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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2014, 05:12 PM
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Views: 210
Posted By fullofhope08
15 month old biting other kids

Hi all,
My 15 month old has been biting for a while now, but I was his usual target. I would remind him not to do this and explain he was hurting me. I've been blaming it on teething as it seems at...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By fullofhope08
that is great! it's rewarding as a parent isn't...

that is great! it's rewarding as a parent isn't it, to see our kids absorb it all and perceive EC as just the norm.
My 4 year old innocently asked where I was planning on sitting our 15 month old to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By fullofhope08
our four year old went through a phase of this...

our four year old went through a phase of this when he was three as well. It was beyond frustrating. There were days I wondered if it would ever stop and if our approach was at all effective as he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By fullofhope08
Random question, but wondering when you don't...

Random question, but wondering when you don't necessarily need to wear a nursing bra at night. I know it's more important at first, but any reason it would be needed or not needed after a given...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By fullofhope08
My child is the same age so I'm not sure how...

My child is the same age so I'm not sure how much help I can be. But I think some natural consequences are possible. I do expect our ds to wipe up water if he spills it. He loves to have water...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi all, I keep wondering how much to worry...

Hi all,
I keep wondering how much to worry about my 8 month olds nap routine. He naps 2-3 times a day and for the most part, only for 45 minutes at a time. He's a happy boy and I had him falling...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By fullofhope08
Interesting thread. The things we worry about as...

Interesting thread. The things we worry about as mothers. Lol it's all helpful info. I remember another mother mentioning once that penis size varies a lot in their first years but levels out in...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-30-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi all, I did occasional ECing with my first...

Hi all, I did occasional ECing with my first from four months on and found it was great. He quickly started pooping exclusively in his potty and we'd catch a pee most days. By occasional I mean...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By fullofhope08
His delivery was extremely gentle, no...

His delivery was extremely gentle, no antibiotics. He was given one dose of antibiotics at a week old, which he threw up soon after receiving it. That was for cold #1 and a slight fever. The...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi all, my six month old has just started with...

Hi all, my six month old has just started with his fifth cold. He seems to manage them relatively well when he does get them, but I'm concerned that he's sick so often. I breastfeed and he's home...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,919
Posted By fullofhope08
Hey, I'm all for reviving this thread! My babe...

Hey, I'm all for reviving this thread! My babe was born two days after my oldest turned three. So I'm home for the year with the two of them and wonder why no one warned me this was the wrong age to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-12-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By fullofhope08
Hate to say it, but it is very reasonable to be...

Hate to say it, but it is very reasonable to be worried about this. My lo got a cold at a week old as it was going through the house. Three year old got it first, then baby and I. It is stressful,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,517
Posted By fullofhope08
Oops, my previous post shows up as one long...

Oops, my previous post shows up as one long quote. Just the first bit is quoted from another post. Rest is my rant http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,517
Posted By fullofhope08
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Infertility   08-08-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,598
Posted By fullofhope08
Hi Joy, I did end up weaning before our FET. It...

Hi Joy, I did end up weaning before our FET. It was tough as I would have preferred to keep nursing. My des weaned at 20 months. He would have kept going too, but he accepted my nudges to wean quite...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By fullofhope08
We are in the same boat with my 3 yo adjusting...

We are in the same boat with my 3 yo adjusting to his 6 week old brother. He was great at first but I'm seeing signs of pinching or hitting.its mostly when he's tired or feeling like I'm not giving...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By fullofhope08
Oh, you don't know how glad I am that I found...

Oh, you don't know how glad I am that I found this thread! You are describing my 3yo ds - the defiance, the pinging from thing to thing, the hitting and spitting. We recently had a second child and...
Forum: Homebirth   04-12-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By fullofhope08
Voondrop - I love your story! that would be...

Voondrop - I love your story! that would be perplexing to the babysat child. But it's great that teh kids have such an understanding of birth as a natural event. lunchforthesky - glad all went well...
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,743
Posted By fullofhope08
I love babywearing for the simplicity of it - no...

I love babywearing for the simplicity of it - no need to lug a car seat holding a baby, baby/little one is content to be close and I can still use my hands to do what I want. Expecting baby #2 next...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-19-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By fullofhope08
hi all, Our almost 3 year old ds is generally a...

hi all, Our almost 3 year old ds is generally a sweet child, very easy going and up for anything that's going on. We are trying to teach him emotional awareness so when he hits or acts up, we try to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By fullofhope08
Sassyfirechick, I wonder if your grandparents...

Sassyfirechick, I wonder if your grandparents were from my area originally. Our french is far from Parisian french, we live pretty rurally and it would definitely have been backwoods and isolated in...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-21-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By fullofhope08
I've been giving this a lot of thought lately...

I've been giving this a lot of thought lately and it's so interesting how approaches can vary so greatly. It's nice to hear how you all decided to approach the situation with your kids, and good to...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-15-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By fullofhope08
So good to find discussions about this! I've...

So good to find discussions about this! I've been worrying about this too with our 2.5 year old ds. I speak French to him, my dh speaks English mostly, but some French. Ds hears French and English...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By fullofhope08
thanks for your response PJ. We do live in a...

thanks for your response PJ. We do live in a predominantly french area and his schooling will be in french. But english is the language of our society - tv, when we leave our small village. and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-15-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By fullofhope08
hi all, We have a bilingual household with my...

hi all,
We have a bilingual household with my mother tongue being french and my dh speaking english. My dh has some arabic in his vocabulary as well from his cultural background that we are trying...
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