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Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By mamadaan
It sounds like you might have thrush. You can...

It sounds like you might have thrush. You can read more about thrush and breastfeeding in this FAQ on thrush (http://www.llli.org/FAQ/thrush.html). You may need an anti fungal ointment for your...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By mamadaan
Quote: Originally Posted by curious&eager...

Quote:
Originally Posted by curious&eager http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15865228)
JBut, when his hand reaches up my shirt...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By mamadaan
Quote: Originally Posted by atpeace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by atpeace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15863666)
DS has recently (last few days) been refusing...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By mamadaan
Hi, It does sound like you might have a...

Hi,

It does sound like you might have a blocked milk duct or even mastitis. I think that it could be really useful to look at these articles on blocked ducts and mastitis...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mamadaan
My feeling is that a breast pump that is six...

My feeling is that a breast pump that is six years old is not worth buying unless you have to pump and have no other option. Unless it is a proper hospital grade hire pump, it is likely that the...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-31-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By mamadaan
I suppose the title says it. DH has a job that...

I suppose the title says it. DH has a job that he loves and is playing an increasingly important role in the large (10,000 employees) organization that he works for. He has quite a bit of...
Forum: The Netherlands   05-31-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By mamadaan
Hi, Yes, I think that the idea of a home...

Hi,

Yes, I think that the idea of a home birth in the Netherlands is quite different from that in the USA. Some women do build up relationships with their midwives, but most do not. Three...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-30-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By mamadaan
I can imagine that this is frustrating, but a...

I can imagine that this is frustrating, but a lot of kids need a lot of parenting to sleep at this age. Have you tried sitting with her, but not paying her much attention or reading from a...
Forum: Babywearing   05-28-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By mamadaan
I live in the Netherlands and for many people...

I live in the Netherlands and for many people bicycles are their main or only method of transport. This is the officially recommended way of transporting babies up to about nine months:...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-28-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By mamadaan
Hi, I have a few suggestions. I hope that...

Hi,

I have a few suggestions. I hope that one or other of them will be useful.
Firstly, there are no right answers to parenting two children to sleep, especially when one of them is a new baby...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-28-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By mamadaan
Have you considered having DH sleep in another...

Have you considered having DH sleep in another bed and for you and DD to sleep together in a bed? You could also consider laying down with DD to get her to sleep at night, then sharing a bed with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-20-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By mamadaan
Night waking changes a lot in the first few...

Night waking changes a lot in the first few years. Even if a baby sleeps for long periods alone in a crib at a given age, it is not unsual or strange if he or she starts needing more parenting at...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-20-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By mamadaan
I can imagine that you are finding it difficult...

I can imagine that you are finding it difficult right now.

Does cosleeping work for you and DS? If it does, could you consider sleeping with him somewhere else so that your DH's issues do not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-19-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By mamadaan
When my kids were this age, we had a lot of...

When my kids were this age, we had a lot of restless evenings. I think it had to do with a stage in their development together with the spring and early summer evenings that kept getting lighter and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-15-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By mamadaan
It is polite of your DH to sleep in another room...

It is polite of your DH to sleep in another room so that he does not disturb you when he gets up!

We did a bit of everything. We bought DS1 a full size bed and put it up in our room. He slept in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-15-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By mamadaan
Some kids just wake up early. Is it light at...

Some kids just wake up early. Is it light at this time where you are? I think a lot of kids 'know' it is daytime, even if the room is dark.

Does he sleep during the day? Perhaps he is ready for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By mamadaan
Is the mattress base screwed into the frame...

Is the mattress base screwed into the frame surrounding the bed? It is it, it might be possible to leave the bar off. But if it is not, I think the whole thing might become a bit unstable if you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By mamadaan
Quote: Although a free crib would be great......

Quote:
Although a free crib would be great... I honestly don't know where I'd put it, other than the living room!
Then you can call it a playpen or keep baby toys and suchlike in it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By mamadaan
My DS1 (7 years) and DS2 (4 years) still sleep...

My DS1 (7 years) and DS2 (4 years) still sleep with me and DH. We have two beds next to each other. The total width of our sleeping area is about 250cm (just over 8'). It generally still works well...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By mamadaan
Hi, I can imagine that this may have been...

Hi,

I can imagine that this may have been difficult for you. But I think it is important to realize that you noticed that she was in difficulties and took action to help her. If you had drunk...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-13-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,056
Posted By mamadaan
Hi, This does not address exactly the...

Hi,

This does not address exactly the question that you are asking, but may be interesting: http://www.infantsleep.org/images/WAIMH_Handout2.pdf
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-28-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By mamadaan
Our bath toys are stored in two drawstring net...

Our bath toys are stored in two drawstring net bags that hang on an old tap in the corner of the bathroom. The bags came filled with potatoes, so were actually 'free'. I keep bath crayons on a shelf...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By mamadaan
My experience is flying with a budget carrier...

My experience is flying with a budget carrier within Europe. I understand that there are international regulations that children under 14 years have to be supervised by responsible adults during all...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-24-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,399
Posted By mamadaan
Hi, I hope that you don't mind me butting...

Hi,

I hope that you don't mind me butting in with my question. My writing is a lot less literary than most of your work seems to be.

I am writing some texts for an informational website and I...
Forum: Writing for the Web   10-12-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,427
Views: 60,950
Posted By mamadaan
Quote: mamadaan, I'm sory your experience...

Quote:
mamadaan, I'm sory your experience wasn't better at Suite, but I do think you could have handled leaving with more professionalism.
I would have been happy to do it another way if it had...
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