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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-11-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By batsister
I had my first child (now 4 years old) in the...

I had my first child (now 4 years old) in the middle of completing my PhD (in a science field). I finished a little over a year ago, and have been fortunate to continue as a part-time post-doc in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-22-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By batsister
Thanks very much for your thoughtful reply. This...

Thanks very much for your thoughtful reply. This is helpful. I do feel that I should tell him more than one day in advance, though, since this will be my first time away from him overnight, and his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,215
Posted By batsister
There are some great ideas here. My...

There are some great ideas here.
My 3.5-year-old son enjoys cutting up paper with scissors, and this can keep him occupied for quite some time.
Also, we save the business reply envelopes that come...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-20-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By batsister
I have an optional work-related trip coming up...

I have an optional work-related trip coming up soon. While it is not required, it would be a great opportunity, and I think my 3.75-year-old son will do all right. I work part-time, so he is with me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By batsister
What about the old trick of pulling over and...

What about the old trick of pulling over and stopping the car until he complies?  I don't know if it would work on a 4-year-old, but that's how my mom got resistant friends of mine to keep their...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By batsister
Check out Bratsacks:   ...

Check out Bratsacks:
 
http://www.bratsacks.com/
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By batsister
We have a chain at the top of our front door,...

We have a chain at the top of our front door, too, because my son can unlock the other two locks.
I try to keep the drying bathing suits hidden from him-- otherwise he will beg, "pool, pool"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,109
Posted By batsister
Good ideas so far.  Also, what about:   ...

Good ideas so far.  Also, what about:
 
-hula hoop (at this age, mainly for putting on the ground and stepping/hopping in or out)
-jump rope? (also for use on the ground, and obviously with...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By batsister
My son is 19 months old.  I am student, so he is...

My son is 19 months old.  I am student, so he is with a sitter a few hours a week (generally not more than 4 hours at once, though).  He usually doesn't want to nurse when we out and about anymore,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By batsister
My 19-month-old does this with my belly button,...

My 19-month-old does this with my belly button, including digging his little finger nails in really hard.  It hurts and drives me nuts!  In his case, I think it is part habit, part obsession with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By batsister
Our 18-month-old old has flown on about a dozen...

Our 18-month-old old has flown on about a dozen round trips; I've often flown alone with him. We have never bought a seat. It is up to you regarding the risk you are willing to take regarding...
Forum: Babywearing   01-17-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By batsister
Ring slings and pouch slings are great for hip...

Ring slings and pouch slings are great for hip carries.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By batsister
You've gotten some really good suggestions...

You've gotten some really good suggestions here.  My son is also 18 months old, and I also have things he can play with/do in each room (e.g., a drawer just for him with plastic cups, spatulas, a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By batsister
I took my son to my cousin's wedding when he was...

I took my son to my cousin's wedding when he was 11 months old (and running all over the place).  It never occurred to anyone that he would not attend, and there were other toddlers there.  That...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,638
Posted By batsister
What do you count as "watching TV" (for your...

What do you count as "watching TV" (for your child?)  My son is 16 months, so I don't put on shows for him to watch, but I do have the TV on part of the day to things I am watching (or honestly,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By batsister
I am already dealing with something similar with...

I am already dealing with something similar with my 16-month-old.  He doesn't say many words, but will point, gesture, and say "eeh, eeh, eeh," over and over and over again when he wants...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-30-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By batsister
I was just coming here to post a very similar...

I was just coming here to post a very similar question, so these responses are helpful.  My son is just 16 months old, so it's hard to say what is "intentional."  Sometimes he will pull my hair...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By batsister
My 14-month-old often grabs at my skin the way...

My 14-month-old often grabs at my skin the way he would grab my pant leg or shirt sleeve to get my attention-- but it really hurts on bare skin! I have clipped his fingernails, and I try to...
Forum: Babywearing   09-13-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By batsister
With a newborn, I had luck nursing in a ring...

With a newborn, I had luck nursing in a ring sling. Once my son was a few months old, I could nurse in a mei tai or SSC. I think nursing in any carrier can take practice. The good news is that 5-6...
Forum: Babywearing   09-01-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By batsister
I also use over-the-door hooks. I have three...

I also use over-the-door hooks. I have three large hooks I picked up for a few dollars at CVS. I usually keep at least one carrier in the car plus my Hotsling in whatever bag I am carrying, but the...
Forum: Babywearing   08-27-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By batsister
I got my first mei tai when my son was 2 months...

I got my first mei tai when my son was 2 months old, and we did legs out from the start (I tried froggy-ing them once or twice). As one person mentioned, you can start with one leg out. Also, you...
Forum: Babywearing   08-27-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By batsister
I'm a grad student and have trained undergrads...

I'm a grad student and have trained undergrads in data analysis methods while wearing my son. This was just 1-3 people at a time, and no where near 1.5 hours (my son was older... between about 7 and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By batsister
In reading these replies, I think it is...

In reading these replies, I think it is important to remember that "toddler" spans a wide age range. For example, I would not let my 13-month-old do a lot of these things, but I might when he's two...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By batsister
You've gotten some good replies. My son is...

You've gotten some good replies. My son is almost 13 months, and while generally has a healthy appetite for solids (he still nurses quite a bit, too), this seems to vary day-to-day. Also, he has...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By batsister
My son is younger than yours (12.5 months), so I...

My son is younger than yours (12.5 months), so I don't know if this advice is helpful or not, but is wearing her to sleep a possibility? When my son will not settle down (he also tries to crawl off...
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