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    We discovered quickly that Keira sleeps better...

    We discovered quickly that Keira sleeps better when it's cool. Where we lived basically never got as cold as the article is talking about, but still. She STTN at 6 weeks for a whole week when we were...
  2. I'm a big fan of doing whatever makes life the...

    I'm a big fan of doing whatever makes life the smoothest from birth until...well, so far always! But especially until 18m-ish where language and communication really becomes more of a focus. At 8m-if...
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    We rely on it with pediatrician support. She...

    We rely on it with pediatrician support. She cannot wind down without it. I leave it up to her on if she takes it or not. Some nights she won't but will get up fifteen minutes into bed and come get...
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    If DD2 gets so much as 15 minutes less than get...

    If DD2 gets so much as 15 minutes less than get required 11.5 hours of sleep that is how she is. A completely different child. It also comes out when she's fighting a cold or ear infection or any...
  5. I think this is the best advice I've heard in a...

    I think this is the best advice I've heard in a very long time-that's what it all boils down to, right? No matter if it's as a mom, wife, professional, etc. Thanks for that!
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    If she were offended by the effort you plan to go...

    If she were offended by the effort you plan to go to in order to be sure her child has something to eat a CHILD's birthday party...then I would guess she would find something else to be offended...
  7. I'm much the same way-if my schedule is messed...

    I'm much the same way-if my schedule is messed with I struggle to keep things together. For me, the first thing to go was the idea that my kids NEED to be involved in extracurriculars. They're 7 and...
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    I don't limit fruits or veggies. If they're...

    I don't limit fruits or veggies. If they're asking for another serving of cheese, crackers, nuts, etc I tell them they can have an apple/banana/peas/cucumbers/etc. If they're actually hungry they...
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    We bought the girls 20" bikes when they turned 6...

    We bought the girls 20" bikes when they turned 6 & 7. According to height charts that's what they needed. Way too big. Two years later and neither one knows how to ride. My dad rescued an 18" out of...
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    So glad she's feeling better. I hope it holds for...

    So glad she's feeling better. I hope it holds for you guys and you can enjoy some spring weather!
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    Any chance she might have something going on in...

    Any chance she might have something going on in her ear? Keira gets fluid on her ear-not an infection, just fluid-that will make her vomit when she's not laying down. She will be fine all day in bed...
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    My coconut oil is refined and has zero coconut...

    My coconut oil is refined and has zero coconut smell or flavor (which is actually a bummer to me because I LOVE coconut). But with all your allergy issues I don't blame you for shying away from...
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    Keira reacts badly to lanolin or I would totally...

    Keira reacts badly to lanolin or I would totally use that over Vaseline. We also use coconut oil as a moisturizer all over after showers or baths and then when she's getting dressed on her problem...
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    Vaseline helps protect the patches from moisture,...

    Vaseline helps protect the patches from moisture, especially on the face. Both my girls get it on their chins and scharae all the way around her mouth. She will look permanently chapped on a good...
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    We just went through almost a week of tummy pain...

    We just went through almost a week of tummy pain with Scharae. Ours was also following abx use but not because of them other than they wiped out the good bacterial leaving her more susceptible to bad...
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    Real food seems to have helped a ton. She still...

    Real food seems to have helped a ton. She still is whiny and tired but not complaining about her belly as much.
  17. YES. Most of my family has their genetic material...

    YES. Most of my family has their genetic material involved in a few different studies on genetic links and autism. Both sides of my family have a lot of incidences of autism in them. Dad has 6...
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    Tapir, thanks...we moved to Wisconsin over the...

    Tapir, thanks...we moved to Wisconsin over the winter so we're not close anymore! I swear when we come to Belligham in July we will have to arrange to stop in and meet!

    Im wondering if part of her...
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    She isn't really an anxious child...just very...

    She isn't really an anxious child...just very particular. Nothing that she seems to be worried about right now. If it had been a day or even two that would be a valid explanation but five days, and...
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    Weird stomach bug or something else?

    Scharae is on day 5 of a constant bad stomach ache. The first few days I figured gas-could hear bubbling around going on in her intestines. By Thursday evening I decided constipation-she hadn't gone...
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    Meals couldn't be sent in to our NICU, but money...

    Meals couldn't be sent in to our NICU, but money could be added to a charge account for the different hospital cafeterias and restaurants, snack bars, coffee shop, etc. Maybe check into that? Having...
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    We were told by random people to put DD1 in shoes...

    We were told by random people to put DD1 in shoes on the wrong feet to "fix her up" until she was about 3. It took that long for her bow legs and pigeon toes to straighten out. Her feet themselves...
  23. My DD has about 4 different dx that go along with...

    My DD has about 4 different dx that go along with her ASD one. I wasn't aware of them specifically until requesting a letter from the pedi to go in her chart when we moved a few months ago. A bit...
  24. Thread: Strep

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    I have a brother that is a strep A carrier. He...

    I have a brother that is a strep A carrier. He will test positive on a rapid strep culture at any given time but blood tests show no immune response because he doesn't hardly ever have an active...
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    When I feel I've reacted harshly/in the moment or...

    When I feel I've reacted harshly/in the moment or realize my knee-jerk punishment is just that, a punishment and not for a learning purpose I am happy to recant and have a conversation about how my...
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