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Re: Parent Place

Post by Bianco2564 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 pm

Congratulations.
Try not to give her a dummy, it can be difficult later to make her give it up.
Our eldest grandson managed without but that was down to his mum's will power.
Grandsons 2 & 3 both have them.

Don't be ashamed to get 2nd hand toys, they get through them at an alarming rate and what was favourite last week gets forgotten or trashed.
And they can also cost a fortune new.

Invest the time in going to baby groups or swimming, good for developing vital skills.

Get a height chart.

Don't waste money on expensive designer pushchairs. Daughter #1 paid £600 on one and it was a pain in the arse ,too bulky.She sold it after 8 months at a huge loss.

Buy a decent car seat, swivel ones make life easy.



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Re: Parent Place

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 pm

What he said.
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Bender » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 pm

2nd the not giving dummy.

Neither of mine had them I refused point blank, kids. Will mostly go along with what you do.

When they start getting ideas of there own no needs to be no, I could slap parents you here saying do that one more time, or wait till you get home, kids don't think in the future and if they know your a soft touch your dooooomed 😁
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:38 pm

JRH wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Moonraker wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm
JRH wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:09 pm

NO..... that’s what panniers and top boxes are for. :D
Could you imagine?

Also, doesn't it need a netted part so the child can see the views? :lol:
Nah. The little one will be asleep. Gently lulled by the motion of the bike. :thumb:
Now I look at the picture again it does resemble a crib :lol:
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:44 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Congratulations.
Try not to give her a dummy, it can be difficult later to make her give it up.
Our eldest grandson managed without but that was down to his mum's will power.
Grandsons 2 & 3 both have them.

Don't be ashamed to get 2nd hand toys, they get through them at an alarming rate and what was favourite last week gets forgotten or trashed.
And they can also cost a fortune new.

Invest the time in going to baby groups or swimming, good for developing vital skills.

Get a height chart.

Don't waste money on expensive designer pushchairs. Daughter #1 paid £600 on one and it was a pain in the arse ,too bulky.She sold it after 8 months at a huge loss.

Buy a decent car seat, swivel ones make life easy.
Thank you.

Yea we don't intend to use a dummy, and I understand that long use of dummies can impact speech development.

Pram is already bought, it was pricey but the idea is it will last for a second child, which we hope to have as part of life plans. We do have an good isofixit car seat, not swivel but we are happy with it. It's a nice easy click button system.

Funnily enough we will be going swimming asap to get her use to water quickly. Nice bit of bonding too.

Height chart - ours will be a ruler, wife teaches children :thumb:
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:44 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 pm
What he said.
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:46 pm

Bender wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 pm
2nd the not giving dummy.

Neither of mine had them I refused point blank, kids. Will mostly go along with what you do.

When they start getting ideas of there own no needs to be no, I could slap parents you here saying do that one more time, or wait till you get home, kids don't think in the future and if they know your a soft touch your dooooomed 😁
My wife tells me I am a heartless robot and I've no issue with no means no. She works with children, I work with offenders and we have a 19 month old spaniel who we have to say no too often :lol:

Wife is wiite on the ball with things around parenting, she did child psychology, is head of safeguarding etc. She is a great, safe pair of hands. I'm lucky :thumb:
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Re: Parent Place

Post by rennie » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:56 pm

Congratulations! :thumb:
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 pm

rennie wrote:
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Congratulations! :thumb:
Thank you.
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:41 pm

When she starts going to nightclubs (ie about nine years these days) and you're on dad duty, remember that IT IS NOT COOL to wait outside the club she is in. So at 3.00am on a wet, cold and windy night you should take a position in a doorway at least several establishments away.

She will not be out on time so you will be there for a while. During this period various people may make nefarious suggestions, seek to unburden you of belongings or assume to arrest you for loitering. Your best bet will be a Street Pastor who will at least offer you a lollipop.

In the meantime remember that the cardboard box the toy came in has 1000% more play potential than the contents thereof.
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Re: Parent Place

Post by James in Brum » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:20 pm

We have thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from slings. Stretchy sling for first few months, then a MaiTai then. Tula and finally a toddler Tula.
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Re: Parent Place

Post by The Hitcher » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:53 pm

I don't have kids so can't offer much practical advice, just wanted to say congrats to you and your wife :thumb: .

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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:23 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:41 pm
When she starts going to nightclubs (ie about nine years these days) and you're on dad duty, remember that IT IS NOT COOL to wait outside the club she is in. So at 3.00am on a wet, cold and windy night you should take a position in a doorway at least several establishments away.

She will not be out on time so you will be there for a while. During this period various people may make nefarious suggestions, seek to unburden you of belongings or assume to arrest you for loitering. Your best bet will be a Street Pastor who will at least offer you a lollipop.

In the meantime remember that the cardboard box the toy came in has 1000% more play potential than the contents thereof.
Lol!!

You seen the film Bad Boys? Can't remember if it was film 1 or 2 but the scene where the boy comes to pick up the daughter, and gets a grilling on the door .. that's what I envisage!!
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:25 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:20 pm
We have thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from slings. Stretchy sling for first few months, then a MaiTai then. Tula and finally a toddler Tula.
I used a KangaWrap at the hospital and we have an ergo baby carrier, which is great!
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Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:27 pm

The Hitcher wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:53 pm
I don't have kids so can't offer much practical advice, just wanted to say congrats to you and your wife :thumb: .
Thank you :thumb:
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