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Forum: Women's Health   11-16-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By ipeabody
My son has a problem with picking. He is 2 and...

My son has a problem with picking. He is 2 and freaked out about bandages but eventually I had to put one on it. So I bought those kids waterproof bandages that were from the Nemo movie and told him...
Forum: Parenting   11-13-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,193
Posted By ipeabody
Obesity is not just about food. There are many...

Obesity is not just about food. There are many things that cause obesity in children including poverty. Good healthy food is more expensive than crap unfortunately. We shouldn't judge too harshly or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,440
Posted By ipeabody
I have a spirited two year old, so I can relate....

I have a spirited two year old, so I can relate. What saved me were two different approaches, re-framing his so-called challenging traits, and re-organizing the environment.

One of the things you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By ipeabody
I have considered that he could have an actual...

I have considered that he could have an actual disorder, but at 2 years old it is impossible to really know. We'll have to wait to see till he's older and he is actually developmentally capable of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By ipeabody
I have a spirited two year old boy who picks at...

I have a spirited two year old boy who picks at any scab, scar, mark, blemish...you name it, on his body. And he won't stop. I've figured out how to deal with him picking other parts of his body (I...
Forum: Family Safety   06-21-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By ipeabody
I guess our stores just don't stock them. I...

I guess our stores just don't stock them. I guess people out here don't shop on-line, at least not those coming to the clinics http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif To be...
Forum: Family Safety   06-20-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By ipeabody
I am in Northumberland County, in Ontario...

I am in Northumberland County, in Ontario between Belleville and Oshawa, an hour each way on the 401.

We just don't see those seats and we haven't had the problem of the 40lb 3 year old in a...
Forum: Family Safety   06-20-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By ipeabody
I have never seen a Britax in the past five...

I have never seen a Britax in the past five years of doing inspections, not anyone at the clinics I worked has owned one. Everyone out here has those huge Eddie Bauer seats. I live in a smaller...
Forum: Family Safety   06-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By ipeabody
I am a qualified tech in Canada and have never...

I am a qualified tech in Canada and have never seen a rear facing seat that tethers and I've done it for five years. Other countries do have different products though. But from my training, what...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By ipeabody
I have a couple of suggestions for things you...

I have a couple of suggestions for things you can try.

It sounds like your LO's need help learning to express their emotions effectively. Have you tried playing games with them or talking to them...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By ipeabody
At teacher supply stores you can buy these great...

At teacher supply stores you can buy these great posters that have a ton of different animated faces on them with different expressions with the feeling written underneath the face. You can post it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By ipeabody
I read Dr. Jack N too, and then talked to my...

I read Dr. Jack N too, and then talked to my family Dr, whom I trust. He said the same thing about all the food avoidance stuff being overkill and that there is no magic time to start a food. I've...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By ipeabody
My LO hated the car seat too, so we switched...

My LO hated the car seat too, so we switched early to the convertible (still rear facing). He seemed to like that better, but it was still touch and go. Then at about 6 months we discovered that he...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,001
Posted By ipeabody
When it comes to parenting styles I firmly...

When it comes to parenting styles I firmly believe there is more than one 'right' way to parent. I like Dr Sears approach where he says that if it's not working for you than you need to change it...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By ipeabody
I just want to quickly add to my two cents about...

I just want to quickly add to my two cents about the role of child welfare. I can't speak specifically to the American system as I worked in the Canadian system, but I would think they are not...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-20-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,346
Posted By ipeabody
I am at SAHM for another month. My ds is 10...

I am at SAHM for another month. My ds is 10 months and my dh only started helping out this week. I have been talking to him about needing help for 10 months now, but he was always saying that his...
Forum: Parenting   05-18-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By ipeabody
Thanks for all the kind replies. Honestly,...

Thanks for all the kind replies. Honestly, adoption had slipped my mind as an option and I am glad you all reminded me, it does make me feel better. I guess I just need to let go of the idea of ever...
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,538
Posted By ipeabody
I just wanted to mention the generational thing...

I just wanted to mention the generational thing again, cause in many ways your mom sounds like my MIL. MIL wants to constantly change clothes and diapers. I hadn't thought of it as creepy, but more...
Forum: Parenting   05-16-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By ipeabody
He's worried about pregnancy, not so much the...

He's worried about pregnancy, not so much the kids thing. We did look into adoption after the third miscarriage, but where we live the local children's aid, the U.S equivalent of CPS, is on a break...
Forum: Parenting   05-16-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By ipeabody
This is probably the wrong forum, but I wasn't...

This is probably the wrong forum, but I wasn't sure where to post. I am really torn about wanting more kids or not. We had always wanted two. My dh says no more, and I do agree it would be the best...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By ipeabody
I can relate. I have a 10 month old, who up...

I can relate. I have a 10 month old, who up until recently was waking every 20 minutes. We were co-sleeping and I was really really struggling. Something had to give. So he's now in his crib, in his...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-14-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By ipeabody
Just wondering whether your little one is really...

Just wondering whether your little one is really intense as well? I find that ds gets focused on something and won't let it go. I've had to work hard at keeping developmentally appropriate toys...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By ipeabody
My ds has been in swimming lessons since he was...

My ds has been in swimming lessons since he was 3 months. He loved them.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-14-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By ipeabody
I have a 10 month old boy that is exactly the...

I have a 10 month old boy that is exactly the same. I love his spirit, but I am covered in bruises and scratches. I think one poster already said this, but I've started unlatching him and setting...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By ipeabody
My little one is turning 1 on July 2. I have...

My little one is turning 1 on July 2. I have been working on a DVD for him. I've been collecting copies of all my favorite photos of him and uploading copies of all his favorite music. I'm putting...
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