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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,439
Posted By Stitches
Done it many times, but do watch when it goes...

Done it many times, but do watch when it goes through the x-ray machine that any pokey bits point up and not run over the rollers.  The security person (Pearson airport) flipped my stroller over,...
Forum: Family Safety   10-20-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Stitches
My province (Alberta) has no booster seat law,...

My province (Alberta) has no booster seat law, although all local health agencies, retailers etc. recommend them.  The law is simply that a child under the age of 6 who is less than 40 lbs needs to...
Forum: Family Safety   08-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Stitches
Just wanted to commiserate.  We're headed on a...

Just wanted to commiserate.  We're headed on a plane trip tommorow with a 3 year old and a 9 month old.  This is our third trip this year, I won't sugar coat it, taking kids and luggage and car...
Forum: Family Safety   08-24-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
  Poll: Best Mini Van?
Views: 1,254
Posted By Stitches
I don't know what is the 'best' but we recently...

I don't know what is the 'best' but we recently got a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan and I'm happy with it.  My 3 year old calls it our "red sport van"...
Forum: Family Safety   08-20-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By Stitches
Thanks Maedze!  Clear as mud for sure...I feel...

Thanks Maedze!  Clear as mud for sure...I feel like i need to make a flow chart to keep track of each of my car seat's vital stats, which now I'm thinking is not a bad idea! ...
Forum: Family Safety   08-20-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By Stitches
 Thanks, that would be great!  I've got a 2002...


Thanks, that would be great!  I've got a 2002 Toyota Corolla and a 2011 Dodge Caravan. 
Quote:Originally Posted by Maedze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   08-19-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By Stitches
Here's a spin-off question...despite reading my...

Here's a spin-off question...despite reading my vehicle owner's manual, I have never noticed any stated weight limit for the car seat anchors, and have never noticed this in my car seat manual (I...
Forum: Family Safety   07-21-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,469
Posted By Stitches
 I had the same issue with our Marathon, my DD...

 I had the same issue with our Marathon, my DD outgrew the RF limits by height WAY sooner than by weight.  Why do they even put a height limit on when what matters is the distance from the top of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By Stitches
I remember you from the ttc boards, so glad to...

I remember you from the ttc boards, so glad to hear about the safe arrival of your triplets!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,510
Posted By Stitches
Nope, and not likely to be for some years. 

Nope, and not likely to be for some years. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-02-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By Stitches
I love our tripptrap...totally worth the $$.  In...

I love our tripptrap...totally worth the $$.  In fact, so much so I've bought a 2nd one for our new baby.  Our 3 year old still loves hers and I love that it makes for more social meals as baby...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Stitches
Oh and for ideas to keep your LO busy, we don't...

Oh and for ideas to keep your LO busy, we don't take tons of stuff with us, DD usually has a fine time running around picking dandelions and grass and collecting rocks. Bubbles or a beachball...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Stitches
Others have suggested zipping two bags together...

Others have suggested zipping two bags together and I also strongly suggest it, it works great.  Just make sure you buy two of the same bag or it won't work.  I dress my DD up in an undershirt,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Stitches
I got mine back at 5 months (which is a total...

I got mine back at 5 months (which is a total bummer, I went 9 months with my oldest and I thought that was too soon).  I knew it was coming too, I started notcing fertile CM and got a few zits and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Stitches
Heather I'm with you on wanting to avoid the...

Heather I'm with you on wanting to avoid the solid food poos for as long as possible, lol.  I don't really have to worry about that too much yet as Clara is not ready for solids yet.  I tried a few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Stitches
I can't believe it's been 6 months already!  I...

I can't believe it's been 6 months already!  I tried so hard to savor the moments but it's still gone by in a blur, we had a pretty stressful winter with DH out of work but he's finally got a job...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-04-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By Stitches
IMO having a knitting gauge is indispensable.  I...

IMO having a knitting gauge is indispensable.  I have a large collection of different brands and types of needles and the printed size doesn't always match the actual measurement, I have some Boyles...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,957
Posted By Stitches
DD is 4 months...she's had a handful of baths in...

DD is 4 months...she's had a handful of baths in her life.  Honestly for the most part I just forget to do it, mainly because she really doesn't need it much.  Her bum is kept clean with diaper...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,787
Posted By Stitches
My oldest had a blocked tear duct for nearly a...

My oldest had a blocked tear duct for nearly a year (they usually clear on their own by about 6 months).  We got used to the goopy eye look.  I would clean her eye with a clean cloth each morning or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-09-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Stitches
We have the sleep sheep, the only sound I like...

We have the sleep sheep, the only sound I like is the waves...the waterfall noise makes me want to pee, lol.  I wish it lasted for longer than 45 mintues though.  DD spent the first 4 months in our...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,588
Posted By Stitches
My DD was fond of baby mum mums for a while, but...

My DD was fond of baby mum mums for a while, but I never bought any of the processed 'puffs', I just didn't see the point when there are lots of other decent finger foods and I try to steer clear of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-06-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,801
Posted By Stitches
I will always remember getting pregnant with...

I will always remember getting pregnant with Clara as the 2010 Olympics were going on.  It was my 3rd round of IUI and the drugs were making me feel awful, so I was planning on taking a break if the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,324
Posted By Stitches
I'm thinking it might be the volume I eat, I...

I'm thinking it might be the volume I eat, I like to eat it as hot cereal, so I end up eating a lot more than I would as part of another dish, or when I put it in bread.   
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-28-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,324
Posted By Stitches
So I'm not one to worry too much about what I...

So I'm not one to worry too much about what I eat affecting my nurslings, I go by my own personal rule of thumb that if something gives me gas, it will probably give my LO gas and to limit my...
Forum: November 2010   02-23-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Stitches
Clara is 13 lbs of cuteness, she's loving...

Clara is 13 lbs of cuteness, she's loving sitting up in my arms and looking around, grabbing at things now.  She's also the incredible sleeping baby.  After going to hell and back with sleep issues...
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