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#31 Puggle

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:22 PM

We use cotton wraps for covering the change table - the Big Softies 6 pack are the ones I bought. They go through the wash and dry in the sunshine in a very short time frame.

We used our cotton flannelette wraps as bassinet sheets, pram rugs, change table covers, chuck rugs, etc, etc - even as bunny rugs! smile.gif
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 01:14 PM

These tips are fantastic girls. Thank you so much!! I had forgotten many things from when i had my first daughter, so when nuber two came along i was like "what did i used to do?".

Thanks for the reminders.


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#33 Sarah Kate

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 01:58 PM

This thread is fantasic girls!!! Epecially for people like me, who aren't pregnant but have friends who are that aren't too sure about things. I can come here and usually get them an answer....

This is just wonderful!
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Posted 24 July 2004 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (Mrs Read @ Jul 23 2004, 02:58 PM)
This thread is fantasic girls!!! Epecially for people like me, who aren't pregnant but have friends who are that aren't too sure about things. I can come here and usually get them an answer....

This is just wonderful!

Same! smile.gif My two best friends are pregnant (a month apart), so this is not only perfect for me, but great for passing on tips to them! smile.gif

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 02:30 PM

Get yourself a packet of the plastic open rings that attach toys to rockers, baby gyms, etc. They are brilliant! T*ny L*ve sell them, but the ones I bought were about $10 for 50 from T*rget. Two or three together make a great rattle. You can shorten or lengthen how close a dangly toy is very easily. You can attach favourite toys to the pram / carseat straps so heartbreak doesn't occur if you lose a toy. I've found that Dylan just loves to hang on to something now, and will often go to sleep in his pram, carseat or rocker if I give him a plastic ring to hold onto! They're also excellent teethers as they can be easily washed.

QV Lotion in a pump pack on your change table is fantastic. I ran out of wipes upstairs today and pumped a bit onto some tissues - worked brilliantly. I use it as an after-bath massage cream, bottom barrier cream and a facial moisturiser. Dylan often has a little dry patch in the middle of his head, so I pop a bit of the lotion onto his head, and then it doubles as hair product! wink.gif

I rave and rave about Lucas Paw Paw Ointment but let me do so again. Dylan scratched himself in the middle of the night two days ago, and I popped a smidge of it onto his scratch. By the morning, the scratch was hardly there and now it's gone. Even as quickly as baby skin heals, that's pretty good for a scratch that had drawn blood!
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:20 PM

Even easier than a bath is a shower, just make sure the pressure isnt too strong and the temperature is not too hot, we have been giving Abbi a shower since she was 10 days old because i just didnt get the time to bath her and also couldnt fill it etc after the c-sec. She absolutely loves it and its a good bonding time for us smile.gif
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 04:27 PM

That shower idea is fabulous!!!!!


Here's my tip:

When I'm out and about, and have to give Adelayde some solids to eat, I use the spoons from C*les that you get with the kiwi fruit, as it doesn't matter then if I lose it, and it doesn't cost me anything. I just grab a couple of extra when I buy my fruit. I find they work well for her, as they are quite shallow, so not too much gets on the spoon at once,and then spat back at me!!!


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Posted 09 August 2004 - 04:50 PM

Babies look so slippery, how do you shower with them without dropping them?

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 05:31 PM

Andrew said that same thing Mer I dont find her slippery at all, no worse than if they are in the bath... btw another reason she gets a shower is cause well the first bath I gave her I tried to drown her LOL... she was blowing bubbles for the rest of the day unsure.gif
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 09:52 AM

They are a little slippery in the shower, but it's so nice.
Ben loves the shower, He's so cute cause i sit him in the basin while i'm getting everything ready.
Then if i need to put him down he sits in the bottom of the shower and gets rained on. He loves it!

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 08:12 AM

Been meaning to do this one for ages.

With Eloise's food that I make up, I freeze them in Tupperw@re hamburger press - you can buy these on Ebay, they average about $15 for 10. They stack up beautifully, and compactly and can just be taken off the stack when you want to thaw them... which they do quickly. They fit into bags easily, and I just use them to feed from. Very easy.

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I stack mine alternately (veges/fruit) so I just take two off a day..

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:16 PM

Ive just fallen in love with the Self-Sterilising bottles made by Pur. Great if im going to Mums house and need to sterilise a bottle for his second feed- means i dont have to carry more than 2 bottles in the baby bag. Just have to make sure theres a microwave around.

I got mine at Target, it was $19 for a 2 pack of bottles. If you get a few bottles you wont need to use the steriliser as much.

I use the Avent and Pigeon bottles for EBM and the Pur bottles for whenever Nicholas wants formula or when were out.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 07:19 AM

I like to freeze food for Dylan into ice cubes. I freeze individual foods so it's very easy to mix and match different dinners and lunches. Dylan recently went through a stage of only wanting to eat fruit, so a cube of apple mixed in with his dinner made a huge difference and he'd eat the whole lot!

I freeze commercial foods, as well as our homemade food, because I find it far easier, not to mention cheaper, to buy tins of apple puree rather than wash, peel, core, cook, puree my own.

I use Decor plastic containers with the little plastic signs that clip onto the side of the box so I know what's in them and what date it was made.

I also find it easy when working out how much food to give him, or to increase his portions by, as my cubes are about two teaspoons each.

When I'm freezing commercial food, I remove the label from the jar or tin, wet it and put it the lid of the Decor container. That way, I have all the relevant ingredient, nutrition etc information easily to hand.
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 07:44 AM

That's reminded me of another tip, thanks Kimba wink.gif

You can puree fruits in tins 'in natural juice' ... remove the juice and puree the fruit - Bakers' Apple/Peach with no added sugar are good ones too..

With the fruits in natural juice I actually strain the juice and make jelly from it.

1 cup of juice
1 cup of water (boiled water you make up bottles with)
3 tsp of gelatine.

I put in my trusty hamburger presses and put in the fridge. Eloise has them for morning tea on hot days to help keep her hydrated.

Makes up about 5 serves.



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Posted 08 February 2005 - 07:27 AM

Money Saving Tip: As an example, Heinz Apples come in three different sizes - 4 months, 6 months and 9 months, but they're exactly the same. They all contain pureed apple - just at the sizes more appropriate to those age group appetites.

Check the label and it has a description of the food consistency. If you're going to buy baby food to freeze into cubes, you might as well get the bigger size, save money and time.

Some of the other foods are in smaller jars for 6 months and bigger jars for 9 months, and they're exactly the same.


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