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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-19-2016, 07:25 PM
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Posted By sageowl
I remember my son had a lot of issues with...

I remember my son had a lot of issues with staying asleep at this age too. I think it's just something about being four, and all of the development that goes with that... So I'm pretty sure it's...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-19-2016, 07:22 PM
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Views: 771
Posted By sageowl
Both my kids were like that for the first month...

Both my kids were like that for the first month or two--They both had reflux as babies. I think it's somewhere between two and three months I tried to transition them to sleeping next to me, instead...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By sageowl
Please don't beat yourself up. It sounds like...

Please don't beat yourself up. It sounds like you just really need some help and support. Sounds like you have postpartum depression at a minimum--some of your symptoms sound more severe though...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-18-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,511
Posted By sageowl
I personally think only service dogs should be...

I personally think only service dogs should be allowed--no pets.
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-17-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By sageowl
I had a baby go on a two week long nursing strike...

I had a baby go on a two week long nursing strike at around 15 months. He was sick and teething at the time.

It was two miserable weeks of pumping, and I nearly lost hope, but I was able to get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By sageowl
I used one with both kids. They make a nice...

I used one with both kids. They make a nice portable place to put babies down when they pass out. Best for mos 0-3. They outGrow them pretty fast
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By sageowl
Also, read this, it has good info. ...

Also, read this, it has good info. http://e2epublishing.info/blog/2014/5/9/protect-your-child-from-sexual-abuse
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-16-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By sageowl
Sounds like a gross motor stereotype. John...

Sounds like a gross motor stereotype. John Hopkins has good info on this. (Basically it may be a harmless stim.)
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By sageowl
I personally would be suspicious that something...

I personally would be suspicious that something went down on the visit to the uncle's house--since that's when this started. I would definitely follow up on that.
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   06-14-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By sageowl
Look into "Division of Responsibility" in...

Look into "Division of Responsibility" in feeding. Lots of good info in that article if you feel like you're struggling with feeding a toddler.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By sageowl
My 3 year old is into trains, puzzles, matchbox...

My 3 year old is into trains, puzzles, matchbox cars, playing with balls, and cuddling. His older brother at that age was into puzzles, bottle caps, bugs, and fire engines. Both kids are really...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By sageowl
Lots of great advice here already so I won't add...

Lots of great advice here already so I won't add much to except to say hang in there. I personally find that age to be really difficult and trying. It seems like theyre just teething and frustrated...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-02-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By sageowl
I've seen a few around, that suspend from...

I've seen a few around, that suspend from doorways, that don't contain a bunch of bells and whistles and other such floofery. If you have any consignment stores check there.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-02-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By sageowl
Totally annoying but unfortunately it's totally...

Totally annoying but unfortunately it's totally normal... I have had to deal with it twice. Seems like it was about a month or so, then things would go back to normal. Hang in there, it's kind of...
Forum: Montessori   05-27-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By sageowl
Probably the most important factor for you to...

Probably the most important factor for you to consider is the teacher--not the setting. You need to find one who has a preference for working with high energy kids, and values gross motor skills in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-27-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By sageowl
Gah, food issues are so frustrating! The one...

Gah, food issues are so frustrating! The one upside I can see here is your kid is 7. He can probably make his own meals from now on if that's all he'll eat. ;)

You can do a number of things...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By sageowl
Hi, Since you said he's 18 months old, you...

Hi,

Since you said he's 18 months old, you may want to swing over to http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-18mo.html and see how things are looking in general. (I like this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By sageowl
Plenty of good advice already. I've noticed you...

Plenty of good advice already. I've noticed you mentioned you're concerned about speech development as well. What have you noticed? (What concerns do you have?)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-19-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By sageowl
One of the best places to start is local...

One of the best places to start is local organizations. Sometimes they have resource centers that can really help you understand the diagnosis. For example one of the hospitals here has a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By sageowl
Is he forgetful in general? Does he have...

Is he forgetful in general?

Does he have ADD/ADHD?

If nothing else, I think watching the crash videos of babies that they show in defensive driving courses might cure him of his laissez faire...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-28-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By sageowl
I am a teacher. Been out for 3 years but gearing...

I am a teacher. Been out for 3 years but gearing up to go back. Pm me.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By sageowl
My experience was almost exactly like...

My experience was almost exactly like Starlitjones. I wouldn't worry about it a whole lot...now if you've noticed other sensory issues, or eating issues, or a speech delay, there could be an oral...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By sageowl
I'm so sorry. Sleep issues are the worst--they...

I'm so sorry. Sleep issues are the worst--they make it harder to cope with everything else that's going on. I know your LO's situation is really complex, and I know you've been through a lot...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By sageowl
Amen to that, Lindaonthemove!

Amen to that, Lindaonthemove!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By sageowl
Some of your side effects sound like it could be...

Some of your side effects sound like it could be the clonidine... Others, it's hard to say. Hope you figure this out, meds are tricky.
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