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Hi There, Sorry to hear that the wet bed hasn`t improved. I cant recall if you said you had been to a doctor about it, but if not it probably wo...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Robyn, There can be a few reasons why a toddler has a distended belly, often it is quite normal as their tummy muscles aren`t well developed. ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Natalie, In terms of toddler battles, self-feeding is reasonably low on the priority list. You are right, generally it occurs of its own acco...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It is quite common for bubs to drop their intake of formula and really it is a case of `leading a horse to water`. So, baby is taking...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Caroline, Yes you can make things like custard and of course add a tiny bit of vanilla essence. You can make it as per a normal custard, thou...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Iron is a tricky one, it isn`t quickly lost from the body so it can be over-dosed easily, which is why it is often best to test levels ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, When you start out on solids, it is generally good to begin water in a sipper cup at the same time. Babies need more water than we do ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, There`s good reason for your confusion. In developed countries we have long been avoiding allergy foods, and sadly the allergy rates h...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Kym, Firstly, yes the three meals and 3-4 formula a day is just fine. At about 9 months you can swap to food before formula, so you may find ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Virginia, From 12 months onwards you can begin to make a full transition to food and water (and milk snacks) alone. In most cases as long as...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Suzi, A big congrats to you!!!! Most research out now tends to encourage a diverse diet during pregnancy as it may help avoid allergies in i...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I do know of one gluten-free baby rusk, Baby Mum-Mum, website of the same name, though I haven`t seen them about for a while. The othe...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, If the wakeful period is middle of the night then I would consider keeping him up a bit more during the day but if it is early evening then th...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is normal to have some concerns in pregnancy and the further along you are the more relaxed you will feel. Try to eat a healthy diet; here ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you are breast feeding you will need to use a mini pill as the combined pill is not compatible with breast feeding. You will need to visit ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you are breast feeding it is not recommended to introduce a dummy too early. However, if the baby is well established with feeding and doin...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Nikkii, Your doctor needs to confirm that you are pregnant. In the early weeks many problems can occur and they need to be ruled out. Sometimes...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Bec, Cramping is very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. If there is no bleeding then treat this as normal. With eating it may be best to ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Good question! I personally, believe that follow-on formulas are not required under normal circumstances. If you have got your bub thro...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It all looks great, its so nice when your bub tucks into a good meal. On the issue of sodium (salt), if you are offering baby a whole-fo...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I have to confess to not being a big fan personally of Nutella, it has reasonably high levels of saturated fat, from memory (check this o...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Teagan, It sounds to me that your best advice would be to do what is best for you and your bub. A happy, rested mum, generally is a happy famil...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It can all get a bit confusing can`t it. Firstly, its important to keep in mind that it is the consistency of baby`s growth, so if he ha...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Debbie, Well done to you for seeking it out. YES! That is the one I use, we love it and use it even for our satay`s. Enjoy the goodness! Hoor...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Christine, I would pop into see your GP with this, there are a few reasons why young children, especially around this age, can start to urinate ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Lisa, 5 months is a good time to start! I love avo as a starter for bubs, it has a similar composition of fats to breastmilk and is a lovely fo...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Tabatha, There can be a stage of food throwing (which can drive you near to insanity) and sometimes if it doesn`t pass quickly having a chat to ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Liz, I think in your question lay the issue; there are quite a few unanswered questions. Personally, I believe in cases where you aren`t sure o...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Another good question, I like these and I am sure the members like to read these also. To my way of thinking there are two types of tinn...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009