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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2014, 04:53 AM
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Views: 148
Posted By Sylvias Mother
From what I remember, around a year was a really...

From what I remember, around a year was a really challenging time, especially for sleep (generally the 6 month marks were and still are challenging, mine is now 2.5). They're going through so many...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Sylvias Mother
It sounds like you answered your own question....

It sounds like you answered your own question. Do what feels right to you. If it feels too soon or unnecessary, then it is because you feel that way. It sounds like he is getting enrichment at home...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Sylvias Mother
It is hard sometimes, and I always find I have...

It is hard sometimes, and I always find I have the Monday blues when my husband goes back to work after the much too short weekend.  I try to keep busy in the afternoons (after nap) and keep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Around this age my little one really ramped up...

Around this age my little one really ramped up her nursing. I think it had to do majorly with her canines (the worst experience ever) and has since died down quite a bit. She just turned 2 on Sunday...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Most definitely.  I hate how polarized the...

Most definitely.  I hate how polarized the fashion is.  Whatever happened to kids (not just girls vs. boys) clothes?  Neutral colors.  Minimal embellishments.  That's how I like to dress.  If I give...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Not a holiday book, but one set in winter that...

Not a holiday book, but one set in winter that is just about as perfect as a book can get: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. It is about being generous and sweet and pure of heart and the illustrations are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Sylvias Mother
We are in a very similar routine with our 2 year...

We are in a very similar routine with our 2 year old. And I go back and forth about it. Right now, I'm of the mindset that it is fine because it is working for us and not causing any problems. It...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,545
Posted By Sylvias Mother
I swear Super Why taught my 18 month old the...

I swear Super Why taught my 18 month old the alphabet and it's really the only show that will hold her attention. It's on PBS but also Netflix.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Sylvias Mother
3 days in a row with a nap! I think I figured...

3 days in a row with a nap! I think I figured out a combination of unique issues. She has gotten a half dose of ibuprofen before nap (teething issue) and rather than nursing her in our bed and then...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-28-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Well today she was majorly exhausted from a...

Well today she was majorly exhausted from a crazy morning and fell asleep nursing after like 10 minutes, then the second I tried to lay her down, eyes wide open and "all done!" I mean, she's clearly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-27-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Well she went down without a fuss today,...

Well she went down without a fuss today, although it was precarious and I was super nervous. When I laid her down she yelled out but then rolled over and went to sleep. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Thanks so much for sharing your experience....

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We'll see what happens today. I think I just have to relax about it. I can't force her to sleep, so it is what it is.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Sylvias Mother
I guess on the bright side I get to watch...

I guess on the bright side I get to watch Jeopardy for the first time in 2 years. She was down for the count at 6:30.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Sylvias Mother
My daughter has always been a great napper.  She...

My daughter has always been a great napper.  She went from two naps to one around 14 months old and has since consistently napped from noon to about 2 (give or take) every day.  She nurses to sleep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 848
Posted By Sylvias Mother
My brother and mother-in-law work at a local...

My brother and mother-in-law work at a local comic shop (in Erie PA: Books Galore) and were able to order them.  This website (http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Home/1/1/78/1147) provides a local...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 848
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Last year we handed out little Halloween themed...

Last year we handed out little Halloween themed comic books.  Some kids gave us weird looks, but if it makes even a few kids sit down and read for a minute, I think it's worth it! 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Sylvias Mother
My daughter is 20 months old and will now,...

My daughter is 20 months old and will now, thankfully, wear a hat when we're outside and it's obviously cold.  But those fingers just get so red and chilly (and it's not even winter yet!) but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Thank you so much.  I will definitely try the...

Thank you so much.  I will definitely try the foot wrap and Arnica.  And my dad has a pool.  Wonderful suggestions, all of them.  Thank you again.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Sylvias Mother
No!  The doctor didn't even suggest that!  How...

No!  The doctor didn't even suggest that!  How do you wrap it?  Did you just use a regular ace bandage?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Sylvias Mother
So my daughter has been going through a contrary...

So my daughter has been going through a contrary phase the past couple of weeks or so.  Saying "no" to anything I would remotely intend for her to do (eat, change diaper, move from where she is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Sylvias Mother
We went through crazy bedtime weirdness around 1...

We went through crazy bedtime weirdness around 1 year.  I think they're just going through so much that they just have a harder time settling.  It's nice that he's so happy throughout.  Just roll...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-30-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Thanks for your responses.  I was just having a...

Thanks for your responses.  I was just having a bit of a frustration episode mainly at the 11 p.m. wake up.  It just means that I haven't really left our house at night for 18 months.  I'm not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Since the beginning, I have nursed my daughter...

Since the beginning, I have nursed my daughter to sleep (or some combo of nursing and bouncing).  I nurse her fully to sleep and then lay her down.  She is going on 18 months and cannot go to sleep...
Forum: Diapering   07-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Sylvias Mother
Thanks for the tip.  I'm going to give it a try!

Thanks for the tip.  I'm going to give it a try!
Forum: Diapering   06-29-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Sylvias Mother
So, I'm sure you are familiar with the insanity...

So, I'm sure you are familiar with the insanity that is blueberry poop.  LO LOOOOOVES blueberries and it makes her poo black, chalky, and seedy.  We have Charlie Banana pocket diapers and I usually...
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