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Following speaking to lovely

Lynibis we thought maybe book club chat & baby & parent chat.

Im a mummy of 4.

Parenting doesn't come with a book or rules, just winging it as we go along.

Any of you guys found any amazing products that helped along the way?

I found gummee glove & their products amazing.

Helped so much with teething babies.

Hope you all get involved.

Anyone is welcome!

Have a great day πŸ‘

Mummyk
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

I won't be able to contribute much to this club Mummyk as even my youngest grandchild is 10 and the other two are 17 and 25. But if I hear of any good ideas, products etc. I will be sure to add on here.

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Mummyk
Mummyk
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3 months ago

Thanks for commenting! I should of added grandparent chat too. πŸ™ˆ

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

Mummyk ha ha didn't mean I was excluded, (I'll push in on any chat lol but things have changed a lot since mine were babes). One bit of advice i would share to help with fussy eaters (my grandson) is to let them help make the food. They are far more likely to eat food they have made and seen what goes in it, they also want praise for their efforts when you eat it!

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames4 months ago

Ive got a 13 year old and a 17 month old. The best thing we bought for her was a β€˜mama roo’ it played different white noise and had different rocking movements and even helped with wind/colic. We also had Mam bottles which are brilliant, you can take them apart and put them together in a different way to steralise in the microwave. Everything else was pretty much the same as it was 13 years ago 🀣

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

I've got a 6 month old. I absolutely love the Gummee glove! Has helped him so much! I also love my steamer and blender, just shove it all in, press a button and viola, baby food!

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

I have a little word of advice for all new mums. Listen to your mums and nans. Just because something is old fashioned doesn't make it wrong. You don't have to act on it but worth working out if it would work for you.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

Strangely enough my mother has never tried to give me advice on parenting. Although she told my auntie how proud she was of me and how I was coping really well.

My mother in law once told my husband I should have left the baby in his pramsuit for longer after we had been outside as now he would get cold. My husband saw it as criticism rather than advice, so she is careful how she phrases things now!

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

MrsCraig lol, yes I can see that, no one likes criticism. But I meant more along the lines of long term advice like a quick way of doing things, getting into routines etc. When advice is given in a caring loving way it is hard to be offended. Mothers in law......hmmmm that can be a minefield. Luckily my two daughters in law are more like real daughters.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

Lynibis I'm like a daughter to my mother in law and she is very much like a second mother. I didn't think she was criticising just expressing her opinion.

She has given lots of advice about routines, how to get him started on baby foods and she is very supportive.

Think our mums find it hard as our son is not like 'normal' babies, so they don't want to say something to upset or offend us. But I take any advice of any kind on board and some of it works for us and some of it doesn't, I'm grateful either way.

The best advice has come from my husbands granny! She knows what she is talking about!

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

MrsCraig yay, grannies know best lol.

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

There must be loads of mums and dads on LD, let's hear some of the funny stories of what your child has said or done.

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RebeccaAnd25138
RebeccaAnd251384 months ago

Hi Ladies! I am a first time mum to a 9 month old now. Living in Northern Ireland. I dont have any friends or family here besides my husband so its great to have other ladies to chat to πŸ™‚ I found that the best bum cream out there that has worked for me is the Dove brand. I have found that the other bum creams are more like a paste that are awful to try use when they go rock hard and always end up under my nail

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

I've tried sudocream and currently using bepanthen but find I have to use lots due to the consistency. Might give the dove one a go. Child's farm is meant to be really good stuff but don't know if they do nappy cream.

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Mummyk
Mummyk
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3 months ago

MrsCraig i love mentanium cream find it the only worked for me

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

Mummyk I will look into that one too. There are just so many of them!

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RebeccaAnd25138
RebeccaAnd251383 months ago

MrsCraig I tried the sudocream as well. Also thought it was quite hard when trying to take it out the tub and a little on the pricey side.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

RebeccaAnd25138 I got a sample of it, so meant I didn't waste money buying it. I found it easier to get out the tub than bepanthen but I prefer the smell of the bepanthen. Will definitely be looking at different creams when I run out.

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Mummyk
Mummyk
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3 months ago

Hello everyone i have a 9 yr old boy, 8 yr old girl, 6 yr old boy & 2 yr old little man.

We are currently on a journey with CAHMS with my 6 yr old. He is such a character and full of life, but very challenging behaviour & sensory traits.

He didnt have the easiest little start. 14 lots of antibiotics from birth to 1 yr old.

Suffering from laryngomalacia, with other issues aswell. However he smiled throughout & keeps me on my toes.

Nice to meet you all

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Gems
Gems3 months ago

I know how that feels - stay strong and remember the achievements as they are the special moments x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

My son hasn't had the easiest start either. Major heart problems. So I can understand how hard it can be.

I've worked with CAHMS as I'm a teacher and they are absolutely fantastic at what they do.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

My oldest now 17 been with cahms since he was 5 not once have they let us down adhd dspraxia dislexic and just a young lad that can't social with other peers same age daughter 12 very challenging teen then a 9 year old similar problems as my oldest waiting to be seen by cahms

Then I have a 2 year old monster lol who is a hand full very bright intelligent child

I never bothers with all the technology equipment that is available in stores and online I knew that I would just get in to debt if spend 1000 on there first few months of life I bought pretty much everything second hand except bottles I boiled them in a large saucepan used a flash whice had bottle water temp so only need to add powder to bottle

Today the things they expect new parent to do with there child is unbelievable I basically wouldn't do what they say its your child bring them up how you feel is best

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi3 months ago

I had some amazing product. We used MAM products mostly and they were great. Also the Tommy Tippee milk machine made life easier. We used Cow and Gate milk powder, after I read a lot of feedback about the brands. It was great, we had no problem with eating. Later on 6 months Piccolo baby foods are so yummy, I believe what taste good for me, will taste good for my baby and that was the best. I saw now they have bigger product range.

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Gems
Gems3 months ago

Hi

I have a 8 year boy with ASD & ADHD he is amazing but a nightmare at times and a 1 month old baby Girl

1 of my best purchases for her has got to be this breast pump from Amazon, amazing price and it works so well, it also fits the classic Avent bottle (which i swear are the best)

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Some of my best purchases for my boy have got to be essential oils, Lavender Vetiver and Chamomile are the 3 i swear by

A couple of drops of those in a bath and an audio book he is a different child x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

My neighbours are expecting their first baby, so I put all of the nappies, baby bottles and gender neutral clothes my son had grown out of into a box for them and handed them over today. They were delighted with it. Glad that someone else can use them and I will definitely save more stuff for them.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

I love knitting and have always made little matinee jackets, mitts and bonnets. I then wrap in tissue and place in a box with other useful items like baby lotion, cotton buds, baby wipes etc. It doesn't matter if they already have them as they will always get used.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

I have knitted cardigans, hats and blankets that were knitted by my husbands granny and auntie. They are some of the most treasured items we have for our son. A friend of ours bought us baby wipes, shampoo, lotion, oil, talc. You are right that they come in handy.

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angemski
angemski3 months ago

Hope this is OK to add this to the group - there is an Asda clearance on at the moment with a good section on baby wear and bits. x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

Ohh thanks angemski. I love asda clothes for my son, time to stock up in the next size up!

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Mummyk
Mummyk
Original Poster
3 months ago

You can't beat shopping in the salses. Thanks for charing angemski

I love baby bargains and Asda is always great

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angemski
angemski3 months ago

Asda's clothing, especially the baby and toddler items wash and wear better than many others. (I've bought some of the more expensive options and they fade or change shape) Asda for children = good value.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

angemski I also find that Tesco and morrisons are really good for baby clothes. They wash really well and keep their shape too.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

So I'm currently weaning my son and I'm making all my own purees. I was lucky enough to win a tommee tippee steamer blender and I have to say it is the best prize I have ever won! It is so simple to use. Just add the water, put the ingredients in, press a button and leave it to work it's magic! 20 minutes later, tasty food for my son. Means I can spend more time playing with my son and I can make batches to freeze.

They are about Β£100, although amazon does deals on them and they are normally reduced in asda during the baby events. I would definitely recommend one!

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Mummyk
Mummyk
Original Poster
3 months ago

I used to do that! So much more nutritional and cheaper!

The soup veg packs or frozen fruit are great cheap way of doing this too. I enjoyed making the purees for my little ones πŸ™‚

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

Mummyk I've been using frozen veg to make his. Much less waste and means he can get a variety of different purees. Also means I know exactly what he is getting.

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Mummyk
Mummyk
Original Poster
3 months ago

MrsCraig I agree Brill making your own stuff πŸ™‚

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angemski
angemski3 months ago

Mothercare have their baby travel event on at the moment. Hope all of you parents have signed up for the Mothercare club? Their products can be a bit pricey but the club does allow special percentages off every now and again and they do offer exclusive deals.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

I signed up to the mothercare club when I was pregnant, got a good deal on my pram because of it. Unfortunately our local one closed down, although there were some amazing deals in their sale!

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angemski
angemski3 months ago

MrsCraig That seems to be the sad story all over the country - we're losing some of our favourite stores. πŸ˜”

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

angemski I know! I'm really sad it's gone as it was brilliant for baby stuff, especially when they had clothes sales! I know they are still online and I will use the online shop, but it's not quite the same.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

Hey all, my son has cradle cap and was wondering what everyone did to get rid of it. I'm putting oil on his hair at night and brushing it out, as that's what my health visitor advised but wondering if there were other things I could try in case it doesn't work.

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angemski
angemski3 months ago

I've just put up a comp from Kiddylicious - Warning - it will probably drive you all nuts but some great prizes. Good Luck. x

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

This was recently shared by tumblespots and well worth having in the house. (Baby first aid booklet)

https://email.sja.org.uk/sjalz//WebCapture.aspx?pID=5066&t=0

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Yesterday was a very proud mummy moment! My son said his first word! He had been babbling away for days and then yesterday said Dada! He has been saying it ever since. My husband is delighted!

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

My second pregnancy really makes me so sick... I can not concentrate as much as usual....takes my energy level to zero...week 19 and lost 12kg so far.

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