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  1. I'm Pregnant
    <p>Hello all. I'm newly pregnant with my 3rd child. Two older children are in their teens now, so this all feels so new to me!<br> I've grown a lot in my politics and preferences through the years, and know that I want to have a home birth. I have a home birth midwife picked out... she's...
  2. Baby Health
    My daughter had an iron test and the number for total iron was 7.7 (range = 9 - 21.5), and the ferritin was in the range. Some of my other children also have low iron.<br><br> The dr. wants her to have 6 mg. of iron daily. She weighs 14 lbs. Should I start? I currently do not have meat to boost...
  3. Diapering
    <p>I think I'm ready to jump in and use cloth diapers for this kiddo, at least on a part-time basis. All of the options seem overwhelming, but seeing as how I don't work much and am wanting to use cloth at home only (depending on how it works out), I was thinking of going with prefolds and...
  4. Diapering
    I got MEOS organic cotton, they worked ok but as my baby has started moving her legs, the rubbing it causing issues. It always has been really , the elastic is like a wall of synthetic that I overlooked when thinking about explosive poops while pregnant. Not enough airflow i think. So now that...
  5. Life With a Baby
    <p><img alt="help.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/help.gif"> So, my son is 4 months and 5 days old. I have found myself, in the last 3-4 weeks, asking how much longer I can go on like this. He started off as an excellent sleeper. At 2 -3 months old we would lay him in his...
  6. Diapering
    I saw a similar thread going, but didn't wanna hi jack it. So I started a new one... hope its ok<br><br> DS has a bright red rash in between his butt cheeks!!!! I usually put CO in there, sometimes Cjs BUTTer, but it just keeps getting worse. He doesnt even poop everyday so i dont think its...
  7. Diapering
    <p>Here is a guide to wool care and thought everyone here may be able to use it.  If you click on the link to "Part One" in the beginning, it has info on the different types of wool, lingo, places to buy wool, felting and more.  But this link is for all things wool care like measuring, washing...
  8. Life With a Baby
    My baby is 6.5 months and I started today with sweet potato. I'm trying baby lead, by giving her pieces rather than blended. She barely ate, but enjoyed her new, soft toy. Lol.<br><br> After the basic fruits and vegetables, how do you give chicken in this method?<br> Also, at what age can I...
  9. Babywearing
    <p>I'm not entirely new to wrapping, but I only used a Moby w/ my daughter for 2 months.  After that she was too heavy, it was July, so I was too hot and I'd never heard of a woven wrap before, ending our baby wearing journey.  Getting ready for our 3rd, due in March, I picked up a cotton/wool...
  10. Life With a Baby
    I didn't pierce my kids' ears as babies. I felt like it should be something they ask for. OTOH piercing a child's ears when they're old enough to fiddle with them causes problems, or at least did in my house, and I can see the benefit of doing it when they're so young that they'll be healed up...
  11. Baby Health
    Hello! Today something weird happened. The doctor's office that we put down at the hospital (was going to have a home birth but baby's heart rate dropped too low so our midwife suggested the hospital just to be safe) that would be our daughter's primary physician (just in case) called because...
  12. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>my sweet girl is 10 and a half months old.  she wakes to nurse at night at least three or four times, and I am starting to wonder if bed sharing was a mistake, I keep hearing stories of children three and over who still cant sleep through the night!  SO, I am wondering when other breast...
  13. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>The only success I have with getting DD to sleep unswaddled is by putting her on her tummy. I know this is a no-no according to the SIDS rules of the day but otherwise I have a non sleeping baby.  She either sleeps on her tummy, sleeps swaddled and rolls onto her face freaking me out and...
  14. Babywearing
    We loved our moby when our son was tiny, but it felt like it took a long time to wrap it and unwrap it. Since we'll have a toddler in addition to a newborn this time, we're wondering if we need to be looking for a carrier that is quicker to put on and take off. The k'tan is appealing since it...
  15. Stay at Home Parents
    I think the biggest one is that we aren't that busy, that we have lots of time to relax. Some days are relaxing, but here it is fairly late in the day and I'm just sitting down for the first time. And while some week days are a bit relaxing, weekends are almost never relaxing, so the downtime I...
  16. Breastfeeding
    <p>I have 2 months old daughter. My milk supply has been just enough to feed her. I nurse her some sessions and pump some sessions around 2-3 times in a day. When she was eating around 2-3 oz my pumping session would make only that much. Now she can eat around 4-5oz and I was getting around...
  17. I'm Pregnant
    I haven't seen a recent plus size pregnancy thread so I thought I would start a new one. I'd like this to be a support thread where we can come and talk about our experiences. Hoping others will join in!
  18. Breastfeeding
    <p>My twins are going on 9 weeks and seem to be having trouble taking the bottle when my mother watches them on weekends.  She's been giving them a bottle (with breastmilk) for just one feeding once a week, sometimes twice (she lives next door, so I can usually go over and feed them when she's...
  19. Breastfeeding
    <p>Help us compile a helpful resource for moms by telling us about your <strong>biggest breastfeeding challenge and how you overcame it</strong> (or didn't). Please share helpful tips, resources etc and we'll share them with the community in an article (we won't share your name in the...
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