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Earthgoat85 replied to topic 18 Month old waking 3 times a night wont settle without bottle.

Yes a baby gate is the next on our list, not so keen to have him sleep on the floor as it gets quite cold here in the mornings (living in rural Otago) but we will tackle that when it happens He d...

Wednesday 11 June 06:35am
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Earthgoat85 started new topic 18 Month old waking 3 times a night wont settle without bottle.

Hi all, I havent written in here in ages but I am now in some serious need..... My 18 month old has, over the past month, learnt he can climb out of his cot so never stays in bed for naps and has ...

Sunday 08 June 06:47am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic Sugar free or sugar alternatives

Rice Bubble bars - Sugar in this is solely from Honey, my kids 18 months, and 10 years both love these bars. yields 12-14 bars • 1/2 cup (140 grams) Almond Butter, Peanut Butter or Sunflower Seed B...

Sunday 08 June 06:19am
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Earthgoat85 started new topic Breastfeeding and changing the bedtime routine for 3 nights a week

Hey, I have just started an evening job which is 5.30 until 11pm I have a 12 mth old who is breastfed, generally I feed him half an hour before bed which is around 6.30 - 7pm. Now with my job I...

Tuesday 19 November 09:04am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic Bilingual kids?

I homeschool my children in NZ and we use Maori and english, but I am currently learning Scottish Gaelic online and my 9 year old is learning french online, she is picking up things I am learning a...

Sunday 17 November 07:48pm
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic Too immature for 8 & 10 yr old girls?

My daughter is 9 and would love this - most girls her age seem to be really in to stationary and drawing, art, creating etc

Sunday 17 November 07:45pm
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Earthgoat85 started new topic How to comfort my older child with grandparent separation anxiety, Help!

I'm having a real issue with my 9 year old daughter, I know this is mainly a site for babies and toddlers but theres a lot of people here with some good ideas so I thought I'd pop in with...

Sunday 17 November 07:36pm
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Earthgoat85 started new topic What does your baby do that makes you laugh?

My wee man is a complete crack up 11 months old and I swear he has a sense of humor already. He does this funny thing when I tell him to "leave that" or "dont touch that" he goe...

Sunday 27 October 08:41pm
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic Solids

I havent posted in these forums in a long time. But would like to try and help you out. I'll start with my experience feeding babies pre-6months: I started my first child (9 years ago) who w...

Sunday 27 October 08:28pm
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Earthgoat85 started new topic Easiest MEATBALLS ever!! My new Gluten and Egg Free Recipe of the week!

So my wee man (10months old) gets rashes when he has gluten or eggs so I am forever trying out new recipes that he will like, last week was doughnuts but I'm not here to talk about them. Im he...

Thursday 12 September 04:07pm
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic How/When do you introduce solids to a demand BF baby?

I demand bf my wee man and he BLW'd at 6 months. My boy was a 2-4 hourly breastfeeder. I introduced solids to him more for textures and playing with, rather than to fill him up though and now ...

Sunday 08 September 10:26am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

Great replies! Thanks guys. I'm a lot more at ease with it now! I was getting quite worried. I'll reassess everything in a couple of weeks and see what changes there are. I've alt...

Wednesday 04 September 07:36am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

Im starting to have a few issues now. While he mostly goes to bed and sleep in a short time, I'm not enjoying the crying and how he clings to me before I put him in to the cot, or when I go i...

Monday 02 September 07:00pm
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

Baby now goes down at bedtime and goes straight to sleep with less than 2 minutes of crying! Yay! He is sleeping through the night without waking (now that Im not checking on him) But naps are a...

Saturday 31 August 05:53pm
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

Frozen wooden spoon is a good idea! I have a couple of wooden ring teethers I will put in the freezer for him. That scenario above would be great too. Fingers are crossed Ours at the moment is...

Friday 30 August 08:09am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

We got a solid 8 hours last night!! - and then I ruined it by checking him at 2am. (Theres was no way I was going back to sleep without checking on him though) I tried VR for 1.5hrs to get him bac...

Friday 30 August 06:44am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

Ok so it would appear he needs a nap every 2hrs 15 mins, which means he will need 3 naps a day. I thought he was a bit old for that but if its what he needs its what he'll get. Another questi...

Thursday 29 August 10:51am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

Well last night was pretty amazing! He slept from 6.50 until 10.40 and then from 10.50 all the way to 5.45am!! I woke up at 4.30 and freaked out and had to check on him and he was sound asleep on h...

Thursday 29 August 06:19am
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

You guys are all great, I'm so glad I came on here, its a tough one when you are doing it solo after getting used to having someone helping out. (DH just started a new job) But I have so many ...

Wednesday 28 August 07:11pm
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Earthgoat85 replied to topic First night of VR with 9 month old. What happens now?

I put him down early as he had become really grumpy, but he still only slept for 20 minutes, I got him up though as it's still a bit of a grey area for me and gave him a breast feed and when h...

Wednesday 28 August 01:19pm
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