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Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 10:22pm

Author: mrsjasper

Channel 4 RIGHT NOW!

A programme entitled Finding Mum and Dad about a new scheme where children in need of forever families meet potential adopters. Very interesting watching. I'm sure it will be on iplayer if you miss it.

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:35pm

Author: mrsjasper

Slow weight gain

Quoted from "Gracie" What is possibly dangerous about a cup of coffee? Might you not know how to use the kettle or drink a hot drink safely? FFS! xx Surely breastfed babies are meant to have hot drinks splashed on them? My youngest would always went feeding when I was eating so she would regularly be covered in my dinner, crumbs, noodles, bits of grated cheese allover her, mostly her ears!

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 10:06pm

Author: mrsjasper

Slow weight gain

Evening Net, I have a few bits of advice for you to think about; firstly have you thought about contacting one of the breast feeding organisations? La Leche League, the NCT of the Breastfeeding network are all organisations staffed by mums who have or are still breast feeding their children and are committed to keepin you breast feeding your little one. Their helpline numbers are at the top of this section. Also, do you have a breast feeding group locally? They are really helpful at helping you ...

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 6:14pm

Author: mrsjasper

Stopping Breastfeeding

Quoted from "Curlytails" Kazzy we can support each other through it. I am going to try feeding before bathtime tonight and see how it goes... That's what worked for us, I tweaked the routine a bit so I fed her in our bed during story time then put her in her bedroom, so that feeding wasn't the last thing before going to bed. And one night, I just didn't feed her. She barely noticed Of course, it sounds easy when I say it like that, I agonised for ages about it though. But like most parenting di...

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 2:29pm

Author: mrsjasper

Is it safe to fly?

I flew during both my pregnancies with no problems whatsoever. Millions of women fly during pregnancy every day. And hundreds have fertility treatment abroad and have no choice but to fly home during the 2WW as Rene says. The risks associated with flying when you are not pregnant are teeny, teeny, tiny, and when yo are pregnant, teeny tiny, so as you can see from my accurate mathematical calculations, they're not very big. Go. Relax. Have a good time. Don't drink the tap water and protect your s...

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 10:32pm

Author: mrsjasper

Will this stage pass.........

Firstly, I've not read everything through because I've had FAR too much wine. But I agree with what hmcfeater said, you are absolutely NOT a bad mother. You are working very hard and trying your best. I have no idea what it must be like when you have 2 children at the same developmental stage and if i was wearing a hat I'd take it off to you. Being a mum is HARD and you are doing a great job. And yes, you are doing a lot of negotiating and IMO a lot of parenting is not negotiable. There are time...

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 1:39pm

Author: mrsjasper

IN THE NEWS - Fertility stories making the headlines

BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours, Kate Silverton explores how IVF became big business.

Friday, April 26th 2013, 8:03pm

Author: mrsjasper

After any BLW advice please...?

MILs and their funny ideas. Mine is lovely but seemed to believe that my daughters were a different species and therefore needed different food to other people. I'd get odd questions like 'can she have chicken?' er, yes, and 'I put a bit of butter on her bread, I hope that was ok?'!!! She liked baby food in jars because all the decisions had been made for her. There is a big difference between gagging and choking. Gagging is a normal reflex we all have when a big bit of unchewed banana hits the ...

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 10:37pm

Author: mrsjasper

Advice needed from cloth bum mums.....

Hi there, It's a while since I used my cloth nappies but I seem to remember that heat damages the elastic, so putting them in the tumble drier on a low heat now and again won't do too much harm but if you want to use them for subsequent babies or sell them, then it might reduce their lifespan. The same applies to drying on a radiator though, so in your position I would air dry away from the radiator overnight and finish off in the drier for 20 mins or so. You could also pick up a few square napp...

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 10:38am

Author: mrsjasper

National curriculum

The government have produced a lengthy and tedious interesting document on proposed changes to the national curriculum for education in England. If you have, or soon will have school age children and want to respond to the proposals, today is your last chance to do so here About e-consultations : e-Consultations : The Department for Education

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 6:03pm

Author: mrsjasper

IN THE NEWS - Fertility stories making the headlines

Sad news BBC News - Test-tube baby pioneer Sir Robert Edwards dies

Friday, April 5th 2013, 8:29am

Author: mrsjasper

sleeping methods

My youngest did exactly the same Sasha. I kept finding reasons why she was waking, teething, poorly etc... In the end I decided she was just taking the p***! I did controlled crying, not everyone likes the idea but it worked for us as she was a lot happier when she was having a full nights sleep. I waited until knew she wasn't poorly and then put her to bed as normal. When she woke, I'd go in and check she was ok and cuddle her until she settled but without speaking to her then put her back down...

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 8:55am

Author: mrsjasper

Funny things they say

Barry is a good name for a spider!

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 5:39pm

Author: mrsjasper

Funny things they say

At Pizza Express on Saturday eating my usual fiorentina pizza with spinach and olives on it. DD2 says "mummy I don't want any of your seaweed and blueberry pizza.".

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 7:19am

Author: mrsjasper

green mucus poo (sorry!)

Morning Net, how are things?

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 7:17am

Author: mrsjasper

Raw apple cider vinager

Hi BBE, Firstly let me say that you have my sympathy, heartburn in pregnancy isn't a major problem in terms of risk to the health of you or your baby but it's horrible to live with. I'm sure your midwife has told you lots of practical advice for reducing the symptoms. It's caused by the baby squashing your stomach upwards and by the hormone relaxin giving you less tone in the muscle that controls the opening in the top of your stomach making your stomach acid slosh upwards. Three things strike m...

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 12:44pm

Author: mrsjasper

Funny things they say

She is hilarious. I have missed your tales of her antics. She has so much character, I wonder where that comes from!

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 9:34am

Author: mrsjasper

green mucus poo (sorry!)

Morning Net, have a read of this thread. foremilk-hindmilk imbalance & Poo?? You are right, it can be to do with fore milk/hindmilk imbalance but it's not necessarily a problem. Is she playing latch on/latch off, where she doesnt feed for very long? Are you swapping sides for each feed? How long does she feed on each side, and has that altered? You can try a few tricks to help make sure she stays on each breast long enough to make sure she is getting plenty of higher calorie hind milk. Firstly, ...

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 9:02am

Author: mrsjasper

Funny things they say

The older they get, the funnier they get. This morning my 6 year old told me that she has a baby in her tummy because she kissed a boy at school 'on the lips'. Now I know why I spent 3 years ttc, we were doing something COMPLETELY different. Yesterday I had a conversation with the little 'un who's is 3: me: stop scraping your toes on the floor, you'll ruin your shoes. Her: (looks down at shoes) It's ok mummy, I can just get a new pair. Me: Oh right, and how are you going to pay for those? Her: (...

Friday, March 8th 2013, 8:00pm

Author: mrsjasper

First holiday abroad with a toddler - did you use a swim vest or anything similar?

Buzz bee, those Velcro sandals are better than jelly shoes, they are fabric so les sweaty and also, they go in the washing machine when you get home. Plus, being velcro, they grow a bit with your child's feet, we've had 2 summers out of a pair. Try TKMaxx for bargains or Sports Direct. We had inflatable swim seats which were very practical as it means you have your hands a bit more free. Obviously, you wouldn't leave him unattended in it, but it means you don't have to constantly be holding him....




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