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Forum: Multicultural Families   01-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Zangua
We are bilingual over here and I think that...

We are bilingual over here and I think that signing has GREATLY improved my daughters vocabulary in both language. Signing is the 'common' language between the two, so she will sign and say the word...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Zangua
DD is 21 months. We co-sleep and she is very...

DD is 21 months. We co-sleep and she is very committed to nursing to sleep.
 
I am about to start teaching 3 days a week and am wondering how to handle naps when she is with a babysitter. When she...
Forum: Africa   06-01-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Zangua
Does anyone have any recs for deet free products...

Does anyone have any recs for deet free products that actually work/are safe for children?
We will be in East Africa for 6 months and this is the first time we have brought our 14 month daughter....
Forum: Midwives   05-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,950
Posted By Zangua
A lot depends on where she is delivering. If she...

A lot depends on where she is delivering. If she is in a hospital, you need to be really clear that she is going to be in the operating room, on a monitor with an epidural. So help her to labor at...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-27-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,716
Posted By Zangua
Have you tried Valerian? You can get a child...

Have you tried Valerian? You can get a child safe version called 'valerian super calm' by herbs for kids.
 
I tried this with DD (also a year) when she had a period of waking in the night to play...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,471
Posted By Zangua
Carols daughter products are all natural and you...

Carols daughter products are all natural and you can order them online... they have kid specific products
https://www.carolsdaughter.com/
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Zangua
DD is 12 months... she says cat (dat), banana...

DD is 12 months... she says cat (dat), banana (nanna), hat, sock, dadda and clap. She reconizes/knows a lot more than that, but thats what she can articulate at this point.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Zangua
My first instinct is to say "sling that baby"....

My first instinct is to say "sling that baby". She is used to being sat with AND she is no doubt having separation issues even if she knows you, so security and closeness will probably help to ease...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Zangua
My 1 year old does the same thing. Recently she...

My 1 year old does the same thing. Recently she does it on my chest when she wants to nurse. Ow!
I set her down whenever she does it and say 'no' gently but firmly....  I will let you know if it...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-05-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Zangua
Dr Garber is great. He backs up a lot of the...

Dr Garber is great. He backs up a lot of the homebirth midwives in NJ. It's certainly not a home birth, but he is kind and supportive of your choices. Just out of curiosity, who is your midwife (you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Zangua
Check etsy. I found a lovely hand made one there...

Check etsy. I found a lovely hand made one there for about $35
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,790
Posted By Zangua
We just had DD's this weekend (her birthday is...

We just had DD's this weekend (her birthday is tuesday)- we did a brunch potluck. Super simple. Everyone brought delicious food and the grown ups drank mimosas while the kiddies played in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-30-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,025
Posted By Zangua
I agree with the tight swaddle. Swaddle, rock to...

I agree with the tight swaddle. Swaddle, rock to sleep in glider or bouncy ball and then gently transfer to bed... the swaddle should help him from noticing the difference between your arms and the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Zangua
yes, seems neurological. I have a friend whose...

yes, seems neurological. I have a friend whose child had similar issues and it turns out (in laymans terms), the coils on one side of her brain weren't wound tight enough. With early intervention...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Zangua
Thanks Banabee... I do get some good girlfriend...

Thanks Banabee... I do get some good girlfriend time in- we have 'urban family dinner night'- which sounds like your girls group, so I feel socially satisfied on that front, but romantically, not so...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Zangua
Thank you mamas. It's nice to know we are in it...

Thank you mamas. It's nice to know we are in it together, as much as it sucks. And it certainly pisses me off that my ex is dating someone, while  also not caring for his child at all, and thus I am...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-24-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Zangua
I am a single mama of a 12 month old. Her dad...

I am a single mama of a 12 month old. Her dad was around the first 9 months (physically, but not really emotionally), and then left abruptly in January. He basically left me emotionally as soon as I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-22-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Zangua
do you have a family member or friend who you...

do you have a family member or friend who you could start to have mail sent to/use their address for proof of residency? If you have plenty of time you just have to have official mail sent before...
Forum: Midwives   03-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Zangua
Does insurance not cover folks where you are?...

Does insurance not cover folks where you are? For me there is a set amount that most insurances will cover so thats about what I can charge...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-15-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By Zangua
Marcy Tardio, Tioma Allison and Martha Roth are...

Marcy Tardio, Tioma Allison and Martha Roth are all amazing. There are many more too at: http://www.nyhomebirth.com/
Forum: Midwives   03-14-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Zangua
Laura Roe is in Ashland Oregon and she is...

Laura Roe is in Ashland Oregon and she is wonderful. She may also know someone closer to Klamath Falls...
 
Forum: Midwives   03-14-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,845
Posted By Zangua
I feel your pain. I am a single mama midwife. My...

I feel your pain. I am a single mama midwife. My house is a mess, my car is a mess, I could lose 30 lbs and maybe more, I know what to do but I don't have the time, etc.
 
That being said, a few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-14-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By Zangua
I love our 'City Elite' Jogger. Really...

I love our 'City Elite' Jogger. Really comfortable for me and for babe and folds extremely easily if you need to put it in your car or store in house.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-25-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Zangua
These midwives are all amazing and should have...

These midwives are all amazing and should have room still:
Marcy Tardio
Martha Roth
Tioma Allison
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Zangua
a washcloth dipped in breast milk then frozen or...

a washcloth dipped in breast milk then frozen or a crust of bread.
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