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Forum: Babywearing   04-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By farmer
Just wanted to pop in and say that I have a...

Just wanted to pop in and say that I have a similar body type, and I hated the Ergo. I couldn't front carry with it...the waist band was way too low, plus it would push my pants down. At that age...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-06-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By farmer
My ex started complained (after seven years) that...

My ex started complained (after seven years) that the support he was paying "wasn't fair", and to talk to our mediator about getting it changed. Well, this was a year after he lowered it, on his own...
Forum: Diapering   04-05-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By farmer
Snaps, please! I hate velcro. Also, I do love...

Snaps, please! I hate velcro. Also, I do love the Charlie Banana brand, but they really aren't budget, I don't think. I agree with the PP--try prefolds and covers--my absolute favorite covers were...
Forum: Diapering   04-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By farmer
I just got a bunch of little baby facecloths and...

I just got a bunch of little baby facecloths and wet them when I was ready to use them. We ECed, so didn't need quite as many as full-time diapering. I did have disposable wipes for travelling just...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 781
Posted By farmer
OK, just wanted to jump in quick... Yes,...

OK, just wanted to jump in quick...

Yes, ring sling for nursing. I'm large-breasted and short-waisted, and could never nurse in a SSC--only the sling. (I have two Maya Wraps)

I used a Moby...
Forum: Babywearing   04-04-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By farmer
Unless you have a pretty small 2 year old, I...

Unless you have a pretty small 2 year old, I wouldn't even bother with the Ergo--it is so short-bodied that it gets outgrown pretty quickly. My son was doing backbends out of it by 6 months old.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By farmer
Do you have a fenced-in area out back? It sounds...

Do you have a fenced-in area out back? It sounds like you're renting. I had a friend who was in your situation who asked the landlord if she could put up a cheap welded-wire fence with metal posts...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-01-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By farmer
I have five kids. My youngest is almost two, and...

I have five kids. My youngest is almost two, and he's still nursing pretty frequently--the only rule I have about it is no nursing at work (he comes with me)--I clean part-time, and he would ask...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By farmer
Not much advice here, except to say that I...

Not much advice here, except to say that I *hated* going to church growing up--my parents forced me to go every week, plus all those extra holy days, and it drove a huge wedge between my mother and I...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 781
Posted By farmer
I'm not on facebook either, but thebabywearer.com...

I'm not on facebook either, but thebabywearer.com is awesome!

Personally, I hated the Ergo infant insert, and honestly, the Ergo was really only useful for us for a few months. My son is a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-25-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By farmer
I've nursed all of my kids until they weaned on...

I've nursed all of my kids until they weaned on their own (around 4yo). Well, except my last, who's almost two--he's still nursing.

I've always multi-tasked, and I find that nursing makes life...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 314
Posted By farmer
Hi! Just wanted to pop in and say that I had my...

Hi! Just wanted to pop in and say that I had my last baby at 43, after a large gap from having my first four kids. We did do any tests at all, other than a 20 week ultrasound, which I would have...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By farmer
Could you put a twin bed somewhere in your room? ...

Could you put a twin bed somewhere in your room? Or tucked in a large closet/in the living room/nook/alcove/hallway? Or, a trundle bed? When my oldest (at 3ish) was weaned, she moved to a twin bed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By farmer
I did signing with my last two kids. It is a...

I did signing with my last two kids. It is a great way to communicate with them before they can talk! First, that's awesome that you've only been signing for that long, and he's made that...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By farmer
For me... My oldest got the DTP at the usual...

For me...

My oldest got the DTP at the usual 2, 4, 6 months, and had this HUGE lump on her leg, which took almost the whole two months to go down, then she'd get another shot and back it would...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-20-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By farmer
Just wanted to pop in and say that I had my fifth...

Just wanted to pop in and say that I had my fifth baby at 43 years old...I had 4 kids from a previous marriage that were 20, 17, 14 and 12 at the time. My partner had always wanted kids but never...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-18-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By farmer
I've not heard a thing about any measles cases at...

I've not heard a thing about any measles cases at all in this area. And our school is really good about letting us know about any health (or other) issues that come up.

I have one kid in high...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-18-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By farmer
We live in an interesting area, actually. There...

We live in an interesting area, actually. There is a huge Anthroposophic movement here, and not only do we have a Waldorf k-8 school, we have a Waldorf high school as well. It is a boarding school,...
Forum: Babywearing   03-18-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By farmer
{giggles} I had to choose to translate the page...

{giggles} I had to choose to translate the page into English, and I'm not sure how effective that was. It made the grammar quite silly. I've never seen this site before. If you're in the U.S.,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-12-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By farmer
I just wanted to echo the above sentiments. ...

I just wanted to echo the above sentiments. Parenting a tiny baby is HARD, and I found that co-sleeping with all my babies/toddlers was still the easiest way to go about nighttime parenting.

I...
Forum: Babywearing   03-06-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By farmer
I know there are supposed to be some good ones on...

I know there are supposed to be some good ones on Facebook, but I got rid of my account, so never checked them out. I like www.thebabywearer.com forums--pretty active and lots of helpful mamas! :)
Forum: Babywearing   03-06-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By farmer
I have used both a ring sling and a BabyHawk mei...

I have used both a ring sling and a BabyHawk mei tei for back carries. I actually bought the BH specifically for back carries. I houseclean and bring my son to work with me. The first few months I...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By farmer
I know people say this over and over again, but...

I know people say this over and over again, but I'm going to repeat it. If you have a contentious relationship, DON'T try to use a mediator. I made this mistake. It was my decision to separate,...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By farmer
I would absolutely NOT give him the number,...

I would absolutely NOT give him the number, especially since he hasn't paid any child support at all. I would highly recommend finding a lawyer who can draft a letter to him. I couldn't afford to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,395
Posted By farmer
Huh. My kids don't get regular "pocket money"...

Huh. My kids don't get regular "pocket money" nor do they get an allowance. Two are adults--one living at home while working/doing some school/EMT volunteering, one a freshman at a state...
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