Author: Baby Hints & Tips

Gifts to welcome newborn baby

Gifts to welcome new baby

Q&A: What are your go-to gifts to welcome new baby, other than the usual clothes, ?

c-section under general anaesthetic

C-Section under General Anaesthetic

Q&A: What were your experiences with c section under a general anaesthetic?

relactating

Tips for relactating

Q&A: I’d like to ask other mums who may have had a similar experience for advice on reestablishing breastfeeding. My son is just 10 weeks old and I am currently trying to reestablish breastfeeding after stopping for a little while.

Epidural Injection

Subsequent epidural injection after failure

Q&A: For my first birth I opted for an epidural and it was unsuccessful (only numbed my legs). I’m due with #2 in a few months and am tossing up whether to have another epidural or not.

stop breastfeeding to sleep

How to stop breastfeeding to sleep

Q&A: I am currently bf my 11 month to sleep and looking to stop. What methods have worked for u

baby refusing formula from bottle

Baby refusing formula from bottle

Q&A: I would love to mix feed but I literally get 30ml from both breasts if I’m lucky in an expressing session. Does anyone in a similar situation have some advice? How can I stop baby refusing formula from bottle?

How to put baby to sleep without rocking

How to put baby to sleep without rocking

Q&A: My 8 month old bf baby has always been fed on demand, fed or rocked to sleep and settled back to sleep on the boob at night. He used to Sleep through the night but since about 5 months he’s progressively waking more and more ( up to 4 times through the night). I need help with how to put him to sleep without rocking.

How to teach baby to self settle

Teach baby to self settle

Q&A: my 3.5 month old always needs to be rocked to sleep, will suck constantly on his thumb, boob or fingers but refuses a dummy. Would like tips on how to teach baby to self settle as he gets so restless if we don’t help him to sleep.

Nursery theme

Nursery themes

Q&A: What nursery themes did you do? Is it better to do a baby theme or wait and do a toddler room based on their interests later on?

baby wont keep hat on

Baby won’t keep hat on

Community advice to help with an 11 month old baby who wont keep their hat on. Suggestions include using a hat with a chin strap, persistence and more ideas.

Introducing dogs to babies

Introducing dog to baby

Q&A: Does anybody have any advice on introducing dog to baby? We have a lovely natured 18month old staffy but he’s still very playful. He’s great with bigger children but I’m apprehensive about introducing him to the baby

boost breast milk supply

How to increase milk supply

I need something to help with how to increase milk supply I have heard fenugreek is good and I’m trying constant breastfeeding. Anyone with ideas to boost breast milk supply please?

pregnancy after placenta abruption

Pregnancy after placenta abruption

I would love to hear from those who suffered a placenta abruption during pregnancy and have gone on to have other pregnancies. Just wondering what your experiences were in a pregnancy after placenta abruption.

fly in fly out

Returning to work with a fly in fly out partner

My question is for the FIFO partners out there. Did you go back to work part time or full time? How old was bub and did you find it ok?

Third degree perineal tear

Q&A: I am really in need of some ladies positive stories about how they healed and recovered after 3rd degree perineum tears?

Movement in second pregnancy

Q&A: How far along were you when you started to feel baby #2 move?

Preparing Bottles for Formula

Q&A: How do mums go about preparing bottles for formula? Originally I air dried after sterilising and used boiled bottled water from the fridge (my kettle takes hours to cool down).

Experiences when Milk comes in

Q&A: I only gave birth 4 days ago and my milk has just come in about a day ago. I haven’t been able to express or breastfeed due to the pain. Anyone else been through this? What were your experiences when milk comes in? Any tips would be appreciated as they are very painful

Oversupply of Breast Milk?

Q&A: Has anybody had an oversupply of milk? How did you deal with it/deal with baby being gassy and fussy, and choking/gagging on nipple?

How long after miscarriage did you get pregnant?

Q&A: Just wondering how long it took to get pregnant again after miscarriage.

Throwing food from the high chair

Q&A: My 9 month old baby is going through a stage of throwing food from the high chair to the floor. Does anyone have any gentle ways to discourage this?

Only feeding from one breast per feed

Q&A: Does anyone have experiences only feeding from one breast per feed? My 5mth old only has 1 boob per feed (every 2 hours) and she’s been like that since about 12 weeks. At around 12 weeks she would take the 2nd side after being burped from first side and would spew it all back. She’s just content on 1 per feed

Baby bump popping early

Q&A: I’m 14 weeks pregnant with baby number 2. The last two weeks my belly has really popped out and I feel this is very early. Did anyone experience your baby bump popping early with baby number 2?

Successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy

Q&A: I’m looking for stories on successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy resulting in the loss of a tube. Did you use IVF and if so, how many times? I’m considering another IVF attempt and after some genuine encouragement.

Young mum judgement

Q&A: I’m 23 and I have two kids. I’m married to their father but I find myself avoiding telling people that I’m a mum because of all the judgement. Has anyone else experienced young mum judgement? Sometimes I just don’t know what to say to people’s rude comments.

Boosting sex drive while pregnant

Q&A: Bit of an awkward question, but does anyone have any tips for boosting sex drive while pregnant? I’m pregnant with number 3 & my sex drive is at 10 below zero, lol.

Second Pregnancy Different To First

Q&A: I’ve just found out I’m pregnant with my second child and was wondering were people’s pregnancies different the second time around? I’m hoping so as my first pregnancy was really challenging.

Encouraging baby to feed both sides at each feed

Q&A: How can I encourage baby to feed both sides at each feed? He is a fussy feeder and now isn’t putting enough weight to make the health nurse happy.

Experiences with Inguinal Hernia

Q&A: I’d love to hear the experiences with inguinal hernia from other parents who are familiar with this surgery or have had similar experiences.

Heating and storing expressed breastmilk

Q&A: I would like to know after you have expressed breast milk what is best method for heating and storing expressed breast milk. Where is best place to store it? And what are the preferred heating methods?

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