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  • Forum Post: March Preschoolers

    Posted 03/17/2014 10:44:09 EDT

    ugh. flashcards. Kids learn better while playing.  Drilling doesn't work well.  The cruel irony is the drilling that people do is frequently implemented as a stopgap measure to attempt to target areas more »

  • Forum Post: High Needs/Fussy Baby

    Posted 03/04/2014 08:32:30 EST

    memes, the resistance to being away from you makes me think it's partially an attachment thing.  My youngest was very attached and just wanted to be physically near me for the first year or so of her more »

  • Forum Post: January Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 01/30/2014 07:09:59 EST

    WPP, that dermatologist is an idiot.  The worst part is, he probably charged your insurance $$$$$ for your 2-minute visit (which, of course, took a LOT MORE than 2 minutes for you to get to, wait for, more »

  • Forum Post: January Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 01/16/2014 12:52:40 EST

    CLC, I'm so sorry for your loss.     As for the getting the body back, with my first I lost the weight (60 lbs!) within the schedule I'd given myself.  I lost about 30 just giving brith and within the more »

  • Forum Post: January Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 01/10/2014 10:00:41 EST

    That's so sweet, ALS, about your DDs.  We get an extra half hour of lying in bed time on the weekends now because when the 18 month old wakes up and starts talking to herself, big sister (4.5) goes in more »

  • Forum Post: January Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 01/05/2014 09:22:20 EST

    clotriminazole is the main ingredient in athlete's foot cream, so it sounds like that makes sense.  I wonder what the maalox is for? 

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  • Forum Post: January Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 01/04/2014 07:10:25 EST

    clotraminazole is for fungus/yeast (my eczema-prone daughter has had every type of rash and every type of cream known to man so far sigh), so if possible, airing out once in a while will probably help more »

  • Forum Post: December Preschoolers

    Posted 12/18/2013 08:14:51 EST

    I had success at the Children's Place for mittens last year and the year before that.  So they're consistent! If your DD has the same ones we have, those mittens also have a layer of plastic or vinyl more »

  • Forum Post: Is your child into Rainbow Loom bands?

    Posted 12/11/2013 07:18:38 EST

    I teach high school.  In the community I teach, Rainbow Loom appears to have crossed the boundries of class, age, gender, race, ethnicity, music preference, intellectual ability, and athletic prowess more »

  • Forum Post: December Preschoolers

    Posted 12/06/2013 09:21:10 EST

    Also, I know they have easels and BIG rolls of paper that fit them at IKEA but I'm not sure about the quality. I believe the price is gloriously IKEAish, like $20 or something like that.

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  • Forum Post: December Preschoolers

    Posted 12/06/2013 09:20:25 EST

    I'm so tired too.  We think we're going to get (another) bicycle for DD this year as the big gift.  She got one for her 3rd birthday which she promptly outgrew.  I thought it would extend but it didn' more »

  • Forum Post: Baby carriers

    Posted 11/27/2013 10:00:38 EST

    I know they help you try on things at Isis.  I'm not sure you're going to be able to find anything more structured than a wrap if you're petite. the height seems to make a bigger difference than anyth more »

  • Forum Post: November Infants & Toddlers

    Posted 11/26/2013 12:07:36 EST

    Nystatin, maybe?  We had a similar situation.  I can't remember the exact name.  It was antifungal.  They had us alternate with every other diaper change the nystatin and something else. It cleared up more »

  • Forum Post: November 2013 Pregnancy

    Posted 11/20/2013 02:25:39 EST

    the uterine shrinking contractions get stronger with each pregnancy/birth.  Usually the milk comes in earlier and harder with each one too.   My mum said with her 4th, it was like she was in labor for more »

  • Forum Post: November Preschoolers

    Posted 11/18/2013 10:30:30 EST

    I'm getting all paranoid about parent-teacher conferences this week.  Those 120 teenagers I teach sometimes need to be reminded to keep their feet on the floor once in a while.  I'm aggressive-aggress more »

  • Forum Post: November 2013 Pregnancy

    Posted 11/18/2013 02:52:46 EST

    It helps that when you do have a second, that second child is his/her own unique self, with a personality and capacity to amaze you and awe you, just like the first was.  Unfortunately, this means, fr more »

  • Forum Post: November Preschoolers

    Posted 11/08/2013 02:59:42 EST

    My kids loved handing out candy too.  We have a screened-in porch and we usually prop open the screen door (no landing on the top of the steps, don't want people to fall) and just hand out candy from more »

  • Forum Post: October Infants & Toddlers

    Posted 11/05/2013 02:12:49 EST

    Poppy, maybe the sleep disruption is an indication he's about to walk!  My girls always seem to have weird sleep patterns right before a new physical developmental milestone.  Prior to walking, the sl more »

  • Forum Post: October Infants & Toddlers

    Posted 10/25/2013 07:11:03 EDT

    My daughter almost never gets fevers despite her many, many ear infections.  It could be teeth too, of course. Sigh.  So tough to tell.

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  • Forum Post: October Infants & Toddlers

    Posted 10/22/2013 10:48:12 EDT

    I have no idea how I"m going to eventually get DD2 to stop soothing herself with her two fingers. At least with a binky you have the option to get rid of it.  My eldest didn't do anything to soothe. I more »

  • Forum Post: Preschoolers - October updates

    Posted 10/22/2013 10:39:23 EDT

    IPW, sounds like you did what you could and handled it well.  I agree now that you've given her ample opportunity to chime in and she's volunteered her personal opinions that benchmarks and interventi more »

  • Forum Post: October Infants & Toddlers

    Posted 10/15/2013 09:13:05 EDT

    For boots I've had a lot of luck at Kohl's, though it takes some luck.  We live near the ocean and DD loves to go wading, even in the winter, so I have to make sure she's got well-insulated boots that more »

  • Forum Post: Preschoolers - October updates

    Posted 10/15/2013 09:07:00 EDT

    Ah, pretend friends.  DD has had a whole gaggle of them for a while, now.  It started when I was on maternity leave with my second and DD was home from daycare.  She pretty much pretended she was stil more »

  • Forum Post: Preschoolers - September Updates

    Posted 09/28/2013 10:21:03 EDT

    PS -- Thanks to my two beautiful daughters and the physical toll gestating and birthing them has taken on my body, I personally have also had one or two moments when I have stood in a room, surprised, more »

  • Forum Post: Preschoolers - September Updates

    Posted 09/28/2013 10:19:29 EDT

    My DD has trouble with sounds.  If the music gets foreboding at all she freaks out.  She also doesn't seem to mind when things LOOK scary, but if something roars or shrieks or makes a scary noise she more »

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