Try not to get 2-in-1s if you can.
My experience with washers cum dryers has not been good. They tend to malfunction very often.
As for having to remove half the load when it comes to drying, it's true. Cos if you don't, there won't be enough "space" for the clothes to dry properly.
IMHO, if using a pacifier helps to calm your baby, and makes you a more-sane Mummy, then by all means use it.
As for difficulties in weaning off the pacifier, it depends on your baby. Some babies wean off easily, others take more time.
I had terrible migraines when I was pregnant.
The pain was intense and would last for days. I kept popping Panadol; took up to 8 a day.
Sometimes, Panadol helped. Sometimes it didn't.
Unfortunately, there is nothing much you can do except to try to relax and take approved pain-relief meds...
Seems like most unable-to-zzz-thru-the-night babies here wake up for milk.
Any Mummies of babies here who wake up several times a night but NOT for milk?
My child is 14mths and wakes up at least twice a night, sometimes up to 5 times...! I weaned her off night feeds at 7.5mths, so it's...
My girl is 14mths and still doesn't sleep through the night.
She can wake up up to 5X a night! Not for milk though. She wants me to pat her back to sleep.
It's really tiring.
You can try the cry-it-out method; it's supposed to be very effective. But you have to harden your heart. I tried it...
My hubby and I have decided to have just one child.
Like the other Mummies here, I too agree that whether a child turns out spoilt or not depends on upbringing.
I have an older sister but I was a real spoilt brat when I was small.
As for being lonely, I guess it may the case when the child is...
A Bumbo is one of those nice to have but not necessary kind of things.
Can your child sit on her own already? If she can, a bumbo won't be very useful. Once babies learn to sit, they learn to climb out of the bumbo too!