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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ola_
I'm Polish and the chamomile tea thing sounds...

I'm Polish and the chamomile tea thing sounds familiar - it seems to be recommended for a whole variety of things. Some of the other stuff, if it's not harmful I'd just let it slide (especially if...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Ola_
We used the Foogo stainless sippy. It does have...

We used the Foogo stainless sippy. It does have some plastic parts though.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Ola_
I agree on the cleaning. I noticed especially...

I agree on the cleaning. I noticed especially with this pregnancy that my gums are more sensitive and more likely to bleed while brushing/flossing so I would not skip your usual cleanings. In...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Ola_
I agree, likely just a phase. My DD did that...

I agree, likely just a phase. My DD did that around 18 months old. We ended up doing lots of sponge-type baths in the bathroom sink, also bringing her in the shower with me. The shower thing seemed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Ola_
I can totally see how that wait would seem like...

I can totally see how that wait would seem like forever. I think I would stick to the 7-10 day timeframe just because I think you're right that 2 days is not likely to change the result and then...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Ola_
So just to start, we're planning a homebirth...

So just to start, we're planning a homebirth with midwives and not a UC but here is how my thought process on this went. I was also debating on whether to test or not, fortunately our midwives are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Ola_
DH got some tinker-toys type blocks for DD when...

DH got some tinker-toys type blocks for DD when she was around 2. At first she would just do basic things with them like put one stick into one block and do that until she ran out of either...
Forum: Diapering   03-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Ola_
Yes, you can definitely just lay the prefold...

Yes, you can definitely just lay the prefold into the pocket, basically using the pocket as a cover. The only thing your MIL will need to make sure of is that she tucks in the prefold into the cover...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Ola_
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by middlemamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399179/stop-coddling-that-baby#post_17594110)

How dare they...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Ola_
I found that even in my first pregnancy (baby #2...

I found that even in my first pregnancy (baby #2 is due very soon) I had a very low tolerance for things that put pressure on my belly. I don't know if it was psychological or my body structure or...
Forum: Diapering   03-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Ola_
Are you okay with used diapers? If so I would...

Are you okay with used diapers? If so I would consider getting the MEOS as that way you have a lower price but still the absorbency. I got mine on local Kijiji or craigslist, though you can buy used...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Ola_
I've only had one baby so far but she was badly...

I've only had one baby so far but she was badly positioned (tilted her head up, making the head circumference much large and giving her a big forehead bruise as a result) and I think I pushed for 2...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Ola_
I've read so much online about trying to improve...

I've read so much online about trying to improve platelet counts during pregnancy and it's been a bit confusing so I thought I'd share my experience. In my first pregnancy my platelets kept going...
Forum: Family Safety   03-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Ola_
I agree, it's best to rear-face as long as the...

I agree, it's best to rear-face as long as the seat will allow. Personally I wouldn't listen to a pediatrician's advice because I don't think they have any training or certification in car seat...
Forum: Family Safety   02-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Ola_
We got the Evenflo SureRide for an...

We got the Evenflo SureRide for an occasional/travel seat when my DD outgrew her Scenera. It is very lightweight, easy to install (in our car at least) and a lot more cushy than the Scenera which I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By Ola_
I don't really have brand recommendations, we...

I don't really have brand recommendations, we did use the Costco Kirkland brand for DD and she didn't have any problems with it (no spitting up, constipation, or issues with bowel movements). It can...
Forum: Diapering   02-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Ola_
In order for the fleece to pull moisture away...

In order for the fleece to pull moisture away from the skin and into the diaper it needs to be 100% polyester fleece (so even a poly/cotton mix won't do it). Not sure if there's such a thing as an...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Ola_
Time to unplug the phone, I think! Honestly she...

Time to unplug the phone, I think! Honestly she sounds like the kind of person who will not be persuaded that you really shouldn't be doing these things or that your kids will survive just fine or...
Forum: Diapering   02-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Ola_
There is much more flexibility with natural...

There is much more flexibility with natural fibres as a previous poster said so with cotton prefolds you should be okay. The other thing to consider is if you have very hard or soft water as that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ola_
I agree, they are optional. My midwife always...

I agree, they are optional. My midwife always gives me a choice of whether I want to do each test that is available along with some pros and cons for me to consider. That said most people who opt...
Forum: Family Safety   02-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,629
Posted By Ola_
msneon I don't know if you are in Canada also,...

msneon I don't know if you are in Canada also, and if so you will need to eliminate some of these choices, but here is a list that may be useful. They have done a comparison of how much space each...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Ola_
I don't think water breaking prior to labour...

I don't think water breaking prior to labour starting is necessarily a bad thing or sign of a problem. That's how my labour started, water broke, contractions started about 30 min-1 hr later (I'd...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Ola_
DD got a gift from friends for Christmas when DD...

DD got a gift from friends for Christmas when DD was a year and a half that was related to this idea. It was her favourite present that year and she still plays with it daily at nearly 3. They're...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Ola_
I think with some providers it will put you on...

I think with some providers it will put you on the clock to deliver. Also if the head is not applied to the cervix then there is a risk of the cord coming out with the water and then you're in...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Ola_
I would definitely do the vet appointment - some...

I would definitely do the vet appointment - some things to consider (I'm sure your vet will have more) are ear or UTI issues cause pain in general can cause grouchiness and snapping (trying to...
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