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Forum: Potty Learning   06-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
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You can go to the pet store and get Natures...

You can go to the pet store and get Natures Miracle, but rubbing alcohol works wonders too.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By element2012
I have the same issue with my docile little...

I have the same issue with my docile little girl, but ad to it that she is a little girl so the older girls will treat her like a baby doll. I struggle with how to approach it and I wish others at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By element2012
What is a typical toddler schedule? Morning...

What is a typical toddler schedule? Morning hours of wakefulness and evening? Ive started working and my 27 month old is use to nursing to sleep. Her sleep is a mess now, how can I get her back on...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By element2012
Thanks for your feedback mamas. Right after I...

Thanks for your feedback mamas. Right after I posted this I basically went out and bought her pull ups. I used to be so against the idea of them too! But mama bear intuition told me she needs to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By element2012
Presently I'm working nearly full time and...

Presently I'm working nearly full time and almost all at nighttime. My 2 year old is still nursing and up until now has been nursing to sleep. My MIL is watching my daughter, but she is in her 70s...
Forum: Potty Learning   02-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By element2012
In an effort to get my 24 month old potty...

In an effort to get my 24 month old potty trained, we stopped using diapers. Now she is holding her pee big time to where she is only peeing two to three times a day. It is a lot of pee, almost...
Forum: Potty Learning   02-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By element2012
I want to bump this thread. My daughter just...

I want to bump this thread. My daughter just turned 2 and has, as far as I can tell, been ready to train for awhile. I'm working and my living situation is such that it's not convenient *for me* to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By element2012
Mine is a mess too...

Mine is a mess too http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. I think she's at her worst for me too, and it's hard to not get my feelings hurt about it. I've now realized they don't call...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-27-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By element2012
First of all, I have no idea what I'm doing with...

First of all, I have no idea what I'm doing with my 2 year old either. But living in very close quarters makes it where I really have to think ahead to try to avert the screaming. My daughter is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By element2012
Hmmm, maybe you could try underwear? The novelty...

Hmmm, maybe you could try underwear? The novelty of this new type of clothing might encourage her to wear them, at least long enough to pee on them and discover it's no fun to have wet underwear,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By element2012
I think you both nailed it, she's not sleeping...

I think you both nailed it, she's not sleeping enough. I think we're averaging around 10 hours of sleep, 12 on a good day. It's exhausting because I have to carefully plan out diversions to do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By element2012
I feel like I'm failing my daughter here, she...

I feel like I'm failing my daughter here, she tantrums all day long. Any minor instance where she doesn't get her way is a trigger for a screaming, throwing, hitting, on the floor little girl. I've...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By element2012
I do find too much media is definitely over...

I do find too much media is definitely over stimulating. You're going in the right direction in moving away from too much use. I think you can certainly build up her attention span with reading she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-02-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By element2012
My 22 month daughter has been having...

My 22 month daughter has been having constipation for the last 6+ months, still nursing frequently. I suspect she started withholding after a really really nasty stomach bug with awful diarrhea back...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-18-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By element2012
Mine is only 21 months, but the only way dinner...

Mine is only 21 months, but the only way dinner gets made in my house is that she "helps" cook. I would love a learning tower, but we are presently using a dining table chair with arms. She's been...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-18-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By element2012
Thanks for your experiences ladies, this really...

Thanks for your experiences ladies, this really motivates me to try the diet again. Lately, more often than not my daughter is up nursing every 1-2 hours at night. Soon we will work on night...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By element2012
I guess I'm wondering when do littles start to...

I guess I'm wondering when do littles start to develop impulse control?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By element2012
My rambunctious girl is 21 months and now firmly...

My rambunctious girl is 21 months and now firmly in the testing boundaries phase. In the last week she has been getting quite the thrill from throwing things she knows she is but supposed to. For...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By element2012
I just wish I knew where I had gone wrong in...

I just wish I knew where I had gone wrong in that she won't just sit down and eat. I do eat most of my meals away from her and that's not how I want my family to be......
Forum: Potty Learning   10-28-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By element2012
I'm no expert, mine is younger and we are behind...

I'm no expert, mine is younger and we are behind yours in this process. For what it's worth I would do the cold turkey go into undies thing. One poop accident a day really isn't so bad if you're...
Forum: Potty Learning   10-28-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By element2012
This is funny because my 21 month old daughter...

This is funny because my 21 month old daughter never asks to use the potty except after seeing me use the toilet in the grocery store. Now she'll ask to go pee in the potty at the grocery store. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-28-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By element2012
This issue is long-standing. She eats like a...

This issue is long-standing. She eats like a champ for my MIL, eats ok for DH, but is a screaming, crying mess when I sit down to eat with her. She insists to nurse when I sit down to eat and meal...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-05-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By element2012
I'm trying to cut out soy, caffeine and sugar,...

I'm trying to cut out soy, caffeine and sugar, but it's so hard! I've just started working again and I am useless without coffee http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif. Soy is tough...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-04-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By element2012
DD is 20 months now and still a nursing fiend,...

DD is 20 months now and still a nursing fiend, which in my case so far has meant no return of fertility yet. I've begun working out of the home, so some days she goes up to 12 hrs without nursing,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-04-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By element2012
I'm looking into dietary changes to help ttc as...

I'm looking into dietary changes to help ttc as well and personally I would be very black and white about it, no soy no caffeine. I'm at 2 big cups of coffee a day so this is no small thing to cut...
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