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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,072
Posted By LaughingHyena
I love finding little bits and pieces for...

I love finding little bits and pieces for stockings, it's also the time I can indulge the kids in things I don't normally buy.

DD is really into drawing at the moment so she has a tin of drawing...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-30-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By LaughingHyena
Is there any way to fix up a trellis either on...

Is there any way to fix up a trellis either on the playhouse or close by? The grow a climbing plant over the damage.

Our garden centre has some nice pots with an arrached trellis which would work...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   10-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By LaughingHyena
You could cut the felt up to make something. I've...

You could cut the felt up to make something. I've seen some lovelly play food ideas made form wool felt, or some baby slippers maybe.
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   10-28-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By LaughingHyena
We're pretty sensitive to the smelloff smoke and...

We're pretty sensitive to the smelloff smoke and it tends to set of various family members asthma so we are quite picky. For me a pack and play would be something I could not clean enough to feel...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By LaughingHyena
I'd second the idea of checking your local...

I'd second the idea of checking your local library. So far I've been able to look at quite a few books but none of them have been quite the right fit for our situation. For the most part they seem to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By LaughingHyena
I've not had to cross this bridge quite yet, but...

I've not had to cross this bridge quite yet, but I expect I may well be in a similar position this time next year. My children's school do a 2 night trip and if my youngest does go he's likely to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By LaughingHyena
That was one of the video clips that convinced me...

That was one of the video clips that convinced me we needed one :smile:
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By LaughingHyena
A quick update. I found a suitable balance...

A quick update.

I found a suitable balance bike (go glider) for sale locally, so the decision was made. The family had used it for about 3 weeks for each child before they moved to a pedal bike so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By LaughingHyena
That's what he's using at the moment. It does...

That's what he's using at the moment. It does look a little odd without the peddles, which I suspect is bothering him, it's also fairly heavy bike and I think that is making it difficult for him.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By LaughingHyena
I found it was all in the tone of voice....

I found it was all in the tone of voice. Sometimes it did feel like someone telling me to move, others felt more in a spirit of helpfulness. I've always said something along the lines of we're fine...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By LaughingHyena
I'm also there with a child who has never had a...

I'm also there with a child who has never had a dry night, it's very wearing changing the bed 2 or 3 times a week (and that's with pull ups on every night)

As far as I know we don't have any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By LaughingHyena
balance bikes for older children question

DS is coming up to 8, and not yet able to ride. He has some special needs which mean I suspect he's not likely to get the hang of it any time soon either.

For family bike rides we use a tag a long...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By LaughingHyena
If you can find a local course I would go for it....

If you can find a local course I would go for it. DD has done a couple now through a local charity and they've really improved her confidence and mine in her abilities.

The staff came into school...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By LaughingHyena
I have read in several places a height limit of...

I have read in several places a height limit of 140cm, and weight of 40kg http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By LaughingHyena
I can see it may be popular in some places but...

I can see it may be popular in some places but it's not something I would buy myself. Like the PP we do a craft or activity at the party which they then take home so it's not often I do party bags...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By LaughingHyena
Having a standard (ish) response is something...

Having a standard (ish) response is something that has really helped me with some situations. I think it also helps DS, I know he's picked up on a couple of my "go to" responses.

One example is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By LaughingHyena
The out of sync child is a good book on sensory...

The out of sync child is a good book on sensory issues, I'm also told the out of sync child has fun is good although I haven't got round to reading that one yet.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By LaughingHyena
We have the book when my worries get too big...

We have the book when my worries get too big which was recommended to us.

It's a series of sheets which you can fill in with your child about what they worry about, how the feel when they get...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-01-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By LaughingHyena
I can definitely relate to that. I'm not there...

I can definitely relate to that. I'm not there yet though.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By LaughingHyena
I don't think there is a good way to for people...

I don't think there is a good way to for people to ask, they may well be waiting till you bring the subject up.

I recently went along for the first time to my local autism support group, to find...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LaughingHyena
Argghh,Not a good day DS came home...

Argghh,Not a good day

DS came home delighted that he has been chosen for his favourite event at sports day. The 3 legged race. The one and only thing I said I absolutely did not want him to do.
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LaughingHyena
Thanks, they look fun and not something I've come...

Thanks, they look fun and not something I've come across before.

Had a meeting this week with school and set up a health care plan for him. Something we were already intending to do to formalise...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LaughingHyena
Do you have a link for the water beads, I haven't...

Do you have a link for the water beads, I haven't come across those. We have a couple of trays for rice/shaving foam/moon sand sounds like they could be a change in there.

He loves play dough and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LaughingHyena
I do have it in the back of my mind to go to A&E...

I do have it in the back of my mind to go to A&E if he gets much worse. The issue was that he found the waiting room so hard to deal with last time there was not much the docs could do once they...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By LaughingHyena
Are there any teens who might do some dog walking...

Are there any teens who might do some dog walking for you? Wondering if having a couple of people you could call on who might be able to pop round and take the dogs out for 1/2 hour or so would open...
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