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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2012, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Ginger Bean
This summer my son had a bad fall and damaged...

This summer my son had a bad fall and damaged two of his front teeth. The dentist wanted to wait and see, as they didn't look too bad then. Now they've gotten much worse and he needs work done...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-03-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Ginger Bean
Yes, Dr. Laura Markham is GREAT! Her website...

Yes, Dr. Laura Markham is GREAT! Her website changed my whole view of parenting.
 
Have you considered making a little morning routine chart with pictures of what he's supposed to do?
 
Wake up,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-30-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Ginger Bean
My favorite sites:   ...

My favorite sites:
 
http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/04/baby-interrupted-7-ways-to-build-your-childs-focus-and-attention-span/
 
http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-29-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By Ginger Bean
Here's a great article about independent play: ...

Here's a great article about independent play:
 
http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/04/baby-interrupted-7-ways-to-build-your-childs-focus-and-attention-span/
 
I believe in attachment parenting,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ginger Bean
  Quote:It's a funny comment about mattresses...


Quote:It's a funny comment about mattresses on the floor, since "a big mattress on the floor" was winning the poll on this site for favorite co-sleeping devices last time I checked in.


 ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-20-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ginger Bean
  Quote:I don't suppose the city would...


Quote:I don't suppose the city would consider handing out co-sleepers instead of pack and plays?


 
I don't think that's really practical. They're expensive for one thing -- pack-n-plays are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-20-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,098
Posted By Ginger Bean
Sorry to hijack this thread with a tangent, but...

Sorry to hijack this thread with a tangent, but I was wondering:
 
What is a good age to get a play kitchen? Is 14mo too young? I'm not worried about safety/destruction -- just that he wouldn't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-20-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ginger Bean
http://www.askdrsears.com/news/latest-news/dr-sea...

http://www.askdrsears.com/news/latest-news/dr-sears-addresses-recent-co-sleeping-concerns
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-17-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ginger Bean
This is second-hand information that I found on...

This is second-hand information that I found on another forum. The poster is someone I trust, but I haven't researched it myself.
 
 
Quote:About the AAP 'SIDS and Cosleeping' policy statement- I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Ginger Bean
When did she start taking 1 nap? Did you...

When did she start taking 1 nap? Did you transition her, or was it something that just happened on its own?
 
She may still need 2 naps. The average age for moving from 2 naps to 1 nap is 15-18...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-25-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Ginger Bean
Just a question: why did you prefer to rock him...

Just a question: why did you prefer to rock him rather than nurse him to sleep?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-25-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Ginger Bean
When my son was a young baby, he wore cotton...

When my son was a young baby, he wore cotton one-piece footed sleepers all day (for the most part). In bed, I would put him in a sleep sack. We bed-share, but he's never been much of a cuddler and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Ginger Bean
My 13mo son crawls in the woods and picks up...

My 13mo son crawls in the woods and picks up leaves and sticks. He has washable markers, but he's not that interested yet.
 
I don't see what's wrong with these things...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ginger Bean
I think it's normal toddler behavior. :)   I...

I think it's normal toddler behavior. :)
 
I try to restrict the amount of toys my son has access to. Most of his toys are put away in the closet. I think children play better and develop longer...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By Ginger Bean
My 13mo will eat raw apple (cut into thin...

My 13mo will eat raw apple (cut into thin sticks) and other things that require some chewing, but he has a real hard time with anything dry and grainy. He won't eat cheerios, cookies, bread, puffs,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-19-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Ginger Bean
It's simple. You can keep co-sleeping with your...

It's simple. You can keep co-sleeping with your babies, and he can sleep on the couch.
 
It's not safe for him to sleep with a newborn.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-18-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ginger Bean
Yeah, I just started my own thread about...

Yeah, I just started my own thread about something similar. My son wakes up screaming and crying -- very hard to get him to calm down -- when he's skipped his second nap.
 
Is your son...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Ginger Bean
My 13mo son has slept alone in our bed since...

My 13mo son has slept alone in our bed since coming home from hospital -- even now he does and he can crawl and almost walk.
 
I think it does depend on the temperament of your baby. I'm not sure...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-17-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Ginger Bean
Thanks, I will try that!   I made a point of...

Thanks, I will try that!
 
I made a point of always offering the breast before solids when he was under 1. Now I don't really think about it, but I should.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-17-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Ginger Bean
Thanks for your replies! Things have been better...

Thanks for your replies! Things have been better for the past few days, with him taking 2 naps and going to bed no trouble.
 
I read some kind of newsletter from the Sleep Lady about this nap...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Ginger Bean
Thanks! Yes, that makes sense. I wonder how long...

Thanks! Yes, that makes sense. I wonder how long this will go on. It's awful. :(
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Ginger Bean
Thanks for your replies! I feel better. I was...

Thanks for your replies! I feel better. I was just worried that he wasn't getting proper nutrition in the day or something.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Ginger Bean
Sorry this is so long, but I hope someone can...

Sorry this is so long, but I hope someone can help me with this problem, because it's breaking my heart to see my son cry and scream.
 
He's 13mo and lately his routine has been:
 
Wake around...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-13-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Ginger Bean
Is this normal? I don't mean comfort...

Is this normal? I don't mean comfort nursing/frequent nightwaking, but long, deep draining of the breast every 2 hours at night.
 
He has 3 solid meals a day. He probably eats a substantial amount...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-12-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,756
Posted By Ginger Bean
I would try a later bedtime for a while, like...

I would try a later bedtime for a while, like 9:30-10:30.
 
My son (13mo) has always needed less sleep than the typical baby. Not way less, just slightly less -- but if he goes to bed at the...
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