Natalie JohnsSadly I don't remember the first time I held my daughter as I was a bit looped on medications, but I remember clear as day when she came out (C-section) and then they placed her face on my chest and I gave her, her first kiss. That I will remember always5 hours ago · 1
Sue GilesDespite having a c section and feeling really anxious all the way through!When they put my baby girl on my chest for skin to skin it was worth all the trauma!ðŸ˜Šâ¤3 hours ago
NBB question from Mel: How do other mums balance work and kids? I feel so torn between trying to balance both!!! If I'm at work I think about the kids and if I'm at home I'm thinking about work! Help! ... See moreSee less
NBB question from Lara: My partner and I miscarried over a year ago, we recently fell pregnant yet I am riddled with fear that it may happen again. Looking for inspiration from other mums that have maybe been through something similar. Thanks <3 ... See moreSee less
Caitlin Amy MaguireBeen through exact same Lara. I was very anxious when i fell pregnant again.
I just got referrals from a doctor to go get ultrasounds in the early weeks when i needed reassurance.
But now have a beautiful 7month rainbow girl....
Once i got passed the 12 weeks i felt completely at ease ðŸ˜€
Chin up hun, im sure it will work out fine this time round x10 hours ago · 2
Emily FisherIt's okay to feel that way I am 15 weeks pregnant now with first after 2 miscarriages and 2 years of trying, I was so nervous and scared that this one would be another disappointment but it was meant to be with about to start ivf we conceived 2 days before we started, try not to stress you and your body out just know your pregnant and remain happy :) I also tried some natural De stress remedies like going for a walk, yoga and warm showers I'm sure it will all be good :)8 hours ago
Jade MurialHi Lara, my partner and I miscarried last yr in September then fell pregnant again in January this yr. We now have a 2 week old gorgeous girl, even though it was really hard when we lost our baby it was amazing to finally hold our girl 2 weeks ago. Try your hardest not to stress with the pregnancy and try and enjoy it as much as you can. Hope all works out :)7 hours ago
Cynthia CartierI had the same last year. I fell pregnant exactly a year after my loss. I am now almost 7 months pregnant with a perfectly healthy baby. I was worried the first few weeks but after seeing the scans and hearing positive feedback from the doctors I was filled with hope. The best advice I can give is don't stress, make sure to listen to doctors any advice they give you; and take your prenatal it will help strengthen your lining to support your baby. I'm not sure how far along you are but try to stay as healthy as possible to help your rainbow baby along; and stay strong as hard as it is focus on the new baby and enjoy the little one growing inside. & Congratulations!! :-)8 hours ago
Kandace WaitI have 3 kids.. Fell pregnant with first she's nearly 10 fell pregnant 2 years later miscarried, fell pregnant a month later he's 7 fell pregnant a few years later and miscarried again, fell pregnant a couple years later he's now 1! Everyone has 5 bad eggs basically meaning u can miscarry 5 times! I can't remember the word they use! Just remember Stressing won't do you or Bub any good. Just take it easy and listen to your body â˜ºï¸9 hours ago
Rachel MaddoxI had 2 kids, then 2 miscarriages, then had my 3rd child, another 4 miscarriages, and now I'm 15wks pregnant with my 4th child. With this one I basically flat out refused to lift anything or do anything until the safe period after 12wks. I didn't even announce until over 13wks. The fear is there during the first trimester all the time though9 hours ago
Chelsea ThompsonI had two miscarriages last year. Absolutely killed me. I am now five and a half months pregnant again, and things are looking good this time. I am still riddled with anxiety, and every day I worry that something is going to go wrong. You just need to take it day at a time, and have faith things will be ok8 hours ago
Azaria Violet SmithI had a horrible miscarriage, was told the baby was deceased to then he told the baby was alive about 3 times over until they finally decided it wasn't developing any longer, they told me that my body would miscarry naturally when it was ready, it wasn't until another 2 months later that I finally miscarried the baby, ended up in hospital due to the amount of blood lose. I fell pregnant 2 years later and my entire pregnancy I was beyond anxious that something was going to happen, I put off buying baby stuff and didn't tell anyone I was pregnant until I was 20 weeks because of how terrified I was that I would loose him. I regret all that so much now because I have a beautiful, healthy and happy 5 month old son and I wish I had opened up earlier to everyone and had support from the beginning! Just keep thinking positively! Miracles do happen and rainbow babies are extra special ðŸ’—7 hours ago
Tahnee KeegelI lost my lil girl in 2014 at 22 w 1d and i now have a beautiful 23 week old girl.. stay positive.. there is always a rainbow after a storm....ðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜ all expectant mothers are anxious so its normal for you to be extra anxious......5 hours ago
NBB question from Sasha: Hi, I have an 11 hour drive coming up which I'd like to do in one day. It will be me and my bub who will be 3 months old at the time taking this journey. Any tips or advice for such a long car journey with a little one? ... See moreSee less
Cassandra ReichsteinMy bub has just done 3500 ks in the car and still have about 1500 ks to go we stop every 3 hrs for feed and pull up for witching hour for the night. Bub is 3 1/2 months old. Plan on extra time at stops13 hours ago · 3
Taryn GrayTake very regular breaks for feeding, changes and cuddles out of the car seat with you. Plan for a longer stop here and there and out bub down for tummy time to help decompress and move their muscles.
A mirror and even a mobile in the back so they can see themselves/you and have something fun to look at.
Take mountains of wipes...
Several changes of easily accessible clothes in case of spit up and poo explosion.
Garbage bag for used nappies and wipes.
I recommend playing music/radio low or not at all so you can hear if bub is in distress/choking on spit up etc.
Bib on bub after doing up straps to catch spit up and avoid having it all over straps and chest of clothes.
Don't dress bub too warmly as they can get quite hot in a capsule and overheating is thought to be a cause of SIDs14 hours ago · 8
Claire GoodwinPlan to make a few stops for feeding, changes, stretching/ lying on their back, tummy time, playing, cuddles. Make sure your nappy bag is stocked and have a couple of extra changes of clothes on hand. Don't dress them too warmly as capsules can get quite warm, especially if they are spending a lot of time in them travelling.13 hours ago · 1
Bronnie GriffithsWe drove to South Australia from Victoria (during summer) when my baby was 6 weeks old. She was on formula however but we just timed the trip fed her when she was due, changed and had the aircon on low to maintain the car temp and blacked out the back. She slept majority of the way, the last hour or so she was over it. Good luck13 hours ago · 1
Yarramie ParkMine lil fella was 3/4 weeks and feeding every 3-4 hours i just had pack lunches so didn't need to stop near a food place the trip normally takes me about 12 hrs solid but took 17 with feed stops10 hours ago
Emmaline Valerie JanMake sure you stop for regular nappy changes. Over full nappies make big messes in cars9 hours ago
Ana Maria Strugar-RosalesRemember that for safety is recommended that your baby spend not longer than 2 hours on the car seat12 hours ago · 1
Brooke DenmanStop often to feed and comfort and nappy change. It's gonna be hard! X13 hours ago · 1
NBB question from Aayesha: I had my ultrasound and didn't get a perfect shot of the gender of my baby as baby was not showing interest ðŸ˜› Any thoughts or guesses if the gender is it a boy or a girl? Thanks! ... See moreSee less
Casey McCoolI literally can't even put together the picture of a baby ðŸ˜³
I'm no help16 hours ago · 70
Sheree MethamHave a surprise. I did and it was the best thing we ever did. So amazing to find out we had a boy when he was put on my chest. Best moment of my life. ðŸ’™14 hours ago · 13
Latoya SorensenWhat was the heart rate ? Supposedly if it's higher than 140beats your carrying a girl & if it's lower it's a boy ? I used this to guess my two pregnancies before I found out their sex and it was spot on.16 hours ago · 10
Kirstyn Rebecca GlassIts very blurry, is this an actual pic of the pics they gave you? If it is to get a clear shot put a coin on the edge for the camera to focus on... I think girl though...8 hours ago
Emily ElliottYour'e having a baby. What should matter is if they're healthy and growing as they should. Boy or girl is irrelevant. Let it be a surprise2 hours ago
TIna ZervosHeart rate irrelevent. Ive heard girls r faster. Not in my case... U cant get a definitive result by heartrate... Get another ultrasound later on..2 hours ago
Chantelle WilliamsId be patient. I was told the heart rate beats theory and I'm having a girl and its low.15 hours ago · 3
NBB question from Sasha: My son is 7 weeks old and breastfed and I've been told that when BF baby can go up to 5 days without any bowel movements. We are on day 5 now and he looks like he is in discomfort. I've massaged, bicycled his legs and given him warm baths. Does anyone have any other remedies to make him do a poo? ... See moreSee less
Amanda GregoryOur record is day 15 before our little man went.. Our paediatrician says it's completely normal in a exclusively breastfed baby to only go 10-12 days so only x3 poos a month. Just means your little one is taking everything from your milk and doesn't have any wastage.1 day ago · 2
Kristen SorgiovanniMy son is 4 weeks and were on day 4 of no poo.. but he is having griping pains.. so ive given him gripe water.. seemed to relieve almost all of the discomfort.. he then slept 8hrs! Hahahaha1 day ago · 1
Sarah HarrisonOkay so above is sooooooo many things that have worked for mums and that's awesome, we all have our individual preferences and experiences.
For the record , mines coloxyl drops & the brauers natural range.
BUT if you start trying all these said things you won't know what is actually working and not working. If your going to try something, try one and see how it goes and go to the gp.
So please keep that in mind .
Also the water/ milk with brown sugar could possibly work, however used regularly will cause problems not only with rotten teeth/ gums (and yes it can start this young) but you can also open yourself up to your little one only taking a bottle that's sweetened1 day ago · 2
Candice-Anne WaltonMy little girl is exactly the same, has been since birth and she's now 4 months. I know when she is about to poo cause she will struggle and sometimes for a few days...kicking her legs out, pulling them up, pulling off the boob...it's actually painful to see her do this. I recently spoke to my midwife about what to do, and asked about sugar water and if that would help...she said it wouldn't hurt. About 8 hours later from giving her just a sip she pooped and is so content now. It was suggested to me, and I asked a medical professional before going ahead with it...1 day ago
Kate EddiehausenMy daughter went almost 2 weeks between poos while exclusively breastfed. As long as they don't strain or have hard poos it should be ok. If he's struggling to poop a bit of brown sugar in water through a syringe might help.1 day ago
Mia Rose SmithHave you considered what you're eating and drinking? Breastfeeding mums should have around 2.5L water a day. Also, try's green smoothie in the morning. Cut out caffeine and alcohol and possibly simple carbs for a while and watch the difference :)1 day ago · 3
Katrin Kate NeidahlHad 10 days without a poo with my now 4 month old. If he's in discomfort that might just be a sign he's about to have a poop soon. That's a new thing for bubs they need to experience first. Never heard about one that had constipations when bf. Still have an unsettled Baby up to 3 days before she poops. :) don't worry to much. If he has wind it helps to give him a warm bath or boil water and cool it down and give him a sip warm water. That helps mine. Good luck.1 day ago
Vicky HucksonAt the hospital we were told that it can be normal for purely breastfed babies to only poo once a week. My son is adjusted 11 weeks now (actual 19 weeks) and he still only goes once a week. The day before he's usually pretty cranky but the paediatrician didn't seem overly concerned when I spoke to him about it.1 day ago
Joanna CroweMy bub is 8 weeks old, breast fed and has 100ml formula before bed. She only does a bowel movement once every 7-8 days. I think it's pretty normal. When it getting close to poo time she does start straining for a few days and her farts start smelling. The last time she did one we were at baby massage (concentrating on stomachs) and she did a huge one, she hadn't been in 7days. My dr says it's completely normal.1 day ago
Megan DonnellyI boil up prunes and water and give my bub about 20ml once cooled, but if that doesn't work we use glycerine suppositories which work a treat and are very gentle, our Bub doesn't feel a thing and they work almost immediately or within an hour1 day ago
Sarah ChemelloWhile i was breastfeeding my now 6 month old he went 7 days without poop just means bub is taking everything out from your milk. Just book in see your GP or go to child health nurse just to chat they might have a few tricks up their sleeve but i would say bub is fine1 day ago
Elise Gwen WallisI had this problem with my little one and it was nearly 10 days before seeing and chance of poo so i spoke to my grandmother who had 7 children and she suggested honey and warm water in a bottle and i tell by morning he emptied out pretty quick!1 day ago
Jade JadeI had the same problem with my boy (now 13 weeks). He was pooping at least once a day then all of a sudden nothing for 10 days and then only once every 3-4 days. After trying everything I completely cut dairy out of my diet 4 days ago and he has pooped 5 times in the last 2 days.1 day ago
Melinda CleaverMy youngest had the same thing happen. I tried everything, even drank pear juice hoping to pass it on. Ended up taking him to the hospital and while we were waiting he did 2 massive explosion poos lol1 day ago
Beth NielsenNormal for up to 10 days for breastfed babies. They use every scrap of breast milk for their rapidly growing bodies. Don't be too concerned- as long as there are plenty of wet nappies.1 day ago
Gemma DuursmaAs long as you have wet nappies (from #1s), two weeks can be normal for some bubs.
Only reason to stress is if not having wet nappies :)1 day ago · 1
Kelsey PalmerLittle bit of pear juice, add 2 tablespoons of epsom salts to bath water :). My lo (4 month old) is in the same boat and that seems to be working for us :). Im finding that my little one is a bit dehydrated too so giving extra water1 day ago
Tamara MathewsMy daughter went 10 days without a bowel movement when BF. I have her a few teaspoons of some prune juice (made my own) and seemed to help1 day ago
Gemma EvansThey can go 10 days without a BM.
Please be careful with giving water & brown sugar, I'd wait a day or two then book in to see GP for guidance.1 day ago · 1
Natalie KellwayMy midwife told me breast fed babies can go up to 14 days without pooing. Its still healthy but can be uncomfortable for them1 day ago
Debra GriffinIf bubs is only on breastmilk I wouldn't worry, he is likely just using it all and doesn't have any waste. Totally normal when breastfed.1 day ago
Nicky Murray 'Casper'I use coloxyl for babies for my 4 month old. It works fantastically. My bub has had constipation issues from day one and the coloxyl really helps :)1 day ago · 1
Nicole JohnstonMy 5 month old only poo's once a week. She is exclusively breastfed. Its never hard. Always soft. Breastmilk does not make alot of waste product unlike formula. I wouldn't stress.1 day ago
Jessica PhillipsWow I had no idea babies could go this long without a poop. My BF baby still poops between 7-10 times per day.1 day ago · 2
Janelle JohnsonI've been told Infant friends can help! â˜ºï¸ all the best!1 day ago · 2
Chantelle PfeifferI found grabbing a baby wipe and giving their little bum a rub. Sounds grose but it works lol1 day ago · 1
Jess ElizaI've found that if I have some spicy food (jalapeÃ±o's to be exact) or a garlicky meal it helps them go ðŸ‘ðŸ»ðŸ˜‚1 day ago
Milica BircakovicJadranka Brankovic other babies not going for a week also x1 day ago
Sharyn MooreI think my boy went close to 3 weeks without a bowel movement. He's now 19 months with no issues!1 day ago
Ursula WallMake sure he is getting enough nutrition. Mine did that and it turns my milk wasn't nourishing him: he was loosing weight and not pooing for ages.1 day ago
Amy Cottle30mls of warm water and a tea spoon of brown sugar, should get things rolling, my midwife told me that tip just a week ago :)1 day ago
Vanessa MonkMy bub use to go up to 10 days
Without a poo. My MCHN told me to do nappy off time and keep boobing him.1 day ago
Steffi ElinorA little bit of water and sugar works for my daughter when shes constipated and hasn't pooed in days1 day ago
Jess Mitchell30mls of water is what is recommended for bubs this young. Generally works within a couple of hours.1 day ago
Anita ParkerI was told by midwife water between feeds... i also use coloyxl1 day ago
Kelly O'Brien10 ml of boiled and cooled camomile tea.. works a treat and good for wind too1 day ago
Jill DoverMy eldest could go 8 - 10 days before doing a poo. My youngest could do 6 in one day. I'm sure your little one is perfectly fine. ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Jessica TaylorHahaha, 16 days is our best so far! Pediatrition said it was fine, worst he had seen was 25 days!1 day ago
Melissa HoneyI use infants friend for both my little ones n it always works a treat!1 day ago
Haley Matthews30mls of water with a teaspoon of brown sugar worked for my son. There is also drops you can get from the chemist.1 day ago · 1
Lisa ClowesMy son is like that and still is at 19 months exculsivly breast feed of course food as well1 day ago
Kristen Lunny LunnInfants friend is my life saver!! I swear by it and it's been around for years my mum said she used to use it when I was a baby (26 years ago ðŸ˜‰)1 day ago
Isabelle JepsonI gave 30 mls of warm water and she went within an hour! She was on day 8 at that stage x1 day ago · 1
Kay MeizerPut Bubs on their tummy with their knees tucked up after each feed. Should go by end of the day.1 day ago
Madeline JohnsonTry prunes or pears yourself... me eating these helped my breastfed bub1 day ago
Rebecca KayKatie Sabjan Hannah Earl interesting I didn't know this about breastfed babies! You prob do already tho Katie lol1 day ago
Jade StormbornBabies can go up to two weeks without bowl movements when breast fed. If on formula it should be daily.1 day ago
Emily RoebuckI found giving my bub a bottle makes her poo she also is breast fed1 day ago
NBB question from Renay: Lately my partner and I have been fighting over money almost daily, he thinks I need to go back to work! My daughter is only 6 months old and I'm not ready to leave her. Can anyone recommend companies that employ people to work from home? I considered places like Avon but that isn't the kind of work I am looking for. I want to work for someone, not have my own company. TIA ... See moreSee less
Jennie ElstonHave you ever thought about working nights. I will work nights at woolworths when i return to work next year after having my son. Ill do 7pm to 12pm not full-time only part time. It gives us the extra money but still allows me to be at home during the day to look after my son. My hubby is happy to look after our boy at night.1 day ago · 8
Jemma Louise MagnusI quit my job a week before we were married and moved in together in the country. By the time I had settled I was pregnant so getting a job wasn't a option. By the time I considered getting a job I was pregnant again! So we have been on one income for nearly four years. If you're not ready to return to work, can you change parts of your lifestyle so you can live off one income as much as possible. You can also get family tax benefit etc if you don't already.1 day ago · 5
Kaitlin BottJust be mindful that if you are working for another company from home, it might be hard to be able to fully focus on work with your baby. I've been studying since my son was 6 months old and it can get very difficult some days to even just sit for an hour and not be interrupted.1 day ago · 1
Emily FoonWhat do i do for a living when u go back? I went back when my daughter was 6 months as we didn't have a choice. I was very lucky but i work from home 1 day a week (you could ask for more) check out the fair work trading website it tells u if ur eligible to work from home (which you are) however there are certain things that youhave to have approval from ur manager meaning u can work from home as many days im guessing but it cant disrupt ur team and has to be manageable all that. :) good luck!1 day ago
Heather BosevskiGoogle 'work from home' and you should get some options.
If you are IT savvy, Apple often advertise for tech support.
Otherwise Suncorp bank often have inbound customer support positions where you can choose your hours between a certain time and answer incoming calls. They require you to actually 'go into work' occasionally but I'd say it's pretty worth it.1 day ago
Courtney Rebecca Van DammeI went back to work after my baby was 5 days old. It's hard but it can be done. I have a lot of help from family to help me look after bub while I'm at work. I'm currently back at work full time and she is 6 months old. Have you also tried looking at places that hire and have daycare options? Or you can take your baby to work with you?1 day ago
Christy-lee TownsendI deliver newspapers weekly. Its easy work, and you work at home. Pay aint much though, but it pays as much as i was getting after paying for childcare for the two days i was working.1 day ago
Henrietta HannemannThere's a few places that do recruitment just for mums returning to work, they might have some WFH options! Try Just Mums Recruitment or Career Mums1 day ago
Candice Louise DaviesI understand totally I'm going back to work when my Bub is 4 months!! We have no choice :(1 day ago · 3
Danielle CurrieCould you try delivering catalouges? Put baby in pram and walk around delivering.1 day ago
Stacey HamlynCheck out It Works Global. It is you own business but you don't have to buy a kit or do parties like Avon and that. It's mainly a bunch of stay at home mums networking on social media. I do it and I love it. This is my page if you want to check it out ðŸ˜€
m.facebook.com/staceyhamlynitworks/1 day ago
Samantha BentleyWhen my son was newborn we literally put a tablespoon of olive oil in his bath and that was it. Also used to only wash him every 2 or 3 days (unless there was a nappy explosion)
Now he's almost 2 and he has a bath every night and we use Gaia products.1 day ago · 4
Renee Spiteri-ElturkAvoid johnsons if you can... It's good for one thing, stripping makeup out of your dirty brushes. So imagine what that could do to your bubs skin. Use natural kinds of products is my advice ðŸ™‚2 days ago · 7
Janelle HicksDermaveen baby products are great! I don't use baby powder, so others? I read the article, it said use cotton bud to clean eyes, but I was told not too as the wool can get in the eye. Was told to use a cloth very gently....2 days ago
Kristen SorgiovanniI only bath my 4 week old every 2nd or 3rd day as it is and i put like 1 or 2 drops of johnsons top to toe baby bath wash in the water once its full before i put my son in.. then i just wipe him down with a flannel in the water.
I also apply sorbelene cream after every wash and every morning then massage him daily before bed with baby oil.2 days ago · 3
Natalie LorentiI used plain water most of the time, a little handmade goats milk soap on a cloth for dirt and if bubs needed a good quality organic olive oil (the cooking type) rubbed into skin. I got my oil from Aldi their organic is cheap and good quality2 days ago
Kiri CastlesMyself and my sister only ever use water to watch our children with i have an 8 month old and my sister a 3 yr old..because of where i live and the water i massage sweet almond oil on my bub after a wash but indont wash him every day either normally only once a week depending on what weve been doing and how dirty of if been swimming..i use zinc and castor oil for nappy rash..but as for bathing no products at all its no good for them to use products dries skin out2 days ago
Tye ThompsonUse nothing but water & coconut oil babies don't need soaps on them (or if we have expressed some boobie milk and bubba hasn't finished it I put the left over in a ziplock bag and freeze it then pop it in bubs bath ðŸ›€ liquid gold doesn't get wasted in our house I can't see it go to waste xx1 day ago
Katie Grace Pankhurstbubs naturals oils should be enough. a bath with some salt in it and coconut oil afterwards, also avoid using powders as most of them block pores. Organic products are best. 70% of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our blood stream. so if you wouldn't eat it you shouldn't put it on your skin.1 day ago
Bec N Brett HagenbachI just used water for mine, every few days some goats milk soap. Have had all sorts of trouble with any 'baby type' bath wash including natural ones like Gaia so just don't. But I use a lovely massage oil after as part of bubs night time routine2 days ago
Sarah RankWe bathe our 5 month old every second day and just use water with nothing in it. After she developed a small amount of eczema a doctor recommended Aveeno Baby cream and it has works wonders. I use it every morning when changing her and her skin is beautiful and soft. It is really gentle and absorbs in really well.2 days ago
Ellen WikblomFor my now 2 month old i just use plain water advised by the dr and midwives as my son dries out and peels so bad if i wash him with soaps or washes. For his head i use a fragrance free baby oil which seems to help him out alot :)2 days ago
Sarah ChemelloWhen bathing bubby just water is best while they are still new they dont need anything more than that it can dry their beautiful skin but if you do want to use something opt for as natural as possible no scents etc.2 days ago
Bec FreemanI found everything dried my bubs skin out except sorbolene body wash I use it to wash him and also use it instead of bubble bath his skin has been perfect since. I started using it at about 8 weeks when it was recommended to me2 days ago · 1
Kayla BignallI love Gaia for bath products. For sunblock I use Wotnot :) I stay away from powders and use sudocrem as it's full of zinc and cleared her only happy rash really well.2 days ago · 3
Marissa AndrewNot all babies are gonna be the same. I use Johnsons and he's doing fine with it, now 7 weeks old. I guess you just go with a product , if he reacts to it try something else.1 day ago
Kirsty EichenbergerI just wash my 6 week old in water only no soaps and then i use sorbaline moisturizer and for his cradle cap i use coconut oil i am thinking of using the coconut oil for a moisturizer as well.1 day ago
Alison RowlandI was using QV bath oil, it disperses really well in the water. I've just started trying a bath oil made by one of the goats milk companies and it's really nice as well.1 day ago
Robyn PerryWe use QV wash as well as their moisturiser as we have had a lot of issues with other products. But like a lot of things everything is on a trial and error basis.1 day ago
Stephanie TupaeaAlmond oil was recommended by my midwife because my baby has peely skin from being 2 weeks overdue. It works better than anything else I've tried!2 days ago · 1
Steph EddieWe use natures care paw paw shampoo and body wash, the body shop milk bath, we make our own wipes for at home, baby u goats milk nappy wipes in the bag and curash baby powder and nappy cream.
We had some cradle cap in the first couple of weeks but once we started putting in the milk bath in it cleared straight up.
We use cotton make up pads to lean his face and eyes, and a wash cloth for his hair.2 days ago · 1
Sigrid KleinMoo goo range. No nasty chemicals! They have mozzie repellant and sunscreen etc too!2 days ago · 7
Leiza MorganQV all the way. It's great for all skin types and gentle. I only bathe my 4 month old and 2 yo every two to three days.2 days ago · 7
Emma PayneI only use products every second bath. I go from aveeno baby and pure coconut oil depending on what his skin looks like. sukin baby lotion every day2 days ago · 1
Beth WalkerWe're a big fan of Mustela and Thank You Baby products in this house.1 day ago
Ashleigh Frances SendonI use body shop milk bath powder and the shower gel. Anything else causes a rash on my bub1 day ago
Kimberly WrightI LOVE baby Gaia range ðŸ’šðŸ’š gorgeous smell and perfect for baby's skin.2 days ago · 3
Chantelle IngramI always use coconut oil on my babies skin, always smells and feels amazing :)2 days ago · 1
Mizzy SeabourneQv baby oil really good to sooth a baby. And a really shallow baby tub with a hammock is very comfortable for them :) also saves your arms ;)2 days ago · 1
Tracy DauplaiseQV Bath oil and moisturiser is the best, my sons skin was dry when I was using J&J's1 day ago
Jasmine BellAll i use is healtheries almond oil.. few drops in her bath. Organic an 100% natural and is good as soap and moisterizer. As she gets older will use eco products with as little chemicals as possible2 days ago
Bethany LeachI bathe bub every second day using Gaia bath wash and massage with either QV baby cream or pure coconut oil2 days ago · 1
Kerri BurkeDermaveen line..... Bath oil in every other bath & extra gentle baby moisturiser. Both have kept cradle cap & dry skin away1 day ago
Victoria SlyderinkCoconut oil organis and Baltic Sea salts my daughter has the most amazing skin!!!1 day ago
Lorrae NightingaleMooGoo is great. All natural and very gentle. It's great for problematic skin conditions like eczema, cradle cap and nappy rash.2 days ago · 2
Nicole RoseI wouldn't use anything other then natural or organic products on my baby.1 day ago
Tiffany ReidQV that's all we use for bubs and I use QV for myself also :)1 day ago
Suzie HegemannJust water!
Breast milk in the bath is great for bubs skin (litterally just enough milk to make the water cloudy)1 day ago
Katie FalgeWater only. No chemicals. There skin doesn't need any of the harsh soaps and fragrance.2 days ago
Sarah Jane HamiltonBathing every 3rd day with a little bit of goats milk soap. That's it.
Keep it simple for sensitive baby skin :)1 day ago
Kelley DanielleWe used the little innoscents organic brand.
They are just divine2 days ago · 1
Medina ZahirovicYou can simply use camomile tea in warm water. No need to use anything else ðŸ˜Œ otherwise organic shops have some very good products1 day ago
NBB question from Sara: I am 26 weeks pregnant and was told by a midwife that I need to have a whooping cough booster at 28 weeks. I had a booster just over 12 months ago, followed by a blood test to confirm my immunity. The midwife still insisted that I need it again during pregnancy. Since then, other midwives have told me I don't need it. Now I'm very confused. I don't want a vaccine during pregnancy if it's not necessary, but obviously I want to do everything I can to protect my baby. Thank you! ... See moreSee less
Madeleine BorgersenThe way it was explained to me by my GP (who administered the injection) and my OB was that you receive a booster every pregnancy, between 28 and 32 weeks so that the immunisation passes through to protect the baby once it's on the outside until it receives its own immunisations. Based on that, I'd assume you'd still receive one during your pregnancy, even though you personally are protected, so that the protection passes to the baby, the same as you would say if you had one during a pregnancy and then fell pregnant a year or two later you would receive another for that pregnancy.2 days ago · 129
Sarah Maree HallEven though you had it 12 months ago, you still need one each pregnancy so it gives some immunity to your baby in the first 6 weeks after they are born before they can get their own one. I personally don't think that it was very professional for some midwives to tell you not to get it as its for the health of your baby!2 days ago · 15
Sami NicolaWhen I was pregnant with my first daughter I was told not to have a whooping cough vaccine when I was pregnant by my GP. That was 6 years ago. Now I'm pregnant with my second and suddenly every doctor wants you to do it. My question is, how could it have gone from a 'no don't do it!' To a 'you have to do it' in such a short time? I'm completely pro vaccine don't get me wrong it I just can't help but feel uncomfortable with being what seems like the guinea pigs for this when the vaccine itself was never actually tested on pregnant woman. So hard to know what's right and wrong ðŸ˜”2 days ago · 12
Tess AtleyHi, read the below taken from the bible for health practitioners re Vaccination ( Vaccination during pregnancy has been shown to be more effective in reducing the risk of pertussis in young infants than vaccination of the mother post partum.42,47 This added benefit is due to direct passive protection of the newborn by transplacental transfer of high levels of pertussis antibodies from the vaccinated woman to the fetus. As pertussis antibody levels do not peak until approximately 2 weeks after vaccination53 and active transport of maternal antibody to the fetus occurs predominantly from 30 weeks gestation onwards,54 the optimal time for vaccination is early in the third trimester (between 28 and 32 weeks). However, if the vaccine is not given during this period it should still be given at any time during the third trimester up to delivery, noting greatest levels of infant pertussis antibodies have been observed in the infant when the interval between maternal vaccination and delivery is at least 4 weeks.55 If the dose of dTpa vaccine is given earlier than the third trimester, a repeat dose during that same pregnancy is not required. Early evidence has demonstrated transfer of pertussis antibodies to the infant in women who received dTpa vaccine as early as 13 weeks gestation.
(immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~h...)2 days ago · 5
Kristen SorgiovanniYup, i had my booster 6 or so months before i found out i was pregnant, my DR and Midwife told me my baby would not be protected if i did not recieve the vaccine WHILE i was pregnant, that the vaccine is designed to be passed through the placenta to baby to give them some form of protection until they can be protected themselves.
I had the jab and never looked back! With the growing numbers of whooping cough, who would deny a free vaccine to help protect their baby!2 days ago · 6
Tenielle StylesThe vaccine insert states it has never been tested on pregnant women. I declined I because of this. Once I told my doctor I had the dtap about 5 years ago he said it lasts 10 years so I should still be immune and will be fine.1 day ago · 3
Katie Grace Pankhursthere, this might help you make up your mind, read the part pregnancy catagory C. This is from the whooping cough vaccine insert.
it says on the vaccine itself that it is not recommended for pregnant woman and women of child bearing age. so essentially anyone with their period should not recieve this vaccine.1 day ago · 3
Laurette RuysNever inject anything when pregnant. Never, ever. Remember Thalidomide? The best number one protection you can give your child is breastmilk and limit visitations by anyone with a cough. Everything crosses the placenta. Dont eat cold meats, soft cheeses, dont take panadols or any medication. Dont inject anything.1 day ago · 2
Sascha TrevorMaybe check with your GP. I was told by my doctor that you need the booster every pregnancy so it goes to the baby, not so much for you but to protect bubs before they can get their vaccines.2 days ago · 1
Katy HayesI was told by a couple of different health professionals that you need to have it every pregnancy to ensure Bub has a bit of immunisation towards it - while you may be immune, your body isn't making the antibodies right now while you're pregnant, which is what's needed to protect the baby. By giving you the immunisation while you're pregnant, you make the antibodies needed to fight whooping cough, and these pass through to your Bub :)2 days ago
Juju JacksonBoth my hubby and i had it. Even if u have had it before having the immunisation can be beneficial to ur unborn baby as it can reduce the severity should happen to get petussis. A friend of mine had the booster during her pregnancy but both her and bub somehow still got whooping cough, but to a much lesser extent.2 days ago
Steph GreenBy being vaccinated during pregnancy your providing bub with optimal protection. Hence why even if your vaccinated during one pregnancy this year, if you because pregnant again next year you would need to receive the vaccine again. Bub is unprotected for at least the first 6 weeks so it is most definitely best to get it if your wanting to ensure you protect bub.2 days ago · 1
Paige PorterThe vaccine should cover you for 5 years and some of this immunity should pass to your baby. But I assume by having a booster each pregnancy that the level of immunity passed to baby must increase... so it's personal choice really2 days ago
Liza JaneThere is no hard evidence to confirm Immunity is passed on! The medical world is guessing. I still got it as I feared WC, but it's a hard decision to make when the label clearly states that it should be avoided in pregnancy. Tough call1 day ago · 3
Debra GriffinHaving the whooping cough vaccination while pregnant is not for your protection, it's for your babies so it doesn't matter when you last had it. It's the only way to give bubs some immunity before they are old enough to be vaccinated.1 day ago · 3
Emily KateYou need it in the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy to give your bub some immunity - regardless of how recently you had a shot. It's very concerning that medical practitioners don't know or give out the current advice1 day ago
Brooke MccarthyI had the whooping cough booster a week before finding out I was 8 weeks pregnant and when it came time to have the whooping cough needle during pregnancy the doctors all talked about what I should do and it came to it that it was better and safer for me to have another booster just to make sure baby was protected1 day ago
Kate HollowayI was just in the same situation, even though I'd had the vaccine just before I was pregnant, I was told by both the doctor and midwife at hospital that I needed to get the vaccine again so immunity would be passed on to my baby.1 day ago
Cassie Vampie GreenIt is highly recommended to have vaccines in each and every pregnancy no matter how many weeks you are, it is best to have it done to protect you and the baby inside the womb I'm a first time mum and I got to have all the boosters that required to protect my baby until bub born till she gets hers2 days ago · 1
Kelly EffordBeing vaccinated for pertussis in pregnancy isn't just to protect you, some immunity passes onto baby to give them some protection until they can have their own immunisations. It is reccomended for every pregnancy.2 days ago · 3
Anna Steel-Germanyl never had it with my first pregnancy 17 months ago the doctors and midwifes all told me that because l had the booster before getting pregnant then l don't need it. so l got the booster before falling pregnant this time to.2 days ago
Amanda EdwardsIt's not just for you, it's for the baby!!! I had a tetanus /whooping because I had cut myself and I was 6weeks pregnant, but didn't know at the time. I still had another at 28ish weeks to cover Bub ðŸ˜ŠI also had the flu vaccine as did my other 2 children and hubby. Bub was due in winter and I wasn't taking any chances.2 days ago
Lauren WilliamsI had one in March this year (as my bestie had a bub so I could cuddle him lol) and I am now 24 weeks and at my first OB appointment he asked me when my last one was and he still said I had to have it.. as others have said more for bub :) I figure i am pretty much going to be a pin cushion from here on out so whats one more jab? Right? Lol. All i remember is that my arm hurt like buggery for a week after lol2 days ago
Lauren JohnsIt is recommended with every pregnancy, no matter how far in between immunisations are. It is so you pass some immunity on to baby before they have their vacs at 6 weeks of age. In Australia it is free so I would recommend to just get it. My husband was also vaccinated 3 years ago but he had it again anyway.2 days ago
Veronika Paige Gentile-TahirThey recommend you get it during pregnancy because it then goes into the blood stream of the baby also... I would get it again just to be keep bubs safe on the outside x2 days ago
Kylie McNeillHmmm interesting - I had a booster 3 years ago when pregnant with my first daughter & when I was pregnant with my 2nd (now 10 weeks old) neither the midwives or my ob or GP told me I needed a booster as i already had immunity from previous booster & bubs would get those antibodies anyway - but reading this it sounds like I should've had it during 2nd pregnancy as well! ðŸ˜¡2 days ago · 1
Tahlia RobertsI was the same as you I had it about 10 months before hand but my OB told me that you still need a booster around 28 weeks so that some immunity reaches the baby ðŸ‘¶ðŸ¼
Better to be safe and having an extra shot won't hurt you or the baby ðŸ‘ðŸ’•2 days ago
Samantha HillIt's got nothing to do with you it's for the baby! You need to have it for the baby each pregnancy you should get it as 75% covers the baby until they can get their 6 week needles!2 days ago
Sarah BeauchampI am 28 weeks and was told to have it because the the antibodies will be passed to baby to help protect her. She can't have her vaccine til...how ever many weeks so in that time she is unprotected. This way they get some sort of protection.2 days ago
Melanie WornerYou need a booster every pregnancy as the immunity goes through to the baby. Have a look at Light for Riley page, his mother is promoting the booster, because she wasn't offered it. If she was, her boy may not have passed away.2 days ago
Christy-lee TownsendI was just told this myself, the doctor said i dont need it as i got it in January last year, but my midwife just told me they'll offer it again at 28 weeks. Its because getting it in pregnancy gives bub some of the immunity.2 days ago
Danica DaltonGo the midwife!! It's so good to hear that they are pushing for you to have it. The vaccination has nothing to do with your immunity. It's all about giving bub a dose so they have a little bit of immunity in those first 6 weeks before you get your first lot of vaccs. The flu shot on the other hand is all about you.2 days ago · 2
Kaylee FitzsimmonsU don't need the vaccine ur covered for another two years but if u get it during ur pregnancy ur baby will have some immunity when born that it won't have if u don't get it during ur pregnancy.2 days ago
Nathan-Krystal LyleIt's also for the baby's protection too. If u don't then maybe between 0-6 weeks. The baby will will be of higher risk than if u don't get it.... it's just a needle I'm sure it won't hurt to get another one.2 days ago
Sarah KingI had my first born last April, I'm due in less than 2 weeks, I had a booster both times as even though I have immunity, it's for baby to get their own immunity until they can have their own immunisation.1 day ago · 1
Brittany SmithJust got mine yesterday. It's actually whooping cough and tetanus. It's to pass the antibodies on to your baby. It's been proven to be safe time and time again. Just so your baby a favour and go and get it. Babies die from whooping cough.. you'd never forgive yourself for not getting it if something happened.2 days ago · 1
Ashleigh MurrayJust do what's best for you. No one can tel you what's right and wrong. Maybe if you have it during pregnancy it protects the baby as well? I don't know but I'm currently in this position too2 days ago
Sally RossI have just had it at 30 weeks and like you was vaccinated in Jan last year. Get it. It is to pass some immunity onto bub before they can have vaccinations at 6 weeks2 days ago
Hayley BoltYep like everyone else has said its to give this baby some immunity until bub is old enough for the vaccine themselves . More to protect you Bub than you2 days ago
Katrin Kate NeidahlFirst of all: you don't need the vaccination because bub gets the immunity through the uterus! That's rubbish. That's the reason why no one without vaccination is allowed around bub for 8 weeks as bubby gets his needles with 6 weeks and it needs 2 weeks for his full protection. Same for adults. You get the shot 2 weeks after you are protected. So it is important that you have it so you don't get sick and bub doesn't get it from you!! My GP told me it is not necessary to get the shot as I had it befor I felt pregnant BECAUSE I AM IMUNE but my hubby had to get it as he wasn't sure when his last. And ofcourse everyone who wanted to see bubby.All the best ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Ursula WallYou don't need it. My doctor told me the immunity lasted at least 10 years. And I am certainly not having any jabs whole pregnant.1 day ago
Stacey HamlynIt's because when you get it you start developing antibodies and those antibodies are passed to your baby. You can't pass existing antibodies to bubby you need to develop new ones2 days ago
Natalie OpieAsk your GP, rather than the midwife. As much as i respect their knowledge, the opinions can be conflicting. Best to see a doctor1 day ago
Emma VoyseyThe vaccination is so your baby inside your womb has some sort of protection for the first 6 weeks of its life as they are too little to get vaccinations before then.1 day ago
Ashley Rebecca HamiltonYou get a booster so it goes to Bub.
I had mine done with my first then 2 years after a booster during my second pregnancy.
I'd definitely get it.1 day ago
Lauren ThompsonGet it, the reason is it goes through to your baby so they are a little protected when they are born. It is for Bub not for you. It is fine to get the top up done1 day ago
Gina NichollsI was told that's how your baby will get the vaccine while your pregnant because they can't have it when they are born until they are a certain age. I've always had one while pregnant.2 days ago
Brooke DenmanI'd get it. It won't harm you and will protect your bub. They say to get it every pregnancy which usually is before the 10 years anyway so no harm in getting it again!1 day ago
Cassie Lee CormickAnd I didn't think there was way to test your immunity for pertussis anyway...2 days ago
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Alison RowlandUh... this chestnut again.
If your child is under 6 months, breastfed, no extra water should be given. Breastmilk gives baby all the water they need.
If formula fed and under 6 months, they should be given their formula, mixed to the directions, with no extra water unless on advice from a doctor or paediatrician.
Over 6 months I would suggest asking an early childhood health nurse how much water to give.2 days ago · 6
Kristie PalmerTrue my midwife told me that if you formula feed your Bub you give them water otherwise they might get constipated so I did and my Bub was/is healthy but we leave in a very hot place too2 days ago · 1
Stephanie D'UlisseI was told by the paed 6 months with the introduction of solids :) just a little in a sippy cup :)2 days ago · 2
Chantalle HowarthOnce you start giving your solids you must give some water boiled and sterilised :)2 days ago · 2
Sam MeyerHayley Ross this will be you soon enough when your foots all better.....lol2 days ago · 1
Amy ElizabethThe things to look forward to Matt Lisa ðŸ˜‚2 days ago
Sarah CoombsLee Barbarich what movie is this mouse off...? I can't remember for the life of me.2 days ago
Elizabeth ShiltonI can see mine. I can't wait to be able to reach them again2 days ago
Erin KateAnd they're not swollen anymore! Yay for not having ankles like a baby elephant!2 days ago
Emma JonesBree Reyes this was me coz I didn't look like shrek feet anymore2 days ago · 1
Naomi WhiteKeely Killeen had to tag you in this given the photo I just saw!! X2 days ago
Mandy SpearLol Molly i can not wait for this moment!
A feeling you would know all too well!2 days ago
Rowena ReidAngela Pearce remember this I was so happy to see my feet again hahaha xx2 days ago
Kylie OmeleyHaha remember this Taylah Petrie but it's not the feet ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚2 days ago
Taryn BirdAymee Loftus I feel like this will be you ðŸ˜‚2 days ago
Ashlee CavalloChelsea Pettinau ðŸ˜‚ I don't know about you but this was so me haha2 days ago
Claire EdeTahnee Gibbons Lisa Jean Richards this will be us and I can think of other areas I haven't seen for a while too ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ™ˆðŸ™Š2 days ago · 1
Marija KrÄmarJennifer Sakic Leah Rose ... only my feet are soooo swollen now lol2 days ago
Fiona TaylorNot sure if it's the wine, or the fact that this is genuinely hilarious!! Xan Weber, Emily Kate, Piper Ryan, Renee Cole, Teagan Jones, Jessica Dubenko, Jess Hales, Shell Hoppe, Annie Cordes, + all the other gorgeous Mums I know. x x x2 days ago · 4
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