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OcUK Dadsnet thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Devrij, 30 Jul 2016.

  1. robj20

    Sgarrista

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    Speech And Language Therapy, because he didn't even try a bottle until about 3 months old so couldn't do it will enough first try he got half of it in his lungs, needed thickening and all sorts, special bottles.
     
  2. simpletom

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    Cheers!

    It was good for them and him. He was a little cagey at first, but he warmed.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend adoption and although it can be a little intrusive, it is necessarily so due to what could go wrong and the damage it can cause.

    Spending the first Christmas with a child is special. Just checked him in bed and he is fast asleep. The first two 'checks' I found him awake and pretending, waiting for Santa. It didn't help that I was ringing little bells downstairs at one point.
     
  3. Vanquish-Storm

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    I was trying to find this thread the other week! Hope everyone has had a great Christmas.

    We are due our first in May!

    Already have an Pram (Oyster3) and a crib just bought a bottle steriliser in the Argos sale.

    Can anyone suggest a good but not overpriced baby monitor? :)
     
  4. godinman

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    We got a tomee tipee one with the motion pad, it's still in service 5 years later occasionally for our 2nd one if she's got a cold or something. People will tell you the motion pad is a gimic, but for nervous 1st time parents it definately a nice thing to have!
     
  5. Vanquish-Storm

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    thanks for the quick suggestion, is that one the audio only or does it have a camera?
     
  6. godinman

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    Audio only, I ended up using a WiFi camera rather than a dedicated video monitor (I do CCTV for work so had one lying around).
     
  7. Liquid_Entity

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    We had a Motorola cam audio/video. Simple thing really. 5 years ago and using it now for our 2nd. Doesnt have any motion business.
     
  8. robj20

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    Wife had her weekly scan and doctor chat today, they're getting concerned so are inducing her next week two weeks early.
     
  9. dubs

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    Location: Buckley, North Wales.


    Sorry this post got reported as son grabbed phone, bit of a struggle to get it back and noticed the screen saying reported.


    Sorry.
     
  10. Will Gill

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    ahhh that makes a lot more sense :p

    carry on :)
     
  11. ZeroG

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    Location: Aberdeen

    I just found this thread. Gonna read through it from the start and see if I can pick up some useful information heh.
     
  12. NotAGolf

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    Just wondering what any dad's thoughts are on nippers in nursery given last night's announcement (all schools shut, except nurseries, due to covid lockdown)

    I have a son (3) at nursery and a daughter (1) who's not. My wife is at home with the 1 year old so she could easily take him out of nursery to be on the safe side, but he enjoys nursery and we're keen to get him interacting and socialising with other children, and it also allows for a bit of 1-on-1 time for my wife and daughter which is again a big plus.

    My wife and I are in very low risk categories, and we don't see anyone else, but it still feels a bit selfish sending him in when one of the teachers or other pupils could catch it or pass it on to him.

    We just can't decide whether the pros outweigh the cons.:(
     
  13. iamdjdz

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    Had our first on 21st December and at just over 2 weeks old he's started to spew up milk after most feeds (breastfed) and now wants to be fed ever hour and a half to two hours. Driving us nuts as whilst I'm not the one breast feeding my Mrs is so wiped out I have to change nappies before the feeds and most other times. Start back to work on Thursday so thats going to be fun :( at least wfh so should be able to help a bit.
     
  14. dl8860

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    We thought the same and basically the same situation as you with a 2.5 year old and 3 month old. We're both very low risk too though, and because I'm working at home and have to work in the dining room, on balance, we just need him to go in so I can get work done. It's only 2 days a week and not a very crowded nursery, so the risk feels reasonable to me.
     
  15. dl8860

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    That sounds really tough. I guess you guys are pros with burping by now but just in case not, a decent rub and pat on the back mid feed can help a lot. Good luck.
     
  16. iamdjdz

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    Yeah getting him burped and winded between and after but the feeds can last 45 mins with only 5 to 15 actually on the breast which makes it harder too. He's great but want to get through this stage quick!
     
  17. dl8860

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    Yeah it's a hell of a struggle. Until they get to 10-12 weeks it's just a survival game, as long as they are getting fed and clothed and you are getting by then that's all you can hope for.
     
  18. iamdjdz

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    Yeah looking forward to it. However it's not all bad, we're enjoying spending time with him and he's so cute at this point so in one way want him to grow up and another we don't at all!
     
  19. Desmo

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    Back to the dummy talk...we had the dummy fairy visit and got our daughter to put her dummies in a box herself. These were to be taken away by the dummy fairy to give to new babies. Worked a treat and within a day or two she'd totally forgotten about them.

    Too many things are rushed though...they're still just little kids. Let them be happy with things and they'll give them up when the time is right with a little persuasion. Don't sweat the small stuff :)
     
  20. dl8860

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    You'll find yourself thinking "this is my favourite age" over and over. Until they get to 2 and a bit :D

    Do tend to agree with this, our 2 year old was quite reliant on his muslin cloths as a comfort thing and we tried to wean him off them as he was carrying them round the house quite a lot which wasn't ideal. But it worked well to just try and limit use a bit rather than any sort of cold turkey.