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Forum: Potty Learning   05-25-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
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Maybe next time let *him* flush it? Our 26-m.o....

Maybe next time let *him* flush it? Our 26-m.o. loves to flush the toilet, has loved doing it since he was 10 months old. Pantsless totally works, but our experience is not to expect to be...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-24-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By milk monster
Alice May, congrats! It's a process ... took a...

Alice May, congrats! It's a process ... took a page from your playbook and started accepting his "no" even if I thought he really needed to go. A few accidents later, our almost-22-month-old has...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By milk monster
Yeah, our doula was the one who urged us to try...

Yeah, our doula was the one who urged us to try EC and supported us along the way. But she warned us that it wasn't necessarily any faster than potty training--just more communicative, more...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-16-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By milk monster
Our LO didn't like the bblp. Never used it. We...

Our LO didn't like the bblp. Never used it. We started EC at 3 months and usually used the bb throne. Once he could walk (about 9 months), though, he developed a preference for potties he could...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By milk monster
I grew up in Toronto (back in the era when...

I grew up in Toronto (back in the era when winter was cold). It was pretty common for toddlers to freak out about snowsuits; your daughter sounds sensitive, and I can completely understand that it's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-04-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
A great cookbook we find really practical is...

A great cookbook we find really practical is Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food. Hope that helps!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By milk monster
Haven't started DS at school yet, but the short...

Haven't started DS at school yet, but the short am sweet advice sounds very wise to me. Remember, a few tears at separation are normal, and show that your DK is securely attached and sad to see you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
Also, it's not too early (or too cold) for your...

Also, it's not too early (or too cold) for your big boy to start playing outside (with you or his dad, of course). If you're in a warmish place, take him out riding a toddler scooter, or splashing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,491
Posted By milk monster
We had a wooden likeabike--super-expensive, and...

We had a wooden likeabike--super-expensive, and too heavy, I don't recommend it--but just got 20-m.o. a Trikke for Christmas. Same price as other options being discussed on this thread. He loves it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By milk monster
Haha, Skycheat, our kids must be twins! DS has...

Haha, Skycheat, our kids must be twins! DS has always liked interesting and spicy flavors, and there's nothing cuter than a cave-baby mawing down [hmm, is that a word?] a drumstick! I'm guessing you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By milk monster
Great ideas, Choose! Our toddler is a good and...

Great ideas, Choose! Our toddler is a good and adventurous eater, but I still might try some of your ideas. I love Cheerio Day, and I bet he'd like almond butter spread on an apple.

I would also...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By milk monster
Yep. If you want her poop softer, try fresh...

Yep. If you want her poop softer, try fresh pineapple, melon, mango. Those are nice poop softeners. And, of course, prunes. They get a bad rap, but they're super-sweet our son loves them. They seem...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By milk monster
I totally agree with sassyfirechick. We all feel...

I totally agree with sassyfirechick. We all feel great when our toddlers hit all their milestones early, and hope it predicts great success in life. But I was a "gifted" kid, got to study in gifted...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By milk monster
It seem clear that Dakotacakes accepts her...

It seem clear that Dakotacakes accepts her husband taking their child to watch contact sports, so her definition of violence is not as capacious as serenbat's. She might decide to prohibit all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
Ps for comparison, at 15 months, my DS was 34"...

Ps for comparison, at 15 months, my DS was 34" tall (99th perc) and 28 lbs 11 oz. (90th perc). He eats the way that second pedi suggests: 3 meals, 2 healthy snacks, hardly any juice, no junk except...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
It sounds like that second pedi gave you more...

It sounds like that second pedi gave you more judgment than help, Lovemy2boys. Fat-shaming without actual help to examine your diet and identify places you could make healthier choices--how does...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
Ah, our replies crossed. Yeah, fruit cups and...

Ah, our replies crossed. Yeah, fruit cups and prepared foods are pretty fattening. Fresh fruit like apples, oranges, pineapple, whatever's fresh at the store or farmers market, is much more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
Oh, sorry for all the breastfeeding stuff that...

Oh, sorry for all the breastfeeding stuff that turned out to be irrelevant to you! If you & hubby struggle with your own weight, and you feel your kids are eating some foods you think are "junk",...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By milk monster
Yeah, our 20-m.o. is the opposite--has had pee...

Yeah, our 20-m.o. is the opposite--has had pee more or less down for months, but poops everywhere but the potty. Either way, I haven't had much of a choice between "offering the potty often" and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By milk monster
If he likes to eat from your plate, maybe you...

If he likes to eat from your plate, maybe you could let him, and he'll eat more? Since you're concerned about his weight, helping him eat more might be more important than helping him learn to eat...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By milk monster
Yeah ... I don't have answers for this as our...

Yeah ... I don't have answers for this as our 20-m.o. DS also soaks a diaper at night, but is generally fine in undies all day, including for naps. So it *is* possible to be diapered at night and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By milk monster
I totally have experience with this, and yor...

I totally have experience with this, and yor doctor's advice sounds right to me. DS has been a big bruiser since birth, was 16 lbs at 2 months old, always at 99th percentile of height and, until...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By milk monster
I am totally with you on that, dejagerw. I do...

I am totally with you on that, dejagerw. I do sometimes do exactly that, bc it's good for my son to see that grabbing toys from other kids is not ok, and standing up to grabby kids is a perfectly...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-16-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By milk monster
I also 100% agree with kgdg. Things are getting...

I also 100% agree with kgdg. Things are getting better, but there's still a hierarchy in this country, and in many others, in which which the fairest of whiteness is considered the most attractive...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By milk monster
I love the idea of finding out whether your old...

I love the idea of finding out whether your old church is interested in setting up a nursery program (or letting you organize one, and funding it). Such a long service, with no kids' option, must be...
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