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Forum: Birth Stories   09-08-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,500
Posted By MacKinnon
With all three of mine, water broke when I was...

With all three of mine, water broke when I was pushing!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By MacKinnon
It is very normal for a four-month old,...

It is very normal for a four-month old, co-sleeping baby to have trouble sleeping alone for naps. They aren't use to sleeping alone! Even most CIO advocates recommend waiting until babies are older...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,873
Posted By MacKinnon
None of my three were thrilled to take a bottle....

None of my three were thrilled to take a bottle. They did so reluctantly, but not without a fair amount of protest.

In addition to trying various bottles and nipples (we ended up with Playtex...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,375
Posted By MacKinnon
We're 16 weeks now and just starting to tell...

We're 16 weeks now and just starting to tell people because we can't hide it anymore! The first trimester it was just my mom, sister, MIL/FIL and my best friend that knew. In the last month, that...
Forum: Family Safety   04-01-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 3,880
Posted By MacKinnon
I would bring it for sure, because for most...

I would bring it for sure, because for most people it's really hard to install the seat without the base. The base is so easy to install, you're right, it would be a much, much easier install in the...
Forum: Family Safety   04-01-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By MacKinnon
No tech should be telling parents not to move a...

No tech should be telling parents not to move a seat. Techs, even senior techs, are relative. Just like doctors, nurses, lawyers and anyone else who specializes in something, they're not all the...
Forum: Family Safety   03-26-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By MacKinnon
I agree that whenever at all possible, the seat...

I agree that whenever at all possible, the seat should be used tethered. However, some seats perform as well, or very close to as well, without a tether as well as with a tether. As a soon to be Mom...
Forum: Family Safety   03-25-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By MacKinnon
I often have the same problem...

I often have the same problem http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif We have three (right now) and my DS is in a harnessed seat and likes to sit in the back with his sister. There is...
Forum: Family Safety   03-23-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,437
Posted By MacKinnon
Yes we do! We slather them all up...

Yes we do! We slather them all up http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif We're cautious about what we use because DD has very sensitive skin. She also has a darker complexion and...
Forum: Family Safety   03-23-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By MacKinnon
I would not recommend either of those seats to...

I would not recommend either of those seats to be bought new for a 3 year old. Yes, she'll still fit, and could for a few years, or you could buy one that will last much longer. If she is...
Forum: February 2012   03-19-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By MacKinnon
We moved our preschooler out of the family bed...

We moved our preschooler out of the family bed and into bed with Daddy in the months preceeding baby's arrival. Baby is up a lot at night, and so am I, to change diapers, or wet PJ's, or whatever....
Forum: Family Safety   03-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By MacKinnon
Dahlia got it! Yes, definitely check your...

Dahlia got it! Yes, definitely check your expiration's. Your convertibles might no longer be good. You'll also want to check them for recalls. If you end up having to replace them, many parents just...
Forum: Family Safety   03-16-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By MacKinnon
By 4, I would totally let them choose. Really,...

By 4, I would totally let them choose. Really, if they were kicking up a huge fuss by 3.5 or so I would probably be OK turning. My big kids had 33lb RFing seats, so we didn't have that issue!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-11-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 319,322
Posted By MacKinnon
One of my friends from high school just posted a...

One of my friends from high school just posted a picture of her four children, lined up by age on the couch, all holding signs. The signs read "I'm first!," "I'm second!," "I'm third!" and "I'm LAST...
Forum: Family Safety   03-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
Posted By MacKinnon
I'm going to move this over to Family Safety....

I'm going to move this over to Family Safety. We've got many great car seat techs and experienced car seat advocates that post and can help you out!

At 16 months, your baby should be moving into...
Forum: Family Safety   03-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By MacKinnon
I almost always have to twist down the buckle...

I almost always have to twist down the buckle stalks to get reasonable installs on those low belt paths like the Radian's. Three full, 360 degree each, twists is the rule and is often a great fix!
Forum: Family Safety   03-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,396
Posted By MacKinnon
Thanks for finding it! I couldn't track it down....

Thanks for finding it! I couldn't track it down. I had previously been looking for a CHOP study, but this appears to be it. I work regularly with people at two crash labs and will be asking if...
Forum: Family Safety   03-05-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,396
Posted By MacKinnon
The study that I can find that references back...

The study that I can find that references back seat until 15 vs 13 was in the journal Pediatrics in 2005. It is referenced by this article, but I can't find the journal article....
Forum: Family Safety   03-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By MacKinnon
You would be fine with two Radian's. And...

You would be fine with two Radian's.

And with NHTSA, AAP and vehicle manufacturers saying 13 and up is OK in the front, I would absolutely be fine with a 13 year old occasionally in the front....
Forum: Family Safety   03-03-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By MacKinnon
The vast majority of ten year olds won't fit in...

The vast majority of ten year olds won't fit in a harnessed seat, at least a commercially available one, and for neuro-typical 10 year olds there is no safety advantage to remaining in a harness.
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Forum: Family Safety   03-03-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By MacKinnon
I think you'll be happy with the Vivo! We have...

I think you'll be happy with the Vivo! We have one and it's one of our favorite boosters. Maturity is a much bigger issue than weight when it comes to booster readiness. A 43lb 3 year old is not...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By MacKinnon
Radians are notoriously hard in Subaru's, so...

Radians are notoriously hard in Subaru's, so they might not work. In fact three across in Subaru's can be especially hard but with puzzling one forward and two rear you should be ok. I would go to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By MacKinnon
Quote:Originally Posted by jes...

Quote:Originally Posted by jes h http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343522/jumping-into-twins#post_16855394)


We'll probably head to Babies R...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By MacKinnon
My first was 14 hours from waking up with slow,...

My first was 14 hours from waking up with slow, gentle contractions at 6am to delivery at 8pm. Labor progressed steadily, gradually, never stalled out. Arrived at the hospital at 4pm dilated to a 7,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By MacKinnon
I just went through something very similar. I...

I just went through something very similar. I don't have any advice for you but I can share my story. My LMP was 12/17, we DTD on 1/1. We were not TTC, and this was lets say, an New Years induced...
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