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To say that no these 'salts' during pregnancy are not making your baby reach milestones at lightning speed?

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PolkadotPlate Wed 23-Mar-16 13:23:38

but secretly worry I'm missing something

Am 2nd time mum so I should know better, so excuse me but...

Close family member, their baby is 6 months younger than mine, is so advanced!

Sitting up unaided at 4 months etc.

I don't even know what age dc2 sat up at blush

My dd 15 months has no desire to walk, bum shuffles at lightning speed so no real motivation. Keep getting 'jokes' that the other baby will be walking long before mine. I really don't care about when they walk as I did the whole obsessive worry with dc1 and he did it in his own time.

MIL, SIL are putting it down to 'salts' that were taken during pregnancy to aid bone structure and swimming.

I only took the same pre pregnancy vitamins I took with first dc.

Is this mad or am I missing something?

WipsGlitter Wed 23-Mar-16 13:25:10


Smile, nod, ignore!

MartinaJ Wed 23-Mar-16 13:25:15

Wow, so that's why my daughter doesn't paint like Monet at 6 years of age. And her maths are still not on the Einstein's level. Can she still catch up?

NotSayingImBatman Wed 23-Mar-16 13:25:21

Of course it's mad.

Roast potatoes benefit from salt during cooking, not babies.

splendide Wed 23-Mar-16 13:27:05

Maybe it's not too late, give her a light seasoning while she naps?

exexpat Wed 23-Mar-16 13:28:03

Other baby is PFB, right? They are completely mad. Babies do things at different rates.

AlbusPercival Wed 23-Mar-16 13:28:13

OMG I am pg, please tell me what these salts are so my baby will be super advanced grin

PolkadotPlate Wed 23-Mar-16 13:28:53

Stop it! grin

I'm being silly, aren't I?!!

PolkadotPlate Wed 23-Mar-16 13:29:29

Will find out name of these 'salts' and post in case anyone wants to try!

curren Wed 23-Mar-16 13:31:08

Ffs, they think a bit of salt made her baby more advanced?

I would laugh and point out competitive parents usually feel inadequate deep down.

BadDoGooder Wed 23-Mar-16 13:33:49

Maybe it's not too late, give her a light seasoning while she naps?

Bath her in them??

Seriously though, that's just mad!
All babies do different things at different times, whether you got certain no doubt expensive "salts" in pregnancy or not will not make a blind bit of difference ffs!
Honestly some people will believe any old guff, the threads about MLMs have really opened my eyes to what some people will swallow literally grin

GreatFuckability Wed 23-Mar-16 13:35:29

if it makes you feel any better, my dc1 sat unaided at 4 months and walked at 13 months.
my dc2 sat unaided at 8 months, and walked at 11.
my dc 3 sat unaided at 9 months and within 3 weeks weeks was walking.

because children are not machines and do things at their own pace. you and i both know this, dont let the jokes get to you. i promise in a few years no one will be able to tell who could sit up first!

Cabrinha Wed 23-Mar-16 13:35:33

So bonkers it's funny.

BadDoGooder Wed 23-Mar-16 13:35:43

I just got a sudden vision of competetive mums all over the country, rubbing salt into their PFB's as they sleep, like little pork joints! grin

Finola1step Wed 23-Mar-16 13:35:51

In no way is it the salts!

My ds was crawling at 4 months. Proper crawling at 18 weeks. Nothing to do with my vitamin intake during pregnancy. He was a very active baby in the womb and this just continued.

He's now 8 years old, football mad, very agile and in to all sports.

DD on the other hand was v different.

Nothing to do with salts!

MartinaJ Wed 23-Mar-16 13:36:07

Will find out name of these 'salts' and post in case anyone wants to try!

Absolutely! Do I have to sprinkle it over her or rub it in? Would it also help with dogs or cats?

ScrambledSmegs Wed 23-Mar-16 13:37:00

Tissue salts? It's some sort of homeopathic woo that I've seen on FB recently. AFAIK there's nothing in it. Likelihood is that the baby is just pretty strong - a friend's DC was walking at 7 months and helping her unload the dishwasher at 8 (I witnessed this if anyone is hmm ) but he was a very strong little boy. He's no more physically advanced than his peers now I think, although he is very bright. Not surprising considering both his parents are academically extremely successful.

longdiling Wed 23-Mar-16 13:37:30

All I would add is that present performance is no indication of what lies ahead! My pfb hit all her milestones early. She is very much average academically at age 11 (although not at all 'average' to me of course). Her little sister was late talking and walking and is flying academically. So those salts and that ability to sit up early will mean diddly squat in the future!!

MartinaJ Wed 23-Mar-16 13:38:32

It's just, it would be great to have a great mouse catcher or Crufts winner on my hands.

Penguinepenguins Wed 23-Mar-16 13:40:24

am in hysterics at the mum who suggests lightly seasoning the DC...

But I am to be fair intrigued by these salts... I love a good laugh

BadDoGooder Wed 23-Mar-16 13:40:43

Martina I suggest salt rubs, especially on the cat!
<I am not legally responsible for any injuries sustained by application of salt rubs to animals with teeth and claws>

MartinaJ Wed 23-Mar-16 13:43:25

BadDoGooder, fortunately my high-strung cat who managed to bite our vet is safely neutered. I have to find a nice placid one.

Kennington Wed 23-Mar-16 13:48:05

If the mother is yapping on about salts then I don't think the child will be making great academic leaps later on - if that is what they are hearing at home.
I knew people taking brainy baby supplements and they couldn't explain what they did either.

NeedACleverNN Wed 23-Mar-16 13:50:34

I've got some table salt in the cupboard. Will try that

My ds is 12 months and he only started properly crawling 3 weeks ago. Not walking yet. Hopefully this will help

MetalMidget Wed 23-Mar-16 13:52:26

Ooh, I'm 22 weeks pregnant!

rubs bump with olive oil and lashings of sea salt and pepper, sticks sprig of rosemary in belly button

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