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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-26-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By AliceMay
Thanks for the reassurance. Like you, and am...

Thanks for the reassurance. Like you, and am very much an introvert, and so is my husband, so I suppose it is no wonder! I think I will try as you suggest, keep working on the smaller playdate times...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2014, 11:09 AM
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Views: 178
Posted By AliceMay
I stay home with my just turned 3 year old...

I stay home with my just turned 3 year old daughter. We live in the country and don't have other kids nearby but I make an effort to make sure we get together with friends or see other children at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By AliceMay
We are currently in a "not so good" phase of...

We are currently in a "not so good" phase of bedtime - taking a long time - but a few months ago I transitioned from cuddling in bed with my daughter to sitting in a chair and reading to myself with...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By AliceMay
I am thinking a lot about this. My almost...

I am thinking a lot about this. My almost 2.5 year old has been dry during the days for a long time but night time is different. There was a time when she used to be waking up from naps and sleep...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By AliceMay
Thanks for the input. Last night I made a...

Thanks for the input. Last night I made a t-shirt (100% merino) "sleeve" for the diaper insert (covered with a PUL cover) and it worked very well. Though the diaper was wet it felt much dryer next...
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By AliceMay
Hi: My 2 year old is potty trained except for...

Hi:
My 2 year old is potty trained except for at night. We have generally used refolds as inserts for various covers (at night). My few PUL covers are just....passed it, and anyway, I'd rather use...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-14-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By AliceMay
Thanks! Yes, I'm trying not to worry! I'm sure...

Thanks! Yes, I'm trying not to worry! I'm sure it will probably solve itself in time. And we will be going to the doctor when she is 2 so I can certainly talk to her about that.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By AliceMay
In the last week or so my 23 month old daughter...

In the last week or so my 23 month old daughter has started stuttering. And within that time it has got quite a lot worse. Beginning of sentences, repeating sounds "w-w-w-w-what's Mummy doing?" kind...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-29-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
that's great! I still sort of wish my daughter...

that's great! I still sort of wish my daughter wasn't averse to the potty (instead of the toilet) so that she could maybe take herself....but really, I'll take helping her on the toilet over diapers...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By AliceMay
Wanting to do a few yoga posses with my 21...

Wanting to do a few yoga posses with my 21 month-old. So far I just do a few (some of the animal ones) and she sometimes tries them out. In a sense, it's mainly that I just want to do a little yoga,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-19-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
Yep. No short cuts! But just wanted to update...

Yep. No short cuts!
But just wanted to update - people here are so smart! I have been asking LESS and resecting the "no" and it is totally paying off. I know it may just be for a while, no straight...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-14-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By AliceMay
Just need to respond since I feel like I could...

Just need to respond since I feel like I could have written your post since many things are, or where, similar for us. Not that I have great advice or anything. DD is 20 months now, and we've just...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-14-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By AliceMay
same here for that duck book! DD has never been...

same here for that duck book! DD has never been found of the potty, and exclusively uses the toilet (or outside during warmer weather!) but hoping to interest her in the potty I got that book too,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
thanks for sharing that. I can very much...

thanks for sharing that. I can very much sympathize with the offering too often and with the "no" (which is the answer to many many questions these days as she discovers that!). Thanks for the tip...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
and then of course, today she was in underwear...

and then of course, today she was in underwear this morning, with lots of misses, and then, as we were traveling to Granny's this afternoon she was in diapers and was dry for the rest of the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-10-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
thanks again! Today she actually peed twice on...

thanks again!
Today she actually peed twice on the potty! It seems funny to be glad about that, because she already pees in the toilet, but it was good because she said something about "need pee"...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-09-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
Thanks. Love to hear others thoughts and I think...

Thanks. Love to hear others thoughts and I think that is more helpful than "answers". 
My daughter is well into three word sentences - she was a pretty early talker. But she was a little later...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-08-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AliceMay
I wrote a post about my 20 month old - heard...

I wrote a post about my 20 month old - heard some great advice from people, but I've also been thinking more and wondering about what steps to take, if any, now.
DD was nearing "completion", then...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-30-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By AliceMay
thanks!! SO much! Sorry for the delayed...

thanks!! SO much! Sorry for the delayed response.
I will take all your advice! And even if she is not "right there" I'm going to relax and not focus as much on the "finish line", since of course...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By AliceMay
OK, I know this is totally not the way to think...

OK, I know this is totally not the way to think of it. ;) 
DD is 20 months tomorrow. She's been out of diapers while awake (nighttime is another issue) for several months, even out and about. We...
Forum: Diapering   11-04-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By AliceMay
I'm using hemp prefolds and have been having...

I'm using hemp prefolds and have been having trouble with the diapers REALLY stinking when DD pees. We EC, so not using the diapers all the time, and when she pees elsewhere (potty, floor,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-30-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By AliceMay
i discovered that she likes to tour peoples...

i discovered that she likes to tour peoples bathrooms. ;) We go the first "pee", and then if there is another one right away I say "We just peed" and find a distraction, or quite space or something,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By AliceMay
Thanks both. She had recently shown a lot of...

Thanks both. She had recently shown a lot of interest in taking her stuffed toys and doll to pee (they are peeing all the time! ;)) though so far that hasn't made her happy about the potty. I'm not...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-27-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By AliceMay
My DD just turned 18 months and we are out of...

My DD just turned 18 months and we are out of diapers except at nap and bedtime. Not to say there aren't wet pants and puddles...;) She is great at going when I put her on the toilet, or outside,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By AliceMay
thanks for those thoughts! I may try moving nap...

thanks for those thoughts! I may try moving nap even a little earlier, and possibly try nudging bedtime back, and see if that helps at all. (actually, I know napping earlier makes sense, it's just...
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