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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-06-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Tattooed Hand
We had my daughter, aged 3 years and 3 months,...

We had my daughter, aged 3 years and 3 months, given MMR and varicella in the same visit. (We're vaxing slowly and we started later). She had what our doctor called a "mild reaction" but one that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,251
Posted By Tattooed Hand
hello ladies, it's been a while.   My DD is...

hello ladies, it's been a while.
 
My DD is now 2 years and 8 months old and I want to say that we have come a LONG LONG way. She was very colicky as an infant and a horrible, horrible sleeper (at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Tattooed Hand
My 28 month old DD sleeps in a mattress pressed...

My 28 month old DD sleeps in a mattress pressed up against ours (so I can move my blankets around and not disturb her). I nightweaned her in stages, starting at 16 months and ending in being fully...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-26-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I agree with the above poster.   My DD is 27...

I agree with the above poster.
 
My DD is 27 months and she has night nursed for ever. We started to brush her teeth morning and night around 18 months (that's probably late but she didn't eat...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-26-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Sounds like we have very different babies - my...

Sounds like we have very different babies - my DD didn't start sleeping like yours until she was around 2 years old - but I'll share my experience.
 
Around when she was 9 months old, we put her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I've had some sucess the last few days with...

I've had some sucess the last few days with asking her if she wants to do something herself and being there to help and explain how to do it and if it's too hard, she just tells me to do it for her....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I am dealing with the exact same problems, it...

I am dealing with the exact same problems, it sounds like. It's driving me crazy, though last night I lost my cool and feel pretty bad about it. It's hard to get upset myself. Last night we made...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-08-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I think that I'm ready to start slowly and...

I think that I'm ready to start slowly and gently weaning my 26 month old DD. But I have no idea how to do it!
 
I work out of the house 3 days a week and she goes to daycare from 9-3 5 days a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-07-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I'd like to know too. One tidbit: I started...

I'd like to know too. One tidbit: I started working out of the house about 4 months ago and my supply has definitely decreased. We both had the flu for the last 10 days where DD was nursing once an...
Forum: Allergies   01-27-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 543
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I've been on a restricted diet since DD was 6...

I've been on a restricted diet since DD was 6 weeks old and she tested sensitive (IgG, so keeps changing because the real problem is leaky gut) to such a wide spectrum of foods that I won't bother...
Forum: Allergies   01-27-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Not all allergies are caused by leaky gut. Our...

Not all allergies are caused by leaky gut. Our DD has multiple ones but they change because she has leaky gut. We are now trying to heal it. But she had no reactions on her IGE test, meaning no...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-27-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Yeah, I love it. My DD is SUPER high needs and...

Yeah, I love it. My DD is SUPER high needs and has multiple food sensitivities and without BF, I don't know where we'd be. We had some rough patches, but now she is old enough to ask for it when she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,251
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Terrilien, I can totally relate to wishing that...

Terrilien, I can totally relate to wishing that you had never had a child. My DD goes through excruciatingly difficult phases, and while I love and adore her, sometimes at the end of the day, I wish...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Tattooed Hand
MY DD's sleep has always been bad. Part of this...

MY DD's sleep has always been bad. Part of this was due to food intolerances that took a long time to pin down. But she also experiences teething as tortuous pain. But I work (part time and mostly...
Forum: Germany   01-21-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I'm doing a 2 year postdoc in Berlin and have a...

I'm doing a 2 year postdoc in Berlin and have a 2 year old DD. She has been diagnosed with leaky gut in the US but it seems to be badly understood in allopathic medical circles in the US. Since it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Tattooed Hand
My DD experiences teething as awful torturous...

My DD experiences teething as awful torturous pain and right now at 25 months, her 2 year molars are coming in and her sleep has been bad for weeks. It's very hard. We do tylenol because ibuprophen...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Tattooed Hand
    Welcome!   My DD is 25 months old....


 
Welcome!
 
My DD is 25 months old. She woke up alot when she was younger. At 13 months I nightweaned her by nursing her at around 11 if she hadn't woken up around then before going to bed....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-29-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Tattooed Hand
You are at a difficult age. My DD woke up from...

You are at a difficult age. My DD woke up from 4-11 months every 1-2 hours and then still alot until she was about 16 months old. Then she began sleeping 5-7 hour stretches. Somewhere around 19...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Wow, sounds like you have tried everything. I...

Wow, sounds like you have tried everything. I have to say that my DD did what you are describing until we had her tested and realized she had leaky gut. We treated it with diet and some other...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-28-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By Tattooed Hand
We are moving to NYC in the late summer of 2013....

We are moving to NYC in the late summer of 2013. DD will be a little over 3.5 years old.
She is very selectively vaxed. We aren't against vaxes, but she's had leaky guy since birth (slowly healing)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,251
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Hello moms, my DD is also high needs and has...

Hello moms, my DD is also high needs and has been from birth. She has also had leaky gut from birth so both she and I have been on a restricted diet the whole time, and I have to cook everything we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Tattooed Hand
Besides being just small, are there any...

Besides being just small, are there any indications of allergies or intolerences? My DD has food issues and we knew from day one. She hardly slept, was constantly fussy/in pain, and when she did...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tattooed Hand
My DD does this and I have a twin bed side...

My DD does this and I have a twin bed side carred to our queen. Her twin is in a corner and I have pillows propped up at the head and side. She almost never hits her head this way even though she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-16-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By Tattooed Hand
We have our queen on the floor with a twin...

We have our queen on the floor with a twin mattress pressed right up against it. It's really just like a bed extension, except everyone has a little more room to move around and DH and I can have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By Tattooed Hand
I don't know about Soft Star, but DD's See Kai...

I don't know about Soft Star, but DD's See Kai Run shoes were stiff at first and are now pretty flexible. They aren't as pliable as Robeez, but she seems pretty comfy in them. I would give it a few...
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