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    I wouldn't necessarily tell her that the bath is...

    I wouldn't necessarily tell her that the bath is to help her sleep. I know with Savana, if I tell her, "this will help you", she expects drastic, immediate results. It's too hard for them to pay...
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    Ha! I hope it works. The switch, I mean. Lol

    Ha!
    I hope it works. The switch, I mean. Lol
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    http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/living-with-i...

    http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/living-with-insomnia-11/natural-solutions

    Am, that is so hard. Like you, I'd be weighing the detriment of sleep deprivation against the detriment of a paci at...
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    For me, the house being clean. That is what I let...

    For me, the house being clean. That is what I let go during the day. I can do it all in a fraction of the time if I wait until they are asleep. I just feel like my priorities are their health...
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    I limit certain things. For example, there are...

    I limit certain things. For example, there are times my 8 yo dd would eat 4 bagels in one sitting if I let her. So when she asks for another after 2, I tell her 2 is enough bread but she can have...
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    I am another vote for putting it on the back...

    I am another vote for putting it on the back burner. Once it (or anything,really) becomes a power struggle, the true goal gets totally lost. It will happen without question so just let her decide...
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    My 3 year old does it. It is really annoying but...

    My 3 year old does it. It is really annoying but I roll with it. I let him know that I wish he wouldn't do it, but the reality is that he is so tiny, I just want him to EAT. He gets a lot of leeway....
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    Neem oil is another tick repel/natural...

    Neem oil is another tick repel/natural insecticide. It smells awful. Really awful. But I mixed it with aloe Vera gel and spread it on exposed skin during camping and hiking.
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    Ok, so I just read about this but have not tried...

    Ok, so I just read about this but have not tried it. The article said to take a piece of flannel (light colored so you can see them), nail it to a stick, drag the stick through areas problem areas....
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    Aw, Am! I really hope she doesn't have a bug....

    Aw, Am! I really hope she doesn't have a bug. Last thing she, or you, needs!
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    Have you heard of C. difficile infection? I think...

    Have you heard of C. difficile infection? I think it's more common with broad range antibiotics and initial treatment is probiotics and electrolyte replacement but may be something to think about. I...
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    Fantastic! Now snuggle that baby and rest, mama!

    Fantastic! Now snuggle that baby and rest, mama!
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    Honestly, I think it's perfectly normal and I've...

    Honestly, I think it's perfectly normal and I've been through it with mine, especially for the years I took care of children in my home. I worried at times, just like you, but eventually our family...
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    My older ds is still small for his age but...

    My older ds is still small for his age but growing normally and nothing was ever found. He was put through some awful blood draws. I am talking 3 different visits where a nurse dug around for a vein,...
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    I am mostly with a Runningmom on this one. As...

    I am mostly with a Runningmom on this one. As maddening as it is, I try so hard to hear them out. But I still don't get involved or take sides, assuming that no one is injured. I will say one of the...
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    To me, the biggest offense is that they say it in...

    To me, the biggest offense is that they say it in front of the kids.
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    People say they feel sorry for you?? How...

    People say they feel sorry for you?? How unbelievably rude! My children, especially dd (8) would be highly offended!
    How about "Eff off!!"
    No? Ok, hmmmm (lol)
    i get comments a lot about being a...
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    Thanks everyone. I am going to wait. He has...

    Thanks everyone. I am going to wait. He has gained 2lbs in the past 2 months and is getting taller as well.
    My 6 yo ds is small for his age too. He weighs 42lbs. I was teeny tiny as a child too.
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    For the record, our primary already did basic...

    For the record, our primary already did basic blood draws and everything came back normal.
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    Would you take him?

    I know ultimately we have to decide for ourselves, but would like to hear what others think.
    My youngest ds turned 3 in February. He currently weighs 23lbs.
    He eats well, still nurses couple of...
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    I agree with you, in that it's all about...

    I agree with you, in that it's all about perspective. And maybe leisure time is overrated. A busy life doesn't have to be a hard life.
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    It is such a personal choice and what someone...

    It is such a personal choice and what someone else would do really shouldn't have anything to do with what you decide. Mothers and families can thrive under an innumerable array of circumstances....
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    I agree. You need to call your dr, hon. I also...

    I agree. You need to call your dr, hon. I also agree, take them with if you have to. You shouldn't have to live a life of misery and feel like you are drowning. Help yourself. Do it today.
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    I just wanted to say that every time we have...

    I just wanted to say that every time we have checked our car seats, they bag them for us, in large clear bags.
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    We always check our car seats.

    We always check our car seats.
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