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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By earthmama4
Fragrances in soaps, detergents, and lotions...

Fragrances in soaps, detergents, and lotions were the biggest trigger for my oldest. Once we switched to fragrance free everything, it cleared up considerably. Winter was always a flare up time as...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-15-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By earthmama4
All my older boys weaned at that age and it was...

All my older boys weaned at that age and it was easy peasy. I got a bee in my bonnet to nurse my 4th till two and sure enough at 16 months he did what your daughter is doing. I pushed and encouraged...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-15-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By earthmama4
I never got to baseline with DS4. I was on a TED...

I never got to baseline with DS4. I was on a TED most of his first year and while he survived he certainly didn't thrive. He fell off his growth chart by the end of that year, though he grew in...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-15-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,560
Posted By earthmama4
My 5 and 2 year old have had zero vaccinations....

My 5 and 2 year old have had zero vaccinations. They have been extremely healthy in comparison to their fully vaccinated same age cousins as well as compared to the early childhood history of their...
Forum: VBAC   11-15-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By earthmama4
I looked into this recently because I live in a...

I looked into this recently because I live in a new area and the OBs and MWs here are a lot more conservative with their use of pitocin and vbacs and I even had to change practices because an OB...
Forum: VBAC   11-15-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By earthmama4
Two stories for you.    Mine: We tried the...

Two stories for you. 
 
Mine: We tried the breaking of my waters and labor just didn't come. We waited most of the day, then tried a really really low dose of pit and I started contractions but...
Forum: Diapering   11-14-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By earthmama4
I did with my 5th. I had tiny prefolds,...

I did with my 5th. I had tiny prefolds, snappies, and some mama made woolies. After half a dozen changes though, I developed a complication from my epidural and couldn't walk for nearly 14 hours! I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By earthmama4
With all my other kids, around 2 or so...

With all my other kids, around 2 or so the toddler moves into a twin bed in another room and Mom or Dad lays down with him till he falls asleep. He generally will stay there for most of the night,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By earthmama4
Can you get new sketchers so the velcro will be...

Can you get new sketchers so the velcro will be stronger? I would try to stick with what is working. I hear your pain. My very sensitive 12 yr old is awful when its time to buy new shoes. I should...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By earthmama4
My 15 yr old with ASD tells me that looking me...

My 15 yr old with ASD tells me that looking me in the eyes is too intense. He told me that its like "you can see straight into my soul". His words. My other son tells me that its distracting. He...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,474
Posted By earthmama4
A trip to Playland is a very motivating factor...

A trip to Playland is a very motivating factor for my intense 4 yr old. He was struggling to listen to directions at home and when I told him that he could earn a Playland trip (we hadn't been in a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-15-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,364
Posted By earthmama4
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lalloronita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Allergies   10-13-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By earthmama4
I am thinking more and more that wheat is the...

I am thinking more and more that wheat is the enemy in this house. Sorry this is long but trying to give the whole picture and would love some advice/feedback.
 
I had no issues with wheat at all...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-13-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,548
Posted By earthmama4
I got my milk supply up for my 3rd by using a...

I got my milk supply up for my 3rd by using a baby scale for weighed feedings. I would weigh him before and after and then based on what he took, supplement with around an oz of formula while I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By earthmama4
Typical measures won't work with ASD kids. Took...

Typical measures won't work with ASD kids. Took me many years to figure that out. Work with what you have and build from there. If he eats apples, will he dip them in peanut butter? Apples are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By earthmama4
Aren't hormones fun? And in my house, 4 yr olds...

Aren't hormones fun? And in my house, 4 yr olds are worse that 2 year olds. Its a little known fact they go through that stage again at 4, this time with a large vocabulary. 
 
Sorry, I really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By earthmama4
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by amber3902 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Diapering   09-26-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By earthmama4
We always treat diaper rashes with Desitin...

We always treat diaper rashes with Desitin (purple box) and a sposie. No CD-safe cream has worked for us. Hope your LO feels better soon!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By earthmama4
I just lay down with my kids to get them to...

I just lay down with my kids to get them to sleep then I get up and go get stuff done, leaving them in the bed. If they take too long to fall asleep I tend to fall asleep too, especially being...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By earthmama4
Melatonin. Some kids just don't produce enough....

Melatonin. Some kids just don't produce enough. Even after weaning my DS would lay there forever and just not fall asleep. We would lay with him starting at 9pm and he usually fell asleep around...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By earthmama4
I get it. I was so happy the first time my DS...

I get it. I was so happy the first time my DS got in trouble for talking too much in class in 7th grade! He was essentially mute at school from K-6th grade. I was thrilled he had friends and felt...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By earthmama4
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by amber3902 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-23-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By earthmama4
I get terrible postpartum anxiety. It is...

I get terrible postpartum anxiety. It is hell. There is no way to will yourself out of that. Its chemical and beyond your control. I know so many moms are against taking meds but please keep in mind...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-15-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By earthmama4
I know its normal. I know its a phase. But I am...

I know its normal. I know its a phase. But I am really sick of it. I am 30 weeks pregnant and he's just been super argumentative, critical, and rude the last week and esp the last three evenings in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By earthmama4
We've talked a lot about it in our house. While...

We've talked a lot about it in our house. While its tempting for me at times as a person who struggles with anxiety, I have never used and would be very uncomfortable with anyone in my family using,...
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