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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:41 AM   31
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Mother's Instinct does exist and is usually right.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:32 AM   32
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New piece of advice.

Expect the worst. If you don't expect to get a nights sleep, if you don't, you won't miss it and will enjoy it if you do. If you expect it, you'll be dying to go to sleep and get very frustrated!



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:58 AM   33
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Baby powder

Put a little in your hand away from baby, the size of a 10p, then just use your finger to put a bit under each of baby's armpits and a bit at the back of their knees after a bath.

Health visitors don't recommend covering baby completely from head to toe anymore but a little in these 2 vital places will make sure babys skin doesn't get soggy and crack.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:32 PM   34
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I agree toria... expect the worse!! I didnt expect the sleep deprivation to be so bad!

Takes loads of pics... on a DAILY basis... thank god for digital!!

And if you are determined to bf put them to the breast as much as possible and if you decide not to bf/or are unsucessful dont feel bad about it!!



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:46 PM   35
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I actually have a few things to say:

I know how overwhelming parenting can be, especially when you are a first time mom and getting used to the routine with your new baby. BUT, no matter how overwhelmed you feel or tired, cherish the moments. Truly, before you know it, 1 day becomes 1 month, then 6 months and then 5 years old, etc. In a blink of an eye, babyhood, the toddler years, etc. go far to0 fast. Cherish the newborn stage, cherish each day, cherish each development, etc.

Secondly, bring your child up how you want in terms of feeding, potty training, etc. Advice is nice, but you are the one who will know your child inside and out and when he or she is ready to take the next steps, you will know what you think is best for your child and what you are comfortable with, etc. As long as your child is happy and healthy, that is the main thing.




 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:51 PM   36
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i have another one try not to compare ur baby to others everyone is different and develop at different rates whether its development milestones or weight gain x



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 13:45 PM   37
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expect the unexpected, enjoy every second and be happy

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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 14:15 PM   38
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My advice: Live for now, milestones are nice, but just because so and so's baby did this before yours doesn't mean anything. Enjoy them as they are now because they grow so fast. My newborn baby girl is growing to be a lovely little princess shining with personality.

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good thread



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 22:29 PM   40
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Make time for you and your OH after the baby comes. Its so easy to forget about each other in the first few weeks as you're dealing with the challenges of being first time parents. But never forget that you're in this together and that you still need to be a couple and give each other support. Whether its just snuggling on the couch and watching a movie while the baby sleeps or going out for a little family stroll.



 
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