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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-16-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By bri276
It is one reason.  Otherwise, the same...

It is one reason.  Otherwise, the same fatalities would be seen in all babies after age 2 months whether they were vaccinated or not, and that's not the case.
 
There are more reported cases of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-16-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By bri276
The airports and airplanes would also be...

The airports and airplanes would also be concerns for exposure to pertussis.  And pertussis is endemic in France, as it is worldwide. 
 
The highest fatality risk is in infants less than 2 months...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-16-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By bri276
Personally, I wouldn't delay DTaP for any...

Personally, I wouldn't delay DTaP for any reason, and we're pretty darn selective/delayed.  So yes, I'd definitely wait until about 2 wks after at least the first DTaP, which I would get on schedule.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By bri276
The cough concerns me more than the fever...

The cough concerns me more than the fever itself.  I would want someone to listen to his lungs at this point and make sure it's nothing serious since he seems to be pretty sick. 
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-16-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By bri276
I'm trying to figure out if this mattress is...

I'm trying to figure out if this mattress is safe or at least less toxic than most conventional mattresses.  It's a wool wrapped futon, which the seller says is the only type of flame retardant...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-13-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,268
Posted By bri276
It's hard to believe but this former boob addict...

It's hard to believe but this former boob addict is finally weaned!  For about two weeks now.  There have only been a few moments of real sadness from her, which was difficult but I held her and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 381
Posted By bri276
Your mom said she's sorry this happened.  What...

Your mom said she's sorry this happened.  What more do you want from her?  It was a simple mistake...on YOUR part, for not having the money (very easy to look and see whether a check has been...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-12-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By bri276
What is he eating?  Maybe it's a growth spurt. ...

What is he eating?  Maybe it's a growth spurt.  I would try to get filling food into him, i.e. fat and protein rather than carbs.  Can he have avocado, coconut milk/oil made into smoothies, pumpkin...
Forum: Women's Health   07-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,110
Posted By bri276
Sorry if you don't have time to read back,...

Sorry if you don't have time to read back, Kathy. What I said is pretty obvious, in context.
Forum: Caribbean   07-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By bri276
We honeymooned there too and it is by far the...

We honeymooned there too and it is by far the best of the islands that I have been to. I used to daydream about living there but it's just a dream, I know the reality is much different. Hope to...
Forum: Women's Health   07-11-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,110
Posted By bri276
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by WildKingdom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-11-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,826
Posted By bri276
20,000 cases per year nationwide. Of course,...

20,000 cases per year nationwide. Of course, there are likely many more asymptomatic.

It is one of the vaccines that we do not do for our kids at this time. This is a pretty comprehensive article...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By bri276
Don't worry so much about living up to the ideal...

Don't worry so much about living up to the ideal of a label.  You're not in a cult, after all!  AP is just one group of ideas about a way to parent, and not a guarantee to being a perfect mother or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 119
Posted By bri276
I had the most fun in my late teens, right after...

I had the most fun in my late teens, right after graduating HS (I didn't go to college at that time).  I had a fun, easy job, I lived with friends, slept a lot, ate out all the time, had a new car,...
Forum: Babywearing   07-09-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By bri276
Yeah, I used to think that too, but then I read...

Yeah, I used to think that too, but then I read a few first hand stories of mothers whose babies died while baby wearing and it changed my mind. 
 
There are often some pretty easy solutions if...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By bri276
I get extremely anxious during pregnancy and...

I get extremely anxious during pregnancy and convinced myself that I would have miscarriages, preemies, stillbirths, etc. then SIDS, etc. after the baby is born! I have atually had several...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-08-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,903
Posted By bri276
You still have to have a health exam to submit...

You still have to have a health exam to submit the school health form to register, which contains much more than just vaccine records (see below). And if there is an outbreak if a disease for which...
Forum: Babywearing   07-07-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By bri276
4 months is still danger zone for SIDS. I would...

4 months is still danger zone for SIDS. I would not be comfortable with a baby that age having their face against anything while asleep. I never did master the ergo at that age- we were still on mei...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-07-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,235
Posted By bri276
The first six weeks were excruciating for me,...

The first six weeks were excruciating for me, too, and all the lcs, ibclcs, and LLL made me feel worse. I know a lot more than a typical layperson about breastfeeding and tried to do everything...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-07-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By bri276
I was so sure I wanted an only child I gave away...

I was so sure I wanted an only child I gave away all the baby stuff and clothes. Then I changed my mind, it must have been when she was around 18 months old because that's when I have boxes of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-07-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,284
Posted By bri276
As the parent of a disabled 7 yr old over 50 lbs...

As the parent of a disabled 7 yr old over 50 lbs who sometimes rides in a double stroller with her 25 lb 2 yr old sister, if you have a halfway decent stroller, you really don't feel the additional...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-07-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,274
Posted By bri276
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356070/what-age-for-bikini/100#post_17037188)

I would rather pull down a...
Forum: Women's Health   07-07-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,110
Posted By bri276
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by katelove http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355997/does-mothering-endorse-hiv-aids-denialism/40#post_17036857)

I do...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,903
Posted By bri276
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by prosciencemum http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348014/california-bill-ab-2109-urgent/100#post_17036099)


That...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,716
Posted By bri276
If I has my second first, I would think I was...

If I has my second first, I would think I was not cut out for parenting. My first was an extremely easy, portable baby who slept whenever and wherever and never ever cried. She's now a very stubborn...
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