High Needs Baby Support Group (thread IV)

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Yoohooo! Over here!


The last thread was filling up so I've started us a sparkling new one.

The original thread was to support those of us with babies fitting the following criteria:

1. Feeds frequently daytime
2. Feeds frequently nighttime
3. Needs to be constantly held
4. Wont sleep alone
5. Hates the car seat/pram
6. Short naps

Some of our babies have grown out of some of those now, but we're still here to support each other through the sleepless nights and noisy car journeys and to offer hugs, chocolate and wine to anyone who's struggling.

So if that list sounds familiar then come and join us as we delight in our active, inquisitive, curious and restless babies or toddlers!

Oopla Fri 28-Dec-12 00:24:38

Hello waves can I join in please?
After 10 months of torturous behaviour I think it's time I admitted that my 3rd baby is in fact high needs. Or a baby terrorist grin

Have you all had a nice Christmas?

ticklemyboobsofsteel Fri 28-Dec-12 08:44:43

<waves to Oopla> Welcome! Come on in!

We had a lovely Christmas, ta. How was yours?

Hope everyone here is okay. Big cheers for the sleepers, and lots of <caffeine and matchsticks> for the parents of the non-sleepers!

DS will be 18 months in January. I don't know where the time has gone. Looking back, it has flown by. But when in the middle of the sleepless nights of his first year, it felt like eternity grin He's working on his canines at the moment (only his two-year molars to go after that! He's more teeth than baby!) and one has finally poked through up top - it looks evil, all pointy and pain-inducing. I sure won't miss teething when it's all over - they must suffer so much with it. I was shown a picture of a child's skull before they begin teething the other day - it looks horrendous! If you've not seen it, Google it but maybe make sure you've not just eaten and are sitting down I'm not sure where I thought the teeth came from, but I found it shudder-inducing!

DH is with his MIL at the moment. She is really struggling. She's always had mental health issues and we think she's bi-polar. But her anxiety is through the roof at the moment - it's terrifying how much she has changed in just the past few months. Lots of really concerning behaviour. She's having yet another assessment today - am hoping there will be another change in her medication as the anti-anxieties are clearly not working. Never seen her like this. I'm worried that, if nothing helps, she will need more care than either DH, his sister and myself can give her sad

Blimey, what an essay. Hope you're all well <snaffles brownie, gobbles it up>

ticklemyboobsofsteel Fri 28-Dec-12 13:31:51

So, my non buggy sleeping toddler appears to have fallen asleep in his buggy. Tis a Christmas miracle! But it now means I'm stuck wandering the streets until he wakes up and the sky is threatening to unleash. Just like old times <nostalgic>

PeggyCarter Fri 28-Dec-12 18:48:08

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Nightmoves Sat 29-Dec-12 01:45:03

tickle that's rough about your MIL. Hope she gets the help she needs soon. No wonder you are all concerned. Also just checked out those pics of the teeth/skull. Yuck!! Horror movie stuff! Explains all the shouting poor babies. We are STILL waiting on the top two. And DS has cold now too so have Vicks menthol plug in, rub for his chest, teething granules and calpol on the go. Feel like a pharmacist. He has been up since 10pm and has temp too. Poor soul <helps self to matchsticks and coffee>.

joyful happy belated birthday to Baby Joyful. That is rubbish about the wheezing. Is he/you managing with the spacer ok? They can be tricky at first for adults never mind trying to get a wee one to use it. Hope he feels better soon.

Natmu Sat 29-Dec-12 03:50:56

Joyful yes please to the choc sponge recipe smile.

It's so exciting that DS is walking. It always amazes me how much change they go through in one short year. I look at DS1 now and marvel at all that has been already for him.

We have inhaler thingy for DS1 who is 4 and still doesn't get the full effect of it because they're so difficult to use. If you feel at any point that DS is struggling or wheezing too much then go to A&E as they might want to nebulise him if the inhaler is not getting through.

PeggyCarter Sat 29-Dec-12 08:31:28

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Ah well done mini Puddle! How exciting. Maybe it will tire him out?

PeggyCarter Mon 31-Dec-12 19:15:16

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Good idea Joyful. Happy New Year! Just about to break out the scrabble here.

PeggyCarter Mon 31-Dec-12 20:23:47

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