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Forum: Family Safety   08-23-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By westcoastmummy
I bought my sons crib mattresses which claimed...

I bought my sons crib mattresses which claimed they were "eco" and flame-retardant free, stuffed with organic cotton, and I've been very happy with them. I think it's a Naturepedic, but the boys are...
Forum: Allergies   08-23-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,647
Posted By westcoastmummy
We like seventh generation (unfragranced) and we...

We like seventh generation (unfragranced) and we use a tiny amount.
 
BTW, my youngest son had extremely sensitive skin in his first year, and we found that cloth diapers made his rashes much...
Forum: Allergies   08-23-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,136
Posted By westcoastmummy
I bought a pair of Old Navy jeans and wore them...

I bought a pair of Old Navy jeans and wore them for travelling on a long plane journey without washing them first. I have never done this before, as I have lots of allergies and am usually very...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By westcoastmummy
My son is almost 3 and has had health problems...

My son is almost 3 and has had health problems since he was born -- all relating to reflux, asthma, allergies. In the last year he seems to have grown much stronger and we were very pleased with his...
Forum: Women's Health   08-23-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By westcoastmummy
My 2 year old has been complaining of pain i his...

My 2 year old has been complaining of pain i his left wrist for the last year. Now he's getting more articulate, it's clear that he hurts, but he's not actually sore any more than usual. He also has...
Forum: Allergies   08-12-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By westcoastmummy
Thank you, thank you. These are really helpful....

Thank you, thank you. These are really helpful. I had a heart to heart with him and I think he's mostly scatter-brained, but also he doesn't think DS will eat anything he's allergic to any more....
Forum: Allergies   08-11-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By westcoastmummy
My DH went to the park tonight with DS (23...

My DH went to the park tonight with DS (23 mnths) and didn't take his Epipen. Again. And they ate blackberries on the way.

DS is anaphylactic to beef & possibly also cow's milk, very allergic to...
Forum: Allergies   08-07-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By westcoastmummy
Just to add that my DS has sensory problems with...

Just to add that my DS has sensory problems with eating. He attended a feeding and swallowing clinic and we found he had premature slippage, which was making him gag and choke a little bit. But not...
Forum: Women's Health   08-07-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By westcoastmummy
Ah, now I've found freckles on his groin and...

Ah, now I've found freckles on his groin and underarm area. Should I worry? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Women's Health   08-07-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By westcoastmummy
Recently noticed a strange pigmentation mark on...

Recently noticed a strange pigmentation mark on my 23 mnth DS and the pediatrician said it was a cafe au lait spot. He told me to watch out for more as it was a sign of something sinister. So of...
Forum: Allergies   08-07-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By westcoastmummy
My skin is so sensitive that any fragrance at...

My skin is so sensitive that any fragrance at all, even natural (essential oils etc) is torture to me and causes my eczema to flare. I can't use any soap as it's too drying. I use oats in a cut-off...
Forum: Allergies   08-07-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By westcoastmummy
Today another parent forgot about the beef ban...

Today another parent forgot about the beef ban and sent in some beef with lunch. The teachers only found out at home time. Luckily none got near DS, but it just shows how easy it is for a slip to...
Forum: Allergies   08-07-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By westcoastmummy
Sympathy! I have no magic answer, but my own DS...

Sympathy! I have no magic answer, but my own DS was eventually diagnosed with silent reflux after "failing to thrive", food refusal and allergies (beef, cow's milk, eggs and some more less serious...
Forum: Allergies   08-05-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By westcoastmummy
You're right to underline the point about subs....

You're right to underline the point about subs. That's a great tactic.

Unfortunately DS can't have goat's milk either.

The parents have all been sent a letter by the daycare manager banning...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-04-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By westcoastmummy
I just rang Mother Risk to ask them about a...

I just rang Mother Risk to ask them about a Mirena IUD I just had fitted and the pharmacist told me that I was only nursing for comfort, as nursing a toddler (23 mnths) had no other value.

I was...
Forum: Allergies   08-04-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By westcoastmummy
The meeting went well and they agreed to ban...

The meeting went well and they agreed to ban beef. Such a relief. They have a lower staff:child ratio than I thought (1:3) so mealtimes aren't quite the danger zone I thought. DS sits at the end of...
Forum: Allergies   07-28-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By westcoastmummy
The children eat in their groups with a...

The children eat in their groups with a caregiver, all around the same table. The ratio is something like 5:1. I'm not so worried about the dairy, although they will still have to be very careful....
Forum: Allergies   07-28-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By westcoastmummy
My 23 mnth old is about to start a toddler...

My 23 mnth old is about to start a toddler centre. He is anaphylactic to beef, and very allergic to cow's milk and egg too. The centre prepares snacks but children bring their own lunch. I'll be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By westcoastmummy
Does anyone have a child with this odd disorder?...

Does anyone have a child with this odd disorder? My 17mo son had what seemed to be a concussion a couple of days ago after a fall at daycare, when he was knocked out after screaming when he hit his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-20-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By westcoastmummy
My 17mo DS has had two concussions at daycare....

My 17mo DS has had two concussions at daycare. My other son went there too -- it's a great, caring place. My toddler has tripped over a toy and over the corner of a mat. He's had similar falls at...
Forum: Allergies   01-10-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By westcoastmummy
Not read all the replies (kids are rioting...

Not read all the replies (kids are rioting around me, so typing with speed), but have you investigated possibility of eosiniphilic eosophigitis? It's symptom-free sometimes, more common that you'd...
Forum: Allergies   01-10-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By westcoastmummy
My 17mth-old son is anaphylactic to beef and...

My 17mth-old son is anaphylactic to beef and possibly dairy. Will he ever grow out of these allergies? The allergist, who is otherwise excellent, is coy about answering this but I feel I need to...
Forum: Mental Health   01-08-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By westcoastmummy
I've been on medical leave with PPD/A since last...

I've been on medical leave with PPD/A since last August and have just returned this week. I am sooooo tired. It's awful! I feel like it's 3am all the time. And I'm making lots of silly mistakes. I...
Forum: Mental Health   01-08-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,741
Posted By westcoastmummy
Quote: Originally Posted by sabgau...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sabgau http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14875993)
is there something deficient which is making...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-30-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By westcoastmummy
Thanks for your reply. Yes, you're right, I need...

Thanks for your reply. Yes, you're right, I need advice really from someone who can see my limitations and not just read about them! I have had treatment for over a year from physios, TCM, and more,...
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