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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-07-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,435
Posted By spmamma
Neither of my kids ate jarred foods... we...

Neither of my kids ate jarred foods... we started DD on BLW at 6 MO, took a break for a month or two, then started up again. She hardly ate anything (other than breast milk) until she was 14 MO.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By spmamma
DD is about the same as yours. When she...

DD is about the same as yours. When she hits/kicks/hurts another child (mainly her brother), I tell her, "It's not okay to (insert behavior here)." Then I tell her to say she's sorry. I know that's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-15-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By spmamma
DD went through a similar phase. During...

DD went through a similar phase. During mealtimes, which we ate together, I'd give her a small portion of whatever I was eating. This way I'm not fixing more of something that could potentially get...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By spmamma
This is a great thread, especially since we're...

This is a great thread, especially since we're dealing with some difficulties with DD's sleep right now too. We didn't start out as a co-sleeping family but found it to work best for us when DD was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By spmamma
Also try Raising Your Spirited Child...

Also try Raising Your Spirited Child...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By spmamma
We've been working on this with DD for a while...

We've been working on this with DD for a while now, and it took her being over 3 YO before she was ready for us to no longer be in the room with her while she fell asleep. Here's what we did:

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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By spmamma
Quote: Originally Posted by sahmmie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sahmmie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15892878)
Also, I think it's prudent to consider that a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By spmamma
Quote: Originally Posted by sahmmie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sahmmie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15892665)
So, how did I train my babies to sleep alone...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By spmamma
Quote: Originally Posted by ThisLove...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisLove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15891813)
He also hates DH, so 100% of the parenting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By spmamma
DD is almost 3.5 YO. Currently, she goes to...

DD is almost 3.5 YO. Currently, she goes to sleep in her own room, then comes into ours sometime in the middle of each night to sleep on a crib mattress on our floor. DS sleeps in bed with us.

DH...
Forum: Spirituality   09-25-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By spmamma
I was married in the Catholic faith. Our wedding...

I was married in the Catholic faith. Our wedding lasted an hour.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By spmamma
Dd has always been a clinger, but the tantrums...

Dd has always been a clinger, but the tantrums really escalated at 2.5. It was a really hard age for us. Things seemed to get better right after she turned 3... Now she's moving into another tough...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By spmamma
Kittens are so tiny and defenseless - I'd keep...

Kittens are so tiny and defenseless - I'd keep them separated from DD until they're old enough to hide/escape. She's so young and her impulse control just isn't there yet.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By spmamma
I like the idea of coming together as a family...

I like the idea of coming together as a family to reach a solution - kudos to you! What have you come up so far that hasn't worked?

Here are a few ideas:

DD reads to you at night before...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-21-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By spmamma
We have an awesome play tent from Target that we...

We have an awesome play tent from Target that we got DD for Christmas last year. It's shaped like a tree and is tall enough that she can stand in it. DD (3) and DS (almost 11 MO) love to play in it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-20-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By spmamma
Thanks for the update! Glad to hear things are...

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear things are going well!

DS is still throwing up every time food hits the back of his throat. The good news is that he was willing to put a few crumbs of bread...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-17-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,893
Posted By spmamma
Maybe someone on Etsy who makes leather goods...

Maybe someone on Etsy who makes leather goods would be willing to sell you a strip of untreated leather?

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.p..._type=handmade...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By spmamma
I second the suggestion about the onesies. ...

I second the suggestion about the onesies.

Quote:
Originally Posted by justKate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15850547)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By spmamma
Have you tried guiding him to the bathroom in...

Have you tried guiding him to the bathroom in those situations? DD potty trained at the same age and also went through an accident phase around 2.5 YO.

We simply started watching her for her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By spmamma
Quote: Originally Posted by LCBMAX...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LCBMAX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15849762)
I do worry that there's yet another level of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By spmamma
I was thinking about your post this morning......

I was thinking about your post this morning... if you've got an iPad there are apps available for read-along books. I don't know how big the selection is, but it looks pretty cool.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-15-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By spmamma
Quote: Originally Posted by peainthepod...

Quote:
Originally Posted by peainthepod http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15846755)
As the title suggests, DS is 22 months...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-15-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By spmamma
DD was about that age when she started to...

DD was about that age when she started to tantrum. DS is only 10.5 MO and has been having mini tantrums for about a month now. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

I've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-15-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By spmamma
This may be old school, buuuuuut... We gave DD a...

This may be old school, buuuuuut... We gave DD a cassette player and a whole bunch of read-along books with cassettes from my childhood for her third birthday this year. She looooooves them.

I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-15-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By spmamma
Glad your appointment went well! It was...

Glad your appointment went well! It was interesting for me to read what kinds of tests they did since my 10.5 MO DS is going through much of the same thing.

He gags on everything, even before...
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