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by Yankee
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Tonsils and Adenoids Surgery 4yr old
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: Tonsils and Adenoids Surgery 4yr old

No first hand experience but a friend's 3yo had his tonsils out because of almost-constant rotting infection, they were touching in his throat. He did get complications where the stomach acid burned his esophagus which was a nightmare at first because eating and drinking was agony until the medicos ...
by Yankee
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Whenever that has happened to me, it's generally not enough flour or too much sugar. Is it a new recipe or a fluke?
by Yankee
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: I don't want to iron anymore
Replies: 29
Views: 3893

Re: I don't want to iron anymore

DH hated ironing so he now pays to has his shirts washed and ironed. I try to avoid it but many of my favourite work blouses and dresses need ironing. They sit on the clothes wrack sometimes for a week or two before I can be bothered to iron them!
by Yankee
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: SSRIs during pregnancy
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: SSRIs during pregnancy

Thanks for the link pseudo, that does raise a red flag for the study. I'm not sure about that author's implication that the study isn't valid because at its heart it's only looking at a small number of autism cases - that will be the case in many epidemiological studies of rare diseases and syndrome...
by Yankee
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: 5 month old fussing during breastfeeding
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: 5 month old fussing during breastfeeding

Hi and welcome! The breastfeeding hotline is a great resource, the ladies there are wonderful. In the meantime though, a few thoughts ... Little ones get more efficient at feeding as they get older, there is every chance that your Bub only needs 5 minutes to fill up. Teeth could also be the issue, i...
by Yankee
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Fruit pie making advice
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Fruit pie making advice

Hi ladies, do any of you make fruit pies? One of my favourite cooking magazines has a bunch of fruit pie recipes this month, but they all have you line the bottom of the pie (between the crust and the fruit) with almond meal. Do you know why? I'm not a huge almond fan, any idea what it would be like...
by Yankee
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Toilet Training Tips/Ideas
Replies: 80
Views: 15176

Re: Toilet Training Tips/Ideas

Ok we're in day 3 and I could use some advice on how to encourage DD to relax and let out the wees and poos. She's gotten quite good at holding on, she can now go hours without an accident in her underpants. Twice now she's told me she 'needs a nappy' and with gentle encouragement she did a 'big wee...
by Yankee
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Lego storage
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: Lego storage

Taking notes. By the time I loved Lego I was old enough that I kept my sets assembled (I was more the 'reassemble the correct steps over and over' type rather than the 'let's make something creative' type). DD already has several Duplo sets so I think this will be an issue with us going forward!
by Yankee
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Toilet Training Tips/Ideas
Replies: 80
Views: 15176

Re: Toilet Training Tips/Idea

Thanks for the reassurance. I can already see an improvement today - only one accident in the undies all morning. We even went to the mall in undies (lots of spares, towels etc just in case) and she didn't have an accident the whole time. Lots of trips to the potty and tiny drips of wees. I worked o...
by Yankee
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Toilet Training Tips/Ideas
Replies: 80
Views: 15176

Re: Toilet Training Tips/Ideas

Looking for a little support and reassurance after our first day of toilet training. DD is 2y3m and has shown every classic sing of readiness for over a month, but we were waiting for a time when we grown-ups were ready and knew we'd have quiet time at home for a few days. I got some lined training ...
by Yankee
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all! Family Christmas Eve was OK here, only a bit of tension and awkwardness. Christmas Day is just the three of us nuclear family, and between the glorious weather, a low-key lunch (just enough fuss for me to enjoy cooking it without feeling overwhelmed) and a 2 year old who was in ...
by Yankee
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Bedbugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Bedbugs?

We do have a cat although he gets the monthly flea treatment. My current theory is bird mites on the outdoor couch. I sat out on the couch for hours yesterday in the glorious Christmas weather and have another few itchy spots today. im going to start wearing DEET when I'm out there and see if that h...
by Yankee
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Bedbugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Bedbugs?

Bird lice, hmm, actually the bites could be that based on the descriptions I'm seeing. But again, no obvious source... Definitely get black birds and pigeons roosting in the yard, and just saw quite a few fledgling pigeons last week. But no nests on the house as far as I can see. There is one in a y...
by Yankee
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Bedbugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Bedbugs?

Anyone had to deal with bedbugs? I'm worried that DD might have brought them in from childcare. I have half a dozen small pink bumps, smaller than mozzie bites, itchy, and lasting longer than mozzie bites usually do. They're also in a few nooks that I can't imagine mozzies getting to easily (below m...
by Yankee
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: ASD - should I be worrying?
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: ASD - should I be worrying?

No experience with ASD but DD is similar, especially about loud noises. She's scared of thunder, leaf blowers, the vacuum, cars starting near her, loud elevators ... Pretty common at that age. After the fact she even processes it verbally 'I didn't like it, it's too noisy.' As to the social side, we...