This is a discussion on EDD Sep 2010 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by DELvy Can the nail sisscors be used to cut hair too if I am just gonna cut ...
Pigeon there are 2 types - one with the shorter blade, 1 with longer blade. I think the longer blade can use to trim hair.
But I personally feels that longer blade is harder to control when trimming the nails. So i bought the shorter blade for nails, and bought the normal manicare round tips sicssors to trim the hair.
I think it's ok. Main reason why not to cut their nails before 1 month is because the nails are still very soft and fragile.
My boy just regurgitated out all his milk, and some came out through his nose! Luckily my hubby was with him cos he was like having problem breathing ;(
But nowadays she is on total breast feeding but she sleep for one hr (if she can fall asleep) and wake up crying and wailing and sometimes shrieking... Hungry again???
I hav come to a point whereby i can no longer differentiate which are the sincere cries of hunger and which are not....
Cos now it seems that no matter what, want attention? Nightmares? Hungry? want to sleep?? Thirsty??? want to stop crying??? Alll the above need only one thing... My nipple.... If dont give... Plus she knw im the one carryiing her... She wil scream until lik i abuse her... Sobs... sigh really dont know how ?!?!?!?!
Do you give your babies the pacifier? Does it work for you?
We dont intend to rely on pacifier... I rather baby suckle on my nipple ... BUT.... now .... Im not sure when i will give in... Cos treating my nipple as a pacifier certainly is not a good habit either!!! -_-
Many times, I almost reach out for pacifier. Bt in the end my nipple always in her mouth. Pacifier? To give or not? Very uncertain. Even you give, she may not want it. Like my gal. But one thing for sure, pacifier can not be use after 1yr old, by then we might have problem remove it from her. sigh.
Sometime is not the baby may not want the pacifier. Babies are like adults learn thru trying, so give them some time to manage the pacifier in their mouth.
I dont face much problem remove the pacifier from my kid when she is 1 year plus. She always bite the pacifier until the silicone break due to teething (molar teeth). I changed a few pacifiers for her until 1 days she can break 3 pacifier. I was so pissed off and scolded her, since then she dont want pacifier anymore. hahaha
i read from book that greenish poo is due to intake of foremilk and lack of hindmilk from the breast. This could result in baby getting too less calories and make them cranky also. One way is to feed on one breast fully before offering the next. For me , usually i will feed twice on one breast before switching to ensure that baby get enough hindmilk...
Delvy..what i do is that i rest for a while before resuming the squeezing when i find that the milk has run out you will be surprise that the milk will come.
Currently, i only express milk once a day to start storing the milk in preparation for work in 4 months time. I hope to build enough reserve for my baby..
You can try using avent manual pump, i used from start after i discharged from hospital. I dont find it tiring at allz, pretty easy to express the milk. I spent total 30mins for both breast and manage to express about 300ml avent bottle if i did not latch. I always expressed all the milk out, so that the body is set to reproduce the same amt of milk.
Last edited by lekdao; 10-10-2010 at 12:31 AM.
If the baby got a fright, you can try giving her some jin fong san with pearl powder.
For my kids, since new born i start using jin fond san to clean the gum and tongue. And whenever they fuss, i will feed them abit of the pearl powder - it works.
When my gal is about 2 mths old, she kept crying in the nite. basically i have to carried her till she deep sleep then put her to the cot. Slept for about an hour or two, she starts crying again. Consulted the elderly and suggested me to feed pearl powder, if dont work then try using sarong. Fed pearl powder for a few days still the same, in the end i tried out sarong and its works. My gal wants ppl to carry her that she felt secure in our arms (like in our stomach).
So sometime, you have to try out different things to search what the baby wants.
Hey! BTW, your confinement should end if i am not wrong and have your CL left? Could it be your gal looking for the CL?
My aunt did suggest the pearl powder but I have not tried it... afraid to feed baby strange things . But I think we all grew up getting fed with all these anyway, and we've turned out okay haha!
I'm still considering whether to buy a sarong - we will need a standing one because my bedroom has a false ceiling - afraid that it would become a white elephant. Heard from some friends that not all their babies like the sarong - which surprises me actually, I thought the rocking motion should be something that all babies will find familiar.
She sleeping lesser now... she has developed a partern... her last feed at night will be around 10-11pm dan she will sleep till 3am for a feed dan at 5.30am i will start to breastfeed her on demand. She will dose in and out during feed... dan i will pompom her at 10am dan I will give her formula at 11am (now she taking 110ml) If we are going gaigai, my appt. are fix after 11am and I will take a 3hours guide line for the next feed but if we are home, i will BF for half hour dan top up with formula, usually at 3pm and 7pm. Her naps are very short now and I will say she is more aware of wats going around so kind of tough putting her down to rest. Sometimes I can tell she's real tired but refuse to sleep... eyes closing dan force them wide open again. In the day, from 5.30am, no more bed or cot for naps... I will have to carry her. I will leave her on top of my breastfriend support pillow if she dose off straight after feeding... but if she need to be coax to sleep, I will have to walk and rock her at the same time!!! Sometimes my parents will help to coax but once she start to fuss, they will "ka nan ka bok"! hahaha... can be a very funny scenario.
Things are getting better now comparing to the first month... everyone will go through it. I get to know her better and her responds are clearer to me. ^^
Formula last long cos thicker dan breast milk and lots of my breastfeeding mummy friends gave formula for night feed for baby to sleep longer or throught the night.
I started trimming her after 1 month. I tried both cutter and scissors but I prefer scissors. I do it after bath cos the nails will be even softer.
The last time Maegan got blocked nose, her pediatrician recommended Sinomarin Monodose hypertonic sea water solution to soften the boogie and use infant nasal aspirator to suck it out... can be a little uncomfortable. But for visuable boogie I will just use the infant pincer or Boogie wipes to take it out.
yeah... 1 soil is normal... baby can go without poo for 4-5 days. just make sure baby is not having bloated tummy.
I started giving Maegan some bailey water after 1 month... i will put 20ml in her juice bottle and feed her alittle through the day... twice a week.
Maegan has pimple like dots on her face too. I will use boiled cool down water to clean her face after feed and apply Dr Atopeace intensive care cream (got tis from her pediatrician). And apply Physiogel cream on her chest and back after shower if i see some red dots. I only use boiled water for her face... no tap water. maybe can try on your sweetheart. Off the counter, Avent magic cream is very good too.
When Maegan was admitted to the hospital... the doc told me by taking the baby's weight, multiple by 150, that will be the amount of milk to be fed per day and divert it with the amount of times of feeds per day to get the amount to fed per feed. for eg. Maegan weight 4.2kgx150= 630ml (per day) 630 divert by 6 feeds= 105ml (per feed)
So your feed increase with weight of your baby not the age.
I fed Maegan the pearl powder too! Out of desperation... I did it! It worked! She quite a scaredy cat... jump quite abit. So now and dan I give her abit on her pacifer to calm her down. I still remember being fed tis by my grands... so guess its alrite :P
Sarong works like wonders too! hahahaa... she enjoy so much and slept so soundly when she over at my sister's place. Bringing it over to my new place once it's ready! hehe ^^
And I started feeding Maegan Gripe water too! She was having some colic problem... crying nonstop and burping her was hell to us. Her pediatrician gave her Dentinox colic drops but it did not help much so I try the gripe water and she burped! Now I feed her twice daily and its so cute watching her enjoying it from the syringe.
You will be surprise that they able to recongise ppl and places at such young age. Its okie to feed pearl powder but not everyday.
You can consider to get a 2nd hand portable sarong, and get a new net for her. I bought a 2nd hand at $20 or $25 at pretty good condition for my new house.
Yes, not all babies like sarorong. My elder gal looked for it but not my younger gal. Confirmed sleeping in sarong their head is more rounded and nice. If you are scare the sarong is bad for their spine. You can fold a pice of cloth (cooling cloth) put inside the sarong before putting her in. And i got no problem bringing my gal out, i just need to carry her to deep sleep and put her on the stroller.