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  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     29 Jun 2012 11:01 AM

      My 4 year old wont sleep!!!
    My guess would be that 8 is too late if she's up at 6:30 in the morning. I'd aim to have her in bed by...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     14 Jun 2012 4:03 PM

      Birthing tubs (xpost)
    We rented ours from this site . They came in and set up and came back and took down so it was really pain free....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     14 Jun 2012 12:10 PM

      Can someone help me find...
    Don't know if the thread got the bump but here it is. LINK ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     14 Jun 2012 12:05 PM

      Waterproof sandals for toddlers
    For your purposes, I'd probably just go with a cheaper water shoe. I think we got ours at Joe last year. If you want something...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 May 2012 12:23 PM

      When to start pumping to store milk?
    It takes 40 minutes for your milk to fully replenish so I always pumped when I knew they'd be sleeping for a little while (like...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     10 May 2012 11:14 AM

      Liquid Multivitamin for Toddlers?
    Genestra makes a good one but you do have to put it in something, any of the ones that taste good are full of sugar....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 May 2012 6:56 PM

      Recommendation for 5 year old toys/movies and
    My kids (5 year old DD and 3.5 year old DS) love lego and playmobile lately! Oh, and board games. LOTS of board games. ...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     9 May 2012 2:39 PM

      YDD is 4 today!
    Happy Birthday! So cute! ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 May 2012 9:28 AM

      Organ Donation for your children
    We always check them all off. So morbid...but I would rather see our bodies help another living person/child than to hang onto them only to...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 May 2012 8:52 AM

      How do you celebrate Mother's Day now that you are
    The last few years my sis or I have hosted a BBQ but this year it'll be my sis, mom, grandmother and I going for...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     8 May 2012 8:29 PM

      What does your 3.5 year old boy love playing with?
    I thought of another, those Schleich figurines (or any like that)! I never understood them, like, why would anyone buy a $10 cat figurine but,...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     8 May 2012 10:08 AM

      Simplicity Parenting
    Interesting. There's a local store here that supplies Waldorf materials and it's an amazing (and very expensive) store. I bought our kids a couple of...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     8 May 2012 9:46 AM

      Can breastfeeding a toddler handle a 1week break?
    If it were me I'd consider getting a hospital grade pump for the time she's away if it's in the budget (or not if you...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 May 2012 5:42 PM

    Sz 2 long?
    We always have the same issue, pants in the right length are FAR too big in the waist. Cinchable waist pants are our friend. If...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     5 May 2012 2:42 PM

      What does your 3.5 year old boy love playing with?
    DS is REALLY into anything that moves (cars, trucks, planes, trains etc.) and anything you can build or take apart. Our train table still gets...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     2 May 2012 6:27 PM

      Re: My before and afters
    I'm on the last leg of my weight loss, sitting at your start weight, so this is the kick I really needed. So inspiring!!! You...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     1 May 2012 5:30 PM

      Kid(s) started school...now what?!
    We'll be dealing with this come fall or winter this year. Both kids will be in school full days. We'll be looking at B&A care...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     1 May 2012 4:27 PM

      Anyone give their 2+ yr old skim milk?
    My understanding is that they're supposed to get homo until between 3-5 years for the fat content. The fat content is really the only reason...

  • Home Life
     1 May 2012 11:16 AM

      Re: New Mattress
    We bought at Sleep Country several (7) years ago when we bought. Like a PP said, don't ever pay full price, they go on sale...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Apr 2012 7:58 PM

      Re: Federal Government Employees: anyone else worried?
    I'm affected, found out today. Everyone in my branch at the same level is and we'll be competing for whatever positions are remaining (those who...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     30 Apr 2012 5:10 PM

      Your health care practitioner's rec. feeding sched
    I was never told 2-3 hours, by OB or midwife, just to feed on demand (once they were back at birth weight). They demanded to...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Apr 2012 8:54 AM

      Why is my toddler up so early??
    I wouldn't limit nap time at that age, I'd probably try an earlier bedtime first (in bed by 6:45 in the hopes she falls asleep...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     27 Apr 2012 3:45 PM

      Which one for a birthday gift?
    Hrmmm, I really like the castle, I think. My kids would LOVE it. ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     27 Apr 2012 10:13 AM

      Wood Stairs vs Carpeted Stairs - with kids
    We JUST (last night) tore the carpet off our basement stairs. Can't wait to get to the upstairs ones! I can't stand carpet, it's gross....

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     26 Apr 2012 1:01 PM

      Enforced milk drinking at preschool - update
    I put 'send in a thermos' but I wasn't thinking...it might be gross after hours in there. I have a LO with a dairy allergy...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     25 Apr 2012 9:48 AM

      Inappropriate touching at daycare/school
    I feel really bad for you. I do think the daycare has an obligation to protect the other children from inappropriate touching but...I dunno, reading...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     25 Apr 2012 9:32 AM

      Low milk supply at 10 months??
    I think you have two choices, you can either try to get him back to the breast (kellymom has a great page on how) or...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     23 Apr 2012 6:57 PM

      Chewing Things?
    YDD did that, too, for the LONGEST time a few years ago. Because she was a toddler, she was much less discerning, too. So gross....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     23 Apr 2012 1:47 PM

      throwing up from too much junk-food?
    We all seem to have tough tummies here so no puking but YDD did have reflux that made her feel sick often for a while...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     23 Apr 2012 1:28 PM

      How to instill a love of learning?
    While I also think reading and loving reading is important, it's not exactly what I meant when I said that in the other thread. The...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     17 Apr 2012 12:11 PM

      Public Bathrooms - Solo - What age
    For me, it would depend on the washroom, small two stall in a resto? Definitely sooner than at a hockey game or at the mall....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     12 Apr 2012 10:50 AM

      Mother's Day Brunch (OTT)
    Brookstreet is great although I haven't been there for Mothers Day. Our favorite place for brunch is Heart and Soul Cafe in Dunrobin. It's a...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     12 Apr 2012 10:48 AM

    Constipation and milk
    If someone is allergic or sensitive to cows milk, they won't be able to tolerate any animal milk so goat would be out. For a...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     11 Apr 2012 7:43 PM

      Chair for LO's room?
    We don't have massive rooms so once they were in beds the chairs left shortly after. I find, if we're up in the night them...

  • Miscellaneous
     11 Apr 2012 8:58 AM

      Re: Federal Government Employees: anyone else worried?
    Our all staff was supposed to be yesterday but it was cancelled last minute and rescheduled to tomorrow. Good luck to all hearing today. ...

  • Starting a Family
     10 Apr 2012 10:33 PM

      Low iron + irregular cycles
    Having heavy periods can cause you to become anemic but once you are anemic you're more likely have lighter/shorter periods. Not sure if it affects...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     10 Apr 2012 9:35 AM

      Swimming
    YDD was swimming unassisted last summer, so 4 years,...but not entirely unassisted. She's able to swim short distances between people or a person and the...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     6 Apr 2012 12:57 PM

      First Pet?
    I don't like fish because I can't stand cleaning them all the time. It's really gross. My friend got her girls, 4 and 7, hamsters...

  • Miscellaneous
     6 Apr 2012 12:08 PM

      Re: Just got really bad news...need to tell somebody
    I have no words...I'm just so incredibly sorry you're going through this. ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     3 Apr 2012 6:55 PM

    Ear infection?
    When you say 3rd in a week do you mean you've been checking and there's no fever and then it's gone up 3 times or...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     3 Apr 2012 12:12 PM

      3 year old bedtime/sleep troubles
    I think it's pretty common around 3, it's happened with both of my LO's at that age. I found, firstly, that they needed less sleep...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     3 Apr 2012 10:15 AM

      Potty on their own?
    Our girls were doing it by themselves right away, we still helped with wiping (poop) for a long time, though. With DS, he still isn't...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     3 Apr 2012 10:11 AM

      punishment for bad behaviour at school?
    I think behaviour issues at school are best addressed with the teacher (I mean the parents and teacher together). I don't know that punishment, for...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     3 Apr 2012 10:05 AM

      I Can't Get Past the School
    Oh man. I don't have any advice but I think your concerns are warranted. In your shoes, if unwilling to move to another area altogether...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     3 Apr 2012 9:47 AM

      Hair washing question
    We have an every two day minimum, it seems, especially in nicer weather. I just find, even with shorter hair now, that there's always food...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Apr 2012 7:02 PM

      Bike for 2 year old who is not ready for a balance
    Plasma cars are awesome for little ones. My kids have been riding friends for ages, definitely before 2. My sis bought my kids one at...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Apr 2012 3:55 PM

      What do you & DH do once LO's go to bed?
    We're really social in the summer, hang with our neighbors or friends whose kids are portable (under 1 and over 5). Winter seems so long!...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Apr 2012 3:50 PM

      will "100% need braces" - finger sucking related
    My DS is a thumb sucker and has no teeth issues as a result at 3.5 years, I think it has a lot more to...

  • Miscellaneous
     2 Apr 2012 12:04 PM

      Re: Best soy/rice/almond etc milk substitute?
    BabyG - Natural Food Pantry carries it. They had the yogurt in but it hasn't been in stock now for a couple of weeks (since...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Apr 2012 10:19 AM

      Swimming lessons went REALLY badly...
    We also had the same experience and opted to just do weekly (at minimum) public sessions with them. At 3.5-4 all of my kids were...

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