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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 10:45 PM
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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: 342
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: 459
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: 1,497
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: 2,525
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: 1,497
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: 1,337
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: 1,112
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: 1,371
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: 9
Views: 1,208
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: 2,525
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: 314
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
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: 527
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...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By faithrainbow
I discovered that my baby (now 11 weeks)...

I discovered that my baby (now 11 weeks) actually gets tired before 90 minutes--she usually starts showing little signs around 45 minutes after waking up and if I start putting her to sleep then...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,525
Posted By faithrainbow
Lilac, congrats on your rollers! How exciting!...

Lilac, congrats on your rollers! How exciting! And how great and interesting that they did it within three days of one another. It's fun to hear what your little guys are doing since they're a few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-25-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,525
Posted By faithrainbow
Hi Ladies!   Sophie and I are doing great....

Hi Ladies!
 
Sophie and I are doing great.  Sophie gave me a nice little reminder of how great she is normally, by being extremely fussy all day yesterday (6am to 8:30pm).  Dunno what was going on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By faithrainbow
how much you should expect to pay depends on...

how much you should expect to pay depends on where you live. Ask other moms in your area how much they pay, or go to care(dot)com and it will tell you how much sitters and helpers normally earn in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,525
Posted By faithrainbow
Sophie is not interested in the swing at all,...

Sophie is not interested in the swing at all, which is kind of a bummer. She'll tolerate being in it if she's awake and in a good mood, but seems just as happy --or more happy-- hanging out on the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By faithrainbow
I second what all these ladies say, and I just...

I second what all these ladies say, and I just wanted to add that I used to have a home daycare and frequently kids who were poor sleepers at home napped just fine with me, even the ones who were...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,525
Posted By faithrainbow
Yes, missing DH at night was one of my reasons...

Yes, missing DH at night was one of my reasons for setting Sophie up in her nursery (he is a light sleeper and has a hard time falling back to sleep when he wakes in the night. Not like me!). I set...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,525
Posted By faithrainbow
Poly, good to hear from you! Those pix are...

Poly, good to hear from you! Those pix are awesome! What a little cutie.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,525
Posted By faithrainbow
Our sleep has completely shifted for the better...

Our sleep has completely shifted for the better in the past week. I've been reading/working off of the book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child," and it gave me a couple of good tips. The thing that...
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