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    Woohoo! Abby slept from 11:00pm to 9:00 this morning, with a brief wakeup to get her pacifier at 4:30! I feel very well rested and so is she, which is good because today is her shots! I am going to bring a bottle and feed her right afterward again! That worked like a charm the first time! THanks for the idea Beck!

    How is everyone today??

    Rach, I know it is hard, but it wont hurt her to cry in her cot. It actually will help develope her lungs! I hate to leave Abby, but I have to every other night, and sometimes every night! It really is worse on us than it is on them I think!

    Beck, how was Maddy in the water? I cant wait to take Abby swimming! Our pool opens in a couple weeks! Did you take lots of pics?

    Meg, ou poor thing! I hope Coco gets some relief soon so both of you can get some rest!


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    Hey guys, have you checked out THIS page about sleep training / controlled crying? It's written by the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and provides fact on what we know about the effects of crying in infants. Even a small amount can be distressing for them. We are so attentive to their needs during the day, to me, it's the same at night - it must be confusing to them to have their needs attended to during the day, but at night when it's lonlier and scarier, there is less attentiveness. It is not recommended to do controlled crying under 6 months, and if it's breaking your heart, that's because you are fighting your body's natural instincts to respond. If you were curled up on the sofa all nice and cosy with your partner, would you then feel good if he kept avoiding eye contact and speech and taking you to your bedroom and walking out? I am not attacking anyone here but just trying to paint the picture - imagine if you were in the place of your month's old baby who does not yet have the power of language.

    Read Pinky McKay's books, '100 Ways to Calm the Crying' (which goes into detail about crying as well as tips for soothing babies and 'Parenting by Heart.' Her new sleep book is out in July, 'Sleeping Like a Baby.'

    According to a recent study, around 50% of mothers tried controlled crying, only something like 7% found it effective in the short term. Many mothers have told me they do it as they don't know what else to do, or need to feel in control of the situation with some sort of structure - but if you read about your options and back yourselves with information, then you will feel just as in control as to how you can respond.

    Trust your heart, trust your baby. When she cries, she needs you.

    http://bellybelly.com.au/articles/baby/baby-crying-game
    http://bellybelly.com.au/articles/baby/babies-and-sleep
    http://bellybelly.com.au/articles/baby/cuddle-me-mum
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    Yep guys, do what's right for you. But I did do controlled crying with Tilly (full on) and she is fine (7 years old, doesnt' have a go at me for leaving her to cry when she was a bub, and infact can't even remember...go figure). But do what you feel comfortable with. Personally cc is a better option to me than being so tired Im dizzy and therefore dangerous to my children. Each to their own.
    Have to tell you my Coco and solids news! Started her last night and the poor child must have been starving!!! She LOVED it (organic rice cereal) and every time I took the spoon away she went beserk, just wanted more! She did not spill a drop- and ate about 4 full teaspoon fulls. Absolutely gorgeous, but I felt guilty as she is obviously so ready!! She seems really happy today, so Im hoping this is what she needed!! Our night was ok, but I think that's because I am now wrapping her then putting her in her sleeping bag so she can't eat her hands!! She woke a couple of times, but it was better than it has been.
    xoxox

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    Hey ladies...just a quick pop-in. Off to the shops with Mum today...Miss Madeline is asleep in her pram at the moment.

    I was really worried about her yesterday because the water was FREEZING :shock: and Maddy has never been in cold water before. She was SO cute....I held her hands and she was standing half-calf deep in the water and splashing around like she was in her jolly jumper. hehe

    Thanks heaps for yesterday Christy! I really enjoyed catching up with you & Matilda!

    Not too bad at sleep last night...Maddy went to sleep at 10:30pm and woke at 3am for a feed. Went straight back to sleep until 6:30am.

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    Yes, I agree to do what is right for you, Rach. It is a personal decision. I find leaving Abby for 20 minutes when nothing, even cuddling, can't console her, is a sure fire way that she will wear herself out and get the sleep she needs. Babies get fussy if overtired, and when Abby is like that, if I hold her, she will fuss in my arms instead of in her cot, and then it will actually take her longer to fall asleep. It really is different for every baby I'm sure. I did hear it would help their lungs, but of that is a old wives tale, sorry!

    Beck, sounds like Maddy had a great time! Cant wait to see pics!

    MEg, yay on happy Coco and the cereal! Abby saw the specialist Tuesday and is having abby have cereal in her bottles. It seems to have helped the spit up a bit, but its main purpose is to help her keep down enough to keep her medicine down. I think that part is working!

    Abby had her shots today and was sooo brave! She cried only durring them, and as soon as they were done, she was all better! She wasnt fussy the rest of the night. She actually smiled and played heaps! Now she is sleeping so sweetly, I feel so lucky, I thought today was going to be rough! The doc is having her try solids starting in 1.5 weeks! Oatmeal first, since she is already having rice in her milk, and more might constipate her. Then it is veggies in another couple weeks when she is right around 5 months. I asked about food alergies, and she said 5 months is a good age to start her on solids.

    She is now 23.75 inches long and 13 pounds 4 oz! Biggie girl!

    Thats all for now! Hope everyone has a great day! TGIF!

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    Sarajo, glad Abby went well with her shots! Good to hear the cereal is helping her too!
    I had my last day of college for term one today!! (only had 3 days)!! It was good. i handed in my first assignment in 14 years!
    TIlly is just feeding Coco her night bottle! Better go and get them sorted for bed!
    have a good sleep xoxo

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    :shock: I haven't been getting any messages from bb to say you guys have been chatting. Get on here to find you have talked ALOT!!

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    Yay Meg, on your college term! I bet it is weird after 14 years!! How nice that Tilly can help out with Coco! As she gets older, that will get even better!

    Hey Tilly! Nice to hear from you! Noah and Ivy are sooo cute in their hat pics!

    How's everyone else doing?

    Tonight I'm having some girls over and we are making sushi! We are only using cooked fish, smoked salmon, crab, shrimp. It will be sooo yummy!

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    Tiggy, you will just have to get on and check daily!! I didn't know bb sent messages to say people were chatting. How are Noah and Ivy?
    Sarajo, how did the sushi go? I love sushi, so does Tilly, but she only likes the raw salmon and tuna. Come to think of it so do I!! Enjoy making and eating it!!
    Had a FABULOUS night friday night, she slept through, but then last night crap!! I know the neighbours woke her at 3am, but not sure why she woke at midnight. Just a nightmare.
    She's still loving her solids, but her poos are really sticky. Im using an organic brand as well. Im going ot give her a little prune juice today. O
    have a good day xo

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    Hi Everyone :wave:

    Hope you are all having a great weekend. Im so glad April is almost over. Its my busiest month of the year, every damn year and then May comes around and I never have anything in May lol! The last birthday party for the month was today! One more friends birthday tomorrow and then were all done!

    Jasmine is going very well. The teeth havent bothered her still, except when she bit her thumb. Omg her thumb was so red, like she bit it right in the corner where the nail joins the skin? But other than that, just everything goes in her mouth. The moment you touch her hands with anything, she grabs it and BAM! straight into the mouth. She just loves to chew on things, understandably! She is still sleeping on average around 11 hours per night which is just so fabulous and she only ever cries when I take her out of the bath! She just gets so excited when its bath time, and I cant bath her in anything but the big bath now because she makes too many splashes and it makes the slate slippery! But if I leave her in for 20 mins, then she doesnt cry. But if its cold and I think a quick bath is necessary, then she has a tanty! She wakes me up in the morning with her 'singing' and goes to sleep the same way. Too cute.
    I totally love how when you carry her, she hangs on so tight now. And anyone that makes eye contact with her when we are out, gets the HUGEST smile. And I mean anyone! Its very cute, except people then feel the need to talk to me and ask me questions about Jasmine and well lets face it, Im not the friendliest person even on the best of days when it comes to strangers, especially nosy ones LOL but Im getting better!!!

    Ok so I will be here alot more this month and will catch up properly but I hope you are all well and all your babies are well. Im thinking of you guys all the time and wondering how you are all doing! Sleep vibes to all your babies tonight ladies! Take Care

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    yey Kate, glad you're back!!! Our busy party month seems to be June, Tillys b'day is then, and everyone she knows .
    Jasmine sounds so grown up having teeth!! Tilly had teeth by 4 months, but Coco's dont' seem to want to break through. But like Jasmine EVERYTHING is going in her mouth, absolutely everything. She's a delight too, and I get very worried when she cries as it's been so rare (hope it continues that way)!! The poor baby is having alot of poo trouble at the moment. I think it must be solids, they're very sticky and really upsetting her. Has anyone started solids?
    Tim starts his new job tomorrow!! He's nervous but very excited! Im excited too, but Im also quite nervous. i am sooo used to having him here, that it's going to be really strange having Coco all on my own. I don't think I've taken her to school in months, but now I'll have to take her morning and afternoon. I will also have to bath her on my own now, so it will be into the big bath. Tim has been filling the small bath (i can't lift it) and she sits in it and loves it. It will almost be like starting again with a newborn!!
    Hope everyone has a good sleep, off to watch big brother now ( Ive only seen last sunday , but want to see who's off. I did catch 10 mins during the week. Quite sad really)!! oxox

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    Hey ladies...I could have sworn I posted this morning but it seems to have disappeared? ](*,)

    Our poor little tike has another cold/flu. She can't seem to win with that regard. We dropped past the chemist on Friday afternoon to see if we could get something to clear up her phlegm and also for this rash on her chest. They told me to take her to the GP before they would feel comfortable with giving us Demazin or a similiar med. As her last cold/flu turned into bronchitis, we took her first thing on Saturday morning.

    Her chest is clear but there is a lot of phlegm at night and she gags/chokes on this when lying in her bassinet. The GP looked a bit taken aback by my description but told me that he would normally suggest just some honey as a natural option; but because she is choking to get some Demazin. Aside from which, the antihistemine in the Demazin will also help with her rash on her chest apparently. What started off as a little scratch from her bath seat; someone has touched her with germy hands (could have been literally ANYONE) and she now has a charming scaley fungal infection on her chest. We're using an ointment but the GP wants us back on both accounts on Tuesday. If it isn't clearing up he'll prescribe something a little stronger.

    I struggled with feeling like a terrible Mommy for allowing the rash to exist for the better part of a week. I honestly thought it was just a little scab because of the scratch from the bath seat.

    Will do personals in the morning...I'm tired and just longing for a great night sleep and a healthy little girl. I feel so badly for her and with the teething (which the GP also confirmed even though the teeth haven't cut through yet) she is not her usual happy self.

    Hope you all have a great night of sleep! :sleeping:

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    I'll write more later, just wanted to say:

    yes Meg, we tried some rice cereal with a spoon yesterday to see if Abby was ready and my little piggy wanted more and more! It was so cute! She was chewing and everything! The look on her face was priceless! She didnt spit any of it out at all!

    Kate Jasmine sounds like such a doll baby smiling at everyone with her teeth! lol! how cute!

    Thinking of getting Abby's ears pierced. What do you all think? I know we are going to do itm, and I think the younger the better because she wil be used to them and not tug at them. I started a discussion in the baby and toddler forum if you want to take a look!


    I'll do more personals later!
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    Hey Bec...just a thought...it's odd that your gp would even mention honey for a 4 month old 'cos honey can contain botulinum toxins (at a level adults can handle, but infants can't) - it is recommended that babies don't go near honey until they are 1 (to avoid contracting botulism). I know honey used to be given to babies for all kinds of reasons... but the risks are pretty nasty... Not meaning to scare you or anything...just food for thought!

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    Thanks for that Jules. I guess he mentioned it as it is a traditional/natural type of treatment that has been used succesfully in the past before allergies even became an issue. Not that I'm suggesting the latest reports/tests aren't accurate, just that honey was used ALOT back in our parents generation. I know both my brothers (the twinnies) had their dummies dipped in honey from time to time.

    I haven't used honey as I felt her cold/flu was significant enough to be in need of whatever medication I could give her. If there was no phelgm and choking I probably would look for a natural treatment. Not honey though because I am truly trying to avoid giving her anything food wise until she is 6 months old.

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    Beck,that's a bummer about poor Maddy's cold. I hope she gets better soon. It is heartbreaking, but whatever you do, don't feel like a bad mum, how were you to know the scab would turn into anything different. I certainly wouldn't have known.
    At least with her being sick so often (and I know there's not much consolation) she might have a decent immunity building up. It's no fun though, and I just hope she is better really soon. Did you sleep well last night?
    Sarajo, I think earrings would suit Abby! however, I won't let my girls get theirs until they're teenagers, so im probably not one to ask!!
    hope everyone has a good day, Id better have a shower, Im taking coco for her blood tests today.
    xoxoox

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    Hi All,
    My Name is Danielle and I am new to Belly Belly. My friend told me to post on here as my little boy was born in December 05 and I am looking to chat with other mum's with babies around that age.

    State: Victoria, Geelong
    Baby's DOB: 02/12/2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 8lb 7oz, 3840kgs
    Length - 53.3cm
    Head Circ - 35.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Jett Max Alan
    Baby's Website: None
    Health Concerns: None
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    Welcome Danielle! We'd love to have you join our fold of mad December 2005 mummies! hehe

    Jett is so gorgeous...what a handsome wee little man you have there!

    Meg - thanks darl. Isn't it amazing how quickly/easily it is to feel guilty as a parent for things that are relatively out of your control?

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