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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,461
Posted By Schae
I came back to Mothering looking for a post...

I came back to Mothering looking for a post exactly like this. So glad to have found it!
 
I would like to wean my almost 19 month old. I went back to work full time when he was 17 months old...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Schae
I have been a sahm for the past two years, but...

I have been a sahm for the past two years, but have had to go back to work due to financial pressures.
I start my new job in a few weeks and need some advice on helping my 16 month old son adjust...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-22-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,743
Posted By Schae
Can't believe we're in toddlers! I've loved...

Can't believe we're in toddlers!
I've loved the pics, the babies are sooo cute!
Tso took his first steps at around 11 months, but only really started walking a week after he turned one. Now, he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Schae
Dot-to-Dot - what a good idea, will try that...

Dot-to-Dot - what a good idea, will try that too.
OP, I must say that we do diluted juice as water didn't really have an impact but the juice does. I offer grape and pear juice.
The thing with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Schae
it sounds like you've tried the usual remedies....

it sounds like you've tried the usual remedies. do you offer water/diluted fruit juice with meals? My so gets very constipated by solids too. We do flaxseed oil once a day, diluted fruit juice...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,935
Posted By Schae
Is TLP the same as Therapeutic Listening (TL)?...

Is TLP the same as Therapeutic Listening (TL)? My son's OT recc'd TL for his sensory issues, and it has helped us tremendously. He concentrates better and his listening is actually much better too....
Forum: Homebirth   07-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,432
Posted By Schae
I wore an oversized t-shirt with my first son,...

I wore an oversized t-shirt with my first son, it didn't constrict me at all. With my second  son, the plan had been to wear a vest/tank top type thing, but I never got into it and just laboured...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-06-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Schae
Hi :)   I breastfed my first son till he was...

Hi :)
 
I breastfed my first son till he was 18 months old - I went back to work when he was 10 months. I didn't pump at all - by that age we had dropped to two feeds a day (we co-slept so he fed...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,170
Posted By Schae
If being a sahp is parenting, do parents who...

If being a sahp is parenting, do parents who work outside the home not parent?
When you have children regardless of your job - you parent them. Staying at home with the children has other jobs/work...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-27-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,152
Posted By Schae
gosh the nap talk made me feel so much better! i...

gosh the nap talk made me feel so much better! i get all sorts of flack for not putting Tso down for naps. he naps in my arms mostly. sleeps on his own at night. i employ the roll away and tiptoe...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-27-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Schae
My 8 month old was/is like that too. It's gotten...

My 8 month old was/is like that too. It's gotten better as he gets older - but DH still struggles with hysterical screaming. And anyone else who looks after him endures screaming for 80% of the time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Schae
I second the offering of water - I even offered...

I second the offering of water - I even offered diluted juice (pear/prune juice). And offer solids that are high in fibre - and avoid all the 'binding' foods
We still struggle a bit now though -...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Schae
oh yes, i would spend time with baby and your...

oh yes, i would spend time with baby and your mom every day for the next two weeks to get her used to your mom. Or ask the daycare lady to babysit?
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Schae
I can't answer your questions as to how long it...

I can't answer your questions as to how long it will last, but wanted to let you know that you're not alone. My son has been like that since 2 weeks old - no one but me will do. Now at least he'll...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,152
Posted By Schae
Also been MIA - i read on my phone but can't...

Also been MIA - i read on my phone but can't really post. Tiisetso is nearly 8 months old and had two teeth (got them at 6 months). He doesn't have much of an appetite, but loves to feed himself and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-24-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Schae
http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/articles.html ...

http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/articles.html
Also curious about how you co-sleep Japanese style - sounds interesting :) Have a look at this site for co-sleeping information 
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Schae
My son was 10 days 'late' and weighed 4.16kg...

My son was 10 days 'late' and weighed 4.16kg (9.17lb) - i think that does make a difference, thanks for pointing that out. Glad your little one is doing better :)
Forum: Allergies   04-15-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Schae
Poor little munchkin :( My son has very severe...

Poor little munchkin :( My son has very severe eczema too - our story is very similar to yours. We went from doctor to doctor to doctor, were prescribed steroids, tried homeopathic meds and I did an...
Forum: Africa   04-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,610
Posted By Schae
It's fairly easy to find carseats to hire, have...

It's fairly easy to find carseats to hire, have a look at www.babylite.co.za (http://www.babylite.co.za) - they drop off at the airport for you. The law in SA regarding carseats if very very lax,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-15-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Schae
My son is also a slow gainer, in fact he hasn't...

My son is also a slow gainer, in fact he hasn't gained anything at all in 5 weeks.  I understand your worry - I'm there too! :) What I've been doing is ensuring he bf's more often, I also make sure...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,156
Posted By Schae
I have a similar issue - was good to read this....

I have a similar issue - was good to read this. I hope it's ok if I piggy back on the topic. My son is nearly 7 months and hasn't gained any weight in a month. Doctor says if this is the case in...
Forum: Family Safety   04-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By Schae
DS1 was 4y11m, had reached the weight limit for...

DS1 was 4y11m, had reached the weight limit for his 5pt harness seat (20kg)
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-09-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,152
Posted By Schae
MsDolphin you have my sympathy - my little...

MsDolphin you have my sympathy - my little munchkin hated the car till about 4 months old and still occasionally screams. Hopefully your little one outgrows his dislike of the seat soon.

Tiisetso...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-25-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,885
Posted By Schae
6 months old. Baths or showers every day -...

6 months old.
Baths or showers every day - part of bedtime routine.
dinner, bath then bed
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-11-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,592
Posted By Schae
i completely agree with the advice on...

i completely agree with the advice on breastfeeding and establishing your supply. You and baby are still getting to know one another- give yourselves a break and take it easy :) If your munchkin is...
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