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Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,732
Posted By faeriecurls
DD's first food was avocado slices at 7 months....

DD's first food was avocado slices at 7 months. She wasn't interested or showing enough readiness signs before then, so we just waited. We are doing BLW as well - she eats everything we offer her at...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By faeriecurls
We gave our DD both eggs and citrus really early...

We gave our DD both eggs and citrus really early on when we started solids (started around 7 months and within a week she had eggs, orange and lemon). She hasn't had a reaction to any of it - now,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-28-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,150
Posted By faeriecurls
The only rule I stick to is no intoxication. I...

The only rule I stick to is no intoxication. I have a whole bunch of pillows, but since DD spends most of the night with a boob in her mouth, they aren't near her. We have a big down comforter, it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By faeriecurls
DH can get her to take naps on the mornings I...

DH can get her to take naps on the mornings I work, and can often get her back to sleep if she wakes up and won't go back to sleep in the middle of the night. He has tried 2x to put her to sleep for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,047
Posted By faeriecurls
Glad that I: -prepared for pregnancy & birth ...

Glad that I:
-prepared for pregnancy & birth
-had professional newborn pictures taken
-had my mom at the birth (even though I didn't want to originally)
-didn't buy a stroller
-bought a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-13-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By faeriecurls
We found what we thought was the perfect nanny,...

We found what we thought was the perfect nanny, but it turns out that she won't be able to commit to the schedule we need, so now we are looking again (scrambling might be a better word) for a PT...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By faeriecurls
We got a two piece North Face one - it's thin,...

We got a two piece North Face one - it's thin, but we wear her and dress her in layers underneath as needed. I like having 2 pieces so we can be a bit more versatile. They also have one piece suits....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-27-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,821
Posted By faeriecurls
Rainbow Light Prenatal Ones are the only ones...

Rainbow Light Prenatal Ones are the only ones that didn't make me totally ill. They still smell so I kept them in the fridge to keep that down
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-27-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By faeriecurls
I did lots of things that would either freeze or...

I did lots of things that would either freeze or leave leftovers or both - basically cook one day and eat for several. DH did a lot of the prepping, but you can always cheat and buy already chopped...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-26-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,412
Posted By faeriecurls
Glad to help. You'll learn really quickly - our...

Glad to help. You'll learn really quickly - our daughter has never worn anything but cloth. We finally returned the package of disposables that we bought as back-up.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-23-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,904
Posted By faeriecurls
I would love to SAH home until DD is 3 or 4 and...

I would love to SAH home until DD is 3 or 4 and then work part time. I haven't gone back to work yet - but I am going back in Jan. I am really torn up about it. I love what I do (home based special...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-23-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By faeriecurls
Nosefrida thermometer breast milk ...

Nosefrida
thermometer
breast milk
calendula diaper cream (rarely used)
saline drops (although I usually use BM with a sterile dropper)
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-23-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,412
Posted By faeriecurls
We wash with detergent when they get poop on...

We wash with detergent when they get poop on them (which seems to be at least one a day) and then throw some in the wash each week with her regular laundry. Other wise I just wipe them down with...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-23-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By faeriecurls
Another vote for Dr. Rosen here!

Another vote for Dr. Rosen here!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,724
Posted By faeriecurls
I gave birth at the birth center @SLR in...

I gave birth at the birth center @SLR in September. We used Midwifery of Manhattan and like them a lot. I had some issues during my pregnancy (marginal placenta previa, low AFI, SROM without active...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-23-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,412
Posted By faeriecurls
I might be wrong, but I believe there is only...

I might be wrong, but I believe there is only one service in the city at the moment - Diaper Kind. We use Diaper Kind & LOVE them. They provide PF only (For the most part they are unbleached organic...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By faeriecurls
I just take her in a full tub with me - she...

I just take her in a full tub with me - she loves it & we find it pretty calming. If DH can't help, it's just a quick sponge bath. She's not very dirty, but I like to do it as often as possible just...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-10-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,998
Posted By faeriecurls
We did it, but we did it a few days after birth...

We did it, but we did it a few days after birth @ her first doctor's visit - we will do it for any more children we have. We don't vax, but this is just a few seconds of discomfort for them and can...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By faeriecurls
DD has a very slight TT as well, we had some...

DD has a very slight TT as well, we had some latch issues early on and I was in a ton of pain, but we are past that now and have decided not to clip it unless it impacts something (nursing, speech...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-30-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By faeriecurls
I take them daily (switching between a few...

I take them daily (switching between a few brands)  and am considering using  these: http://www.biogaia.com/consumer/biogaia-probiotic-products/probiotic-drops
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By faeriecurls
we've had a delonghi TO for about 10 years - my...

we've had a delonghi TO for about 10 years - my mom & aunt have had a different model for 14+ years and they are all still working great. pricey, but they last.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By faeriecurls
I also take the rainbow light - I keep it in the...

I also take the rainbow light - I keep it in the fridge and take at night with some lemon water. Not perfect, but much better
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-24-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By faeriecurls
I had scrambled eggs on 9 grain toast spread...

I had scrambled eggs on 9 grain toast spread with mashed avocado
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By faeriecurls
How about a cranberry pear (or apple) tart? I...

How about a cranberry pear (or apple) tart? I don't have a recipe, but I had one last year at a party and it was delicious.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By faeriecurls
DD is 2.5 months old and doing this - I was...

DD is 2.5 months old and doing this - I was wondering if she will out grow it or if this is it forever? I nurse her down and lie next to her for a while. SOmetimes the patting and shushing works,...
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