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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By katelove
I agree with blessedwithboys and Rachaelsmama...

I agree with blessedwithboys and Rachaelsmama too. He sounds like a smart, cool kid. But, smart, cool kids can be hard work to parent!

I would first, respectfully suggest that you make a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Posted By katelove
My first thought with the call back app is that...

My first thought with the call back app is that it can't make a child talk to it's parents so the parent still won't know if the child is just not talking or if they can't talk for some sinister...
Forum: Breastfeeding   Yesterday, 02:55 PM
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Posted By katelove
Yes, it is. If you can't get those areas to drain...

Yes, it is. If you can't get those areas to drain with some gentle massage during feeding then you will need to remove the scabs to prevent mastitis.


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Forum: Women's Health   11-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By katelove
I agree that you need to see someone immediately....

I agree that you need to see someone immediately. The pain on stepping too hard which you describe is called rebound tenderness and is a sign of free fluid or infection in the abdominal cavity. That,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-22-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 42
Posted By katelove
It does sound a lot like pertussis. My daughter...

It does sound a lot like pertussis. My daughter had it earlier in the year and it was very similar to what you describe.

However, to answer you question, illnesses which cause a month if coughing...
Forum: Allergies   11-22-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 17
Posted By katelove
Have you tried using a netti pot? Sent...

Have you tried using a netti pot?


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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By katelove
It does sound like the OP has found a workable...

It does sound like the OP has found a workable solution. Just in case anyone else is reading, we co-slept with both girls for 8 months. Single mattress and queen mattress pushed together on the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By katelove
I think it is horrendous. If you google babywise...

I think it is horrendous. If you google babywise criticisms you will find plenty of information.


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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 203
Posted By katelove
Would solve the accommodation issue. May make...

Would solve the accommodation issue. May make sightseeing less interesting than you were hoping for though.


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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By katelove
We delayed vaccination of DD1 until she was just...

We delayed vaccination of DD1 until she was just over 3.5yo. I prefer to wait until after 2yo as I think the first two years are the most vulnerable in terms of brain plasticity etc. We started when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By katelove
I would think that 11yo boys would have the...

I would think that 11yo boys would have the potential to be pretty cruel to a fellow 11yo riding a ladies bike. I wouldn't make him do that. I'm 38 and it's only relatively recently that I've...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,421
Posted By katelove
34/52 - crocheted granny square blanket....

34/52 - crocheted granny square blanket. Doll-sized. My first project from crochet class. I'm very happy with it.

35/52 - three crochet hats. None of which I was completely happy with. But the...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By katelove
There is a difference between going into labour...

There is a difference between going into labour and labouring. With a planned c/s, some women chose to wait until they go into labour to present to hospital but we're not talking hours at home, we're...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By katelove
I agree with what Linda said. I didn't mean to...

I agree with what Linda said. I didn't mean to suggest that telling her was a good idea. Just that it doesn't sound like you can suddenly stop seeing her without some sort of explanation.


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Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By katelove
That's great. I'm glad it's happening in some...

That's great. I'm glad it's happening in some places. I see a lot of shouting, threatening, name-calling and shaming. And I'm not at all claiming to be the perfect gentle parent either! It's...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By katelove
The divide may get wider as kids get older. I do...

The divide may get wider as kids get older. I do not see a great deal of gentle parenting in the wider community.

And, I have to say, it is not uncommon for me to see newborns in outward-facing...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-09-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By katelove
My advice is the same as it would be if this was...

My advice is the same as it would be if this was a male friend: you need to remove yourself from this relationship. I think it's great that you have told your DH and that he is being supportive. Now...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By katelove
I'm not sure that most people are leaving little...

I'm not sure that most people are leaving little babies to cry but I think a lot of babies spend a lot of time in swings/bouncers/cots etc. And the *goal* is that they do that, so stress arises when...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By katelove
I actually think this is great news. You are out....

I actually think this is great news. You are out. Your daughter is out. Your pets are out. Well done you! It will be hard to get everything sorted but, I agree with the PPs, in a year's time you will...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-07-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By katelove
I experienced it too. It didn't go away after my...

I experienced it too. It didn't go away after my second daughter was born but I didn't experience it with her.

I did recently read a story by a woman who was able to improve it a lot. She drank a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By katelove
The only doors we lock are external doors. We...

The only doors we lock are external doors. We have a gate on the laundry door and a few cupboard locks in the bathrooms and kitchen.

I would never lock a child in their room. We don't even close...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,123
Posted By katelove
63.55kg (140.1lb) Yay, a loss! I have been...

63.55kg (140.1lb)

Yay, a loss! I have been much more circumspect in my chocolate eating this week.


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Forum: C-section Birth   11-01-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By katelove
Benefits of going into labour include the...

Benefits of going into labour include the exposure to hormones as you mentioned as well as eliminating the risk of iatrogenic prematurity.

If it's something you decide you want to do it's not a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By katelove
We also have a tidy or short rule. Although my...

We also have a tidy or short rule. Although my definition if tidy is fairly broad :-) DD1 has fine hair and was getting dreadlock-type patches at the back at one stage. We used detangling spray but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By katelove
I would not *encourage* your baby to go straight...

I would not *encourage* your baby to go straight to walking. Just let him explore and do things at his own pace. If he's only just started sitting he may naturally start crawling when he is sitting...
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