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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Best laundry detergent for baby clothes

Can't recommend a softener as I never use it, but with washing powder go for an unscented/low scent one if possible, and one with less enzymes and other irritants. I used the Planet Ark Sensi...

Monday 31 August 09:59am
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Stuck on boys name for #2

Stewart Cary Silas

Tuesday 25 August 10:48pm
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Hopeful Hippo started new topic Toddler refusing drinks

Has anyone else experienced this? I think it's weird and I am not sure if I should be worried or if it's some sort of "toddler attention-seeking-and-pushing-the-boundaries" beh...

Tuesday 23 June 08:03pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic nappy advice please...

I had a couple of Bambaloo Baby mcn's which I used until DS was 2 and they didn't fit so well. They were very good and easy to wash etc. Only downside is the inserts take ages to dry o...

Tuesday 03 March 08:44pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic excercise tips while pregnant?

I found a book that was useful called How to Exercise When You Are Expecting by Lindsay Brin. It has different workouts that are safe and effective for different stages of pregnancy and post-pregn...

Thursday 19 February 10:53pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Newborn HELP!

Ditto all that has been said about old fashioned cloth nappies. After two kids my supply is almost threadbare with all the use they have had. You can also save money and use other things too: ol...

Thursday 19 February 07:02am
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Baby boys names?

I met a little boy called Monash the other day, and thought it was a cool name, also Caspian, Soren and Dorrigo are some other great names I've come across recently.

Tuesday 17 February 10:29pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Living with Inlaws

Just to put things in perspective.... Millions of families around the world live with multiple children and extended family simply because it is the only way to live, by sharing a home and resource...

Friday 13 February 08:59am
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Is this fun yet?

Don't ever feel bad about saying "pregnancy sucks" ! My MS wasn't too bad but the whole second half of my second pregnancy I felt like the baby was going to drop out of my arse...

Tuesday 10 February 10:32pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic HELP!! Sailor, Reef, and the like...??

Morgan (it means "bright sea")

Tuesday 10 February 10:16pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic brushing teeth

Thanks! I might give that a go next time I go shopping.

Monday 02 February 07:07am
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Stretch mark oils/creams?

Hi, I used a cream called "stretched to the limit" which I was given during my first pregnancy, and had no stretch marks. Second pregnancy used nothing much at all, just an ordinary body...

Monday 02 February 07:05am
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Hopeful Hippo started new topic brushing teeth

Needing help with my toddler (nearly 3 yo). Have always had issues with brushing his teeth. When he was a baby and more passive he would let me clean his teeth, but now he is Mr Independent and i...

Saturday 31 January 10:27pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic India or Indiah?

Had another thought. If you aren't sure about the name India/Indiah and you plan to call her Indie anyway, what about another similar and beautiful name : Indira ?

Saturday 31 January 09:53pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic India or Indiah?

*mummsy* wrote: There was a student called "Gaw-jah" Georgia. I thought it was just plain strange. Yep, that is STRANGE!!!

Saturday 31 January 09:36pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Ok Book Lovers/Readers ......

last book that I finished: The main character's name is Offred (not her real name, which we never find out, this is a name she is given which is like a temporary job title). She lives in the ...

Friday 30 January 08:50pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic a question for those who have had an unexpected pregnancy

I had an unexpected pregnancy. I was unwilling to use the pill at the time (can't be bothered explaining that right now) so we were on condoms at the time. We were both a bit drunk (and exci...

Friday 30 January 08:39pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic India or Indiah?

I tend to shun those silent and "decorative" additions to names (like extra H's etc) as I find them unnecessary and overly complicated and ahem "bogany" too. I vote India...

Friday 30 January 08:33pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Your Feedback On My Top Picks & Australian/Arabic Baby Name Suggestions Required :)

I love the name Bethany. Other Arabic names I like are Suraya, Amera, Shirin and Selima.

Saturday 24 January 10:22pm
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Hopeful Hippo replied to topic Getting desperate!

If you have family or friends in the same boat financially, maybe you could put money together and cooperatively buy some things in bulk to save money, then divide them amongst you : such as loo pa...

Friday 23 January 10:33pm
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