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Forum: Diapering   01-02-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By merbear0929
My DD was 8 lb 13 oz at birth, and I used...

My DD was 8 lb 13 oz at birth, and I used newborn prefolds with her for about 3-4 months. She did gain weight very slowly, though, due to a milk intolerance that I didn't figure out very quickly. I...
Forum: Diapering   11-17-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By merbear0929
This may not be super helpful, but I can say the...

This may not be super helpful, but I can say the flips trainers are not a good option. We tried one last night with my just-trained two year old, and she wrote up with everything in the bed soaked....
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By merbear0929
DS is almost 4, and DD is 22 months. They are...

DS is almost 4, and DD is 22 months. They are starting lessons with ISR (infant swimming resource) next week. They will not be learning formal strokes, but they will learn to swim with their faces...
Forum: Diapering   05-11-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By merbear0929
The Flip trainers are nice. They pull on and...

The Flip trainers are nice. They pull on and off, but also have snaps. And the inserts snap in place, too. You can use one cover and just change the insert if she wets.
Forum: Diapering   04-23-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By merbear0929
I love my flips. I use them now with the organic...

I love my flips. I use them now with the organic inserts (the original ones, not the newer ones) but when DD was smaller, i used them with newborn prefolds, just tri folded, and theu worked great....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,674
Posted By merbear0929
I had a wonderful hospital natural birth with my...

I had a wonderful hospital natural birth with my second child. My recommendations for achieving this are:
1) be informed. Do your research. Understand what the possible interventions are and when...
Forum: Diapering   01-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By merbear0929
I used disposables with my son the first 6...

I used disposables with my son the first 6 months, and I had way more blowouts with them than with cloth. We used CDs with my daughter from the beginning and rarely had issues. The few problems we...
Forum: Babywearing   10-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By merbear0929
Like others have said, I had a bucket seat, but...

Like others have said, I had a bucket seat, but it stayed in the car about 98% of the time. My daughter almost never falls asleep in the car, so I didn't have to worry about waking her. Plus, with a...
Forum: Diapering   10-19-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By merbear0929
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Basylica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365453/need-a-completely-new-stash-for-daycare#post_17145242)
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Forum: Diapering   10-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By merbear0929
I have a couple of the BGEs and we love them. I...

I have a couple of the BGEs and we love them. I don't think the snapping should be a big issue. At my daughter's daycare, there are only 3 kids in her class, and they all wear cloth! When I send...
Forum: Diapering   02-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By merbear0929
I love hemp doublers. They have worked great for...

I love hemp doublers. They have worked great for my 6 month old and also my older son. I have used Hemp Babies by cotton babies. I put them in a pocket diaper behind the regular insert, but you...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-24-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,560
Posted By merbear0929
I use the SO Delicious coffee creamer, too. It...

I use the SO Delicious coffee creamer, too. It is so good! I think I actually prefer it to my normal creamer.
Forum: Babywearing   01-15-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By merbear0929
I would suggest an Ergo or a mei tai. I have a...

I would suggest an Ergo or a mei tai. I have a Baby Hawk mei tai that I started using with my son when he was around 5-6 months. It worked great for a long time. I just got an Ergo for DD. She is a...
Forum: Diapering   01-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By merbear0929
We use it for everything! It works great!

We use it for everything! It works great!
Forum: Diapering   01-14-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By merbear0929
We started with the liquid and then switched to...

We started with the liquid and then switched to the powder because it was cheaper. I haven't noticed any difference in how well it cleans our clothes or diapers.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-08-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,668
Posted By merbear0929
I am so glad to have found this post! I have...

I am so glad to have found this post! I have just started eliminating dairy from my diet for the sake of breast-feeding my daughter. She seems to be having digestive issues, so I am hoping cutting...
Forum: Diapering   05-11-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,181
Posted By merbear0929
I second the trial package. I think that is a...

I second the trial package. I think that is a great way for you to see what you really like. Every mom is different, and even every baby can be a bit different. Diapers that fit your first child...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-14-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By merbear0929
I am so excited about this event! And, I love...

I am so excited about this event! And, I love Natural Baby! I am so glad they moved into downtown!
Forum: August 2011   04-11-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,402
Posted By merbear0929
I only shave the sides and top, and I trim the...

I only shave the sides and top, and I trim the front when it gets unruly! For now, I am doing ok with seeing and going by feel, but I plan to use a hand mirror when it gets too hard. I will probably...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-08-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By merbear0929
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Xantho http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-07-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By merbear0929
I am starting a Brio class in a week and a half,...

I am starting a Brio class in a week and a half, and I cannot wait! I did a little research, but basically I chose the Brio because I already knew the teacher, and I think she is wonderful. (She has...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By merbear0929
I am due in early August! I have also heard...

I am due in early August!
I have also heard good things about Greer... I may have to look into my insurance and see if that would be feasible. 
 
I wish I could go with a midwife and birth...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-04-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By merbear0929
I just posted basically this same thread, and...

I just posted basically this same thread, and then I started browsing through the old ones! 
Have you had your baby yet? I am just wondering about your experience! I am due in August, and hoping...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By merbear0929
Hi! I am wondering if anyone has had a natural...

Hi! I am wondering if anyone has had a natural birth at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC? I am trying to determine how easy or difficult it is going to be for me to have a natural...
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