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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By odoole
Thanks so much. that's very helpful. that's a...

Thanks so much. that's very helpful. that's a good point that he may just choose not to poop at school. i agree sometimes it's just best to drop the power struggle and revisit it later -- that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By odoole
Sorry, I don't think I was clear in my original...

Sorry, I don't think I was clear in my original post. He refuses to let US wipe his bum.
 
He'll run all over the house screaming NO and hides under tables, etc. If we lock the bathroom door than...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-17-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By odoole
My son is 2.5, been potty trained for a while...

My son is 2.5, been potty trained for a while now, but lately it's been a real issue getting him to wipe when he poops. He doesn't let anyone do it and won't do it himself. We tried wet wipes, dry...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By odoole
DS is 2 and 5 mo. We haven't been super...

DS is 2 and 5 mo. We haven't been super assertive with potty training yet because we've been traveling a lot and wanted to wait until we're more settled. Nonetheless, he has good urinary control and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By odoole
Thanks for the replies so far, and I'd love to...

Thanks for the replies so far, and I'd love to hear more. Yeah, I sort of suspected it was going to have to be something we just waited out. I think doing small doses of away time is probably a good...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By odoole
DS is 16 months now and the separation anxiety...

DS is 16 months now and the separation anxiety just seems to be getting worse and worse. It just breaks my heart if I ever have to leave his sight, even for a moment. I went back to work when he was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By odoole
Thanks again to all who responded. Oddly enough,...

Thanks again to all who responded. Oddly enough, just like the time I posted about DS not crawling, he started walking on his own about 2 weeks after I posted....
Forum: Grief and Loss   10-29-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By odoole
Quote: Originally Posted by Oliver'sMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oliver'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15997722)
thanks everyone

my mom is out of state...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By odoole
I think most people who strongly against CIO...

I think most people who strongly against CIO have had to experience this in one way or another.

At least your friend owns her CIO methods. What's even more frustrating is when your friend...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By odoole
Hey all, Thanks for your responses. I like...

Hey all,

Thanks for your responses. I like your take on it. If he's going to be cautious and independent and strong-willed and intelligent about his risk-taking, I'm totally cool with that.

I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-26-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,203
Posted By odoole
DS loved looking at high contrast books pretty...

DS loved looking at high contrast books pretty early on. Around 3 months he started trying to turn the pages. From 4 to 6 months, there wasn't much reading going on as he was in the full-on "grab...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By odoole
Quote: Originally Posted by thyra...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thyra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15884558)
I WOULD make sure that on the nights you're...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By odoole
Quote: Originally Posted by Altair...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Altair http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15884205)
I left my baby/toddler a few nights when he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By odoole
I know, I know. It's hard not to come off...

I know, I know. It's hard not to come off sounding neurotic on these types of posts, especially when you're in a big hurry and don't have time to refine what you say.

Anyway, I know technically...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By odoole
I unfortunately need to be away for three nights...

I unfortunately need to be away for three nights these next two months, and I'm not sure what to do to prepare my DS, who is 14 months and still nurses very heavily at night. Occasionally he'll take...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By odoole
Maybe this should go in the Life with a Babe...

Maybe this should go in the Life with a Babe section because DS still isn't technically a "toddler." He's almost 14 months now (though 12.5 mo by due date) and not walking, which is fine, except...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By odoole
thanks for the responses and the tip about the...

thanks for the responses and the tip about the pacifier. ironically, he used to take a pacifier and has recently started rejecting it. he has no interest in chewing on anything anymore, really.
Forum: Family Safety   06-10-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By odoole
We're going to try to put 10 mo DS in his own...

We're going to try to put 10 mo DS in his own room with a mattress on the floor, and need a gate to section off part of the room I don't want him to get to (basically windows and a closet). Anyone...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-10-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By odoole
I'm sure there's a thread like this but don't...

I'm sure there's a thread like this but don't have time to search right now, sorry!. We finally sold the crib and moved to a new apartment building. I'm looking to hire some babysitters for the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-10-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By odoole
Since DS's top teeth have come in, he's...

Since DS's top teeth have come in, he's constantly grinding his teeth. Anyone else? Will this stop eventually once the novelty of it goes away?
Forum: June 2010   05-31-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By odoole
I'm sorry for your loss. I did a lot of...

I'm sorry for your loss.

I did a lot of travel at 33 weeks including a 12 hour drive and two 5+ hour plane trips. Then I delivered at 34 weeks! It was a spontaneous pre-term delivery; I don't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-31-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By odoole
mine is the exact same way right now, also 10...

mine is the exact same way right now, also 10 months (i'm the one who posted the thread about "which baby would your rather have ..." and mine is the type B baby!!!!)

i don't have any advice...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-31-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By odoole
Quote: Originally Posted by JordanKX...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JordanKX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15463705)
I read in an earlier thread, oh months ago,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-30-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By odoole
Wow, 5.5 hours! I've done a lot of flights with...

Wow, 5.5 hours! I've done a lot of flights with my 10 mo DS, but none over 2.5 hours. And those are exhausting enough!

It'll basically be a lot of activities that'll keep him entertained for 5-10...
Forum: Parenting   05-30-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
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Views: 1,830
Posted By odoole
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but...

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but I personally found 5 months to be a very difficult age in babyhood. No one really talks about 5 months as being all that noteworthy, but for me, it...
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