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Forum: Natural Body Care   05-30-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By madasmama
The zinc-oxide based sunscreen available at my...

The zinc-oxide based sunscreen available at my local health food store is SO expensive, I was wondering if I could use the plain old zinc oxide that I use on DD as diaper rash creme as sunscreen,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-08-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By madasmama
My DD just turned one last week and we're still...

My DD just turned one last week and we're still going strong! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Isn't it a great feeling?...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By madasmama
Garlic? Wow, who knew?!...

Garlic? Wow, who knew?! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By madasmama
I went to a used store and bought a bunch of...

I went to a used store and bought a bunch of durable toys that would clean easily for DD's b-day next week. I bought lots of extras, because everyone and their uncle wants to buy DD 1st birthday...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By madasmama
Consider asking her to try foods that are...

Consider asking her to try foods that are naturally iron-rich, instead of artificially "fortified." The iron is more bio-available in natural sources, especially breastmilk.
Forum: Diapering   03-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By madasmama
My 11-month-old DD is pretty skinny. It seems...

My 11-month-old DD is pretty skinny. It seems like all the diapers we have for her are too big around the tummy and around the legs, and she is always leaking out of them, which is really...
Forum: Diapering   03-18-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By madasmama
Do you think you might have buildup? That could...

Do you think you might have buildup? That could cause stiffness.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-06-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By madasmama
I remember reading and responding to your first...

I remember reading and responding to your first post, and I couldn't read this one without responding. I'm so sorry you still feel this way. Try to remember that there is no "normal" time at which...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-06-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By madasmama
I am not a vegetarian, however DD is a very...

I am not a vegetarian, however DD is a very picky eater and won't eat meat. I don't know much about vegetarian or vegan living so I'd love to hear some suggestions about other sources of iron that...
Forum: October 2007   02-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By madasmama
Quote: Originally Posted by amberbella...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amberbella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7406911)
I, for one, saw the movie "Idiocracy" and...
Forum: Diapering   02-25-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By madasmama
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaJessD...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaJessD http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7387189)
i can sew and have a sewing machine, so...
Forum: Diapering   02-25-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By madasmama
It would be pretty inconvenient because DD and I...

It would be pretty inconvenient because DD and I pretty much sleep through the night - when she wakes up, I nurse her in my sleep, so neither of us really wake up during the night. She just almost...
Forum: Diapering   02-25-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By madasmama
I've recently set myself a goal not to use any...

I've recently set myself a goal not to use any sposies for the next few months, so I've started CDing overnight. But I find that, when I add extra inserts to my fitteds, they become too big and the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-23-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By madasmama
You guys are amazing!...

You guys are amazing! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Thanks so much for all the great suggestions!
When I get a chance (I'm a bit backlogged with sewing projects, and...
Forum: Diapering   02-18-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By madasmama
I'm going to try out some of the suggestions...

I'm going to try out some of the suggestions here. Thanks everyone for posting. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with this problem; I thought I was just crazy! It's so frustrating!...
Forum: Diapering   02-17-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By madasmama
I use fitteds and covers, and whenever DD poos,...

I use fitteds and covers, and whenever DD poos, it leaks out from the diaper and gets onto the edges of the covers. The problem is that when it does, it gets into the seams and the elastics, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-17-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By madasmama
I hate it too! They grow like crazy, and if I...

I hate it too! They grow like crazy, and if I don't cut them twice a week, she scratches herself and leaves red marks. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I can't cut...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-17-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By madasmama
Thanks for the ideas everyone!...

Thanks for the ideas everyone! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
And I really liked that website! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I can't...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By madasmama
Can I use old towels to make inserts for pocket...

Can I use old towels to make inserts for pocket diapers and mama pads? And can I use old t-shirts? I want to make this stuff but I have no money right now and I'd like to get some use out of this...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   02-12-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By madasmama
I've always loved writing (even as a child) but...

I've always loved writing (even as a child) but as a teenager I started to stuggle with "getting in the zone" and ended up giving it up. Then, in my last year of high school, I took Writer's Craft,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-11-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By madasmama
I don't have a sewing machine, and I'm not very...

I don't have a sewing machine, and I'm not very good at sewing, but I can sew a bit by hand, and I'd really like to make myself some cloth pads. Are there any patterns that are really basic for...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-10-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By madasmama
Any libraries nearby? Toronto is great because...

Any libraries nearby?
Toronto is great because there are things to do everywhere, but unforunately they can get kind of costly. I remember as a kid we used to go the the science centre as a special...
Forum: Babywearing   02-08-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By madasmama
I'm also smaller-breasted and I love nursing in...

I'm also smaller-breasted and I love nursing in my mei tai, although I do think there will come a time where DD will grow too big to nurse in it, but for now, my larger-than-average 10-month-old...
Forum: Babywearing   02-08-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By madasmama
I always NIP in my mei tai, and I find that...

I always NIP in my mei tai, and I find that often the "nursies" will be covered by the straps, so you can't actually see very much, but I also usually wear a zippered sweater over the mei tai so...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-08-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,998
Posted By madasmama
Of course they do. They demonstrate most other...

Of course they do. They demonstrate most other emotions, don't they? They can express happiness, frustration, sadness, anger, disappointment, curiosity, and all sorts of other emotions, even if...
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