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Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By LaydieBugs
Yes, probably should, to follow the plan well. ...

Yes, probably should, to follow the plan well.  As long as he doesn't have low sperm count there's no reason not to.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,317
Posted By LaydieBugs
If you aren't pregnant, I'd strongly suggest you...

If you aren't pregnant, I'd strongly suggest you start tracking your basal body temperature, to more accurately pinpoint ovulation.  It'll happen a day or a few days after the EWCM, and the OPKs can...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-01-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By LaydieBugs
This tincture.   ...

This tincture.
 
http://www.silversageherbs.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_67&products_id=252&zenid=460d0bd9f85f53308bb0c6996dd0ea7c
 
And, ask her about one for once you...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-01-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By LaydieBugs
I have often worried a lot about little things...

I have often worried a lot about little things affecting temp changes, and that my chart would never come out right.
 
But even though I'm up all during the night with a little one, and don't take...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By LaydieBugs
I'm nursing a 27 month old, about 3 times a day,...

I'm nursing a 27 month old, about 3 times a day, and we will be TTC in 5 weeks.  We've been charting for awhile.  My son is night weaned, and doesn't nurse until 5:30AM, but we often don't catch my...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By LaydieBugs
Timing and quantity matter a lot.  I get mine...

Timing and quantity matter a lot.  I get mine (as a tincture, because I don't find time to make tea) from my former midwife www.highlandmidwife.com (http://www.highlandmidwife.com); she would...
Forum: Allergies   07-30-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By LaydieBugs
I haven't read all the suggestions, but I would...

I haven't read all the suggestions, but I would see a doctor.  Are you in a state where naturopaths are licensed? 
 
There are many varying opinions out there, about how you should test and whom...
Forum: Allergies   07-30-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By LaydieBugs
You might ask a naturopath just to see what they...

You might ask a naturopath just to see what they say.  They're aware of the so-called false positives the blood tests can bring up (and why "false positive" isn't exactly correct). 
 
It could be...
Forum: Allergies   07-30-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By LaydieBugs
We're going through a similar process with my 26...

We're going through a similar process with my 26 month old. 
 
Be careful about the warning that if you haven't seen a reaction, he's not allergic.  While this is true, it doesn't mean that food...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-03-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By LaydieBugs
To answer some other questions ... we live in a...

To answer some other questions ... we live in a very rural area, and we don't know anyone here.  We're from the Oregon/Washington area but got moved to Iowa on short notice in October.  My son's dad...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By LaydieBugs
And no ... unfortunately, he has never gotten...

And no ... unfortunately, he has never gotten attached to a lovey.  He also has never taken a pacifier or a bottle. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By LaydieBugs
The ratio is about 2 or 3 to 1.  Sometimes even...

The ratio is about 2 or 3 to 1.  Sometimes even less. 
 
They aren't at all warm to my staying to phase him in.  When I tried it Friday, I was very much encouraged to go ahead and leave and let...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,940
Posted By LaydieBugs
Our naturopath told us probiotics are a little...

Our naturopath told us probiotics are a little overrated:  a person does not need to take them all the time, just for 3 months after a bacteria-killing incident (antibiotics, etc). 
 
Our 11 month...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By LaydieBugs
I feel confident that to a large degree, this is...

I feel confident that to a large degree, this is not a problem, but I'm still looking for interesting suggestions to help him continue to transition. I'd especially like us to have a little freedom...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By LaydieBugs
My son bites too!    Fortunately ... he...

My son bites too! 
 
Fortunately ... he LOVES Mom's electric toothbrush!  I think it was $17 at Wal-Mart, with a top part that spins and a bottom part that wiggles back and forth.  I figure if I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By LaydieBugs
We use Hyland's Homeopathic Colic tablets...

We use Hyland's Homeopathic Colic tablets often. 
 
Having Dad and I get AgG blood tests for food sensitivities helped a TON.  Then when the colic hit at 2 months, I knew it was most likely egg or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By LaydieBugs
We have found that our son has a different way...

We have found that our son has a different way that he will go to sleep, for each different person he encounters.
 
I have to nurse him ... then ease him into a bed.
 
Daddy has to bounce him...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,204
Posted By LaydieBugs
OMG YES!!!   I flew alone with my son when...

OMG YES!!!
 
I flew alone with my son when he was 6 months old, and didn't bring the stroller.  When I did it again at 10 months old, I brought the stroller and it was SOOOOO much easier!
 
It's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,581
Posted By LaydieBugs
We had to do a lot of driving with our son when...

We had to do a lot of driving with our son when he was tiny, including a 5-day trek from Oregon to Iowa when he was 4 months old.  Car travel was much easier for us when he was younger, because he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By LaydieBugs
I'd check with a lactation consultant first and...

I'd check with a lactation consultant first and foremost ...
 
I'm finding that the percentages they give us for height/weight are always whacky because they'll compare him to an age that he is...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By LaydieBugs
Hyland's makes a homeopathic tablet for infants,...

Hyland's makes a homeopathic tablet for infants, for stuffy nose.  I found it at Fred Meyer in Oregon, but have also found their formulas online.
 
(while you're at it, their colic (tummy) and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By LaydieBugs
How long does it take for this to get better? ...

How long does it take for this to get better?  We are attachment parenting so this is pretty tough ...
 
Our little man is 11+ months old, and started daycare for the first time last Monday (so he...
Forum: Diapering   04-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,034
Posted By LaydieBugs
We use flats as well.  It happened by accident...

We use flats as well.  It happened by accident ... our newborn stash was Green Mountain Diapers birdseye flats, size small.  Then we "upgraded" to BG diapers and other things, and found that a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-29-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,561
Posted By LaydieBugs
My first was born at home, which of course helps...

My first was born at home, which of course helps rule out a lot of intervention.
 
We had an 85 hour labor, and we did use some blue cohosh and eventually castor oil to get things going ... that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-17-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,348
Posted By LaydieBugs
Since I didn't have the time to order from...

Since I didn't have the time to order from Amazon (and when I order Bac-Out, it always leaks and arrives empty) ...
 
I tried our Country Save detergent.  Just a teaspoon, since I figure the...
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