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Forum: Diapering   12-20-2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By reesa
has anybody ever seen moltex in the States? They...

has anybody ever seen moltex in the States? They would be the disposables I use here and while they do contain a tiny amount of gel, they are compostable. I tried Tushies once before and wasn't too...
Forum: Diapering   12-20-2004, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By reesa
which are the most environmentally friendly ones...

which are the most environmentally friendly ones to use? I use cloth diapers here in Northern Ireland but am travelling to NY in January to visit my family. I have taken my cloth with me in the past...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-07-2004, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By reesa
I'm in Northern Ireland and can tell you that,...

I'm in Northern Ireland and can tell you that, here at least, it's definately political and one of the more 'Republican' names. Having said that, a lot of names here flag your background, but this...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2004, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By reesa
Dublin is a great city. But it's expensive and...

Dublin is a great city. But it's expensive and if you have no money it's not going to be much fun. I would contact the Irish Tourist Board and see what they can do for you, their website is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By reesa
Lauren, You're going to be in a really...

Lauren,

You're going to be in a really pretty part of Ireland so you're not going to have to go far. Westport itself is touristy but you're not that far from Galway, Connemara and some really...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-05-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By reesa
I've met quite a few people who do practice what...

I've met quite a few people who do practice what could roughly be termed AP but I live in an urban area and most of the people would fall into the well-educated, not originally from here...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-05-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By reesa
Feel free to ask away! I can't answer for the...

Feel free to ask away! I can't answer for the Republic of Ireland concerning vaccination laws, but in the UK vaccination is not manditory although encouraged. There are no requiements for schools...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2003, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By reesa
We have a tough traveler baby carrier that I...

We have a tough traveler baby carrier that I picked up off of ebay and we love it - really comfortable to wear even at 22 months and dd loves it. I couldn't recommend it more.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2003, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By reesa
DH is a veg, I eat chicken occassionally. We are...

DH is a veg, I eat chicken occassionally. We are raising dd as a veggie for a couple of reasons. I figure it's up to her to decide if she wants to eat meat once she knows where it comes from. Way...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-05-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By reesa
Does anybody have a good recipe for liquid hand...

Does anybody have a good recipe for liquid hand soap? Store-bought ones drive my skin nuts!
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-05-2003, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By reesa
Another good book - Better Basics for the Home...

Another good book - Better Basics for the Home by annie berthold-bond. Everything I've made in it so far has worked really well.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By reesa
As long as she's getting a balanced diet, it...

As long as she's getting a balanced diet, it won't make an ounce of difference whether or not she's fed meat. Make sure she gets plenty of iron, protein and fats and she'll be fine. Dd is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-18-2003, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By reesa
DD (20 mo) has a rapidly expanding vocabulary...

DD (20 mo) has a rapidly expanding vocabulary and says a lot of words for her age including 'daddy'. She doesn't call me anything. Dh reckons it's cause I'm still the center or her universe and she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2003, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By reesa
Here's what dd likes for snacks: Frozen...

Here's what dd likes for snacks:

Frozen peas

Strawberries

Apples

Breadsticks and dips. Find the Grisini breadsticks, they are thin and easy to chew. Dd like guacamole, cream cheese,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2003, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By reesa
I usually let her climb - it's good...

I usually let her climb - it's good developmentally anyway. But I do set limits, for instance she can climb on the kitchen table but knows it's off-limits when people are eating. It there's an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2003, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,886
Posted By reesa
It's still a bit tender at times and dd is 20...

It's still a bit tender at times and dd is 20 months. Despite the midwife doing everything in her power to avoid one (I was told by countless m/w in the hospital that she only does a few a year...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2003, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By reesa
I don't make a big deal about it. If she refuses...

I don't make a big deal about it. If she refuses to eat it gets cleared up after a little bit and not mentioned again. I offer her a sandwich, some yoghurt, fruit etc a while later. I would also try...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2003, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By reesa
Tee hee...sounds familiar.... Dd is into...

Tee hee...sounds familiar....

Dd is into everything. She's a really good climber and I've given up grocery shopping with her since she's out of the cart before we hit the front door. We do it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2003, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By reesa
Sorry, but I couldn't disagree more. I think all...

Sorry, but I couldn't disagree more. I think all children cry for a reason, and try to respond to their needs, not leave them alone to deal with it. Dd is 20 months, which is still very young. She...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2003, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By reesa
Maia is 20 months and lets us know she's ready...

Maia is 20 months and lets us know she's ready for bed by saying 'night' and heading for the stairs. Until very recently, she fell asleep while nursing but now she rolls over and falls asleep on her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2003, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By reesa
Robeez are great, I would recommend them to...

Robeez are great, I would recommend them to anybody. Hard soled shoes are not a good idea as the child can't grip the ground with their toes. Better to go barefoot or get shoes that only serve to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2003, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By reesa
We've done lots of flights with dd including...

We've done lots of flights with dd including quite a few transatlantic ones starting from 12 weeks. Leave as much as possible at home, we usually travel with dd in the backpack as she's not keen on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,556
Posted By reesa
At the minute Maia (19 mo) is going to bed...

At the minute Maia (19 mo) is going to bed between 10 and 11 and waking up somewhere between 9 and 10. She's always been a nightowl, the only times I've ever had her in bed early have been due to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-22-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By reesa
we've always had a night owl, right now her...

we've always had a night owl, right now her bedtime is sometime between 10 and 11, the only time we've ever had a bedtime before 9 has been when she's jet-lagged. Honestly, I'd follow her cues,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-19-2003, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By reesa
Have you tried letting him choose what he wants...

Have you tried letting him choose what he wants from the refrigerator or a shelf in a cabinet? Maybe if he had some snacks that he could go and choose from when he gets hungry he would be a bit more...
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