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mummyamy12

runny poo

hi, was wondering if anyone could help! ds is 5 1/2 weeks old and is bf. he always has runny poo ...

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We call those the "up-the-backers" at our house! Haha, this morning was a beauty and I ended up throwing her Pyjamas away, rather ...

waiting.....

My baby is constipated.

He's only a month and a half but he's been really constipated. He hadn't done a poo in 24 hours a...

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Hi, BF babies don't get constipated as far as I know, is he uncomfortable for any other reason eg. too hot/cold. It is definetly not...

lissy1985

testing

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stacie502

bubs poos???

h, my bub is 6 days old and is ff. Her poos are golden brown and soft pellets. is this normal for...

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u can offer a half a teaspoon of brown sugar in 30mls of water three times a day until her poos soften. You can ask ur CHN if u want...

poochoo

Swimming Pools

My DS is 6 weeks old, is that too young to take him for a paddle in our pool? Well it has been a ...

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Babies are allowed to go swimming after their 2 month imunisations and NOT before... but i would pop his legs in and let him splash ...

poochoo

Registration

Sorry, I wasn't sure where i should post this. Anyway, just wondering how long after you sent in ...

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I was in QLD and it took 13 weeks!!

Riley&Sienna

facebook

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lovelymummy

What to pack for baby for the hospital stay

Hi There, i was wondering if anyone had a good list or any tips on what to pack for your baby for...

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I had ds in a public hospital. They supplied all huggies nappies, wipes, formula and bottles and mitlon sterilising tubs. Also cloth...

threelittlemen&moo

Help Teething...............

My DD is 19 weeks today and has been miserable for the last week. She is chewing on everyhing and...

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AJF1A7

Sleeping beauty

To get my newborn to sleep thoughout the night I put a loud ticking clock on her bedside table. S...

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OMG thankyou, thankyou ,thankyou !!!lol I am going to give this a go as my DS who is nearly 6 months old has never slept through .....

poochoo

Public Transport with bub

Hi, I have a silly question... I live in brisbane and want to take bub into the city to meet ever...

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in perth we dont pay for tickets until the child is 4. maybe even 5, as they are in school then.

mummyamy12

eye colour

when did your bubs eye colour change?

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i think its around 6mths when they settle down.

jesi+2

Bath Support _ Which one???

I am looking at buying a bath support o use in the big bath for when my new baby arrives so I am ...

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Hi, I've seen two types you can buy in my local target. One is a hard plastic one that the baby sits in. This one is good as bub c...

*MrsT*

leaky nappies!

Anyone else have the same problem with disposable nappies? Am i doing it wrong?

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I switched to MCN because my DD's disposables were leaking every night....bugger paying top dollar for leaking nappies. Since I made...

OC1246

What are instincts?

In todays society, parenting is often based on books. It is based on what people think. It is ba...

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Fantastic this excellent advice. I was a Nanny for along time and always used my instincts then i had my 1st and i was being told by...

joeyjo

Cradle cap - help????

My eight week old boy has really bad cradle cap (or should I say cradle crap!!!!). I have been to...

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hi jo my son had the same prob. try sofening the cradle cap by just ptting oil day n night for say 3 days then keep an eye on his cr...

OBK

How oftern should a 7week old use their bowls?

Our boy only goes every second day sometimes every third. We have been to the doctor and he chang...

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Posted by: LittleLeeLee Hi - I need advice too please...my baby is now almost 7 weeks, she was prem at 33 weeks, up until 3 days ago...

jesi+2

Bath Supoort _ Which one????

I am looking at buying a bath support o use in the big bath for when my new baby arrives so I am ...

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loumartin

Dribble Rash

Hi, Just wandering if anyone knows what can help a dribble rash? My DD is 12 weeks old and is a m...

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That's a good idea, I use it on me, so it's always on me. thanks again

lynkart

Nappy wrappers, are they any good?

I'm thinking of buying a nappy wrapper. I've seen them on ebay and lots advertise 'only used for ...

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I find the Tommee Tippee fantastic. We never find that it smells and it makes change time so much easier (specially at night) as you...

NancyS

Frothy mouth

Hi all, Can someone please tell me if it's normal for my 10 week old DD to be frothy and dribbly ...

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Cool, thanks for the info, I had no idea. She has just learnt how to blow raspberries today as well and thinks she's very funny. I'l...

lisa-85

Nappy Rash advice

Hi all, Just thought I'd share some wisdom that saved my babies bottoms from nappy rash I used ...

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i had the same problem with DD at the hospital they had the johnsons nappy liners that they used aswell. We just keep a container of...

anak

Dunston Baby Talk

Hi has any one tried Dunston baby Talk? I have been given a copy of the Dvd for my birthday and w...

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Thanks Guys for replying I have already wacthed the dvds and i am going to give it a go as soon as this one deceides to make an appe...

*MrsT*

I am Blessed!

Just want to share with everyone how much I am enjoying motherhood. My DS Jett is a perfect littl...

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I'm obviously blessed too. My little Jenny was born in July. She started sleeping 8 hours o/night at 6 weeks. By 9 weeks she started...

Sam2410

tummy time

Hi just wondering if anyone has any tips for tummy play. My little girl is 11 weeks old and hates...

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Hi, I have a 13 week old and he hated tummy time too. Every time I put him on his tummy he would just put his head straight down and...

kazzie27

my newborn

i had my baby on the 26th november.. so nearly 2 weeks ago.. wow what a experience i had.. i will...

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1Princess+1Prince

weight gain

What is the considered an ok weight range for a bubs to gain in a week?

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150 - 200 grams per week is considered the ideal weight gain for a baby. [Edited on 02/12/2008]

NancyS

Very Bad Nappy Rash - ouch!

My DD is my first baby and is 5 weeks old. In the last few days she had developed really bad napp...

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It's good to hear you got it sorted [Edited on 29/11/2008]

Dropkick Murphys

Hubby goes back to work on Wednesday

Unfortunately the mortgage has to be paid (sigh) I am both excited and nervous at the thought of ...

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Hi, it is def scary, my DH only got 5 days off, but you do manage, make sure you get some help if you can with meals or cleaning bu...

Leafy

Insect Repellant for newborn

I have a 3 week old and I live in Cairns. The mossies have started to come out and I'm worried ab...

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OK, update on the Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil. I plucked up the courage and used it on my DS (6weeks old) and it worked!! YAY. I didn...

J*e*n*girl

Doesn't like baths

My little girl is 2 months old and still screems through her baths. I have tried making her baths...

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My bub hates her little bath, but she loves bathing with me. I just rest her on my legs - propping her up, with a warm facewasher on...

theperfecttwo

babys belly button

hi, my lil boy lost his cord on like day 5 .. his now just over 2 weeks... but its still like ble...

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Hi, the same thing happened with my DS. I was worried about it so i took him to the health centre and they said not to worry and to ...

firstmum2008

bad rash on his face

My DD IS MY FIRST BABY AND IS 10 WEEKS OLD. COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO HE DEVELOPED LIKE RED PIMPLES ON...

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hi there! I went to see the doctor on thursday and he gave me this ointment called Celestone-M for his rashes and by the next mor...

MumtoL&H

2nd Baby

Has anyone else brought up a second child with very little daytime routine that includes only cat...

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we are doing the same thing! DS2 is now 17 weeks and is my 'hippy' baby, goes with the flow! DS1 was in a solid routine by now but D...

JBE7B9_598785

Baby capsule - help please!

Hi, Sorry if I am not in the correct area, but I am just wanting to get some advice from anyone w...

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I had two head supports.Both were blue (I haven't seen another colour before).They are good for the pram too. If you don't know what...

springchicken

The witching hour

Every evening around 7.00pm (dinner time) our DD (8 weeks) decides that no matter what anyone doe...

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I know its a bit late but thought id put in my 2 cents worth lol. We had that prob with DD around that age unti I brought her bath ...

amberyabs

Power Naps

My 5 week old son has decided that "power naps" in the daytime are the way to go!!! He sleeps dur...

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I have an 8 week old boy and just recently found out about sleep cycles too becuase I'd noticed the change a week or 2 ago where he ...

Samsmum73

Extremely dry skin on baby's forehead

I don't know whether it's like cradle crap because looking on his head there's a wee bit of dry s...

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Hi My DD had dry skin when she was a couple of weeks old. The midwife asked what I was bathing her in and then suggested i should ba...

kelms

new mum needs reassurance

hi everyone, Im new to all this and i am a first time mummy to a almost 9 week old. i am feeling ...

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We also used an Osteopath in the first few weeks after the birth (as opposed to a chiropractor). We needed 3 sessions and then our b...

Sueade

Flat Head :(

My 8 week old little man has a flat head on his left side. I guess he has slept on this side from...

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hi my DS started getting a flat spot at 6 weeks which the CHN picked up on, and we also used the rolled up cloth nappy/wrap etc. it ...