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Old 03-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #211
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Yep. Its getting better now (my son is 6). We have the cheapy alarms you put on doors to alarm when they open. I had higher up locks too.

I also got labels that I put in my sons clothing with our last name and phone number. He's not verbal so I always worried about this.

What helped the most was getting him plenty of outside time

My ex has more money than me and he has a really nice alarm system so when a door is opened it gives a verbal command. My yds hated the buzzer enough that he didn't want to risk it.

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #212
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Thank you ladies I am looking into door alarms and maybe a tracker for him!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:55 AM   #213
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Hi ladies!!

My DS4 is at the same stage, and it is scary.
He just unlocks the door and walks outside.
I am a SAHM, so I usually hear him (the door squeaks)
but there have been a few times that I have panicked!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #214
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My son is 2 and we just started him on a gluten/milk free diet about 3 weeks ago. It is going great, but I am running out of thoughts for different foods....and money trying to do this. My son is a picky eater and I feel very limited on ideas.
His favorite is pasta. He likes bananas and some other fruits but is not a veggie fan. He does not like the feeling of mashed potatoes or anything else like it. I am hoping to find some gluten/milk free bread and crackers at the health food store next run, but I am afraid it might cost an arm and a leg.

Do any of you mamas have any other food ideas for me? I am new at this and would love any other ideas! Thanks a ton!
in medford, or ashland oregon, i used to buy corn pasta (it said polenta pasta). it was delicious. and it cooked in 3-4 minutes. wasn't expensive.

rice dream rice milk is good. plain sweetened, also vanilla. and rice dream mint pies are dairy-free "ice cream" with oat cookies. delicious. i haven't checked these for gluten, just think they might be gluten free. can't remember for sure. Vanilla flavored sweetened almond milk is good. (I have
"Silk pure almond" right now. it's good.)

yuca is a different starch flavor. you can boil it or fry it. (cut in 3" sections, cut the sections into manageable shape/size. boil in a change of water with all the white/pink peel off. about 1/8 inch thick peel. throw out the water. it has a toxin. but the yuca's really good for you. aka cassava, tapioca, manioc.) if frying, boil first, i think. Tastes really good. Like Chestnuts.

spaghetti squash? butternut or blue hubbard squash soup?

fresh orange juice? get juice oranges (valencia) not navel, which are difficult to squeeze.
steamed broccoli, with lid off a litle so the broccoli stays a pretty green? w/ salt and butter (counts as dairy?)
if he'll eat soup, cook zucchini to tender but bright green with salt to taste in the water. maybe a little fresh garlic, too. put whole thing in blender with some extra virgin olive oil.
do the same with cauliflower. use the fresh leaves, too, if you have some. they make pretty green and change the flavor.
These sort of soups can also be used as sauces, or mixed w/ tomato sauce, etc. You can put it on pasta or white rice, or whatever he'll eat, to boost veggie intake.
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ugh.

I am dealing with smearing now
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My DS was diagnosed with high functioning aspergers 2 weeks ago...
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ugh.

I am dealing with smearing now
As in his underwear? At least it would containable :/ We have streaks in the undies on a regular basis but his bms finally became fairly regular.
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As in his underwear? At least it would containable :/ We have streaks in the undies on a regular basis but his bms finally became fairly regular.
oh no
I mean literally handling his poop.
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