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Forum: Vaccinations   01-26-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 853
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Huh? I wasn't trying to ask a question; I was...

Huh? I wasn't trying to ask a question; I was trying to answer your question. You were originally asking why a mother shouldn't get vaccines for her baby every time she takes him to the doctor, and I...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 55
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I looked at your past posts, and you said your DD...

I looked at your past posts, and you said your DD is 20 months now and will be 27 months by the time you have your baby. That can actually be a pretty big difference in terms of how well she can...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 853
Posted By Good Enough Mum
But you weren't just talking about getting one...

But you weren't just talking about getting one extra - you were talking about a mother getting her child every possible vaccine at every well-child visit. Don't you have quite a lot of those in the...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 55
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Do the hospital not offer the option of leaving...

Do the hospital not offer the option of leaving after four hours? Have you asked them?
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 853
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Of course not. Driving in the car isn't...

Of course not. Driving in the car isn't completely safe, eating peanut butter isn't completely safe, bedsharing isn't completely safe, walking down the road isn't completely safe. Nor are vaccines....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Good Enough Mum
What is it that worries you?

What is it that worries you?
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-25-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Hi, Bonnie! So what was your question - whether...

Hi, Bonnie! So what was your question - whether to get the MMR for your child?

With the amount of research that's now been done on the subject, I'd say that if there was one thing we've clearly...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-25-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Meningitis is horrendous - I would definitely...

Meningitis is horrendous - I would definitely recommend getting the Men C jab. Do they have the Men B in the USA? If so, I'd get that as well.

The H. influenzae is less of a problem at this age...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By Good Enough Mum
That's a misunderstanding of how evolution works....

That's a misunderstanding of how evolution works. Bacteria don't 'want' to survive - they don't want anything - but even if they were capable of consciously wanting something then that wouldn't...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I work in the NHS. As I understand it, when there...

I work in the NHS. As I understand it, when there are concerns about possible allergy it's possible to have your vaccines in a hospital setting and wait there for two hours so that you can get...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I suspect that what happened (especially since...

I suspect that what happened (especially since you say she's pumping as well as breastfeeding, which can be shatteringly exhausting) is that it came out in the therapy session that she is having a...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   11-22-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 288
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Since the evidence on potential harm of antenatal...

Since the evidence on potential harm of antenatal ultrasound is all theoretical (or at least was at the time of my pregnancies some years back - I don't know whether anything new is out since then,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Can't speak for the OP, but I do know research...

Can't speak for the OP, but I do know research has shown that bedsharing with a baby and older child simultaneously has been linked with increased SIDS risk for the baby, so it's understandable if...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,241
Posted By Good Enough Mum
OK, the only problem I have with this (and I do...

OK, the only problem I have with this (and I do think you make some good points) is that we shouldn't even be needing to think in terms of 'mothers' additional obligations', or 'women needing to come...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,241
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Interesting debate. I think a great deal depends...

Interesting debate. I think a great deal depends on whether we're looking at AP as it was originally conceived by Sears, or as it's evolved since then.


Sears, of course, was a working man who...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By Good Enough Mum
It's a horses-for-courses thing. My husband found...

It's a horses-for-courses thing. My husband found some pants that were sold as helping children night-train but were basically glorified extra-sturdy disposable pull-ups, which were completely wasted...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By Good Enough Mum
This was the situation I was in with my daughter...

This was the situation I was in with my daughter at about this age, and what I did was... nothing. I was in absolutely no rush to face the hassle of getting up and changing wet beds at night, so I...
Forum: VBAC   06-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Have you got a source for that? I'm sure the...

Have you got a source for that? I'm sure the figures I've read are 1 in 300 for VBAC and almost nonexistent for non-VBAC.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,205
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Why is that morally any different than the...

Why is that morally any different than the decisions any of us make to put our money, our time, our professional efforts into areas other than saving people from horrible diseases? I work as a doctor...
Forum: C-section Birth   06-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By Good Enough Mum
A while back, I came across a really interesting...

A while back, I came across a really interesting book called 'Choosing Caesarean'. I still haven't had a chance to read this in its entirety, but I read the introduction and flipped through and read...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Sure. It's not massively common, but it's...

Sure. It's not massively common, but it's something I did see when working in paediatrics (and this is in the UK where no-one is normally circed!)

As for the circ thing - well, I don't think he's...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Ah, I see. Sorry - it was just a bit confusing in...

Ah, I see. Sorry - it was just a bit confusing in context.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I completely agree that the way to manage these...

I completely agree that the way to manage these requests is with 'Sorry, I'm not available' when you don't feel like doing it (or 'Sure, but I'm going to have to charge $X for watching him then', if...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I think that would be the case if it was the OP...

I think that would be the case if it was the OP who instigated taking it away. However, in this case it was the daughter who chose to have it removed, so there's nothing conflicting in the mother...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Good Enough Mum
You haven't screwed anything up, and everything...

You haven't screwed anything up, and everything you've done sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Your daughter said she wanted to give up the paci, you went with her wishes, and now out of the blue...
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