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Forum: Allergies   05-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By BirthKathy
My son was the same way at that age.  Well,...

My son was the same way at that age.  Well, actually it started at about 5 months and escalated to full severe eczema by 10 months.  I kept changing my diet, and it just kept getting worse.  It was...
Forum: Montessori   05-02-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By BirthKathy
If your husband is willing, ask him to read...

If your husband is willing, ask him to read "Montessori Madness" by Trevor Eissler.
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By BirthKathy
My son is almost three and hasn't wanted to wear...

My son is almost three and hasn't wanted to wear short sleeved shirts for months.  I didn't worry about it since it was cold out.  This week, it has been in the 80's, and he is resisting my...
Forum: Montessori   03-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By BirthKathy
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Forum: Montessori   03-14-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By BirthKathy
Hi Moms,   My son is 2 years 10 months and...

Hi Moms,
 
My son is 2 years 10 months and he just started this week in a transitional preschool class, 3 mornings a week.  Most of the kids started in September and had to be 2 1/2 at that time,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-13-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By BirthKathy
Thanks again to those who replied to my...

Thanks again to those who replied to my questions.  We chose a very nice Montessori school for the fall.  We also started him in a "transitional preschool" Montessori class for now that is for kids...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By BirthKathy
Thank you, ollyoxenfree, I appreciate hearing...

Thank you, ollyoxenfree, I appreciate hearing about your experience.   I think you may be right about Montessori being thought of as academic or non-play.  That wasn't my impression at all as I've...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By BirthKathy
Thanks, this is giving me a lot to think about. ...

Thanks, this is giving me a lot to think about.  The school I like best so far is also my son's favorite.  But not for the same reasons!  He is just dying to play with some cars that he saw in their...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By BirthKathy
Thank you for your responses.  Yes, I feel that...

Thank you for your responses.  Yes, I feel that he needs it.  I am boring him here at home.  I work from home and I'm able to work mostly during his nap, but I do have to be at home most days to be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By BirthKathy
Hi there Moms and Dads,   My son is 2 1/2...

Hi there Moms and Dads,
 
My son is 2 1/2 and is an early reader.  He can read almost anything.  If he doesn't know a word, he tries it phonetically.  If he's off, we pronounce it for him and then...
Forum: Allergies   08-27-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By BirthKathy
It did help us as well. My son's symptoms were...

It did help us as well. My son's symptoms were diarrhea, frequent spitup, no weight gain and severe eczema. The diarrhea and spitup cleared up quickly, but the eczema took months and he still has a...
Forum: Allergies   08-13-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By BirthKathy
The body locations you describe are a lot like...

The body locations you describe are a lot like where my son breaks out from food allergies. I would try to remove all the new food items from the last two months and then introduce them each one at...
Forum: Allergies   07-28-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By BirthKathy
Hi there, We did all these tests as well,...

Hi there,

We did all these tests as well, and it helped us choose which foods to start from, but we still have to trial each food individually. We started with foods that tested green or 0 on all...
Forum: Allergies   07-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By BirthKathy
It was .62. On my results, the levels are broken...

It was .62. On my results, the levels are broken down like so:

IGE Class 0 = <0.35 Absent/Undetectable
IGE Class 1 = 0.35-0.70 Low Level
IGE Class 2 = 0.71-3.50 Moderate Level
IGE Class 3 =...
Forum: Allergies   07-13-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By BirthKathy
My son is 14 months old and we have been healing...

My son is 14 months old and we have been healing a bad case of eczema. We have been trialing one food at a time based on the least reactive from multiple tests (RAST IGE, ELISA IGG, ELISA IGE, and...
Forum: Allergies   07-13-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By BirthKathy
My son is 14 months old and has never been...

My son is 14 months old and has never been vaccinated.

He has tested positive for many allergies, and has reacted to many foods with hives, eczema, and facial swelling. No breathing problems...
Forum: Allergies   07-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By BirthKathy
Every baby is so different. My son reacted to...

Every baby is so different. My son reacted to all the normal baby stuff except for rice. He has had his best luck with fruits. He's now eating breastmilk, cantaloupe, avocado, pears, banana, peeled...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-10-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By BirthKathy
My son is 14 months, and we have been pottying...

My son is 14 months, and we have been pottying him since 7 weeks. He wakes every 2-4 hours to nurse. If I nurse him back to sleep without pottying him, he wets his diaper. If he's awake enough to...
Forum: Allergies   07-09-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By BirthKathy
I am introducing foods to my son one at a time...

I am introducing foods to my son one at a time using these guidelines. It has been very helpful.

http://www.allergynutrition.com/reso...g%20solids.pdf...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By BirthKathy
What's the poop sign? My son uses the potty...

What's the poop sign? My son uses the potty sign, but mainly in response to us asking. I would love to teach him poop.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-05-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By BirthKathy
My son is 14 mos. old. I work at home, and...

My son is 14 mos. old.

I work at home, and I do a few work things with him. When I print checks, I let him pull them out of the printer and stamp the envelopes for me. Then we take them out to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,883
Posted By BirthKathy
Mine is 14 months and we have to use bibs. But...

Mine is 14 months and we have to use bibs. But most of his mess is on his lap and beside him in his high chair. I now tuck a flat diaper in his shirt and drape it over his lap. And then I put the...
Forum: Allergies   07-02-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By BirthKathy
This food introduction method has been very...

This food introduction method has been very helpful to me.

http://www.allergynutrition.com/reso...g%20solids.pdf (http://www.allergynutrition.com/resources/FAQ/29/Pediatric%20Adding%20solids.pdf)...
Forum: Allergies   07-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By BirthKathy
Just a note about the shrimp and wine combo. I...

Just a note about the shrimp and wine combo. I consider myself to have no food allergies, but occasionally if I have wine and shrimp together I get a few hives on my face afterward. I read that the...
Forum: Allergies   06-29-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By BirthKathy
My son has moderate to severe eczema that is...

My son has moderate to severe eczema that is primarily caused by food. We had him tested by Quest (RAST), ALCAT (intolerance) and also USBiotek IGG/IGE. He was 8-11 months when he was tested.

His...
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