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12 week old standing Lock

You're going to get varied opinions on this... The standing thing is a reflex that will eventual...

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Emily86-775

Sorbolene cream Lock

I have been using Johnson's Baby sorbolene cream since my baby was born. She is now 11 weeks old ...

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Like many of the others I use Lucus' pawpaw ointment on pretty much everything, but one day I did buy sorbolene cream as my kids had...

Charlesbead

caring for your baby during summer Lock

If you're going to be indoors, dress your infant in loose-fitting, lightweight garments, preferab...

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DD:-)08

High Chair - what brand? Lock

hi all! im gna buy my DD 4.5 months a high chair, can u pls let me know which u bought is it good...

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I love the Ikea, mums got one at her house when we visit. We have the child care it's sturdy, has a harness, removable padding (we t...

Gabby23

Car seat accesories for long drives Lock

I am wondering if there is somthing I can buy for my sons car seat for those longer drives. We li...

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Hello Gabby, I can recommend you Britax Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat or Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat, they are surely ...

sarahlia080

Cradle cap Lock

My DS is 12 weeks and suffers from really bad cradle cap. I mix olive oil and lucas paw paw and p...

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Try baby oil. I used to use olive oil and found it ok but 2tinks put me onto baby oil and it worked soooo much better. I just put it...

~NoDdY~

how do i know if something is a steroid cream? Lock

As the name says... How do I know if a product has a steroid component? A friend gave me a sham...

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yea i think its safe to use

~NoDdY~

dummy issue Lock

Sigh... I've tried going without a dummy. Its been over a week since ds has used one. But he's u...

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anjlz

I feel we need to have a plunket Lock

I'm wanting to find out how to start a plunket, anyone got any suggestions?

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Cass93

What outdoor activites can we do with our 3 month old?! Lock

So I am at a loss. Living in Melbourne Australia and wondering what kind of things my husband an...

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I have an almost 5 month old and he comes everywhere we go. He is breast fed though so the bottle thing is no drama for us. We are a...

Clax

Baby Wearing Lock

What are everybodies thoughts on baby wearing? I ask because I have been coping a bit of flack f...

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If you are looking for a place to show your love for babycarriers and babywearing by sharing with and educating or learning from oth...

6month old screamer Lock

My son did the exact same thing. He cried when I left the room and couldn't see me. He also start...

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Yep my DD went through this and still dose. Mainly it's when were home she constantly wants to be with me during the day ( which is ...

kyasmummy

natural baby products Lock

Hi guys! my 7 mth old daughter suffers from eczema & I have struggled to find a natural alternat...

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Hey ladies, I'm the same hate the chemicals especially now I have my babies. I have mu son how has sensitive skin and I have been pu...

best nappy brand you've tried... Lock

hello all, seen as from what i gather we dint have to completely go huggies brands on here, what ...

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at first i was obviously after huggies just cz tey were expensive i thught they wd b best, but bvioulsy cdnt afrd to continue them a...

Sleepy baby Lock

Hi Hun, How long has he been doing this for ??? Is he coming down with something do you think ??...

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There is a great author and LC named Pinky McKay who says that the first 3 months of bubs life is like the "4th trimester" as it is ...

little_muffin

Is the cot too small . . ? Lock

My dd has recently been moving around in her cot & keeps hitting her head. I don't have any cot b...

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little_muffin wrote: Ah, ok. Good to know. Thanks for your help! That's ok. I reckon that the lighter one might be alright it's sti...

PinaI

Child Health Nurse...uuurrrggghhh! Lock

Just wanted to have a wee vent about my CHN... Went there yesterday for my first "mother's group...

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Thanks mywinterdaisy, I am ok. I know I am "bigger" but, at a size 16 I don't think I am a heffalump (haha) so kinda let comments li...

Lami

Spreading out Immunization? Lock

Hi all... I have been thinking about the 12 month and 18 month immunizations and know that there ...

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We were originally going to space/delay them. Our schedule in NZ is slightly different, in that they only have jabs at 15 months an...

love is black and white

Baby Clinginess... Whats Normal and whats not!? Lock

Hey Guys, My bubz 2 months today, and does not want to be put down, like ever! I dont want him ...

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I don't think there are "bad" habits when it comes to babies, they just do what they need and when that's inconvenient for us when l...

little_muffin

What to pack? Lock

What are some of the essentials to pack when flying overseas with a baby?

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and use ready-to-drink infant formula milk when you are away from home.

Linda1206

Can you HIRE baby movement monitors? Lock

Hello. I've been trying to find somewhere that hires out baby movement monitors but no luck so f...

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hi linda, the new video movement sound baby monitor it cost about AU $230

~NoDdY~

what do i do about this? Lock

Hi So most of you know ds was born with wet lungs and an infection. Well that meant he had to b...

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Thanks guys. I think ill stop giving it to him she he's tired and hopefully when he's not as well. I spoke to dh about it. He does...

Bhambiri

Baby massage Lock

Hi all My 7 weeks old is allergic to Johnson and Johnson's baby oil he gets red tiny pimples ever...

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Aveeno is available from priceline. Mustela is available online, haven't seen it in shops much

Findbrendonandebony

starting on solids Lock

Hi, i have an 8 week wee man. I also have a friend whos wee man is 5 days older then my lil dude....

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Wow, solids at 8 weeks? That is so young. My DS2 is 8 weeks old and he is in no way ready for solids. If he seems hungry I just brea...

Findbrendonandebony

Help.. Mum at witts ends. Lock

Ok.. kind of a long story. Right from early stages my boy has been hard to settle. Thankfully onc...

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My son had reflux too, the losec helped heaps with the symptoms but the cause didnt go away until he went lactose free. He was at th...

*misskel*

Cradle Cap Lock

Hi Ladies, just after a quick refresher course on how best to treat the dreaded cradle cap!! My D...

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Little Miss's wrote: Yep I used olive oil. But I also never used shampoo or soap as it dries their scalp and makes it worse as it pr...

Findbrendonandebony

Swimming with bubs. Lock

At what age is it safe to take bubs swimming? My wee man is just over 10 weeks at moment. Was thi...

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some swimming lessons will take babies from 6 wks. i would say as long as bubby is healthy and the pool is warm, why not

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Should I be concerned Lock

My 9 week lil munchkin has been hard to settle because of his wind. We have been actually getting...

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If you can hear him spitting up and then swallowing then I would say it's silent reflux. My little boy has that and him being unsett...

Violetjur

Sleeping through the night Lock

What age did your baby start sleeping through the night?

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My daughter was almost 4 years old. She was a shocker for night waking. Thats why there is five years between my kids.

Baby's walking! Lock

My DS seems to have gone through a few stages already. He started army crawling before 5 months a...

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My Second daugther is a bum shuffler, she can crawl as well but only if she has to get somewhere fast. she has even learnt so go dow...

Anaheraamy

Help - How do I leave my 6mo with a babysitter he hasn't met before? Lock

I am going to Nelson on Tuesday with my father for a film premier. He worked on the film as the e...

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charliegirl78

8 month old won't stop scratching! What can I do?? Lock

My 8 month old DD has been scratching at her neck constantly over the past few weeks. I don't kno...

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Erinandjosh83

Cot and Bassinet Recomendations Lock

Hi everyone, I'm new to these forums, i'm expecting my first bubby and i'm wondering if it is ...

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johealey wrote: We used bumpers called air wrap...it is a long piece of aerated cloth with velcro on the ends so that you can secure...

kazzarie

Baby games and fun! Lock

Hi I have a 5mth old DD and I would like ideas on how to keep her entertained between feeds and s...

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HI, my bub has just turned 6 months, but from 5 months I have put him in the walker and I make him come to me, we play round and rou...

Micro maternity leave Lock

I returned to work when my son was 3 weeks and 2 days old. I hated it. Regret it so much. The Dad...

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Its nice to know theres other mums out there who are in similar situations in regards to work. I do feel like im constantly frowned ...

Findbrendonandebony

reflux? Lock

im not sure if my lil man suffering from reflux. He has been hard to settle but i have found if ...

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L.P

Going from 1 to 2 Lock

I am currently 18 weeks pregnant with bubba #2. DS is 15 months old now, so there will be a 20 mo...

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My 2 are 21 months apart. I had ds2 2 weeks ago and i must say it has been hectic not soo much having a newborn in the house but the...

a question for FF new mothers Lock

My little man Alexander is having about 90mls every 3hrs. Im not sure whether thats to much but h...

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Hi im in NZ so not sure wot kinda formulas u have over there but I was told the "gold" formulas are very rich and fatty and can make...

Findbrendonandebony

Upset tummy Lock

My lil man has been hard to settle recently. He rarely does a poo and when he does its a very dar...

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no huni ur not doin anything wrong its all trial n error all babies r differant! definately try cooled boiled water thats wat i gave...

Leash79

Nannies Lock

Hi I'm a mum of 3 - a 4.5yr old a 2.5yr old and a 5wk old. My husband everynow and than has to g...

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Centenary Nannies is brilliant. www.centenarynannies.com.au