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Forum: Traditional Foods   09-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By petitpois
Bananas and rice are universally the easiest...

Bananas and rice are universally the easiest both to digest and keep down. I can't believe you were advised to drink chemical sugary gatorade! But it is of course important to get electrolytes to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-23-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,603
Posted By petitpois
What about parents who set no limits with their...

What about parents who set no limits with their children, and/or take their own child's side in any conflict among children (e.g. trying to just let their kid have whatever she took from the other...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-30-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By petitpois
I've noticed a pattern of my 18mo hitting us...

I've noticed a pattern of my 18mo hitting us repeatedly (as a game?) even after we tell her it hurts/ we don't like it, and it's been getting more frequent especially whenever someone gets hurt and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-20-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By petitpois
Agree with pretty much everything above -- don't...

Agree with pretty much everything above -- don't worry about feeling like you're breaking rules, just follow your instincts and take care of your baby and yourself. However I also agree with those...
Forum: France   04-20-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By petitpois
If you want to take a day trip to farms or...

If you want to take a day trip to farms or countryside out in the French boonies, or possibly even meet in/around Paris (either by planning a trip or meeting up when we're there sometime), we are...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-19-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,289
Posted By petitpois
It would be hard to go much greener than my mom...

It would be hard to go much greener than my mom when I was little - we lived off the grid on a ranch, wore cloth diapers & homemade clothing, gardened & composted, ate a vegetarian macrobiotic...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-11-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By petitpois
Haha, thanks the reply - and yes she did go out...

Haha, thanks the reply - and yes she did go out to "school" in a pajama top the other day! That sort of power struggle hasn't really been an issue so far (she can wear whatever she wants if she feel...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-09-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,031
Posted By petitpois
I don't have a 3yo yet, but I've seen it, and...

I don't have a 3yo yet, but I've seen it, and yeah, I think it's good to listen to everyone who says it's ok to have your limits and show them, and let your child know when you are angry - not...
Forum: Montessori   04-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By petitpois
That is sad since Montessori should not be about...

That is sad since Montessori should not be about kids falling in line, but it sounds like you've learned a lot about your child and his needs from this experience. I hope it doesn't turn you off to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-08-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By petitpois
OK I suppose this is probably perfectly normal,...

OK I suppose this is probably perfectly normal, but I am amazed at how fast my baby just became a regular toddler! In the last week or so, right at 17.5m, she has suddenly started having a lot more...
Forum: Diapering   04-03-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By petitpois
I just saw this and want to reply in case...

I just saw this and want to reply in case someone else is going through this -- another possibility is ammonia burns!
 
My 17mo dd has been in cloth since birth, we've had very few rashes, but...
Forum: Montessori   04-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By petitpois
NewHopeMom, it sounds like you are doing a great...

NewHopeMom, it sounds like you are doing a great job scouting and being sensitive to what's going on all around. It doesn't sounds like a problem with the Montessori atmosphere but something about...
Forum: Diapering   03-30-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By petitpois
OK, I decided to google it and found some...

OK, I decided to google it and found some confirmation that it's the ammonia from the pee -- here's someone with a similar experience after leaving pee diapers too long (but with a different color...
Forum: Montessori   03-29-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By petitpois
NewHopeMom, did you have any success talking to...

NewHopeMom, did you have any success talking to the teachers about any of the suggestions here, e.g. bringing materials from the next class for him? In my daughter's class, this is very common, as...
Forum: Diapering   03-29-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By petitpois
Please help! As I prepared to do a diaper wash,...

Please help! As I prepared to do a diaper wash, I just noticed that a bunch of pee diapers (trifolded prefolds) are looking stained from the outside in, as if they'd soaked up or reacted to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-27-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By petitpois
I like what Redmom said about telling the kid...

I like what Redmom said about telling the kid you are doing something else for a minute, and going from there. It seems like some lucky kids who have mom available 24/7 from birth do start feeling...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-26-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By petitpois
I agree with everything above about focusing on...

I agree with everything above about focusing on "gentle" instead of "nice" - we use "gentle touches" and demonstrate it with a sign for our  17mo daughter (she is mostly preverbal, but has lots of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-26-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By petitpois
This is not easy, and I like the above comments,...

This is not easy, and I like the above comments, but I think it might also help to see it in a developmental perspective. Just as toddlers need to "test boundaries" and experiment a lot physically...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-26-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By petitpois
I agree with implementing a transition, with...

I agree with implementing a transition, with lots of reassurance, and letting her know what needs to change. At 14m she understands when you repeat gently "shhh it's time to sleep" and this can help...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By petitpois
It sounds like your daughter is going through...

It sounds like your daughter is going through some big changes -- not just with the people around but her basic environment after the move, and that's a big deal too. She'll need time to observe and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By petitpois
Just want to add another vote for the "going out...

Just want to add another vote for the "going out for a minute" solution with a slightly different perspective. I had done it accidentally and been surprised that my LO was ok with it and stayed put,...
Forum: Babywearing   12-14-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By petitpois
Thanks for the replies so far - I really hope...

Thanks for the replies so far - I really hope hitting 20lbs doesn't mean no more sling! The linen sling sounds interesting, but 45min is not very long... maybe my expectations are unrealistic, but I...
Forum: Babywearing   12-13-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By petitpois
Hello, I hope some experienced sling users out...

Hello, I hope some experienced sling users out there can help me!
 
Now that it's winter and my baby is getting heavy (around 20lbs/9kg), I've been using the ring sling a lot more than the Boba,...
Forum: Diapering   12-13-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By petitpois
I hope you get some responses, I'll be watching...

I hope you get some responses, I'll be watching this too! I'm sure I use some detergent that I shouldn't because I can't follow the recommendations for north american brands, they're just not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By petitpois
First, I hope you haven't given up, and if you...

First, I hope you haven't given up, and if you have tried cio, you can always re-introduce gentle methods. It's so important that you're following your instincts to take care of your baby's needs...
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