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Forum: Parenting   02-12-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,233
Posted By seagull
I have to admit that I do limit and reject some...

I have to admit that I do limit and reject some of the choices from my 5 and 3 year old.  We go to several libraries, but one of them has an entire display of pop lit for toy brands.  I can't tell...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-03-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By seagull
My 3 year old will have an evaluation in a few...

My 3 year old will have an evaluation in a few weeks.  I don't see speech as something that a parent can teach to a child, so I don't think you should see it as a failure on your part.  People...
Forum: Learning at School   11-16-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,155
Posted By seagull
Glad you worked it out.  I was going to write...

Glad you worked it out.  I was going to write that raisins are the equivalent of candy on your teeth, but I see that was already covered.
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,840
Posted By seagull
The only "rule" is that food stays in the...

The only "rule" is that food stays in the kitchen or dining room. Water and special events like tree decorating snacks or holiday candy are exceptions.
The days tend to follow the same pattern,...
Forum: January 2011   10-25-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By seagull
What I hope she meant, is that it is always good...

What I hope she meant, is that it is always good to have backup plans. I thought my parents would come watch my oldest child. It happened that my dad had a heart attack the day I went into labor. It...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-21-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,440
Posted By seagull
Mail it back. Pack it very carefully and insure...

Mail it back. Pack it very carefully and insure it.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-14-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 782
Posted By seagull
My mother is left handed and was glad that her...

My mother is left handed and was glad that her kids and grandkids are not. She has a huge list of reasons, most of which I don't remember. I think the latest that she told me about was she read...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
  Poll: Party time poll
Views: 468
Posted By seagull
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonR...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AllisonR http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15917402)
Sorry, too many variables to vote. Age of...
Forum: Diapering   09-22-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By seagull
I had 18 KL0s and 12 infant prefolds that worked...

I had 18 KL0s and 12 infant prefolds that worked well. I would have liked more fitteds but it wasn't necessary.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-16-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,611
Posted By seagull
We love Halloween here, and the kids have been...

We love Halloween here, and the kids have been trick or treating every year of their life. At first, it is more of say 'hi' to the neighbors instead of about candy. We enjoy our neighborhood and...
Forum: Family Safety   09-16-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,403
Posted By seagull
Have you looked at a Sunshine Kids Radian? It is...

Have you looked at a Sunshine Kids Radian? It is a convertible that I think will fit newborns, but you should check that. Is your 3 year old rf? If so you could probably fit 2 radians rearfacing...
Forum: Pets   09-12-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,513
Posted By seagull
What is the recommendation from your city's...

What is the recommendation from your city's health district? It really depends on the prevalence of rabies in your area. Is it an indoor dog? Has it ever had a rabies vaccine?
I underwent the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-10-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By seagull
We just finished The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

We just finished The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-02-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,536
Posted By seagull
The studio that my dd attended last year and...

The studio that my dd attended last year and loved is only offering Ballet/Tap classes for the one afternoon that she will attend a preschool. I called the studio to express our disappointment that...
Forum: Parenting   09-02-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,484
Posted By seagull
Books, washable markers and a coloring book,...

Books, washable markers and a coloring book, matchbox cars
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-31-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By seagull
My son born at 40w5d had a harder time holding...

My son born at 40w5d had a harder time holding body temp and nursing than my daughter born at 37.
Forum: Diapering   08-31-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By seagull
At one point I had 2 kids in cloth diapers, but...

At one point I had 2 kids in cloth diapers, but it didn't affect the water bill. We use a bit more water than we did in the past but it is still within the same billing bracket. I have noticed that...
Forum: Diapering   08-13-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By seagull
My 4 year old wears snap-ez youth size trainer...

My 4 year old wears snap-ez youth size trainer pockets. I just stuff with a prefold and he thinks it is "nighttime underwear".
Forum: Family Safety   08-05-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,035
Posted By seagull
Not officially a law but the Amer. Acad....

Not officially a law but the Amer. Acad. Pediatrics now says to rear face until the seat is outgrown by height or weight or at least age 2. Not that I agree with their position on other topics, but...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By seagull
My son used 2 daycares in one year. Fun times....

My son used 2 daycares in one year. Fun times. Anyways, the first center had no problems with cds. I had to bring in a foot pedal pail for them and they just put that next to the diaper genie used...
Forum: November 2010   08-03-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By seagull
I would keep a couple. You might want them to...

I would keep a couple. You might want them to layer underneath a sweater or pj's etc.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-03-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,358
Posted By seagull
I am with you that there is no difference...

I am with you that there is no difference between Raisin Bran and Coco Puffs, but there are better choices for packaged cereal. We only use plain cheerios. If your dd is eating bowls of the sugar...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By seagull
I agree that the money vs favor aspect can be...

I agree that the money vs favor aspect can be awkward. On the rare times, that I needed a caregiver for a few hours, I do offer to return the favor. In cases where I know that isn't really an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By seagull
I have been through that with 2 kids now. I...

I have been through that with 2 kids now. I always take the bathroom request seriously. They can try to use the bathroom, but we don't go into the living room. I don't make a big deal of it either...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-22-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By seagull
My first child was born early Wed, I went home...

My first child was born early Wed, I went home Sat. morning. With my second csec, my caregiver to watch my son wasn't able to come. Things were a bit chaotic for other reasons too. Anyways, my child...
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