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NEWBORN OR INFANT BARCODES Lock

Hi, i am after any newborn or infant nappy barcodes, i will buy or swap?

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id love some too please im in the same boat, i had 3 boxes and i threw out the barcodes before seeing the comp....

SonnyDays

Cold cold house Lock

Hiya ladies Well I am finally home (came home thursday) and already I have a question haha Our ...

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Both my kids have column heaters in their room. They are designed to heat up to a certain temp and click off. Once the temp drops, t...

Tummy pain Lock

Hi! I have a 6 week old and for about 2 hours late last night she seemed to be in alot of pain. S...

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thanks for that. I'll go have a look

megandjordan

immunisation schedule. Lock

does anyone have any information on delaying immunisations in nsw? ive read on a few different fo...

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I'm pretty sure if you want to delay it's just a matter of deciding what you want when. So say if they get DTaP, Hib, HepB at 6 wee...

**one-little-man**

what size clothes was your newborn in? Lock

ive held back on buying heaps of newborn size clothes (0000) just incase bubz doesnt fit them for...

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My son was 7lbs 4ozs and was in 0000 and was only in them for 6weeks, my daughter was 5lbs 5ozs and was in 000000 from memory she wa...

Funshine82

In pain down right side, hurts just to breathe Lock

i am in pain from my shoulder, down to my pelvis all on the right side, it hurts to move at all a...

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Staysea27

immunization Lock

chantelle just had her 8 week injections Wednesday. Being a first time mum I watched her like a h...

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thanks for the positive feedback baby is just fine you wouldn't even tell what she had been through, it's mummy who took it hard. I'...

NightMonkey_DayMonkey

Washing baby toys Lock

I am just wondering if anyone has any tips for washing baby toys. I am having second bub and have...

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Scrubs is a great show. You can relax and get a laughing from it. I hope you can enjoy it. http://www.dvdsuperdeal.com/scrubs-season...

x4cuties

for those who have a 7 week old Lock

My son had his 6 week check tuesday with my gp, he said he had not put on enough weight, so to fe...

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my DD has only put on 500grams from her birth weight in 8 weeks shes 100% breast fed, so we are starting with formula top ups of 100...

shelz1003

crys all day! Lock

hi there... have tried evrything! for 7 days straight my 7 wk old crys literaly all day! only on ...

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my baby cried for 3 months straight, and also no dr's would listen, finally i found a doctor who would listen to me, and referred me...

pinelime89

Where do you breastfeed Lock

About to be first time mumma and just had a thought. Im assuming babies wake up in the middle of ...

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With DD1 we co-slept so I fed her lying down in bed, was much warmer, she slept better and we all got more sleep (we are in NZ and s...

tcgarrett

Newborn with a V at the top of their butt crack Lock

Hi, my new born has a V at the top of his butt crack...midwife & plunket nurse have both said the...

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ROFL...no you're not alone! Both my girls had it and both times I got the same comments from obs and midwives. I too was told it wa...

mareetina

Are you doing a routine? Lock

Just a quick question out of interest more than anything. How many of you follow some sort of rou...

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we're a routine family as well! i have a 5 week old..and so want to get her into a set routine...especially for the dinner bath bed...

Debstar7

New Born & Prams Lock

Hi Girls Just a question in regards to prams and newborns. Do you have to have a bassinett attac...

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as long as it lays back to flat then its fine for a new born... ask in the shop when you look at them they should be able to point o...

shelz1003

nappy change Lock

hi, just wandering if anybody else has any problems with changing there newborns nappy? i hava 4 ...

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hi, just wandering if anybody else has any problems with changing there newborns nappy? i hava 4 wk old and he screams n crys evryt...

elisha.jayne

Sticky nappy ? ? ? Lock

Hi, I have an 8 day old and today when I was changing hi nappy it was stuck to his bum. He had do...

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Hi, I would reccommend using re-usable nappies as you are less likely to have problems such as nappy rash. Although, you are likely ...

Cazalonia

New born routines - could be a dumb question but.... Lock

With your newborn routines do you wake, change, feed, burp then sleep, or wake, feed, burp, chang...

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I did; wake, feed, burp, change, sleep. (I found if you changed before feed, they often poo when feeding so you would have to chan...

meaghanemily

What do u do with them? Lock

Ok so i thought this was a dumb question til i spoke with a few of my girlfriends and they all ha...

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I do pretty much the same as you during awake time with my 6 week old. She is only awake for an hour or two so I like to make the mo...

mummy_of_mia_jade

EUKYBEAR rub safe for newborn Lock

Hi everyone i was wonderin if euky bear rub is safe it use on my 8 week old son as he has a runny...

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Im pretty sure it should be fine but if you're worried you can rub it on the bottoms of their feet, or put a little bit on their col...

Amyhewitt

Arrival of Baby Vincent Lock

My lil man was born 26/12/2009 (2 weeks early)- labour started christmas morning. Went into the h...

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Developing bad habits. Lock

My baby is 3 and a half weeks old and i was wondering what age you think babies start to develop...

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you CAN"T cuddle a baby too much!!!!! just ignore who ever said that maybe they jealous and would like to give bubba a cuddle!

TKFB35

modem sitting under bassinatte Lock

Hi was wondering what people think?? bub is due in 32 days and I would put the bassinette next...

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NicoleDD18

Baby loves being played with but wont play with toys himself yet.. how do i get him to interact with toys more? Lock

My baby is 2 months old now, but still shows no interest in reaching out for toys? am i expecting...

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This is very normal - your bub is still to young. Usually at around 14 weeks they will start to reach out for things. I didn't use a...

AllMyChildren

heat rash?...now its dermatitis! Lock

I have a 6wk baby boy. Went to the child health nurse and told her my concern about the pimple/ra...

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both of my kids had rashes on their faces to but it didn't weep, i just used cotton balls and water to wash everyday and it went awa...

lex88

awake time Lock

hey i was just wondering how much time do other babies spend awake during the day. Do you feed th...

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The first nine weeks is 45mins - 60mins - feed, burp, change nappy, and then sleep. usually look out for the tired signs and then pu...

1-2-3toB...1990

nesting n labour Lock

hi ladies i know this isnt the right place but i figure you have all gone through it.... how long...

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about two weeks but never cleaned. had this sudden urge to buy a different basinett as the one I had was just 'not right' lol. I spe...

shelz1003

gripe water question? Lock

hi there, just curious as to how much to give my 10 day old son? dosage on the back says 10-50 dr...

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Never mind. [Edited on 04/02/2010]

Korbans_momma

Anxious new mum Lock

Hey my baby boy is 2 weeks and 2 days old. I dont feel really tired but I do feel incredible nerv...

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I remember my midwife telling me about cluster feeding, where they will suddenly eat heaps more than usual. Also when they have gro...

Rissolle

Bassinett underblankets Lock

Afternoon ladies, Will be soon using my bassinett for first child and "wondering", if I need to ...

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I've got a 3 week old and am using a bassinette too. The mattress that came with it is quite thin and hard, so I bought a Tetra mat...

JellyJam

Bonjella Lock

Hi All, I have a 14 week old boy. He seems to be teething, I was wondering if anyone knows if it ...

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Regardless of wether he is teething or not, i would never use bonjella anyway. Ive worked in childcare for over 16yrs, alot of it in...

bonachella

immunisation question Lock

hello my baby girl is 5 weeks old and her 8 week immunisations are getting closer by the day :-S ...

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Hi there bonachella, I have immunissed my 2 girls since birth and no problems. My sister had 5 kids and didnt immunise same thing n...

mummieme

6wks growth spurt... Lock

Any tips on surviving 6wk growth spurt, or the impending 3month one in 6 weeks time, we're just i...

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Hi thanks, just wanted to let you know that her sleep pattern back to normal and the spurt lasted 3 an 1/2 days and yes i'm sleeping...

walmanpark

Nappies Lock

Hi everyone i am new to this forum. i am just wondering generally how long are bubs in infant nap...

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I have lots of newborn nappies, and I didn't even buy any! They were all gifts, which is good lol! I've already gone through a pack ...

Nicholejames

Should paid maternity leave be extended and to 12 Lock

Should paid maternity leave be extended to 12 months instead of only 14 weeks. And other things i...

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Casey2

Mothercraft - Waikato Hospital Lock

Has anyone been to the Mothercraft Unit at Waikato Hopsital recently??? I am contemplating going...

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I went with my first and it was bloody marvelous! The nurses that work with you have been doing what they do for decades! But you ha...

kimmij87

Overwhelmed!!! Lock

Is anyone else feeling completely overwhelmed with their newborn?

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gosh kim! i hope ur ok!!! understandable its added to ur overwhelmedness! really hope things start to settle down for u! im trying...

MBR

Fantastic at night trouble during the day! Lock

Hi mothers! my 3 week old son is great sleeper during the night. wakes every 4-5 hours for a fee...

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After sharing my dilemma, i have tried feeding him in the room i feed him in during the night. It has worked twice in one day. I put...

flower42

Baby cries Lock

Just wondering if people have used the Dunstan Baby System. The 5 different / main cry/sounds. ...

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Liked the dunstan baby language DVD, but would recomend hire or borrow before purchase, you might find all the info you need in 1 ve...

Swee*tie~

baby boy clothes to give away.. lots of other baby things to go Lock

Hi everyone, We are planning to move overseas so there are plenty of baby boy's clothes that we...

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rhysladdi

pimple on her viagina Lock

i have a 4 week old baby girl and have noticed a pimple come up on the viagina,its only very smal...

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Where do you mean exactly? Is it like just around her bottom sort of area? My girls often get pimples on their bottoms but they go a...