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Forum: Parenting   05-27-2003, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By beanzer
Lots of people mess up with baby #1, mostly by...

Lots of people mess up with baby #1, mostly by being unprepared, as you say you were.

I've read that getting into a family bed habit can be a great way of reconnecting with older children. Of...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2003, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,413
Posted By beanzer
Quote: Originally posted by alexa07 Well,...

Quote:
Originally posted by alexa07
Well, sorry you don't "believe" it. My DD hated to be held.

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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-19-2003, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By beanzer
Please don't do CIO - no matter what anyone else...

Please don't do CIO - no matter what anyone else might say EVERY SINGLE reputable scientific research study shows that CIO irreparably harms your bond with your baby. There is NO right way, or any...
Forum: Parenting   05-14-2003, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By beanzer
No advice, but are you sure you want to turn...

No advice, but are you sure you want to turn that seat around? A reflective blanket, like the kind you take to the beach can be put across the entire back seat. It acts like a giganctic mirror so...
Forum: Parenting   05-14-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By beanzer
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Forum: Parenting   05-14-2003, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By beanzer
Quote: Originally posted by scribblerkate ...

Quote:
Originally posted by scribblerkate

But I was wondering about AP making many moms *more* prone to being overweight because the time and energy that used to go into exercise is less...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2003, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,182
Posted By beanzer
Wow, I'm sorry, but that sounds really awful. I...

Wow, I'm sorry, but that sounds really awful. I am familiar with Aletha Solter, but I had no idea she recommended letting a 16 mo old baby scream herself to sleep because it's good for her.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   05-11-2003, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By beanzer
My oh my have I ever been where you are!! ...

My oh my have I ever been where you are!!

Nighttime acrobatics pushed me to the point of insanity - I actually hurt my dd, quite by accident, but I hurt her nonetheless. I was trying to wrap a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-10-2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By beanzer
I learned about EC when dd was 14 months old,...

I learned about EC when dd was 14 months old, and I have been trying to move her gently towards peeing on the potty chair or the toilet seat.

The trouble is that she is terrified of the toilet...
Forum: Parenting   05-10-2003, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By beanzer
I read in Mothering magazine that guns are now...

I read in Mothering magazine that guns are now (or very nearly) surpassing cars as the leading cause of death for children in the United States.

No one ever thinks it is going to happen to them....
Forum: Parenting   05-10-2003, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By beanzer
The latest copy of mothering magazine has a...

The latest copy of mothering magazine has a story about kids and food (really worth checking out!), and I'm reading Dr. Sears Family Nutrition Book and just generally boning up on my knowledge of...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,413
Posted By beanzer
Thanks for all the input - even though I tend to...

Thanks for all the input - even though I tend to agree with the posters who think babies are programmed to NEED human contact, even if they don't express it, I decided to just keep my mouth shut and...
Forum: Parenting   05-07-2003, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,413
Posted By beanzer
I just came back from a very eye-opening weekend...

I just came back from a very eye-opening weekend visit with a friend who has a daughter a bit younger than my 15 mo old. I feel like my friend is pretty AP in that she really tries to respond to her...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2003, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By beanzer
It is so nice to hear that someone else has...

It is so nice to hear that someone else has turned down a really great professional opportunity to stay at home just a bit longer .... your son will benefit immeasurably from your willingness to put...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By beanzer
This may not apply to your financial situation,...

This may not apply to your financial situation, but in your original post you mentioned consumer debt and student loans as being major drains on your income.

I used to work for a bank, and I have...
Forum: Parenting   04-25-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By beanzer
I thought you might find this article, called...

I thought you might find this article, called Who's In Control interesting...

http://continuum-concept.org/reading/whosInControl.html
Forum: Parenting   04-23-2003, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By beanzer
I was 32 when my dd was born, and if things go...

I was 32 when my dd was born, and if things go as planned, I'll be 35 when we have our second, and then maybe even 38 for our third http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Forum: Parenting   04-22-2003, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 888
Posted By beanzer
I had the most fantastic, wonderful home water...

I had the most fantastic, wonderful home water birth with a truly loving and inspiring midwife - and I never get to talk about it because every other mother I know (including aunts, grandmas and...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2003, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By beanzer
Sure, cloth dipes and slings can be expensive,...

Sure, cloth dipes and slings can be expensive, but have you checked out the price of a stroller lately? Baby buckets are brutally expensive - bouncy seat, high chair, exersaucer, swing, bath seat,...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2003, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By beanzer
My dd is 14 mos old and she has never been left...

My dd is 14 mos old and she has never been left with anyone other than dh, and then only for an hour, max. I did not leave her for even one second before she was 9 mos old.

But I'm one of those...
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2003, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By beanzer
Quote: Originally posted by jingwen My ds is...

Quote:
Originally posted by jingwen
My ds is almost a year only and already his little "spirit" went into overdrive in the past month. He is super active, knows what he wants and then shrieks if...
Forum: Parenting   04-14-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By beanzer
I definitely agree that babies come with inborn...

I definitely agree that babies come with inborn temperments - some are happy and some are grumpy. I suppose I was wondering if it would be at all helpful for me to suggest to my friends with the...
Forum: Parenting   04-14-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By beanzer
I have a question I'm really curious about... ...

I have a question I'm really curious about...

I have three reasonably close friends, and we all have children around the same age (11 - 15 mos). We all have a basically AP approach to parenting,...
Forum: Parenting   04-10-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,622
Posted By beanzer
We have just one child right now, but my husband...

We have just one child right now, but my husband made it a condition of our marriage that we absolutely HAD to have more than one child.

My dh is an only, and he grew up lonely and very, very...
Forum: Parenting   04-10-2003, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By beanzer
Rianna, I'm with you on the doctor thing -...

Rianna,

I'm with you on the doctor thing - I trust 'em about as far as I can throw 'em, and that ain't far! If my dd had a serious problem, of course I would go, grit my teeth, put up with their...
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