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Forum: Family Planning   03-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bearandotter
I am currently pregnant with number 3. I have 2...

I am currently pregnant with number 3. I have 2 little girls already. I will have 3 kids under 4 for a few months. Our first are 16 months apart, and while difficult, I love having them close in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,080
Posted By bearandotter
lots of great suggestions in this thread. One I...

lots of great suggestions in this thread. One I didn't see:
 
Don't change into a gown, you CAN wear your own clothes (no matter what the nurses say). I think that wearing my own skirt and tank...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By bearandotter
Hi -    I really love the Curly Purly...

Hi - 
 
I really love the Curly Purly pattern for wool covers. (http://www.curlypurly.com/pdf/soaker.pdf) They have a great waistband that stays on great. They seem to fit longer than other...
Forum: Midwives   02-12-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By bearandotter
This is a good pattern. I...

This is a good pattern. I (http://secondwomb.blogspot.ca/p/infant-scale-sling-tutorial.html)t makes for a nice secure 'pouch' for the baby while using the scale.
 
I recommend buying sling rings...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-11-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By bearandotter
mmmm... ice cream   How about this 'junk...

mmmm... ice cream
 
How about this 'junk food":
 
Chick Pea Crunchies
 
Pre heat oven to 375'
Rinse a Can of chickpeas (bonus for low sodium ones) or grab some cooked ones from the freezer (I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-06-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By bearandotter
We have an Odyssey. LOVE IT! (though shhh, only...

We have an Odyssey. LOVE IT! (though shhh, only a year ago I swore I would never become a minivan mom). #3 is still baking, but the plan is: 3 1/2 year old in back front facing (still rear facing...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By bearandotter
Teeth are optional. My kids didn't get their...

Teeth are optional. My kids didn't get their first teeth until 13 months (same with their daddy). We Baby Led Weaned with both and seriously they are EVERYTHING with those sharp little gums. Either...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-01-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,289
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cynthiamoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352375/multicultural-or-mixed-race-families/60#post_17248445)...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moxytocin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373406/hep-c-in-canadians#post_17249583)

Unfortunately, Hep C...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By bearandotter
Thanks everybody for input.    Curiously I...

Thanks everybody for input. 
 
Curiously I have enjoyed the book as my interpretation is that it is more encompassing/encouraging of multiple positions/latches/etc than what is commonly taught...
Forum: Babywearing   01-29-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By bearandotter
To respond to your questions:   1- A Pouch...

To respond to your questions:
 
1- A Pouch can be safe if you ensure good positioning and are alert to your baby at all times. I just did a longer response on this exact question here....
Forum: Babywearing   01-29-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By bearandotter
I don't think pouches are a complete no for a...

I don't think pouches are a complete no for a newborn. You just need to ensure the fit is good (for you) and that you are very very aware of positioning and the baby's status at all times. I like...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,645
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by prairiewolf21 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By bearandotter
anyone conciously follow this BFing...

anyone conciously follow this BFing model/practice/theory?
 
Before kids I did a lot of formal education and teaching of BFing in the standard 'western' upright style. 
 
In retrospect over time...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wissa19 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,289
Posted By bearandotter
Hi Everyone,    So glad to see this thread. ...

Hi Everyone, 
 
So glad to see this thread. 
 
I'm white, verging on clear, of Irish/Scottish background. DH is from South India and looks as one would expect someone from India would....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bearandotter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348694/pregnant-type-1-diabetic#post_17146476)

I have no...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-08-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,870
Posted By bearandotter
I quite enjoy the Quack Cast podcast by Mark...

I quite enjoy the Quack Cast podcast by Mark Crisplip. He is an infectious disease doc who umm.... does a thorough scientific critique of studies that boast findings not supported by the evidence...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,870
Posted By bearandotter
I'm happy to join this thread. I've read with...

I'm happy to join this thread. I've read with interest much of the debate on this website, but kept to the shadows. 
 
Both of my children are vaccinated on schedule. And I give other kids...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by travelmumma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366352/perks-of-being-pregnant#post_17149683)
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By bearandotter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pokeyAC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366352/perks-of-being-pregnant#post_17149241)

 
2.  I also...
Forum: Babywearing   10-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By bearandotter
100% linen can be great. It does take a while to...

100% linen can be great. It does take a while to get broken in and silky soft. But is certainly useable before then.
 
There are some nice cheap jacquard or twill woven tablecloths that make...
Forum: Babywearing   10-21-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,521
Posted By bearandotter
I see no one replied to you. Hope this is not...

I see no one replied to you. Hope this is not too late. 
 
Indios vary A LOT in terms of thickness, support, etc... I would suggest you get its official name and go to tbw (www.thebabywearer.com...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-20-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By bearandotter
I have no story of my own to add here. But my...

I have no story of my own to add here. But my sister has type 1 and had a lovely natural hospital birth even with the high risk OB. Despite A1Cs in the sixes, my niece was born amost 9lbs at 27...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By bearandotter
Oh mama, please try not to worry.    You...

Oh mama, please try not to worry. 
 
You found out about your pregnancy early. And sounds like drinking and cigarettes aren't something you will continue with further into your pregnancy. My...
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