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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
These videos are heartbreaking. Obviously...

These videos are heartbreaking. Obviously Elizabeth Cohen has never read the safety data sheets that accompany vaccines. I'm sure if she did, she'd clearly see autism listed as a side effect of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
I have 3 cousins with ASDs - 2 of which developed...

I have 3 cousins with ASDs - 2 of which developed their symptoms after the administration of the MMR vaccine, which at the time was given to 18 month old children in the UK. The third cousin was...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-29-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Oh believe me, our wonderful government is really...

Oh believe me, our wonderful government is really starting to understand! The pressure to vaccinate against anything and everything is really ramping up now. Despite the fact that no vaccines are...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thank you. I'm lucky, DH is with me all the way....

Thank you. I'm lucky, DH is with me all the way. He always says he assumed I'd just formula feed like every one else around here and he'd be doing night feeds, putting kids to bed, etc so he's keen...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,351
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
OMG - this thread! DH's gran was told by her...

OMG - this thread!
DH's gran was told by her doctor that she was unable to breastfeed all her 3 children as after about 2 weeks her milk had 'turned solid in her breasts'! WTF? I'm assuming he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Oh I feel for you! Honestly, I don't think this...

Oh I feel for you! Honestly, I don't think this is the end though. I think it's a nursing strike, which is pretty common after a sore mouth. DS had a nursing strike at 10 months for no reason -...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Question Pressure to formula feed

Does anyone else have family members that try to force weaning or even convince you not to bother starting breastfeeding in the first place? When I was pregnant with DS MIL offered to buy me my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-15-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thank you berrypavlova - I'll look that book up...

Thank you berrypavlova - I'll look that book up now and report back!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-14-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Oh wengrin - been there before!  Its hard not to...

Oh wengrin - been there before!  Its hard not to test constantly when you so want it.
Interestingly enough, I got the links to the gender swaying site from posting about the Shettles/timing before...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Good luck wengrin!  I've decided to use these...

Good luck wengrin!  I've decided to use these next 2 'waiting' months not just to learn FAM but also to try a few gender swaying methods.  I'm not entirely convinced we'll be successful!  My family...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Well, I've just ordered 'hands are not for...

Well, I've just ordered 'hands are not for hitting'. It should arrive on Monday so we'll start reading that together, even though he can't read the words, I've flicked through the book and his...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thanks lauren, those books sound really good -...

Thanks lauren, those books sound really good - he loves being read to.  I'll definitely check them out.  We're really trying not to react and to teach him 'gentle touch' but he's just so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
DS is our first child so I have no experience of...

DS is our first child so I have no experience of disciplining children as yet and just know that I really want to avoid being a disciplinarian as much as possible. I do however believe that certain...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-13-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,588
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
I would definitely say the Shettles method...

I would definitely say the Shettles method doesn't work! Sorry...
We never tried for a particular gender when TTC but the month I conceived DS, DH and I BDed 5 days before I ovulated. The next day,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wengrin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389211/nursing-mamas-ttc-september/40#post_17457926)

I will...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
List updated to here Welcome jenandadee!  DS...

List updated to here
Welcome jenandadee!  DS is also a supernurser,  I had a quick look at that book mareseatoats linked to though and it looks beautiful if you want to go down the night weaning...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-10-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
List updated to here Welcome berrypavlova -...

List updated to here
Welcome berrypavlova - baby dust to you!
Thanks for the grad thread RosieL - I have subscribed in the vague hope that I will be able to join you all in January
Ok - drum roll...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-09-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
My unvaxxed DS has just been diagnosed with...

My unvaxxed DS has just been diagnosed with rubella - he caught it from a recently vaxxed child so yes, MMR definitely sheds.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Nope, I never worry about DS passing on diseases...

Nope, I never worry about DS passing on diseases but I do worry about vaccinated kids passing diseases to DS. 
Me and DH were TTC our second child when DS became sick last week - he was diagnosed...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Hope baby is doing OK. I just wanted to add...

Hope baby is doing OK.
I just wanted to add that Vitamin C is the only vitamin that it is impossible to overdose on - you cannot harm your baby with large doses.  Excess Vitamin C is excreted out...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-08-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Excellent video - thanks for sharing.  We have a...

Excellent video - thanks for sharing.  We have a very similar system here in the UK.  In fact you cannot even file a claim with our vaccine injury compensation scheme if your child was injured (or...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-08-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Congratulations luckiest...

Congratulations luckiest http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
You are officially our first September success story!  Roll on December so I can get trying to join you all (and of course...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-07-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,917
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
List updated to here Thanks for the support...

List updated to here
Thanks for the support wengrin.  Glad it's not just me thinking along those lines.
dishescanwait - would you like to be moved to TTW or are you waiting on those bloods first?...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Miranda - Thanks for sharing about your DD.  I...

Miranda - Thanks for sharing about your DD.  I guess there will come a time when an explanation is necessary but not for a long time I hope!  I can look back and remember my first day at primary...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-05-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thank you for your responses ladies. CamMom -...

Thank you for your responses ladies.
CamMom - I forgot to mention that he can already name some basic shapes - circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.
I guess listing it all has made me think...
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