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Forum: Family Safety   02-12-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By cristeen
The manual specified to adjust the recline to...

The manual specified to adjust the recline to your seat so that it was between 45 and 30 degrees.

Why have it reclineable at all if not for RF? It's useless FF.

As for the Frontier, my belt...
Forum: Family Safety   02-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By cristeen
Thank you ladies.  I wound up getting the...

Thank you ladies.  I wound up getting the Marathon, which is SOOOO much smaller front-to-back than the TFP it's ridiculous.  And I only have it on the middle angle notch. 
 
And then I had to take...
Forum: Family Safety   02-09-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By cristeen
Whoops.  It's not a Marathon DS is in.  It's a...

Whoops.  It's not a Marathon DS is in.  It's a Frontier.  That's what I get for trying to post at midnight. 
Forum: Family Safety   02-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By cristeen
Baby girl is fast outgrowing her Graco bucket...

Baby girl is fast outgrowing her Graco bucket and BRU's trade-in event runs through this weekend. 
 
I had a TFP for DS, which was way too large for our car.  While RF, the front seat was...
Forum: Holiday Helper 2012   11-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By cristeen
My little one is about to hit 6 months, so I...

My little one is about to hit 6 months, so I think it's time to get all the maternity clothes out of my dresser.  We're done having kids, so I won't be needing them again.  And since I can't BF, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By cristeen
DS will be 3 this weekend.  Our IEP meeting is...

DS will be 3 this weekend.  Our IEP meeting is Thursday.  We finished assessments this morning, and I finally got to talk to someone from his therapist's office who said that their experience with...
Forum: Family Safety   08-25-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By cristeen
PT Cruiser.  With a DH who is 6'4". 

PT Cruiser.  With a DH who is 6'4". 
Forum: Family Safety   08-25-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By cristeen
Since I just had to trash my TFP because of an...

Since I just had to trash my TFP because of an accident, now I can get something that actually fits in my car. 
 
So, when she outgrows the SnugRide 35, what should we be getting that will...
Forum: Family Safety   08-25-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By cristeen
Thank you Maedze for the quick reply.  They have...

Thank you Maedze for the quick reply.  They have both been replaced.  I couldn't find a TFP locally, so I got a Britax Frontier 85, which we were going to have to get soon anyway.  Going to have to...
Forum: Family Safety   08-25-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By cristeen
Got rear ended while I was sitting at a light...

Got rear ended while I was sitting at a light this morning.  No physical damage to the car, the other person just mis-judged the distance.  I had the True Fit Premiere and the base for the Snugride...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-13-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By cristeen
Soaking it in milk helps pull the livery taste...

Soaking it in milk helps pull the livery taste out. 
 
For mixing it with ground beef, you can chop it finely, by hand or in a FP.  If you want to grate it it needs to be frozen, and then just use...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By cristeen
Check Amazon.  They have a few sets that are...

Check Amazon.  They have a few sets that are just big bags of basic bricks.  The main problem, as you noted though is that you'll pretty much always wind up with too many of the 2x2s and too few of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,422
Posted By cristeen
I'd be taking the matter up with the teachers...

I'd be taking the matter up with the teachers and possibly the principal.  Since this is against the norm for the school, short notice like this is completely unreasonable.  If there is something...
Forum: Homebirth   05-22-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By cristeen
My experience is similar to the pps...  around...

My experience is similar to the pps...  around here (and I confirmed this with several MWs this pregnancy), the MWs duties do not include early labor support.  I wound up with a very protracted...
Forum: Homebirth   05-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By cristeen
I'm with Dogmom.  I spent maybe an hour in the...

I'm with Dogmom.  I spent maybe an hour in the birth pool we spent hours getting ready, filling and refilling.  I hated it.  I am not a bath person at all, though.  This time around I'm foregoing...
Forum: Homebirth   05-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,728
Posted By cristeen
I've been reading this thread off and on for a...

I've been reading this thread off and on for a while, but this is the post that's going to get me to comment.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 900
Posted By cristeen
Wow.  That seems rather extreme.  And I've never...

Wow.  That seems rather extreme.  And I've never heard of that level of protectiveness.  Sure, talk to the host parents, see where their boundaries are, but denying them because the kids might, just...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By cristeen
For all wood floors, you need a canister vac. ...

For all wood floors, you need a canister vac.  Uprights are not a good choice for all hard floors.  If you have some carpeting, then you need one with a powered carpet attachment. 
 
I went with a...
Forum: Diapering   05-21-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By cristeen
Anything with leg gussets.  If it didn't have...

Anything with leg gussets.  If it didn't have gussets, we leaked like mad.  My fave was the Imse Vimse, but the NB size was too big for my 8 lber, I needed the preemie size. 
Forum: Diapering   05-21-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By cristeen
What was in the suspect detergent you were...

What was in the suspect detergent you were using?  That can help us pinpoint the problem. 
 
What are the inserts made out of?  Are the inserts still absorbing (so it's just the pocket itself...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-21-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By cristeen
Trust me - once you get the curriculum it won't...

Trust me - once you get the curriculum it won't seem so easy. 
Forum: Diapering   05-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By cristeen
I'd start with a soak.  If your machine doesn't...

I'd start with a soak.  If your machine doesn't have a soak option, then just fill it, add detergent, let it agitate a minute and turn it off so that the dipes sit in HOT water for 20 minutes or...
Forum: Diapering   05-20-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By cristeen
My big piece of advice is that non-fitted dipes...

My big piece of advice is that non-fitted dipes and wool are not a great mix.  You'll be doing lots of hand-washing of your wool. 
 
With flats, I'd stick with PUL covers.  If you want to use...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 634
Posted By cristeen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By cristeen
I think it's really early to be worrying about...

I think it's really early to be worrying about name.  I happen to think that the name of your child should feel right to you, and not anyone else.  We all have our own beliefs surrounding baby...
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