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My husband and I are expecting our first child and currently living with my mum and her partner, as none of us can afford a place of our own. Recently the topic came up about whooping cough vaccinations, with 9 weeks to go my gp suggested that now is the perfect time for me to receive my injection and anyone else living in the home should consider doing the same. Hubby and his family are all immunised against whooping cough, however when we asked my mum about getting hers she was reluctant to even consider the option, she almost seemed insulted by the request. After hearing about the family in Perth who lost their 4 week old to whooping cough, hubby and I agree that taking the chance comes at too great a price and we can not risk our baby's health or , ultimately, her life. We have now been accused of emotional blackmail. I understand that everyone has the right to make their own choices and if she doesn't want to immunise we can not make her. Are we being too unfair by sa...

Reccomendations for good parenting books?? open to trying some different approaches. I have a 9yo daughter and 2 yo son

How do you discipline your child in public? How do you deal with an absolute melt down and kicking and screaming tantrum in public?! At home this behaviour is not acceptable, and our son gets three warnings and then a smack. But I know that smacking is not appropriate in public. He is 2.5. It's causing a lot of tension between me and my husband because he gets very mad when our son acts like this, he has anxiety problems and having something that embarrassing happen in public sets him off. Any advice is appreciated!

Hi.My 24wk old is still feeding every 2hrs during the day.At night he can do 4hrs stretch sometimes all depending on how the day was or how he feels.He was breastfed since birth but my milk supply went really low at 4mnths because of me being ill.Since this happened we had to give him formula because he was getting frustrated when my letdown took ages.I still nurse him at night coz he is settled and not so fussy on the breasts.But during the day I have to give him formula ..only after trying to nurse him without any drama. He takes anything from 100mls to 150mls and nothing more than this from the bottle. I also pump and give him breastmilk in bottle whenever I can.When the lactation consultant came to see us she looked at me like Im crazy when I told her that he still wants to be fed every 2hrs.She said that this was not a schedule at all.Im working on getting my supply back as adviced by the LC. I need adbice from all you wonderful mums..Am I wrong by feeding him every 2hrs during...

Hi everyone! My 7 month almost 8 month old son is teething again! He had 3 teeth before he was 6 months old ( 2 lower central incisor and bottom lateral incisor) now he is cutting a upper lateral incisor instead of the central incisors! It's driving him nuts! Nothing is helping him but he is not overly upset just annoyed.. Anyone else had babies teething all over the place? He has lip tie could this affect it? Thanks

I have a rather.... trying 4 year old on my hands at the moment. Overall he's a good kid, but his behaviour has been rather awful lately. I don't want to say what I do because I want to hear how everyone else does things and not "I do that too" I would especially like tips on dealing with: Doing exactly what I have just told him not to Slamming doors Dealing with attitude Plain old not listening

I guess I'm just looking for a bit of support or help from like minded mums on this. I have 3 beautiful kids DD1 will be 4 in July, a 2 yr old & a 5 month old and I am absolutely exhausted!!!!!! Most nights in up once or twice with either of the older 2 (if it's not one it the other)and the baby used to be up every couple hrs until bout a week ago nd now I hav her waking only once. I bet up every morning between 6-7 depending on when they wake. Nd everyday I wake up absolutely buggered. I'm that tired I geel like I dnt even have that much emotion anymore, that I'm just a zombie on overdrive going. Through the same mad house things everyday. Thankfully my eldest 2 go to preschool/daycare 2 days a week but those days I'm doing the books for our business & the. Trying to fit everything else in that's too hard to do with the 3 kids (groceries etc) The house work just gets on top of me. Sometimes I woner y I bother coz it's usually messy agai...

Ok so this is the first time I have posted, but I am feeling abit lost. I am 29 and this is my second pregnancy. 2 weeks ago I had my scan and I was told my baby's NT measurement was high, about 3.2mm, I spoke to my mid wife and she said we would wait on bloods. My bloods came back and it wasn't good news, my Hcg and PAPP-A was so low. hcg 0.36 MOM PAPP-A 0.10 MOM My risk was Down's syndrome 1/15 Trisomy 18 1/6 Trisomy 15 1/8 Turners syndrome 1/280 I have now met with a genetics councillor and had another scan and the babies heart was good, size was good and he couldn't see any abnormalities with the baby. After the scan he did CVS, this is where a needle is put through your tummy into the placenta and they take a sample. I will get the results back tomorrow in regards to the 4 syndromes above, and then more results in 2 weeks for anything else that could be wrong. Has anyone else been through this? Feeling alone and scared

What age would you happily let your child play on a bouncy castle? Do you think they are dangerous? Will explain once I see what people have to say

DD1 is turning 6 soon and we are finding hard to get a party organized. This is due to other peoples birthdays, work, Xmas and family staying. What are some other ways to celebrate??