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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By adamom
What's a good Christmas craft gift for a...

What's a good Christmas craft gift for a 3-year-old? I had my heart set on an embroidery kit, but I'm afraid she's still too young for it.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-05-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By adamom
Hello All,   My 22-month-old daughter can...

Hello All,
 
My 22-month-old daughter can only fall asleep with me or my husband lying with her, often with our arms wrapped around her. If we sneak out after she's asleep, there's a 50/50 chance...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 642
Posted By adamom
I guess I would qualify as a "dirty" mom, but I...

I guess I would qualify as a "dirty" mom, but I only bathe my 19-month-old once a week. She just doesn't seem to need it. I have sensitive skin myself, and it took me years to realize that hot...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By adamom
I'm several days into a cold turkey effort to...

I'm several days into a cold turkey effort to wean my 19-month-old from the pacifier. She'd been asking for it more and more (always to fall asleep, always in the car, 50% of the time at home, even...
Forum: Women's Health   09-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By adamom
It was a blood test. The doc sent me to a...

It was a blood test. The doc sent me to a specific lab because they can detect higher levels.

But I just finished reading through some older lead posts, which has me questioning the necessity for...
Forum: Women's Health   09-28-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By adamom
My pediatrician's receptionist just informed me...

My pediatrician's receptionist just informed me that my daughter (15 months) tested for high levels of lead. I haven't spoken with the doctor herself yet, so I still don't understand the test...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By adamom
Since her birth, I have been the one doing all...

Since her birth, I have been the one doing all the nighttime parenting for DD (now 15 months). At 13 months, she was still waking 4-5 times a night to nurse. Then I got pregnant and decided I had to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By adamom
Thanks, it all sounds like good advice. I'll...

Thanks, it all sounds like good advice. I'll give it a shot!
Forum: Dads   09-10-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,171
Posted By adamom
My 15-month-old has never fallen asleep except...

My 15-month-old has never fallen asleep except next to me, was only recently nightweaned, and still wakes up several times during the night. My husband is a farmer, so I do all the nighttime...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-09-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By adamom
My 15-month-old daughter's sleep/comfort ritual...

My 15-month-old daughter's sleep/comfort ritual involves grabbing/pinching my neck, and at times it's all I can do to keep from biting her hand. If she can't get my neck, she'll go for my face or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By adamom
I'm not sure where this post belongs, but I'll...

I'm not sure where this post belongs, but I'll take help from anywhere!

My 15-month-old daughter's sleep/comfort ritual involves grabbing/pinching my neck, and at times it's all I can do to keep...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-15-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By adamom
I guess I forgot that pumping was part of my...

I guess I forgot that pumping was part of my recovery strategy the first time. I'll try that. I'd been using my sister's pump but had to return it because she had another baby (which is probably why...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-15-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By adamom
I have a cut in the nipple on my right breast...

I have a cut in the nipple on my right breast that won't heal, and nursing on that side has become complete agony. This happened when my daughter was much younger (maybe 4 months; she's 14 months...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-03-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By adamom
My DD is 13 months, too, and we've had a very...

My DD is 13 months, too, and we've had a very similar experience. At 8 months I tried moving her into her crib, fearing she would fall out of our bed during a nap, and hoping she would start...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-28-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By adamom
My 13-month DD sleeps with me and consistently...

My 13-month DD sleeps with me and consistently wakes every 2-3 hours (been doing this since 4 months). She generally goes down without much trouble, but she never stays asleep. For the first two...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-24-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By adamom
My whole family thinks I'm nuts for doing this,...

My whole family thinks I'm nuts for doing this, but now that I've started carrying the impossible to camouflage bblp around, they're very excited to see if I catch anything. I don't know if it's...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-24-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By adamom
Hmmm...I guess in that case I've already been...

Hmmm...I guess in that case I've already been using the diapers as training pants. I started DD in cloth at birth, and we only had a few minor episodes of diaper rash. But at 4 months she got an...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-23-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By adamom
Well, after months of DD using the entire house...

Well, after months of DD using the entire house as her potty, we finally seem to be making progress (we're latecomers to EC, starting at 11 months). In the past few days we've caught more poops that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By adamom
Is it "normal" to be able to identify your...

Is it "normal" to be able to identify your baby's last meal in his/her poop? With the notable exception of a definite egg allergy and a possible milk protein allergy, DD is a perfectly healthy...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-08-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By adamom
I'm sort of in the same boat, so I don't have...

I'm sort of in the same boat, so I don't have any advice, just my experience. I started ECing my 8 month old and she surprised me by peeing on the potty if I if I offered when she had to go. But it...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-16-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By adamom
I first attempted ECing with my daughter when...

I first attempted ECing with my daughter when she was around 8 months. She willingly sat on the potty and responded to my cues if she had to go. As an "out of the sling" older baby, however, I...
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