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Forum: Multicultural Families   02-07-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,390
Posted By Cyann
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie...

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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13106181)
OMG, love grandma in her Crocs! ROFL! His...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-31-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,390
Posted By Cyann
I really need to get some decent pictures...

I really need to get some decent pictures online!

This is the kidlet with his grandparents this past Halloween. I'm mostly German by ancestry; my husband was born and raised in Tamil Nadu, India....
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-23-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Cyann
I'm looking for something to use on my son's...

I'm looking for something to use on my son's hair to keep down the frizzies/flyaway during the dry winter. His hair is somewhat curly, and very fine. We've used coconut oil on it in the past, but...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Cyann
I notice interracial couples all the time where...

I notice interracial couples all the time where I live (suburbs of New York). It's not super common, but not super rare, either. More than half of the kids my son plays with are are of multiracial...
Forum: Women's Health   08-25-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,778
Posted By Cyann
I should add that the most recent research on...

I should add that the most recent research on the intermittent viral-induced type of asthma my son has does suggest that daily treatment with an inhaled corticosteroid does NOT help in preventing...
Forum: Women's Health   08-25-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,778
Posted By Cyann
I guess there's a lot of difference of opinion...

I guess there's a lot of difference of opinion on this? My son (20 months) has asthma, so far, only induced by respiratory viruses. He's had two episodes so far. After the second one, his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,660
Posted By Cyann
1-2 months, I guess, though for most of that...

1-2 months, I guess, though for most of that time he wasn't doing anything at all. He took two steps once a week or so after his first birthday, then nothing after that for over a month. Once he did...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By Cyann
For us it was a long long time! But your...

For us it was a long long time! But your daughter is so much older, I'd expect it to be different.

Kidlet started cruising fairly early, by nine or so months. He didn't take more than a couple of...
Forum: Lactivism   07-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,176
Posted By Cyann
Quote: my best friend's husband works for a...

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my best friend's husband works for a company that makes formula (among many other things). she has been one of my best ap/breastfeeding resources.
So does my own husband. Not going to be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-09-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Cyann
I put "never have, never will", though I don't...

I put "never have, never will", though I don't have anything against cow's milk. My son is dairy allergic, and may or may not ever grow out of it. He doesn't drink any milk substitutes, either, just...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-27-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,426
Posted By Cyann
I'm not, but my husband is. There aren't many...

I'm not, but my husband is. There aren't many places in the US where South Asians are in the majority, though, so that's nothing special! The neighborhood is pretty darn white overall, though, more...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,666
Posted By Cyann
We're in the opposite boat -- if we don't have a...

We're in the opposite boat -- if we don't have a girl next time (assuming there is a next time), we are going to be so very lost for names. It took us until just a few days before he was born to...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,841
Posted By Cyann
Quote: I'm better than I thought I'd be. I am...

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I'm better than I thought I'd be. I am surprized at how patient I am, overall. I have my bad days, too, though. I'm not as good at the organizational stuff, but so far we are making it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-24-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Cyann
Yeah, I agree with the last post. Baby-wearing...

Yeah, I agree with the last post. Baby-wearing in an upright position is great for the neck muscles, and doesn't do any less for trunk and arms than lying on the floor on their back would.

I am a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-24-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Cyann
Has he had any illnesses? Or do you feel like he...

Has he had any illnesses? Or do you feel like he may be eating less, to go along with his increased activity? Either of those things could do it. He's pretty big for his age, so a pound loss isn't...
Forum: Babywearing   06-24-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Cyann
Quote: Originally Posted by jjsexton...

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Originally Posted by jjsexton http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11527748)
Hi mamas!

Using the ergo to front-carry...
Forum: Allergies   06-18-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,234
Posted By Cyann
Quote: Originally Posted by kjbrown92...

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11474498)
does it start in the morning and then fade...
Forum: Lactivism   06-17-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Cyann
It might well have been funded by a formula...

It might well have been funded by a formula company, but that doesn't mean it's not basically true. Breastfeeding was never "meant", evolutionarily, to provide the bulk of an infant/toddler's...
Forum: Lactivism   06-17-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,243
Posted By Cyann
Yes and no. I do think that "indiscreet" nursing...

Yes and no. I do think that "indiscreet" nursing affects some people very negatively, and that those negative opinions will transfer over to NIP-ing in general, to some extent.

However, what...
Forum: Lactivism   06-17-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Cyann
It's really interesting, but the sample size is...

It's really interesting, but the sample size is tiny. Only about 25 infants in each category, less then half of whom wound up hospitalized -- how could you possibly control for variables decently in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Cyann
Quote: Originally Posted by WaturMama...

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Originally Posted by WaturMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11479428)
Hi,

We are on vacation in Sweden. We...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 46,810
Posted By Cyann
I'm not going to win any fans here for...

I'm not going to win any fans here for suggesting this, but if he's been getting raw milk, you might want to have him checked for intestinal parasites. Is your doctor aware that you use raw milk?...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-13-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By Cyann
My son is not particularly timid, but he...

My son is not particularly timid, but he currently all but refuses to go down our large flight of stairs -- he wants to be carried. He's now 17 months, and he has been able to get himself down...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cyann
Arjun is behind average. He's 17 months and only...

Arjun is behind average. He's 17 months and only has 10-15 words -- less than 10 if you count the ones he uses regularly. He likes to "talk", though -- he can jabber with the best of them!

I had...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-09-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Cyann
Our son is 17 months old. I'm a white American,...

Our son is 17 months old. I'm a white American, and my husband was born and raised in southern India. It's important to both of us that he be conscious of his Indian heritage. My husband speaks...
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