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Forum: Potty Learning   07-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By erinbethp
I just wanted to update that we are over the...

I just wanted to update that we are over the hump and haven't had a poop accident in almost a week!  While he needed to have undies on to learn the pee part, turns out naked time was what worked for...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-21-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By erinbethp
Thanks for moving the thread and thanks for your...

Thanks for moving the thread and thanks for your reply.  I don't really know for sure, but it sounded to me like she was saying he was inside an entire extra layer of membrane?  There are usually 2...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-19-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By erinbethp
I just can't get this off my mind and don't know...

I just can't get this off my mind and don't know where to turn to find out an opinion on this.  I don't know if this is an appropriate place, please forgive me if it is not.  I don't have a great...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-18-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,330
Posted By erinbethp
I've had migraines that were worse, especially...

I've had migraines that were worse, especially one I had when my youngest was only a few weeks old and was screaming because DH was holding him instead of me.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By erinbethp
I think if you can just simply get rid of the...

I think if you can just simply get rid of the TV, or put it in a cabinet where it is out of sight, at that age they will just move on.  That's great!  My DS1 is 3, and has been watching tv regularly...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By erinbethp
Thanks so much.  I love the "who's in charge"...

Thanks so much.  I love the "who's in charge" rap... great idea!  We also carry our potty everywhere.  We are also doing a lot of praise and the stickers.  There is a special sticker in our sticker...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-27-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By erinbethp
Thanks- I think there might be a fear, but I...

Thanks- I think there might be a fear, but I can't get any details from him. We have to keep him clothed because when he is naked he thinks it's fun to squat and pee everywhere and can't keep his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By erinbethp
We splurged on an organic mattress from...

We splurged on an organic mattress from greenmountainorganics.com
I highly recommend the twin bed route- what is the point of a toddler bed? We actually got the extra long. DH sleeps with DS 1 for...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-24-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By erinbethp
DS is going to be 3 next week.  About a month...

DS is going to be 3 next week.  About a month and a half ago, he woke up from a really great night's sleep dry, so I basically made him stay in the bathroom near his potty until he peed in it,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By erinbethp
If there is poop, I use bac-out.  Pee, sometimes...

If there is poop, I use bac-out.  Pee, sometimes I just wipe, sometimes I might spray my standard 50/50 vinegar and water mix on it.  If it's on the couch or carpet and there is a smell after the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By erinbethp
I'm looking for ideas of how to respond to the...

I'm looking for ideas of how to respond to the behaviors that really make my blood boil. If you have any tips for these please let me know! These are all things my 2.5 yo does and I haven't come up...
Forum: Diapering   04-05-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By erinbethp
I've CD my 2.5yo since birth.  We had 12 bum...

I've CD my 2.5yo since birth.  We had 12 bum genius elementals, 12 one size fitteds, and 12 prefolds at a time in the proper size.  We split that time almost 50/50 between a top loader and a front...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By erinbethp
I have 2.5 yo ds1 and 4mo ds2. Since baby...

I have 2.5 yo ds1 and 4mo ds2. Since baby brother came I've been having problems with ds1 "spitting up". He sees his brother spitting up and so he is spitting all the time. At first I was trying to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-23-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By erinbethp
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by...

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by separating... there just wasn't that much juice in there to begin with, but my recipe specifically said not to add water.  If there is tomato sitting above...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-22-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By erinbethp
I'm new to canning... last night I canned some...

I'm new to canning... last night I canned some tomatoes. I just diced them and raw packed them.  I was pushing them down a little to make sure the jar was full and leaving 1/2" head space... but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By erinbethp
The sale prices on the cake site aren't that bad...

The sale prices on the cake site aren't that bad considering, and they carry large cup size/small band size combos!  So I am wondering if I can make the following two assumptions - will I be the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By erinbethp
Haha, I too have had the squeaky bra...

Haha, I too have had the squeaky bra experience.  I'm interested in nursing tank recs too.  I had a hand me down glamour mom one, and it was a bit stretched out but worst part was the clasps...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By erinbethp
I nursed my DS for about the same amount of...

I nursed my DS for about the same amount of time, and weaned him when I was a few months pregnant with my second.  I can relate to how much the picking drives you nuts... he would dig his nails in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By erinbethp
Can anyone give a recommendation for a good...

Can anyone give a recommendation for a good nursing bra that will last through extended breast feeding?  The bras I had with my DS did not make it through the first year, and after that I cut the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-14-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By erinbethp
We never were "hard-core" ec'ers, but my son was...

We never were "hard-core" ec'ers, but my son was fairly regularly using the potty for his first 6 months.  It was obvious he understood what the potty was for and how to go. Then he started...
Forum: Women's Health   12-29-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By erinbethp
My son is getting his 2nd molars and has been...

My son is getting his 2nd molars and has been absolutely miserable.  We avoid medications but had been giving him very occasional doses of Tylenol.  I like to get the dye free to avoid extra stuff...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-28-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By erinbethp
I just bought my first grain mill (a KoMo...

I just bought my first grain mill (a KoMo Classic! so excited!) and I'm wondering how many #'s of wheat berries I should buy?  Space won't be a big issue, but I don't know if they really keep...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-28-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By erinbethp
I just bought my first grain mill (a KoMo...

I just bought my first grain mill (a KoMo Classic! so excited!) and I'm wondering how many #'s of wheat berries I should buy?  Space won't be a big issue, but I don't know if they really keep...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-28-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,017
Posted By erinbethp
We use a rather large drying rack that our small...

We use a rather large drying rack that our small local hardware store carries. I remember trying to find a good drying rack at Target when we lived near one and they only had really dinky ones.  We...
Forum: Family Safety   10-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 164
Posted By erinbethp
Thanks Mamas... my instinct was, this is ok...

Thanks Mamas... my instinct was, this is ok because children have been doing it from since the beginning of time, I'm sure.  But I've been battling a lot of self-doubt lately and was starting to...
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