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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By cynthiamoon
We had a similar experience in thatmy daughter...

We had a similar experience in thatmy daughter often falls asleep best when alone. We are just too stimulating for her. She just can't stop playing. When left alone at first she would whine and cry a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By cynthiamoon
IKEA art smocks are pretty great if you have one...

IKEA art smocks are pretty great if you have one nearby. I also saw some similar smock style ones I just preferred, and I'll post here if I like them. Don't remember the brand right now,,
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By cynthiamoon
We had phase one of this a few months back when...

We had phase one of this a few months back when my dd was just learning to crawl, and it just started up again. I tried e let her crawl around me in the dark thing, but it was going crazy because it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By cynthiamoon
I tried offering the spoon before now (10 months...

I tried offering the spoon before now (10 months old, almost 11) but it was hit or miss. She only just now started seeing what we are doing and emulating it a little with her fork. A spoon seems more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,435
Posted By cynthiamoon
Carpets can get pretty gross. We vacuum a lot...

Carpets can get pretty gross. We vacuum a lot more now for sure. I have steam cleaned occasionally before too, when wet stuff goes down.
Forum: Babywearing   06-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By cynthiamoon
A front cross wrap carry an also be tied first,...

A front cross wrap carry an also be tied first, an then you can put baby in. But some kids actually don't like carriers much. I knew a little baby who never go into any of the major styles. She was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By cynthiamoon
I've only heard of it as a reaction to gagging on...

I've only heard of it as a reaction to gagging on a too-solid food or unchecked food or as a severe reaction to constipation and intestinal blockage. How old is the baby? If they are at least 5-6 mo,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By cynthiamoon
I know two smarty-pants kind of anti-social quiet...

I know two smarty-pants kind of anti-social quiet types who were naturally very inquisitive and didnt talk until they were 3. IDK how much is coincidence...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By cynthiamoon
Light has definitely been messing with my baby!...

Light has definitely been messing with my baby! Her blackout curtains aren't working so well with the summer angles of the sun, and if we don't close them just right. she is awake and squealing as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By cynthiamoon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Red http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400450/my-5yo-confessed-he-wants-to-be-a-girl/0_100#post_17634727)
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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-24-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By cynthiamoon
I was a supplementing mama, and around 3 months...

I was a supplementing mama, and around 3 months or so we switched to an at-the-breast supplememnter, like the Lact-Aid because we had the opposite problem. My daughter started refusing nursing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-24-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,064
Posted By cynthiamoon
He holds a tune? How cute! My DD is 9 mos and...

He holds a tune? How cute! My DD is 9 mos and does something we call signing. When choral music is playing, she goes from making babbling sounds like "abe baba" to holding long sounds, like...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By cynthiamoon
Yeah, that seems really young! What sorts of...

Yeah, that seems really young! What sorts of approaches have you tried to get him to sleep more? I don't want to repeat things you've already tried. 
 
I would try as much as I can to plan  2-4...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By cynthiamoon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamapigeon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402366/gendering/0_100#post_17635204)
 Yikes, I try to avoid...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,544
Posted By cynthiamoon
I think the problem is that people assume...

I think the problem is that people assume siblings will be there for each other, when so often they are a blight in each other's lives. That's how it it with my MIL and FIL-- their siblings are not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By cynthiamoon
I came across these two things in the last week....

I came across these two things in the last week. What's wrong with these pictures? 
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/332564/width/500/height/700...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By cynthiamoon
By the way, for the committed preteen, I was...

By the way, for the committed preteen, I was just researching for myself and found that MeLuna Cups carry "mini" sizes that are like a big rubber thimble for the younger set. It might be worth...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-22-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By cynthiamoon
Fascinating about diaphragms! I had the same...

Fascinating about diaphragms! I had the same question as OP. I just tried Softcups and LOVED it, but I have bad memories of Diva cup discomfort when I first tried it... 
Forum: Women's Health   05-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,215
Posted By cynthiamoon
I think the issue with the Diva cup's price is...

I think the issue with the Diva cup's price is just that it's a big risk in the event it doesn't work out. Like I bought one way back when I was a teen and couldn't really afford the $40 or so it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By cynthiamoon
I wouldn't suggest cup things at this age. I...

I wouldn't suggest cup things at this age. I tried using Instead soft cups and a small diva cup as a teen and things just didn't fit. My body didn't have enough room or "give" yet. Now that I am a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By cynthiamoon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cynthiamoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391592/first-foods/0_100#post_17500920)

Quote:Originally...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By cynthiamoon
I just skimmed over some of the older posts...

I just skimmed over some of the older posts here, and now that we are 4 months into introducing foods, I am glad we were flexible with what we fed her. She began with thick purees served on a small...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-16-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By cynthiamoon
Yeah, it does sound pretty normal! We focused on...

Yeah, it does sound pretty normal! We focused on simple cues for night vs. day sleep. For example, making sure that there's ample natural light all around you during the day, even while he is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By cynthiamoon
Very interesting. I learned something for my...

Very interesting. I learned something for my future (possible) boy baby :) 
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-15-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By cynthiamoon
I should say that you may not be able to walk to...

I should say that you may not be able to walk to a farmers market from every hood but there's lots of small ones a a few big central ones, including one year round indoor market and two...
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