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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-24-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By BeachBum
I would assume each country has their own laws....

I would assume each country has their own laws. We traveled to Italy with unvaxed DS this past year. Vaxes are not required to re-enter the US, if that is what you are asking.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-05-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,092
Posted By BeachBum
I just wanted to pop in and say "hi". I'm in the...

I just wanted to pop in and say "hi". I'm in the jax are as well, but a bit north of you guys.
My son is 16 months. I wish that I would have come to the finding your tribe area sooner! I had no...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By BeachBum
I was reading through the helper threads and...

I was reading through the helper threads and noticed that at least one family wanted a YMCA membership.
I just wanted to mention that one of the missions of the Y is to never turn anyone away...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-10-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By BeachBum
I would certainly take him in. He may have over...

I would certainly take him in. He may have over active saliva glands or something....Sounds scary and I would rather be on the safe side. At the very least she could ask for a phone consult with her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-10-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By BeachBum
Quote: how do you prepare carrots? You can...

Quote:
how do you prepare carrots?
You can steam and puree them. Because they have a lot of nitrates you shouldn't use the water that you used to cook them to thin the carrots. Otherwise you can...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-10-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By BeachBum
When we started solids at 6 mo, we also...

When we started solids at 6 mo, we also introduced a sippy with water. My resources say not to let them have more than 3 oz per day (which was never a problem). We only did solids once a day for 2...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-10-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By BeachBum
We recently started using a cactus juice spray....

We recently started using a cactus juice spray. I'm unclear at this point how effective it is, but it is worth trying. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I bought it at a...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-10-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By BeachBum
We are planning a vacation to Italy with DS who...

We are planning a vacation to Italy with DS who is not vaxxed. My mom, (who disagrees with our decision) is telling me that DS can't re-enter the country (US) un-vaxxed.
I think she's wrong (but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-25-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By BeachBum
Although I haven't seen it myself, a friend told...

Although I haven't seen it myself, a friend told me that you can buy RIT (dye)brand product that washes in UV protection into your clothes.

Is keeping baby in the shade as good as using...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-26-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By BeachBum
DS, 7mo is unvaxxed. We would really like to...

DS, 7mo is unvaxxed.
We would really like to go to Italy and France this summer with him for vacation and regular tourist stuff. Anything specific I need to be aware of? How safe would you feel...
Forum: Babywearing   03-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By BeachBum
I love my hotsling and my Baby Hawk Mei Tai....

I love my hotsling and my Baby Hawk Mei Tai. What should I try next?
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By BeachBum
Quote: Originally Posted by MCPM Has anyone...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MCPM
Has anyone used the fake Robeez that you can get at Target?

Yes, and DS can kick them off. He can't kick off the Robeez.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,289
Posted By BeachBum
Typically they say do not use before 4mo and...

Typically they say do not use before 4mo and excellent head control. Also, you do not want their feet to be "flat" touching the bottom...just their toes.

Just like with using the bjorn, you don't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-15-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By BeachBum
I hadn't planned to respond to this post, but it...

I hadn't planned to respond to this post, but it has been tearing at my heart.

Please, please don't let your 2 mo old CIO. That is just terrible! Seriously I think it is pretty darn close to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-14-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By BeachBum
nak i thinkc that several "mainstream" sources...

nak
i thinkc that several "mainstream" sources like "parenting" mag,(or was it "parents") and AAP specifically recommend against ezzo for FTT. maybe you could find those comments for her.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-14-2006, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By BeachBum
The manufacturers say no before 6 mo. My DS is 5...

The manufacturers say no before 6 mo. My DS is 5 mo and DH has taken him 2x, but in a reclined position.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-14-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By BeachBum
Sorry. To clarify I meant water to drink, not in...

Sorry. To clarify I meant water to drink, not in the food.
I realize I could wait and we are still debating. But I think he is seeming really interested in our food, in addition to the other...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-14-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By BeachBum
When we start solids (purees) do I need to give...

When we start solids (purees) do I need to give him water too?
I feel like the answer is "no", but "Super Baby Food" the book indicates that I need to. Thoughts?
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By BeachBum
My seat wasn't reclined enough and DS hated it...

My seat wasn't reclined enough and DS hated it and would cry. I have a Passat and the back seat is really slanted. Although the seat was installed to be "safe" it wasn't reclined enough for his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By BeachBum
I think you should go. CIO to me means left to...

I think you should go.
CIO to me means left to cry without someone there giving comfort. If your mom is there, and is a loving Grandma doing her best I think that is ok. I thought DS would cry...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By BeachBum
Thanks. Actually your words do make me feel...

Thanks. Actually your words do make me feel better. Everyone I know IRL seems to have babies that sleep from 8-7 without waking. It makes me feel like I'm doing it wrong to have DS wake up so often....
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By BeachBum
I just had my regular cleaning this week and...

I just had my regular cleaning this week and asked my Dentist about this very issue.

She said:
Juice only with meals, when your mouth produces the most siliva. Alwasy dilute juice at least...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By BeachBum
I worry about this too. My DS who is 5 mo....

I worry about this too. My DS who is 5 mo. doesn't like to sit (although he does enjoy tummy time), he wants to stand all the time.
My mom who is in early childhood education really wants DS to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By BeachBum
DS is 5 mo. He wakes up about 4 times every...

DS is 5 mo.
He wakes up about 4 times every night. He gets one longish stretch of sleep in from about 6:30-12. But after that wakes every 2 hours or so. At 6 am we bring him to bed with us, and he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-07-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By BeachBum
I don't have any experience with your stroller...

I don't have any experience with your stroller brand. Sorry.
But, I think that as long as it has air tires with a swivel front wheel you will be ok. Walking with a jog stroller with a fixed front...
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