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Forum: Women's Health   10-11-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By quiminco
I get the same thing. Eating bananas helps...

I get the same thing. Eating bananas helps (bananas contain a lot of the electrolytes needed for muscle conduction... I could give you the full medical spiel, but that's probably overkill). Make...
Forum: Women's Health   10-11-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By quiminco
Anyone have experience with using the...

Anyone have experience with using the Implanon/Nexplanon birth control implant?
 
Using natural family planning is out of the question due to the fact that I'm in nursing school and my SO is...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By quiminco
Hi all   Has anyone else experience a...

Hi all
 
Has anyone else experience a pregnancy where the HPT took way longer than normal to show positive? I know sometimes a pregnancy will produce very low levels of hCG, I'm just wondering how...
Forum: Diapering   04-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By quiminco
GMDs are awesome! The more you wash them, the...

GMDs are awesome! The more you wash them, the softer they get. They also don't hang on to stains too badly, either.

Gerber prefolds are garbage.
Forum: Diapering   03-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By quiminco
Every time my son poops, it comes out the sides....

Every time my son poops, it comes out the sides. I'm using the "angel wing" folding method. Does anyone have any advice on how to keep the poop contained?
Forum: Diapering   03-23-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By quiminco
Take a look at the pull-on covers at...

Take a look at the pull-on covers at GreenMountainDiapers:

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/...htm#doubleknit (http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/covers.htm#doubleknit)
Forum: Diapering   03-23-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By quiminco
For prepping, you can also boil the diapers for...

For prepping, you can also boil the diapers for about 12 minutes to save a ton on water bills (I boil, rinse, boil one more time then dry on hot. They aren't completely prepped at that point, but...
Forum: Diapering   03-17-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By quiminco
My son is 7 months old, big time nurser, and...

My son is 7 months old, big time nurser, and super heavy wetter as well. I found that the hemp doubles from Hemp Babies (I got them at CottonBabies.com) definitely helped. Have you looked into wool...
Forum: Diapering   03-12-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By quiminco
Also... (I forgot this in my previous post...

Also... (I forgot this in my previous post http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif )

I would suggest getting at least 18, if not a full two dozen. Tender preemie skin is much...
Forum: Diapering   03-12-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By quiminco
My son was also a preemie; they grow so fast...

My son was also a preemie; they grow so fast that we just used disposables until he was big enough to fit into the bumGenius diapers (at around 6 weeks old).

Green Mountain Diapers has an AIO...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By quiminco
You also don't have to wash them all at the end...

You also don't have to wash them all at the end of the day; I chuck all mine into the diaper pail and do a load of dipes every 2-3 days.
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By quiminco
I like boiling my cotton prefolds...

I like boiling my cotton prefolds http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

I'd imagine you could probably scrape the poo off, wash them by hand until the rinse water...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By quiminco
I'm also on the hunt for the "perfect" diaper...

I'm also on the hunt for the "perfect" diaper for my son. We had bumGenius 3.0s, but he developed a sensitivity to polyester and they don't quite fit him right anymore. They don't quite work for...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By quiminco
What kind of diapers do you use? If they're...

What kind of diapers do you use? If they're natural fiber, you can boil them and that will kill yeast. A touch of bleach on synthetics will do the trick, but make sure to rinse the snot out of them...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-10-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By quiminco
I personally don't mind pumping; I'm able to...

I personally don't mind pumping; I'm able to pump out at least an additional 15 oz. a day but don't generally have any problems with engorgement. The only time my breasts get uncomfortably full is...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By quiminco
Oh, and with the Burt's Bees, because it has...

Oh, and with the Burt's Bees, because it has zinc oxide it will eventually wreck your diapers on top of staining them. It just builds and builds until all the absorbency is gone, and to my knowledge...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By quiminco
Detergent is one of those awful things; get it...

Detergent is one of those awful things; get it just wrong, and it can wreak havoc on your babes! Make sure you check any fabric softener and dryer sheets, as well. Those can be sneaky culprits.

I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By quiminco
Oh, and with the bottle/pacifiers, many claim to...

Oh, and with the bottle/pacifiers, many claim to be the best for breastfed babies, but it all boils down to what the babe prefers. We went through three different types of pacis before finding one...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By quiminco
3-4 weeks is recommended for waiting to...

3-4 weeks is recommended for waiting to introduce an artificial nipple. You can always double check the timelines with your local La Leche League chapter leader or lactation consultants at the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By quiminco
Start pumping right away, when you're still...

Start pumping right away, when you're still producing colostrum. After the baby gets done eating, pump out as much as you can. This will help get your supply up to establish ample milk for both...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-09-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By quiminco
AshevilleMommies.com is a good resource. Lots of...

AshevilleMommies.com is a good resource. Lots of local moms on there and a good way to get connected!
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By quiminco
I've heard that Cadie's RLR works well for...

I've heard that Cadie's RLR works well for stripping the detergent build up out of diapers (that detergent build up is what traps elimination ickies, thus causing the stink). Boiling natural fiber...
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By quiminco
This website outlines very well the use of wool...

This website outlines very well the use of wool in diapering:

http://www.twoweekwait.com/preg/comm...topic&t=143024...
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By quiminco
I think Dawn is about the greenest you can get...

I think Dawn is about the greenest you can get with dish soap. Have you tried Cadie's RLR? I haven't used it but I hear it works great for stripping.

If you use natural fibers (cotton or hemp,...
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By quiminco
As far as I know, it's the zinc oxide in diaper...

As far as I know, it's the zinc oxide in diaper creams that wrecks cloth, so theoretically any barrier cream that doesn't contain zinc oxide would work.

Northern Essence (...
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