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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By lexmas
Quote: Originally Posted by MamieCole...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MamieCole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15977512)
Out of habit, he substitutes the "w" sound...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By lexmas
My pediatrician told me that at 2, they want...

My pediatrician told me that at 2, they want them to have 50 words.

FWIW, DS had about 100 words at 1.5, and he was STILL a late talker. He still has a bit of a delay at almost four. He just...
Forum: Babywearing   07-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By lexmas
So interesting. As a cultural anthropology...

So interesting. As a cultural anthropology major, I loved it. As a babywearing mama, I loved it even more!
Forum: Babywearing   07-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By lexmas
We've done disney tons of times with DS in...

We've done disney tons of times with DS in slings. Last time he was almost 2 and I was pregnant with DD, and wore him in the Ergo almost exclusively. It was the first week of September and HOT. But,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By lexmas
DS is 3.5 and he's been completely potty trained...

DS is 3.5 and he's been completely potty trained since last October. We're heading out of town to visit relatives tomorrow and he's very nervous about it. He's a big homebody and asks to go home...
Forum: Diapering   06-15-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,213
Posted By lexmas
If I were to start at the beginning, I would try...

If I were to start at the beginning, I would try a little of everything. Diapers have fit my two very differently and what worked for one did not work for the other, for the most part.

AIOs-...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-06-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By lexmas
Other than art/craft stuff, everything is within...

Other than art/craft stuff, everything is within reach. BUT, we are constantly pairing down their toys so they don't have too many toys anyway. I have a few toys in the closet for a rainy day, but...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-06-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By lexmas
I would try diaperswappers...I have sold many,...

I would try diaperswappers...I have sold many, many diapers on there, and re-cooped much of my money from being a CD junkie. Helps ease the pain of spending so much money LOL.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-06-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,161
Posted By lexmas
DS is 3.5, so he's not that old. I declutter...

DS is 3.5, so he's not that old. I declutter half with his help, and half without his help. Lots of stuff he never plays with but he would be upset to know it was going. However, once it's gone,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-26-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,507
Posted By lexmas
I would love to get rid of mine...my mother had...

I would love to get rid of mine...my mother had it all boxed up and saved though, and she's very unwilling to get rid of it! Oh well. I finally convinced her to get rid of the big bushy slip though,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-24-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By lexmas
we always always get build up and ammonia stink...

we always always get build up and ammonia stink if we don't cold rinse and then hot wash. But I think we have hard water here (that's what DH says anyway!) so that might contribute. I would try it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-22-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By lexmas
It looks beautiful! I love it. Great job, mama!

It looks beautiful! I love it. Great job, mama!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-19-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By lexmas
I'm sure it would be fine...we have more...

I'm sure it would be fine...we have more bedrooms in this house, but none are available as a bedroom at any time in the near future (we're decluttering 30 years of stuff that my parents saved...my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-18-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By lexmas
Quote: Originally Posted by naturallyspeaking...

Quote:
Originally Posted by naturallyspeaking http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15413645)
Thanks for the great tips. I so...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-15-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By lexmas
In: 5 schleich animals for our toy farm ...

In: 5 schleich animals for our toy farm

Out: 15 "little people" animals.

Not a major victory, but a minor one!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-15-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By lexmas
Oh, I forgot. Is it still considered...

Oh, I forgot. Is it still considered decluttering when you buy new things? Whoops. DS really wants to keep this fisher price farm that we have but I really don't like soft plastic, so I went out and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-15-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By lexmas
I know what you mean, I tried to type up what we...

I know what you mean, I tried to type up what we have and it seemed like a LOT, even though it's not very much at all! So I have a very good idea of what is a lot of toys and what isn't based on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By lexmas
My gift of choice is a balloon ball....

My gift of choice is a balloon ball. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/45742035/balloon-cover-ball-toy-creepy-crawly) Simplest toy ever, but every kid I know who has met one has loved it! It's pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By lexmas
DS was over 2 years 9 months when he started...

DS was over 2 years 9 months when he started speaking in sentences... And even then, just because I encouraged him to do so, he would have been even older. He communicated just fine before he was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-14-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By lexmas
It doesn't sound like too much at all! We're not...

It doesn't sound like too much at all! We're not quite there yet, but I'm working on the space thing...since I kept only enough cars to fit in a tiny box, and he's actually started playing with...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-14-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By lexmas
Well, DS was EC'd from birth and did not...

Well, DS was EC'd from birth and did not graduate until a week before his 3rd birthday, so I'm not sure if his "normal" is reassuring or not...

BUT, between 2 and a few months and 3 we had some...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By lexmas
SaraCate- Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for...

SaraCate- Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this link!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-13-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By lexmas
No hijack, certainly! I have issues with things...

No hijack, certainly! I have issues with things my family gave as well, but I think I'm starting to get rid of it, just because I really don't want other people dictating what we have. I make a list...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-13-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By lexmas
DS stopped napping twice a day right around 18...

DS stopped napping twice a day right around 18 months. He first started napping only in the morning, and then we gradually moved it back in the day.

DD is 12 months and still takes two (or three)...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By lexmas
I'm going to say no. We pottied DS all night...

I'm going to say no. We pottied DS all night long every night and he was about 2.5 or 3 before he was dry all night every night. Pretty much he stayed dry once he slept through the night. DD nurses...
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