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    Hello, I wonder if your husband could babywear...

    Hello,

    I wonder if your husband could babywear to bond with your baby further (I'm sure he has already but there's always more bonding to be done!) and to feel that he is close and able to resond...
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    Hello, Yes there certainly are. Many people...

    Hello,

    Yes there certainly are. Many people carry toddlers and pre-schoolers.

    What type of carrier did you have?

    You could use a Manduca (this is a full buckle carrier) or a suitably sized...
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    Hello, You could use a double contraceptive...

    Hello,

    You could use a double contraceptive approach when you take, for example, contraceptive pills as well as using condoms.

    You could also learn the natural signs of fertility and then not...
  4. Thread: Blw

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, Yes baby led weaning is recommended...

    Hello,

    Yes baby led weaning is recommended from 6 months of age when a baby is developmentally ready (e.g. able to sit unaided etc). Blw is a great way of allowing your baby to explore food and to...
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    Hello, Aw you are going to make a lovely...

    Hello,

    Aw you are going to make a lovely mummy!

    There's not much you can do to sway the odds of twins or (even more unlikely) triplets I'm afraid. Triplets by natural conception are very rare....
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    Hello, I want to encourage you not to worry....

    Hello,

    I want to encourage you not to worry. Many babies turn into an anterior position late in pregnancy. Indeed, when it is not your first baby this can happen right at the end of the third...
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    Hello and welcome! I hope you find our forum...

    Hello and welcome!

    I hope you find our forum to be supportive, friendly and informative. We are here to help you and to share experiences and resources.

    I have 2 boys aged 2 and 4 and a baby...
  8. Thread: Tantrums

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, Please could you remind me how old your...

    Hello,

    Please could you remind me how old your son is?

    Between the age of 1 and 3 tantrums are common and what you describe can be a part of this. As far as possible try to avoid a tantrum by...
  9. Thread: Bite wounds.

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, Firstly, well done on breastfeeding...

    Hello,

    Firstly, well done on breastfeeding your son - 1 year olds get a huge amount of nutritional, emotional, social and developmental needs met from breastfeeding.

    You can use lanolin to...
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    Hello, Welcome to the forum and thank you for...

    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum and thank you for joining us here.

    I'm LJ and I have two boys aged 2 and 4 and a girl who is 4 months old. We are a very happy family :-)

    I look forward to...
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    Hello, Congratulations on breastfeeding your...

    Hello,

    Congratulations on breastfeeding your son. You are doing a great job.

    Firstly, know that it is very normal for babies of this age to wake up in the night and to need breastmilk at...
  12. Thread: cluelesss

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    Hello, It sounds like thrush. Here are some...

    Hello,

    It sounds like thrush. Here are some breastfeeding resources on thrush which includes some photos on what it looks like. You should see your doctor. It can be very uncomfortable for the mum...
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    Hello, A homebirth is a great way to birth....

    Hello,

    A homebirth is a great way to birth. You are in your own environment - the most likely place for you to be able to relax, switch off from the outside world and focus within. This is why...
  14. Thread: Right Time

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    Dear Shan18, This depends on you as a couple....

    Dear Shan18,

    This depends on you as a couple. There is no absolute right time. You need to decide together when you want to start trying for a baby. There are lots of factors that you may want to...
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    Hello, This is a great question. I would...

    Hello,

    This is a great question.

    I would have to say that gentle parenting is the best way of bringing up children who are founded in a loving relationship and given the trust and respect to...
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    Hi Shan18, Congratulations on your marriage...

    Hi Shan18,

    Congratulations on your marriage and welcome to the forum.

    I am mum to three beautiful little ones who make my heart leap each and every day!

    I look forward to reading your...
  17. Thread: How Soon?

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, I'm sorry to hear you have had a...

    Hello,

    I'm sorry to hear you have had a miscarriage - you have my thoughts.

    Unless you have been advised otherwise by a doctor, it is usually advised that women wait until they have had at...
  18. Thread: Melon

    by ljmarsden
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    Yes melon is safe in pregnancy. I am not aware of...

    Yes melon is safe in pregnancy. I am not aware of any research to the contrary.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    Hello, Congratulations on becoming a new mum!...

    Hello,

    Congratulations on becoming a new mum! How old is your baby?

    Welcome to the forum. I trust that you will find it a great resource and a place to make friends, gain support and share...
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    Hello, Congratulations on becoming a new mum. ...

    Hello,

    Congratulations on becoming a new mum.

    There is no greater change, in my opinion, then becoming a mum for the first time. It is the most daunting, scary, amazing responsibility ever - I...
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    Hello, I am sorry to hear that you have...

    Hello,

    I am sorry to hear that you have received some confusing information.

    What type of baby carrier are you using?

    Baby wearing is safe from a newborn. A supportive, age-appropriate...
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    Hello, Many new mums say they feel more...

    Hello,

    Many new mums say they feel more emotional in the months after giving birth. There are a lot of reasons for this. Bringing a new life into the world changes our own lives and can make us...
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    p.s. babywearing is safer than carrying a baby in...

    p.s. babywearing is safer than carrying a baby in your arms and there is not a time limit on babywearing
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    Hello, Yes - babywearing is certainly safe and...

    Hello,

    Yes - babywearing is certainly safe and a great way to carry your baby whilst bonding and even breastfeeding on the go.

    Could I ask what carrier you have?

    The latest advice is to...
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    Hello, Welcome to the forum and...

    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your pregnancy!

    I am LJ - mum to three under fives - we have a gentle parenting lifestyle here.

    I'm already enjoying reading your posts,...
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