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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Backroads
Distraction to Discipline/Logic

So my daughter is 18-months so I'll be using distraction with her for awhile yet, but she is my first.

I know I can't use distraction forever and at some point children will be aware of what is...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   07-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,648
Posted By Backroads
Baby girl has gotten sickish precisely one time...

Baby girl has gotten sickish precisely one time from her shots. A couple of weeks ago, the np said most babies she knew got a bit of fever from that dose.

Baby girl was absolutely fine.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Backroads
First, I say load up on snacks and water for your...

First, I say load up on snacks and water for your sleeping/nursing area, try to relax, and reconsider things once your baby is feeling better.

Second, if you're still needing a change once Baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Backroads
There are so many variables, many personal,...

There are so many variables, many personal, concerning your caloric needs. Short of sending you to a nutritionist who could probably give you a personal recommendation, I'd stick with the "eat when...
Forum: Diapering   07-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Backroads
I too always heard bleach was bad for cloth...

I too always heard bleach was bad for cloth diapers, though I have heard that if you're aiming for little detergent and you're having problems you might want to increase your detergent amount.

But...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By Backroads
Oddest or "most interesting" place you've breastfed

Last week I went on a weekend trip with Brother and Sister-in-Law, bringing along my 15-month-old daughter. We wanted to tour a nearby cave. However, we had to wait a couple of hours to begin our...
Forum: Diapering   06-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Backroads
Some consider this practice dangerous... but boil...

Some consider this practice dangerous... but boil the diapers on the stove.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By Backroads
We have very few problems with cosleeping. ...

We have very few problems with cosleeping. Husband and I work different schedules, so pushing the sleeping baby over to the other is most doable.

We talked about getting her to sleep her own bed,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,783
Posted By Backroads
My mom is starting to get weird about my...

My mom is starting to get weird about my continued (though somewhat ebbing) breastfeeding.  I casually mentioned that every woman about my age (and even some older moms) in her church seem to be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Backroads
She is doing much better, thanks for asking!

She is doing much better, thanks for asking!
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Backroads
When I went back to work a couple of months...

When I went back to work a couple of months back, Husband and I figured we would just see how our now 13-month-old daughter did with weaning.  Husband (he works nights) gave her sippy cups during...
Forum: Diapering   05-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Backroads
I only use Thirsties DuoWraps and have never...

I only use Thirsties DuoWraps and have never felt the need for anything else.  Those come in only two sizes, so "bigger baby" isn't a problem. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Backroads
She is 13 months.

She is 13 months.
Forum: Diapering   04-04-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Backroads
I'm a happy dunknswisher with my diapers, but I...

I'm a happy dunknswisher with my diapers, but I don't see why a diaper sprayer would fall in the "need permission" category of your average rental agreement (though I agree to check for sure.)  If...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Backroads
So... I have a friend who is one of those people...

So... I have a friend who is one of those people who claim to be into Gentle Discipline but whose children really appear to just be... brats.  I hate to pass judgment on how she disciplines her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Backroads
He's possibly teething, and that's what is...

He's possibly teething, and that's what is waking him up more than anything.  Another possibility is a growth spurt where he may be needing some extra calories at night.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Backroads
So, I have been a stay-at-home-mom for about a...

So, I have been a stay-at-home-mom for about a year now.  We're struggling a bit financially, so earlier this week I threw caution to the wind and applied for a teaching job.  Two interviews later...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Backroads
My baby just turned a year, and I find myself...

My baby just turned a year, and I find myself looking back at that first month with envy, even though I distinctly remember how hard it was.  My husband works nights, so he would leave me with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,783
Posted By Backroads
My daughter's first birthday is today, and...

My daughter's first birthday is today, and that's when the n.p. and all other sources said we could start introducing cow's milk, which I'm for.
 
The other night, my mom says "Make sure you buy...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Backroads
So, Husband and I have been talking about having...

So, Husband and I have been talking about having another baby (no set date) and I'm still nursing the almost-one-year old.
 
Now, on conception and nursing, I've heard the full spectrum, and I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,783
Posted By Backroads
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by preemieprincess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,783
Posted By Backroads
~Don't eat pizza, the baby will have an allergic...

~Don't eat pizza, the baby will have an allergic reaction (????)
~I will have to wash my nipples with anti-bacterial soap
 
And, not quite on breastfeeding, but...
 
My mom assumed I would take...
Forum: Diapering   03-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Backroads
If that doesn't work, check the water heater. ...

If that doesn't work, check the water heater.
 
I was having such trouble stripping my diapers last week via the classic method of a few hot water cycles... and they just weren't getting properly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,884
Posted By Backroads
I'm going to put aside the fact you're receiving...

I'm going to put aside the fact you're receiving welfare.
 
Do you have a budget?  If yes, is there any wiggle room in that budget for you to set aside some tattoo  money over the course of some...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   02-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Backroads
This may be late...   My good friend takes...

This may be late...
 
My good friend takes her kids to Jed VanDenBerghe
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