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Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-13-2014, 02:44 AM
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Posted By ann_of_loxley
Also - a friend of mine has always had really...

Also - a friend of mine has always had really bad enamel.  A lot of the enamel just didn't form on her adult teeth - espeically the backs of them.  To keep her teeth 'safer' they sealed the backs of...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I grew up in America but now live in the UK with...

I grew up in America but now live in the UK with my DH and our two boys.  My second son is having some issues with his teeth that are clearly genetic and nothing I have done wrong (or even right! -...
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,913
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I ate my placenta....raw. After being a...

I ate my placenta....raw.
After being a vegetarian for 20 years, a vegan for a good few of those...I now eat meat but only sustainable game....and mostly just road kill.  That's pretty crunchie...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-29-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By ann_of_loxley
Beautiful!  I would love someone to take photos...

Beautiful!  I would love someone to take photos of me and my children like this.  And your hair is so lovely! :)  I regret cutting mine...but am growing it out again! hehe 
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-18-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I did not introduce solids to my 12lbs 4oz baby...

I did not introduce solids to my 12lbs 4oz baby boy at birth, until he was a year of age.  He was EBF prior to. 
Forum: Spirituality   10-11-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I would like to hear how you thank your food? ...

I would like to hear how you thank your food?  Do you have a little poem or quote or prayer that you say over your food before you eat?  Etc.  Please share! :)
Forum: Babywearing   10-11-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I put it on first before getting in the car -...

I put it on first before getting in the car - you can then adjust it if need be once you are inside a shop.  This is one of the great things about a woven wrap though - they won't stretch out of...
Forum: Babywearing   10-11-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,161
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I do have a lot as well and yes, I have...

I do have a lot as well and yes, I have different favourites for different ages and situations which is really why I would struggle to just pick one!  I have a lot of people come to me for advice on...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-11-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By ann_of_loxley
The kind that takes marshmallows or fluff...

The kind that takes marshmallows or fluff please!  A nice rich chocolatly one!
Because fudge in American is NOT the same thing as fudge here in the UK and 'fudge' here in the UK is...well...its...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By ann_of_loxley
Its worth trying if you think it will.  No harm...

Its worth trying if you think it will.  No harm in doing so!  Just take your toddlers lead.  I could do this with my first son who would easily nap 3+ hours if I let him - and it helped when I woke...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By ann_of_loxley
Out of interest really!  I know it can vary.  I...

Out of interest really!  I know it can vary.  I am interested in when yours stopped feeding in the night?  Mine hasn't stopped yet but he has only just turned 2 so I don't expect him to wean anytime...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-10-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ann_of_loxley
I don't want to encourage early weaning but this...

I don't want to encourage early weaning but this morning I was thinking about 'hunger'.  I was cleaning up the kitchen and DS2 (who is 23 months) was asking to nurse.  I knew he was hungry - he had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By ann_of_loxley
Thanks for the replies!  Sounds just like what...

Thanks for the replies!  Sounds just like what we are after and I don't think the cost is too much either!  Even if we just use it to get us through the winter months! hehe
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By ann_of_loxley
And would you recommend it? Do you enjoy it?...

And would you recommend it? Do you enjoy it? Does your child enjoy it? Please let me know! :)
 
I am not sure I can put the link - but you can google it. It seems to be an online/printable...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 14,020
Posted By ann_of_loxley
The one good thing was my MW.  She respected my...

The one good thing was my MW.  She respected my wishes.  I had a tiny tid bit on what I would like to happen in an emergency.  She was totally supprtive - down to the home made cord ties!  She even...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 14,020
Posted By ann_of_loxley
Wow - I didn't even know this thread...

Wow - I didn't even know this thread existed!...I guess I shall introduce myself!...
 
My name is Ann, I am 27 and mum to two wonderful boys - Duncan who was born in September 05 and Hamish - who...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-24-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I had a slightly better experience in that my...

I had a slightly better experience in that my first section (for breech and me being uninformed first time mum) - I was awake for it and heard and saw everything...
 
and my second section...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-24-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,422
Posted By ann_of_loxley
DS2 is a very awake baby!...And whilst I never...

DS2 is a very awake baby!...And whilst I never 'worried' about it - I did certainly find it very hard.  I remember sitting here when he was two weeks old thinking 'You have been awake for five...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,366
Posted By ann_of_loxley
Is it at all possible (sorry I havn't read all...

Is it at all possible (sorry I havn't read all the replies!) to not consider a daycare and to instead find a childminder/nanny? (a childminder is actually cheaper than a daycare/nursery here - nanny...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-23-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I have heard (and know) many breastfed babies...

I have heard (and know) many breastfed babies that take a long time to start eating solids and to start eating solids where solids make up a majority of their nutritional needs.  It is very...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-21-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By ann_of_loxley
 Thats about what I was thinking.  I didn't...



Thats about what I was thinking.  I didn't want to introduce other drinks because other drinks would probably have to come in a cup/sippy of some form and I figured this would reduce his nursing...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-20-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By ann_of_loxley
It doesn't sound like he has self weaned. ...

It doesn't sound like he has self weaned.  Because of pregnancy, your milk has dried up - maybe he is still getting a little taste?...eventually that milk will come back in (probably when the baby...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-20-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By ann_of_loxley
When did you offer other drinks?  (like...

When did you offer other drinks?  (like water)...and how did you go about it?  Was it like 'Here - have some water!', or did you just leave a cup/sippy of water (or other) out for them that they...
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I do think it is very important to look at the...

I do think it is very important to look at the reasons why.  Try to understand and work with that.  There have been many times in my sons life where, when I took a step back, I could easily pin...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-01-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By ann_of_loxley
I don't think teething causes a fever...however,...

I don't think teething causes a fever...however, I am pretty sure the immune system is 'down' a bit when a baby is teething and so they are more susceptable to things they wouldn't be otherwise... ...
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