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Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:51pm

Author: Fi'smum

Three year old started to wet herself

I think sometimes toddlers become so engrossed in their play that they don't notice they need to wee until their bladder's so full they can't hold it. I suggest to Lily that she might need and she'll say she doesn't, so I say there might be a surprise wee wee in there. It often works, and when she goes she'll say "I did need a wee wee after all"

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 1:00am

Author: Fi'smum

NEW PARENT CHAT THREAD

Hi Sasha, Re your lump - sounds like it could be a cystocoele, which is a prolapse of the bladder. The anterior wall of the vagina has been weakened by childbirth, and the bladder doesn't have enough support, so it bulges down. You don't get bladder leakage because it's like a little safety net. You can have it repaired (a simple op) Afterwards, you'd be advised to do pelvic floor excercises to try to strengthen the muscles, otherwise you could develop stress incontinence. You should see your GP...

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 11:59pm

Author: Fi'smum

Three year old started to wet herself

Lily did the same for a while after Samuel arrived. She also started playgroup 2 mornings a week a month later, and apparently it's due to stress. She got through that spell of accidents, only to start weeing on the floor again a few weeks ago when Fiona was ill with norovirus for a fortnight. We went back to using a reward chart and things have improved again. You said you're pg - have you been sick at all? Maybe that would be enough to set her off. I think you're right not to make it an issue,...

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 10:52pm

Author: Fi'smum

Baby undoing car seat!!

Oh dear! This is something that has to be sorted now! She clearly thinks it's a good game, so she needs to know you won't tolerate it. She's old enough to understand she shouldn't be doing this. Have you tried making sure she has something to play with that will keep her occupied? Lily was always happy in the car if she had stickers. If that doesn't work, tell her firmly that if she does it again she'll go on the naughty step (or whatever you use) even if it means you have to go home. I think I ...

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 11:31pm

Author: Fi'smum

The terrible..... threes!

Just found this old thread.......... very funny! Fi went out very early in the morning to the Next sale not long before Samuel was born, leaving Rich and Lily still asleep. Lily, then 2 1/2 and not long potty trained, got up and went downstairs, wet herself, took off her pyjama trousers, put them in the wash hand basin and turned the tap on. Richard came down some time later to find the downstairs loo flooded. At least she was trying to clean up after herself! When I was about 3 or 4 I overheard...

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 12:58am

Author: Fi'smum

Leaky right boob!

Hi, leaky boobs can happen any time after about 16 weeks of pg. If you have itchy nipples, try avoiding soap on them when bathing or showering - plain water is enough. Soap can dry them and stop the natural oils you are producing from protecting them.

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:55pm

Author: Fi'smum

Advice re Ovulation Induction / dodgy cycles

Hi Bee! I remember you starting your clomid just before Lily was born, and you, like Fi, got pg on your first cycle of gonal f. Fi never had a menstrual cycle, and was on ocp from the age of 14. She went back on ocp after Lily (can't remember exactly when) and stopped it around Aug of last year to ttc thinking she would possibly need tx again and it might take some time. However, she had a pill withdrawal bleed, followed a month later by a normal period, then a shock natural bfp. Samuel was born...

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 12:48am

Author: Fi'smum

Breastfeeding and Colic

Raising the mattress after feeds can help, as does tummy massage and leg cycling as AG suggested. Sometimes I think all the remedies just make you feel as if you're doing something - colic does tend to go away by itself in time - generally around 3 months.

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 12:37am

Author: Fi'smum

Thrush :(

Louise I wouldn't wait until Monday - get the right treatment ASAP. If you phone your HV in the morning she should be able to get your GP to write a prescription for you.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 9:49pm

Author: Fi'smum

Thrush :(

Hi Louise, Really feel for you. My DD (Fi) had ductal thrush with Lily and again with Samuel. With Lily, it took a long time to clear (I think she had 3 courses of treatment - fluconazole and cream) She managed to continue breastfeeding for almost a year. With Samuel, she recognised the symptoms earlier, and it cleared much faster, although had to go back to gp as she hadn't given her the correct dose. She then got the maximum loading dose and the maximum maintenance dose. That worked a treat.Sh...

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 11:21pm

Author: Fi'smum

Funny things they say

Lily, telling me about the Halloween party she was at yesterday...... The boys were scared because we were witches, then the boys scared us, then I wee-weed all over the floor.............nice

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:11pm

Author: Fi'smum

Whooping Cough in toddlers *alert*

My ds (aged 31!) had whooping cough in July - diagnosed the day before Fi was due to have elective c/s. Of course he wasn't allowed to visit until after he'd had 5 days of his course of antibiotics. He was isolated at home for those 5 days, with just me keeping him in food and beer. The ward staff put Fi in a single room (nice) and weren't going to let me visit because I was in contact with him. I spoke to the Public Health dr. who had contacted me, and she got the microbiologist in charge of in...

Friday, October 26th 2012, 10:43pm

Author: Fi'smum

Funny things they say

Lily having a conversation with daddy about his laptop.......... "Mummy can get the Dora game on her computer apparently" Fi said it didn't sound quite right coming from a 2 year old. Yesterday morning Lily was climbing into her car seat (has to do everything all by herself nowadays) while Fi put Samuel in the car, then made space in the boot for the shopping. Lily was kneeling up facing the back of the car, and when Fi shut the boot, Lily's fingers got nipped by the parcel shelf. She cried unti...

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 12:40am

Author: Fi'smum

NEW PARENT CHAT THREAD

Hi Jasper, Stopping b/f is easier if you get it down to one feed a day first. Sounds like you may have developed mastitis from engorgement. You could try a little gentle massage over any hard areas and express a little - just enough to be comforable. If that doesn't help, you may need antibiotics. xx

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:56pm

Author: Fi'smum

Funny things they say

Lily was pulling at her knicker legs..... Mummy........What are you doing Lily? Lily.............I had a wee bit of a wedgie...........

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:49pm

Author: Fi'smum

Baby friendly swimming in Glasgow?

Thanks Moogle. How are you doing? Finlay's about the same age as Lily. They're so funny, but they do try to push the boundaries eh!

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 1:46am

Author: Fi'smum

Baby friendly swimming in Glasgow?

Does anyone know if there's swimming in Glasgow where there's a cosy toddler pool and a fun type pool ? Fi and her sil are spending a few days there next week with their children - Lily (2 1/2)Samuel (12 weeks) Matthew (6) and Anna (3) The wee ones really need a warm pool, but M would need slides and stuff.

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 11:42pm

Author: Fi'smum

feeding in public

Brilliant idea Polly! Fi has a cape thingy that she wears if she has to feed in public, but not in family's homes. Perhaps you should just tell mil that you won't be visiting until the baby is weaned, as you don't like her telling you where you can and can't feed your baby.

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 12:14am

Author: Fi'smum

day old, latching on and feeding but not sleeping

Hi Hope, Your baby has been doing exactly the right thing! Frequent night feeding for the first couple of nights is the best way to stimulate your milk supply. Once your breasts fill around day 3-4, she'll settle down a bit, and go a bit longer between feeds, and feeds will probably be a bit shorter. Having lots of dirty, not necessarily wet nappies in the first 24 hours, also means she's getting rid of all the meconium (black poo) and is less likely to become jaundiced. So your daughter is very...




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