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Friday, January 15th 2010, 2:42pm

Author: mayo

Dyspraxia ??

Thanks Lizzie, that's a really helpful description. Have had Harri's hearing test done a few weeks ago and he did have some congestion in his ears so repeating test again in 3-4 months....so if his tubes aren't draining properly, that might explain some of his wobbly-ness. Our HV spoke to the nursery staff then our GP and got us that referral to paediatrician to assess for Dyspraxia....just waiting to hear when that might be now.

Friday, January 15th 2010, 11:29am

Author: mayo

constantly falling over

Hi there, sorry, belated response, but just reading now.... my 3.5 yr old, is very wobbly too, always falling over, very messy eater etc (he was a late walker too....22m) - I mentioned this to HV way back in summer 2009 and asked for a hearing test to check if that could be the cause....finally got test done in Dec (!) and he has congestion in middle ear so to go back in 3-4 months for another test, to see if still congested .....so that is one possible cause of his wobbly-ness. Harri's nursery ...

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 4:51pm

Author: mayo

Having to stop BF - after almost 10 months

You did good Michelle Glad to hear Caitlin is adjusting well to her new routine. xxx

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 4:45pm

Author: mayo

Dyspraxia ??

oh, ticker not working there, so should mention Harri is 3.5 years old at the mo. Thank you Jensqui (not long to go there I see!!!), good to know there is practical stuff to help with it.

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 4:16pm

Author: mayo

Dyspraxia ??

Anyone got any experience of dyspraxia? Harri's nursery teacher has asked to have him referred to check for this - he is very spatially unaware and falls over/bumps into things a lot and is quite un-coordinated. I don't know much about it except what I've just been reading after googling! I asked my HV to get him an apt to have his hearing assessed (this was before the summer hols) as I was thinking maybe his balance could have been the problem....still on waiting list 6m later! He was late at s...

Friday, November 20th 2009, 2:00pm

Author: mayo

Broccoli puree?

re. the apple part, I used to peel an apple and grate it really finely and it was just the right texture for L to eat without cooking it 1st ...pretty much like a puree really... worked well for me as it was quick and easy! Nice added to natural yogurt too. It was my HV who suggested doing that (grated apple) when M was little and had the runs....apparently quite good for helping things get back to normal

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 12:51pm

Author: mayo

Quick question - bay leaf in soup?

Just a quick question, I just made a big batch of lentil soup for Lachlan and blitzed it with the hand blender, but I have forgotten to remove the bay leaf before blitzing Do you think it's still ok to give to L ? Thanks!

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 1:49pm

Author: mayo

clarks child dept upstairs with no lift!!??

I've had the same bug bear about the Clarks in Edinburgh, but never thought to complain before....kids shoes downstairs, and no lift, plus womens' shoes upstairs, escalator only; not ideal for people with buggies, therefore I go to John Lewis where the shoes are easier access ps....fantastic letter

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 10:11pm

Author: mayo

Salt chat

I scoured the shelves when Mason was a baby and was quite surprised at the salt content of cereals like rice crispies etc. I also stick to weetabix, shredded wheat (bitesize good for little ones) and porridge....also have ready brek for mornings where I am running late and it is low sodium. I remember trying some brand of cornflakes specially for babies (I think it was 'Peter Rabbit' or something like that....don't know if they still make it-?) but M never thought much of them....likes his porri...

Monday, August 31st 2009, 10:48am

Author: mayo

natural blue colouring ???

hey...I went with the ASDA natural blue colouring in the end, which is the same stuff as in smarties, so blue green algae cake it was! I still used it quite sparingly, and it makes the perfect 'Iggle Piggle' blue, for future reference

Friday, August 28th 2009, 1:32pm

Author: mayo

natural blue colouring ???

Yes Vezza, that might even put me off that cake....and I like cake! Thanks Moonshine, I will check that out this afternoon I like that Bells....and could re-use it year after year, just add an extra candle

Friday, August 28th 2009, 9:22am

Author: mayo

natural blue colouring ???

Hey, its the actual cake that's the lightsaber (to be made from swiss rolls ) I had been planning a millenium falcon cake which at least would have been mostly white icing (and almost normal cake shape!) but M insisted on the lightsaber! I said to him I could put some figures with lightsabers on an ordinary cake but that met with a look of disappointment....he has the art of manipulation down well (Jedi mind trick ?!).

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 3:23pm

Author: mayo

natural blue colouring ???

thanks...was reading that blue smarties are coloured using a natural colour but its derived from blue green algae (yum!) so not sure if I fancy that even if I can get a hold of it I guess I'll just have to use the fake stuff and be sparing with it.

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 2:12pm

Author: mayo

natural blue colouring ???

Any ideas on how to make blue icing naturally? Was thinking I could use crushed blueberries but that's going to be more of a purple than blue....it is for a lightsaber birthday cake - he specified it had to be the blue lightsaber or I'd have gone with a red and coloured the icing with strawberries or cherries or something.

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 1:43pm

Author: mayo

Ouch!

Quoted Originally posted by philippa_s I had this! Not nice with little sharp nails...ouch indeed. I now get my hair pulled....HARD!!!! Me too! Had bruises and little scratches all over my boobs! Lachlan has moved on to hair pulling also as it happens! Covering boob as much as poss with my top helped - he often was happy to play with my top instead of skin - and sometimes letting him hold a muslin helped but he did like to grab my skin, little lobster claws! It was like he was trying to squeeze...

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 1:19pm

Author: mayo

Anyone know a good cradle cap treatment?

Lachlan still has cradle cap but just persevering with the aqueous cream as it does seem to help a bit at least.

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 11:07am

Author: mayo

Great Pumpkin Muffins!

Saw a similar idea to these in Sainsbury magazine - sweet potato/spinach pancakes which sound almost as tasty! 175g plain flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp bicarb soda 284ml buttermilk 1 medium egg 25g unsalted butter, melted and cooled 100g spinach, wilted and excess water squeezed out olive oil for frying Combine flour, sugar, baking powder + bicarb in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg + melted butter then blend in spinach (hand blender or processor). Mix int...

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 10:50am

Author: mayo

Dropping bottles / Lowering Ounce's

Hey Teresa, yep , same as Paris , was told about a pint per day, and that's inclusive of the milk you use in cooking/sauces/yog/cheese, but no cows milk as a drink until 1yr. I have noticed that L is feeding for shorter times now, although still having about 5 per day....don't know how much exactly....but he gets milk on his cereal and the occasional yog/cheese now so hopefully getting enough calcium that way.

Monday, August 17th 2009, 11:31pm

Author: mayo

Toddler Diarrhoea

just read in your diary that you're already doing the water and cotton wool etc too. poor I. also, Mason's runny poo thing did go on for years, never really figured out any specific cause, but thankfully was just that one episode of nappy rash - just got the occasional 'baboon bum' (if you know what I mean!) and the bepanthen sorted that out.




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