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Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 11:19pm

Author: Suzy Q

Please help - can't get DS to poo on the toilet!

Hi Gilly, Since writing I've had a mild breakthrough in understanding in that I now see that what I've seen as constipation has really been more witholding. Each time I saw him look like straining to get a poo out he was really doing his best to keep it in. Like Nic mentions I think this is more a habit with Charlie and although his poos are now soft from the movicol he still holds on to them out of habit as much as fear: I bought this book from Amazon which has helped me understand this and how...

Monday, October 11th 2010, 10:48pm

Author: Suzy Q

Please help - can't get DS to poo on the toilet!

Hi Gilly, I’m afraid I don’t have any advice but I’m in a similar boat and hoped you'd find comfort in knowing you’re not alone! Charlie has not had a normal bowl movement since he’s been on solids. He’s dry apart from the odd accident but will not do his poos on the potty or toilet & I don’t know what to do, I don't want to go backwards and put him back in nappies but I don't know how to get him to start using the toilet. I had weened him off movicol as we were doing alright with diet (lots of ...

Monday, February 8th 2010, 9:26pm

Author: Suzy Q

Mixed feeding - advice (help!) needed

Indiechicks experience is inspirational & i would also applaud you for doing so well. My experiences were similar to yours regarding anxieties & pressures over early weight loss, my difference is that I never got them on the boob so they had expressed milk exclusively at first then topped up with formula. Your supply is likely to go down without breast feeding . By two months my 2 were on 50% breast milk and 50% formula. Feeding and expressing could take up to 2 hours and feeds were every 3 hour...

Monday, February 1st 2010, 10:16pm

Author: Suzy Q

baby sensory classes

Hi Jensqui, My two went to baby sensory for 2 terms, they started at about 4 months I think and finished at about 11 months. I thought they were great, loads of stimulation and fun songs and activities. I'm not sure I buy into the philosophy that the babies development is aided all that much by the classes ( i guess it might if you keep them in a dakened room outside of the classes!) but they're a great way to spend an hour and give you ideas of things to do at home. I think they all offer a fre...

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 11:25pm

Author: Suzy Q

What do I need from Day 1 - Honestly!

We never used a monitor either - we could hear them well enough throughout the house. Flannelette pram sheets also ideal for swaddling the wee ones in (no need for expensive swaddling sheets)- you wont need grow bags for a couple of months as they're likely to be under the minimum weight for them at first. We didn't have moses baskets, the babies slept together on a play mat during the day, would recommend getting one of those. Never bothered with a baby bath, though did use a sponge bath suppor...

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 10:59pm

Author: Suzy Q

fireguards

Just to add, although it is quite pricey you should be able to sell it for £40 or more on ebay once you're done with it. We had the baby dan one around the fireplace and it was really useful

Friday, November 6th 2009, 6:35pm

Author: Suzy Q

Formula to normal milk

We used formula till the box was empty (about 2 days after their first birthday) then went stright on to cows milk. Charlie didn't seem to notice/care, Emma rejected it on first attempt but soon cottoned on that there was no alternative and then was fine!

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 8:38am

Author: Suzy Q

problem with nursery - help please!

Hi Rosie, My 2 started pre-school a few weeks ago (3 days after they turned 2!) and love it. Previously they've only been to playgroups with babies and toddlers so this is their first real mixing with older kids I'm told the big kids are very protective of them - many have younger siblings so are used to smaller ones. I'm sure they will be absolutely fine hon, little ones love copying the older ones so I like to think being with the older kids can help their development. It's really frustrating ...

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 11:00pm

Author: Suzy Q

Daytime Nap

Hiya, my two have just turned 2 and now only nap once or twice a week. They generally sleep 7.30pm-7.30am and go down much more easily now than they did in the last months of still having a daily daytime nap. I still encourage them to have an hours chill out time after lunch in their cots with a book and a toy which gives me a break when it works They are sometimes crabby/naughty in the afternoons as they get tired but then I try and get them to nap the next day. They gave up their nap rather th...

Friday, September 25th 2009, 9:41pm

Author: Suzy Q

Twins sleeping arrangements?

We bought one of these as it has plenty of room for twins but have only really used it a handful of times as its a bit of a faff to put up (so not really a recommendation!) http://www.babyworld.co.uk/information/r…duct.asp?id=661 They did have a night together in it at 18 months but they settle much more easily if they have their own space. At 4 months the babies should be fine in the one cot but as Sueshe says probably not for too much longer. My mum and dad have two travel cots (borrowed from ...

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 8:56pm

Author: Suzy Q

I am FUMING (sorry long post)

I think taking a little break from each other to cool off is a good idea. I remember in the early days getting very indignant and upset with my own mum over her well meaning advice that wasn't in keeping with the hvs advice. it's so tough in those early months when you're very green but desperate to do the right thing and spend a lot of time agonising over what's right and wrong. In the long term a grin and baring in approach might be best, chances are your MIL is not going to change and as L ge...

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 8:54pm

Author: Suzy Q

NCT Classes

Quoted Originally posted by Duffymoon Thanks Mave You know when we moved here 5 years ago (5 YEARS??? ) I always reassured P that I'd be fine not working cos I'd get pregnant, join an NCT class and have friends for life...sorted. My plan is a little delayed Great that you have one so local. The one 15 mins away is I guess our biggest closest *town* where hopefully when the babies are born, other couples won't be too far away to carry on seeing. xx If making friends is a priority (it was for me)...

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 8:23pm

Author: Suzy Q

Cheapy buggy for hols

Thanks girls, the tesco's ones sound like a winner. Not sure if the kids will be impressed by a change in comfort but it might encourage the lazy monkeys to walk more!

Monday, August 24th 2009, 2:47pm

Author: Suzy Q

sleeping longer at night

Hi Indie, Just to add, like J, my little man didn't stop waking for a middle of the night feed until he was weaned and on 3 meals a day (about 7 months), probably not what you needed to hear but at least you know you're not alone I know its difficult to imagine but you will get some decent sleep again soon(ish)

Monday, August 24th 2009, 2:03pm

Author: Suzy Q

Cheapy buggy for hols

Hello , we're biting the bullet and braving flight travel, taking the kids to menorca in a couple of weeks. I want to get a couple of dirt cheap (£20 or less preferably) light buggies to take with us. Anyone know where I can pick a couple up from from? I'm sure I've seen them around but now I've started looking can't find them anywhere! Ta x

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 1:25pm

Author: Suzy Q

Coping with Twin Toddlers - Hard work

Another thing I'd recommend is being out of the house as much as possible. I make sure we're out for at least a morning or an afternoon each day, we go to play groups, play dates with friends, trips to local duck ponds, parks & farms. A current favorite outing is going to the local railway bridge to wave at the trains. This of course doesn't help you get things done but it means you're not at home trying to juggle everything and getting frustrated. big hug xx

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 1:54pm

Author: Suzy Q

Coping with Twin Toddlers - Hard work

Hi hon, I feel your pain! I think what you’re going through is quite normal, I’ve pretty much accepted that whilst the wee ones are with me the chances of me getting anything done about the house are slim to impossible. As the babies get older they need more attention and need to be kept entertained to stop them from being bored and playing up. If I play with them they are happy children If I try and do the housework, they quickly get bored and upset & theirs misery all round. My house is conseq...

Tuesday, June 16th 2009, 2:32pm

Author: Suzy Q

Elective c-section timing?

That's just over a fortnight then! clap how exciting!, super weights too! Good luck. xx

Monday, June 15th 2009, 2:14pm

Author: Suzy Q

Elective c-section timing?

Hiya, Just thought I'd add at my hospital they did my elective at 37 weeks (exactly). All through the pregnancy I was told it would be at 38 weeks but when I had my 36 week scan review they booked in for my section the following week (at which point I nearly wet myself with excitement!). My consultant said she'd just come back from a conference in America and the concensus now was that 37 weeks was probably best. I've a sneaking suspicion it was more to do with my scan result which I thought sho...

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 3:13pm

Author: Suzy Q

RE: rash

Quoted Originally posted by one2b I dont feel that it is anything to worry about, normally am rigt when it comes to him! I think your instincts are right again, both of my twins had what sounds like a similar rash on their tummies after 4 days at centerparcs last month. They were both perfectly fine in themselves and I wasn't sure whether it was viral or some sort of skin irritation from being in the pool for hours every day (though it was a bit weird that it was just on their tummies). I guess...




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