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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-10-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Dootsmama
We love it too! Our ds has severe reflux and has...

We love it too! Our ds has severe reflux and has to sleep on an incline. Having a sidecar was the best way for us to be able to Cosleep. We purchased a crib that converts to a toddler day bed so we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-23-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dootsmama
You're very correct Lyndsay it is nice to know...

You're very correct Lyndsay it is nice to know we aren't the only ones.
My boy is going through alot of developmental stuff now too, and teething. Plus he could have gotten the 9 month growth spurt...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-22-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dootsmama
My 10 month old hit a point a few weeks ago...

My 10 month old hit a point a few weeks ago where he was having trouble napping. I knew he wasn't feeling well, and had a lot of developmental changes occurring. I started helping him out by walking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-19-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dootsmama
We had this as well - I even called the doctor...

We had this as well - I even called the doctor in the middle of the night our first night home because he wouldn't stop screaming. I had eaten some broccoli, and it turned out that caused him a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Dootsmama
HUGS I am a SAHM of a 10 month old boy as...

HUGS
I am a SAHM of a 10 month old boy as well, and was a designer before this. So I feel ya.
 
Some of it is finding your identity as a mom. I don't know about you, but my job and career - those...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,973
Posted By Dootsmama
Boy I'm glad I came across this - I was...

Boy I'm glad I came across this - I was wondering if it was only me!
The few friends I have who have kids live far away. And at that they follow a completely different parenting method.
 
While...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Dootsmama
My baby has severe reflux - we waited until...

My baby has severe reflux - we waited until around 7 or 8 months to start solids. And then we started very very slowly. He had one new solid a week, and very little. I would nurse him, then wait 45...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Dootsmama
My little man will be 10 months old this week...

My little man will be 10 months old this week and has also stopped napping willingly. When he has these spurts, I pace with and bounce him and hum until he dozes off and then I put him down. He has...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Dootsmama
We have been going slowly with mostly mushy...

We have been going slowly with mostly mushy foods as well. He likes to eat banana from the whole banana, not mushed up, but can be overzealous :) So I break off pieces and give him one at a time....
Forum: Allergies   12-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 14,517
Posted By Dootsmama
Kathy - I've used allergy grocer but MUCH prefer...

Kathy - I've used allergy grocer but MUCH prefer navanfoods.com
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   12-11-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Dootsmama
Hello and welcome! What kind of health stuff...

Hello and welcome!
What kind of health stuff are you interested in?
Forum: February 2011   12-10-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Dootsmama
I just got a storchenwiege - it's a german woven...

I just got a storchenwiege - it's a german woven wrap. My little man was getting too big for the moby (it wasn't supportive enough anymore). It's remarkably supportive and comfortable! They come in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-10-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,955
Posted By Dootsmama
I've been willing my hair to outgrow this...

I've been willing my hair to outgrow this terrible hair cut. So far no luck.
But I did finally buy a coat and some clothes that fit properly. Next up, shoes that are not sneakers.
If anyone...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,949
Posted By Dootsmama
I'm so glad you asked this - I have a 9 month...

I'm so glad you asked this - I have a 9 month old and was wondering what else I can be doing to stimulate him and help him learn. I feel like I run out of things to say and want to be sure I'm...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Dootsmama
I started a sour dough started years ago. It's a...

I started a sour dough started years ago. It's a little tricky at first but now it's easy. I used Nancy Silverton's Breads for the La Brea Bakery (isbn 679-40907-6) book as a guide. The directions...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-10-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Dootsmama
I buy organic only as they don't use wax - and...

I buy organic only as they don't use wax - and even then I peel them. I'm allergic to corn and the wax on apples is actually corn starch.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   12-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Dootsmama
Welcome Annie! My name is Nicole, I am new as...

Welcome Annie!
My name is Nicole, I am new as well. My son, Oliver, is 9 months old and we are in the DC area. I also grow an edible garden, and we cook everything from scratch (we even make our...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   12-03-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Dootsmama
  Hi! I'm new to MotheringdotCommunity. My...


Hi! I'm new to MotheringdotCommunity.
My son is 9 months old. He has severe reflux and it has been quite a challenge for us. As we have gone along, I've realized we are Attachment Parenting...
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