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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Ponyomum
Alternatives to fridge?

We've resently moved house and I haven't brought a fridge yet. I'm wondering if it's possible to go without one(at least for a while)? Maybe make/ find a meat safe?

I'm in an Australian winter at...
Forum: Homebirth   04-12-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By Ponyomum
I ended up birthing in the lounge room. We had a...

I ended up birthing in the lounge room. We had a pool set up there but I got out when I was nearing transition as it was too shallow to give birth in. I also spent alot of early labour in the...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Ponyomum
I managed to find a Selendang new for under $15...

I managed to find a Selendang new for under $15 on ebay including shipping. It's basicaly an Indonesian style shortie wrap, you can use it on your back in a towel carry if baby has good neck control...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-29-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Ponyomum
My 4month has been really difficult to nurse the...

My 4month has been really difficult to nurse the last two days, sometimes opening her mouth and arching away when I offer to nurse or only nursing lying down and coming off every few seconds. She...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,011
Posted By Ponyomum
Also meant to say started drinking a litre of...

Also meant to say started drinking a litre of iced tea(nettle and roobios) and feeding her in the sling while I'm doing chores(feeds are less rushed and she stays on the breast longer). Started yoga...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,011
Posted By Ponyomum
motilium(has another d name) and changing my...

motilium(has another d name) and changing my diet to include more lactogenic foods such as barley water, wholegrains, carrots, leafy greens, sesame seeds and spices.

Not sure how much the diet...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-13-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Ponyomum
For me a chubby baby or toddler equals a healthy...

For me a chubby baby or toddler equals a healthy one. Both my babies are long and skinny and it's caused me alot of stress. My toddler was almost diagnosed as failure to thrive before she started...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-01-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Ponyomum
Throw out the paci and spend some time doing...

Throw out the paci and spend some time doing skin on skin until he starts latching right(preferably in bed or on couch so you can relax ;-) ). And congratulations :-)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Ponyomum
I wouldn't travel more than a couple of hours...

I wouldn't travel more than a couple of hours with a newborn unless it was a special event. If they want to meet the baby they can either wait at least a few months or visit, possible exceptions for...
Forum: Homebirth   05-19-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Ponyomum
You could also look into doing a partial lotus...

You could also look into doing a partial lotus birth and doing a cord burning. You also don't need to clamp the cord if you wait till after the placenta is born to cut.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-24-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,335
Posted By Ponyomum
Reusable cloth breast pads. I used disposables...

Reusable cloth breast pads.
I used disposables for the first few days and I kept forgetting to take them out before I did the washing and getting paper all over my clothes. You can also get cute...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-17-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Ponyomum
Are you on your phone? You have switch to the...

Are you on your phone? You have switch to the desktop version of the site, scroll down and there's a button at the bottom of the page. Then go to forums and click join a due date club.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Ponyomum
Have you tried a spoonful of honey and cinnamon...

Have you tried a spoonful of honey and cinnamon for the cough? Try putting some boiling water in a bowl with a few drops of eucalyptus oil and breathing it in to clear your nose. Hope you get well...
Forum: Homebirth   04-13-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Ponyomum
Hi, I've just hired a birth photographer(yay!)...

Hi, I've just hired a birth photographer(yay!) and I'm wondering what other peoples experiences have been?

She hasn't been at a natural birth before(she had a c-section with her daughter) but...
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Ponyomum
Thanks Miranda...

Thanks Miranda http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-30-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Ponyomum
Welcome...

Welcome http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
If you decide to do your own prenatal care The Book for Midwifes might be be a good starting point as it's for lay Midwifes. I'd also...
Forum: Unschooling   01-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Ponyomum
Hi I'm a stay at home mum to a 17 month old and...

Hi I'm a stay at home mum to a 17 month old and I have a bump due in July. My only knowledge of unschooling is through Facebook and forums but I'd like to apply some of it's philosophies to my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-10-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ponyomum
Hi I'm due 4th July

Hi I'm due 4th July
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-05-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ponyomum
Hi, I'm 23 and live in country Victoria,...

Hi, I'm 23 and live in country Victoria, Australia. My husband and I have a 15 month old daughter and are expecting in early July. We're still looking into our options but I'm leaning towards UC or...
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