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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,047
Posted By mrskingred
From previous conversations with my Mum , my...

From previous conversations with my Mum , my sister and I were potty trained well before two. She can't remember the exact age in months. My brother (13 months younger than I) was apparently lazy ....
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,392
Posted By mrskingred
I made one. However its not minimal use of...

I made one. However its not minimal use of plastic but recycling and he does use the plasters/bandages on his parents as well as his lovies.
I used a red plastic lunch box and put a big cross on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By mrskingred
My 5 yo is in bed and about 8pm and usually...

My 5 yo is in bed and about 8pm and usually asleep by 8.30pm if not before. He starts school at 9am and it doesn't finish until 4.30pm. We eat ridiculously early by Spanish standards, aiming to have...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   12-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By mrskingred
We started off delayed and selective vaccination...

We started off delayed and selective vaccination (in USA), but are now almost up to date (at least by Spanish standards). DS got Hib, but has never had Prevnar. We were going to delay until after 2,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By mrskingred
My 5 yo loves his Brio Builder. He;s always...

My 5 yo loves his Brio Builder. He;s always constructing things with it. Vehicles, machines of all types, cameras, traps for dinosaurs and guns. He also plays with his wooden brio railway and with...
Forum: Parenting   11-04-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By mrskingred
As mentioned by pp, if you have never visited I...

As mentioned by pp, if you have never visited I would definitely do that first. Both DH and I are UK citizens, but we lived in the USA for 10+ years and DS was born in the US. We returned to the UK...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-18-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By mrskingred
Treat yourself to some new bras. As a pp said it...

Treat yourself to some new bras. As a pp said it really will make a lot of difference to how you feel. I bought various nursing bras as my size and shape changed, but when DS was 3.5 and only...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By mrskingred
I was hoping you'd get more replies, as I'm...

I was hoping you'd get more replies, as I'm weaning my 5 yo atm. So far its going well. We had spoken a lot about him not nursing after his 5th birthday over the past 4 or 5 months. He asked to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-04-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By mrskingred
I ended up buying all my bras from the UK, I did...

I ended up buying all my bras from the UK, I did have a bravado bra made up specially for me that I wore when the milk first came in. I also temporarily bought some cheap target nursing camis (size...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By mrskingred
I'm in a similar position to you. I live in...

I'm in a similar position to you. I live in Spain, my sister and parents live in NZ and my brother lives in the UK. I have already asked my brother and SIL if they would be DS legal guardian. We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mrskingred
DS started at 2yo with an Islabike Rothan -...

DS started at 2yo with an Islabike Rothan - fantastic lightweight aluminium balance bike. We liked it so much that we bought the next bike up in the range (CNOC 14 with pedals/brakes) just before we...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-05-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By mrskingred
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Bob Sears   06-03-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By mrskingred
Dear Dr. Bob,   My DS was vaccinated on a...

Dear Dr. Bob,
 
My DS was vaccinated on a delayed basis, so that by the time he was 18 months and we had left the US, he had received the vaccines for Hib (4), Polio (3), and DTaP (4) given one at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-01-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By mrskingred
I had massive oversupply and basically block...

I had massive oversupply and basically block nursed on demand as mentioned by the pp and also stopped eating my usual breakfast of porridge as I had been told that oats may increase milk production....
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-27-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,419
Posted By mrskingred
DS was 6.5 months when he grabbed a plum from DH...

DS was 6.5 months when he grabbed a plum from DH and started mouthing/sucking it. He refused to eat anything that was pureed but now loves porridge and soup.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By mrskingred
DS never had a bike with training wheels but...

DS never had a bike with training wheels but started at approx 2.5yo with a 12" balance bike. (He's in the 75-80% for H). At 3.5yo he got a regular 14" aluminum bike without training wheels and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By mrskingred
Growing up my brother and I wore boys hand me...

Growing up my brother and I wore boys hand me downs from the sons of a family friend. I wore boys jeans, cords and tees right up to about age 11, also boys swim trunks when we were on holiday. I...
Forum: Family Safety   05-20-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,634
Posted By mrskingred
Just wanted to point out that just as the use in...

Just wanted to point out that just as the use in of a european swedish car seat in the USA is illegal, the converse is true in europe including the UK.
Q: Can I use a seat from another country in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By mrskingred
DS had flu in mid March. I don't know exactly...

DS had flu in mid March. I don't know exactly how much weight he lost but now he weighs the same as he did in Nov. I had it as well and lost 2kg. His appetite has just about returned now, although...
Forum: Family Safety   05-12-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By mrskingred
Just wanted to add to LH comments that if your...

Just wanted to add to LH comments that if your 3yo is tall but light in weight you may want to consider the european seats that use an impact cushion for restraint until the child reaches 18kg, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By mrskingred
Hugs to you and uour DD. I hope she feels better...

Hugs to you and uour DD. I hope she feels better soon.
I have no idea about children's meds. I broke both my wrists (high impact compression fractures of the radius bones) and was prescribed...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-06-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,678
Posted By mrskingred
In the same boat here, DS will turn 5 in July...

In the same boat here, DS will turn 5 in July and is still actively nursing. We've cut down to two songs - he gets to choose the songs. The night before last he asked me when he would get big...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-02-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By mrskingred
DS was night weaned at 18 months because we...

DS was night weaned at 18 months because we moved in temporarily with my DH parents and his boyhood bed was too small for the 3 of us. So DS bedshared with daddy and I slept in his sisters room. He...
Forum: Family Safety   04-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By mrskingred
It's face make-up. Make-up/cosmetics requires...

It's face make-up. Make-up/cosmetics requires ingredient listing so the pencils have an ingredients list. Kids regularly get their faces painted here, especially for carnival.  
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By mrskingred
UK law does not make allowances for foreign...

UK law does not make allowances for foreign visitors. However, if it is just for a short visit you are unlikely to have any problems assuming that the seats will install correctly into whatever...
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