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Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

He does well in resteraunts too! Well most of the time- I guess because he so stimulated ..he tries to talk to everyone sitting around us HAH....What's weird is he loves to play with his ( space saver) high chair when its on the floor....but when you try to put him in it forget it! Maybe I should just lay out a waterproof table cover and let him eat on the floor. Why haven't I thought of this earlier!

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" My daughter never liked her high chair or sitting at all. She's almost 3 now and she still won't sit, ... [snip!] ... and says she's done almost right away and then is hungry again in five minutes. She does fine in restaurants now though, Yay."</blockquote>




His pedi is like " he needs 3 meals a day and 6-8 oz of water blah blah" I'm like why 3 meals...who decided 3 meals? I eat 5-6 small meals....isn't it better to have little snacks throughout the day anyway? Plus he's only 10 months

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" My daughter never liked her high chair ... [snip!] ... 3 meals? I eat 5-6 small meals....isn't it better to have little snacks throughout the day anyway? Plus he's only 10 months"


A had JUST started solids at 10 months. Usually just dinner. Her pedi didn't care, just wanted to test her iron by 12 months.



I miss her old pedi :(.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" My daughter never liked her high chair ... [snip!] ... 3 meals? I eat 5-6 small meals....isn't it better to have little snacks throughout the day anyway? Plus he's only 10 months"


I just tell them what the Dr what they wanna hear anyways..although mine is pretty good about not "asking" too much.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Blissful Six:</b>" I just tell them what the Dr what they wanna hear anyways..although mine is pretty good about not "asking" too much."</blockquote>



I do too....but she asks the same thing everytime and stares me down like she knows I'm lieing...I am such a horrible liar ah well :)

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" A had JUST started solids at 10 months. Usually just dinner. Her pedi didn't care, just wanted to test her iron by 12 months. I miss her old pedi :(."</blockquote>



Was her iron fine?

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting Andeee:" Wondering if I could get some advice from fellow AP... My DD just turned 1, she has been co-sleeping ... [snip!] ... and I think she is still too young, is going through a phase and will settle back into routine soon. Any advice or thoughts?"


Pushing boundaries and enabling?!



There are tons of good reasons for needing a different bedtime routine, it's not something to be ignored but more something to be listened to and acted on. Kids grow up and need different routines.. a routine is about meeting their needs, not just doing things in an order you choose because it suits you, kwim?



Teething, illness, cognitive spurts, developmental milestones, skill development.. there are so many valid reasons for things changing. Just follow her cues closely and go with it. Everything IS temporary at that age, just like you said. Just watch her and respond to her needs, it doesn't need to be stressful, and it will pass soon enough :)

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting ItsEasyIfYouTry:" He's pretty into solid foods but breast milk is definitely still his primary source of nutrition. Wow, I wish there was a nursery on site of the school! That must have been so nice."


Once they're settled on solids they should be fine with that and water for fluid. They make up for being apart from you often by nursing more through the night and when you are home, some even reverse cycle depending on how long you're gone for. They can still get a huge amount of nutrition from a few breastfeeds a day, and the antibodies too. The main benefits as your LO gets older are for sickness and pain from teething and brain boosters for cognitive development - so all of these things are still achieved by nursing on cue whenever you're with them :)

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" Once they're settled on solids they should be fine with that and water for fluid. They make up for ... [snip!] ... boosters for cognitive development - so all of these things are still achieved by nursing on cue whenever you're with them :)"</blockquote>




That's so awesome!

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" Anyone have issues with the high chair? My son hates his high chair....come to find out its more hating ... [snip!] ... eat if you just hand the food to him while he's playing......he hates ANYTHING he has to be restrained in....even his jumper"


Igot a highchair when LO was 11 months old, and he wouldn't sit in it till 16 months. He never sat in it to eat though, it was just for playing and to get in and out for fun and as a climbing toy :P My son didn't sit down to eat, he just snacked whilst playing, and would run and grab food as he played. He didn't even have his own plate till he was 2.5 years old. He's very healthy and larger than average so no problems there.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" Igot a highchair when LO was 11 months old, and he wouldn't sit in it till 16 months. He never sat in ... [snip!] ... He didn't even have his own plate till he was 2.5 years old. He's very healthy and larger than average so no problems there."</blockquote>




I suppose its actually better to let him snack...smaller meals more often are best anyways :D

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" A had JUST started solids at 10 months. ... [snip!] ... pedi didn't care, just wanted to test her iron by 12 months. I miss her old pedi :(."</blockquote> Was her iron fine?"


Yup perfect :).

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Yup perfect :)."</blockquote>




Awesome! Honestly the only reasons I like my son on solids right now is 1. Its CUTE and 2. Washing diapers is easier with formed poo vs. Semi formed....I'm not worried about nutrition I know nothing really holds a candle to BM

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Sep '12

He just started eating meals and today was his first poo that wasn't a chunky explosion...yes I was excited about poop :D

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
17th Sep '12

i miss EBF poop! my 3 year old still has mushy diapers. I've just realised he's nursing quite a lot in the day atm, but even when he only nurses once, he still has some mushy poop and some 'normal'. He eats plenty solids too.