Kid Talk # 1
, Sep 12 2006 02:48 PM
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:48 PM
Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:39 PM
I'll chat with you Tracey
. Well as you can see from my sig< I have Mikhaela 7, and Angus 17 months on Sunday
Today I took Angus for his first haircut. He looks like such a little boy now. I will take a pic and post it later. He was really good, although he kept trying to see the scissors while she was cutting it
I came back to add these pics of his haircut.(Don't mind his junky eyes
He is talking all the time now. Some things are:
Bobble or Bubble- bottle
and the list goes on!!!!
Mikhaela is doing really well at school and she always has her nose in a book
well i must go for now as Mikhaela has left the back door open and angus is making a run for it
Edited by mummatucks, 12 September 2006 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:11 PM
Hoping to get some advice here girls.
Keira weighs 8kg (can't sit up) and yesterday I turned the car seat around to forward face even though it says not to until she is over 9kgs.
She loves it and I love our new position, but am I putting her more at risk now of danger?
The reason that I changed the seat around was because she was always stretching her neck out to check out whats going on and I thought if we got a tap up the bum she would get whiplash.
Also, do you put the car seat in the middle or would behind the passenger seat safer?
Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:13 PM
dena - I thought it was 8kg, I asked someone not long ago and I swear thats what they said, I am waiting for dh to do Liams, he is 8.7kg
Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:17 PM
People have said that you put the car seat in the middle and cars come with the anchor clip standard in the middle but ive got Alyssa and Kara on either side of the car cos Kara likes to pull hair and what ever else she gets her hands on.. It works well for me but i think the issue with that was something like airbags. I dont have airbags in my car so it probably doesn't apply..
As for turning the car seat around, I turned Kara's around when she was 6 months old when she weighed 8and a half kgs and she is so much happier now she can see things..
With Alyssa i didn't turn hers around until she was 11 months and she was 7 kgs... All kids are different but i suppose you do what you feel is safest at the time.
Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:27 PM
Dena: I am not sure of the exact rationale, but I always heard that it should strictly go on the babies weight, rather than age or height(until they are much older). Saying that I have known many people who have turned around earlier without any probs. Do what you feel comfortable with! You could always put in a call to KidSafe or the RAA if you wish to clarify. Here is
a link for youhttp://www.kidsafesa.com.au/index.php?page...+Safety+in+Cars
My girls are Aliyah (2.5) and Hannah (3.75). Having major issues with Aliyah toddler taming atm!! Granted she is sick but there are some things that I really need to get a grip on. She is a very bossy domineering little thing! Very organised and knows what she wants. Having some major stubborn moments lately and just feel that I am not consistent enough!! Doesn't help that I am managing her on my own for 95% of the time.
Hannah is basically good. She has changed so much in the last couple of months from being a timid cautious shy thing to being a little social butterfly and making friends wherever she goes. She is reaching the stage of kindy - starts pre entry next term, and I am sure she will continue to flourish.
Great idea Tracey, look forward to participating in this thread
Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:07 AM
Im Kys i have a DD bailey who is two and almost five months and a little boy on the way, atm we are having great fum with Miss B trying to push the boundaries to see what she can and cant get away with, lol gotta loves the twos! We are also having alot of success with TT she hasnt had an accidents for ages and only has a nappy on if we go out and at night and this week we have started to work on dry nighttimes. My DD loves dolls well her bubbas but then is also a tomboy at heart and loves cards and playing with her thomas trains and her wooden train tracks, ok enough about us look forward to getting to know some more sa mums
Dena i turned DDs around at about 4months as she was a long baby, i prefer for her seat to be in the middle for her sake in an accident but for easy to get her in and out (i have a small car) when she was younger she was behind the passenger seat. I say for her sake in an accident as chances are if you are involved in an accident around town it is more likely the car will be hit on the side, if the car is hit from behind the baby seat holds baby in place if hit front on again the baby seat hold and protects baby and windscreens wont shatter so there is no problem with that. I do know alot of car seat are better now then they used to be for side impact but they still arent perfect so ideally the middle seat is the way to go.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:21 AM
Sounds like our kidlets are all growing up wayyyyyyyyyy too quickly!!!!
My kidlets are at daycare today as i have to work this afternoon, well and this morning too but mine is only housework!
try going to the chemist and try the QV range of stuff. if u ask someone they will be able to help u as they have a lotion/ moisturiser, soap free bath wash/ and a whole heap of other stuff for sensitive skin as i used them with my daughter.
Good luck with it as it is all trial and error to u find what doesn't irrates his skin. Maybe even go to the docs as seen if he can be tested or seomthing as he may be allergic to something.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:57 PM
Tracey, try plain old sorbeline. Georgia skin is really dry and lately she has been scratching til it bleeds. We just use sorbeline morning and night and it is heaps better. I think it is our water that affects her skin as if she misses her bath for a few days it clears up heaps. OUr water seems to have a real stong chlorine smell to it and she gets the same sort of dry skin luke used to get after swimming lessons.
Edited by LisaDD, 13 September 2006 - 12:57 PM.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:28 PM
Just barging in to say.......I second what Lisa said Tracey. Liam has always had really dry skin on his legs and I use soberline. Especialy after a bath as the warm water dry's the skin out. For us, bubble bath is a big no no as it flars up excema for him. I also use the QV all natural bath wash from the chemist. His clothes I just wash as normal, but I dont use fabric softener. I hope his skin clears up in no time poor little sausage.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:22 PM
I just want to 'out' myself as a newbie to the SA threads! I have two kids, DS Jack will be 3 in Nov and DD Meg will be 1 in October! Both are just gorgeous, but DS is really testing his boundaries with us ATM.
I had to return to the work force full-time earlier this year and both kids went into full-time child-care. It was great for them, Jack just came along in leaps and bounds, he is such an independant and chatty little boy now. Now I'm a SAHM again and only have Jack in child-care 2 mornings a week. I just didn't have the heart to take him away from his new friends and carers, such a softie. The time I have one-on-one with Meg though is just lovely. I'm starting to get to know my daughter again! She waited until I was home full-time before she started crawling!
Devils Diva, I hear you with the Ducks!! Jack used to be obessed with them. He could spot a duck a mile off, in a book, on TV and on EB!
Ah, haircuts! Jack runs a mile when we mention the word! I'm terrible when it comes to hair, wouldn't be able to cut straight if my life depended on it. Mum cuts Jacks hair when she comes over from Vic, so sometimes it gets quite long in between visits! Meg's hair is lovely, but is growing quicker at the back than at the front. She hasn't required a haircut yet, but if it keeps growing like it is then she will be sporting a she-mullet!
This is a great idea for a thread! I've been feeling a bit lost the last week. It was such a huge adjustment going back to full-time work after 2.5 years, then another huge adjustment coming back home again full-time. I haven't been able to meet up with many mums since moving to SA, so I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. I do go to a great local playgroup, but am still getting to know people there. I can get quite shy at times
I won't post my sig as it is soooo old.. I'd better take a new piccie of the kids and post it. How fancy have the sigs got though since the last time I posted on EB! They are all just fantastic!
Looking forward to more chats with you all,
Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:50 PM
Well for those that don't know, my name is Saira and I have 3 children.
Olivia 5, Nicola 3 and Liam 7 months
Olivia is in reception and is doing fantastically well, her fave thing to do at school is playing on the monkey bars, if you could see the blisters... She is going great with her reading and has me reading up to 3 books a night with her!!!!
Now thats getting harder and harder as one of the books she brought home yesterday had 43 pages in it
Nikki has just started Kindy one day a week, which she really loves and asks me everyday if she can go, not long now til she is there 3 days a week. She also goes dancing to, and looks adorable in her dresses.
Nikki is defenetly my most challenging child. She gets bored easily likes to push my limits pushes her sisters limits too, at the moment there are more bad days than good, right now I think its down to her ears, she is so deaf right now its not funny.
Liam is 7 months old. Not doing alot, still not rolling yet, but goes great in his walker and likes to stand a bit now and his sitting is getting better, he is a very happy baby and loves his family heaps, you can just tell, he thinks his big sisters are great.
Phew well I think I've gone on enough.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:07 PM
Ok I think I might add my 2 cents worth...
My Name is Danielle (Dani) I have 2 kiddies Jade is 5 and Madison is nearly 3 (Nov).
Jade is in reception and is going really well, she loves her reading and spelling and is such a little princess.
Madison is going great too... Everything is "Gitty" (pretty), and apart from calling me "Dani" instead of mum all is well.
Look forward to chatting more.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:09 AM
Hi - just a quick intro for now
My name is Jaimie, I'm a SAHM to 2 kids - Ethan just turned 3 and Kaitlyn, who is nearly 5 months.
Ethan is my gorgeous boy. He's just starting to test my boundaries recently. Am trying not to give an inch, but is hard sometimes. He used to be a Wiggles fanatic but is recently jsut getting into Thomas and trains - makes a nice break from all those bloody DVD's I have to endure!! LOL Having a few problems with TTing, but hoping to get it sorted in the next few months.
Kaitlyn is my little princess. She's teething ATM so is a bit grizzly most days poor little mite (although those that have met her prolly wont believe me
). She was
sleeping through, but the last couple of nights she's been waking up early hours for a feed. I think it's because during the day she's only having half bottles - due to her teething i suspect. Have tried her on solids - she wolfed down rice cereal the first week, and i tried her on some other stuff but she's not interested. Again, I think it's teething related. Will keep offering it to her though
Anyway - that's my spiel on my little cherubs. Will chat soon
Posted 14 September 2006 - 10:02 AM
Hi Girls!! Do you mind if I join your thread??
My name is Rebecca, I'm 22 and my son Kai is 15 months old. I'm getting married in 8 weeks which I'm stating to get very nrevous about LOL!
Kai has his fourth molar coming through atm and woke up 5 times the other night... I was a walking zombie on wednesday!!
Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a chereb who's testing the bounderies!! Tantrums are rife around here atm!! We had a corker at Kindergym the other day... If I was the sort that was worried about what others thought I would have been so embarrassed!!
Well sorry to cut this short and for the lack of personals but I currently have a toddler wrestling me for the mouse!! Have a great day girls!
Edited by kai's_mummy, 14 September 2006 - 10:03 AM.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:35 PM
Hi Everyone.. Thought i might interrupt this thread with the need for some advice..
Alyssa is toilet trained but i have issues with her in the night.
When i put nappies on her in the night, she is dry as anything in the morning. When she goes free, she saturates her bed. Its like she senses having it on her bum or not....
Ive tried dry nites and she takes them off in the middle of the night !!! grrr... Im baffled..
I have no issues with my dear little Kara as of yet...
Still waiting for teeth but the process isn't bothering her.. And still waiting for her to crawl but she's happy either way..
Thanks for listen to my dribble
Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:32 AM
Hey Tracy. no advise as i'm having the same problem with Blake. He went three nights with no pullups on and last night wet the bed. Everytime I think i'll stop putting pullups on him cause they are dry in the morning, he'll wet the bed.
He'll get the hang of it when he's ready I guess.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:18 PM
Mmmm, have just finished sharing a 'sprinkle' donut with Jack. I was a bit annoyed that he licked off the sprinkles and icing, THEN gave me the donut! I love the icing too! Ah well, the sacrifices we mums have to make!
Can't give any advice with regards to TT I'm afraid. My 2 are both in nappies and Jack shows no interest in being TT. In fact, he insists he wants to stay in nappies. I've bought some jocks for him so this summer we will try with a vengance!
Best be off to give my crawling 'cyclone' Meg a bottle!
Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:57 PM
Thought I may do my post in here finally
Good title Tracey
Most of you know me but for those that don't. I am Kristy, mum to Brett almost 13, Jayden almost 10, Thomas almost 4 and Alyssa almost 1. And me I am almost 30!!!!!!
I work part time. Im married. Kids are very sporty so busy a lot! Thats me in a shell!
Boys are all good. Brett is at SAPSASA cricket trials now. Jayden had Lacrosse lat night. Footy season is over, cricket season about to start.
Thomas is good. Nearly 4. I got phone call today that he has got a place at Andrews Farm Kindy. Starts pre-entry next term on fridays.
Alyssa was good. She is sick again and I am p*ssed off. I not long ago sent an email to the director of their kindy. Not going there but not happy at all.
She is 1 in a few weeks. Take steps here and there. She can stand unaided and as of yesterday can stand from the ground by herself unaided with nothing to pull herself up. She just has to learn when she takes steps not to lean forward and walk so fast. More to balance whilst taking steps. She is too eager,lol.Tracy
Does she wake when she wets or continue to sleep? If she stays asleep then maybe you need trainers for a bit longer, if she wakes up then you may need to get rid of the trainers. She will wet to make sure you put them on. I had same with some of mine, they wanted the convenience of them. Got rid of them, had a week of sheets to change and they stopped. Even had a sticker chart for one of them as soon as he had 7 stickers in a row he got a toy at shops. Did it twice, never had a problem after that. Worth a go maybe.Kai's mummy
All the best with the wedding. How exciting Jaimie
It can be a trying age, three. They just have so much energy to burn and want to be preoccupied so much! Hope Kaitlins teeth come through quick so she is back to eating,etc quicker. Hate teething!Dani
Omg does she. Lol. Saira
How long until her app? Hope its gets fixed soon so she can hear again. Liam is just too adorable. Not much more I can say about him,lol.Mellae
Hello! Join us in Lets chat too to chat. We have regular meets if you want to get together, the kids have a ball. What direction do you live in? What type of work did you do? Nosy me sorryTracey
Bugger to hear about Rileys skin. Brett was also a sufferer of ezcema (still has it sometimes). He was bad as a toddler. Firstly DO NOT use the bubble bath. Stick to baby baths or nothing at all. Even baby shampoo makes bubbles under running water. Keep soaps simple. Not all the nice smelly ones and also your detergent (that was Bretts biggest one) I had to use liquid detergent not powder, no matter how small the powder set him off and as it was in clothes, sheets, etc was always against his skin.
Hope it eases soon. Dena
I turned ALyssa's seat around a long time ago. I didnt go on weight (I know) but I felt I knew when it was time. I have Alyssa's seat in the middle,Thomas's seat behind me. Boys in other seats. Which is front and middle or middle and back (in 4wd)Kylie
How cute is Angus. Great to hear the conjunctiviits is cleared now. Cute talking too.
Ok this post has taken like 2 hrs,lol. Been doing all sorts of stuff. Dinner,cleaning, have to get ready now as I am going out for dinner in an hour and havent started and still have to drop Jayden at disco,lol. Typical of me hey!!! Dh is picking up brett now. Kinda glad tutoring was cancelled,lol. Not enough time tonight (friend ill). He is doing some in his books though so not wasted time.
Have a great weekend.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:46 PM
ok, a quick intro from me.
Mel 29, mum to Liam 5 and a half, Blake 4 and bubs #3 due March 07.
Liam just started Reception this term and is going fantastic. I can see the little changes in him already (growing up wise.) His favourite things to do are drawing (he is a budding artist!) and playing on the older kids playground at school. Most of the time he is very caring and loving, although since he started school he has come home rather bossy. (nothing time out in his room doesnt fix.)
Blake who turned 4 about a month ago has become my little angel since I finished full time work. He goes to kindy 4 mornings a week and it's really stimulating for him. In the afternoons we really get to spend quality time together before picking Liam up. We make lunch together, read books, play with his toys, and if i'm tired I lay on the lounge next to him and put a dvd on. About 10 times a day he comes and asks for a hug and tells me he loves me. (so sweet)
I really think he is lapping up my attention as I have worked full time since he was 18 months old, and he was at home with his dad or in childcare or with my MIL.
Things will be ok next year when bubs comes as he will be almost starting school. YEY! Then I will have lots of 1on1 time with the baby.
Will I go back to full time work everyone has been asking? Not sure.. I still work at home doing design/typesetting for the printing company I am at, only when they are busy and need me. Lately it has only been 6hrs a week. Not that we need 2 incomes right now, but I wanted to keep my foot in the door (so to speak.) We will just cut back on our holidaying and spending One day when I get motivated, I will start my own business from home.
ok, thats is really enough dribble from me! lol Cool thread by the way Tracey.
Sorry no personals tonight, am tired as usual.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:46 PM
Thought I better come back! Have been at work last couple of days so not much EB for me!! Aliyah has been much better now she is over her cold but has her moments. Having issues with TT. Tried a couple of months ago had some success but gave up as she turned it into a whole attention seeking thing - wanting to go every two minutes even after a success. Now she is indicating wanting to try again - taking off her nappy all of the time etc, asking to go the toilet but once you get there to help her she has changed her mind or will only sit there for a few seconds. So again it all about the attention! Don't like to get too cross with her about it as don't want her to associate the toilet with negativity. Just don't know what to do.
Kristy: Sports must keep you very busy! My girls are starting dancing next year which I know they will love but I know it will be the beginning of the end of my Saturday mornings
. Hannah starts pre entry next term too.
Mellae: Welcome! LOL re the donut! Mummy just gets scraps
Tracey83: I haven't even tried to night train Hannah - she is absolutely soaked in the mornings! I have decided I will try in the summer holidays and her sister at the same time - I am planning on buying a couple of those "kylies" waterproof lambswool sheets for their beds in preparation.
Tracy: Good luck with Rileys skin - I also have an excema child
Kais mum: Welcome. Know about the toddler wrestling with the mouse, I can hardly get on at all during the day due to this! Those molars are so horrible!! Such a relief when they finally get them all through though. I had three and a half years straight of teething - so glad it is now over.
Jaimie: It is a pain when you just get used to sleeping again and they go get a tooth!! The joys of motherhood.
Saira: Hope Niks hearing improves soon - does she get lots of ear infections.
Thats all from me atm!
Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:53 PM
Kristy - Once she wets the bed, she wakes up, comes in my room to show me and puts her wet undies and pants in the washing machine and asks me for new undies. Then she sleeps in our bed cos her bed is wet
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