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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-20-2010, 09:40 PM
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Views: 205
Posted By carriereads
We live in Northeast Florida and I want to go to...

We live in Northeast Florida and I want to go to the mountains! Asheville in particular. Any suggestions on where to go with the family? DD is 3 years old.
I want to go hiking and just really enjoy...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-18-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By carriereads
DH, DD and I live in Neptune Beach, Florida...

DH, DD and I live in Neptune Beach, Florida (minutes from Jacksonville). We will be on the island of Kauai the whole month of August and part of Sept. We are looking for a short-term rental. Know of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-02-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By carriereads
I night weaned my 22 month old several weeks...

I night weaned my 22 month old several weeks ago. I thought it would be soooo hard because she has nursed through the night her whole life, and any time I've ever tried to say "nukkies are night...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   12-30-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By carriereads
While I usually hang out in the Nighttime...

While I usually hang out in the Nighttime Parenting or Health forums, I've been lurking here for a while, and always been nervous to post! I now have a request, though, that I think may spark some...
Forum: Women's Health   11-26-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By carriereads
DD has had a double ear infection for 2 weeks....

DD has had a double ear infection for 2 weeks. We tried natural remedies at first. But we ended up taking her to the ER on two consecutive days (Sat & Sun because of lethargy and no sleeping) and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-23-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By carriereads
For over two weeks now, my 19 month old DD wakes...

For over two weeks now, my 19 month old DD wakes in the middle of the night and will not go back to sleep. We share a bed, and she nurses on and off for an hour or more, and I feel like I'm going...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By carriereads
Yes, she is getting taller....So that's good! ...

Yes, she is getting taller....So that's good!
Thanks for the encouragement!!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By carriereads
Help!! At DD's 15 month dr. appt., she had only...

Help!! At DD's 15 month dr. appt., she had only gained 1 ounce. The doc recommended "power packing"... meaning to try to pack as many calories into every bite. She suggested whole milk, peanut...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By carriereads
The idea of a sling at the wedding is a good...

The idea of a sling at the wedding is a good one. Only thing, I think she is too big now for her hotsling, which she used to love to fall asleep in. I do have a Maya wrap that would probably work....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By carriereads
We will be there for 10 days. All this advice...

We will be there for 10 days.
All this advice is WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By carriereads
We are traveling to Hawaii in a few weeks (my...

We are traveling to Hawaii in a few weeks (my husband, myself and DD who is 13 mos). The flight with layovers will be around 14 hours. Once there, the time difference is 6 hours.
She is a very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,084
Posted By carriereads
DD has very sensitive skin.....can't even use...

DD has very sensitive skin.....can't even use california baby super sensitive. That said, the best thing I've found is vanicream. They have an spf 30 that works great. We live at the beach and are...
Forum: Women's Health   02-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By carriereads
I forgot to mention that I also took garlic...

I forgot to mention that I also took garlic (kyolic). 1 pill everyday. I think that really worked.
Forum: Women's Health   02-09-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By carriereads
I had the same thing and the tea tree oil...

I had the same thing and the tea tree oil definitely worked. It just takes a long time to heal....
Forum: Women's Health   02-07-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By carriereads
Thanks so much! I appreciate all that good...

Thanks so much! I appreciate all that good information. My husband will be much appreciative as well.
Forum: Women's Health   02-07-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By carriereads
I'm a first time mom and this is the first time...

I'm a first time mom and this is the first time my daughter has ever gotten sick. She has an ear infection and did not sleep for 4 nights straight. She cried and cried and the only rest she did get...
Forum: Women's Health   02-07-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By carriereads
we just went to the doc yesterday for DD's ear...

we just went to the doc yesterday for DD's ear infection. she also recommended chiropractic care. definitely something to try out before considering tubes. other suggestions were garlic oil (4 drops...
Forum: Writing for the Web   10-24-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,860
Posted By carriereads
The topic that gets me fired up is all this...

The topic that gets me fired up is all this "school readiness" and early academics that is being pushed on younger and younger children. I keep saying I think children need their own civil rights...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-23-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By carriereads
My dd is 6 months old. She sleeps next to me and...

My dd is 6 months old. She sleeps next to me and seems to stay pretty warm. She always kicks the sheet right off of her. So, at night she has always worn a short-sleeved onesie.
I'm just trying to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-12-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,089
Posted By carriereads
At 2 months, my DD slept A LOT in the sling, and...

At 2 months, my DD slept A LOT in the sling, and still does. She also used to sleep in a bouncy seat sometimes at that age. Now she takes naps in the arms reach co-sleeper (she sleeps with me at...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By carriereads
My DD is 5 months old. She usually goes to bed...

My DD is 5 months old. She usually goes to bed around 8 or 8:30. She gets up around 7:00. She wakes up for nursing throughout the night, but goes right back to sleep.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By carriereads
For the side-lying nurse, I sometimes lay all...

For the side-lying nurse, I sometimes lay all the way on my side, and sometimes sort of on my side/back with a pillow pushed against my back. My arm goes above DD's head, sometimes straight out, or...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-08-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By carriereads
My DD just turned five months old and does the...

My DD just turned five months old and does the same exact thing! She sleeps next to me, so when she wakes, she can immediately latch on. I usually fall right back asleep, so I feel well rested the...
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