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Spritegrrl started new topic Stroller recommendations

I have to say that the cheap foldable stroller with dodgy sunshade, $25 from Target, is still the perfect collapseable stroller for the car. It is more stable than other "holiday" strolle...

Saturday 29 August 08:42pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Desperately trying

We had TTC for 12 months with one (very early) miscarriage... which was pretty upsetting for me, but I tried to view it as, well, my body had got PART o f the whole process right, so our odds of ge...

Sunday 15 June 05:11pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Desperately trying

We had TTC for 12 months with one (very early) miscarriage... which was pretty upsetting for me, but I tried to view it as, well, my body had got PART o f the whole process right, so our odds of ge...

Sunday 15 June 05:08pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Sugar free or sugar alternatives

Scones! Takes 12 min whoa to go, including the 2 mins prep (so you can do it with a crawling baby at your feet). SR flour and buttermilk, add chopped dates if your kids are past the choking hazard ...

Sunday 15 June 04:36pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Vaccinations... why are they forced?

In our small community, whooping cough decimated all the non-vacinnated kids at sckool this year (as well as a few parents), non-vac kids were excluded from school for a week and put on antibiotics...

Friday 21 March 11:17am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic breastfeeding and it hurts!!!! help

Hang in there, it does get better! My bf went to hell in a handbasket at 3 weeks after a bout of mastisis, plus found out that the little bloke has a high arch in his mouth (which took 5 months for...

Wednesday 19 March 03:46pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic How comfortable are you...

At the moment the little bloke is highly distractable and teething so I must look a bit of a sight kneeling on all fours over him lying on a picnic blanket in a park! I wish parents rooms had a bit...

Tuesday 25 February 10:14am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic HELP! Latching problems - Frustrated!

Has your local maternal health nurse checked bub for a high arch in his mouth? That can cause a fair bit of pain, but eventually they grow out of it (3-4 mnths). My heart does go out to you - here&...

Tuesday 25 February 10:07am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic do you give your child dried fruit

I think that if it's in moderation i.e. not every day, and you've got fluoride in your water, then it's all good. I say this because my nephew, now 4.5 years old and lives on a farm ...

Tuesday 25 February 09:57am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Please......give me your boob biting baby tips!!

Have you managed to work out why he's biting? My bub (now 9 mnths) has been biring for about 2 mnths on and off, and it took me ages to work out it was a combination of teething and my letdown...

Tuesday 25 February 09:48am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic am I the only mum breastfeeding?

Really, i would buy a written guide to where there are bf-friendly locations to feed, be they cafes or in shopping centres or CWA Mother's rooms (think they still have one in Bega NSW, God lov...

Wednesday 23 October 07:58pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic am I the only mum breastfeeding?

After what was a horror first 7 weeks, we're still bf at 5 months, and will definitely go to 12 mnths if we can! And that's just because I fantasize about having a sleep-in after 5.00am. ...

Wednesday 23 October 07:54pm
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Spritegrrl started new topic Online clothes swap / exchange sites?

I live in rural Victroia and am trying to find a current kids/baby clothes swap Australian website - any suggestions? I think clothes swapping sounds easier than ebay, and my local-ish op shop only...

Thursday 29 August 10:47am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Products to use for baby

Salt baths (one handful in baby bath) work wonders for nappy rash - we have ditched all other bath washes etc. and they work better than standard nappy creams! My partner swears by Penaten for stu...

Wednesday 26 June 11:39am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Breast Feeding problems PLEASE HELP!

If the nipple shields work for you, that's great! My Maternal and Child health Community Nurse told me about one local mother who used them for 9 months with no problems. My little bloke spits...

Wednesday 26 June 09:05am
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Spritegrrl started new topic Universal rain cover for Baby Jogger City Mini GT pram?

Hi all, the rain is driving me crazing and I'm biting the bullet and traying to buy some sort of all-over plastic rain cover for out Baby Jogger City Mini GT Pram, as the large hood just doesn...

Wednesday 26 June 08:18am
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Caesarean Section Preparing/Information - Herpes

Agree completely with Little Miss's - I had a surprise C-section 2 weeks ago and everything went really well, check with your hospital as to their proceedures re breastfeeding "on the tab...

Wednesday 29 May 04:29pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Child Abuse Victim - Scared about birth

First, many congrats on your pregnancy! In what seems a lifetime ago, I did a lot of work with survivors of assault. Listening to a lot of these amazing women, it was really common for them to fee...

Thursday 09 May 05:53pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Cervical Cone Biopsy surgery during second trimester?

I hope it went well for you! And that you had a support person to drive you home from the appointment. When I had a cone biopsy, I was told that in about 70% of women the actual process of the bio...

Thursday 09 May 05:32pm
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Spritegrrl replied to topic Baby Jogger City Mini Capsule

oops, I've been off with the fairies! We bought a safe-n-sound Meridian AHR carseat - worth just over $400, reversible, so can go from newborn and then it gets turned around and it extends up...

Thursday 09 May 05:08pm
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