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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By mennofied
I am still new to the Baby-Led Weaning approach...

I am still new to the Baby-Led Weaning approach of introducing solid foods at 6 months without pureeing anything (our baby is 6mo). One major problem I am having is with the in-laws and at our...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-01-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By mennofied
I was wondering if you swaddle? My baby is 5...

I was wondering if you swaddle? My baby is 5 months too and likes the woombie or the miracle blanket. Actually he hates them but it's what soothes him to sleep. She could try swaddling him, feeding,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By mennofied
What do you do to turn things around when you or...

What do you do to turn things around when you or your kids are having a bad day and have reached the end of your rope?
 
My husband works long hours so I don't have much help and sometimes I'm...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-01-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,869
Posted By mennofied
I am a new mom so this is a great thread for us!...

I am a new mom so this is a great thread for us! I will be writing a lot of these down!
 
I can my own beans so we usually have plenty of beans around. I slice up some smoked sausage and while...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-01-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By mennofied
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kaydove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359047/crawling-baby-licking-the-floor-o#post_17059976)

We just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 719
Posted By mennofied
Oh, this is fun! It would be so nice to not have...

Oh, this is fun! It would be so nice to not have to worry about money! I would continue being a SAHM. I think Hubby would quit his job and start a handmade boat business that never sold any boats...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By mennofied
Oh yes, our dog is going to love having a little...

Oh yes, our dog is going to love having a little toddler running around sharing food! He already follows him around waiting for him to spit up his curds and whey!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By mennofied
Okay, I'd like to think I'm not a germaphobe,...

Okay, I'd like to think I'm not a germaphobe, but it really freaked me out today when I saw my 5 month old licking the floor! I mean, we walk on those floors with the same feet/paws that walk...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By mennofied
I have different experiences with this with...

I have different experiences with this with different babies.
 
Some babies reverse cycle, and sleep most of the day, content to go up to 10 hours with no intake. They are just as healthy and fine...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-23-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By mennofied
My baby was extremely gassy because I had...

My baby was extremely gassy because I had oversupply/forceful letdown issues. Not only was he a constant rumble butt, but he had to be burped several times after a feeding, and he'd still spit up...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By mennofied
I used a variety of tests at 10 dpo after I...

I used a variety of tests at 10 dpo after I thought I saw a disappearing faint faint pos whisper of a line (I took a picture of it and now think I must have hallucinated!). The only positive came...
Forum: Babywearing   07-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By mennofied
I have back trouble so I switched to the back...

I have back trouble so I switched to the back carry at 4 months in the ergo. I also do a back carry with the ring sling. I would have done it sooner if I had a woven wrap (not a stretchy wrap like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-16-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By mennofied
I have heard of other moms having success with...

I have heard of other moms having success with this before adoption. Even if you don't relactate, nursing has other benefits especially with attachment. This supplemental nursing system from Medela...
Forum: Diapering   07-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By mennofied
I strip my fuzzibunz and bumgenius and econobum...

I strip my fuzzibunz and bumgenius and econobum diapers with dawn and calgon (not at the same time) and hot water at least once a month and they are in excellent condition. Dawn is what they use on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By mennofied
Thanks for all of your replies. I thought I...

Thanks for all of your replies. I thought I would update on this. I love babywearing but my preference for big shopping trips now is the carseat in the cart. He falls asleep and I don't have to wake...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   07-16-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By mennofied
Yeah! I recommend Dr. Bradford for selective vax...

Yeah! I recommend Dr. Bradford for selective vax or whatever because she really respects a parents choices. Second choice would be Dr. Badillo. As for midwives: Wanda Smith and Crystal Mussleman are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By mennofied
Whoa! Thanks for this post. My baby's been...

Whoa! Thanks for this post. My baby's been having the same issue but I thought maybe he just needed to air out. Switching to diaper pins immediately!
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By mennofied
I've been wondering about this too. My 4 month...

I've been wondering about this too. My 4 month old is fascinated by our food. He grabs it and tries to bring it to his mouth and then I rush to go wash his hands before they end up in his mouth....
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-05-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By mennofied
Our baby started out liking the car but has now...

Our baby started out liking the car but has now decided he hates the car seat. I read about this somewhere else but we started singing a song when we go to put him in the car seat. It's supposed to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-26-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By mennofied
We started out with two checking accounts. Both...

We started out with two checking accounts. Both were considered "our" money and I made more so I paid most of the bills. It turned out I was just better at handling the finances so I managed his...
Forum: Lactivism   04-30-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By mennofied
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MichelleZB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Lactivism   04-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By mennofied
I know this is going to upset a lot of people...

I know this is going to upset a lot of people but I really wish the formula debate was not all black and white. I fully intended to have a natural home-birth with the skin to skin breast crawl and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By mennofied
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Kaydove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1349385/how-do-you-bring-baby-to-the-mall#post_16936445)


I...
Forum: Family Planning   04-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By mennofied
I just had my 6 week check up and my midwife was...

I just had my 6 week check up and my midwife was very concerned about me getting pregnant too soon after all the complications I had so she really wants me to use a reliable family planning method....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By mennofied
So it seems like going with a jogging stroller...

So it seems like going with a jogging stroller has mixed reviews. Ha! I guess I'll just have to try it and get back to you!
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