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Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   07-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,304
Posted By Backroads
Baby girl has gotten sickish precisely one time...

Baby girl has gotten sickish precisely one time from her shots. A couple of weeks ago, the np said most babies she knew got a bit of fever from that dose.

Baby girl was absolutely fine.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Backroads
First, I say load up on snacks and water for your...

First, I say load up on snacks and water for your sleeping/nursing area, try to relax, and reconsider things once your baby is feeling better.

Second, if you're still needing a change once Baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Backroads
There are so many variables, many personal,...

There are so many variables, many personal, concerning your caloric needs. Short of sending you to a nutritionist who could probably give you a personal recommendation, I'd stick with the "eat when...
Forum: Diapering   07-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Backroads
I too always heard bleach was bad for cloth...

I too always heard bleach was bad for cloth diapers, though I have heard that if you're aiming for little detergent and you're having problems you might want to increase your detergent amount.

But...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Backroads
Oddest or "most interesting" place you've breastfed

Last week I went on a weekend trip with Brother and Sister-in-Law, bringing along my 15-month-old daughter. We wanted to tour a nearby cave. However, we had to wait a couple of hours to begin our...
Forum: Diapering   06-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Backroads
Some consider this practice dangerous... but boil...

Some consider this practice dangerous... but boil the diapers on the stove.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Backroads
We have very few problems with cosleeping. ...

We have very few problems with cosleeping. Husband and I work different schedules, so pushing the sleeping baby over to the other is most doable.

We talked about getting her to sleep her own bed,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,187
Posted By Backroads
My mom is starting to get weird about my...

My mom is starting to get weird about my continued (though somewhat ebbing) breastfeeding.  I casually mentioned that every woman about my age (and even some older moms) in her church seem to be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Backroads
She is doing much better, thanks for asking!

She is doing much better, thanks for asking!
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Backroads
When I went back to work a couple of months...

When I went back to work a couple of months back, Husband and I figured we would just see how our now 13-month-old daughter did with weaning.  Husband (he works nights) gave her sippy cups during...
Forum: Diapering   05-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Backroads
I only use Thirsties DuoWraps and have never...

I only use Thirsties DuoWraps and have never felt the need for anything else.  Those come in only two sizes, so "bigger baby" isn't a problem. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Backroads
She is 13 months.

She is 13 months.
Forum: Diapering   04-04-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Backroads
I'm a happy dunknswisher with my diapers, but I...

I'm a happy dunknswisher with my diapers, but I don't see why a diaper sprayer would fall in the "need permission" category of your average rental agreement (though I agree to check for sure.)  If...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Backroads
So... I have a friend who is one of those people...

So... I have a friend who is one of those people who claim to be into Gentle Discipline but whose children really appear to just be... brats.  I hate to pass judgment on how she disciplines her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Backroads
He's possibly teething, and that's what is...

He's possibly teething, and that's what is waking him up more than anything.  Another possibility is a growth spurt where he may be needing some extra calories at night.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Backroads
So, I have been a stay-at-home-mom for about a...

So, I have been a stay-at-home-mom for about a year now.  We're struggling a bit financially, so earlier this week I threw caution to the wind and applied for a teaching job.  Two interviews later...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Backroads
My baby just turned a year, and I find myself...

My baby just turned a year, and I find myself looking back at that first month with envy, even though I distinctly remember how hard it was.  My husband works nights, so he would leave me with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,187
Posted By Backroads
My daughter's first birthday is today, and...

My daughter's first birthday is today, and that's when the n.p. and all other sources said we could start introducing cow's milk, which I'm for.
 
The other night, my mom says "Make sure you buy...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Backroads
So, Husband and I have been talking about having...

So, Husband and I have been talking about having another baby (no set date) and I'm still nursing the almost-one-year old.
 
Now, on conception and nursing, I've heard the full spectrum, and I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,187
Posted By Backroads
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by preemieprincess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,187
Posted By Backroads
~Don't eat pizza, the baby will have an allergic...

~Don't eat pizza, the baby will have an allergic reaction (????)
~I will have to wash my nipples with anti-bacterial soap
 
And, not quite on breastfeeding, but...
 
My mom assumed I would take...
Forum: Diapering   03-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Backroads
If that doesn't work, check the water heater. ...

If that doesn't work, check the water heater.
 
I was having such trouble stripping my diapers last week via the classic method of a few hot water cycles... and they just weren't getting properly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,651
Posted By Backroads
I'm going to put aside the fact you're receiving...

I'm going to put aside the fact you're receiving welfare.
 
Do you have a budget?  If yes, is there any wiggle room in that budget for you to set aside some tattoo  money over the course of some...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   02-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Backroads
This may be late...   My good friend takes...

This may be late...
 
My good friend takes her kids to Jed VanDenBerghe
Forum: Diapering   02-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Backroads
I diaper with 100% cotton prefolds, switching...

I diaper with 100% cotton prefolds, switching back and forth between plain soap and a dye/scent free detergent.  Somewhere along the line, I heard to not use natural detergents with cloth diapers as...
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