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    Hi ladies.

    Just dropping in quickly in between Mikayla's breakfast and bottle feed!

    Havent had a chance to read all your posts but noticed some of you were talking about cruskits. I had heard that they were ideal because they basically melt in your mouth but just wanted to say "watch the salt content!". I bought a pack yesterday and looked at the box last night and noticed that each biscuit contains approx 50mg of sodium which to me sounds pretty high. I bought the "light" ones thinking that it'd be better to give her those as they're low in sat fat so not sure if salt content would be different in original or other types.

    Mikayla is still not sleeping well at home. My sister flew in from London on Sunday so she had a sleep over at mum's in her portable cot and slept right through. Monday night she was back at home in her cot and once again had a night terror. Last night we brought the portable home from mums to see whether it was her cot that was the problem and although she slept for longer periods, she still woke at 4.30am in a horrible state :sad: We're going to try the portable cot in another room tonight as we're now thinking maybe its her room. Not sure what else to do. There is something about our house that is causing her to have these terrors as it only happens at home. I wonder if we're haunted!!!!!

    Will be back later to read some more and do some personals.

    Take care xx


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    Rylansmum - I got Diana weighed and measured yesterday and she is almost the same size as Ashlyn (68.5cm, 7.4kg). The CHN said that she's doing well and that she is just going to tall and skinny. So if Ashlyn is gaining weight steadily, maybe its just genetics??

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    Hi all, just a quick drop in.

    I am having trouble getting Angus to eat solids. He absolutely hates the rice cereal, even mixed with banana or mango - he dry retches and gags and spits it all out. He doesn't like eating anything really from a spoon no matter how hard I try, just doesn't take it off the spoon and if I tip it in, he coughs or pushes it out with his tongue. He will eat some fruit using a little device he got for Christmas which is basically a mesh bag with a handle, he'll chomp and suck on the fruit through that sometimes. But he shows no signs of wanting to eat from the spoon, he prefers to play with the spoon and have boobies! I'm getting tired of being on call for boobies all the time (some days every 1-2 hrs) and would love him to do two things: 1) eat more solids (2) take EBM from his sippy cup with spout. I've got a 4 day course in a couple of weeks and I have no idea how we'll manage things! HELP ME!!!!

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    Hi
    I was wondering if I might be able to join your group. Our little boy Lachlan was born 18th June 2007.

    He has just moved to bottle feeding and is happily (most of the time) exploring the world of solids.
    Although like your little man Feathertop Lachlan hates rice cereal, but he will happily have vegetables, fruit, yoghurt etc.

    I hope that I haven't gatecrashed. I've never used this forum before but am keen to be able to talk with parents of children the same age as Lachlan as we face milestones, challenges etc around the same time.

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    welcome canberramum - feel free to join in

    I have just been giving Jackson toast with the crusts off and he usually sucks/chews it a bit and I am left with soggy bits everywhere but he does seem to enjoy it - I got told by the ECHN to toast the bread as its easier for them to deal with as they can choke a bit on lumps of regular bread

    Feathertop - Jackson is still waking at night around 3am as well - and I'm just about out of ideas - got told by the ECHN to change his cot position and keep him cool but he still wakes - hugs to you - I would call the tresilian help line

    hi to everyone else
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    oops just realised it was Mikayla with the sleeping issues not Angus - sorry my brain is fried from a course all day

    not sure what advice to give re solids - I just persisted with Jackson and now he eats everything - he def doesn't like rice cereal tho so maybe try some pureed veg or fruit on its own?

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    Hey feathertop!

    Caeleb isn't the best eater either. He LOVES fruit, but getting him to eat veg is almost impossible. He HATED rice ceral too. We now give him Rafferty's (I think that's what it's called) baby porridge. Caeleb LOVES the orange one, it's apricot and banana, mixed with some milk.

    Welcome Canberramum!!! The more the merrier.

    I feel like such a bad Mum. I had to run out early this morning and meet a tradesman at the investment property, so I just grabbed a tin of apples for Caeleb's breakfast. When I fed him, I just pulled the lid half up and was spooning it straight out of the tin. BIG MISTAKE. Caeleb made a grab for the tin (which I thought was out of his reach) and cut the side of his hand on the lid!!! It was only a small cut, but it bled. I feel terrible. Such a stupid, stupid thing to do! He's fine, he only cried for a couple seconds, but it doesn't make me feel any better.

    Celsie. xoxox

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    Hi,

    Welcome Canberramum, the more the merrier

    Oh Celsie, don't be too hard on yourself, we learn by our mistakes, like me yesterday putting Lewis too close to the mirrored wardrobe so he fell back and knocked his head

    Food wise, I'm lucky that Lewis eats anything, he is like a hoover. But Feathertop, they really need extra iron now they are over 6 months so maybe you should call tresillian to get some ideas. What about yoghurt? Or ricotta with veggies stirred through to disguise the taste? They do say it takes a while for that tongue reflex to stop before they will hold the food in their mouth. What a headache for you.

    Teepee - I didn't really think about the sodium level in the cruskits. I worked out that half a biscuit has about 15mg. What is classed as high and low levels, do you know what their daily intake should be? I've been avoiding tinned baby food due to the salt level and here I am loading him up with cruskits!

    Oh well better get back to the pile of ironing. Swimming lessons again tomorrow, hope Lewis still likes it.

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    canberramum, welcome dont feel like a intruder...i did when i first jumped on aswell lol.

    Celsie..you are not the only one who has done it..i did the exact same thing when Rylan was a baby but i had to put a bandaid on it cause it kept bleeding..he got himself right in the knuckle fold thingy..

    Starfish Its definately not genetics...well not mine anyway LOL...im not worried she is eating and drinking enough she is just a little weed LOL

    Feathertop Another option to the rice cereal could be porridge or weet bix with formula or BM..the nurse told me it was ok because i told her i gave Ashlyn weetbix when we run out of cereal and she said thats fine you can also try porridge..they can pretty much have the same foods as us now but with limits obviously.
    Ashlyn loves my homemade spaghetti bolognaise (sp),chicken veg and pasta soup, she has just discovered vegemite sandwhiches and is loving it and she also steals rylans chippies and sucks away!!
    You just have to be ready to dive into and feel confident..if they arnt interested just give them time and hopefully they will come around... i know that doesnt help when you feel like a walking milkbar!!

    Take care ladies

    PS..are we allowed to post pics in the actual forum like photobucket??

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    Hi everyone

    Diana did two poos in the potty today. (None in the nappy, woo hoo.) I have also finally finished a painting for Diana that I started shortly after she was born. (I put a picture of it in my photo gallery if anybody wants to have a look.) Now I need to find somewhere to hang it. Our stupid apartment has brick walls, so can't put a hook in anywhere. At the moment it is hung with blu-tack. Hope it stays up.

    Welcome Canberramum.

    Feathertop - :hugs: Hope Angus starts eating better soon. I'm sure that he'll get the hang of it shortly. Until about 12 months, any solids they eat are for tasting rather than nutrition, so maybe try again in a week or two. (I know this doesn't help when you feel like a walking milk factory, but just remember that it won't last forever.)

    Hi to everyone else.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to this forum. I have a 7.5 month old.

    Mel- I have similar issues with our baby, he too wakes during the night more than once, last night he woke around 4 times to snack on his bottle. We have put the portacot in our room as we struggled to trek the hallway opening doors to get to his room through out the night. I know a portacot is no meant to replace his cot, but I am not sure what else to do. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has similar issues or tips on how we can get our little one to sleep longer and stop snacking

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    Hi everyone!

    I just found this site. Hope you won't mind me gatecrashing.

    Tadhg is now 7.5 months and we are due for our 8mth check up next week. I have been very lucky that Tadhg has been sleeping through at night since 4mths old. He started on solids at just after 5mths and loves sweet things esp. banana. He had rice cereal and now is on Bellamy's organic baby porridge which is oat cereal.

    Eearly this week, we got a phone call from a childcare offering us a full time position. It is sad to think that I've only got one more month before sending DS to childcare. I'm hoping that he will enjoy playing/socialising with other babies. Just wondering if any of you are experiencing the similar emotion??

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    Yay and welcome to Canberramum, Jadelil & Elliebelly!! So great to have more on board - increases the chances of chatting more often as we are all so busy with our fast growing littl'ns that sometimes getting on here is near impossible! Lol!! Oh Elliebelly, how do you pronounce your bubby's name? I love how different it is!

    Will bbl to do personals but must dash and wash, clean, feed, tidy, stay awake (lol!).........so same deal for all!

    Mwa!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    Ellie- I can't wait til DS sleeps through the night even 5 hours would be great!! I know how you feel with the whole childcare thing. I too have to return to work in the next month and am dreading as the day draws closer. Though I think if you have found a great childcare with good staff to baby ratio, and it offers everything you are looking for, then he will enjoy the interaction with other babies. I know that when I take my son to swimming each week he just wants to jump right in and splash around with the other bubs. I am hoping that I won't end up in a pool of tears when I drop our little man off to childcare in the not so distant future

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    Okeedokee, Playschool is on so DD#1 is relaxed ("put on your hat, ladadidadida....") DD#2 is asleep and DH is having coffee with a client (unbelievable! he gets the cafe and coffee! Lol!) so thought I'd grab a warm milo and come and catch up with y'all! Hehe!

    Rylansmum - are you getting any more sleep?? How is dropping the night feed going for you? You're right too - how fast are our little ones growing up?!?! It occurred to me that its now only 1 week til DD#2 is officially 8months meaning that its only 4 months til her 1st birthday!!! Yikes!!!

    MumofLewis - I am very embarrassed I don't even work and yet of late have been feeling absolutely exhausted! I didn't even bother with the dishes last night so yay, they are waiting for me in the sink *sigh* So you working ladies are truly amazing!!

    Teepee2 - oh how's Mikayla lovey? Any success in her cot again? Oh the poor little precious! That's really odd too not being able to sleep in her room. Could it be that she just feels lonely so sleeps better with people around atm? Or is she sleeping well in the porta cot in a room by herself? Thinking of you lovey and sending you

    Feathertop - A friend of mine has a friend who's little one won't eat anything except finger food! They too were simply not the least bit interested in spoons but enjoyed picking up and smooshing food in their mouth. Sounds particularly messy but that's all that the little one complied with I hope Angus catches on soon so you can do your course with no worries and feel completely relaxed! Hows your DH by the way?

    Celsie - oh lovey! Don't feel bad sweety! Little ones are so quick aren't they and I've noticed that they point out everything we've missed! Definitely keep us on our toes little gorgeous monkeys! How's your DH going these days??

    Sending to you Jadelil & Elliebelly re: going back to work. We're all here for you and so many know what you will be going through. xx


    Well, DD#2 is commando crawling, no stopping her! DD#1 is on the way to picking up that its not the done thing to sit, lay or squash your baby sister! not to worry, lol! We have a play tunnel that when DD#1 was a bub, she was very wary of and would look through it and play on the outside. Took ages before she would crawl in it. DD#2?.............well I have walked into the room and seen the tunnel roll all by itself as she has wormed her way right in to the middle of it and then rolled!! So funny!

    Its official!! I have booked our 2 week holiday in May! Woooooooooooooohoooooooooooo!!! I have bee hanging out for a real holiday for so long now and with the year that was last year, I really need to get away from it all iykwim. So its the Great Ocean Road here we come as we have never been that way to Melbourne before. I am so excited as its only 87 sleeps til we leave!!! (can you tell I'm excited!) We haven't been on a proper holiday since our honeymoon almost a decade ago, yeesh! Oh we've gone to catch up with family interstate but that's been our objective, not necessarily having a real holiday if that makes sense. Always nice to see family of course but this is our first holiday since being married where its just about our little family unit.......so yay!! Only need to find a couple of stop over accommodation for the way home but we're all booked for the first 11 nights. Oh goodness! So excited - have a silly grin from ear to ear as I think about it! Lol!!

    Jen - how are you love? How is Mackenzies sleeping going?

    Missbanana - how are things with Dane? How is his teething? Are your nights more settled?

    Debbie
    - have I missed a post? Haven't seen anything re: AF not showing or showing? Hang on, will check pg announcements...........nope nothing there, hehe! How are things with Aiden?

    And to all the other ladies, Starfish, Princessmya & Mel_thekiwimum......ooh, hope I haven't missed anyone of recent....Naomi54???

    Hope all are well, best dash now as Playschool is over, DH is back (client didn't show up) and I really should do those dishes and that darn ironing, blah blah blah! Lol!!

    Mwa!!

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    Hi ladies.

    Mikayla's watching Raggs so I've got a minute to come in and catch up.

    Welcome to Canberramum, JadeLil & Elliebelly!! Look forward to getting to know you and learning all about your little ones.

    Rylansmum your allowed to post links to photos in photobuck but not actually allowed to post the pics in the thread. You can also upload photos to you BB photo gallery (click on the link under your details in right hand side of your post)

    Sarah I didnt think the cruskits would have had a lot of sodium either until i checked the box. Mikayla absolutely loves them. She devoured a whole one the other day with a bit of vegemite smeared on it. I think I'll still give them to her but not so often. Do you know of anything similar that can be substituted??

    Celsie - poor Caeleb! I hope his hand has all healed up and he's forgotten all about it - but I'm sure he probably did that not long after it happened! Dont punish yourself - accidents will happen

    Jade Mikayla has always been a bad sleeper and is now having night terrors so I can sympathise with having to get up so often. We too have started putting Mikayla into her portable cot but we've got it in her room. She seems to be sleeping a bit better in there as opposed to her regular cot - dont know why that is but I'll be leaving her in her portable for as long as it takes!!

    Feathertop just persist with the solids - it took Mikayla a while to get used to it too. Maybe give him a break and try again every few days until he's happy to start eating. Have you tried using different spoons?? It could be that he doesnt like the size or shape of the spoon your using - worth a try anyway

    A lot has been happening her lately. Last saturday night our lounge room and garage got flooded with the torrential rain we've been having in Sydney. Mikayla's rug and toys and our surround sound speakers were all damaged. Some of the furniture was sitting in water too so we're just in the process of claiming it all on insurance - a bit of a headache really - and the house is still a mess! My sister arrived from London on Sunday for the Christening so thats put a hold on cleaning up too.

    Mikayla still isnt saying "dada" just "mama" & "baba" but she has started to say Hi when she sees you pick up the phone. Its sooo cute. This morning I picked up my mobile and said "mama's going to ring dada now" and she looked up and repeated "ai" over and over!! She's even started saying it to the TV remote - she must think its a phone

    She's getting a bit restless now. Raggs must be getting boring - better go.
    Will try to BBL.

    Sorry if I missed anyone. Will read over again later.
    Take care xx

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    Hi all - and welcome newbies.

    Well, AF showed up - and it was quite a painfull show as well, physically, and mentally. I was soo sure i was UTD. So, am feeling really really bummed atm.

    Aiden is going great. He loved swimming lessons. We also went to the beach for the first time on Tuesday. He sat on the sand and babbled to the ocean. He is sitting great as well, and eating like a legend.

    I did a great cook up for him on Tuesday - apple, pear, brocolli, cauli, baked sweet potatoe, and pumpkin. mashed them all up, and into individual bags, about 90-100gms in each, and he has 3 for lunch, and 3 for dinner. Plus, sometimes a yoghurt as well. Loves his veges.

    For breakfast, generally, he has fruit, either apple or pear, or maybe banana, rockmellon, or peach. This morning, he had apple, and to milk arrowroot biscuits disolved in water.

    Might try a vege sandwich today (thanks rylansmum ) He has has abit of vege on toast and loves that.

    He has a cold as well. Our air con broke, so, he has been sleeping at nights with a pedestal fan on him, and i think its given him a cold. Killed him with kindness so to speak.

    Anyway, i have to go, will bbl to read and catch up on posts..

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    Hi everyone

    Just popping in to wish you all a good weekend.

    DH, Diana and I went shopping this afternoon and bought Diana her first doll. She looks so cute playing with it. We also went to Baby Kingdom and found a good playpen, which wasn't too expensive, only to be told that they had none in stock and that we couldn't have the display model. They ordered one in, which will be there next week, so we have to put up with energizer baby crawling everywhere for the next few days. I found the same playpen on ebay. The auction finishes on Sunday, so if the price is right, I might try and get that one to have it earlier.

    Tina - so sorry to hear about the flood damage. Hope the insurance pays out. When is Mikayla's christening? Hope it goes well.

    Charly - yay on booking your holiday! Hope it all goes really well for you. LOL on DD2 rolling in the tunnel. Must have looked so cute.

    Debbie - good to hear that Aiden is doing great! Sorry to hear that AF has returned. Hope you feel better soon.

    Hi to everyone else.

    BTW, I have finally updated Diana's site if anyone wants to have a look.

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