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Forum: Diapering   12-05-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By alfabetsoup
Imse Vimse Organic Cotton are just amazing. My 2...

Imse Vimse Organic Cotton are just amazing. My 2 DDs are rashy too and the IV OC cover was the only one that didn't give them that welty rash around the thighs. It has a tiny bit of exposed PUL on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By alfabetsoup
You know what, anyone who has had to do a lot of...

You know what, anyone who has had to do a lot of errands with a small child has done the same. My neighbor taught me how to secure DD2's pelvis with my hand so I don't have to use The Knee. It...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By alfabetsoup
I think this is one of those very annoying...

I think this is one of those very annoying problems-that's-not-a-problem. Did he go to sleep in the end? Was he tired or his schedule thrown off the next day? If not, then there really isn't a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By alfabetsoup
Scheduled mealtimes work better than grazing for...

Scheduled mealtimes work better than grazing for some kids, especially the ones that "forget" to eat. I think some babies find it hard to make the transition from milk=food to food=food and the best...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By alfabetsoup
Are you crafty at all? Could you get her...

Are you crafty at all? Could you get her interested in making some toys? At 8 she could learn simple crochet or sew felt toys with supervision, maybe some to keep and some to give away. She might...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-26-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,898
Posted By alfabetsoup
I think it's just another stick to beat women...

I think it's just another stick to beat women with. If you don't have an easy birth your baby will be unhappy!!! Stay calm!!! Don't make too much noise!!! Don't get stressed!!! YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-25-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By alfabetsoup
I think quite a few first births don't go as...

I think quite a few first births don't go as planned--mine didn't. I feel ok about it, though, but I couldn't tell you why!

Do you think a bit of counseling would help? If it's preying on your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,627
Posted By alfabetsoup
DD has a little friend with some behavioural...

DD has a little friend with some behavioural issues, also can be quite aggressive and does the blank look thing. They went to preschool together last year at a private school and are in (UK...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-17-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By alfabetsoup
I have been trying to think how to respond to...

I have been trying to think how to respond to this, and I think you & I might be saying roughly the same thing: don't put children in situations that they can't handle.

I do, however, disagree...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-17-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By alfabetsoup
Quote: Originally Posted by Riverdog...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riverdog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15953915)
I have to disagree with this approach. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-16-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By alfabetsoup
I've just posted on another thread about...

I've just posted on another thread about this--we've got a neighbour child who is going through a mean phase and has targeted both my girls. We've stopped seeing them as the mom is ineffective at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-16-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By alfabetsoup
Hi, my DD2 is on the receiving end of this from...

Hi, my DD2 is on the receiving end of this from a neighbor child. We have stopped seeing the neighbor.

If my child was the aggressor (and DD1 has been the aggressor!) I would do the following:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,800
Posted By alfabetsoup
DD2 was 30% for height and 2% for weight at...

DD2 was 30% for height and 2% for weight at 17mo, so not quite as skinny as your DS but you could see all her little bones and she was just tiny. I made every snack into a mini meal, so she had no...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
  Poll: Hair cuts
Views: 992
Posted By alfabetsoup
I only got my girls' hair cut when it became...

I only got my girls' hair cut when it became unmanageable. For both of them that was around 2yrs. I know I should have had it done earlier, but I just couldn't! Mainly because they both had baby...
Forum: Parenting   10-05-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,068
Posted By alfabetsoup
I don't think it matters whether or not it is a...

I don't think it matters whether or not it is a genuine suicide threat. It is clearly a cry for help. The OP's daughter CANNOT help him. SHE IS ONLY 15. Whatever problems this boy has (and it sounds...
Forum: Family Safety   09-29-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By alfabetsoup
We have rear seats for both our kids. They are...

We have rear seats for both our kids. They are fine.

I tried the weeride for DD2 but like you I am short and it was just too much bending to get round her. I now have a Globe Haul with a Hamax...
Forum: Diapering   09-28-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By alfabetsoup
Fitteds work better on a mobile baby.

Fitteds work better on a mobile baby.
Forum: Diapering   09-28-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By alfabetsoup
I liked target brand or huggies (esp the cotton...

I liked target brand or huggies (esp the cotton ones, am sure it's a gimmick but she was less rashy in them) for sensitive DD2. 7th Gen etc all made of something that gives ME a rash so we just use...
Forum: Diapering   09-27-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By alfabetsoup
I'd get 2doz orange edge GMD and 6 imse vimse...

I'd get 2doz orange edge GMD and 6 imse vimse preemie sz covers for a tiny baby as a minimal stash. In fact you could just get the covers and fold down the pfs you have.

But. My DD1 was 6lb 2oz....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-27-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By alfabetsoup
Some great advice above. I would avoid taking...

Some great advice above. I would avoid taking him shopping if you can help it.

When you do have to take him, tell him before that if he runs he'll have to sit in the cart. Go over and over the...
Forum: Parenting   09-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By alfabetsoup
That must be a really difficult situation for...

That must be a really difficult situation for all of you. I hope it's over soon and you get your new house!! First of all, you mention you have a country house. Would it be possible for you and the...
Forum: Family Safety   09-24-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By alfabetsoup
Take it off and put it back on when you move...

Take it off and put it back on when you move out. Or put the latch up at the top where your kids can't reach it and get a doorstop as well so there are 2 obstacles to getting it undone. Then tell...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By alfabetsoup
Sorry but why are you using a monitor for and...

Sorry but why are you using a monitor for and getting out of bed for a 4yo who is not ill? Tell her that if she wakes up in the night and is lonely she can come and climb into your bed. That's what...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By alfabetsoup
I think you've had some great advice from the...

I think you've had some great advice from the other posters but thought I'd put my 2 cents in http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

It sounds like there are 2 separate...
Forum: Diapering   09-14-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By alfabetsoup
Oh, and about 50 fleece liners and a million...

Oh, and about 50 fleece liners and a million flushable liners. It's likely you won't be able to get a toilet sprayer so once they start eating solids it's much easier to get rid of the poop if you...
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