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1 year jabs

My doctors just rang me & they need to book my little boy in for his jabs. I couldn’t help but feel so sad and my stomach just dropped. Any advice? How did it go for you? And was you little one ok after or was they not well?

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Self care

Actually, forget self care, I'm talking about basic hygiene. How is everyone managing to have a shower? 😂 Like a proper one with shaving and washing hair. My 6 week old just gets upset when she's been put down for longer than two mins and it's rare that I can put her down asleep during the day. You can't really…

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Popping

Hi all, Ftm here and I’m just wondering if it’s normal for our little ones to be grunting and straining when going for a poo? It may just be me overthinking!!

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Toys for a young baby.

My baby is 8 weeks old and as she's awake for longer and more mobile, flinging those limbs around. What type of toys are suitable for this age? I've got loads of black and white cards and pictures, but I would love something more stimulating. We got the most beige playgym🫣, so I'm after toys that she can hit things…

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Baby porridge

Hello! My baby literally just vomited so much after two little spoons... is it normal? 😭 He seems to only love very blended stuff and this porridge is very soft though... it's for babies!

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Newborn chocking and wheezing after food

Hi all, my baby is 4 weeks and she often chocks, coughs and wheezes after food. She also has often hiccups and spits up after food. Is this common? My doctor told me that could be reflux but he didn’t want to prescribe any medicines since he thinks this will go away on its own..

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Proper stinky…

Ok, sorry to be vulgar but I’m just going to have to say it as it is…my little boy farts…A LOT. Now I know babies fart don’t get me wrong but these farts really REALLY stink…his dad’s are nothing compared to this! I just wanted to know if anyone else was getting this from their little one? Do you think there is an u...

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Item ideas for baby play box

So I’ve read it’s a good idea to give baby a box of random household items to explore and play with. Any ideas on what items would be good/safe?!

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Strong smelling wee

Hey guys, just today my baby girl has got really strong smelling wee. Having to change her nappy a lot more often than usual as it constantly smells. Is there something wrong? What could cause this? She’s absolutely fine in herself and only noticed this today, she’s formula fed. FTM, nearly 5 months old. Not exper...

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Vomitting

My LO is almost 6 weeks old and for the last week, has started vomitting. It’s during feeds, during burping and sometimes a hour or so after a feed. We do paced feeding (bottle) with regular burping breaks, keep her upright for an hour after a feed, but nothing seems to help. I know reflux/vomiting is normal for bab...

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Calpol

My LO has just had his 3rd set of jabs and has been struggling with them this time! We have struggled to get any calpol in him as we normally give it in a teat bottle but he won’t even take that! Any one got any ways they have given it? Thanks all!

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Scared of bathtime

My baby is 11 months old and has developed a fear of bathtime (and general water). This started maybe two months ago and has gotten progressively worse. He is now afraid of even hearing the water running. Idk what to do to help him ease into it or why this is happening. Has this ever happened to any of y'all?

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Whole milk - poo colour change

We have recently changed the milk for my LO with the advice from the health visitor. She is currently taking three bottles of whole milk (cows) and her poo colour has changed to a very pale brown colour. Has anyone else experienced the same thing?

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CMPA - Please help

What are the symptoms of a CMPA in babies? I think my little girl has it but the doctors aren’t listening. Symptoms she has: - Bad reflux (thicken milk, carobel and gaviscon didn’t work) - Constipation - Poor weight gain (5 months old and she’s not even 13lbs) - Rashes/eczema - Fussy after feeding and someti...

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Bowel movement - formula fed

My 6 week old has not pooped in 5 days I’m starting to really worry that this could be something serious can someone tell me if this is normal???😫😫😫 her normal pattern is every 3 days anyway it’s never been consistent

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2 weeks baby girl with reflux

My baby is 2 weeks old and has reflux and is so unsettled and just wants to cuddle all day, HV has suggested using reflux milk as a last resort and try other things. Anyone else's baby had this, and what helped them?

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