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Nan comfort formula Lock

Hi there, I'm just wondering if anyone has used nan comfort formula successfully or not? And...

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Its really good I used it for both dd and ds only one that didn't give them major tummy upsets. dd was on it from 3 months old ...

Mo0

Conjunctivitis Lock

So I think my wee man might have this, I know its highly contagious but what else do I need to kn...

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My DD just recently had conjunctivitis and i took her to the docs as it is painful and ichy. They gave her some eye drops and it cle...

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How many nappies a day does an 11 month old use? Lock

Just wondering how many disposable nappies a day would a 11 month old (pretty heavy wetter) use? ...

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Serenahoward

Sunscreen and mozzy repellant? Lock

Hi ladies I'm new here so I'm sorry if this has all ready been covered but can anyone ...

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For the kids I only use MooGoo. They have a repellent (I think it's called Tail Swat) and the sun protective moisturizer.

Frustration Central...the DP rant Lock

It's hard but sometimes you really need to spell it out for them and tell them exactly what ...

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hehe I actually txt my dp the other day while at tech and said "im looking forward to seeing you tonight and having some alone ...

~Mel A~

Nappy bags? Lock

Which one do you have? Any you would recommend? Any you wouldn't? What should I look for in ...

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I'm thinking of just using my big handbag when bubs arrives. And if we go anywhere for a longer period of time, I'll use m...

Tarajs01

Baby care in NZ Lock

Can anyone in NZ give me a bit of an idea on what it costs for childcare (for a 6 month old). Im ...

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my day care centre costs $4.00 per hour they are open from 8am - 5pm. I had her originally in banardo's home care and that wo...

Claire_Drewett

Best baby monitors? Lock

I've got a set of digital baby monitors, had them for 5months but they've never been go...

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I have the Angelcare video and movement ones (with the mats). Its expensive but I love it.

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MCN's-which brand is best of these? Lock

So I am doing a little research and just getting really confused as to which MCN's are decen...

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hi there, personally I hated the peapods. they were the only ones that leaked and were the least absorbent of any of mine. Cushie ...

Rachelloft

Dairy Farming with a newborn baby Lock

Hi I don't normally write in these things but I am interested to see if there is anyone ou...

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My brother and his partner work in dairy farming. They live on the farm my brother works at, but she works at a farm about 30 mins d...

~Mel A~

MCN's... Lock

Which ones have you used? What did you like and not like about them? Which ones do you recommend?

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I have a big collection of all different brands but my workhorses are all from www.modernclothnappiesbyrenee.com I also have heaps ...

youngie87

My husband works away Lock

Hi Ladies!! I'm new here I'm pregnant with my first and due next month with a surprise...

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Hi congrats on your pregnancy. No advice from me personally, but my good friend is a fifo wife and mum of 2 (to a 2 yr old, and a 2...

Eilonwy

Full time day care at 9 months Lock

I am currently negotiating a return to work when my son is 9 months (that's 3 months away fr...

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Spritegrrl

Online clothes swap / exchange sites? Lock

I live in rural Victroia and am trying to find a current kids/baby clothes swap Australian websit...

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Squealing! Lock

Give up, just go with it. I've been there and there is nothing you can do...trust me LOL! ...

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I squeal and scream back at him. I do that to my babe and she stops

Niktvanb

Crying baby Lock

Hi i'm new to the forum, this is a question about baby number 5 for us, she cries all the ...

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Hi, yep feeding is good bub is bf and all that is fine, have seen lactation consult n no probs there, I just thought there was an...

Snuffleupagus

Long car trip with 2 month old Lock

Hi fellow mummys and daddys. In a few weeks hubby and I want to take the journey with bubba from ...

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You will definitely need to stop on the way I rekon. My dd hates the car so at the moment 30mins is a nightmare as she screams most ...

iLoveMyBABY Girl

when to start solids Lock

Hey laddies just wanting to know when u started introducing your kids to solids. My dd seems to ...

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Hannamearns wrote: I give my 13 week old 200mls during the day every 3-4 hours. I know when the baby is very little like days old yo...

Cindy A

hair care Lock

Hey, my ds has a lot of hair and has had since birth, lately however he has been rubbing the bac...

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oh yeh some oil may do the trick. Because he's moved so much there is cotton wound into the dreadlocks lol Thanks.

Stimulating and playing with baby....ideas please Lock

Omg I am exactly the same. It gets really exhausting but then I feel guilty if I don't spen...

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Yep I agree with the other ladies - I made a point of trying to make sure DS had some alone time (with me nearby/in the kitchen) as ...

Lil Dash

Looking for Child Care in Canberra Lock

Hey everyone, first time poster. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant with our first child and am no...

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Hi Kazzzav, Thanks for your reply and advise, that is going to be very useful! You have given us a lot to think about. I'm not...

Desperate for some advice - 6 month old CONSTANTLY UNSETTLED Lock

My DD1 was very unsettled and I was told she had colic. I ended up taking her to my oesto path wh...

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Also wanted to suggest to you to try to attend a "day stay" program with your local community health organization. We atte...

Are you raising your bub to be bilingual? Lock

I will teach DS signed english, we do not have any deaf people in either family, but I have deaf ...

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Hi, I'm here to recommend you a free e-book for your kids to learn Chinese. My 3-year-old twins really enjoy using it. It'...

Maxine_00

feeling like baby isnt bonding with me Lock

my 4 month old baby seems to always smile and try talk to everyone but me i always try just being...

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Alex_Ojoji

Looking for a baby Monitor Lock

any baby monitors mothers would like to recommend i have read some reviews about a few but want p...

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I have the angelcare video monitor. I love that its a video one as i will usually react before she starts crying. However I never ...

Mya77

My return to work rights Lock

I am due to go back to work to my part time role in August. I have requested to return to work fo...

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probably similar to post above but might help Its from the baby expo talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SugebH0SDdI

deka

Just want my bub to be happy :-((( Lock

Hi there Just need to get things of my chest I guess - we have a gorgeous little 7.5mth old baby...

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Sounds pretty typical of the age. It's probably separation anxiety and is completely developmentally normal. Annoying, but no...

awaitingJP

Versatile pram that I can run with and car seats Lock

Hi all Just after any suggestions of prams to look at. I'm pregnant with my first and want...

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Thanks ladies car seat info is very handy! There is so much out there to choose from!

Shhhhhh, the baby's sleeping! Lock

my little man is now 19 weeks old would only go to sleep in my arms during the day and if id try ...

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Garfield84 wrote: My daughter is 2 weeks old today (thursday - 13-6-2013) and is suffering reflux as well as oral thrush &amp; c...

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6 weeks off being a single mum....budgeting??? Lock

Hey Everyone, so Im due mid July...I guess Im just wanting some hints on budgeting for single m...

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I was a single mum with my first baby for a while and I completely agree with the above tips too Budgeting was a huge help to me ...

ginnolly

Gas Pains Lock

My DD is constantly waking with gas pains in the night. She is almost 10 months old. Has anyone...

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I have tried and am still using Infacol, not sure if we can get Infants Friend in NZ (others may know). I have also tried Rughar an...

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Neglecting 5 month old Lock

I'm feeling like a terrible mum at the moment..... I hav a 23month old girl who is pretty go...

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The best thing about babies is that 'normally' they are just as happy to be watching the fun than actually doing/having th...

iLoveMyBABY Girl

sleeping Lock

So yesterday was horrible My girl is 2weeks old and wont sleep She woke up at 10am didnt go to ...

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hey i sent you a follow request because i went through the same thing with my 5 week old. In fact she just had a terrible week but ...

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Baby soaking through nappies at night Lock

Hi everyone This past week my baby has been leaking through his nappies at night and by 2am he is...

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You could try minimizing fluids just befor bed.

agib

Pram Shopping! Lock

I have a bugaboo cameleon but its soo hard to get the accesories for it cos theres noo baby shops...

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I am really pleased with my purchase and find the Uppababy Alta the perfect compromise between a lightweight pram and an all-equippe...

Butter_Flyaway

bath Lock

So DD2 in the last few days seems to have become scared of the bath, she slepped a few nights ago...

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i might have to change bath time routine till she gets over it as it is hard when DH is not home, DH solution to the problem is just...

morniet

Best baby care book Lock

Hi all I was after advice on what the best books are for caring for a baby. It's my first t...

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I have use Baby Love and found it great with all options (pros and cons) discussed. I now use her Mighty Toddler book.

taylalyn

How many boxes of nappies / baby wipes will I need? Lock

I am due with my first baby in August and thought I should start stocking up on nappies & bab...

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i found singlets to be something i am all ways lossing ,wipes still buying in bulk when on sale nappies ended up with 4 boxes due t...

Baby sleeping bag recommendations please! Lock

We have the grobags. They include suggestions for how many layers of pjs (or just tops etc) that ...

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I've just purchased an ergo pouch from the sleepstore.com.au LOVE them! I'm in a regional area in WA and it only told 3 da...

Monique_Shannon

organic skincare? Lock

Hi everyone I don't post on here much but was wandering if anyone can recommend a organic sk...

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Cool thanks everyone! I'll check those brands out