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November 2012 - Teeth? Don't talk to us about teeth.

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StuntNun Fri 23-Aug-13 09:11:14
PurplePidjin Sat 24-Aug-13 01:11:54

brew

GTbaby Sat 24-Aug-13 01:22:32

Anyone else has appointment for a development reviews? Wondering what they do? What questions to ask? What should he be able to do?

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 01:50:43

No appointment yet. Do not worry at all. It is just a very basic check to make sure all is well and there is such a wide range of 'acceptable'. They will be mainly looking for signs of hearing or sight loss, and to make sure baby is responsive and trying to do things for himself. There will be something in your red book about the kinda things babies are likely to be doing. But they are all different and this has no impact on their future career opportunities.

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 01:51:47

And again thank you Stunt for the new thread.

Pikz Sat 24-Aug-13 06:24:52

Word

Sophiathesnowfairy Sat 24-Aug-13 07:13:37

Up

ChasingDaisy Sat 24-Aug-13 07:48:39

GT we had one at 7 months. She checked his pincer grip, his responsiveness to me and whether he watched a ball as it was thrown behind him. Also, the normal weight and length. She declared him very advanced grin

Sophiathesnowfairy Sat 24-Aug-13 07:52:40

We had an appointment sent through, but we moved, I need to phone them really but the stuff is in a box somewhere. Maybe I should just phone the children's centre on Monday. hmm

Donnadoon Sat 24-Aug-13 08:08:33

Morning all brew thanks stunt for Fred

PetiteRaleuse Sat 24-Aug-13 09:01:08

Morning

Morning all!
Struggled to keep up with the Fred this week with being back at work and then shattered at bedtime. Will try my hardest to catch up.

Just had breakfast and M is spoon feeding herself more and more often now, she's getting quite good at it.

M was 9 months yesterday so I took her to get weighed as we haven't been since 6 months. She's just below the 50th percentile. Was looking at her curve and if she follows the same pattern she won't be 9kgs until at least 12 months so no need to worry about new car seats for a long while.

Also, I'd wanted to buy some new clothes for her but wasn't sure what to get. She's in 6-9 now but don't want her to grow out of them quickly. But the 9-12 look huge. I've had a look at the next size guide and I think it'll be a while before she's in 9-12. The weight says from 9.5, she's 8.1 and it's taken her 3 months to go from 7.1 to 8.1. confused

ChasingDaisy Sat 24-Aug-13 09:28:53

Wow fatima the spoon feeding is impressive!

Clothes wise, O is in 9-12 month trousers and 3-6 or 6-9 month tops. He is 91st centile for length and 25th for weight. He has inherited his mother's body shape - long legs with short torso.

ChasingDaisy Sat 24-Aug-13 10:05:59

sad that was really hard saying goodbye to Oscar just now. He doesn't give his dad a beaming smile like he used to and he was quite shy around him. He has only just woken from his nap and now he has been whisked away from his mummy.

izzybizzybuzzybees Sat 24-Aug-13 11:06:49

jj we have this pushchair from Argos. It's quite good. We use it just for holidays. It reclines quite flat and has a basket. The swivelly wheels are good but can also be locked too. My MIL will use it when she watches J and in fact my dad prefers this to our vista as he can work it!!

Sleep is atrocious here. J woke up every 1hr50 mins last night from going to bed at 10.30pm with one nice 23 min one as well! I'm sick of it!

He is doing well with food. A bit fussy and prefers fruit to veg which in trying to alter but to be honest he eats so I don't mind.

We go on holiday for a fortnight in a week so I will need to take food to last us due to the whole allergy info in Spanish! Was thinking maybe pouches as they would be easy to pack? Any recommendation? Dairy egg and nut free?! I Will just get the wheat flakes I've been buying for breakfast.

I've had a nightmare with my pram but found out yesterday I will be getting a replacement chassis which is a relief!

PennieLane Sat 24-Aug-13 11:09:35

hmm chasing

At the dev review, checked eyes/ears/weight etc and watched the babies playing together to look for responsiveness/large motor/minor motor skills. We got referred for a squint, most people got referred for something! There was a HV and paediatrician. It was quite fun.

HV said her motor skills were advanced. Shucks. Amazing seeing varieties of babies, I swear one LO was 2 yrs old with size/speaking/movement but just 10 months!

Home fromA&E at 3am. Suspected mild measles. Poor little scrap slept in my arms all night. So very very tired. Children's A&E is a sad place. There was a baby up for adoption who'd be turned away at the door and wanted to take him home hmm

Kyz Sat 24-Aug-13 11:12:29

Marking place

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 11:27:30

Chasing, he sees his dad once a week yes? That is a long time for baby. It might be that you need to review contact. Tricky. I guess the test is how he gets on.

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 11:36:19

Pennie measles? Yikes! I thought they had been given those jags? Poor little baby for adoption too. hmm

Chasing (((hug))) a week is a long time for a baby. See how he gets on. If he is finding it distressing you may need to review things.

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 11:36:46

Oops. I thought the first post had not happened.

Lily311 Sat 24-Aug-13 11:53:12

Just marking place

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 12:00:00

Maclarens all the way for lightweight pushchairs. The one we have can be pushed easily with one hand whilst restraining a nutty toddler with the other. It will soon be my only pram as I really must sell my beloved Mountain Buggy hmmhmmhmm

I will see if I can find a cheapish Maclaren. Ours was preloved for £35 with all the bits.

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Aug-13 12:05:07

Best price I can see for a maclaren volo is £69 from pramworld, but the cover etc is extra. It does not recline, and is pink, an extra £10 for the black. This is why I like preloved stuff smile

PetiteRaleuse Sat 24-Aug-13 12:43:06

Measles jab is at 12 months. pennie I hope it passes quickly.

StuntNun Sat 24-Aug-13 13:01:09

At this age Chasing it's normal for babies to only want their mum, or whoever is their primary carer. It's one reason why it's easier to start your child at nursery at 6 months old rather than later. J will not go anywhere near his granny at the moment and he sees her at least once a week. It is just a phase and it will pass.

While we're talking about measles, I have been advised to have J's MMR given at a hospital as there is a higher risk of a reaction due to his egg allergy. I hope she recovers quickly Pennie, I had measles at 3 and it only lasted a few days but I'm sure the rash is itchy.

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