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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By AlicesMama
Well, just for the record, I paced in and out,...

Well, just for the record, I paced in and out, brushing my teeth, saying "I'll be right back, go to sleep" etc and she seemed fine with it. Didn't cry once. I can't believe it! I have made sure...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By AlicesMama
I am now at the door of my DD's room at...

I am now at the door of my DD's room at bedtime's sitting there, reading a book while she falls asleep. I'd quite like to do the "I'll be right back" thing. She's only 22 months so still not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,907
Posted By AlicesMama
Wow, I find that really shocking that a ped...

Wow, I find that really shocking that a ped would say no tooth paste. Perhaps there is different guidance from the US dental regulator about babies' teeth, but here in the UK we are all issued with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,907
Posted By AlicesMama
If you didn't use a fluoride toothpaste until...

If you didn't use a fluoride toothpaste until now then I would think that would be the cause for the decay. We would all have decay if we didn't use fluoride toothpaste.

Could you brush twice a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-22-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By AlicesMama
Dr Sears has something to say about Goats Milk....

Dr Sears has something to say about Goats Milk. Perhaps you have already read it, but just in case: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/3/t032400.asp

I do think he's pretty wise and I have never had...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,612
Posted By AlicesMama
Yes, I would go for night-weaning too at 3am. He...

Yes, I would go for night-weaning too at 3am. He probably would like to sleep longer but just doesn't know how to do it without the boobie...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-02-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By AlicesMama
Thanks for the answers - it's nice to know other...

Thanks for the answers - it's nice to know other kids have done the same thing. Yes she doesn't get upset that much either if a toy is taken from her, though she used to but then seemed to accept...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By AlicesMama
DD who is 17 months often spends afternoons in...

DD who is 17 months often spends afternoons in the park with many of her toddler friends of a similar age.

When it comes to 'sharing' a toy, she never, ever, ever wins and always the other child...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By AlicesMama
Thanks for the nice idea. She also LOVES...

Thanks for the nice idea. She also LOVES bouncing around on the bed and playing with her toy tiger, so we might try a bit of that and see if that helps. I guess they just don't want to stop playing...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By AlicesMama
We have gone from blissful, easy bed-times to...

We have gone from blissful, easy bed-times to suddenly 2 hour long sessions for getting DD to sleep.

It started 4 nights ago. I turned off the tele, the tears started. I helped her towards the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-22-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By AlicesMama
We did a similar thing and I moved back in after...

We did a similar thing and I moved back in after 5 nights as I had to, that was all the time off DH could get.

There was some crying when I refused to feed DD but nothing like the hour long...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,744
Posted By AlicesMama
Sorry and I should add, that by 7:30 and I am...

Sorry and I should add, that by 7:30 and I am laying her down to nurse to sleep. Usually it takes 10 mins and she's asleep. I am not just taking her up to bed at that time.She would get wired if I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,744
Posted By AlicesMama
How long is she napping for during the day? I...

How long is she napping for during the day? I have a 16 month old and if I let her, she would nap from around 12:30pm until 3pm sometimes but they would be waaaaaaaaaaay too much sleep for her. She...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By AlicesMama
Well it turns out the 16 month old other little...

Well it turns out the 16 month old other little girl is pulling everyone down in the park, not just my daughter. I saw her try to push another sitting baby over again and again today.

The little...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By AlicesMama
My 15 month old little girl keeps getting picked...

My 15 month old little girl keeps getting picked on by other kids.

First it was a 16 month old little girl who kept knocking her to the floor by pushing her neck and shoulders to the ground and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-18-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By AlicesMama
Oh dear, it sounds like you are having a hard...

Oh dear, it sounds like you are having a hard time. Poor Mama.

It must be tough when baby is signing to you as well. It's very hard to resist them when they are communicating...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-18-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,993
Posted By AlicesMama
Well that's good news too. Small steps and all...

Well that's good news too. Small steps and all that! I think most on here would agree that getting their LO to STTN is a series of small steps over a period of time, usually taking weeks or months...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-17-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By AlicesMama
You can read our night-weaning story at 11...

You can read our night-weaning story at 11 months 1 week here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...950&highlight= (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1072950&highlight=)
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-16-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,993
Posted By AlicesMama
Great news!! So pleased to hear it's got a bit...

Great news!!
So pleased to hear it's got a bit better http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
You may find that once DS starts to sleep more deeply, which it sounds like...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-14-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,993
Posted By AlicesMama
I think sleep cues are a bit of a red herring....

I think sleep cues are a bit of a red herring. DD regularly rubs her eyes on and off throughout the day but no amount of parenting will ever get her to sleep unless she is ready to crash.

She is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-09-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By AlicesMama
So sweet...

So sweet http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By AlicesMama
Maybe you could ask her over for a coffee to...

Maybe you could ask her over for a coffee to your house/flat?

Then just have a casual chat and hear more about how things are with her and her DC.

Even then, I don't think you can try to push...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By AlicesMama
Well it sounds like you're already doing really...

Well it sounds like you're already doing really well with a routine. It sounds very similar to where DD was when she was 8 months old too. We were still in that place where bedtime was around those...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By AlicesMama
Yes we did it the same way, DH took DD for 5...

Yes we did it the same way, DH took DD for 5 nights and after 2 nights of crying in DHs arms, she went back to sleep no problem. I also went in for a few nursings but then went back to the spare...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By AlicesMama
Sorry, just read your second most recent post...

Sorry, just read your second most recent post and I now wonder - does LO fuss constantly through the day? DD had a bad silent reflux and has been on Omeprazole since 5.5 months. That was the first...
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