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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By malayasmommy
This is the OP again, just thought I'd add that...

This is the OP again, just thought I'd add that she's not in kindergarden this year (she just turned 5 in Jan.), and I think part of her problem is that she's really BORED. We have tried to get her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By malayasmommy
Everyone who meets my child comments on how...

Everyone who meets my child comments on how kind, fun-loving, thoughtful, well-behaved and outgoing my daughter is. And when we are around other people, she IS all of those things, and more. She is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-15-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By malayasmommy
My daughter, who will be 5 in a few weeks, has...

My daughter, who will be 5 in a few weeks, has so many wonderful traits...she is extremely caring and sensitive, outgoing and social, thoughtful, well behaved especially when she is around others,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By malayasmommy
My 4.5-year-old was a “nuk” baby—we had a...

My 4.5-year-old was a “nuk” baby—we had a terrible time getting rid of it at age 3 (just for naps and bedtime since age 2), but had to because it caused the roof of her mouth to be misshapen.  It...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By malayasmommy
I think you have to look at your children's...

I think you have to look at your children's personalities.  I used to think along the same lines as you, but my daughter is super outgoing and very physical--she adores her gymnastics class and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,593
Posted By malayasmommy
I went to Whole Foods and they told me that...

I went to Whole Foods and they told me that melatonin given any higher than .5mg has been shown to cause seizures...so it made me a little too nervous to give it to him. 
Now he won't go down for a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,593
Posted By malayasmommy
Great idea about the melatonin...I've tried...

Great idea about the melatonin...I've tried Calms Forte but I'm not great at giving it to him at 15 min increments (I don't want to turn on a light) so I don't know that it does much.
The first few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,593
Posted By malayasmommy
My 15-month-old son is normally rocked to...

My 15-month-old son is normally rocked to sleep.  This had been working ok, with of course some bumps along the road, but until a few months ago he was doing great with nighttime sleep.
Almost...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By malayasmommy
My 4.5 year old daughter is a social butterfly,...

My 4.5 year old daughter is a social butterfly, and especially this spring/summer has really come into her own.  She's found some neighborhood friends she plays with in the evening, and she loves...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-01-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By malayasmommy
It seems as though everything I read in the...

It seems as though everything I read in the Natural Parenting community says "they don't self-wean before 18 mos to 2 years", and I haven't seen any specific scientific data, but I'm inclined to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By malayasmommy
I totally agree that my perception of this can...

I totally agree that my perception of this can affect what happens with this!  I am definitely not giving up, but I keep feeling like every day I wake up saying "I wonder if he'll nurse today?" only...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-26-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By malayasmommy
My DS hasn't nursed since last Tuesday (6...

My DS hasn't nursed since last Tuesday (6 days).  He has a double ear infection, and is teething.  He will eat some food, he will drink water (enthusiastically I might add--in other words there...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By malayasmommy
Thanks for the input, I will also post in the...

Thanks for the input, I will also post in the breastfeeding forum!
 
And yes it is commendable to nurse until this point but...I am not ready to be done.  And I don't think he would've been ready...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By malayasmommy
So my LO is not a toddler--he's 11-months--but I...

So my LO is not a toddler--he's 11-months--but I thought you all might have more experience with this.  Sorry for intruding.  :-(
 
My DS hasn't nursed since last Tuesday (6 days).  He has a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By malayasmommy
Thank you all, for your suggestions.   I...

Thank you all, for your suggestions.
 
I took him to the Dr today, turns out he has a double ear infection.  I can also see the whites of a molar and 2 teeth--my poor guy!  So I took him to the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By malayasmommy
The last 3 days my son (11-months) has either...

The last 3 days my son (11-months) has either been sick and major teething (Dr said it's a bad cold virus, plus he's getting a molar and 2 other teeth) and he's not nursing.  I get him into his...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-08-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By malayasmommy
4-6 weeks ago we made some changes with our...

4-6 weeks ago we made some changes with our eating habits. We cut out gluten, dairy and have been in general moving towards less grains and sugar in our diet (baby steps towards GAPS diet). Prior to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-06-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By malayasmommy
I have the same issue with my almost 10 month...

I have the same issue with my almost 10 month old.  It's been frustrating--I am spending 2 hours per day trying to get him to nap, he naps for MAYBE 40 min per day, and in the meantime my poor...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By malayasmommy
I don't know what to do.  He'll only sleep for...

I don't know what to do.  He'll only sleep for 20 min., wake up, and he's raring to go. 
 
I nurse him and he falls asleep while I'm doing that.  I go to lay him down, sometimes he'll stay asleep...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-20-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By malayasmommy
My DD will be 4 in 2 weeks.  About 2 weeks ago,...

My DD will be 4 in 2 weeks.  About 2 weeks ago, she had to give up her pacifier because it was affecting her bite significantly.  (She was only using it at nap/bedtime.)  I feel very strongly that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-29-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By malayasmommy
Thank you all for your kind words and...

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.  It truly does help to know that I'm not alone in this, not that I'd wish it upon anyone else.  It also helps to see others have come over to the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-29-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By malayasmommy
The title says it all.  How I feel almost every...

The title says it all.  How I feel almost every single day.
 
I have an 8 mo old that doesn't sleep, mostly his naps.  It's not a "sleep regression", he's not teething, he doesn't have reflux, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-27-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By malayasmommy
So I started doing Baby-Led Weaning with my 7.5...

So I started doing Baby-Led Weaning with my 7.5 month old 6-8 weeks ago.  It was going fine by BLW standards, he pretty much played with his food, ate pinhead size bits (which I knew because I found...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By malayasmommy
He fusses quite a bit in the carrier, but after...

He fusses quite a bit in the carrier, but after a while he often will fall asleep.  We live in Minnesota, so starting about now it becomes quite challenging to get outside and play.  I try to get to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By malayasmommy
I'm feeling so overwhelmed.  Here is my day...

I'm feeling so overwhelmed.  Here is my day today, a very typical day:
 
6am-7am: son (7 mos) wakes up, nurses, some quiet time with him.
7am: daughter (almost 4) wakes up, very active right from...
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