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BethinPA



Joined: 28 Oct 2008
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Location: SE Pennsylvania, US of A
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 4:39 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Oh!!! Congratulations WW! What lovely news!

Hey, is someone going to start a thread on Downsizing for Baby? The "Baby Industry" insists that you need a whole load of carp for a tiny infant. I'm sure we can put together a list of what's truly necessary!

Some of my friends with asthma have reported that the mild immuno-suppressive effect of pregnancy reduced their asthma symptoms. I hope it's true in your case!

mihto



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 3273
Location: West coast of Norway
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BethinPA wrote:
Oh!!! Congratulations WW! What lovely news!

Hey, is someone going to start a thread on Downsizing for Baby? The "Baby Industry" insists that you need a whole load of carp for a tiny infant. I'm sure we can put together a list of what's truly necessary!

Some of my friends with asthma have reported that the mild immuno-suppressive effect of pregnancy reduced their asthma symptoms. I hope it's true in your case!


Totally outside the swine flu thread, but I certainly second this suggestion. Not only would it take care of the needs of prospective parents/grandparents with some hands-on advice, but the possibilities of pictures would be there as well. I would love to see the contributions from young parents with a lot of experience and knowlwdge!

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Certainly a good idea for an article here.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Certainly a good idea for an article here.


Deffo, we didn't use anything really, despite all the stuff thrown at us.

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I used an incubator, SCBU and rather a lot of expensive kit for the first two months, so I was rather upsized. But it would be good if someone could maybe collate some ideas. Any volunteers? Actually this could do with a new thread couldn't it. Shall I try to be clever and split it?

Cor Blimey it worked!

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tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're right clever you are.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BethinPA wrote:
Some of my friends with asthma have reported that the mild immuno-suppressive effect of pregnancy reduced their asthma symptoms. I hope it's true in your case!


Sadly not. It's not too bad though - I mostly get asthma in the summer as a hayfever side effect, so at least that won't be a problem!

Mrs R



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My ex neighbours remortgaged their house to 'pay for the baby'...I wondered what it was it needed so badly?

Chez



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We bought hardly anything new. Freecycle was great and people we hardly new were extraordinarily kind.

mihto



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
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Location: West coast of Norway
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ixy wrote:
My ex neighbours remortgaged their house to 'pay for the baby'...I wondered what it was it needed so badly?


That one is easy to answer. Spend a few hours shopping in one of the large centers or in Toys R Us.

Hopefully people who have been through the hassle have a few things to ocntribute? What about exchanging baby stuff as well as advice? That would be a lovely way to downsize

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BethinPA wrote:
Oh!!! Congratulations WW! What lovely news!

Hey, is someone going to start a thread on Downsizing for Baby? The "Baby Industry" insists that you need a whole load of carp for a tiny infant. I'm sure we can put together a list of what's truly necessary!

Some of my friends with asthma have reported that the mild immuno-suppressive effect of pregnancy reduced their asthma symptoms. I hope it's true in your case!


What is necessary usually depends on the parent, what sort of parenting you want to do. I have used 3 types of baby carriers costing a lot more than the buggy I bought for a tenner at a car boot sale.

T.G



Joined: 13 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Congratulations WW.

16 years after the last one and now starting again, we are looking at all options to fulfill our new bundles needs

DS has a lot to answer for it seems a fertile forum lol!

mihto



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 3273
Location: West coast of Norway
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The.Grange wrote:
Congratulations WW.

16 years after the last one and now starting again, we are looking at all options to fulfill our new bundles needs

DS has a lot to answer for it seems a fertile forum lol!


How sweet! Seems being on Downsizer is infectious in more than one way!

When is the baby due?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We'd be interested in learning about modern reusable nappies, apparently they're not the horror our parents experienced

toggle



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 09 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
We'd be interested in learning about modern reusable nappies, apparently they're not the horror our parents experienced


there is an article.

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