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Forum: Toddler Health   Yesterday, 10:14 PM
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Posted By cynthiamoon
Beautifully put.

Beautifully put.
Forum: Toddler Health   Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By cynthiamoon
Oh dear. I am sending you so much good will and...

Oh dear. I am sending you so much good will and good vibes, and just love on your baby because you know that's good. And he can know you are a little worried and still feel secure.

I have to say...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By cynthiamoon
Turns out "jeggings" are also to be found in...

Turns out "jeggings" are also to be found in toddler clothes now! You may have to shop the girl's section though. I didn't see it in Old Navy boys, but I did see them in girls. We always shop both...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By cynthiamoon
It turns out I didn't have to say a single word...

It turns out I didn't have to say a single word for grandma and grandpa to realize that if this is the case, we'd always be booking with an outside sitter, and they came over anyway. DD's cold was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By cynthiamoon
Gross! But it makes me feel less paranoid about...

Gross! But it makes me feel less paranoid about my choice to keep all public pics of DD fully clothed and zero drama. For example, I'd never shame her (even in a "harmless" funny "oops, silly baby"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By cynthiamoon
You could just use any other soap you have on...

You could just use any other soap you have on hand, since all it does is bind oil to water to help it rinse off. It doesn't have to be a harsh detergent to work on something gentle like olive oil.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,399
Posted By cynthiamoon
Let me just say, that you have to exercise...

Let me just say, that you have to exercise caution when you make evolutionary assumptions with no evidence. You also have to consider the world has changed. And many of our natural strengths are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By cynthiamoon
Oh, also, I'd be much more afraid of space...

Oh, also, I'd be much more afraid of space heaters. I haven't done a ton of research, but they usually have heating elements that get much hottern than baseboards do and they are also a fire risk.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By cynthiamoon
Hey there! I guess this varies building to...

Hey there! I guess this varies building to building, but in our old apartment with 1960s baseboards, they never got hot enough to burn. I found this out because a bigger issue is putting...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By cynthiamoon
Just a logistics question here, as I'd love to...

Just a logistics question here, as I'd love to make this work for us someday. Are you very upfront with colleagues or clients about stepping away for kid care things? Like, are they understanding of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By cynthiamoon
I don't see anything wrong with keeping him in PJ...

I don't see anything wrong with keeping him in PJ pants for the time being! It might be a little less OK when he starts school or something, but as a toddler, I hope no one is judging his attire for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By cynthiamoon
Babysitting grandchild with a cold?

So, really, is it that bad that I think grandma and grandpa can handle a happy, sniffly toddler?

My husband and I had arranged for his parents to watch our daughter this saturday afternoon so we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By cynthiamoon
Bedtime over-fatigue is definitely happening over...

Bedtime over-fatigue is definitely happening over here. DD was going to bed at 6:30 in the spring at our old place, which got less light. When we moved and shook everything up, she started going to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By cynthiamoon
My daughter does this at daycare, with one of the...

My daughter does this at daycare, with one of the other babies who has stranger anxiety. It goes like this: they are all happy and playing, and then someone's dad comes to get them. The other baby...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By cynthiamoon
We moved to open cups early on, at one year old,...

We moved to open cups early on, at one year old, and I have been impressed at how quickly she picked up the routine. We only fill it with water and only a few gulps at a time. Just saying, in case...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,399
Posted By cynthiamoon
I would definitely force the toothbrushing if...

I would definitely force the toothbrushing if necessary. I've seen in parenting magazines that often parents think baby teeth rotting is no big deal because they get new teeth, but there is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By cynthiamoon
My DD's fave thing to throw and chase around the...

My DD's fave thing to throw and chase around the room is an old-school rubber ball. Simple toys are the best! She also gets a lot of exercise moving things from one place to another, whatever they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By cynthiamoon
Awwww... cute! I am not so sure, but...

Awwww... cute!

I am not so sure, but following to get ideas. I made a star doll for my baby, and she had zero interest in it. Then I added more of a face to it (I know, I know... waldorf people...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By cynthiamoon
After I posted on here, I realized that maybe...

After I posted on here, I realized that maybe this kind of mentality I have is creating a forbidden fruit, as the PP said. Interesting point! However, even if their attitude about it is better, more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By cynthiamoon
I've met a few babies like this. I had a friend...

I've met a few babies like this. I had a friend whose baby fussed in arms and seemed calmer when put down to "kick it out." I also have another friend whose baby is colicky and nothing soothes her,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By cynthiamoon
I took a semester of online classes with a...

I took a semester of online classes with a newborn at home and used a 10/hr a week baby sitter to manage. She would come and do housework while I nursed or put the baby to bed, then care for the baby...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By cynthiamoon
In my opinion, ISR is extreme. If I was a big...

In my opinion, ISR is extreme. If I was a big boater I might go for it, but I don't think so. We signed up for information on the local classes, and found out that the sessions are so short because...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By cynthiamoon
I mean to say, it's not just crib or ℅ sleeping....

I mean to say, it's not just crib or ℅ sleeping. You can do something in the middle like snuggling to sleep and sneaking off. A child this age is definitely capable of sleeping in her own room...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By cynthiamoon
I moved my baby to a floor bed in her own room...

I moved my baby to a floor bed in her own room when she bang doing a little bedtime dance much like you are describing. It was great because I could nurse and cuddle her to sleep without needing to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By cynthiamoon
We are avoiding tv 100% during the week and only...

We are avoiding tv 100% during the week and only allowing ourselves something for the whole family once per weekend. Sometimes mommy and daddy cheat and watch tv while folding laundry or doing...
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