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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,852
Posted By Swandira
I have my 24-month-old (25 months tomorrow!) in...

I have my 24-month-old (25 months tomorrow!) in a rearfacing TrueFit. He has no issues with it, and in fact his legs don't even touch the seat in front of him, so I see no compelling reason to flip...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,029
Posted By Swandira
I don't do any forcing or insisting related to...

I don't do any forcing or insisting related to food. I always make sure there's something on the table that's a preferred food of my pickier kid -- I have one with a sensory processing disorder who...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   12-31-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Swandira
Hi! I'm from Knoxville, but have lived in...

Hi! I'm from Knoxville, but have lived in Seattle for 10 years, during which time I've produced three kids. We're going to be in Knoxville to visit elderly relatives for about nine days later this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-20-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Swandira
I don't know about the tooth fairy thing, but my...

I don't know about the tooth fairy thing, but my kids found this book (and all the other ones we've seen from the same series) to be really...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,540
Posted By Swandira
Children are just people.   I think of this...

Children are just people.
 
I think of this to remind myself that there's nothing metaphysically different about them. This isn't true in every case, because not all of their systems are fully...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,489
Posted By Swandira
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By Swandira
My oldest son had a Still's murmur when he was a...

My oldest son had a Still's murmur when he was a toddler, and I was sent to a pediatric cardiologist for confirmation that that's what it was. He had one appointment during which they did an EKG and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,460
Posted By Swandira
I couldn't vote, because there was no option for...

I couldn't vote, because there was no option for "Both 'dookie' and 'poo-poo' are unsuitable." They're both baby talk. Babies use baby talk on their own, so I find it unnecessary to teach it to them...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Swandira
Yep, it goes fast!   Odin's birthday was...

Yep, it goes fast!
 
Odin's birthday was 12/12 -- last Sunday -- and we didn't have a party for him. We had just finished with his 8-year-old brother's party (born 12/9/02,) so we saved ourselves...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Swandira
I have a four-year-old who learned to ride...

I have a four-year-old who learned to ride recently. She started out on her big brother's old balance bike (the kind with no pedals) -- it was a Kettler. (You can get one on Amazon for about $100.)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,489
Posted By Swandira
This has probably been covered, but ... Crayons...

This has probably been covered, but ... Crayons are for coloring paper, not your penis.

Nealy

Mama to Thales (12/9/02), Lydia (2/26/06), and Odin (12/12/08)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By Swandira
Have you had his hearing checked? A hearing loss...

Have you had his hearing checked? A hearing loss could explain most or all of what you describe, I think. It's worth exploring, anyway.

*hugs*

Nealy
mama to T (7), L (4), and O (18 months)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Swandira
I have no idea why, but my four-year-old, who...

I have no idea why, but my four-year-old, who continues to nurse almost every day, likes to bottlefeed her dolls, though she's rarely seen bottle-feeding modeled. At your DD's age she never...
Forum: Family Planning   05-23-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,045
Posted By Swandira
I got pregnant with a Paragard in and had it...

I got pregnant with a Paragard in and had it removed at about six weeks along, the same day I realized I was pregnant. The baby was born just fine. Apparently the IUD had displaced a little, but not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-06-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By Swandira
I don't. Actually, I consider it my job to teach...

I don't. Actually, I consider it my job to teach the kids to converse politely so that other people will be able to enjoy their company. No one likes being interrogated. Accordingly, I've taught...
Forum: Family Safety   04-29-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Swandira
Thanks, ladies! This is exactly the kind of...

Thanks, ladies!

This is exactly the kind of feedback I need -- I just need to narrow down the possibilities a bit. You can't really tell what's worth having by what they charge for it, or by what...
Forum: Family Safety   04-29-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,902
Posted By Swandira
I have a 7-year-old on the small side of...

I have a 7-year-old on the small side of average, and we're in Washington, so he needs to be 8 years old and 80 pounds before he gets out of the booster. It's going to be a while; he's about 47...
Forum: Family Safety   04-29-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Swandira
We were rear-ended yesterday, and all three kids...

We were rear-ended yesterday, and all three kids were in their car seats/booster seats. Fortunately, no one was hurt in either car, but now I need to replace the kids' seats. Since the other driver...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Swandira
My 16-month-old is my third baby and first BLW...

My 16-month-old is my third baby and first BLW "graduate." (The first two ate purees, though not too consistently because they didn't like them, and I'm lazy.) I don't know if it's BLW-related or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-08-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,944
Posted By Swandira
They're kind of pricey, but I absolutely love...

They're kind of pricey, but I absolutely love Antsy Pants (www.getantsy.com (http://www.getantsy.com)). They're just like disposable pull-ups, except that the kid can tell when they're wet, and it's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By Swandira
Wow. You've had quite a journey with your little...

Wow. You've had quite a journey with your little guy! Did you happen to know ASL before his birth, or did you use baby-signing books, or some other way?

The links were spectacularly helpful....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By Swandira
Hi, all! So I have a 15-month-old, third of...

Hi, all! So I have a 15-month-old, third of three children, and I noticed that he talks less than the other two did at this age, so the pediatrician suggested a hearing eval. Sure enough, he has...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Swandira
I'm not a Christian, but if I needed to do this...

I'm not a Christian, but if I needed to do this I would probably say "he had died so that everyone could have a chance to go to heaven, and on the third day he came back to life, so we celebrate...
Forum: Family Safety   03-17-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Swandira
I think I switched over at about two or three...

I think I switched over at about two or three months, because DS had good head control and seemed to prefer it.

Nealy

mama to T (7), L (4), and O (15 months)
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,559
Posted By Swandira
My youngest nursling ate canteloupe as his first...

My youngest nursling ate canteloupe as his first food. He's still a fruit bat at 15 months -- his fave right now is red grapes. He likes non-fruit food too, but fruit is usually his first choice.
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