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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2015, 10:02 PM
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Posted By faithrainbow
One thing you could try is to give her words and...

One thing you could try is to give her words and actions that she can use to feel more comfortable. "It looks like you're trying to say, 'I need more space.'" Or, "If that girl is too close to you,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By faithrainbow
I recommend the book "Raising Your Spirited...

I recommend the book "Raising Your Spirited Child" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. It gives really concrete advice on helping kids who feel things more strongly than others do. Good luck, Mama! Keep...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2015, 01:38 PM
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Views: 1,858
Posted By faithrainbow
When I was a kid I signed up for gymnastics class...

When I was a kid I signed up for gymnastics class with a friend at age 11. She very quickly outstripped me, but I always enjoyed going even though I was never any good at it. Like a previous poster...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2014, 02:18 PM
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Views: 808
Posted By faithrainbow
At 13 months, I wonder if you little one might do...

At 13 months, I wonder if you little one might do a short (45 min) nap at 5pm? Or would that ruin bedtime? Otherwise, I'd second the suggestion for a 6:30 bedtime. Many kids wake at the same time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By faithrainbow
Try helping her learn to read other people's...

Try helping her learn to read other people's reactions to what she's doing. So if she's trying to rough-house with another child and that other child clearly doesn't like it, point out what physical...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By faithrainbow
It is super normal for kids to regress when a new...

It is super normal for kids to regress when a new baby comes along. Can you schedule some time when it's just you and her, without the baby? Pour some lovin' into her. Remind her about the "good...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By faithrainbow
Your baby may be trying to tell you something, in...

Your baby may be trying to tell you something, in the only way she knows how. Maybe she has a UTI and it hurts to pee? Maybe she feels your negative energy toward her and it makes it hard for her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By faithrainbow
My prenatal/postnatal yoga teacher is kind of...

My prenatal/postnatal yoga teacher is kind of like a therapist to me :) and she has said in many classes to try not to make any big relationship decisions in the first year of parenthood, if you can...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By faithrainbow
I don't really have any advice for you, except to...

I don't really have any advice for you, except to say good luck! And I bet that he will start eating more solids if your supply does dip--hunger is the best sauce! I know some people are against...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By faithrainbow
One thing you might try is having the new doll be...

One thing you might try is having the new doll be YOUR dolly for awhile, and you treat it lovingly and carefully, and "let" your daughter play with it only from time to time, while you watch. And...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By faithrainbow
If she weren't waking up to pee, I'd suggest that...

If she weren't waking up to pee, I'd suggest that you consider getting a crib tent.

Here's some stuff that I've seen work pretty well:
http://joyfultoddlers.com/2012/03/moving-to-a-big-kid-bed/
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By faithrainbow
I agree that perhaps it's because you're always...

I agree that perhaps it's because you're always there you're taken for granted, where as her other mom is only there sometimes so she's more special. If it's possible I'd try and structure in some...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-24-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By faithrainbow
My daughter (now 7 months) actually started...

My daughter (now 7 months) actually started sleeping much better when she started sleeping in her own crib, in her own room. I know that she still wakes up periodically through the night because I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,006
Posted By faithrainbow
How's everyone doing? Sophie is VERY excited...

How's everyone doing? Sophie is VERY excited about food! Nanny feeds her purees, I do baby-led-weaning. She, DH and I all had dinner together the other night and it was beyond sweet. Put a square...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By faithrainbow
You might also try nursing him more frequently...

You might also try nursing him more frequently during the day, so that he's not so hungry at night.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By faithrainbow
I've flown three times with my babe (now 6...

I've flown three times with my babe (now 6 months). Twice with a companion, once solo.

-The hardest part for me was folding the stroller at the end of the ramp. Once I realized to put her in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By faithrainbow
My baby was awake more until I learned to...

My baby was awake more until I learned to recognize her drowsy signals (at around six weeks old), and then she started sleeping exactly how you're describing. She's now six months and she still...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,614
Posted By faithrainbow
You're certainly prepared, lol! My SIL gave my...

You're certainly prepared, lol! My SIL gave my daughter an ice cube tied into the center of a knot of a dish towel, and she loved it! Most of the towel was dry so her hands didn't get cold, and it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By faithrainbow
Another idea: try lying down on the bed and...

Another idea: try lying down on the bed and "napping" yourself, making the space as dark and boring as possible. Your little one can crawl around the bed until he wears himself out, then goes to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,006
Posted By faithrainbow
Yay for crawling babies!!!! Way to go, Edward! ...

Yay for crawling babies!!!! Way to go, Edward!

Sophie turned five months last week and it seems like she has done some major growing in the past couple of weeks. She has rolled over probably 8...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By faithrainbow
I worked in a Waldorf toddler room with 12-36...

I worked in a Waldorf toddler room with 12-36 month olds, and we used real cups for 90% of our kids (a few just couldn't hack it yet).  My favorite kind were the enamel camping espresso cups:...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,006
Posted By faithrainbow
Wow, Violet, that sounds intense!  But so great...

Wow, Violet, that sounds intense!  But so great that your husband is finally realizing that he needs to step up.  That must feel like a relief.  My DH has been getting (minimally) more involved as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,006
Posted By faithrainbow
Thanks, ladies, good ideas!  I think she may...

Thanks, ladies, good ideas!  I think she may take it eventually.  At this point she will happily allow the nipple into her mouth, she just won't suck on it.  I got some faster-flow nipples, so...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,006
Posted By faithrainbow
Happy Mother's Day, Mamas!  Jenny, thanks for...

Happy Mother's Day, Mamas!  Jenny, thanks for starting this thread up again.  We're doing great at our house.  Sophie will be four months tomorrow, and she is a total delight.  She is smiley and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By faithrainbow
My daughter is three months old and I nurse her...

My daughter is three months old and I nurse her to sleep initially, but if she stirs or wakes I shush and pat her till she falls back to sleep.  Most of the time this works really well, unless she's...
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