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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By crosscat
HA! I noticed this thread and thought, oh I...

HA! I noticed this thread and thought, oh I should tell E. to look here.

Anyway... we had a horrible heat wave this summer that kept us indoors for about six weeks, here's some of the things we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By crosscat
Does she wear panties or waterproof trainers at...

Does she wear panties or waterproof trainers at day care?

My EC'ed daughter is a few months older, and attends the infant/toddler section of a preschool. I send her there in waterproof trainers...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-29-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By crosscat
^ Thanks so much for responding! I really...

^ Thanks so much for responding! I really appreciate hearing from someone with a BTDT perspective. I'd be grateful if you'd share the email you mentioned in your post. Feel free to PM me, or post...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-28-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By crosscat
My daughter is 21 months old, and we've EC'ed...

My daughter is 21 months old, and we've EC'ed her using cloth diapers as a backup until she was about 18 months when we switched to cloth panties at home, and pullups during outings (she never has...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By crosscat
Hi mamas! So ECing is going really well and...

Hi mamas!

So ECing is going really well and we love it. I'm so glad we decided to do this.

I have a question, though, I noticed this week that DD (11 months old) now usually grabs her crotch...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-24-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By crosscat
Cute cute pics HRSmom! I didn't know that...

Cute cute pics HRSmom!

I didn't know that about the UV coating, though DD's glasses do have it. Glad to know for future reference!

Target does have some hats with chin straps right now, though...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By crosscat
Well... Gram bought DD some shades, so here are...

Well... Gram bought DD some shades, so here are a few thoughts...

Baby sunglasses and front carry babywearing = completely incompatible! Tried it once and the glasses wound up on the side of her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By crosscat
Another thought... I doubt that ADHD or short...

Another thought... I doubt that ADHD or short attn spans can be attributed to any one thing. Short naps could be a factor for some children, but exposure to too much television, not enough...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By crosscat
Times vary a bit, depending on when she wakes...

Times vary a bit, depending on when she wakes up, but here's a typical day for my 6 month old and me:

6:30 Wake
7:00 Breakfast (we do BLW, so I just give her a banana or something to play with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By crosscat
Hi - we were in the Oct DDC together. Sleep is...

Hi - we were in the Oct DDC together. Sleep is such an enigma, but I feel it's very important for babies (as well as adults) in general. I don't know about that particular study, but I have heard...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By crosscat
Quote: Originally Posted by gagin37...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gagin37 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13627387)
i really like this...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,682
Posted By crosscat
I go by my middle name, too. I would just call...

I go by my middle name, too. I would just call her Anna and leave her name as it is.

I'll not give you flack for not going with Calla (see my sig), even though it's tempting!...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-31-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By crosscat
So Calla and I (and her daddy) have recently...

So Calla and I (and her daddy) have recently resumed our EC efforts, which we abandoned in her early infancy due to me being overwhelmed with breastfeeding, then spending so much time helping her to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-30-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,143
Posted By crosscat
I used to hold my Calla for all her naps (wore...

I used to hold my Calla for all her naps (wore her in a wrap really), but I gently helped her learn to sleep in her crib. Still, I insist on holding her for one nap each day, she snuggles with me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By crosscat
It took me three weeks to notice the difference!...

It took me three weeks to notice the difference! Good luck!
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By crosscat
Quote: Originally Posted by PassionateWriter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PassionateWriter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13411498)
cat. ill bump my recommended list on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By crosscat
I really like this thread because it's something...

I really like this thread because it's something I have been wondering about since my first is only five months right now. I have a lot to learn about gentle discipline as she grows older.

My...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By crosscat
Quote: Originally Posted by Megamus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Megamus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13406394)
OK, here's my take on it:

I didn't want to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By crosscat
Quote: Originally Posted by jeliphish...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeliphish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13403131)
I think it's really important to encourage...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By crosscat
Quote: Originally Posted by treehugger75...

Quote:
Originally Posted by treehugger75 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13287345)
I personally think it's a decision that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 741
Posted By crosscat
Thanks for starting the new thread! Time is...

Thanks for starting the new thread! Time is really flying by!

Calla loves to laugh and giggle. She is pretty darn big, at her last WBV she was over 19 lbs and 27.5 inches (we have to get new car...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,245
Posted By crosscat
We co-bathe since DD was a few weeks old. We all...

We co-bathe since DD was a few weeks old. We all love it!

DH, if home, hands her to me once I'm ready. He hangs out and plays or helps, if needed. We used to have her sort of lying back on my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-19-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 7,550
Posted By crosscat
I hope to post more later, but wanted to chime...

I hope to post more later, but wanted to chime in regarding nursing. I avoid giving Calla a bottle if I can because she gets so frustrated when nursing after having been fed from a bottle earlier in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 7,550
Posted By crosscat
Quote: Originally Posted by sunshinemum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunshinemum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13208774)
has anyone heard how Maryanne's Thierry...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 586
Posted By crosscat
Morning Sickness Swollen Feet That's...

Morning Sickness
Swollen Feet

That's pretty much it.
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