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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By MLog
Hugs to you. I don't have any advice or book...

Hugs to you. I don't have any advice or book recommendations but I know how frustrated I get with just the normal amount of two year old whining/crying/screaming. It must be so tough for you.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By MLog
I don't have a lot of suggestions, but if you...

I don't have a lot of suggestions, but if you are looking to save money, my FIL made a small sand box with a large plastic bin. You could do the same for a kiddie pool to splash around in.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By MLog
We struggled with going to sleep from 2 months...

We struggled with going to sleep from 2 months old to 1.5 with DS. He sleeps in a crib in his own room. I read No Cry Sleep Solution early on. We developed a routine and were very consistent with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By MLog
How did it go? I find grocery shopping utterly...

How did it go? I find grocery shopping utterly exhausting even though DS has actually been super well behaved lately.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By MLog
I would go crazy if DS didn't go to sleep at 7...

I would go crazy if DS didn't go to sleep at 7 each night!

The last two days have been better with naps being 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 25 minutes. I hope this trend continues. Of course now...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By MLog
There are so many of us out there who know what...

There are so many of us out there who know what you're going through Cherrydanger!  It can be scary and overwhelming going back to work and worrying about whether or not your little one is starving....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By MLog
The pooping is crazy!  I suggested half jokingly...

The pooping is crazy!  I suggested half jokingly to DH that we cut the fruit out of DS's diet.  He was like, "So you want to deal with a tired, cranky, constipated toddler?!?!?" ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By MLog
Worrying about sleep is driving me crazy and...

Worrying about sleep is driving me crazy and totally stressing me out.  I would appreciate any advice or just sharing of experience other mamas have to offer.  Here is some background:
 
DS is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By MLog
Breakfast: rice chex, blueberries, raisins   ...

Breakfast: rice chex, blueberries, raisins
 
Morning snack: trail mix, banana
 
Lunch: hardboiled egg, red pepper, cucumber, apple
 
Afternoon snack and dinner are with the grandparents so who...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,148
Posted By MLog
Great link, thanks!

Great link, thanks!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,148
Posted By MLog
I've been following this thread and gotten some...

I've been following this thread and gotten some great ideas.  I don't remember if someone mentioned this before but I recently discovered a great idea for us quite by accident.
 
I've been working...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By MLog
We have a different Baby Faces book. It's by...

We have a different Baby Faces book. It's by Margaret ******. DS still loves it at 20 months. I also got a small board book box set by Parragon books. It has ten books each dealing with a different...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-09-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By MLog
I gave birth at Shady Grove with Midwifery Care...

I gave birth at Shady Grove with Midwifery Care Associates.  So I can speak to my experience there.
 
For a hospital birth, I feel that Shady Grove was really good.  The nurses and staff that I...
Forum: Diapering   02-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By MLog
I use prefolds and wool all the time.  We...

I use prefolds and wool all the time.  We started with wool when DS was around 9 months so he was starting to transition to more solid poops.  I do remember thinking at the time that I might think...
Forum: Diapering   01-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By MLog
I did strip the woolies and switch back to the...

I did strip the woolies and switch back to the Lansinoh and haven't had any more problems.  We don't use any lotions and only occasionally use coconut oil.  So far this seems to be working, but it's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By MLog
I can remember having naptime in kindergarten...

I can remember having naptime in kindergarten and there were definitely kids who slept everyday. I think a three year old napping is perfectly normal and a blessing for you!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By MLog
We had a rough sleeping time between 15 and 18...

We had a rough sleeping time between 15 and 18 months. More often than not DS would skip the afternoon nap. I tried unsuccessfully to switch to one longer midday nap. Now DS is 19 months and...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-01-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By MLog
I came to this forum exactly to see if anyone...

I came to this forum exactly to see if anyone else felt as I do. I am not planning to have another baby, but most days I long to try again for a different birth experience.

DS is 18 months and...
Forum: Diapering   12-27-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By MLog
I don't use cloth wipes, but for the diapers I...

I don't use cloth wipes, but for the diapers I always rinse poopy diapers and overnight diapers. Then they sit in an open pail until wash day. An open pail will have less smell than closed. I put...
Forum: Diapering   12-20-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By MLog
I love GMD prefolds. I have some osocozy too...

I love GMD prefolds. I have some osocozy too that are good.

I agree with PP that with a larger babe I would skip the newborn size prefolds. In fact for the newborn stage I found flats to be the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By MLog
I don't have any advice but just wanted to send...

I don't have any advice but just wanted to send you hugs. It sounds like you're in a really tough situation.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By MLog
I went on a four day trip in August. DS was 15...

I went on a four day trip in August. DS was 15 months. I was BFing several times a day but struggling with supply. DH was terrified that he would be up all night soothing a screaming baby.
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Forum: Diapering   12-04-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By MLog
I hope it gets better quickly! Poor little guy....

I hope it gets better quickly! Poor little guy. It sounds like you're doing everything you can. The doc will probably give you prescription cream which should clear it up fairly quickly.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By MLog
My DS is almost 18 months. Has hasn't taken an...

My DS is almost 18 months. Has hasn't taken an afternoon nap consistently since around 15 months. He currently takes a morning nap about three hours after he wakes. He'll sleep 1-2 hours. The...
Forum: Diapering   11-21-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By MLog
Yay!

Yay!
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