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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By bluedaisy
5 year old has a hard time falling asleep

My 5 year old has had sleep issues from day 1. She seems to have a hard time settling down into sleep.

As a baby, it would take an average of 45 min of nursing every single time she was going to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks everyone,   the TIG is made with...

Thanks everyone,
 
the TIG is made with human antibodies, the antiserum is made with horse antibodies.  I think there is more of a risk of an allergic reaction with the antiserum so that is why...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
UPDATE - we live in a foreign country which is...

UPDATE - we live in a foreign country which is why we had such a hard time finding the TIG...
 
Then, on top of everything our house was broken into on Sunday and our computers and internet router...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
I still haven't been able to find the TIG....the...

I still haven't been able to find the TIG....the wound looks ok and I keep putting on hydrogen peroxide which bubbles up nicely....
 
If I can find it I will give it her, if not I will keep...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
UPDATE - when my daughter was going to bed, I...

UPDATE - when my daughter was going to bed, I asked her to pick off the scab that was starting to form (she loves picking scabs) and I was able to squeeze out a drop or two of blood which made me...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
My 5 year old daughter was visiting a friend on...

My 5 year old daughter was visiting a friend on her farm and she fell on a board that had a small piece of nail sticking out.  She got a small puncture wound on her leg - it's not very deep, but it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By bluedaisy
MAGNESIUM!!   there is a magnesium...

MAGNESIUM!!
 
there is a magnesium supplement called "calm" - we had terrible sleep issues with DD - I am sure there are lots of archives with my many posts asking for help.  DD would be awake for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-27-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By bluedaisy
My favorite books:   the business of baby ...

My favorite books:
 
the business of baby  http://www.amazon.com/The-Business-Baby-Corporations-Childbirth/dp/1451636083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388174771&sr=8-1&keywords=the+business+of+baby...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-13-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By bluedaisy
No, thankfully none of us did!   the crazy...

No, thankfully none of us did!
 
the crazy thing was that DD got chicken pox exactly two weeks after getting the mumps - (poor girl!  but it was also very mild and now she is immune to both of...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-25-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By bluedaisy
Hi happilymama2, thanks for the concern!  DD is...

Hi happilymama2, thanks for the concern!  DD is recovered and it was very mild - she had one day of a mild fever (101-102) where she literally slept the whole day (from noon until the next morning,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By bluedaisy
My 4 year old DD has the mumps (there was a case...

My 4 year old DD has the mumps (there was a case in her school) and I'm guessing my 20 month old DS will get it too - any suggestions for natural treatment and relieving the discomfort?  Thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,576
Posted By bluedaisy
My daughter is very sensitive, and we made a...

My daughter is very sensitive, and we made a HUGE life move (to another continent) just months before starting preschool.  I knew she would not be ok to be dropped off in a new environment without...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-19-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By bluedaisy
I live in Uganda and travel to other countries...

I live in Uganda and travel to other countries in Africa a few times a year.  Recently, they have begun to check more for yellowfever cards when people travel.  I have several friends that have been...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-24-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By bluedaisy
Thank you all so much for your kind posts...I...

Thank you all so much for your kind posts...I hadn't checked this post in a while so I just read most of the responses now.
 
It's helpful to know there are others in the same situation and that...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-24-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By bluedaisy
I'm American, DH is Kenyan, and we are currently...

I'm American, DH is Kenyan, and we are currently living in Uganda. 
 
One thing I've noticed is that Ugandan culture is very "shame based" in dealing with children and getting them to behave.  Our...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-24-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By bluedaisy
Nikkiw - I am married to a Kenyan and we lived...

Nikkiw - I am married to a Kenyan and we lived in Moshi for 8 months...I responded to this thread earlier, but I would happy to answer any other questions if there are specific things you want to...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-02-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks for the encouragement...lazurii...how did...

Thanks for the encouragement...lazurii...how did you wean?  Was it a smooth transition for your children?  Most of th things i've read about weaning are geared toward much younger children
 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By bluedaisy
My first child, DD, is 4.5 and my DS is 16...

My first child, DD, is 4.5 and my DS is 16 months, and I'm tandem nursing.
 
I have been committed to the idea of CLW, especially since my DD is very sensitive and VERY attached to bf.
 ...
Forum: Allergies   05-15-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By bluedaisy
My 15 month old son has mild eczema - when he...

My 15 month old son has mild eczema - when he gets flare ups he gets quite itchy and can't sleep, and scratches until he bleeds sometimes.
 
We have no idea what is causing it, and at this point...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks for the reply sbgrace - I'm also thinking...

Thanks for the reply sbgrace - I'm also thinking it's just wonky hormones...
 
I read about implantation bleeding and it seems like it could be that, but it seems a bit too soon (day 21 of my...
Forum: Women's Health   04-22-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By bluedaisy
I have an almost 15 month old son and just got...

I have an almost 15 month old son and just got my first postpartum period on March 30th.
 
Then, on April 18th (day 20 of my cycle) I got some light bleeding.  It was enough that I had to wear a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-16-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks for the comments, I did end up posting: ...

Thanks for the comments, I did end up posting:
 
Sorry to hear they've been having a hard time! HepB is acutally an STD, so unless your babies will be having unprotected sex or sharing needles...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-15-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By bluedaisy
I always cringe when I read facebook posts about...

I always cringe when I read facebook posts about my friends giving their babies their shots.  I usually don't say anything unless someone posts something asking for advice or opinions, and although...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-04-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By bluedaisy
My son has eczema and we live in Uganda where...

My son has eczema and we live in Uganda where there are NO options for free and clear detergents.  So I am considering two options:
 
Making my own - I can get pure soap flakes (it says made from...
Forum: Women's Health   03-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By bluedaisy
I'm pretty sure my one year old son has...

I'm pretty sure my one year old son has eczema...he has very dry skin on both legs that gets cracked and scaly and sometimes bleeds and scabs over.  I see him itching it often, although it doesn't...
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