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Forum: Activism and News   10-14-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,925
Posted By LilaQ
Is anyone planning to attend an event tomorrow?...

Is anyone planning to attend an event tomorrow? I want to but I can only go if I take my 2 year old with me and I'm not sure I want to do that. I've participated in protests pre-baby so I know they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By LilaQ
Did your child seem immature compared to other...

Did your child seem immature compared to other kids their age? My son just turned 2 and he's been slow to develop his language skills but I haven't worried because he's steadily gaining new words...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By LilaQ
My son is clean. I bathe him every night and...

My son is clean. I bathe him every night and wipe him down well after playing outside and meals. It doesn't feel like any big effort--maybe my kid doesn't get that dirty??
 
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By LilaQ
I wondered about this same thing when my son was...

I wondered about this same thing when my son was about your twins' age. He ate 3 largish meals and never snacked except for milk between naps. I wondered if this was normal because you always hear...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-02-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By LilaQ
My son's naps got wonky at 15 months and I was...

My son's naps got wonky at 15 months and I was convinced he was transitioning to one nap but then he went back to 2 solid naps until a couple of weeks ago (at 19 months).  One nap happens more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-02-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By LilaQ
It's started at our house this week too! My son...

It's started at our house this week too! My son is just a few days older than yours, OP, and he's suddenly very opinionated and hot tempered. I mean red faced and shaking his fists at the most...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By LilaQ
Mommy212, do you mind posting your recipe for...

Mommy212, do you mind posting your recipe for frozen mini meatloafs? These sound great!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By LilaQ
This is not CIO. I happily rocked my son to...

This is not CIO. I happily rocked my son to sleep for every nap and bedtime and would still do it if he let me. But at around the same age, he simply refused to let me rock him anymore. I was at a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By LilaQ
We have a Burley and love it. My husband runs a...

We have a Burley and love it. My husband runs a bike shop and says the Burley has the same features as the Chariot but costs a lot less.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By LilaQ
My son is good for 4 poops a day. He's in the...

My son is good for 4 poops a day. He's in the 95th percentile for height and 75th for weight so I don't think weight is a factor. I asked my ped about it and he just laughed and said while it's not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 88,552
Posted By LilaQ
Do any of you use styling products on your...

Do any of you use styling products on your little boys? My son has straight thick hair (or it seems like it will be thick). I like his hair long and shaggy but I hate the way his bangs hang straight...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-15-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By LilaQ
Awesome, thanks for all the suggestions!   ...

Awesome, thanks for all the suggestions!
 
Maybe we'll rethink the camping idea. We're in SC where April is perfect for camping. :) I figured it would be colder but not unbearable. My hubby lived...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-15-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By LilaQ
I hope this is the right place to post this....

I hope this is the right place to post this. We're planning a 2 week road trip in mid-April through the NE states. We know we want to hit Baltimore, NYC, Boston and Philly for the big cities, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-15-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By LilaQ
My 16 mo still poos 4 times a day. (I'm not...

My 16 mo still poos 4 times a day. (I'm not exaggerating!) The consistency changes from solid to very soft as the day progresses. I asked my ped about it and he assured me that while it's not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By LilaQ
We got one for Christmas and it's great. My 15mo...

We got one for Christmas and it's great. My 15mo loves to hang with me in the kitchen while i cook. I had him sitting in his bumbo on the counter before and decided that was a recipe for disaster....
Forum: Diapering   01-02-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By LilaQ
Sorry I realized I didn't really answer your...

Sorry I realized I didn't really answer your question. What works best all depends on your situation. AIOs are most like disposables so they great for daycare and dads/grandparents who don't want to...
Forum: Diapering   01-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By LilaQ
We've used BG 3.0s AIOs since birth. I tried a...

We've used BG 3.0s AIOs since birth. I tried a couple of other types but the BGs always worked best for us and I like to keep things simple! The only reason I'm even reading the diapering forum is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By LilaQ
We just went through a similar rough patch (my...

We just went through a similar rough patch (my son is 15 months) and my only advice is to stay strong and know that this will pass.
 
Did you know there is a huge developmental leap between 50-55...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By LilaQ
We will put up our tree in the next week or so...

We will put up our tree in the next week or so and I'm nervous about what my 14 mo will do. I'm afraid he will find it irresistible and will mess with the ornaments constantly. Any tips for dealing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By LilaQ
I need to buy my son his first pair of real...

I need to buy my son his first pair of real shoes. (He's only worn Robeez so far.) I was surprised to find so many toddler shoes have laces! Is there any good reason to buy laces over velcro for a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-10-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,624
Posted By LilaQ
You've had a lot of great suggestions already...

You've had a lot of great suggestions already and your mom sounds so great just for ASKING how to help. I would only reemphasize that "holding the baby" is not that helpful. My inlaws live in our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By LilaQ
And I am THAT...

And I am THAT Momma.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif My 13 mo. son is a new walker and it's all he wants to do all.day.long. Most of the time this is fine but lately...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By LilaQ
Sorry, I forgot to add that the amount he was...

Sorry, I forgot to add that the amount he was eating dropped tremendously too which freaked me out since he eats tons most of the time. That passed with the stage too and now he's back to chowing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By LilaQ
My son just went through this exact same thing...

My son just went through this exact same thing and I found it maddening. He was pretty much done with purees and then all then all the sudden (almost exactly on his first birthday) he got pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-01-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By LilaQ
You've gotten some really great advice and...

You've gotten some really great advice and suggestions so they only thing I would add is that you can buy some good toddler friendly and healthy convenience foods at Whole Foods or Trader Joes, if...
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