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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By sparklemaman
Agreed (with the above responses!!). You might...

Agreed (with the above responses!!). You might like to check this out too http://thefeministbreeder.com/why-subscribe/5-places-where-breastfeeding-is-certainly-inappropriate/
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,661
Posted By sparklemaman
Here are some very cute natural and organic...

Here are some very cute natural and organic options https://www.etsy.com/shop/pillobebe She offers custom fabrics and sizing in blankets, playmats or cork mats. They looks very cool.
Forum: Diapering   06-06-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By sparklemaman
We use Triple Paste and a generic brand zinc...

We use Triple Paste and a generic brand zinc oxide cream ( it is 40% zinc oxide). I like both. Both creams provide a barrier as well as treat/soothe any irritation. I really liked the Mustela barrier...
Forum: Diapering   05-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By sparklemaman
I've used Motherease brand Sandy's Diapers (made...

I've used Motherease brand Sandy's Diapers (made for heavy wetters) http://www.mother-ease.com/SandysDiapers.asp with their airflow covers at night with two babes (both all night nursers, wigglers...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By sparklemaman
Newborn...

Newborn snuggleshttp://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/320132/width/500/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/320132/)
Forum: Diapering   05-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By sparklemaman
I agree that it depends on the model you have. I...

I agree that it depends on the model you have. I used a regular top loader for my DD but now have a GE Profile HE Front Loader. While it does clean the diapers, I do typically use a pre-rinse AND an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,156
Posted By sparklemaman
Honestly, I waited until DD expressed an...

Honestly, I waited until DD expressed an interest in her own "big girl" bed. This meant waiting until she was 4 yrs old. She stopped nursing at night between 2-2 1/2 and I can't see that having gone...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By sparklemaman
Great question and a great thread!! Oh my, yes,...

Great question and a great thread!! Oh my, yes, I too thought no TV and NO princess ANYTHING!! My DD is not much of a princess girl but in order to maintain peace and not make a bigger issue, she...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,788
Posted By sparklemaman
It is hard to narrow down! 1) Fitted...

It is hard to narrow down!

1) Fitted Newborn Diapers: I used kissaluvs and Etsy SAHM made (babycoondesigns) diapers. Love, love, love them! I use Motherease one size and Sandy's for my now bigger...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,521
Posted By sparklemaman
I'd love to try Wellbelly!!

I'd love to try Wellbelly!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,430
Posted By sparklemaman
We also have hardwood and tile and I understand...

We also have hardwood and tile and I understand your concerns. I've always used blankets and small-ish natural fiber rugs (cotton and wool). I do love the lillypad area rug you linked! That...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By sparklemaman
He could! My DD didn't eat anyrhing until over a...

He could! My DD didn't eat anyrhing until over a year and refused all bottles from the get go. She didn't eat for real caloric intake until she weaned between 2 1/2-3 yrs old. She eventually...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-20-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By sparklemaman
I have a Hygeia Enjoye Double Electric Pump with...

I have a Hygeia Enjoye Double Electric Pump with internal battery (I only plug it in to charge once a week) and I LOVE it! I had a Medela PIS with my DD but the Hygeia is so much more comfortable. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By sparklemaman
Hi Katy! I realize your post is a few weeks old...

Hi Katy! I realize your post is a few weeks old but wanted to reply as I've been experiencing similar issues. My little one is 4 months old. I noticed GI distress and green mucosy stool at ~2-3...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By sparklemaman
I live in cold, snowy, very overcast (read NO...

I live in cold, snowy, very overcast (read NO SUN through the winter) Central NY. I supplement with Vitamin D myself, as my levels were ridiculously low and I was symptomatic (fatigue, mild...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-06-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By sparklemaman
Justjenny So glad things are going a bit better....

Justjenny So glad things are going a bit better. But can I just say ,Ouch! You are truly a trooper, mama! I too resisted LLL and did not feel at all social. In retrospect, it was postpartum...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By sparklemaman
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif Big hugs JustJenny!! You are a GREAT Mama!!! Please know that no matter how you feel or what you ultimately choose that you are amazing. That said,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-14-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By sparklemaman
Hippy I don't think so, I am actually having...

Hippy I don't think so, I am actually having trouble pumping enough for what my baby boy eats while I am at work. That's facinating though! Never heard that! Neither my pediatrician nor LC mentioned...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By sparklemaman
Agreed, Serafina! It is harder but those...

Agreed, Serafina! It is harder but those connections are so reaffirming.

I started back to work last week, full time for this week and next, then I begin my every other day schedule. I am...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-28-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By sparklemaman
Thank you, Dakipode! I frequently think the same...

Thank you, Dakipode! I frequently think the same thing, how did women do this hundreds or thousands of years ago? I completely agree about following your gut and not getting rapped up in expert...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-27-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,940
Posted By sparklemaman
Hey Mamas!! So glad to see so many familiar...

Hey Mamas!! So glad to see so many familiar names. Thank you Pokey for getting the ball rolling here in the new thread, awesome idea!! My baby bean is 7 weeks old and we're doing well. I am still...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 10,171
Posted By sparklemaman
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/luxlove...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/luxlove.gif A quick update, I just wanted to share with you all that my baby boy made his debut Tuesday afternoon at 39+ weeks. I was very worried things...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 10,171
Posted By sparklemaman
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif Congratulations, Sphinxy!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif

So happy for you and your DW. Can't wait to hear more about your...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,156
Posted By sparklemaman
Amber Most nights I fell back to sleep easily,...

Amber Most nights I fell back to sleep easily, occasionally not. For me the interrupted sleep was very difficult but I know DD would have (and then did when she slept on her own) wake and if she...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By sparklemaman
Hi Ninabear!! I am a huge fan of chiropractic...

Hi Ninabear!! I am a huge fan of chiropractic treatment in pregnancy. They key is finding the right provider. I currently see a chiro who is certified in Webster Technique (to help encourage baby...
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