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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By toughcookie
all good ideas. he does WANT to be rid of...

all good ideas. he does WANT to be rid of diapers, that is very clear.  we're slowly getting to the point where he knows when he has to go.   i do agree with the burnout.  i'll chance some more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By toughcookie
hi, i'm sure that there have been a billion...

hi, i'm sure that there have been a billion threads on this, but i'm looking for short answers on how to get your kiddo back on track with potty training once the "potty timer" method leads to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-26-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By toughcookie
thank you!  i will definitely try dr. bronners -...

thank you!  i will definitely try dr. bronners - great idea. 
 
 
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-26-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By toughcookie
hi, i'm looking for a good home-tested recipe...

hi, i'm looking for a good home-tested recipe for cleaning wood floors.  one that can get out toddler hand gunk but still leave the wood surface with a slight shine but not be slippery or waxy or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By toughcookie
my 16 month old is in a biting phase.  he...

my 16 month old is in a biting phase.  he doesn't bite intentionally - just when he snuggles into me or his stuffed lovey.  but today he bit me on the thigh as he was burying his head in my lap and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-15-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,044
Posted By toughcookie
i am probably the least qualified to post here,...

i am probably the least qualified to post here, since i do NOT have a second baby, and i haven't been-there-done-that.  but i just wanted to weigh in and maybe add something that you've lost sight...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By toughcookie
this thread is so comforting to find!  my son is...

this thread is so comforting to find!  my son is 14 months and even when he leans on me or furniture, he's so wobbly, and plops down on his butt after only a few seconds.  he does to the quadraped...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By toughcookie
hormones.  exhaustion.  tears to your soft...

hormones.  exhaustion.  tears to your soft tissues, perhaps.  i remember it well, and my husband was home for 2 weeks.
 
when he left that morning, i had everything i needed though - clean...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By toughcookie
we just got this...

we just got this...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By toughcookie
a dead housefly he found on the floor, and he...

a dead housefly he found on the floor, and he had another one stuck to the drool on his chin.
 
he attempted to eat a piece of fingernail that didn't quite make it into the bathroom garbage, but i...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By toughcookie
cloth prefolds at home, disposables when we go...

cloth prefolds at home, disposables when we go run errands.  the clothies hold things in better, but still, the leakage around his thighs makes his pant dirty.  whatever's going on here, we can't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By toughcookie
my son is 11 months old.  he's been on solids...

my son is 11 months old.  he's been on solids since 6 months.  that process has been a breeze - he loves all foods we've tried, and has had no adverse reactions.  HOWEVER -- what used to be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-13-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By toughcookie
my guy has a snugglebug (little cute bug nestled...

my guy has a snugglebug (little cute bug nestled in a silky sleeping bag - Manhattan Toy) that he loves to hold against him in bed.  we only use it to soothe him when he's been down for a nap or for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By toughcookie
aw geez, mama, i'm sorry you are so upset. it is...

aw geez, mama, i'm sorry you are so upset. it is torture, too, that you have to wait so long to be re-seen.
 
my heart murmur was discovered when i was almost a year old.  it was due to paten...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-10-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By toughcookie
i agree with other posters that this is a very...

i agree with other posters that this is a very difficult situation.  my DH and i have only one pretty minor disagreement about AP, and it is stressful at times.  this is pretty fundamental - to be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-10-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By toughcookie
a front carrier and a stroller for longer walks,...

a front carrier and a stroller for longer walks, if you use one.  re: hotel floors, hate to think about it too much, but chances are they are generally cleaner than our floors at home, between the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,202
Posted By toughcookie
forgive me for posting, since i didn't change my...

forgive me for posting, since i didn't change my babe's name, but i just needed to respond.

you know, if it's really not working for you guys, you need to do something. especially if it's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By toughcookie
i could have written your original question,...

i could have written your original question, when my son was her age. except: he HATED tummy-time from second one on his tummy. he's a big strong boy, and crawling like a fiend, keeping me running....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By toughcookie
we took our 6 month old to england to earn his...

we took our 6 month old to england to earn his wings. it's a 7h flight. the first (over) was a night flight, and we put him in the seat between us (ask!!! if the plane even has one extra seat, the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By toughcookie
food was rice cereal made with breastmilk...

food was rice cereal made with breastmilk (snore....), liquid was a finger-dips-worth of daddy's sweet manischevitz (sp?) wine for friday night kiddish.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By toughcookie
try cream of wheat made with milk (not water)....

try cream of wheat made with milk (not water). you can use your milk if you have a huge store of it in the freezer (i did), or cow or goat milk if you are incorporating that in other ways and she's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,911
Posted By toughcookie
i stay in if it's in the single digits. my son...

i stay in if it's in the single digits. my son was a december baby, and we live in the chilly northeast. my ped told me as long as he was kept out of the wind, and he was bundled in layers, with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By toughcookie
take a walk. since you're in sunny CA (or at...

take a walk. since you're in sunny CA (or at least not wintery CA!), it might work wonders. when my little one is horrible and i get him outside to see/hear/smell nature, he becomes actually serene....
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,436
Posted By toughcookie
Quote: Originally Posted by carmel23...

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmel23 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15953006)

So who is planning a birthday party...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By toughcookie
ds is 10 months and he still does it when he's...

ds is 10 months and he still does it when he's tired and is enjoying a pre-nap breastfeeding. it worried me at first, but now i just think of it as his little ecstasy-sleepy face. (a lot better than...
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