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Forum: Family Safety   Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By marsupial-mom
You might want to look at Plush Beds Natural...

You might want to look at Plush Beds Natural Bliss Wool-Free, All Natural Latex Mattress
Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By marsupial-mom
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1491849/thumbs/o-BOYS-GI...

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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 275
Posted By marsupial-mom
I too thought the thread was about the flu and...

I too thought the thread was about the flu and not about a stomach bug or digestive disease.

The most common cause is a food poisoning. Young children are more susceptible to food poisoning than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son is 5 and still wets the bed so he wears a...

My son is 5 and still wets the bed so he wears a pull up at night. But not on road trips. I stop frequently to make sure we all stretch our legs and take potty breaks.
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 5,155
Posted By marsupial-mom
I'm pro-vax and I'm offended by this statement....

I'm pro-vax and I'm offended by this statement. My number one issue regarding saving children's lives is this: car seats. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for young children and most car...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-18-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 5,155
Posted By marsupial-mom
That's actually not how statistics work. ...

That's actually not how statistics work.

It's not just how many people who came down with measles were vaxxed, unvaxxed or partially vaxxed. It also matters how many people in each group were...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 5,155
Posted By marsupial-mom
I don't really think it's accurate to describe...

I don't really think it's accurate to describe children as "willingly" accepting risk. They are children. Their parents made the choice to vax or not.

Statistically, the issue with measles is...
Forum: Family Safety   01-16-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,756
Posted By marsupial-mom
Many other car seats fit fine. The Radian is...

Many other car seats fit fine. The Radian is extra tall (great for my tall kid - 98 percentile in height) and allows parents to keep tall kids rear-facing longer. I would not really say the Honda Fit...
Forum: Family Safety   01-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,756
Posted By marsupial-mom
Car Seats in Honda Fit

We used a Radian from birth to present (age 5) in a Honda Fit. The first 4 years were rear-facing. It was a very tight squeeze, especially the first year without the angle adjuster.

We placed it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By marsupial-mom
We did it and it worked fine. Our son loves candy...

We did it and it worked fine. Our son loves candy but he's not obsessed with food so it's fairly easy for him to let go. We just explained that the Halloween Witch was like the Tooth Fairy and she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By marsupial-mom
Article related to this topic: ...

Article related to this topic:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Amelia/anti-gay-bullying-at-school-but-not-like-we-expected_b_5838928.html
Forum: Learning at School   09-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By marsupial-mom
We have our son in a language immersion program....

We have our son in a language immersion program. Studies show that learning a second language is good for kids' brains. Plus, if one becomes proficient then it's a marketable skill later in life.
I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By marsupial-mom
How would you handle it if they were blood...

How would you handle it if they were blood relatives? What if your child had a cousin she really liked and wanted to see but your sister didn't respond to requests for a visit?
Handle it the same...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By marsupial-mom
I can't imagine how scary that must have been!

I can't imagine how scary that must have been!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By marsupial-mom
My kid is CRAZY when tired

My son is opposite most children in a few key ways (not most ways, just a few ways). For example, most people eat more when watching TV or movies. But not my son. Any distractions and he doesn't eat....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By marsupial-mom
This is great! I was going to suggest that...

This is great!
I was going to suggest that getting a balance bike might make sense since it's designed not to have wheels and so it's special and doesn't look like it's weird or missing anything,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,345
Posted By marsupial-mom
My pre-k little one does three activities after...

My pre-k little one does three activities after school right now. He goes to school all day (not half day) but still has energy to do more. He does some art and music at school already as well as a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son doesn't have it but was often constipated...

My son doesn't have it but was often constipated as a baby. He's outgrown it now though. More water help him a LOT.
Have you increased your child's water intake? Worth a try. Also try increasing the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By marsupial-mom
I wet the bed till I was about 8 or 9. My mom...

I wet the bed till I was about 8 or 9. My mom tried this nightgown once that had a sensor and an alarm would go off if the nightgown got wet. It hated it. And it made me very angry.
What worked was...
Forum: Montessori   08-30-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,371
Posted By marsupial-mom
I attended a Montessori school grade 1-3 and...

I attended a Montessori school grade 1-3 and charter public school grade 4-6 then "good" regular public middle and high schools. Transitioning from Montessori to public school was difficult, even...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By marsupial-mom
We use our garage as a playroom. We put down...

We use our garage as a playroom. We put down recycled rubber flooring and set up a table and chairs, reading nook, play kitchen and tool shop, and have a gym mat and basketball hoop. So it's more...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By marsupial-mom
My take... there are some kids that punishment...

My take...
there are some kids that punishment is absolutely the wrong method, plain and simple. Yours is probably one of those kids given how he reacted to Grandma. Just avoid all punishment from...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By marsupial-mom
I found this article useful: ...

I found this article useful:
http://www.ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/Discipline_in_Public_Tips/
Forum: Babywearing   08-23-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,544
Posted By marsupial-mom
The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute says: ...

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute says:
"Nobody we have met in the injury prevention field recommends taking an infant of less than 12 months in a bicycle child seat, trailer, sidecar or any other...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By marsupial-mom
Agree with all the others - most of the time, for...

Agree with all the others - most of the time, for most babies holding them will be soothing. But some of the time, for some babies it won't work.

Some babies that don't like being held are easily...
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