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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By LawrenceDoula
I knew other Moms would empathize! I feel...

I knew other Moms would empathize!

I feel like we have tried SO MANY things. I make sure he eats as much as he wants, I nurse him as long as he wants at bedtime, I make sure he's tired, we have a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Okay. I'm having a very bad day and haven't...

Okay. I'm having a very bad day and haven't posted on MDC in awhile, but I need some support. I have been very AP with my kids, but my son (who will be 2 next month) is driving me INSANE. He still...
Forum: Diapering   01-26-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Try soaking ONLY THE INSERTS in vinegar and...

Try soaking ONLY THE INSERTS in vinegar and water overnight. It seems to really help. Then you can go on to using Calgon if you have hard water.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By LawrenceDoula
My 4 year old still switches back and forth,...

My 4 year old still switches back and forth, although it appears her writing is more clear with her right. She almost always eats with her left though. ????
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-11-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I love Stefanie, but there are other great...

I love Stefanie, but there are other great doulas in Lawrence too! (I'm just starting to take clients again after my son's birth last Feb. and I have a few friends that are doulas too. There are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-19-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Right there with you. We are currently starting...

Right there with you. We are currently starting to walk, cutting 4 teeth, and fighting a cold. So nights have been torture...all on top of just the normal sleep issues at this age. (is there a...
Forum: Diapering   12-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Quote: Originally Posted by tinyblackdot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinyblackdot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12774062)
the thirsties are ok, but they left...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-07-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By LawrenceDoula
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Just wondering if anyone else has had kids whose...

Just wondering if anyone else has had kids whose top teeth come in first. Right now my 9.5 month old is about to get his top 4 teeth. They are ALMOST through the gums, but there are no signs of...
Forum: Diapering   12-01-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Maybe do a HOT wash with a squirt of dawn in the...

Maybe do a HOT wash with a squirt of dawn in the wash. Then lots of rinses. I like Weleda's cream for getting rid of rash, but I don't think it's really safe for cloth. It stained my prefolds and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-29-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By LawrenceDoula
My son has been doing it too, with his...

My son has been doing it too, with his fingernails! I have little cuts/scratches all over my breasts.
Forum: Diapering   11-26-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I've had this and I think it happens when the...

I've had this and I think it happens when the diapers aren't getting completely clean. I started using more detergent and have used bleach on prefolds and inserts once or twice, just to kill...
Forum: Diapering   11-24-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By LawrenceDoula
You could try soaking them in vinegar overnight....

You could try soaking them in vinegar overnight. I would also try the Calgon.
Forum: Diapering   11-21-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I would either do a cold soak with vinegar or...

I would either do a cold soak with vinegar or bleach. Just the inserts (or prefolds) and do it for at least a couple of hours. Wash on hot, couple cold rinses, then dry on HOT.

I have started...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I have so been there. Get some help, babysitter,...

I have so been there. Get some help, babysitter, mom, in laws, something. Or maybe join an AP group that has playdates so you can get some support from other moms.

It gets better!
Forum: Diapering   11-19-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Quote: Originally Posted by Magali...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magali http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12640448)
I've been using plain water on my wipes for 18...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By LawrenceDoula
My daughter is almost 4 and has been coloring in...

My daughter is almost 4 and has been coloring in the lines since she was 2 and a half. I think she just enjoys it. Sometimes she gets more creative and adds her own stuff to the picture, sometimes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,286
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Sounds pretty normal to me. If you go with your...

Sounds pretty normal to me. If you go with your instincts and hold your baby when your baby wants held, it will make your life much happier! Occasionally I just set my son down (to go to the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 466
Posted By LawrenceDoula
My 8 month old has just started letting me lay...

My 8 month old has just started letting me lay him down for naps in the past couple weeks. He always had to nurse or be rocked to sleep and then held, but now I can nurse/rock him to sleep, wait a...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-28-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,081
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Quote: Originally Posted by maddie thunderclap...

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddie thunderclap http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12483202)
HOW ABOUT THROWING THE LOT OF THEM...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-24-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,546
Posted By LawrenceDoula
My now 8 month old has never really been a good...

My now 8 month old has never really been a good sleeper, but I just *knew* CIO would not work. Maybe he would cry until he eventually fell asleep, but listening to it would be so much worse than...
Forum: Diapering   10-23-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,788
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I used Thirsties on my (now almost 4 year old!)...

I used Thirsties on my (now almost 4 year old!) daughter, but when my chunky monkey boy came along 8 months ago I had to dig out my old Bummis. Both work great, but I agree that the Thirsties are...
Forum: Diapering   10-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By LawrenceDoula
Wool is great! If you knit your soakers with a...

Wool is great! If you knit your soakers with a softer wool it doesn't have to be itchy, there are alot of options as long as the yarn is atleast 80% wool.

You can get either knit wool, crochet...
Forum: Diapering   10-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I would either bleach the inserts or soak them...

I would either bleach the inserts or soak them in bac-out overnight.

Or you could do some extra rinses and see if there are bubble in the water. If so wash them on hot a few times with no...
Forum: Diapering   10-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By LawrenceDoula
I'm so sorry you're dealing with all this...

I'm so sorry you're dealing with all this stress!

miracle diapers (http://miraclediapers.org/)

It might take a little while, but maybe you'd be a good candidate for Miracle Diapers. I know...
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