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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By FiveZip
I don't think it's anything unusual.  Some kids...

I don't think it's anything unusual.  Some kids don't need to sleep that much and unfortunately for me, that was my DD.  She dropped her first nap at 7 months!  She was nursing to sleep when one...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,287
Posted By FiveZip
I totally agree with Monzie.  OP, this must be...

I totally agree with Monzie.  OP, this must be so difficult because you have your work and daycare schedule to consider.  I don't have any new advice to add that might work with your situation, but...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-20-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By FiveZip
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373397/cooking-oil#post_17252537)

How can you find...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-20-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 100
  Poll: flu shot poll
Views: 3,749
Posted By FiveZip
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sassyfirechick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370459/flu-shot-poll/60#post_17237158)

I'm in CT and...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-19-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 100
  Poll: flu shot poll
Views: 3,749
Posted By FiveZip
It sounds like many of you at least had a choice...

It sounds like many of you at least had a choice whether to vax or not vax, give standard or mercury-free.  First of all, when I spoke to our pediatrician, she said they have to give whatever...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By FiveZip
Re: fats in the kids' diet - I'm not sure if...

Re: fats in the kids' diet - I'm not sure if anyone mentioned nut butters, as long as they are not on her elimination list.  I mix nut butters (sunflower seed butter, cashew, almond) into my DD's...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By FiveZip
My almost 4 yo DD did, and still does, the same...

My almost 4 yo DD did, and still does, the same thing.  She never keeps a blanket on.  My solution for the cold weather was to add an additional layer of fleece onesie-type pajamas from Carter's, on...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By FiveZip
It's interesting that many of you mentioned not...

It's interesting that many of you mentioned not salting the beans during the soaking process because it makes the skin tough.  Cooks Illustrated did a test on how to make the skin softer.  This was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-05-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By FiveZip
Regarding bed time: my toddler was like yours. ...

Regarding bed time: my toddler was like yours.  From the time she was born up to 3 years old, she absolutely had her own ideas about when to go to bed.  I tried a routine like everyone suggested,...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-16-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 19,438
Posted By FiveZip
  Quote:another fresh round of pox at my...


Quote:another fresh round of pox at my house! this time my one year old http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
 
it's her birthday too....spots plus a new molar today...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By FiveZip
I posted this in another thread that was 3...

I posted this in another thread that was 3 pages.  I thought I'd post the same link to this thread as well.
 
 
 
 
 
I realize that this thread is old, but I would like to add a page from the...
Forum: Allergies   02-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By FiveZip
I realize that this thread is old, but I would...

I realize that this thread is old, but I would like to add a page from the Consumer Reports website about the arsenic-in-rice issue.  It's from December 2011.
 ...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,538
Posted By FiveZip
Mummoth,   THAT is awesome!  Thank you for...

Mummoth,
 
THAT is awesome!  Thank you for sharing that footage! 
Forum: Parenting   01-10-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,538
Posted By FiveZip
I learned a lot by reading this thread and...

I learned a lot by reading this thread and thought I'd share a theory that my acquaintance told me.  The theory is very close to what one poster mentioned.
 
She is a farm manager.  Her theory,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-09-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,360
Posted By FiveZip
OP, I had the same "inefficient eater" problem. ...

OP, I had the same "inefficient eater" problem.  I never found out the cause, but it may have been due to my supply or how often my breasts let-down milk.  Seriously, my DD used to nurse for good 45...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-21-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By FiveZip
Hurray for cosleeping with your son! I am also...

Hurray for cosleeping with your son! I am also the only one in the family who cosleeps, nursing beyond 12 months, etc, and loving it. My SIL had her DD CIO to train her to sleep in her crib and DD...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-21-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By FiveZip
There was a similar thread a few months ago and...

There was a similar thread a few months ago and I also wanted to know the answer to that. I think it was back in mid July, titled "30 month old nursing/cosleeping." You might want to check it out.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-18-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By FiveZip
red + lulu, I feel for you. I am in the same...

red + lulu, I feel for you. I am in the same boat and not quite sure what to do. My DD never thrived on schedules. She gets too stressed and has tantrum-like episodes, mostly at home.

For...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By FiveZip
Thank you for sharing your experience,...

Thank you for sharing your experience, terra-pip!

I definitely agree with you about 1) not resenting, and 2) not making a big deal when those moments come. I try to live by those as well. The...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-18-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By FiveZip
I, too, am curious to know from many mamas out...

I, too, am curious to know from many mamas out there who have been there, done that.

You describe my situation to a T: following my DD (21 months)'s lead, nursing to sleep for naps and nighttime,...
Forum: Family Safety   06-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,953
Posted By FiveZip
I am also weary of sunscreens. I do agree that...

I am also weary of sunscreens. I do agree that kids/babies need to be protected from terrible burns, but I also can't help but think that this craze is a marketing scam. I do use CAlifornia Baby...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-29-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By FiveZip
I'm glad that the schools you are looking into...

I'm glad that the schools you are looking into are working with you on exemptions. Good luck to you!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-20-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By FiveZip
I asked my DD's pediatrician about that when we...

I asked my DD's pediatrician about that when we moved to CT. When I told her that I hesitated to use the religious exemption, she said that she usually writes a letter about a child's certain or all...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By FiveZip
I concur with Louisep. You are not doing...

I concur with Louisep. You are not doing anything wrong.

My DD has always been a light sleeper, but slept fairly well (waking every 2 hours to BF) until she turned 4 months old. That is when she...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-01-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By FiveZip
I will be there! We might be a little late, too....

I will be there! We might be a little late, too. Perhaps, more like 11.

I am VERY short as well. I have no arm strength to carry my growing DD. If you see a small woman carrying a 16 month old...
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