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Anyone watching horizon?

(45 Posts)
JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 27-Aug-14 21:07:04

On now?

Likeaninjanow Wed 27-Aug-14 21:15:50

Yes, I am! Hoping for some new insights...

McBear Wed 27-Aug-14 21:17:03

Can you sum up after? Pleeeaaaaasssseeeee. DP watching a film. confused Highly interested grin

Likeaninjanow Wed 27-Aug-14 21:19:18

So far, they're saying it's due to a change in the environment, specifically bacteria.

meglet Wed 27-Aug-14 21:19:19

yes. I've let DS stay up after GBBO. He's interested that other children have the same skin prick tests as him.

Likeaninjanow Wed 27-Aug-14 21:23:42

I don't get it. I'm am an outdoorsy person. Ds1 has no allergies, ds2 has many & had them from birth. Doesn't stack up for me...

meglet Wed 27-Aug-14 21:30:20

likeaninja the 'from birth' bit puzzles me too. 7yo DS has had problems since he was a few months old, although he's not too badly affected. DD doesn't have any allergies though. I wonder if his EMCS freaked his poor little immune system out.

Again, I've always been outdoorsy and far from a hygiene freak hmm.

The dc's have always got mucky in the garden and I've never dusted in my life.

Likeaninjanow Wed 27-Aug-14 21:35:54

Hmmm...now I could buy this antibiotic thing. I had to have them during his birth as my elder DC had group b strep...

ChangeIsNear Wed 27-Aug-14 21:37:52

My DS had antibiotic too after birth. I would buy the anti biotic argument ...

meglet Wed 27-Aug-14 21:39:17

I had something for a possible urine infection when I was 7/8 months pg with DS, I think that would have been anti-B's? What's the stuff that can discolour teeth?

DS never had any anti-B's though.

trixymalixy Wed 27-Aug-14 21:41:54

Yes. DS had a vagunal birth, I breastfed, no antibiotics in first year of life and we had pets when he was born and are not too great at cleaning. All stuff ive heard about before. Not hearing anything new which is a bit disappointing.

Bragadocia Wed 27-Aug-14 21:44:31

I don't have personal experience of allergies, but this is so interesting. I'd never heard about the pre-partum development of lactobacillus in the vagina at birth thing before. This is probably very ignorant and naive, but I wonder why it's not possible to 'paint' caesarean-born babies with a synthetic product or something.

Likeaninjanow Wed 27-Aug-14 21:46:11

Ds2 had a vaginal birth, breastfed for 2 years...still allergic!

helensburgh Wed 27-Aug-14 21:46:22

Lots of ideas, little evidence though.

BrookeDavies Wed 27-Aug-14 21:46:56

DD had antibiotics at a week old. And developed horrible eczema not long after. She's grown out of it now, possibly due to my laid back approach to housework smile

helensburgh Wed 27-Aug-14 21:48:25

No Caesarian here, or antibiotics, and breast fed for 23months. Son has chronic FPIES, eosinophilic disease, asthma, exec a and IgE to numerous foods.

Oh and she's had worms three times.

trixymalixy Wed 27-Aug-14 21:50:25

I also used probiotics....

meglet Wed 27-Aug-14 21:54:04

I 'engage with microbes'. I've always gardened and had pets, and don't dust.

meglet Wed 27-Aug-14 21:57:18

And the dc's don't have an indoors lifestyle. DS was sitting in the garden chuntering to the g-pigs as soon as he could sit up.

trixymalixy Wed 27-Aug-14 22:06:00

Disappointing. What a waste of time.

babybarrister Wed 27-Aug-14 22:13:50

Yep, I feel a bit bleugh too -I had emcs and had antibiotics after DS birth but not before afaik. DS has never had anti biotics as I am frightened he would be allergic to them grin. DS breastfed for 6 months, yes v urban accommodation but we are outdoors a lot and not v house proud - ask my MIL! I lived in developing world before DS born so presumably my guts should have been stuffed full of the 'old friends' bacteria - and DS never washes his hands after wiping his bum grin so I am sure there must be loads of faecal bacteria swirling around our house ....

I am up for giving DS probiotics - anyone have any suggesting for the cmp allergic though?!

trixymalixy Wed 27-Aug-14 22:19:49

I used one by viridian that was CMP free.

I think I'm going to give probiotics another go to and I am going to try and get the kids outside more.

trixymalixy Wed 27-Aug-14 22:20:02

*too

trixymalixy Wed 27-Aug-14 22:23:47

I think I'll give this one a go, it has pre and probiotics.

greencybermummy Wed 27-Aug-14 22:30:51

Anyone given probiotics to their DC long term?
Interested to see the link one is dairy free - thanks for that.

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