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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-11-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Erlaine
Not the right time

My DD, 5, goes off with my in-laws (they live about 7 miles away) on Thursdays from 9-3, Fridays for a sleepover and she usually stays till Saturdays around 3, and then Tuesdays 1-4. This has been...
Forum: Parenting   12-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Erlaine
Wahhh, this is such an unoriginal problem, I...

Wahhh, this is such an unoriginal problem, I know.  DD is 5, homeschooled, and we live with no TV (though she does get some very limited screen time, like old episodes of Mister Rogers at bedtime on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-07-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Erlaine
...by this mom who is having new problems.   ...

...by this mom who is having new problems.
 
I posted a couple months ago about wanting to nightwean DD, who was then just under 2 years.  We followed Dr. Jay's plan and about half our nights now...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-31-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
Okay, here's an update for LROM et al - ...

Okay, here's an update for LROM et al -

DH/DP was on board from the beginning when I said I just didn't feel like I was being a good mom when DD wanted to nurse in the middle of the night. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-23-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
savyjoel, fyi it's not a book, it was a link to...

savyjoel, fyi it's not a book, it was a link to this site: http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html, which has a good solid plan. A good book is the No Cry Sleep Solution, and I think the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-23-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
quick update - we are 3 nights into Dr. Jay and...

quick update - we are 3 nights into Dr. Jay and last night was definitely an improvement over the first two. I'm not sure I'm ready to move on to phase two, which is supposed to happen on night...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-13-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
Thanks for the kind words. Very helpful! I...

Thanks for the kind words. Very helpful!

I know we need a plan and to stick to it. In the middle of the night when I'm like "I can't take this anymore, we need to nightwean NOW," it becomes this...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-13-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
thanks very much...pm'ing you

thanks very much...pm'ing you
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
DD now wakes up and asks for papa...but if she...

DD now wakes up and asks for papa...but if she doesn't also get mama (and, more importantly, nana), she freaks out.

I'm not doing well with this today. Last night she nursed to sleep just fine,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-10-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
thanks everyone. Looks like we are going to take...

thanks everyone. Looks like we are going to take a short break. DH is just not mentally up for being screamed at for 2-4 hours in the middle of the night every night. Putting her to bed is not so...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
thanks everyone. Looks like we are going to take...

thanks everyone. Looks like we are going to take a short break. DH is just not mentally up for being screamed at for 2-4 hours in the middle of the night every night. Putting her to bed is not so...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
Quote: Originally Posted by AKislandgirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKislandgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15930984)...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-09-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Erlaine
Dd is 22 mos and we're starting night weaning. I...

Dd is 22 mos and we're starting night weaning. I need my nights back. We decided the smoothest thing would be for dh to take over nighttime parenting entirely until she understands she can sleep...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Erlaine
Every babe is different. Lots of babies...

Every babe is different.

Lots of babies seem to go through strikes, especially when learning to be crawl, learning to walk, and when teething pain hits hard.

Don't expect your DS to hit any or...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-22-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Erlaine
ditto the PP. We cut the snaps off of a lot of...

ditto the PP. We cut the snaps off of a lot of onesies. I liked using medium/large prefolds for under DD's bum when she was very little, since they allowed for some wiggleroom. t-shirts and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Erlaine
Some things that might be helpful...remember...

Some things that might be helpful...remember that even if you only catch one pee a week in the potty that's still one diaper that isn't going in the laundry/landfill...

Also remember to look at...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-06-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Erlaine
I just had a long trip, 6 flights total, with 11...

I just had a long trip, 6 flights total, with 11 mo DD. We used gdipes in regular cloth diaper covers for the actual days of travel, mostly so I didn't have to stress as much about it, though I did...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Erlaine
Okay I have two main issues I'd like some...

Okay I have two main issues I'd like some feedback about.

DD is a year old and we've been EC'ing since she was born. For various reasons we do use dipes but try to catch all her poops and pees...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-19-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Erlaine
My dd is 11 mos and I don't have any advice on...

My dd is 11 mos and I don't have any advice on this...just semi-hijacking the thread and subbing in the hopes someone will have wise words. We've been ec'ing since birth and for probably the last 8...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-19-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Erlaine
We use a potty bowl at night and I let dd nurse...

We use a potty bowl at night and I let dd nurse on it. I have had "misses" this way - where her pee stream literally misses the potty. But we're better at angling the bowl correctly now.

Gl!
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-09-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Erlaine
DD will be 11 months old when we go on a 3 week...

DD will be 11 months old when we go on a 3 week trip together to meet her cousins (and I get to see my brother and sister, yay!). I don't want to check any bags because it costs $ now...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Erlaine
A short post since we have to go get breakfast -...

A short post since we have to go get breakfast -

babies (of me and a friend) are 16 mo and 9 mo. (My DD is the 9mo). 16 mo grabs away a toy and my LO gets upset. To some extent can be comforted...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-08-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Erlaine
Hijacking this thread to mention that the flared...

Hijacking this thread to mention that the flared lip potty bowl that goes in between your knees would be perfect for you if you already know your DS goes when he's nursing. You just take off his...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-07-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Erlaine
Another mom of an 8 mo who suddenly won't potty...

Another mom of an 8 mo who suddenly won't potty when offered here, and this thread is so comforting to read. I'm just glad to hear of others going through the same thing.
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-29-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Erlaine
5 minutes seems crazy long to wait for a pee. If...

5 minutes seems crazy long to wait for a pee. If dd doesn't go relatively quickly, and I know she has to, I do one of any number of tricks, the best being take her to the sink and turn on the water....
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