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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By cynthiamoon
Bedtime over-fatigue is definitely happening over...

Bedtime over-fatigue is definitely happening over here. DD was going to bed at 6:30 in the spring at our old place, which got less light. When we moved and shook everything up, she started going to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By cynthiamoon
My daughter does this at daycare, with one of the...

My daughter does this at daycare, with one of the other babies who has stranger anxiety. It goes like this: they are all happy and playing, and then someone's dad comes to get them. The other baby...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By cynthiamoon
We moved to open cups early on, at one year old,...

We moved to open cups early on, at one year old, and I have been impressed at how quickly she picked up the routine. We only fill it with water and only a few gulps at a time. Just saying, in case...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By cynthiamoon
I would definitely force the toothbrushing if...

I would definitely force the toothbrushing if necessary. I've seen in parenting magazines that often parents think baby teeth rotting is no big deal because they get new teeth, but there is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By cynthiamoon
My DD's fave thing to throw and chase around the...

My DD's fave thing to throw and chase around the room is an old-school rubber ball. Simple toys are the best! She also gets a lot of exercise moving things from one place to another, whatever they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By cynthiamoon
Awwww... cute! I am not so sure, but...

Awwww... cute!

I am not so sure, but following to get ideas. I made a star doll for my baby, and she had zero interest in it. Then I added more of a face to it (I know, I know... waldorf people...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By cynthiamoon
After I posted on here, I realized that maybe...

After I posted on here, I realized that maybe this kind of mentality I have is creating a forbidden fruit, as the PP said. Interesting point! However, even if their attitude about it is better, more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By cynthiamoon
I've met a few babies like this. I had a friend...

I've met a few babies like this. I had a friend whose baby fussed in arms and seemed calmer when put down to "kick it out." I also have another friend whose baby is colicky and nothing soothes her,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By cynthiamoon
I took a semester of online classes with a...

I took a semester of online classes with a newborn at home and used a 10/hr a week baby sitter to manage. She would come and do housework while I nursed or put the baby to bed, then care for the baby...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By cynthiamoon
In my opinion, ISR is extreme. If I was a big...

In my opinion, ISR is extreme. If I was a big boater I might go for it, but I don't think so. We signed up for information on the local classes, and found out that the sessions are so short because...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By cynthiamoon
I mean to say, it's not just crib or ℅ sleeping....

I mean to say, it's not just crib or ℅ sleeping. You can do something in the middle like snuggling to sleep and sneaking off. A child this age is definitely capable of sleeping in her own room...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By cynthiamoon
I moved my baby to a floor bed in her own room...

I moved my baby to a floor bed in her own room when she bang doing a little bedtime dance much like you are describing. It was great because I could nurse and cuddle her to sleep without needing to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By cynthiamoon
We are avoiding tv 100% during the week and only...

We are avoiding tv 100% during the week and only allowing ourselves something for the whole family once per weekend. Sometimes mommy and daddy cheat and watch tv while folding laundry or doing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By cynthiamoon
Absolutely! Fixing chronic issues requires real...

Absolutely! Fixing chronic issues requires real change in your daily habits. What I did to help, and it has helped ALOT is the following: stopped baby wearing as a regular thing once my baby started...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By cynthiamoon
Oh! also. I found that I disliked having to give...

Oh! also. I found that I disliked having to give baby a sink bath after every meal, so we got mega-bibs and lots of cheap tshirts to freely stain. The mega-bibs are AMAZING and protect sleeves,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By cynthiamoon
I am right there with you. We are trying a...

I am right there with you.

We are trying a few things, first one being accepting that this is the deal for now, but that we CAN and MUST teach her table manners starting now, even if she can't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By cynthiamoon
Also, based on what I have seen at daycare, where...

Also, based on what I have seen at daycare, where 1 woman puts down 2-3 babies at a time in a big room full of floor beds with 8 total babies and big windows, babies can learn some amazing new habits...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By cynthiamoon
I started to answer, then realized it was totally...

I started to answer, then realized it was totally personal to my kid, so who knows... anyway.

Here's what I would do: I'd make sure the room is as noise-proof as it can be with a LOUD fan or...
Forum: Family Planning   08-13-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 9,094
Posted By cynthiamoon
Do any of you use scientifically-based natural...

Do any of you use scientifically-based natural family planning, like the Creighton Model or Fertility Awareness Method? That's what we've chosen but I am TERRIFIED every month that it won't work. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By cynthiamoon
We had a similar experience in thatmy daughter...

We had a similar experience in thatmy daughter often falls asleep best when alone. We are just too stimulating for her. She just can't stop playing. When left alone at first she would whine and cry a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By cynthiamoon
IKEA art smocks are pretty great if you have one...

IKEA art smocks are pretty great if you have one nearby. I also saw some similar smock style ones I just preferred, and I'll post here if I like them. Don't remember the brand right now,,
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By cynthiamoon
We had phase one of this a few months back when...

We had phase one of this a few months back when my dd was just learning to crawl, and it just started up again. I tried e let her crawl around me in the dark thing, but it was going crazy because it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By cynthiamoon
I tried offering the spoon before now (10 months...

I tried offering the spoon before now (10 months old, almost 11) but it was hit or miss. She only just now started seeing what we are doing and emulating it a little with her fork. A spoon seems more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,782
Posted By cynthiamoon
Carpets can get pretty gross. We vacuum a lot...

Carpets can get pretty gross. We vacuum a lot more now for sure. I have steam cleaned occasionally before too, when wet stuff goes down.
Forum: Babywearing   06-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By cynthiamoon
A front cross wrap carry an also be tied first,...

A front cross wrap carry an also be tied first, an then you can put baby in. But some kids actually don't like carriers much. I knew a little baby who never go into any of the major styles. She was...
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