Can you Aussie Mums help me please?

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  1. twinmummy06

    twinmummy06 Slowly going insane...

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    Welcome to Aus!

    I think over here Karicare recently changed its name to Aptamil, so maybe you can get the same thing here?
     
  2. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    Thankyou ~ I am pleased to see Aptamil is here too :thumbup:

    When did/would you Ladies change to cows milk? In the Uk they say you can if you want at 1 year old :baby:
     
  3. Betheney

    Betheney Well-Known Member

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    i've been trying to decide about this, my LO is breastfed so we haven't really had much to do with cows milk or formula. But isn't it better to give them toddler milk over cows milk? surely toddler milk is more nutritional and has more nutrients and such in it than regular ol cows milk.
     
  4. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    That is just what I was thinking :thumbup:
     
  5. twinmummy06

    twinmummy06 Slowly going insane...

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    My boys had toddler milk after 1 as well - they were (and still are) extremely fussy so I wanted to make sure they were still getting some good stuff lol.
     
  6. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    Hello Girls :wave:

    I am looking now for a car seat for my Daughter, which is the best brand here in Australia?

    Would you buy in Toys/Babies R us or somewhere else? :shrug:
     
  7. Betheney

    Betheney Well-Known Member

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    the safe and sound would be the best i beleive, i have friends that work at baby stores and that's what they say.
     
  8. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    Thankyou ~ I will look at those ones then :flower:
     
  9. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    I recommend Fisher & Price
     
  10. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    Hey Hun! Welcome :hi:

    We love our safe and sound, and my mum has a fisher price in her car. They are both good.

    Tbh, as long as what you buy is the Australian safety standards, you can't really go wrong :thumbup:
     
  11. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    Thanks Girls :flower:

    Been in the baby store today & the lady in there also recommended 'safe & sound'

    We need to buy 2 car seats & it seems its gonna set us back $800! :wacko:
     
  12. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    Fisher and price usually works out cheaper and is great, or you can try getting a Mothercare set (my friend bought the bassinet, car capsule and pram set for like $600). Fisher and price is the only one the stores here seem to suggest. Different states different opinions I guess.
     
  13. Betheney

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    i was always under the impression mothercare is the "cheap" option. But i could be under the wrong impression *shrug* i'm sure certain stores steer you away from brands they don't keep. I mean i worked in retail and i know i sure did. lol

    With the safe and sound don't buy the most expensive one (unless the cash is no worry) it's really really not necessary. They are just easier to adjust which IMO isn't worth over $100 more. They aren't more safe which is the only thing i'd pay extra for.

    Get on the safe and sound website and compare them all, i have this one http://www.babybunting.com.au/index.php/car-safety/75648.html and it's fab it was the cheapest one that still had that nice soft feel but that wasn't a silly compact one (i have a big car that can fit a bigger seat)

    <3

    Which one are you specifically looking at?
     
  14. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    all the safe and sound have the side impact thing. But the meridian air has a thicker cushion which they say adds more protection to side impacts. But seriously it's a cushion. Look on the Britax website and read between the lines of the silly gimmicky features.
     
  17. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    So we bought the Safe n Sound AHR ~ $415!

    Basically went for it, as it will last our 1 year old until she no longer needs a car seat.....

    But, I hate it :brat: For $415 I cannot believe you cant recline it, my DD is only just one & when she falls asleep in the car, she really doesnt look comfy & her head flops forward when we brake! :growlmad:

    Not happy with it at all ~ A one year old should be able to rest back & sleep comfy :sleep:
     
  18. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    I paid $40 for my Fisher & Price, it doesn't recline but it can go forward facing and rear facing, and has a newborn insert that can just come out when she is older :winkwink:
     
  19. KellyC75

    KellyC75 Mum of 4 <3

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    Girls ~ Im after some more advice please :flower:

    I am looking at buying mattresses (adult ones, not baby) But dont know which brands are good here in Australia?

    I am currently looking at Crown Royale & Sleepmaker....Any views? :sleep:
     
  20. Betheney

    Betheney Well-Known Member

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    I know the Sealy are good but I've seriously used 2nd hand ones forever.
     

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