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Forum: Vaccinations   03-25-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By CaliforniaMommy
My almost 4yo got a pretty deep cut on her lip...

My almost 4yo got a pretty deep cut on her lip doing a face plant against the bathroom door jam. It required 6 stitches (2 inside, 4 outside). She isn't vaccinated yet and the docs are pressuring us...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-30-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
Thanks. It was so well written, and brought...

Thanks. It was so well written, and brought tears to my eyes at the time... I really wish someone can remember...
Thank you.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-30-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I'm looking for a CIO poem I read a while back...

I'm looking for a CIO poem I read a while back either in a Mothering magazine, or a blog, I just can't remember. It was from the baby's perspective, talking in first person about how her mom wasn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-11-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
Thanks for the replies! So, I guess we'll just...

Thanks for the replies! So, I guess we'll just have to wait it out. We've protected the mattress with a cover, so we are safe with that, and it's only extra laundry at this point. I hate to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
My DD just turned 3.5 recently and decided she...

My DD just turned 3.5 recently and decided she no longer wanted to wear diapers at night (she stopped wearing diapers around 2yo during the day time). We had talked about it for a little while,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-26-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 50,929
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
Thanks for the information, and suggestions. I...

Thanks for the information, and suggestions. I haven't seen my OB yet, so I haven't been checked yet, but hopefully all is normal, based on the comments above. That's reassuring! :-)
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,914
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
Thanks for all the replies. I see that it mostly...

Thanks for all the replies. I see that it mostly has to do with personality than anything else. This is really reassuring. Thanks again.
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,914
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
We have a 3yo daughter, and just had a beautiful...

We have a 3yo daughter, and just had a beautiful and healthy little boy 4 weeks ago. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
I think I was secretly hoping to have a girl again though,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-20-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 50,929
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I had a wonderful HBAC 4 weeks ago. I did tear a...

I had a wonderful HBAC 4 weeks ago. I did tear a little (not sure if it's a 1st or 2nd degree tear, but it required a few stiches). The stitches seem to be healing ok so far, although I'm feeling...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I have heard from many friends it is a good idea...

I have heard from many friends it is a good idea to have your toddler receive a gift from the newborn baby to ease the transition for the toddler. I'm expecting #2 this July, and our DD will be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,008
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
My DD didn't want to put diapers on during the...

My DD didn't want to put diapers on during the day anymore, but wasn't quite ready for it yet, so we ended up with many pee accidents while away from home (never any poo accidents though, as she was...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-23-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I recently heard about the lubricant pre-seed......

I recently heard about the lubricant pre-seed... Does it really help when TTC?
I've never used any lubricant before, so I'm a bit hesitant to use it, but if it helps, why not.

We are trying for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
Oh, the biting while nursing... I feel for you,...

Oh, the biting while nursing... I feel for you, it hurts... I've had to deal with this on/off. For a while, I believe it was mostly due to teething, as it went away on its own. The last 2-3 days...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I asked my DP about the temp today, and he told...

I asked my DP about the temp today, and he told me it's about 100 degrees, not the 90+ that I thought... We'll check it tonight at the swim class, and he's ok staying out if it's too hot.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-28-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I just read about how hot tubs may reduce the...

I just read about how hot tubs may reduce the sperm count for men due to overheating, and how it may take months for the sperm production to get back to normal once you stop using a hot tub... I had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
I'd like to get a tea set for my 2yo DD. I...

I'd like to get a tea set for my 2yo DD. I usually try to avoid plastic toys, but this one is made of recycled plastic, and they claim it doesn't include BPA nor phtalates:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
We are in a very similar situation, so I'm...

We are in a very similar situation, so I'm hoping that other mamas can chime in with their experience.
Forum: Family Safety   05-24-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
As an alternative to all the non-stick bakeware...

As an alternative to all the non-stick bakeware out there, is silicone bakeware safe/healthy to use? It seems to be more and more available in stores. Are there any reliable resources about it out...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. ...

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it.

If you start taking them to the potty in the middle of the night when they wake up to nurse, does it then encourage them to get in a new routine/habit to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
My 24mo DD is progressing nicely with P/L during...

My 24mo DD is progressing nicely with P/L during the day time hours. I've been following her lead, without pushing or rewards, only asking her if she wants a diaper on or not in the morning when she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
@redpajamas: What did you do at night? Were...

@redpajamas:
What did you do at night? Were they dry at night right away, or did you have to put diapers on them for a while? Or did they go without but had the occasional accident at night?
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
My DD chipped one of her front teeth when she...

My DD chipped one of her front teeth when she was 17mo or so. It was a pretty good chip, so I took her to a pediatric dentist for evaluation. I recommend a pediatric dentist, as they are much more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
2 isn't too young for your first dentist visit....

2 isn't too young for your first dentist visit. I took my DD for her first visit when she was 18mo, as I could see she was already developing some plaque. We have a wonderful pediatric dentist in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
My DD (turning 2 at the end of March) is really...

My DD (turning 2 at the end of March) is really good at sharing toys (relative to other toddlers her age). However, it seems that sharing "space" isn't as easy for her, especially if it's with a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By CaliforniaMommy
On a forum like this one, I usually say my DD is...

On a forum like this one, I usually say my DD is 22 months, as it usually has to do with developmental milestones, and there is often a big difference between let's say a 15-month old and a 22-month...
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