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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Reflux? At my wits end, help me!

Yep yep - the mylanta is just for a week or two so the little oesophagus can repair itself, and so feeding stops being such a negative experience. I'm hoping though that we won't need any medicatio...

Monday 22 February 12:34pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Reflux? At my wits end, help me!

Good news! We've finally got the medication right - it was a new dosage level of Losec PLUS the Mylanta, and starting on rice cereal. He's like a new baby - happy and smiling, with minimal crying, ...

Sunday 21 February 06:52am
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Breast milk running out.

It'll come back - you'll just have to persevere a little longer! Make sure you feed frequently, and then express a little bit after each breastfeed. It doesn't need to be heaps. Make sure you're ea...

Monday 15 February 06:10pm
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AmandaMcLeod started new topic Reflux? At my wits end, help me!

Hi ladies, My four month old DS2 has been diagnosed with silent reflux, and we've tried everything to help him but nothing seems to be working. His symptoms are: feeds well at night but not during...

Monday 15 February 05:59pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Taking Dummy off 18th old, how long unitl she will sleep with out it.

We ditched it cold turkey at about 17 months, I had three nights of hell and then like magic it stopped! I spoke with the MCHN first and was told to expect it to take up to 10 days for DS to learn ...

Monday 07 September 12:02pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic HELP... I HAVE A CLIMBER !!!!

My DS likes a good climb too. Aside from watch watch watch, there's not stacks you can do. The only thing that might help is trying something like Gymbaroo where they get to climb to their little h...

Monday 07 September 11:55am
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic To much cheese?

Yep, a cheese overdose can bind them up. I usually let my DS eat cheese with fruit (grapes are brilliant) to combat the problem.

Thursday 27 August 06:08pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Is it normal for a 22 month old

Lol my 19 month old is like that, a little food disposal machine. No worms, just a bottomless pit for a tummy. Heaven help me when he is a teenager, I will be buying weetbix by the pallet from Costco!

Thursday 27 August 06:04pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Who else is ready to pop & sick of waiting ?

Meeeeeeee! 35 weeks this week and chasing around a VERY busy 19 month old DS at the same time. Not getting a wink of sleep and feel very much like a beached whale. Can't wait for labour to start - ...

Thursday 27 August 06:00pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Need help, had terrible labour with first child now pregnant with second and terrified!

Talk talk talk talk talk! Make your feelings and apprehensions very clear to your doctor and midwife. Write a birth plan too, and make sure you're clear in that (again!) on what you want. I had a...

Thursday 27 August 05:56pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Need a first name!

I thought it rolled off the tongue a little easier too, DH also likes it. It would appear we have a winner - thanks for all your help girls!

Thursday 27 August 05:43pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Need a first name!

I just pitched Dashiell Gabe to DH and he didn't hate it.... Others have suggested Dashiell Gaelan, which would also work with my mum's name. I liked that as well, but is it too weird, do you thin...

Wednesday 26 August 04:35pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Need a first name!

Anna, I liked Ronan, Finley and Hugo. I have been told by DH that Connor McLeod is never going to happen, even though I liked that too (something about a movie called Highlander?) I'd like to use ...

Tuesday 25 August 01:52pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Need a first name!

There were a few Anna, but they got vetoed by DH...sigh. I guess I have to keep trying!

Monday 24 August 05:58pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Time Out??

I'm not sure if 13 months would be too young to start with time out, but I did start quite young with my DS because I wanted to get that established as 'this is what happens when you do something t...

Sunday 23 August 05:57pm
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AmandaMcLeod started new topic Need a first name!

Hi all I need a first name to go with Gabriel as a middle name. Surname should be obvious... We already have a Lachlan. Pitch me some ideas, I'm running out of time and DH and I can't seem to find ...

Sunday 23 August 05:41pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Communication Issues

We use a bit of a mixture of signals, some are the standard ones and some are made up! It doesn't really matter what signals you use, as long as your DS makes the connection between the signal and ...

Tuesday 11 August 05:14pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Ecxema

My little tike also suffers from ecxema. Here's what we do: -bath only every second day unless he's really grotty or has been in the pool (always bath after swimming to get the chlorine off). If he...

Tuesday 11 August 05:06pm
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic Communication Issues

If you think it might be frustration about communicating, try teaching him some hand signals o he can get his point across. My little guy babbles away merrily but doesn't say a lot in the actual wo...

Friday 07 August 10:47am
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AmandaMcLeod replied to topic travelling overseas

It really all depends who you're flying with. I went os in February with hubby and DS, and had to forfeit anything over 100ml on most flights. That said... if you explain that it's boiled water fo...

Friday 07 August 10:38am
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