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Dashing through the snow... One escaped early, which December baby is next?

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HoneyMum21 Tue 13-Nov-12 22:13:58

Getting the thread ready when all the Christmas puddings start making appearances...

Secondsop Sun 23-Dec-12 09:24:12

seymore the midwife told me I SHOULD have a bath with tea tree or lavender oil (mixed with a little milk and put in the bath), to help everything heal. She did say not to do it in the hospital (this was when I was about to go back in for blood pressure problems) because the bath might not be clean but that it was fine to do it at home in fact actively encouraged it. I haven't bathed yet though because luxuriating in a bath has been a bit hard to fit in what with the baby.

My mum said that when I was born they were encouraged to have salt baths to help with healing, and they had salt in hospital for that purpose.
I have some Dead Sea salt - has anyone had a salt bath and is it nice or does it hurt like billyo?

Bellaboo123 Sun 23-Dec-12 09:27:04

Seconds the salt didn't sting - didn't even feel it. My MW me ruin milk too!

Secondsop Sun 23-Dec-12 09:32:20

On another note i have a co-sleeping question. On 3 occasions now I've fallen asleep while breastfeeding from the left breast in the lying down position ie on my side with the baby on his side facing me. We've both slept blissfully well like this especially him, as hes snuggled up to me, until i wake up and realise how we're sleeping and have a panic. I know it's not what is recommended as being a safe co-sleeping position because he's right up against me and because he's on his side not his back (although he can't roll onto his front as my body is right there, although he could i guess face plant into my tummy). But, - is it really so bad? And, despite the guidelines, are lots of people in fact quietly co-sleeping anyway as the only way to get some sleep?

FriendofDorothy Sun 23-Dec-12 09:38:04

I have been bathing in baths with tea-tree or lavender oil. Occasionally with salt added. Going to try it with added milk today too.

I have decided that my stitches are healing well but I think my real pain is due to bruising on my pelvic bone. Has anyone else got this?

Secondsop Sun 23-Dec-12 09:45:41

Thanks for that re the salt - I'll give it a go!

We need a new thread again, don't we?

WeeJo08 Sun 23-Dec-12 10:53:49

FoD - I think I have bruising too, but of my tailbone because DD was back to back. It's getting easier but still definitely feel it!

StaceymReadyForNumber3 Sun 23-Dec-12 10:59:14

I too was run a bath almost immediately after birth. Since being home I've bathed with tea tree and lavender, although had no tears or stitches so it's not strictly needed but it smells nice without being overly perfumed as I don't want too much perfumed stuff, so I don't smell weird to Ethan.

We had a crap night tbh. He wouldn't sleep in his crib and I gave up at 1 and co-slept. (which means I don't sleep well at all) but he did sleep till 5.45, fed then went into his crib and slept until 7 something. DH cuddled and he stayed asleep until about 8 when I had to wake him as my boobs were killing me. Writing it down it doesn't look so bad. If he'd go in his crib that would have been a great night! Lol

This morning Ethan had his first real bath, it was a great success, he didn't even cry! smile

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 12:36:36

First public feed in Pezzo! All going well so far he latched straight away and I'm not even tucked away in the corner. I did leak milk all on my jumper though grin

brooke89 Sun 23-Dec-12 12:50:19

I'm co sleeping seconds - completely given up trying to get Isla in her crib and its the only way we'll get some sleep. I've fallen asleep like that a lot too

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 12:53:28

Yay Spotty! I did one in the range yesterday. Little kid staring at us, got myself all psyched up to answer odd questions... "You've got spiky hair" re: dp's dreads


We joined dp and his running club this morning. Lovely 2 1/2 mile walk in the Forest but OMG my hips are killing me!!

Secondsop Sun 23-Dec-12 13:27:24

Well done spotty !

brooke I'm glad to know I'm not the only one whose fallen asleep like that. little Z does do quite well at not getting himself in a smothery position as he always, after feeding, props his cheek up onto the upper part of my boob, from where it's hard to see how he could roll onto his face unless I roll away from him, which I haven't done yet. A friend told me that when they're this small all they want is to be near their mummy and preferably back inside where they were warm and comfy.

Cookiesandcoffee Sun 23-Dec-12 14:39:29

Ahh trying to catch up before new thread!!

brooke and seconds we co sleep at some point every night! When it's the only way to get them to settle what else do you do at stupid o clock! Most of the mums I know have done it at times

Well done spotty, I did one in Costa the other day and was most proud. What clothing have you found best? Did you not attract too many stares?

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 15:09:16

I just lifted up my jumper and pulled down my cheapo primark vest. Don't think anyone stared, it was all families in though smile

Clarella Sun 23-Dec-12 15:31:22

just bobbing on - re co sleeping as I too keep nodding off during night feeds - where's the best safety info on how to do etc?

brooke89 Sun 23-Dec-12 15:33:37

I do try every night to get her in her crib but by 2am I've had enough! To be honest, I'm so aware of where she is next to me whilst sleeping I'm not worrying anymore - the MW wasn't worried either and said lots of new mums do it if its the only way to get some sleep. I've made the bed more baby friendly though smile

MaMaPo Sun 23-Dec-12 16:00:31

First public bf for me today too - on the District line from Aldgate East! A few nosy looks from some of the tourists who piled on, but we were v discreet - I have on a top with vents down the front that open up. Felt v good to be honest - feeding my wee baby when she needed it.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 23-Dec-12 16:06:30

Hi All, I noticed Nutella suggested we updated the stats thread postnatally. I've started here. Anyone fancy joining me?

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 17:07:43

Felix's cord has finally fallen off, four weeks tomorrow shock

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 23-Dec-12 17:14:06

Ugh Spotty can't imagine how bad that smelled! Jamie's fell off yesterday at 6days and it smelled utterly rancid! DP had to take it away, I couldn't touch it <boak>

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 17:19:41

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 17:19:57

Oh it didn't smell at all grin (not that I could tell I didn't get too close!). It was delayed because he had a central line in for over a week so it was never clamped properly!

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