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Forum: Parenting   03-02-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RiverandJulie
so....we started taking our son to the chiro at...

so....we started taking our son to the chiro at about a year old for sleeping issues.  We were really good about going twice a month.  

He turned 2 this past December and and was sleeping well,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-20-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,239
Posted By RiverandJulie
I am a full time cloth diaperer.....Until DS...

I am a full time cloth diaperer.....Until DS gets a diaper rash.  The switch to disposables really helps clear it up.  He has only gotten one nasty, bloody, one.  It would not go away, until I...
Forum: Parenting   06-16-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By RiverandJulie
Yes!   MY MIL thinks the best toys are...

Yes!
 
MY MIL thinks the best toys are colorful plastic and play lots of annoying music over and over.  Especially ones with songs that get stuck in your head.  have not yet hit one with a...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By RiverandJulie
I just want to throw out another thought.  Our...

I just want to throw out another thought.  Our son was high needs, woke up every 3-4 hours and fell apart often throughout the day.

We discovered he had some food intolerances.  For us, cutting...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   05-22-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By RiverandJulie
Thank you so much for the detailed response!  I...

Thank you so much for the detailed response!  I am feeling much better about the amount of protein he gets.  He eats a lot of oatmeal, veggies and brown rice and fruits and is a small toddler (21...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   05-18-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By RiverandJulie
Hello, I have a 17 month old boy.  The back...

Hello,
I have a 17 month old boy.  The back story is that he was born at 29 weeks by c-section.  We adopted him while he was still in the NICU and he always had some gastro issues (EFF).  I suspect...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By RiverandJulie
Have you seen this one?...

Have you seen this one?  http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Product=16595&rec=PDHtop
 
 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-13-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By RiverandJulie
PPD can affect adoptive parents...and dads.  Any...

PPD can affect adoptive parents...and dads.  Any chance one of you needs to get this looked into?  
 
I am not at all discounting the fact that you have a high needs challenging baby.  But-she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-12-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By RiverandJulie
So it started last night...And of course-was not...

So it started last night...And of course-was not at all what I expected.
We made the decision to give him a full strength bottle when he first woke up-usually around 10-11.  Then, when he woke up...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-11-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By RiverandJulie
I just wanted to send you some hugs and support!...

I just wanted to send you some hugs and support!  i also really love our chiro.  I feel like i have seen our little guy go from being fussy to being a pretty happy sweet toddler.  I wish I had...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-11-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By RiverandJulie
I dont think DS would quite understand the...

I dont think DS would quite understand the nightlight yet....although maybe I dont give him enough credit.  I will add it into the plan-which starts tonight.
New Voice, we have a queen bed and DS...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By RiverandJulie
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,634
Posted By RiverandJulie
I like Mothering.

I like Mothering.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By RiverandJulie
Yup-4 molars and 4 canines (?) have been coming...

Yup-4 molars and 4 canines (?) have been coming through for about a month now.  That doesnt help, after a few good nights in a row, we had a terrible night last night, it had to be teeth.  He just...
Forum: Babywearing   03-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 19,272
Posted By RiverandJulie
I have been eying these carriers for a while...

I have been eying these carriers for a while now.  I would love to win one.  I think getting more men on ads doing things while wearing a baby would help.  Such as hiking, cooking, talking with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-31-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By RiverandJulie
 We are not doing diaper changes...we...




We are not doing diaper changes...we put her in paper at night so we don't have to. 


About a month ago, I broke down and put him in disposable overnights (12 hour).....I huge step for me....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By RiverandJulie
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Forum: Parenting   03-30-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,207
Posted By RiverandJulie
Is there an indoor pool in your area?  Great for...

Is there an indoor pool in your area?  Great for both ages!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-27-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By RiverandJulie
So DS is almost 16 months and is still waking up...

So DS is almost 16 months and is still waking up about 4 times a night to eat.  He is (and has always been) on bottles.  There is a long story behind his wakings, but he is currently off gluten and...
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,531
Posted By RiverandJulie
I have a spirited 15 mo too. But it is...

I have a spirited 15 mo too. But it is definitely not nearly as bad. So, here are some thoughts that may or may not work.
Is it possible that she doesnt feel good.....like-food intolerance, teeth,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-22-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By RiverandJulie
I wrote a very similar post 2 months ago when DS...

I wrote a very similar post 2 months ago when DS was 13 months.  Sweet and happy during day, monster and screaming at night.  Here is a list of things that we have done....and how they helped.
 ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-21-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By RiverandJulie
I was a little distracted when I posted earlier,...

I was a little distracted when I posted earlier, so some other thoughts and clarifications.  
First, I wish I had taken him to a chiropractor earlier.  We found one that is great with kids and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-21-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By RiverandJulie
My adopted preemie baby was only happy when...

My adopted preemie baby was only happy when swaddled tightly (I used a miracle blanket).  He was like this for the first few months.  Oh, and the moby, upright, (I suspect he had reflux too)  I...
Forum: Parenting   03-14-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By RiverandJulie
I have had several friends who had great luck...

I have had several friends who had great luck with a chiropractor for persistent ear infections.  I dont know much about ears, but is this similar?  maybe a chiro could help.  It couldnt hurt.  Just...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-10-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By RiverandJulie
For those of you who (like me) have not quite...

For those of you who (like me) have not quite gotten around to taxes yet.  Here is a simple video with a strange narrator on the tax credit.  Looks pretty easy, gonna try to do my own taxes.....
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