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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-10-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By sibilant
Cross-posting...

Cross-posting from http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389466/submitting-religious-exemption-form-for-daycare-for-under-vaccinated-child in hopes of getting a response. 
 
My younger son is 18...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-10-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By sibilant
The DCP runs a licensed daycare and has to...

The DCP runs a licensed daycare and has to submit certain forms to some official organization, state-run, I assume.

Just moved and have spotty internet access, but would still very much love any...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By sibilant
(I just found out about the Massachusetts...

(I just found out about the Massachusetts Immunization Information System, which I hadn't known about and so of course hadn't opted out of. Does it change anything? Exhausting.)
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By sibilant
My younger son is 18 months and about to start...

My younger son is 18 months and about to start daycare in Massachusetts. He has been vaccinated on a slower schedule, but will be caught up in the next couple of years. The daycare asks for a form...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-24-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By sibilant
Are you still meeting? I have a 7-week-old and...

Are you still meeting? I have a 7-week-old and would love to join. I couldn't come tomorrow (my four-year-old is home with what is likely chicken pox), but hopefully next week. But I can't tell...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,143
Posted By sibilant
Thanks, wendizbaby! -- reading the reviews on...

Thanks, wendizbaby! -- reading the reviews on Amazon now.
 
It's a little pricier and fancier than I was hoping (the temperature thing and the LED screen is a minus for me), but it does have the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By sibilant
How silly of me --- I missed these responses...

How silly of me --- I missed these responses earlier! 
 
The cosleeper is some kind of Arm's Reach: a hand-me-down, so I'm not entirely sure what kind. I don't think there's anything chemical-free...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,143
Posted By sibilant
I'd like to buy a simple inexpensive baby...

I'd like to buy a simple inexpensive baby monitor with two key features: I want to be able to set it on "voice activation" mode, where the receiver is completely silent --- not even static ---...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By sibilant
I'm expecting my second child within the next...

I'm expecting my second child within the next month, and would like to have him sleep on some kind of chemical-free mattress.
 
Our first child slept in a variety of places in our room until he...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-23-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By sibilant
I'd like to buy a twin mattress for my son; he's...

I'd like to buy a twin mattress for my son; he's on the top bunk so that the mattress has to be on the slim side. I've been looking at the options on Pure-Rest (for...
Forum: February 2012   01-17-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By sibilant
But how do you know what size you will need?...

But how do you know what size you will need? I've read so many Belly Bandit reviews that say you'll need two sizes, one for right after birth and another for a bit later -- and this seems insanely...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-12-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By sibilant
I keep dropping my crystal deodorant rock in the...

I keep dropping my crystal deodorant rock in the bathroom and it breaks into pieces on the tiles, which creates uncomfortable jagged edges. The kind I like to get has a nice egg shape but is pretty...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-12-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By sibilant
I live in Cambridge, Mass, and would like to buy...

I live in Cambridge, Mass, and would like to buy a potette plus potty for my son before we travel this weekend. I see that you can buy it online in a few places, but does anyone know of a real store...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By sibilant
Thanks for all the responses -- was interesting...

Thanks for all the responses -- was interesting to see a real split in opinion (especially one not too acrimonious)!

To update, I started taking the penicillin yesterday. For what it's worth, it...
Forum: Women's Health   02-19-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By sibilant
Got sick on Friday -- one day of fever, three...

Got sick on Friday -- one day of fever, three days of excruciating sore throat, now just very mild symptoms.

Went to the doctor on Tuesday after the weekend. Last night -- Thursday -- finally...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-23-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By sibilant
Thanks for the link. So is Pediarix too new...

Thanks for the link.

So is Pediarix too new to have any kind of risk-benefit analysis for laymen -- in a book, or an online article, etc.?
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-23-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By sibilant
I went ahead with the combo (which is guess is...

I went ahead with the combo (which is guess is Pediarix, not Pediatrix). I don't know if it was the right thing to do; Hep B could have clearly been delayed for years.
We do like our pediatrician a...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-22-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By sibilant
Does anyone know anything about this combination...

Does anyone know anything about this combination vaccine? I've been looking at the Sears book, and he doesn't talk about this one; maybe it's too new.

Specifically, my kid (20 months) is going to...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-22-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By sibilant
I don't know much about it, but my understanding...

I don't know much about it, but my understanding is yes.

Sears on p. 93 of the Vaccine Book:
"Some parents choose to get the M, M, and R components in separate injections. While this does mean...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-19-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By sibilant
Thank you, everybody, for your thoughts. ...

Thank you, everybody, for your thoughts.

I'm less anxious about the situation; I think we'll keep him in underwear or tights in the house, diapers outside unless we're very close to the house;...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-18-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By sibilant
My son is 19 months old. We started putting him...

My son is 19 months old. We started putting him on the potty when he was three months old; there were weeks when it worked well and weeks when it didn't, weeks when we were very consistent about it...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-18-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By sibilant
Does anyone have suggestions for how to get an...

Does anyone have suggestions for how to get an appointment at the Marino Center?

I've called and left messages twice now, once on the general appointment line and once on the appointment lady's...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-16-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By sibilant
I'd love to get some recommendations for a...

I'd love to get some recommendations for a primary care doctor in or near Cambridge.

Ideally, I'd love to find a woman, one I can respect and trust, knowledgeable yet flexible, not too quick to...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-16-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By sibilant
Also, if your little one was ten weeks in...

Also, if your little one was ten weeks in September, he may be ready to play -- there's a wonderful little playground on Maple Ave. off Cambridge. It's fabulous for very young children, and there's...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-16-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By sibilant
We're quite happy with Dr. Marcia Dworkind at...

We're quite happy with Dr. Marcia Dworkind at the East Cambridge Health Center. It's maybe a 15-minute walk from Inman Square.

She's been around for a while, lives in Cambridge, very flexible and...
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