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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-08-2008, 11:24 AM
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Posted By balrog
Quote: Originally Posted by cthulhugrrl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cthulhugrrl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11376072)
Hey there! I'm in Houston, too. How old...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-01-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By balrog
Hi. I've been around since 2003, posted here and...

Hi. I've been around since 2003, posted here and there, mostly in 2004 and 2005, lurked until 2007, and then I didn't log in for a bit over a year.

I can't promise to post a lot, given my...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-01-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By balrog
Second the MFAH recommendation. It's free to...

Second the MFAH recommendation. It's free to nonmembers on Thursdays and Sundays, and you can leave your drivers' license at the desk and do a "postcard tour" which, for the kids, is a treasure hunt...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-15-2004, 09:56 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 12,051
Posted By balrog
I am new posting to this thread. I've been...

I am new posting to this thread. I've been reading thru the old posts (here & in the original thread) for weeks! I'm not all the way up to the end yet, either, but tonight I wanted to post.

I am...
Forum: Women's Health   10-01-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 56,434
Posted By balrog
Yes, it seems clear (based on good studies...

Yes, it seems clear (based on good studies (double-blind placebo-controlled)) that probiotics go thru in the breastmilk. In (at least) one such study, young infants (under 6 mos) got benefits from...
Forum: Women's Health   09-23-2004, 09:13 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 56,434
Posted By balrog
Thanks for all the helpful info, especially...

Thanks for all the helpful info, especially responses to my query.

We have already tried a few thousang thing to reduce the eczema, including eliminating dietary allergens and increasing B vits...
Forum: Women's Health   09-21-2004, 10:01 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 56,434
Posted By balrog
Do the probiotics survive freezing? My kids love...

Do the probiotics survive freezing? My kids love "popsicles" -- yogurt that I freeze in pop-forms.

Do all the probiotics survive in yogurt, or only the lactobacillicus (sp?) ones? If I culture...
Forum: Women's Health   09-16-2004, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By balrog
Thanks. Reassuring to think that I am not...

Thanks. Reassuring to think that I am not poisoning the baby! (grin)

The second link amnesiac posted has raised another question:

My DS is still primarily breastfed. The probiotic I can find...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2004, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By balrog
Maybe you are already doing this... Have...

Maybe you are already doing this...

Have you tried, when he wakes at night and wants to play, putting him in a playpen or crib, in a dim or dark room, with toys to play with, while you lie down...
Forum: Women's Health   09-15-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By balrog
Newbie to probiotics jumping in... How do...

Newbie to probiotics jumping in...

How do you determine how much to give a baby? DS is 21 mos, weighs about 23 lbs. The only thing I could get was capsules, says take 2 for adults. I gave him...
Forum: Women's Health   09-07-2004, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By balrog
I just jumped to this thread from...

I just jumped to this thread from Vaccinations/Eczema -- and I have bookmarked all the web sites you ladies recommend for tonight's reading.

My DS (21 months) has had eczema since birth --...
Forum: Personal Experiences   09-04-2004, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,148
Posted By balrog
(Thanks for bumping this thread for me, Tracy.) ...

(Thanks for bumping this thread for me, Tracy.)

I never heard about heavy metals and eczema. I will go out and do a web search. I have some concern about my 21-month-old DS's exposure to lead...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-04-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By balrog
Thanks to those who have responded. It is very...

Thanks to those who have responded. It is very helpful.

To answer some of your questions:

We cannot get a religious exemption in NY. The state is strict about "sincere religious beliefs" and...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-03-2004, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By balrog
Background: DS (almost 2) has bad eczema...

Background:

DS (almost 2) has bad eczema since birth. We have tried it all and wound up using Elidel to control it, which makes us cringe when we think about it, but it's better than the child...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-03-2004, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By balrog
Hi, I am coming out of lurkdon to ask afew...

Hi, I am coming out of lurkdon to ask afew questions. I can't find this info in web searches or MDC searches. If anyone can point me in the right direction for info (supporting or denying evidence,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-03-2004, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By balrog
(Hi, I am a long-time lurker.) My DS is 21...

(Hi, I am a long-time lurker.)

My DS is 21 mos and has never slept more than 3 or 4 hours at a stretch, and recently he's back to waking every 2 hours or less. He nurses back to sleep readily,...
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