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UPDATED:Essential Baby forums are closing on November 30

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For more than 20 years the Essential Baby forums have been a place where parents have come searching for information and understanding as they undertook one of the most important roles of their lives - raising children.  

Many who arrived found much more. One-time strangers have become lifelong friends whose support of each other has stretched well beyond the trenches of parenthood and into every part of each other's lives.  

Essential Baby is honoured to have played a part in these relationships over the past two decades, however a business decision has been made and sadly the time has come to close the forums. The Essential Baby website will still be your one-stop shop for all baby, kids and family news, and will still be the site you have all loved and treasured. 

With the last day of operation for the forums scheduled for October 30, I would like to thank everybody who has played a part in the success of forums including our administrators, moderators and members. I wish you and your families well and hope the friendships found here continue well into the future. 

Letitia Rowlands

Essential Baby, Editor

 
Edited by Sandra
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Chelli

Sadly, yes 😥

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Beanette

Wait, what? The forums are closing? Just after the huge redesign? 

Oh no 😭

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BECZ

Wow!

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Datrys

Wow.

I think that's an enormous loss, that can't be measured in terms of a business decision.

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Winter frost

Wow.

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Gudrun

Severely bad news.   EB is the forums.

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Sandra

Morning everyone

Firstly, we are saddened and sorry for this, for many if us this is a huge shock, and with only a week's notice to closing, please tell as many as you can so they can try download or copy as much personal stuff as they can. Many have important pregnancy, ttc and birth journey they will need to get. Usually there is a 2-3 month warning, but we have not been given this, so it is vital for as many to be reached as possible.

This is a very sad time for us.

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CrankyM

Noooo. Really? After all that work on the redesign and everything?

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blackcat20

What on earth? Why would you pull the plug on such a fabulous community?

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Mishu

I’m quite shocked by this decision, especially after the upgrade. What a loss :(

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dadwasathome

Well, screw you 9 Digital.

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Steggles66

Another reason not to watch channel 9!!!!!!

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Ozquoll

W H A T  T H E  f*** !!!!!

 

I mean, I knew it would happen sometime, but now? Right after an expensive upgrade? This is devastating, to lose such a great online community 😰

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laridae

But that's only like a week away! Omg, what will I do now that I can't "hang out" here. Whirlpool forums are far more restricted on what can be posted. Arrggg!

 

It's really the only reason I go to this website. If you get rid of the forums, there will be no reason.

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~Jolly_F~

So you upgraded the ****ing thing to close it?? 

**** you Nine!! Glad I don’t support you in any other way!!! 

 

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kshy

So disappointed- especially during these hard times that we are still facing 

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Mrs Zee

I'm so sorry. I don't drop by much these days but am forever grateful for friendships I made here that have strengthened outside of here, some of them remain my very closest and dearest friends. 

 

This will be an enormous loss to many. Thanks for all your hard work and support over the years team. 

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shocking spelling
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Soontobegran

I am so very sorry to all staff involved and more so to those thousands of members who 'needed' EB to survive.

This is such a miserable and costly decision, costly in terms of people's lives who will be left with such a void.

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Lees75

I am actually devastated :(

This place has been a big part of my life for  nearly 17 years. 

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Lucrezia Bauble

wow - good news for my productivity i guess, but bad news overall. I’m guessing PM’s will go into overdrive as people reach out to members and let them know other ways of contacting them. I guess facebook EB is still up and running? I never go to it though.

 

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Chelli
Just now, Lees75 said:

I am actually devastated :(

This place has been a big part of my life for  nearly 17 years. 

We are so sorry this is happening. I have been here for 19 years and this has been a huge part of my life.

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Green Sage

What??? After the updates and everything?? 😭😭 

I’ll have to spend the weekend copying my posts somewhere. 

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Wolf87

I am gutted. I don’t post much compared to some users but have been posting since back in 2013, when TTC #1. It was instrumental in getting me through those dark days.

Coming here is like coming to the local, familiar names, even if you don’t always engage. So sad. 

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Zeppelina
7 minutes ago, dadwasathome said:

Well, screw you 9 Digital.

This.

This is just awful. There are people here who are using these forums RIGHT NOW as a way of getting through this sh*tful year. I'm one of them. I can't believe the thoughtlessness, if not callousness, of this decision.

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