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Weekend alone

My partner is going away in a few weekends time to his friends wedding. It’s 4.5 hrs away and partners were not invited. He will be away Friday-Sunday. My son will be 14 weeks by then and I’m dreading it 😟 I was hoping my mum would be around to come and stay for some help but she’s just booked a holiday and will…

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Resentment

How do I get over my partner not being at the birth of our daughter because he was sleeping lol. My water did break randomly at 38 weeks 8:30am & she was born 2 hours later at 10:26am and he does live an hour away so it would have been really tight. But each time I think about it I get really upset because I gave bi...

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Weaning advice please

I bought these for my daughter as she is about to start weaning. As stupid as this sounds do I have to use it all at once? It says to place in hot water but if I open it and squeeze out the amount I want to give her am I able to use the rest later? Just it says to consume it straight away. Just with her starting out...

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Mum guilt

My baby is four months old and I’m off on a date tonight and leaving baby with his nana for a few hours I feel bad tho even tho I have never left him just feel like I’m a bad mum:/

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Nursery advice??

I’m looking for some advice. We’ve put my little boy (17th months) in nursery for 8 hours a week and he’s been going for a month now. I’m torn between whether I should keep him in or pull him out and try again in September once he gets 15 free hours. Everytime we drop him off he cries hysterically and clings to us...

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How to wean help

My husband who is a paediatrician ironically lol made me feel so stupid for trying BLW evevsue he said something like “are you ready to risk giving them foods they can’t even eat they don’t even have teeth! And you think she’s gonna eat that - she can barely hold it without slipping off her mouth!” And made me feel ...

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Can you serve frozen berries as they are after defrosted?

Stupid question probably but I've only used fresh berries but the quality sucks now so thinking frozen but he just likes them as they are as a snack. Can I do that once defrosted?

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Am I being OTT!?

My partner and I have recently had a baby. I'm a first time mum and he has 4 children from previous relationships. We're quite good in sharing our thoughts and communicate well, however I've noticed recently that he keeps using his past experiences to compensate for my worries. He will often walk around with our...

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Partner helping at home

I'm almost 35 weeks pregnant and have a 5yr old ( not my partners child so doesnt put much effort in i do everything) i worked full time self employed until around 20weeks .my OH works 8am-5.30pm mon-friday ...and does nothing once he's home weekends he's free to do what he likes...I'm exhausted and feel fed up plus...

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Just shouted at LO from the top of my lungs

**Please don’t tell me to speak to a health visitor or GP. ** He’s been whining the whole day, I’ve taken him out loads as it helps but he is very tired today. I couldn’t take any more whining and crying and he was screaming and I just shouted back to the point my voice nearly broke. I feel so embarrassed and I am ...

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Poooooop TMI

I was cleaning my son’s toy room.. I haven’t done it in a couple weeks tell me why I found a full on 💩 log in his toy box.. idk when and idk how… he isn’t potty trained so idk if he grabbed out of his diaper or took off his diaper and popped a squat in the box.. please tell me I’m not alone in this/ he is 3 years…

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I can’t cope.

I feel awful. My baby (3 months) won’t stop screaming. It’s been 3 days. He had his jabs on Monday. He was fine for a couple of days after. These are his second course of jabs. But I just cannot cope. He is screaming. Constantly. He is teething and having a growth spurt too. I find myself in tears and stressed const...

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Jury service

Has anyone had an excusal from jury service due to childcare? My daughter is 2 isn’t in nursery or have a child minder I have my partner looking after her Monday and Tuesday while I work in the morning but I have no childcare at all the rest of the week after I finish work and he goes to work for back shift.

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Claiming help?

So living with my partner(not married) so it’s classed as co-Habiting. I work 24 hours a week (paid for 22), the house is bought, so both name are on everything, can I be claiming uc? We have a little boy that’s why I do part time Thanks

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Moving away from being spoon-fed

Hi, I really need some advice please. My LO isn't putting food in her mouth yet, she is being spoon-fed everything. I spoke to the HV today about it and she suggested stopping feeding her and only giving her finger foods. But when I start doing this she won't be eating anything. So I don't know what to do.

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Toys?

Hey ladies, would love some recommendations for toys etc for my 14 week old. She has a matt and loves looking at mirror, has some rattles and black and white cards etc But feel she's getting bored and want something new for her. Any ideas? ❤️

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