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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By farmer
We were TV free for years, even before I was...

We were TV free for years, even before I was divorced. Now, we have a TV in our room, that's hooked up to a dish, but it gets watched only a few times a year (sports, olympics). We also have a TV...
Forum: Family Safety   08-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By farmer
Hi!

I would keep both kids harnessed as long as they fit height/weight. I'm planning to go with a Frontier as well, once my son outgrows his NextFit. I don't see the point in buying a convertible, if...
Forum: Family Safety   08-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By farmer
Not sure what you mean about the NextFit not...

Not sure what you mean about the NextFit not having side impact protection? It goes to 40lbs rear-facing, and it fits in a lot of small cars rearfacing. I have one and have put it (RF) in the...
Forum: Babywearing   08-10-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By farmer
I bring my son to work with me, and use a Maya...

I bring my son to work with me, and use a Maya Wrap and a SSC, depending on the situation. I've been very happy with my Maya Wraps! I can nurse him and keep on working, then when he falls asleep I...
Forum: Babywearing   08-10-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By farmer
I think if you go to www.thebabywearer.com...

I think if you go to www.thebabywearer.com forums, they have an entire section of DIY carriers. There are quite a few accomplished seamstresses there who would probably have lots of ideas for you! ...
Forum: Family Safety   08-04-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By farmer
I started taking my kids to the local swimming...

I started taking my kids to the local swimming hole when they were maybe 4 1/2 and 1 1/2? Then the next summer I had a newborn and a 5 1/2 and a 2 1/2. It was fine. My kids all learned to swim the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By farmer
I went through my teenage/young adulthood years...

I went through my teenage/young adulthood years with very painful gas, and I finally realized that for me, dairy and grains were the culprit. I was a vegetarian from 13-31, and it wasn't until I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By farmer
I've always had a little plastic Little...

I've always had a little plastic Little Tikes/Step 2 climber in the house for the kids. When my first batch of kids were small, we had an entire active room--big climber with a wading pool at the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-19-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By farmer
I have five kids, and my middle child (youngest...

I have five kids, and my middle child (youngest daughter), didn't really start talking until she was over two. She would say "EEEE" for everything and point. I wish I had done signing with her! I...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-19-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By farmer
I went a different route. We used Charlie Banana...

I went a different route. We used Charlie Banana training pants. They come in tiny sizes (small is 9-14lbs!) and have a waterproof top layer, and an organic cotton inner layer with a terry soaker...
Forum: Family Safety   06-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By farmer
Please consider getting your son a seat on the...

Please consider getting your son a seat on the plane. It is really the only safe way to travel with a baby. You wouldn't consider letting him just ride in your lap in the car, why do it on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-19-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By farmer
I prefer a harness to a stroller if you're...

I prefer a harness to a stroller if you're trying to get some of his energy out!  :)  My son is just over a year old, and we use our harness when we go to his older siblings' track meets.  He is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By farmer
I was brought up in a Catholic family.  Our...

I was brought up in a Catholic family.  Our whole family went to church every Sunday/religious day, I was in Youth Group, my parents were on Parrish Council.  Very involved.  Well, I enjoyed the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By farmer
We have used Robeez and Bobux, but now that he's...

We have used Robeez and Bobux, but now that he's running outside too, we needed something that gripped.  (Those leather soles are very slippery)  We really like the SoftStar brand of shoes.  They...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By farmer
Glad it helped!  One more thing I just thought...

Glad it helped!  One more thing I just thought of--I tend to wear my son on the back of my hip (to free up my arm) when I'm working, and the padded Maya is SO much better for that.  In an unpadded...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By farmer
I've used both.  They have their pluses and...

I've used both.  They have their pluses and minuses.  The old style was nice because it capped your shoulder, but if you were left-handed (which I am), it had to be threaded differently and could be...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By farmer
Hi!  Just saw this, and wanted to post some...

Hi!  Just saw this, and wanted to post some words of encouragement.  I wore all five of my kids, well into toddlerhood.  My littlest guy is almost 13 months and 24 lbs.  I bring him to work with me,...
Forum: Babywearing   04-23-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By farmer
Toddler/Preschool Kinderpack, or if you like the...

Toddler/Preschool Kinderpack, or if you like the close feeling of wrapping, I'd recommend a Bloo Kangaroo Kanga.  They make a toddler (XT) and preschooler (XTP) size.  I have both brands for my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-17-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By farmer
Try posting your baby's height/weight/clothing...

Try posting your baby's height/weight/clothing size, plus your vehicle stats on the family safety forum.  There are a lot of car seat people there and you may get more responses!  Also, see related...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By farmer
{{{HUGS}}}  Good for you for seeking out help....

{{{HUGS}}}  Good for you for seeking out help.  My baby is just a little younger than yours (he just turned one), and I have four much older children from my first marriage.  I suspect that I had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By farmer
OK, so it looks like your daughter isn't...

OK, so it looks like your daughter isn't huge....my DS just turned a year old this month and is 30 inches and 23#.  We have the Chicco NextFit in a Honda Accord, although it also fits well in our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By farmer
All carseats, when properly installed, are...

All carseats, when properly installed, are equally safe.  Finding the right seat to fit your child and vehicle is the tricky part!  How big is your baby?  What vehicle will you be installing in?...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By farmer
My fifth child just turned a year old.  Just...

My fifth child just turned a year old.  Just like his older siblings, he still wakes multiple times a night.  I figure that since he's so busy during the day, he NEEDS to tank up on milk during the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By farmer
I'd nurse him MORE often.  That's the...

I'd nurse him MORE often.  That's the time-tested way to up your supply.  My DS is almost a year old, and he nurses a lot more often than that!  He comes to work with me, so sometimes he'll go a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By farmer
My big kids and I do P90X with their little...

My big kids and I do P90X with their little brother underfoot.  He doesn't seem to pay any attention to the screen, preferring to play with the weights, push-up stands, etc.  We also give him snacks...
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