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BellyBummy's Mummy

Could I have?

Hey, bub is 11 days old, we were getting some photos done before, she was on her tummy and when I...

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She seems ok. she's been asleep pretty much since 3 (amen cos she's been cranky and crying on and off for a few hours earlier this a...

Christiele

Car seat installation??

Ok, so I've been assured by a midwife at the hospital that we do not have to have capsule profess...

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We fitted ours ourselves and it's secure. The hospital didn't check it thoughh - only asked that we had one in the car. Having sai...

ellison

To circemsize or not to That is the question

Hi I didn't get my boy done, but wonder if it would have been easyer then trying to get a 4 year ...

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2littlemonsters

where do i sit the newborn?

So I know i'm only 12 weeks, but I need to work out how to arrange carseats. DS1 is 3 and has a M...

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Hi hun! COngrats! We have DD1 will be 3.5years, DD2 will be 1.5years and then DD3 will be a newie. At the moment. DD1 sits behind th...

Cohen  Bump 09.04.10

when do you stop calling your baby a newborn?

i really have no idea???

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a month? just guessing really

STB2

does my 3week old have thrush in his mouth?

ive noticed his tounge has white stuff on it all the time,what is it? thrush? how do i get rid of...

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ive noticed his tounge has white stuff on it all the time,what is it? thrush? how do i get rid of it if it is? thanks When my d...

miracle23

Hepatitis B

Hi lovely ladies Firstly, am not wanting to start an immunization/vaccine war as I am very pro-...

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Lovely thank you ladies amymae, my reasons are just like yours and it is reassuring to hear from others making this decision as I'v...

mum of 5 blessings /3 are angels

wondering what good buy eg cream& lotion packs????

i have 2 boxes of huggies napppies on layby 108 for $30 each brought huge box of wipes yesterday...

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If you are after a really good nappy rash & face cream, I can highly recommend a chemist made cream. It is David Hosking's, from Ke...

rachelmorgan

Please tell me its just like riding a bike

Hi all you helpful Huggies mums I had a friend the other day who is pregnant and a 1st time Mum...

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I couldnt agree more!! Abby is nearly 2.5 years and am almost 6 weeks preggers with #2 and I'm absolutely crapping myself!! I cant ...

Mel_Sparkles

How do i blow my DS nose?

My DS who is 5 weeks has his first cold, im using saline drops but his nose is still blocked when...

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I totally agree with PP but I thoughtit may help to know what the sucky thingy is called lol, as you can buy them on there own. Its ...

emmh26

Baby Health clinics in tweed or around there

Does anyone know where i can go to get a weekly weigh in at one of the baby clinics thanks!

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Lalas2Dudes

raised white spots popping up on 12 wk old

i have noticed that DS2 has a few little white spots popping up in various places - the first one...

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I don't know, but you could take him to the CHN or Pharmacy, and show them just for an opinion. I'm a big fan of showing a pharmac...

CaCy83

Burping Bubby!

Hi Everyone! My DS is a month old, and he likes to hold his air!! He gets VERY uncomfortable af...

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I'm having the same trouble with my boy (4 weeks) he was fine for the first 2 weeks but then couldn't seem to be able to burp, no m...

Muma Mia

Keeping awaKe during feed

Hi guys, wondering if anyone has any tips on keeping bubs awake during her night feed. She wakes ...

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Hi guys, wondering if anyone has any tips on keeping bubs awake during her night feed. She wakes between 10 and 11 hungry but will ...

SonnyDays

Premmie babies

My DP's cousin has just had a little boy and he was born a month early and my god he is tiny!! S...

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My lil man just arrived 6 weeks prem. He was a good size at 2.5 kgs or 5 pound 8. He spent 19 days in special care. The first 3 were...

acruz

No air con :(

I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me as I am due to have baby number 2 at the beginnin...

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I had the same problem last year when I had my baby in December, we struggled the aircon broke and it was so hot. When I breastfed ...

Muma Mia

Wrapping Newborns

Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows when you can stop wrapping a baby before they sleep? My 2 wk o...

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I stopped wrapping my son at 3 months and also put him into a gro bag, I think they are the best things ever invented!!! No blankets...

Cuddlybubs

Trouble with nappies leaking

We have a 3 week old bub. Her nappy is on correctly but it keeps leaking through her clothes and ...

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My baby boy is 4 months old and this occasionally still happens. I use Huggies and swear by them, best nappy around in my opinion. I...

Chickenpox - need advice

OK, my nephew has been diagnosed with chickenpox today (Thursday). We spent Monday with him and ...

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Thanks everyone. For anyone else interested, I have since been recommended by both my local council as well as the immunisation cen...

N_S_R

road trip with new born AND toddler

Hey, just after some tips with travelling with a possibly min. 4week old and toddler! We are plan...

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When DD was 3 months old we did brisbane to melbourne. But we had two drivers. We choose to drive throught the night I did from 1am ...

Muma Mia

Wind, Reflux or just a normal unsettled baby

Hi all, My 2.5 wk old baby has been very unsettled and grizzly for two days now. She will cry be...

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it could be a handful of things all culminating together - the crying after a feed could be reflux, and sucking the dummy sounds lik...

*missy*me*

Stupid opinions voiced

We got onto the topic of labour at my DP's work this morning and one of his Co-workers stood up a...

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*bangs head on keyboard* GAH men can be so silly sometimes! That really made me cranky, i think you did well to keep your cool a...

mum2H&J <3

prescription formula

[size="3"][font="Comic Sans MS"]I heard this morning that someone suggested they make formula pre...

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More than frustrating!! The people that come up with these stupid ideas have no idea what it's like trying to get a simple GP appoin...

**one-little-man**

very spilly, windy baby..help please

so my son is just over 4 weeks old and since day 1 hes been a very spilly baby. he needs to burp...

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we had the same problem, I got the karicare thickener as well (it's about $16 from the chemist) It has been great for us. we tried g...

pinelime89

Playing with a newborn ?

So I don't know if i'm doing it right cause theres not really much to do with a newborn but gener...

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I read somewhere that with newborns, changing their nappy is enough for them. I used to stress out so much, but now I think I was ...

Mummaof5**

Slings and newborns..

How good/easy are slings for Breastfeeding? Particularly newborns/younger babys. I've never ow...

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I never mastered it. I used a sling a few times, but had to stop because I have a weak back. (I went to the docs the other day about...

tips for new mums

babies love to be swaddled (wrapped firmly)...well mine does anyway helps if she is fussing with...

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Use parcel pick up when doing your groceries. This means that you get essential shopping done first (and not trying to do it last wi...

pinelime89

'Conditioning'

Does anyone do this ? Just watched a dvd on water safety and they say you should start pouring wa...

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I never consciously thought about it, I just washed them and their hair and havent had a drama with either of my kids having water r...

sweetcady

Newborn Development

Okay so just a quick question. At what point do you adjust a newborns development to suit when ...

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39 weeks is considered full term so I wouldnt adjust at all. Thanks ladies, those were the answers I was hoping for

gpwilks

Trouble Bathing - Toddler

My daughter has just decided that she is petrified of having a bath, we have over the last month ...

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I would give the bath a go now, but make it fun. Give her some cups or other toys to play with. Get some bath crayons or some Willy'...

Dani-85

Amount of milk a 6wk should be having in a bottle

Hi, I'm a new mum n i'm wanting to express some milk for my 6wks old son. Does anyone know how mu...

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my little one is almost 7 weeks & I have been expressing, I get anywhere from 120ml-210ml. most of the time it's about 150ml & he dr...

pinelime89

HELP RE:NEEDLES

ds got his 8 week needles today and was fine for the first few hours after but for the last 4 hou...

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I would be taking him to the hospital to be checked. 4 hours of prolonged screaming is not good.

Mummy22Boyz

Q for those who had summer babies.......

Hey girls, Wanting to start stocking up on some clothes for bub to be, but DS was a winter baby....

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Hey girls, Wanting to start stocking up on some clothes for bub to be, but DS was a winter baby. I have NOOOO idea how to dress a ...

Idit2

Does anyone else feel guilty...

Hi everybody... Today for the first time, at around 13:00 I couldnt wait for my baby to get to sl...

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jsut remember if you wre in a paid job, you would work for 8 - 5days a week, hours not 24hrs 7 days a week. you would get a paid 15m...

KalNicnEllsmummy

Help, worried about 5wk old bub!!

My 5 wk old DS3 does this strange little muscle spasmy thing, obviously being so new he is still ...

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Hey B, got an appt with Tom in two weeks (he comes over here wednesdays) - but, we're coming over tomorrow for the day, will be up t...

SonnyDays

How can I unblock his nose???

DS has a blocked nose and I don't know how to get it out lol... I don't want to risk pushing it ...

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Poor baby If you get the nasal sprays or droppers, just make sure it's only normal saline....the medicated ones can make baby's del...

**one-little-man**

how old was your child when...

lucky me has been blessed with a spewy baby.... just wondering how old everyone elses babies were...

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DD stopped about 6-7 months she was a very spewy baby projectile vomit daily. Im blessed with a spewy baby again Pretty much th...

Morgan102

Please Help

My baby has developed an allergic reaction to all johnsons proucts and i live in a small town whe...

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thankyou so much for your help, i did go to the chemist and they spoke about dermaveen, I might try the oats and also look into that...

pinelime89

Bath Time !!

How often do you bath bubs and does he/she like baths ? We bath bubba every second day unless he...

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we do a bath every second night, and top and tail in between. DS2 enjoys being in the bath, but not the before and after parts! that...

Jeni X

Steriliser

Can someone help me - I have an Avent steriliser and have been cleaning it with white vinegar, I ...

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I used to clean it with white vinigar and put an empty cycle on every now n then with my first born but this time round my avent (el...