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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-01-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By brainysinglemom
Hi mamas! I selectively vaxed my daughter who is...

Hi mamas! I selectively vaxed my daughter who is turning three in a couple of weeks. I want to check
in with my selectively vaxing peers and see if there is anything else I should vax her for at...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-01-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By brainysinglemom
How did I miss these replies. Thank you so much...

How did I miss these replies. Thank you so much you smart, thoughtful mamas. I am at 14.5 months and I'm currently giving her 16 oz a day of formula and 8-16 oz of BM. I am exactly split 50/50...
Forum: Babywearing   01-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By brainysinglemom
I'm borrowing a babyhawk oh snap (ergo before...

I'm borrowing a babyhawk oh snap (ergo before that) and my baby is nearly 25 pounds. Front carry is getting old, mamas (and papas)! I don't know if I can explain it -- you'd have to see it, or know...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-11-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By brainysinglemom
I know this isn't strictly about food, but I'm...

I know this isn't strictly about food, but I'm not quite sure where the nutrition experts in the Mothering Community lurk :). And we are vegetarian! I've been thinking long and hard about milk...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-11-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By brainysinglemom
I realize this may not apply to a lot of folks...

I realize this may not apply to a lot of folks here as a lot of you weaning past the point where your little really "needs" an alternative milk. And maybe mine doesn't either. But I've been thinking...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By brainysinglemom
Final Update  -- for posterity (I know when I'm...

Final Update  -- for posterity (I know when I'm looking through the archivesI love to hear how things turned out. I made the recipe and it came out GREAT! Totally delicious (which wasn't even...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By brainysinglemom
Thanks so much everyone! I actually found, to my...

Thanks so much everyone! I actually found, to my amazement, a recipe on the back of the Quinoa Flakes box!! It only calls for 2 tblspn of sugar, so I feel confident subbing that out with applesauce...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-10-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By brainysinglemom
I really like the using rice as a base idea....

I really like the using rice as a base idea. (The watermelon cake is beautiful, but I'm hoping for something that looks more like a "cake" and that has the texture of a cake, as much as possible)....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-10-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By brainysinglemom
I'm hoping that we're still months or a year or...

I'm hoping that we're still months or a year or more away from wheat, sweetener of any kind (honey, agave, stevia, etc.) and I don't want to roll that stuff out for the first birthday "cake." I've...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-23-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By brainysinglemom
I just started using the little Baby Bjorn potty...

I just started using the little Baby Bjorn potty with my 8.25 month-old. She's kind of into it! Very exciting! (Although, after diligently going the first two times (morning and post nap) we haven't...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-18-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By brainysinglemom
You ladies are so helpful -- thank you! One...

You ladies are so helpful -- thank you!

One question: Is it poop or pee that gets between the removable part and the base?

And whatever it is, how does it get there?
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-17-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By brainysinglemom
I bought it late in pregnancy in case my water...

I bought it late in pregnancy in case my water broke in bed so as not to destroy my mattress. I got a cheap one -- like $15 or so. Now my little one is eight months old and we've been cosleeping...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-17-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By brainysinglemom
That was so helpful; thank you! You answered a...

That was so helpful; thank you! You answered a lot of my questions ... I really, really appreciate it. Julie
Forum: Diapering   07-17-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By brainysinglemom
Hi all! Thanks for the plain water suggestion. ...

Hi all! Thanks for the plain water suggestion.

Do y'all use distilled water? That's what I've been using.

Also, do you use water for pee and poop, or just poop? And, how wet do you get your...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-17-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By brainysinglemom
and why? Thanks all! Julie P.S....

and why?

Thanks all!

Julie

P.S. Is there some reason why my posts haven't gotten any responses. I thought I would try a much simpler post, but still no go. I feel like I have online spinach...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By brainysinglemom
I know it's the Little Potty, not the big one. ...

I know it's the Little Potty, not the big one.

But is the "Smart Potty" okay too?

Here is a link (good prices also, btw) to the three I'm talking about:
...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-16-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By brainysinglemom
So I'm coming to ECing a little late (8 months)...

So I'm coming to ECing a little late (8 months) . Not out of lack of awareness or desire, but just because I had my little one on my own and I just thought it was one more thing (besides CD,...
Forum: Diapering   07-16-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By brainysinglemom
Oh mamas! The homemade wipes thing is *not*...

Oh mamas! The homemade wipes thing is *not* going well. I'm giving my baby (8-months-old) her first ever consistent diaper rash with my terrible wipes!!

I can't believe my all-natural beautiful...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-03-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By brainysinglemom
I'm afraid this may not be quiet the help you...

I'm afraid this may not be quiet the help you were looking for. I was in the exact same position last month, and after posting here, and doing a lot of research I ultimately decided to sell my bed,...
Forum: Diapering   04-28-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By brainysinglemom
Please, please, please. I know this is long, but...

Please, please, please. I know this is long, but I swear, I’ve spent hours reading through all of the archives so that I wouldn’t post questions which have already been answered a million times. I...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-04-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,034
Posted By brainysinglemom
Does anyone use cute nicknames? If so, what are...

Does anyone use cute nicknames? If so, what are they? My baby is young, but I want to develop a pooping and peeing nomenclature that feels comfortable for grandparents to use, to use anywhere in...
Forum: Diapering   02-25-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By brainysinglemom
Do you know if they make an overnight? I find...

Do you know if they make an overnight? I find most eco-friendly/healthier disposables are not overnights?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cameron's Mommy...
Forum: Diapering   02-25-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By brainysinglemom
Does such a thing exist? I'm a single mom in an...

Does such a thing exist? I'm a single mom in an apartment building with no washer and dryer and a three-month-old who is leaking every night. Since I received shower gifts of each of the major Whole...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-18-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,241
Posted By brainysinglemom
[QUOTE=LilacMama;14945163]Due to my research, I...

[QUOTE=LilacMama;14945163]Due to my research, I feel that breast milk is very protective against HIB and PC. I will get her the single dose of HIB when she is 15 months old, because I will be...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By brainysinglemom
I just went to a workshop today by Lauren Feder...

I just went to a workshop today by Lauren Feder in L.A. She is generally anti-vaccination, but does vaccinate in her office. She says the ones she gives the most are:
1. DTaP and
2. HIB

and she...
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