has the benefit of not fraying like t-shirts, but is thicker and one side has more texture when you need that.  Just cut, no sewing.  They do...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By brambleberry
That's super cute, but wool is tricky to get...

That's super cute, but wool is tricky to get nice and flat.  If you're good at making your own patterns, here's an idea to go from that is super easy to sew.  Instead of trying to keep the wool from...
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