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    Hi Ladies

    Welcome to all the new ladies.

    I've missed so much while I've had limited internet. We have our 19 week scan on Thursday and can't wait. Still undecided as to whether we find out the sex lol. DH wants to but I don't. Hard decision as I found out with my other 3.

    Amy - Loved your FB announcement.

    SL - What great gifts. You can never get enough free stuff lol. Less you have to buy and they aren't in them long enough.

    I have a box of 3 Bubba Blue (I'll confirm the brand) muslin wraps BNIB if anyone wants them. They were a baby shower gift and I never used them I preferred the Halo swaddle/sleep bag. So much easier to use than the muslin wraps. PM me if you want them.

    Grebbeci - I have been feeling heaps of movement as well. Since around 15 weeks 4 days. In this last week I can even feel them with my hand. They are more purposeful. This bub is more active than DD2 was.

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    Default cot set

    hey guys, not sure if you're interested..but if you're out shopping for cot sets etc like we are.....we have been eyeing the cots4tots website for a cot set for a couple of weeks now. I just saw that they've further reduced their prices this week and i finally put my money down on a cot set (cot and drawers) and a clearance item (change table) that came up to like $760 altogether including delivery. I thought that was pretty decent and it saved me like $150 from their normal prices. I think i'm more excited over my savings then the actual stuff we bought hahaha

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    Ladies can someone help me with some info on the sleep sacks that are highly recommended instead of the swaddling blankets please?

    I'm a bit confused as I thought that the babies arms needed to be wrapped up as well yet alot of the ones I've seen are the sleeveless type where the arms stay outside??

    Is either option ok or do you still need to wrap with a blanket on top of the sleeveless ones?

    I am so grateful to all the experienced mums on here who give out great advice to the clueless ie: me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty45 View Post
    Ladies can someone help me with some info on the sleep sacks that are highly recommended instead of the swaddling blankets please?

    I'm a bit confused as I thought that the babies arms needed to be wrapped up as well yet alot of the ones I've seen are the sleeveless type where the arms stay outside??

    Is either option ok or do you still need to wrap with a blanket on top of the sleeveless ones?

    I am so grateful to all the experienced mums on here who give out great advice to the clueless ie: me lol

    Crafty - With the Halo sleep suits/swaddle you can wrap with arms in or out. DD2 liked her arms out. The 'swaddle' part Velcros on the back and you cross each side over the other and it velcros closed. The sleep suit is no sleeves so you can use it as a swaddle for a newborn or a sleep suit when they are older. The come in different sizes. To use as a sleep suit just take the 'swaddle' part off.

    I found these so much easier than a traditional muslin swaddle as I could never wrap them tight enough etc... They are available at Babies R Us for about $30 from memory.

    Sleep suits are different. They don't have a 'wrap/swaddle' and are really designed for an older bub who doesn't require swaddling.

    For a summer bub (as all our bubs will be) I would just use a sheet and a light blanket over the top of the swaddling and tuck in nice and tight. But for winter (wich DD2 was) I had her in the swaddlle/sleepsuit and 2 blankets over the top. I'll see if I can find a pic of DD2 in her swaddle to show you.

    Here is a link to the sleep suit so you can have a look. These were recommended to me by my lactation consultant. I had already bought them prior to speaking to her though. I highly recommend these.

    I had 2 one on bub and one in the wash. I found that I really only used the size small/newborn. I did purchase the next size but really didn't use it much. It just depends on the bub as to how long you swaddle for.
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    Bugga I thought I had a pic on FB but It's not there. When I get home I'll see if I have one to show you.

    Hope my post helps.

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    Was just having this convo with my friend last night - she said muslin wraps would be good for me for a summer baby - she recommended waffle wraps for when it gets a bit cooler as they can wrap tighter and baby doesn't feel as constrained...i'm looking into sleep sacks too though

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    Thanks Lilyponds, that has most definately helped!

    I am really not keen on trusting myself to do the blanket swaddling correctly so will definately be going down the sleep suit path.

    It's just so hard with all the different ones to know which are better than others so thanks for your opinion, will be checking the website out!

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    Crafty45 - I've heard of something called a "woombie" or an ergo pouch too. you just sort of zip them up into it. Not sure how good they are though. They seem to have enough movement in them so they can put their arms up near their head but they are constrained enough that they don't startle themselves.


    Amy - I am 18 + 5 weeks.

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    Crafty - It will depend on what bub likes. Some hate the sleep suits and others love the woombie. It's like anything else really. What suits one bub may not suit another lol.

    The guy who designed the halo lost a child to SIDS so has done alot of research and had input from top specialists etc... All American of course lol.

    They also recommend a swaddle that doesn't restrict the hips as it can cause hip displaysia. So you want something that swaddles nice and firm around the top but is free for lags and hips to move freely. There is info on the Halo website about this.
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    Hi,
    haven't been around for a bit.. a lot has happened!
    Grebecci - thats so exciting! I can't wait to feel that!
    Amy - love the announcement - how did it go down??
    SL - how did your appt go?
    Welcome Mrs Simmo - how did I miss you joining? welcome!

    My son hated the woombie - I have 2 and he really didn't like either style.
    I will try a sleep suit/swaddle thing this time - although I did master the swaddle with a muslin last time (I found Adden and Anais were great - they are big with a bit of stretch. Also the target brand are awesome)

    AFM - I have my GTT on thursday. So scared. Im trying so hard to be good with what i eat.
    I took my blood reading (finger prick test) all week and its been lower than when i was on insulin (i got readings of 8.2+ all the time with GD and yesterday I got a 5.2 and a 4.4!!) so Im praying thats a good sign.

    9 days till my 12 week scan! its so hard to stay positive hey! I can't wait till i feel movement to try and set my mind at ease a bit more (I know you are always worried, just these first 12 weeks suck!!!)

    about to make mini muffins for DS for afternoon tea (See.. I want to eat them too, but I can't!!!!!)


 

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