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Forum: Family Safety   08-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By dejagerw
I need help from a car seat tech familiar with car seat vests

Any certified car seat techs willing to help me out? We are going on vacation in a week and plan to use the Ride Safer travel vests for my 3 and 5 year old. My husband just looked if these are...
Forum: Dental   06-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By dejagerw
Orthodontics

What are your opinions on early orthodontic treatment for kids?Both DH and I had braces. DS1 has his first adult tooth now, and I don't see how it is going to fit in the space. It seems that kids are...
Forum: Unschooling   06-13-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By dejagerw
sports and activities

Are your children in a lot of sports/activities? What age did you start them? Was it their idea?

It seems like everyone I talk to is of the mind set that kids need to start young, in just about...
Forum: Family Planning   05-12-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By dejagerw
With DS1, my period came back at 15 months. With...

With DS1, my period came back at 15 months. With ds2 it came back at 20 months. I currently EBFing my 3 month old and now am having pregnancy symptoms. I have not had a period, but do not really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By dejagerw
We live in Indiana. And no, he won't be going to...

We live in Indiana. And no, he won't be going to school next year. He is preschool age now, since he just turned 5 this month. We plan on continuing to homeschooling him next year as well.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By dejagerw
DS just turned 5. Technically he is...

DS just turned 5. Technically he is homeschooling for preschool. His stuttering problem has been getting worse and I would like to get him in speech therapy. DH said that he stuttered until 1st...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-03-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By dejagerw
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390994/pertussis-shot-while-pregnant/20#post_17499977)...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By dejagerw
It's recommended that children 12 and under ride...

It's recommended that children 12 and under ride in the back. It's safer for him back there.
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By dejagerw
I'd say stick with the walking rules. So, walk...

I'd say stick with the walking rules. So, walk and have them ride against traffic. I'm assuming if they are staying nearby to you and you are pushing a stroller, they are not going very fast. So, I...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By dejagerw
I'm pretty sure you can't use a booster seat on...

I'm pretty sure you can't use a booster seat on the plane.
 
Aside from that, I have no issue with lap babies or flying without car seats. The risk is soooooo low that anything would happen on a...
Forum: Unschooling   10-24-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,083
Posted By dejagerw
In Indiana, the only homeschooling requirement...

In Indiana, the only homeschooling requirement is that you take attendance.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By dejagerw
Babywearing is great for naps. Go somewhere and...

Babywearing is great for naps. Go somewhere and take a hike. The LO will sleep during the hike. Also, although you say your child doesn't sleep well in the car. Kids do sleep when they are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By dejagerw
Thanks for all the advice and suggestions!! And...

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions!! And the stories of other kids not wanting to play with others all the time. It's been very helpful. I've tried to relax my expectations. I have been...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-09-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By dejagerw
I had two relatively uneventful pregnancies...

I had two relatively uneventful pregnancies which resulted in two live births. I then went on to have 3 early miscarriages. I started progesterone supplements after my bfp, but it also resulted in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By dejagerw
My son seems so resistant to playing with other...

My son seems so resistant to playing with other children. Neighbor kids are out, no interest in playing with them. He would rather swing on the swings by himself or have me or my husband play with...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By dejagerw
I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my doctor advised me...

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my doctor advised me to get the flu vaccine and tdap while pregnant to help protect the baby. Are there actual studies out there with proof that vaccinating while pregnant...
Forum: Family Safety   09-15-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By dejagerw
My son will be 5 in 1.5 months and he's still...

My son will be 5 in 1.5 months and he's still rearfacing in the Radian. He's just over 40 pounds and 42 inches tall.
 
I wouldn't import a seat illegally either.
Forum: Family Safety   09-13-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By dejagerw
Safe in cars, not approved to use on planes. You...

Safe in cars, not approved to use on planes. You can't use it on the plane. I stow the harness in a carryon and use the regular seat belt on the plane. You could get the CARES harness if you'd like...
Forum: Family Safety   09-12-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By dejagerw
I second the safe rider vest. We got one for our...

I second the safe rider vest. We got one for our almost 5 year old and it worked out great. It's light and convenient to pack in a carry on. No worries about lugging a car seat through the airport,...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By dejagerw
Does anyone else have trouble telling people...

Does anyone else have trouble telling people about their pregnancy? It's so weird, I feel this desire to just want to hide it and not let anyone know about it. I'm 19 weeks pregnant and I still...
Forum: Family Safety   08-14-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By dejagerw
Get one of those lead detector kits off the...

Get one of those lead detector kits off the internet. That will at least tell you if you've got a lead issue, and then you can go from there.
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By dejagerw
I don't have any suggestions but I empathize...

I don't have any suggestions but I empathize with you. I'm going thru the same thing (minus the ex girlfriend thing). I have two boys and am coming off of 3 back to back losses. I'm beginning to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-24-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By dejagerw
This is the bread box I have:   ...

This is the bread box I have:
 
http://www.amazon.com/Roll-Top-Bread-Bin-Finish/dp/B000BPM908/ref=lp_13880451_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1372120063&sr=1-11...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-03-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By dejagerw
It's not really the coffee that't bad, it's the...

It's not really the coffee that't bad, it's the caffeine. I remember learning in school that the physical structure of the caffeine molecule allows the possibility for it to slip between places on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-14-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By dejagerw
My friend had this. She had several miscarriages...

My friend had this. She had several miscarriages before finally getting surgery on her uterus. After surgery she never had any more problems. She's got 3 kids now.
 
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