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Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-17-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By slasuta
#1 - 4-5 hours of active labour with about 15...

#1 - 4-5 hours of active labour with about 15 minutes of pushing. I had an epidural placed at 9cm and didn't push right away when fully as I didn't feel an urge. 7lbs 3oz

#2 - one very intense...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-23-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By slasuta
I had a similar pain with yeast. It stopped...

I had a similar pain with yeast. It stopped within 2 days of gentian violet and returned when the yeast returned. So consider candida as well. Good luck.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By slasuta
I was trying to avoid fluconazole because of the...

I was trying to avoid fluconazole because of the price, but I will be starting it this week. I've decided to stop the GSE orally because I just can't be sure the drop in supply isn't just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-21-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By slasuta
My son is 6 weeks old and we have been battling...

My son is 6 weeks old and we have been battling thrush for a couple weeks. I am using gentian violet and GSE both topically and orally. I stopped after 5 days because I thought it was gone, but it...
Forum: Diapering   07-30-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By slasuta
Thanks for the ideas. I think I'll try washing...

Thanks for the ideas. I think I'll try washing them with the regular wash and see if they come clean enough, or rinse well enough.
Forum: Diapering   07-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By slasuta
My daughter is only using 2 diapers a day (nap...

My daughter is only using 2 diapers a day (nap and overnight). Otherwise she wears training pants and is 95% dry during the day. This means I have very little to wash and it is taking a very long...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-16-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,123
Posted By slasuta
1. How long have you been nursing for? 14 months...

1. How long have you been nursing for? 14 months

2. How old was your child in months when your periods returned? still hasn't returned, but I am on domperidone (30mg per day) for low milk supply....
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By slasuta
I was having major stink issues with my cloth...

I was having major stink issues with my cloth diapers that I tried everything (seriously) to get rid of. I even tried boiling the diapers and putting them in the dishwasher, bleach, oxyclean etc....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-22-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By slasuta
I want to sew a teddy bear for my daughter for...

I want to sew a teddy bear for my daughter for Christmas. Does anyone have suggestions what would be a good material to use. The pattern suggests fleece, but I am wondering what else could be used....
Forum: Diapering   11-11-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By slasuta
I really like the look and function of fitteds....

I really like the look and function of fitteds. The price is definitely something to consider compared to prefolds. However, my biggest complaint is that the elastic can break down if washed for too...
Forum: Diapering   11-11-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By slasuta
We used kissaluvs 0, infant prefolds (bikini...

We used kissaluvs 0, infant prefolds (bikini twist to help them fit better on the small baby) and small fuzzi bunz. We used these for months and were happy with them all. We used proraps covers with...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-11-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By slasuta
I'm glad that I don't have the only baby who...

I'm glad that I don't have the only baby who thinks the potty is a fabulous toy. I laughed when you said you keep finding it full of toys because so do we. If she crawls by and it's empty, then she...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-10-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By slasuta
We have been EC for the last 4 weeks with our...

We have been EC for the last 4 weeks with our now 10 month old. We are having to rely totally on timing. I cannot figure out her signal at all, or maybe there isn't one. We have been using a potty...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-25-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By slasuta
Thanks for all the replies. For the record, I...

Thanks for all the replies. For the record, I would never wake her up to pee. I was just wondering what to do if she wakes on her own which she still does several times a week. Sleep is the definite...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-21-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By slasuta
We have been doing EC with our nine month old...

We have been doing EC with our nine month old daughter for the past couple weeks and it is going really well. I think she is beginning to understand what the potty is for. We have just been doing it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-29-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
  Reflux?
Views: 375
Posted By slasuta
My eight month old daughter was diagnosed with...

My eight month old daughter was diagnosed with reflux at 2 weeks of age. She would feed well, but then cry/scream for hours afterward. I literally slept only two hours a night for over a week until...
Forum: Diapering   09-05-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By slasuta
I agree with above poster. Calgon will produce...

I agree with above poster. Calgon will produce suds on it's own. I tried putting some in a jar with hot water and shook it up. Low and behold, soap suds appeared. So after using the calgon, you then...
Forum: Diapering   07-27-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,944
Posted By slasuta
You can buy Allens Naturally from Raised in...

You can buy Allens Naturally from Raised in Reusables for $24.99. This company is based in Vancouver. The website is www.raisedinreusables.com (http://www.raisedinreusables.com)
Forum: Diapering   07-27-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By slasuta
Your story does sound *exactly* like mine! I'm...

Your story does sound *exactly* like mine! I'm sorry you are also stuck in detergent buildup hell. I've spent months working on this, it gets so frustrating.

When I read that some people were...
Forum: Diapering   07-26-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By slasuta
We have a Bosch Axxis washer and I don't have...

We have a Bosch Axxis washer and I don't have the option of setting the temperature of the rinse cycles, I think they are always cold. So what I do is a cold wash on delicate cycle because it uses...
Forum: Diapering   07-26-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By slasuta
I have been cloth diapering for many months now...

I have been cloth diapering for many months now with mostly prefolds and fitteds. I cannot seem to overcome the detergent buildup in my front loader. I have used Charlie's Soap, Country Save and...
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