April 2011 - silence might be golden but the April ladies are diamond so chat on

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GlaikitFizzog Fri 13-Jan-12 11:24:51

Ta Dah!

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JKSLtd Fri 13-Jan-12 11:30:50

Well done Fizz smile

GlaikitFizzog Fri 13-Jan-12 11:52:56

Multi talented am I!

You asked about doses, Calpol is 2.5-5ml every 4 hours, Calprofen is 2.5ml every 6 hours for our age tiddlers! But like anything over the counter there is a safety margin in that.

Shouldn't you be getting on withyour jobs JKS?wink

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ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 13-Jan-12 11:55:00

Great title Frakk and thanks for the new thread Fizz.

What awful news Dairy, I'm so sorry. Dreadful circumstances for everyone involved.

How is T Ali?

I have a poorly baby here today as well. Strange symptoms of a crackling chest and burping. I do wonder if the burping is just to do with an empty stomach. He won't eat but he will have milk. It's when they're ill that bf'ing comes into its own, IMO. I do wonder if he has a chest infection and that the wheezy/chestyness he had over Christmas never really went......

chillikat Fri 13-Jan-12 12:43:13

Dairy, sorry to hear your news. Hope your DH and all concerned are ok.

We had another awful night, though DH thinks it was slightly better than the night before hmm as she did sleep in her cot for short spells. It seems she's forgotten how to sleep for more than an hour at a time and just can't get into a deep sleep. We've given her calpol and ibruprofen at regular intervals but it doesn't seem to be helping sad She's currently asleep on our bed on her front with her bum in the air confused
We have a docs appointment for later this afternoon. I'm also going to ask about my extra long AF (still light bleeding since Christmas eve).

I think this might be a weekend of lie-ins and afternoon naps.

OhFraktiousTree Fri 13-Jan-12 13:07:32

Popping on to placemark

Starshaped Fri 13-Jan-12 13:28:11

You much be exhausted chilli - sorry to hear that things are so rubbish. I hope that the doctor can help and that you get a better night tonight.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 13-Jan-12 14:15:38

Good title Frakk, and well done Fizz for starting the thread grin

chilli - what a nightmare for you all, hope the GP can help and that you get some sleep!

T is extremely spotty, and quite itchy. He was in our bed most of last night, and was thrashing about and just wanted boob the whole night. He seems in better spirits today, and is currently having a nap. I am wondering how to approach the preschool pick up, because really T shouldn't be in the building with all the other children and baby brothers and sisters. I'm hoping DH might be home by then, or able to go and get DS1 on his way home!

kittycatcat Fri 13-Jan-12 15:34:07

Thanks frak and fizz

S is fine after his (my) od! Phew.

chillikat Fri 13-Jan-12 16:45:30

Back from Docs. M has an ear infection - doc pointed out the discharge coming from her ear which we hadn't noticed blush. He thinks as it's discharge-y it's on it's way out. She does seem a bit more like her usual self at the moment. We got a prescription just in case she gets worse but I don't think we'll be collecting it.
And my wierd AF is normal with the mini pill. If it continues for another month shock I should go back and get checked by the nurse practitioner but as there's no pain with it not to worry.
I like coming away from the docs with reassurance rather than drugs smile

Hoping M will sleep better tonight. DH had decided that 8pm is the new 10pm (our bedtime). Lets hope the sleep fairy visits us all.

Ali, I hope T is ok. Has DS1 already had it?

MumToTiny Fri 13-Jan-12 17:09:35

(((Hugs))) for poorly babies (and their Mums and Dads!), and for Dairy - hope DH is coping.

Re. Calpol - new advice on doses (which might not have made it onto bottles yet!) is that the therapeutic dose for paracetamol is 5ml four times daily for ages 6 months to 2 years (as opposed to the rather vague 2.5-5ml previously suggested). Should then give 7.5ml for ages 2-4 and 10ml for ages 4-6. (Outs self as pharmacist - queries welcome!!!)

Not much news here - T seems to have started eating lots more in the last couple of weeks (we've even had a couple of solid poos!) - he's not having any less boob though, the boy's obsessed!
Sleep - meh! Co-sleeping is the answer for us (never thought I'd be saying that!) -couldn't tell you how often he wakes, as he usually finds the boob before I realise he's woken and helps himself! He can also do breast compressions - he shot milk across the room when I was at my mums a few weeks ago! grin
Oh, and thanks to Kitty, he I now has a slight flat cap obsession wink!

DairyBeetle Fri 13-Jan-12 18:18:29

Hello everyone, and thanks for thoughts. They're much appreciated. It looks like the media may have over exaggerated the circumstances and it may not have been murder. It's still horrible but not as horrid. DH is still very down but the shock has eased.

Ali I hope T isn't too bad with the chicken pox and is managing to distract himself from the itching.

Chilli fingers crossed for more sleep tonight. Don't feel too bad about not seeing the ear gunk, it can appear within minutes (I didn't notice my own ear gunk once!)

S is experiencing a tooth influx, we've got two cut through and four more obviously working their way up too. Explains our terrible nights recently. Would like to get him into the cot a bit more though. We managed 6 mins last night, he's sleep happily on our bed (with or without us) but not his cot confused

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 13-Jan-12 18:36:42

Another one back from the GP's! I has an ear infection which explains the raging temperature and high resp rate. Poor little chap, he is obviously feeling shite as he is very subdued.

Poor old T Ali, can you give Piriton to this age baby? Or maybe I should ask mum to tiny?! grin My friend is a pharmacist, and very handy person to know!

Fingers crossed for a better night tonight Chilli x

Cyclebump Fri 13-Jan-12 20:06:51


Hello! Just place marking...

(H just self settled for the first time ever but am containing the burst of joy after the smugness incident...)

MumToTiny Fri 13-Jan-12 23:19:38

Realised after I posted earlier that I hadn't boasted about T's amazing vocal abilities wink! He can say Mumma/mama and baba (but no dada, much to DH's disgust!).
His commando crawling is also improving by the day hmm - might need to invest in a playpen if he gets much faster!

Officially, piriton is only licensed from 1 year, but GP can prescribe it from 1 month. The dose (2.5ml twice daily) is the same from 1 month to 2 years, so draw your own conclusions!

Hope poorly ears and itches improve soon!

JKSLtd Sat 14-Jan-12 09:22:03

Mum to tiny that is great talking smile
M so far says blah blah blah hmm grin

OhFraktiousTree Sat 14-Jan-12 09:28:34

Here paracetemol etc is by weight. I can never get over the fact it's by age in the UK confused <hugs> to all the poorly babies sad and the mummies at the end of their tether.

Talking here too. Mama and dada (but not papa! DH needs to up his linguistic input methinks) which is sooo cute. Plus assorted babbling sounds.

I've realised that we really need to crack fit sleeping. Argh. Although he did drift off from quite awake last night with me lying next to him after I'd already boobed him to sleep. cycle that's amazing - gives me hope!

Some twat has messed with my teaching load. I now have tons of classes with weekly marking and a set of student MWs with no scheme of work because it's a new trial course. Bah.

GlaikitFizzog Sat 14-Jan-12 11:29:33

MumToTiny thats good to know. What if anything have you been told about the recommendation the paracetalmol isn't used to reduce temperatures anymore? My HV (the crap one) was banging on about it, how we must never give calpol for fever, for fear of our babies arms falling off*, so I asked the practice childrens nurse who said that thats what they have been told to say, but for years and years it was the norm and it worked so there must be something in it, but he didn't tell me that wink. The phamacist hadn't been told anything about it and quite happily gave B Calpol on the minor ailments service for a wee temp he was running. Seems a bit inconsistent for me.

While we are bragging, I was at the dental hygenist yesterday. I hate dentists, in fact I'm terrified. So I was lying back in the chair trying to to show I was scared as i don;t want himto be the same as me, she was cleaning my teeth and from his stroller in the corner my clever little boy sratered mamamamamamaing for the first time! My heart broke!! He also babababas and cooooorrrrrs like a pigeon. There us a a noise he makes that distictly sounds like hiya too! grin

Frak thats rubbish about your workload. Hope you get M sleeping soundly soon without being boobed.

ILike, Ali & Chilli hope the medicines(if needed) work quickly and babies are back to normal soon.

My BF is on her way down. We are going for a wee pamper this afternoon to prepare me for goign back to work next week. But she's really coming down because she is "on a break" from her boyfriend of 5 years. He has decided he doesn't know if he wants kids or not. After she has been totally open about her want for them. If I'm totally honest he is a manchild who doens't want to give up his mates and all the boy things he does. His main reason for not wantingthem is not being able to get up in the morning and decide to go for an mountian bike up a hill. I think his priorities are skewed TBH.

*this may be a slight over exaggeration

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MumToTiny Sat 14-Jan-12 14:27:21

Enjoy your pampering Fizz - I'm looking forward to going to the Sanctuary in Covent Garden for a hen weekend in March (not looking forward to leaving T overnight though - poor DH might have a looooong night!).

Frak I think M and T are in cahoots - I despair of him ever self-settling, although we did have a daytime nap in his cot this week (just the one though!).

Don't know anything about not giving Calpol to reduce temp sounds like bollocks to me - I would give ibuprofen by preference, as it works more quickly, but both work! Calpol is more gentle on little tummies, so would probably go for that if LO has tummy bug or similar, and I tend to give ibuprofen before bed, as it lasts longer. It's not really recommended to alternate with Calpol and ibuprofen any more although lots of doctors still say to do this! as there's no evidence that it reduces temp any better than just using one or t'other. Lesson over - I shall be testing you all next week wink

kittycatcat Sat 14-Jan-12 20:29:10

Balls. I think s has got the pox. Spot in his hairline, his balls interestingly, his back and looks like some coming on his chest...explains the inconsolable crying pre calprofen overdose the night before last. He seems fine in himself tho. Was a bot constipated earlier but prunes in his dinner put pay to that...big time!

OhFraktiousTree Sat 14-Jan-12 21:06:30

Oh bugger kitty sad

We went to buy a prison playpen today and ended up with a ride on car thing and an aquadraw too. Looks like great fun!

DH has a cold and keeps coughing, thereby disturbing M (and me but I have insomnia). WIBU to kick him out to the spare room?

JKSLtd Sat 14-Jan-12 21:21:24

Kick him out for definite grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 14-Jan-12 22:43:12

Kick him out for sure, DH gets dismissed for less here grin

kitty - oh no! T has got loads of spots all round his ball and willy, poor little chap. I covered him in calamine lotion after his bath, and we've given him Piriton syrup on the advice of a paed family friend even though it isn't licensed for under 1s. He is currently asleep, and has been for an hour and a half which is the longest he's slept in his own bed for about 3 days!

Frakk and MummytoTiny - T doesn't self-settle either, ever. He will sometimes nap in his cot, but only if boobed first. Actually I tell a lie, one day last week I put him in there with a dummy and stroked his head until he dropped off - and it hasn't worked again since!!

Wishing everyone a peaceful night's sleep! grin

kittycatcat Sun 15-Jan-12 09:02:51

Thanks Ali I'll stock up.


I just poas....

Faint second line which is what happened last time. Clear blue later?

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 15-Jan-12 09:20:20

KITTY!!!!!!!!!!!!! <big eyes emoticon> keeping my fingers firmly crossed for you smile

Poor old T Ali. I suppose at least having a nappy on stops him from scratching his balls.

Another question for you MumtoTiny? Can ibuprofen make your baby a bit hyper? Or does it work so well for pain relief that they just return to normal for a while? We gave ds some at bath time last night and he was up until 9. He's normally snoring by 7 without fail.

Also, why dont the makers of Piriton license it for under 1's? Is it just too expensive to obtain the license, or is it because of the sedative in it?

I love Aquadraws Frakk. Ds and I fight over the pens blush

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