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MrsClaus replied to topic I Can't Sleep

I had my babies in a basinet which had holes in the sides or cot right next to me so I would hold hands or cradle thru the bars or just turn my back. To be honest I did swaddle my second two, but ...

Thursday 18 February 12:27pm
MrsClaus

MrsClaus replied to topic Flat head

Community health nurse said this was getting more common. You do however need to take action if you don't want your child to have a misshaped head. Lots of tummy time. Lots of shifting head...

Wednesday 17 February 04:14pm
MrsClaus

MrsClaus replied to topic I Can't Sleep

You can scrap the swaddle. Put him in a pair of warm PJs or a grow bag. And you can scrap all the blankies and other bedding. Ours just sleep in their warm PJs cause they wriggle out of everythi...

Wednesday 17 February 04:04pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic 9 month hates vacuum cleaner noise

I'd sometimes vacuum with baby in sling or one handed cuddling baby with the other. Bit awkward but sometimes i had to vacuum and retain my peace of mind.

Friday 29 January 06:52pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic I want to stop feeding

Go to sleep school or look up sleep techniques. He probably needs a new sleep association. Try reading or a cuddly toy. Remember babies and toddlers often cry just before sleep and it may only t...

Friday 29 January 06:43pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Transition from breast feeding to formula

Never used formula. I just found my bubs slowly weaned and my milk slowly went down when they started eating. There really is no secret.

Friday 29 January 06:32pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic single mum a week a go:((

I've been there. Rebuilt my life starting from no family, no friends and no money. How to make new friends is to start a sport, hobby or activity. Treat yourself to girls nights out every n...

Friday 29 January 06:25pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Do you feel like you get enough support from your partner?

What I mean is ask for help if you need it, but don't expect or wish for that someone else would help you more. It can lead to resentment. Be thankful for any help.

Friday 29 January 12:19pm
MrsClaus

MrsClaus replied to topic Do you feel like you get enough support from your partner?

Thinking that your partner should do more is a precarious path. Believe that you can handle a baby on your own. If your having trouble coping get the sort of help that enables you to handle a bab...

Thursday 28 January 12:35pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Pre school biting.

You and your son don't seem happy with the preschool. Perhaps try another or family day care. Sometimes it takes a few carers before you find the one right for you. Its common at some pre s...

Friday 22 January 08:54pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic What are your top tips for treating eczema?

I find that I have to use earth friendly dishwashing liquids, sensitive detergent for washing clothes and soap for sensitive skin. I use no creams, make-up or moisturiser or anything like that as ...

Friday 27 November 06:47pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Do amber teething beads really work?

Real amber gemstones can be expensive. Small pieces can cost around $15. The teething beads you have may not be amber. Amber's mystical properties probably stem from history as it was used ...

Friday 27 November 06:43pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Stretch Mark Prevention

Nutritious diet and exercise. Get your blood flowing to assist the healing / regeneration process. I got stretch marks on my legs with my first child when I didn't do any exercise. Since th...

Tuesday 27 October 04:28pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Public V Private

Public if you want a natural birth. Private if you want a C-section or intervention or to be told you are special and need special care and attention. Unless you want to pay for services you don&...

Monday 26 October 03:13pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic bassinet suggestions

I've had two different second hand one cost $5 and sold it for $20. Another cost $100 and sold it for $20. Things to look for are holes in the side so you can see bub when bub is sleeping. ...

Tuesday 20 October 02:56pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Having a bub in January and wanting to get fit afterwards. I NEED A BUDDY!

I hope you find a buddy. I am in NSW, but have been exercising with my babies for the past 3 years now. Try join a mums and bubs exercise group or yoga group if there is one on the area. I find ...

Tuesday 20 October 02:50pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Just moved interstate. Hubby hates it

Try get him to join a group that does a hobby or something that he likes (sports or fishing or something). Get involved in community activities and get to know people and try and make friends your...

Tuesday 20 October 02:33pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic How do you deal with you babys father if he live in another country?

What happened to me is I found out I was far better off with him in a different country than friends who had partners nearby. Then there is less interference. You can more easily move on with you...

Tuesday 20 October 02:26pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Severe bottom rash - UPDATE

My children have had sensitive skin. If you find the right nappy (made of natural breathable material) and use water on vivo as wipes and barrier cream (zinc is usually the best). Don't ...

Tuesday 20 October 02:20pm
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MrsClaus replied to topic Midwife said my last baby was small so has put me on asprin

You don't have to or shouldn't take any drugs you don't want to. Exercise and eat well and your baby will the exact right size it should be. Asprin has side effects. I wouldn'...

Tuesday 20 October 02:08pm
MrsClaus
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