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Forum: Potty Learning   08-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,034
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
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, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
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, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
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...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Ah, I see - interesting! Sorry, I hadn't seen...

Ah, I see - interesting! Sorry, I hadn't seen that section. But it wouldn't apply to the OP anyway as her daughter is under 7. (The difference seems to be that Canada recommends a different type of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Good Enough Mum
That sounded odd to me, so I checked, and indeed...

That sounded odd to me, so I checked, and indeed that is incorrect: Canada recommends two months between each of the first three shots (and they agree it can be done at 1 month intervals if needed)....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-02-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Good Enough Mum
The point of trying to get the vaccines done...

The point of trying to get the vaccines done fairly soon is that there's no way of knowing when your daughter might come into contact with any of the diseases. It would obviously be a shame if she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-01-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Good Enough Mum
It sounds as though bedsharing may not be the...

It sounds as though bedsharing may not be the right option for your baby, because she's such a light sleeper. Mine was similar at that age, though not as bad... I found she definitely slept better...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-01-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Loving the answers in #7...

Loving the answers in #7 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) , #8 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) and #11...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By Good Enough Mum
No, you didn't. Some babies do need to cry for a...

No, you didn't. Some babies do need to cry for a few minutes to get themselves off to sleep, and it sounds as though you've got one of that variety. My daughter was like that - I could spend forever...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I agree with the above, and wanted to add a...

I agree with the above, and wanted to add a couple of things:

1. Think through how you'll respond if he tries to resist the 'short and sweet' bit. Hopefully this won't happen - hopefully his...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Good Enough Mum
A couple of questions:   Prior to this, how...

A couple of questions:
 
Prior to this, how did you feel, in general, about the idea of ever having children? Definitely wanted them, definitely didn't want them, or not really sure/hadn't thought...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,333
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Just trawled through the existing evidence.   ...

Just trawled through the existing evidence.
 
Some research has been done on use of tetanus vaccine during pregnancy, which so far has not shown up any problems, and the vaccine is considered OK...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-11-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I'm sure it will get better (look at it this way...

I'm sure it will get better (look at it this way - I don't think he's going to be still expecting you to lie down with him for an hour and a half when he's a teenager!). However, if you're feeling...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Sorry - you also asked specifically about naps,...

Sorry - you also asked specifically about naps, and I didn't answer that bit.
 
Options:
 
1. Just keep being persistent. Put him down, sit with him or lie down with him, cuddle him. Be prepared...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-09-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Good Enough Mum
This is how I see it: Sometimes, as parents, our...

This is how I see it: Sometimes, as parents, our job isn't to do what our children want, but to support them through the disappointment they feel when you can't do what they want. At those times,...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Quote: Originally Posted by Caroline...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caroline 14 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400170/vaccinate-or-not-vaccinate#post_17605160)

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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 3LilChunklins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399411/how-do-you-deal-with-the-what-ifs#post_17597512)
 I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Hi, Ellie, and congratulations on your...

Hi, Ellie, and congratulations on your pregnancy! I've sent you a PM (private message).
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