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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-14-2012, 11:23 AM
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Posted By wendylady
Has anyone ever sidecarred this bed before? ...

Has anyone ever sidecarred this bed before?  It's not the Gulliver crib, but the Gulliver children's bed:  http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S99887444/
 
My son is outgrowing his...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-14-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By wendylady
I'm right there with you!  My son just turned...

I'm right there with you!  My son just turned 5.  Occasionally he falls asleep before nursing, but he almost always remembers.  It last about 20 seconds on each side.  I try to have faith that it...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-20-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By wendylady
Hi All,   I'm in training as a postpartum...

Hi All,
 
I'm in training as a postpartum doula through Birth Arts International.  I'm looking for families to work with.  Since I'm in training, I will be charging a reduced fee.  I am also a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,787
Posted By wendylady
4 1/2 years, one amazing son.

4 1/2 years, one amazing son.
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-26-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By wendylady
My son did around 3, completely on his own.  Any...

My son did around 3, completely on his own.  Any attempt before that to ask him to wait until morning or whatever always failed.  He's almost 4 now, and wakes up occassionally to nurse in the middle...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-12-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By wendylady
Just wanted to update this thread. I called, for...

Just wanted to update this thread. I called, for each year that I'm a LLL leader, I get 500 hours flat. I don't have to document it.

And yes, it does take a while to finish the application, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-20-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By wendylady
DS will be 3 in January, and nurses once in the...

DS will be 3 in January, and nurses once in the middle of the night (sometime between 3-5), and once in the early morning (an hour or so before we wake up). Every now and then he skips the middle of...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-18-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By wendylady
The IBCLE recently changed the requirements as...

The IBCLE recently changed the requirements as of September 2008 so now you only need two years of being a LLL leader for your hours to count. Something to think about...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-12-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By wendylady
Hi Cindy, Thanks for the information. I'm...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for the information. I'm just wondering -- where did you hear that it was highly frowned upon to get your hours from LLL leadership?

Wendy
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By wendylady
I think it really depends on where you live....

I think it really depends on where you live. Yes, the majority of hospital based LC's are nurses, but where I live (the NY Metro Area), more and more hospitals are hiring LC who aren't nurses. So I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-16-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By wendylady
Sounds like plenty to me! And well balanced and...

Sounds like plenty to me! And well balanced and healthy. I have a little peanut too. I was tiny too as a child, so I know it's genetic. Were you and your husband small as children?
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-05-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By wendylady
Thanks for your thoughts! Yes, I have these...

Thanks for your thoughts! Yes, I have these concerns as well. My homebirth midwives were excited when I told them I wanted to teach BF classes, and would want to refer their clients to me. The...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-04-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By wendylady
I want to teach breastfeeding classes and am...

I want to teach breastfeeding classes and am considering two different programs: CAPPA's Certified Lactation Educator training and Gini Baker's (UCSD) Certified Lacation Educator-Counselor program....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By wendylady
I second the molars thing. We had four very long...

I second the molars thing. We had four very long months as each molar came in, and now (for the past three months, knock on wood) DS is only up 1-2 times a night. I really think teething keeps them...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-29-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,068
Posted By wendylady
Here's my story about how I dealt with tooth...

Here's my story about how I dealt with tooth decay, dentists, and what to about nightweaning: http://wendywisner.blogspot.com/2009...ful-smile.html...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-11-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By wendylady
I have a 2.5 year old too who I occasionally...

I have a 2.5 year old too who I occasionally nurse in public. Usually I try to find a discreet spot. My feeling is that yes, let them see it, let them learn. But also, I don't always feel like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-14-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By wendylady
I've heard that the Spiffies are not quite as...

I've heard that the Spiffies are not quite as effective as xylitol gums, mints, and tooth gels. The stuff we use, Spry Infant Tooth Gel, is put directly onto the teeth and stays in the mouth long...
Forum: Dental   06-13-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By wendylady
That's great that you reversed it in your...

That's great that you reversed it in your children. It's really unpredictable how it will go, and it's always good hear about people who have gotten good results, and continue to nurse their...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-13-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By wendylady
Yes, it really is an unpredictable, and I'm...

Yes, it really is an unpredictable, and I'm convinced too that it's genetic. I know far too many all-night nursing toddlers who brush maybe once a day and have no cavities. I'm sorry your daughter...
Forum: Dental   06-11-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By wendylady
Hi there, Sorry you're going through this....

Hi there,

Sorry you're going through this. I know how stressful it can be, especially when you're hearing so much conflicting information.

My conclusion based on all the data I read is that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-11-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By wendylady
Hi, Spry Infant Tooth Gel (I have a link to...

Hi,

Spry Infant Tooth Gel (I have a link to it on my blog, but it's available from Amazon and elsewhere) is completely safe for swallowing. You can also get xylitol mints. The idea is to keep the...
Forum: Dental   06-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By wendylady
I just blogged about my experiences with...

I just blogged about my experiences with breastfeeding and tooth decay. I know some of you are worried or are dealing with it now, and I just wanted to share my story. A year after we were told to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-09-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By wendylady
I just blogged about my experiences with...

I just blogged about my experiences with breastfeeding and tooth decay. I know some of you are worried or are dealing with it now, and I just wanted to share my story. A year after we were told to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-28-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By wendylady
It took me DS's first two years to totally sort...

It took me DS's first two years to totally sort out the whole thing, but now I am clear and confident about my decision to stay home and just "get by." We live in a one bedroom apartment, no...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By wendylady
Yes, brushing three times a day is tough, very...

Yes, brushing three times a day is tough, very tough. But it has gotten easier as DS has gotten used to it and as he's gotten older. First, it's important for you to be calm -- they can really sense...
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