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please help our almost 3 year old has soft stool which is preventing her from living a normal life this occurs anywhere from 3 to 10+ time per day
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After now seeing the CHICKENPOX first hand i wish i had known how violent they where then to find out possible health complications when girls are older! I appreciate it only lasted for a short time and there could be worse things but........
Should we vacinate our wee children to stop this nasty violent illness or do we get chickenpox for a reason and we have to roll with the punches?
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Monday, September 17, 2012 5:38 AM
"My personal belief is that we get the lesser illnesses to help our bodies to create their own anti-bodies which prevent us from getting worse. Chicken pox is one of those lesser illnesses that we get, Im not saying that its not serious as it IS, especially when we get huge nasty doses. What I believe is that if we vaccinate against everything then we're just going to end up with worse strains going around after that. For example, the flu vaccine for this year is for Last years strain of flu, whats the point in vaccinating against that when you've most likely had exposure to it anyway and built up those anti-bodies.
I DO believe however in vaccinating against MMR and Whooping cough, the more serious diseases. (I am not anti-immunisations by any means but I am all for Informed Choice)"
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Right around her first birthday our daughter started sleeping terribly at night. Although she'd go down well, she began waking numerous times every night and could be awake for hours while we did a nightly dance trying to get her back to sleep.
Monday, January 09, 2012 4:55 AM
"Hi, I got ours from Harvest Wholefoods in Auckland but I know you can buy them online, or here is a link to stockists. http://www.biotrace.co.nz/resellers.cfm"
I have a little boy who is 2years 3months. I have never had any problems with getting him to sleep(slept thru the night at 6weeks and had no problems with getting him to sleep in his big bed). We no longer have that luxury. Somebody please have some advice to spare please...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:44 AM
"Persavere it just a stage...its always just a stage:) Stay strong and stick to your guns and remember your the one that makes the rules not him! I would stick to your routine and close his door and ignore him or if he keeps getting out of bed say nothing pick him up and return to bed. We actually took the door handle off our toddlers bedroom for a few weeks, she cried and cried because she wanted to come out but eventually got that when its time for bed its time for sleep and now she is a legend at bedtimes again. Good luck and stay strong."
I had a C section and all went well apparently but I have never felt well since...help.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 1:05 AM
"Hi there I had an emergency c section with my son and they had to use staples (in case they had to go back in apparently) because they tore some of my stomach muscles. I still get sore quite a lot but your pain sounds a lot worse and i'd definatley speak to your doctor or even chat to your midwife who helped you after your c section. My son's now 26 months and I still get sore and I'm pretty sure the area has a target on it that only he can see because in a tantrum or even just playing he always kicks me there. A doctor is definitely the best way to go I think."
im looking for advice on my 2 year old son..
Monday, September 26, 2011 5:31 AM
"I would talk to your GP, both of my boys do/did the same sort of stuff and theyve now taken a good look at both kids and are doing assesments for adhd/asperges on my oldest and a variety on my youngest. It can be a sign of other probs, or it could just be a phase hel grow out of. Either way, the GP will send you in the right direction"
Worried about making that move into a big bed?
How old should my child be?
Will they stay in the bed?
Will they fall out of bed?
These are all important questions that we ask before making the plunge from cot to bed!
when my son was born i was so excited, i got put down alot as i am a young mum and people didnt think i could do it.. i proved then all wrong my son is....
Friday, June 10, 2011 3:35 PM
"I agree you are doing a great job. As a single mum with 4 kids at home aged from 12yrs down to 5mths let me reassure you the term terrible twos is a misnomer it usually starts at about 18 mths. My boys are 12yrs, 10yrs, 1yr 8mths and 5mths old and all but my 5mth old have started the same things at that age.
As for the ADHD suggestions, ignore them!! My 12 year old does have ADHD and I can let you know that no psychiatrist in their right mind will even test a toddler for it. They generally will not test before 7yrs of age, unless there is a family history of it, because toddlers have a lot of energy and they cannot get accurate results for it.
You will feel like some days are never ending but enjoy this time with him as before you know it he will be packing a bag for his first day at school.
Try keeping him in his cot for the night sleep and put him in his bed for his day time sleep if he still has one, or if you have the stamina for it, every time he gets out of his bed you put him back in it and simply tell him that he is a big boy now and needs to be in his own bed now, its hard but after a few nights it usually does work.
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Ive had three children and have no idea how to toilet train!
Monday, October 25, 2010 7:26 AM
"I have a girl who has just turned three (a week ago) and has only been trained for about 6 weeks! I waited until she was completely ready, could open doors by herself and go by herself. She loved the independence. One day, that was it, no more nappies just knickers! It took a week for the number twos to be done in the right place, I bought some towelling knickers from The Baby Factory ($5 each) which contain this so much better than normal undies. This meant I didnt have to wash pants as well! My advice, would be to just wait a few more months instead of stressing, mine just wasnt interested either!"