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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By LeahC
Both of my children got their molars before...

Both of my children got their molars before their eye teeth, but tooth order is so completely random from child to child and from family to family. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By LeahC
Ditto the modeling suggestion. Start with having...

Ditto the modeling suggestion. Start with having her spit out a tiny bit of water and once she gets that, see if she can handle some toddler/ child toothpaste that has less flouride and usually a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-25-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,323
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by allgirls...

Quote:
Originally Posted by allgirls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14828573)
I don't know that he "gets" it...but he...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By LeahC
I know that place you are in. My oldest is 3.5...

I know that place you are in. My oldest is 3.5 and I am thankful for preschool and that little bit of a break we both get when he goes 3 days a week for 2 hours. That said, have you inquired about...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By LeahC
My oldest learned all of his letters by the time...

My oldest learned all of his letters by the time he was 20-21 months. Honestly, he learned them from those foam letters made for the bath. He would lift each one up out of the water and we would...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By LeahC
My son use to do it all the time and of course I...

My son use to do it all the time and of course I had read a similar article as you and was worried he was doing some type of damage to his body until one day I realized that I sit the same way....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-02-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,224
Posted By LeahC
My daughter will be 15 months on the 10th and so...

My daughter will be 15 months on the 10th and so far she has 20 words in her regular rotation and 2 signs (more and all done).

My son didn't have 20 words until he was close to 18 months old and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By LeahC
Hmmm, My daughter will be 15 months on the 10th...

Hmmm, My daughter will be 15 months on the 10th of September and she just eats whatever we are eating. We did baby led weaning, so she never had mushy baby food or ate off of spoon (unless she was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By LeahC
What is your budget for new? I usually will...

What is your budget for new? I usually will spend 30 bucks tops for sneakers, but my son's feet grow slowly now and we usually get a good 6-8 months out of a particular size.

I just did a quick...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-29-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by savithny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by savithny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14302626)
Also, triclosan, the major ingredient in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By LeahC
Ugh, we are sooooo there as well. When he is in...

Ugh, we are sooooo there as well. When he is in a great mood, then he is so witty, charming, and just a delightful little man. But when he is in a bad mood...watch out. It is like he is a teenager,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-28-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By LeahC
FWIW- hand sanitizer gels (alcohol-based) and...

FWIW- hand sanitizer gels (alcohol-based) and antibacterial gels and soaps are not the same thing. The concern with antibacterial soaps is that the overuse (outside of hospitals for example) is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By LeahC
That is fabulous! It will be so nice to have it...

That is fabulous! It will be so nice to have it behind you.

Little ones do heal fast. Our daughter was discharged only 6 days post open heart surgery (and her surgery was post cardiac arrest),...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-26-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By LeahC
Our situation was a bit different than you, but...

Our situation was a bit different than you, but our experience may help.

My daughter had a cardiac arrest at 3.5 weeks old and that is what told us that she had a previously undiagnosed heart...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By LeahC
I actually have my son's health record book in...

I actually have my son's health record book in front of me in the office.

At 2 years old he was 26 pounds and 36 inches tall. He has always been long and lean. He was a big babe at birth (8lbs...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 23,907
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by OGirlieMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OGirlieMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13999453)

So, what do you do from a UP...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by HennyPenny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HennyPenny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13973815)
I kinda think it would be almost mean to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by ShyDaisi...

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Originally Posted by ShyDaisi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14025902)
I would:

-Give her a spoon.
-Give her a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by Dahlea...

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Originally Posted by Dahlea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13998405)
Mine was 20 lbs =) He is 8 months and 30 lbs...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By LeahC
Heh, I was just looking at their baby record...

Heh, I was just looking at their baby record books since I am cleaning the office.

My son was 16lbs and my daughter was 15lbs 15oz, so basically 16 lbs as well.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-22-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,473
Posted By LeahC
I am so very sorry for your loss....

I am so very sorry for your loss. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Meal Planning   06-21-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By LeahC
Quote: Originally Posted by *violet*...

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Originally Posted by *violet* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13860570)
We don't have a/c either, and we use the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-21-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By LeahC
Our current favorite is Organic Prairie hotdogs....

Our current favorite is Organic Prairie hotdogs. They are delicious and nitrite/ nitrate free. We love the beef ones and the chicken are good. We also like Applegate, but I find them more salty than...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-21-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By LeahC
I don't think a vegetable is clean no matter...

I don't think a vegetable is clean no matter what (organic or not) just because who knows who has touched it with god knows what on their hands. So, I wash all vegetables and fruits in a 50/ 50...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 23,907
Posted By LeahC
I'm definitely subbing. We have been going...

I'm definitely subbing. We have been going through some trying periods with our little man- all normal, but still frustrating nonetheless.
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