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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   01-23-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By shinaabikwe
Hey mamas-   So I finally found a human...

Hey mamas-
 
So I finally found a human being to talk to and help me get set up on getting a plan through MNSure...woohoo!
It's been so long that I have had healthcare OPTIONS as a low income...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,635
Posted By shinaabikwe
And now I "liked" Bella Luna Toys! *crossing...

And now I "liked" Bella Luna Toys! *crossing fingers*
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2011, 08:27 AM
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Views: 21,635
Posted By shinaabikwe
I "liked" Mothering on facebook!

I "liked" Mothering on facebook!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-07-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By shinaabikwe
I've seen similar recent posts but none...

I've seen similar recent posts but none addressing my baby girl's age or the working mama situation so I thought I would start my own post.
 
My dd just turned 1 in January. We co sleep and she...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-12-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By shinaabikwe
Yeah I thought I had read/been told by med...

Yeah I thought I had read/been told by med expert something closer to 2 years old for honey, maybe it was 18 months?. She actually probably has had tiny bits of honey here and there as we do feed...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By shinaabikwe
My baby girl is turning 1! We are going to...

My baby girl is turning 1! We are going to celebrate at my mom's house with her extended family...she will be the only little one present.
 
My family is in the "its ok to give a baby refined...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By shinaabikwe
Does anyone have suggestions on parenting...

Does anyone have suggestions on parenting resources, similar in philosophy to Mothering, online?
 
I am doing some general research for a group I am going to be facilitating with mothers who are...
Forum: Diapering   12-30-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By shinaabikwe
Thanks for the responses...its taken me this...

Thanks for the responses...its taken me this long to come back!
 
Leaks and the cause. From what you all have said I think there are two issues.
The first is they probably need to be stripped...
Forum: Diapering   12-21-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By shinaabikwe
We have been doing cloth since our DD was 6...

We have been doing cloth since our DD was 6 weeks old and really loving it, despite laundry every other day.
 
But lately its been stressful as she is nearing 1 year and absolutely HATES getting...
Forum: Babywearing   11-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By shinaabikwe
Since it seems like every post is so specific I...

Since it seems like every post is so specific I figure I will ask for my own specific situation.

We are looking for a carrier for our daughter who is currently 10 months old, 20+ lbs, 24"+. I am...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-29-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By shinaabikwe
Greetings mamas- I just moved back into...

Greetings mamas-

I just moved back into town and have no idea if there is anywhere where I could pick up some cloth diaper friendly soap ...I am also wanting to buy another wet bag and a...
Forum: Diapering   08-12-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By shinaabikwe
Hey mamas- Every time its time for some new...

Hey mamas-

Every time its time for some new dipes I get so intimidated by the online options! I've only ever bought new for that very reason but I would like to try and buy and or trade with...
Forum: Diapering   08-10-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By shinaabikwe
Hey mamas- So lately my old standby of...

Hey mamas-

So lately my old standby of whatever PUL cover we used during the day with a prefold and flip insert is not working anymore for my 6 month heavy wetting/all night nursing little girl...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-28-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By shinaabikwe
Wow thanks, this is precisely the kind of info I...

Wow thanks, this is precisely the kind of info I wanted to get! And I just did a quick search for the Ameda pump and found it on sale. Thanks so much!
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-27-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By shinaabikwe
My LO just woke up from her nap so I ran out of...

My LO just woke up from her nap so I ran out of time to search the pre-existing posts! Apologies since I know there are probably prior posts on this topic.

I have been a SAHM for the first 6...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By shinaabikwe
My dd is outgrowing her bouncer seat and ready...

My dd is outgrowing her bouncer seat and ready for some action but not very interested in crawling...she wants to stand!

I am window shopping for something for her to hang out and play in.

We...
Forum: Diapering   04-16-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By shinaabikwe
Funny, I am just noticing this myself today,...

Funny, I am just noticing this myself today, with my LO's prefolds. She is 3 months and I have yet to strip them, I think I might try the dawn technique this weekend and see if that helps!
Forum: Diapering   03-16-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By shinaabikwe
Hmm well then why do I read all these posts that...

Hmm well then why do I read all these posts that say zinc oxide is a no-no?

We have used both California Baby and Burt's Bees brands...I have noticed a bit of build up in some areas but they are...
Forum: Diapering   03-14-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By shinaabikwe
So I am a new CD mama and have been blissfully...

So I am a new CD mama and have been blissfully unaware that I am WRECKING my prefolds with diaper rash creams containing zinc oxide for the past 6 weeks...ooops!

Is there any way to reverse the...
Forum: Diapering   03-11-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By shinaabikwe
Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I went...

Thanks for the suggestions ladies!

I went and ordered a couple of the inserts Helimom suggested and am going to try them out.

I also think I am going to explore fleece although I am not the...
Forum: Diapering   03-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By shinaabikwe
Right now we live in an apartment without a...

Right now we live in an apartment without a washer and dryer and so we go to the laundry mat or my dh's mom's house to wash.
At the laundry mat I use the "super cycle" ( I only have two options, I...
Forum: Diapering   03-03-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By shinaabikwe
Hey all- I am a new mama and have been...

Hey all-

I am a new mama and have been diapering my 6 week old with cotton prefolds and Thirsties covers for the past month.

My girl is a heavy wetter and I am noticing that she gets really...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-03-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By shinaabikwe
I'm a first time mama and my LO is 6 weeks old...

I'm a first time mama and my LO is 6 weeks old and I still haven't figured out how to stay laying down and feed her successfully and comfortably!

Usually she eats while I am sitting up using a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-03-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,219
Posted By shinaabikwe
My 6 wk old has been having very wet and green...

My 6 wk old has been having very wet and green bowl movements in every other diaper change or so for the past few days. She is breastfed so I am wondering if it might be something I am eating or if...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-03-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By shinaabikwe
Where are the stores that carry them? I...

Where are the stores that carry them?

I have a 6 wk old and while I have an idea of what I want for the next round of diapers and could get them off the internet, I like to be able to check out...
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