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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By Zimbah
I've just started using time outs with my...

I've just started using time outs with my just-turned-3 year old.  I don't think I'm using them properly and it's not exactly helping!  On the few occasions I've used it, it's when things have...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-06-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Zimbah
Have you read the No Cry Sleep Solution?  It's...

Have you read the No Cry Sleep Solution?  It's got some good ideas.  I had difficulties with my DD1 going to sleep, she spent every evening alternately nursing and crying, it took hours to get her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Zimbah
It's hard and the house is a mess.  I have a...

It's hard and the house is a mess.  I have a just turned 3 year old and a 5 month old. Things I've found that help are accepting that beans on toast is an adequate dinner for DD1 (and me!);...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Zimbah
I don't really understand what time they go to...

I don't really understand what time they go to bed - do you mean they either go to sleep at 5pm and wake up at 3am, or they go to bed at 12pm and wake up at 5?  Am just trying to understand what the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Zimbah
We have a cot side-carred onto our bed, DD (4...

We have a cot side-carred onto our bed, DD (4 months) mainly sleeps in the cot apart from if I fall asleep while I'm feeding her.  I think she might start rolling soon, which will make it difficult...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Zimbah
Currently having same issue with 12 week old...

Currently having same issue with 12 week old DD2, although at least her preferred bedtime is currently around 8.30 so I've got a bit of time first.  I do miss spending time with DH though.  I mostly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Zimbah
How about a folding potty used as a seat reducer...

How about a folding potty used as a seat reducer - google Potette.  Use it at home first till he-s used to it.  Sorry to be brief, tping one handed in dark nursung in bed,
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Zimbah
My just 3 month old DD is attempting to roll...

My just 3 month old DD is attempting to roll from back to front, and has just learnt how to spin round in the same spot when on her back.  Obviously her mobility will only increase...
Forum: Diapering   07-10-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Zimbah
Do you all dry pail?  I used cloth nappies with...

Do you all dry pail?  I used cloth nappies with DD1 and used a wet pail system - I put the nappies (Easy Peasy Nappies, a one-size) but not the wraps into a mesh bag in a bucket filled with water...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Zimbah
DD2, almost 6 weeks, really likes her dummy.  We...

DD2, almost 6 weeks, really likes her dummy.  We started giving her one at around 3 weeks as she was often rooting after she'd breastfed but didn't want to feed again - if I persisted in encouraging...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Zimbah
Not much! Sleeps a lot.  Feeds.  Stares into...

Not much! Sleeps a lot.  Feeds.  Stares into space.  She does smile and seems to smile in response to my voice/face, but not in response to me smiling.  But also just smiles not in obvious response...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By Zimbah
Hi Lisa, I'd read your thread but I can't...

Hi Lisa, I'd read your thread but I can't remember exactly what was in it, sorry. From what I can recall, I ttink it did belong in this forum (birth didn't go how you had hoped and you are feeling...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-26-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Zimbah
Thank you for the replies.  I meant to say in my...

Thank you for the replies.  I meant to say in my original post that as I'm in the UK, it's all done on the NHS so it's not really an option for me to choose who I see or to find out who it will be...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Zimbah
I had my gorgeous DD2 5 weeks ago and...

I had my gorgeous DD2 5 weeks ago and unfortunately ended up with a 3b tear.  It was sewn up in theatre with a spinal block and I feel like I'm healing fine with no continence problems.  I do have a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-22-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,700
Posted By Zimbah
I'm 4.5 weeks post partum and am fine going out...

I'm 4.5 weeks post partum and am fine going out and about for trips to the park etc.  I had a third degree tear but seem to have healed pretty well, I first went out at 2 weeks for a couple of hours...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Zimbah
I did the Jay Gordon method when DD1 was 9...

I did the Jay Gordon method when DD1 was 9 months (yes I know...) and it worked fantastically.  If I remember correctly, we did it really really slowly e.g. a week at each stage of reducing the...
Forum: Babywearing   06-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By Zimbah
Thanks for the replies. I've bought a Moby as...

Thanks for the replies. I've bought a Moby as they're much more easily available on ebay and I thought it would be better to get an 'easier' wrap to start with.  So far I like it, depending on how...
Forum: Babywearing   06-10-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By Zimbah
I'm thinking of getting either a Moby or a Calin...

I'm thinking of getting either a Moby or a Calin Bleu gauze wrap.  I really don't like the heat so I think a gauze wrap would be ideal, but having read lots of reviews I'm confused about whether...
Forum: VBAC   06-02-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,790
Posted By Zimbah
Update - I had a VBAC 9 days ago.  DD came out...

Update - I had a VBAC 9 days ago.  DD came out the 'right' way, not sure when she turned but she was very active during labour and I did some abdominal lifts from spinning babies as well as forwards...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-02-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,832
Posted By Zimbah
DD2 is 2 weeks old  and we are bed-sharing, we...

DD2 is 2 weeks old  and we are bed-sharing, we did the same with DD1 but I can't remember exactly how we co-slept/arranged the bedding etc.  The baby is sleeping either snuggled right up against me...
Forum: VBAC   05-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,790
Posted By Zimbah
Thanks for all your replies.  I'm trying to stay...

Thanks for all your replies.  I'm trying to stay positive.  Doesn't help of course that with pregnancy hormones I'm switching rapidly from happy to fed up to despairing and back again within a few...
Forum: VBAC   05-18-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,790
Posted By Zimbah
I'm 41+1 today, hoping for a VBAC (DD1 was ELCS...

I'm 41+1 today, hoping for a VBAC (DD1 was ELCS for breech) but am thoroughly fed up and losing faith that this is going to happen.  I had a scan yesterday which showed DD2 is posterior - having...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Zimbah
Don't feel bad!  But you should probably take...

Don't feel bad!  But you should probably take her to the Dr to see if they want to check out if there's anything further back or if they're happy to leave it.  At 2yrs old DD put a cooked pea up her...
Forum: VBAC   05-03-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By Zimbah
I've been thinking about the same thing, I'm 39...

I've been thinking about the same thing, I'm 39 weeks today.  I would go for a repeat CS at 42 weeks rather than an induction.  I'll try a membrane sweep or two before then, but no intervention...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-27-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Zimbah
DD, 2.5, only wants me, mummy to put her to bed...

DD, 2.5, only wants me, mummy to put her to bed at bedtime.  Sometimes she's happy with daddy, but usually even if she starts off with him putting her down she then starts crying and sobbing for...
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