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Melissa_81 started new topic Schools - Catholic vs Private

My DD is due to start school next year. I am so torn which way to go. Hubby and I didn't want the public school within our zone so we chose to try a catholic school and also a private school a...

Thursday 09 June 12:40am
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Hcg and scan question..?

I would request a dating scan. People may look at hcg levels however you might think you are further than what you are due to the levels however it could mean that you are having multiple babies......

Thursday 09 January 03:04pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Questions - tummy time and medicare

I forgot to add I totally agree with chalys 'n' J post.

Wednesday 17 July 11:24pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Questions - tummy time and medicare

Both bubs had really good neck and head control from birth. Honestly I never did tummy time they had their tummy time when they rolled onto their tummies. My original health nurse was actually agai...

Wednesday 17 July 11:21pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Pram suggestions

I have neither so I can't comment on those prams however when I brought my stroller I it took some time to decide. I decided on a maclaren stroller and love it to bits. Both bubs prefer to sit...

Wednesday 10 July 02:55pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Routines

My DD1 was a crier too. She barely slept and day naps where lucky to be 30min and at night I was up every hour. I had no issues with reflex, wind etc etc. She was BF. at about 6mths I worked out th...

Wednesday 03 July 11:44pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Products to use for baby

I tried numerous natural products and my favourite has to be aromababy. These (natural compared to johnson & johnsons) products might seem expensive but I just simply put in a little drop as th...

Saturday 29 June 09:31am
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Melissa_81 replied to topic flying with a 6 week old baby?

I think it is easier to travel with a newborn. They tend to sleep with the motion. In Australia the passport processing time is quicker however in NZ you may be able to go in and get the birth cert...

Tuesday 18 June 04:57pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic How do you juggle partners home time with babys bedtime??

All you ladies are very lucky. DD doesn't go to bed until 9pm. She is almost 2 and since birth I could never get her to bed early. If she went to bed early it meant getting up several times in...

Friday 14 June 02:16pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic 1st birthday party excitement!

I definitely don't think you're mad. We were doing a trip around oz for my DD 1st birthday so she missed out. Her birthday is the end of July so I am organising a big 2nd birthday. I love...

Wednesday 22 May 04:20pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Being thorough or over the top?

First my first pregnancy I had 3 ultrasounds (dating, 12 weeks & 20 weeks) and two blood tests (10 weeks & glucose test). Second pregnancy I had 4 ultrasounds (same as above plus another a...

Thursday 16 May 03:05pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic DD fights bed time

Hi Ruby Gloom Thanks for the idea of diet, we had gone through that. Our household is free of chocolates, biscuits, lollies as my hubby and I don't eat them. Nor do we have ice cream, sweets ...

Friday 15 March 04:43pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic DD fights bed time

I am having a similar issue with my DD. She is 19months. She is normally out of bed at about 8ish. She doesn't fall asleep until 11ish at night. She was having a nap during the day. I have not...

Thursday 07 March 11:12am
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Travelling with a newborn

My bubs was 5 weeks when she first had a plane trip. This was approx 4hr flight. She slept through the entire flight (due to motion). She wasn't a good sleeper in general but slept well on the...

Monday 18 February 01:51pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic How did you introduce a bottle after breastfeeding?

I BF my bubs until approx 13months however I would say in the last 3 months it was really a comfort thing. I noticed this as I wasn't producing a lot of milk and she really only wanted it a couple ...

Wednesday 09 January 02:44pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Have any of you ladies fallen pregnant whilst breastfeeding?

I am currently pregnant with number 2 and I was breastfeeding DD1. I must say though when DD1 was 6 months I got my first period and fell pregnant a couple of months later (did not have a proper cy...

Wednesday 02 January 11:14pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Planning on working until 38 weeks? Advice?

I had decided to work up until 39 weeks. Well I was 39 weeks on a Sunday and planned finished work on a Friday. Just giving myself a week to organise everything. I was just doing office duties and ...

Sunday 30 December 09:10pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic How to clean your baby's bottles

I just simply placed the bottles and teats in a pot of boiling water. Only need to boil for about 3min cannot let them boil more than 5min. Honestly I only did this when the bottles were brand new ...

Wednesday 28 November 02:10pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Holidays without kids

No I haven't and don't plan too. I had always said that they are my children and will be my responsibility. Also the thought of leaving kids with the grandparents, firstly if something were to go w...

Tuesday 09 October 10:43pm
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Melissa_81 replied to topic Private or public for birth

I had my 1st in a public and will be returning to the same hospital for the second. The midwives were fantastic. With my first we were in a new maternity ward and everyone had their own room. It lo...

Monday 01 October 09:51am
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