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Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-26-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By richardsmom
I know....

I know. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

It's just such an upsetting time right now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif , I'm so mad that...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-24-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By richardsmom
Regarding the post about the possible link to...

Regarding the post about the possible link to vaccines.....my 10 mo niece was just diagnosed after suffering allerigic shock to some peanut butter remants on a table. She has NEVER been vaxed.
Forum: Vaccinations   12-09-2003, 04:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,920
Posted By richardsmom
I have been freaked out about this flu because...

I have been freaked out about this flu because of the possibility of even healthy people having a problem with it. The 1918 flu epidemic killed people in the prime of their life. That was one of the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-04-2003, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By richardsmom
I don't really have advice, just thought I'd...

I don't really have advice, just thought I'd post to say my DS (14 months) and my nephew (1 yr) BOTH are doing something similar. They both get really mad when they realize you are getting them...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-04-2003, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By richardsmom
A toy I recommend happens to be plastic but DS...

A toy I recommend happens to be plastic but DS (14 months) loves it...it is from Discovery Toys (which I think you normally need to get from a consultant - I picked it up at a sidewalk sale). I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-29-2003, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By richardsmom
I am going to get the "Mothering Your Nursing...

I am going to get the "Mothering Your Nursing Toddler" book. Also, that is a good idea on giving yourself little milestones to aim for (the getting teeth is a good one).

Later on the same day I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-25-2003, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By richardsmom
Hi. My DS is 14 months. Before DS, I always...

Hi. My DS is 14 months. Before DS, I always planned on nursing for a year. Currently, we are still nursing 2 to 3 times a day. The issue is, I keep having mixed feelings about it. One day I think...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-24-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By richardsmom
I too am going away. It is a two night business...

I too am going away. It is a two night business trip that I can't get out of. In fact, I leave tomorrow. My DS is younger though (only 13 months). I have been a wreck because he (and I) have never...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2003, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By richardsmom
I have been watching your post hoping for some...

I have been watching your post hoping for some advice because I have been considering transitioning DS (13 months) out of the bed. Since no one has posted yet I thought I would suggest the "No Cry...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By richardsmom
Hi. We have nightweaned fairly successfully. DS...

Hi. We have nightweaned fairly successfully. DS is 13 months old. We have our mattress on the floor so I nurse him to sleep in bed (usually between 9 and 10). I then don't nurse him again until...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-12-2003, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By richardsmom
I think the response was great, I hope it gets...

I think the response was great, I hope it gets printed. As for not smoking, there is an article about it on mothering's site:

http://www.mothering.com/9-0-0/html/9-4-0/taylor.shtml
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-09-2003, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
I just thought I would give a happy update. ...

I just thought I would give a happy update.

Just when I thought I wasn't ready to do the (partial) nightweaning, I had a really bad bout of diarrhea. It lasted almost 2 weeks on and off. Anyway,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-02-2003, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
Cindi, You win!...

Cindi,

You win! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

You poor thing. You definitely could use a good nights sleep. I certainly hope it doesn't take me six months to be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-30-2003, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By richardsmom
That is great that it is working out for you. I...

That is great that it is working out for you. I used to have ds start in the crib but he would always wake up within a few hours so I have gotten away from that. Although your post is making me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-30-2003, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
Well, I tried Dr Jay's method the other night,...

Well, I tried Dr Jay's method the other night, but I didn't even last through the first night. DS threw an absolute fit when I delatched him. I tried holding him, rocking him, etc. and he just...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2003, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By richardsmom
If you have dd in your bed, I think it is...

If you have dd in your bed, I think it is important to avoid the fluffy bedding. Pre-baby we would turn down the heat at night. After baby we quit doing that so we didn't need to use heavy bedding....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2003, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
Oh yeah, I also meant to add that I think that...

Oh yeah, I also meant to add that I think that whatever decision you make will be the right decision. I know some might disagree, but if you decide to go with the crib, I really think ds will be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
Wow, crimsonbadger I really feel for you. As...

Wow, crimsonbadger I really feel for you. As beautiful as nursing is, the 3 hours straight would be awfully hard to take.

That has got to be hard to have the difference of opinion with dh. I know...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
Thanks Tara for the Dr. Gordon link. I think I...

Thanks Tara for the Dr. Gordon link. I think I will try that. When I have time (ha, ha) I'll also have to check out the rest of his site. I liked how carefully he worded the article. I'm debating on...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-23-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By richardsmom
DS is 11 months and we primarily cosleep...

DS is 11 months and we primarily cosleep (sometimes he starts out in a crib before I go to bed). There was about a week that he started to sleep for 5 hours at a stretch, but now we have been back...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By richardsmom
I voted for both in bed and cosleeper next to...

I voted for both in bed and cosleeper next to bed. Our DS starts out in crib, then usually wakes up an hour or two later. Then we go to bed together. Sometimes I move him to the cosleeper for the...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2003, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By richardsmom
My DH is a WAHD. He pretty much works once I am...

My DH is a WAHD. He pretty much works once I am home (i.e. nights and weekends). Since he also trys to spend time together as a family, he is essentially a part timer right now. He is a woodworker...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-16-2003, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By richardsmom
I really like having a crib. We use it for naps...

I really like having a crib. We use it for naps (which ds doesn't seem to mind). I also sometimes use it at the beginning of the night (when ds goes to sleep before mommy!). Once he wakes up...
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