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bellagata

Hidden/Buried Penis

Our son was born with a congenital condition known as hidden penis also known as a buried or conc...

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Hi Bellagata and M4atty, Just wondering how your bubs are after the surgery for correcting a buried penis. My 7mo is due for surgery...

Bridgetbutterfly

How to clean my baby's ear

I've noticed a build up of ear wax in my bulbs ears lately and using baby cotton buds just p...

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Yes, Q-tips (the one those meant for babies) that have a big cotton ball and then just a tiny tip called a safety Q-tip. With this Q...

Ajilla

Birth by vacuum suctio

Dear mums, I had my son 2 days ago and he was delivered with vacuum suction. Since he was born, ...

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My son needed vacuum assistance (he was a big baby). He had a sore head with a big bump as well as a sore neck & shoulders (he w...

Whooping cough vaccine for family/close friends

I asked my mum and sister as I will be with them both a lot in first few weeks. They r happy to g...

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For everyone who was saying stop being a germaphobe, the person asking is specifically talking about Whooping Cough... the outcomes ...

MummaOf2&1onTheWay

4 week old seems distressed while trying to poo and push wind out.. Help! Lock

My 4 week old seems very distressed while trying to poo and fart, I hate seeing him in pain, I&#x...

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Are you sure he doesn't have cramps? Try warming his tummy and see if that helps.

MummaOf2&1onTheWay

Desperately need advice.. 6 week old extremely upset after his first immunisations.

My boy is usually the happiest lil boy, he had his 6 week jabs today and he is in terrible pain (...

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Thanks for your replies, he was very upset most of the night last night even with regular Panadol but today he seems a lot happier, ...

Ledimallare

Reflux and ostheopathic treatment

Has anyone here tried ostheopathic treatment for their babies with reflux? I have a 6week old dau...

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Hi, sorry about the late reply. We have just gone through 4 months of reflux (my only baby with reflux) and Chiropractic care was am...

Binkyz_23

Osteopath in wellington/lower hutt

hi, can anyone recommend a good osteopath in the wellington/lower hutt area? my 9 week old has ...

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BernieBaini

Jaundice - newborn, breastmilk or blood group incompatibility?

Hi mums, I'm a first time mum & would love some advice about jaundice? My son is now 8 d...

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Thanks ddon and love_my_munchkin. Im releived the midwives think its not blood incompatibility. They said if that was the case he w...

An Angels Gift <3

Whooping cough - freaking out

I have a 3 week old newborn, a 20 month old nd 3 yr old. I have found out from daycare which the ...

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Yes I had her the 8th of sep. She is such a little doll and a well behaved baby so far I ended up taking him to the doctors today,...

acruz

Tongue Tie

Has anyone had a baby with tongue tie? If so what did you do? Did you find it hard to breastfeed?...

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5 of my children have had this and i decided to leave it. all were breastfed tilat least 9 months and no out of the ordinary speech ...

Millie_Reilly

iPhones and iPads

I am 33 weeks pregnant, and I use my iPhone and ipad very regularly. And I've just noticed t...

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No because the wireless is all around the room. My husband is an electrician and people ask him this all the time. If and only if wi...

Zinkles

NZ mums - a little help

DD has a rash that has spread all over her face and head. I saw my midwife yesterday who said it ...

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I've only ever just filled out their details the first time I went with them and gone from there. So while waiting to see the d...

casley931

Craniosynostosis. Can anyone help me?

Hi. My newborn son has been diagnosed with craniosynostosis (or fused skull bones). I'm begging...

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Hi, I was wondering how you got on? My wee boy was diagnosed at birth with sagittal, he is 4 weeks now and we are facing surgery in ...

ChooChoo

Dribbling, but only 2months old! Teething?

My son is 10weeks old tomorrow, and started blowing bubbles etc about a week ago, it has now turn...

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I also experienced the same as you when my baby is 2 and a half months old. It's just so bad. My friend say it does happen in m...

Cuddles for Mum

Ear infection

No real point to this post, but my DS has an ear infection he is only 8 weeks old! Noticed pus c...

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cooksie

baby with smelly ear

hi there i noticed the other night my 14wk old girl has a smelly ear. i try to keep her ears cl...

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Hi there I have a 5 month old daughter, and I have noticed that her right ear has a funny smell. There's no sign of an ear infe...

Findbrendonandebony

Got the Farts!!

My month old wee girl has the major farts. And stinky ones!! She sure can clear a room. She farts...

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My baby boy was exclusively breast fed & did the loudest, longest farts ever! It used to have my husband & I in fits of laug...

Zinkles

Skubala, Supermummy, kittkatt and any other health professionals :)

Had my midwife appointment today and she asked about vitamin k. She has given me a little pamphle...

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I haven't heard anything bad about it through work, and I know all the nurses and doctors etc at my (old) work would have got i...

lilzekesmum

pcos ttc and all the meds

hi all im heidi im 22 yo and been ttc for 2.5 yrs now with bub no.2. in jan 2010 was diognosed wi...

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Hi I have been taking diabex xr for the last 3 months, and only wanted to know what food to eat when on diabex is there side effect...

Beaker or any nurses/pharmacists etc.

LM I've been trying to search for that post chalys put up after her ds was done to see what ...

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Little Miss' wrote: It's still saying I'm following you, I didn't un follow lol. My Pms were playing up before w...

Miss_Felicity

tummy time

Hi all So my son is two weeks today and I havent really officially done "tummy time" y...

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Rosie Mumma wrote: I wouldn't worry at 2 weeks. He'll be getting incidental tummy time by lifting his head off your chest ...

wolfbaby

shrunken soft spot?HELP!!!!

HOW DO u know if the fontanel is shrunken a bit? I try not to touch it so Im not sure if its sunk...

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If she has normal wet nappies then I wouldn't worry. That's the best indicator of whether she is getting enough. That team...

gypsy kylz

tongue tie... not sure what to do

my 10 day old has a tongue tie and we're not sure if we should get it snipped now or leave i...

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thanks for all the replies. sorry I have taken so long to respond. it sounds like it must not be a very severe tie as I have no pain...

2 week old temperature. Any nurses around?

the normal temp for a baby is between 35-37 if that helps

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I bet that's relieving! I'm glad he's all better Little Miss'

Riley&Sienna

14 weeks old and 4.65 kilos. Low weigh gains. Exclusively breastfed.

Would love to hear from mums who had bubs with low weight gains. My little girl only puts on 70-1...

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Personally i would stop worrying. Both my boys were long as skinny and low weight gainers. DS2 is 18.5 weeks and was weighed yesterd...

Narave

heat rash

Good morning all beautiful parents, we have a 5 week old who is sufferring from heat rash at the ...

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what happened now with the heat rash of your baby? Avoid ointments or other lotions because they can irritate the skin.Keep the slee...

Jac*star*Zak

mucus and stringy blood in poo and pea sticking out of belly button

my new baby is formula feed and does a hard poo every second day usually. Today there was mucus a...

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Causes of Bloody Mucus in Stool and how to solve problems and disease prevention a Bloody Mucus in Stool. Signs of disease Bloody Mu...

Me+3littlies

Managing Laryngomalacia/Stridor

After almost 2 months of breathing issues, choking episodes & reflux-like symptoms my 10wk DD...

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jotti

taking baby's tempreture

Hi, Just wondering where the best place is to take a baby's tempreture?

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The Braun Thermoscan is definitely one of the best and a lot of nurses use it

does anyone have an omron ear thermometer??

I lost the manual and now cant work out how to use it. I remember the first time i tried it would...

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Hello, I do have one and I have to say I'm delighted with it... Other option could be Bremed http://www.medicalexpo.com/prod/b...

9wk Old b/fed baby girl Weighing 6.4kg - what does your baby weigh?

Hi, Just wondering what everyone elses baby weighs. My little girl has just turned 9 weeks old a...

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??Hi all, my healthy LO was born weighing 10lb 10oz, no complications natural birth, Ihave been joked at that he" came out with...

cammo17

drixine - anyone know about this please help

my baby is 17days old - has been in hospital for all but 4hrs..... she is on drixine cos her nos...

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havent used anything similar, Just throwing in my bit as you asked how long is too long? All I know is if you use decongestant nasal...

Bocconcini

Long time between bowel action

Hi my six week old baby girl is pooing only about once every four days, sometimes five. Her bowel...

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Thank you so much for your replies - there's lots of good advice in there and things for me to try - I really appreciate your h...

Is my baby big?

Hi girls, my little one is 6 weeks old and is bottle fed. He was weighed and measured today and h...

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My 6wk old is 7.1kgs & 60cm. He was 3wks early and weighed 4kgs 51cm at birth. The nurse thought I was over feeding, but hes bf ...

Mo0

dribbling newborn with red dry skin on cheeks???

so like the title says my 8wk old is dribbling lots, he also has reddish dry skin on his cheeks, ...

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I think if he is happy then yea nothing to worry about. Probs just a drool rash

<3Austin's Mummy<3

Newborn always turns head one way

Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this. My 3 month old always turns his head to the right. When he...

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My son is 8 weeks old he has seen a physical therapist since birth he had a stroke at 28 week utero and his PT has been working on t...

anthea b

can newborns get dizzy?

my little one had his 6 week vaccinations yesterday, and he has been pretty good, just a little s...

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I thought it might have been that, but just seemed a little different

Harris Family

Allergy to Karicare starter formula

Hiya all! I was just wondering if anyone's baby has had an allergic reaction to the Karicare infa...

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Hi! My baby has exactly the same reaction as yours when using karicare. His face was all red and he's scratching every area he ...

new mum #no idea

Chiro or osteo for a colicky baby (and exhausted mum!)

Just wondering if anyone has taken their baby to a chiro or osteo to help relieve colic and reflu...

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Any luck finding one? Sorry i can't reccomend any. I tried every other thing out there for Colic except an Osteo though . A Go...