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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-25-2013, 01:58 PM
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Posted By mama2soren
Having had a 31 weeker myself and going through...

Having had a 31 weeker myself and going through all of the trials and scares of 7 weeks in the NICU, I would encourage you to seek out care if these contractions ever come back.  
 
I wouldn't...
Forum: Family Safety   07-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By mama2soren
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarineWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   07-01-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By mama2soren
I had trouble installing our Frontier with the...

I had trouble installing our Frontier with the belt in our Honda CR-V, and I consider myself quite car seat saavy.  The only way that worked was to do the long belt-path route.  I'd recline the CR-V...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-20-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By mama2soren
http://www.thecarseatlady.com/car_seats/rear-faci...

http://www.thecarseatlady.com/car_seats/rear-facing_seats_13.html

Car beds are not as safe as car seats.  The above link has some good info for choosing a seat that will fit a preemie well.  Not...
Forum: Family Safety   03-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By mama2soren
Locking the belt is unnecessary.  A child that...

Locking the belt is unnecessary.  A child that is using a booster needs to be mature enough to sit in proper position without having to lock the belt tightly around her.  Is there any reason you're...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-01-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,679
Posted By mama2soren
I am an L&D nurse, and I have worked for several...

I am an L&D nurse, and I have worked for several hospitals, each with their own "culture."  I planned a HBAC with my 2nd, but we transferred for non-emergent reasons to a hospital, where I did...
Forum: Family Safety   02-16-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By mama2soren
I would definitely urge you to reconsider your...

I would definitely urge you to reconsider your choice to go with a low-back booster.  For a 5-6 year old, a high-back is really the way to go.  The Graco Turbo Booster is a good seat for slender...
Forum: Family Safety   02-16-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By mama2soren
We took ours off because my son preferred not...

We took ours off because my son preferred not having them.  They are optional!  
 
Strap-tightening tip: do most of the tightening before you buckle.  It's much easier.  If you need to make small...
Forum: Family Safety   02-13-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By mama2soren
The manual states that the only RF position is...

The manual states that the only RF position is the most reclined setting.  You can adjust the recline as you install it so that it's between 30 and 45 degrees.  To make it closer to 30 degrees, push...
Forum: Family Safety   02-13-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By mama2soren
At 8.5 I would have no concerns with a backless...

At 8.5 I would have no concerns with a backless booster, assuming there was adequate support behind your son's head (headrest to the top of his ears at minimum).  I have a Frontier 85, and I can...
Forum: Family Safety   02-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By mama2soren
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jocelyndale http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374244/need-a-convertible-soon#post_17262775)

Doesn't the...
Forum: Family Safety   01-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By mama2soren
I also drive a CR-V.  I have used a Graco...

I also drive a CR-V.  I have used a Graco Turbobooster, and it worked well with the shape of the seats.  I don't know if a 5 year old could buckle a booster without help, but at least the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-21-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By mama2soren
My approach has always been to feed my kids what...

My approach has always been to feed my kids what I want them to grow up eating.  I don't want to make multiple meals in the future, so I need my kids to be accustomed to eating what my husband and I...
Forum: Family Safety   01-21-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By mama2soren
How old is your daughter?  How tall?  How heavy?...

How old is your daughter?  How tall?  How heavy?  What car do you drive?
Forum: Family Safety   01-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By mama2soren
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Escaping http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372260/help-with-car-car-seats-five-kids#post_17236905)

I...
Forum: Family Safety   01-18-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By mama2soren
The angle adjuster is great, especially for...

The angle adjuster is great, especially for smaller cars, but it definitely can't be used with a newborn.  The seat must be at 45*.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-18-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By mama2soren
What about a doctor's kit?  My son enjoys...

What about a doctor's kit?  My son enjoys playing doctor, too, and he will give everyone check-ups.  Things with small pieces (Playmobil, Calico Critters, etc) drive me bonkers, as the accessories...
Forum: Family Safety   01-18-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By mama2soren
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DahliaRW http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By mama2soren
Juniper?

Juniper?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,850
Posted By mama2soren
Ooof, that sounds like a frustrating situation. ...

Ooof, that sounds like a frustrating situation.
 
My son had a similar-ish faze around that age.  Except, he would refuse to put his shoes on when it was time to leave the house.  He is a pretty...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 5,476
Posted By mama2soren
Shared this with friends!  

Shared this with friends!  
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 5,476
Posted By mama2soren
Our son loved the balance bike we borrowed when...

Our son loved the balance bike we borrowed when he was younger.  I'd love to have to have a Strider for my daughter!
Forum: Family Safety   10-25-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By mama2soren
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by OceansEve http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   10-22-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By mama2soren
TWO Foonfs? *Swoon....* What colors did you...

TWO Foonfs? *Swoon....*

What colors did you get???
Forum: Family Safety   10-19-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By mama2soren
It is safe, so long as you make sure the belt is...

It is safe, so long as you make sure the belt is positioned properly after he climbs in (slack removed, lap belt down low on his hips, etc). It won't be super convenient, though, which could get old...
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