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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-27-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rzberrymom
I shared the bed with both my kiddos when the...

I shared the bed with both my kiddos when the new baby came. I didn't feel right about sending my older DD into another room--I guess I didn't like the idea of what it would do to her bond with the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,247
Posted By rzberrymom
It sounds pretty normal for such a young baby,...

It sounds pretty normal for such a young baby, but one thing you could try is elimination communication. My DD had a terribly hard time drifting off to sleep if she had to pee, and she always had to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By rzberrymom
My 6 year old often has trouble falling asleep...

My 6 year old often has trouble falling asleep by herself if things aren't just right.
 
- She likes falling asleep in the room next to the living room so that she can hear us, even though it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By rzberrymom
With both my kiddos, 14 months was the ABSOLUTE...

With both my kiddos, 14 months was the ABSOLUTE worst of it in terms of nighttime stuff--they both had terrible terrible separation anxiety, the worst of the teeth were coming in at that time, etc....
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-29-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By rzberrymom
I EC'd my DD from 4 weeks old, but then she went...

I EC'd my DD from 4 weeks old, but then she went on strike against the BB potty and the toilet at about 7 months. Every month or so, I keep trying to introduce the potty again, but she cries and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By rzberrymom
It depends tremendously on the age, but my kiddo...

It depends tremendously on the age, but my kiddo loves No Thanks (math), Qwirkle (sets, strategy), Carcassonne (spatial reasoning), Coloretto (math), Skippity (another great one by the Qwirkle...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By rzberrymom
 I've never seen board games at a library, and...


I've never seen board games at a library, and I think the main point is how the computers distract from the books themselves, rather than some across the board condemnation of computer games.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By rzberrymom
I SOOOO hear you! Where we used to live, the...

I SOOOO hear you! Where we used to live, the computers were RIGHT in the middle of the kid's section and all the kids headed straight for them when they came in. It was the same as at your...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By rzberrymom
Under the Sky by Sally Schweizer has lots of...

Under the Sky by Sally Schweizer has lots of Waldorf-y homeschooling ideas. The book is kind of scattered, but the ideas are just wonderful.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By rzberrymom
Quote: Originally Posted by TSomm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TSomm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15846908)
If her needs are to sleep alone, then I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By rzberrymom
We just put the mattress on the floor and...

We just put the mattress on the floor and skipped the bed frame.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By rzberrymom
What time is his wake-up time? My DD is 10...

What time is his wake-up time? My DD is 10 months and she easily squeezes 2 naps into the day--she's usually awake around 7am and down for the night at around 9pm.

Could it be that he's waking up...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By rzberrymom
My kiddos went through phases. Early on, they...

My kiddos went through phases. Early on, they both slept fine without someone right there, but then separation anxiety hit and they slept better with full-time co-sleeping. I always tried to go with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By rzberrymom
Could it be molars? My DD's took AGES to come...

Could it be molars? My DD's took AGES to come in, and she was in terrible pain--I didn't realize how bad it was until they all came in and she finally went back to sleeping peacefully.

Can your...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,724
Posted By rzberrymom
Could your DH help out with cuddling her back to...

Could your DH help out with cuddling her back to sleep? I found that helped when I nightweaned my DD, since being with me meant nurse nurse nurse.

The first night was the worst for us, but it got...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By rzberrymom
What about having them share a bed in your room...

What about having them share a bed in your room (just the two of them), and then gradually move it into their room? I would guess the transition would be much easier if they got used to sleeping...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rzberrymom
Why not bring his bed into your room? We did...

Why not bring his bed into your room? We did that with my older DD when she was about that age and it's been great for her bond with the new baby.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By rzberrymom
I started to get shoulder pain from the same...

I started to get shoulder pain from the same thing when my DD was about that age. The pain was so excruciating that I had to have DH snuggle with her after I finished nursing. It was hard to stay...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By rzberrymom
When my DD got older we put a little bed for her...

When my DD got older we put a little bed for her right next to ours--we bought a platform frame for ourselves so that her little bed would almost be at the same height as our bed. Many many cultures...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By rzberrymom
Have you tried swaddling? Using a Miracle...

Have you tried swaddling? Using a Miracle Blanket made my DD go from sleeping 30 minute stretches to 5-7 hour stretches...seriously. She slept like a rock in it until she was 9 months old, and then...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-31-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By rzberrymom
We're buying a house in Portland, and I've been...

We're buying a house in Portland, and I've been told it's not the best idea to use the home inspection company that your realtor recommends. So, anyone have a home inspector that they felt good...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By rzberrymom
Thanks you guys--that's a good idea to have DH...

Thanks you guys--that's a good idea to have DH take over soothing her after I've nursed her almost all the way to sleep. She likes to be cradle carried by him, so that just might work.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-26-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By rzberrymom
I just realized that I posted this in the wrong...

I just realized that I posted this in the wrong Breastfeeding forum. I'm sorry about that! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-26-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By rzberrymom
With my first DD, I always nursed her all the...

With my first DD, I always nursed her all the way to sleep. It was easy to do and I didn't think of doing it any other way. But, it also made things terrifically hard for me during the night--she...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-27-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By rzberrymom
We'll definitely get in touch when we move! I...

We'll definitely get in touch when we move! I saw the SE baby group, and that sounds perfect!
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