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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    I told my 3 year old that my packet of Tim tams was fruit the other day.
    All lollies/chocolates were "Mummy's medicine" here until kinder age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    I used to laugh at people who took their kids to sleep school.

    How can you not know how to put your child to bed???!!!!

    3 kids later, 2 of mine have gone.

    Moral of the story, don't judge!
    this. I am in hindsight so ashamed of how me and my family talked about one of my aunties who had PND and went to sleep school when my cousin was a few months old. We all said (behind her back) that we didnt know we what was wrong with her, why didn't she stop whinging and get on with it.

    Well fast forward a few years and it was me with anxiety in sleep school with DD at 4 months. Best thing I ever did with her. Sadly that auntie is divorced from my my uncle so I can't apologise in person but I have sent many apologies in my prayers to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    I told my 3 year old that my packet of Tim tams was fruit the other day.
    Good one! That and the Macca's lie.. I'll remember those ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    I told my 3 year old that my packet of Tim tams was fruit the other day.
    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    That's exactly how it goes! You'd be surprised just how many things have chilli in it ������
    Well now I'm just following this thread for good ideas

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    Default Parents- what did you think you'd never do?

    Love this.

    I was never going to co-sleep and actually looked down my nose at my friends attachment parenting. I was also going to have a baby that 'fit into mine and DH's life' and we could still do all the same stuff.,

    Pah!! We didn't go out past 5.30 for the first 6mths and my 8mth DD enjoys the comfy bed with me while her Daddy sleeps on the sofa most nights. EVERYTHING revolves around her and her nap times. I am a 'child led' attachment parent.

    Soooo much changes from this side of the parenting fence.

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    Default Parents- what did you think you'd never do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MillieMollyMandy View Post
    this. I am in hindsight so ashamed of how me and my family talked about one of my aunties who had PND and went to sleep school when my cousin was a few months old. We all said (behind her back) that we didnt know we what was wrong with her, why didn't she stop whinging and get on with it.

    Well fast forward a few years and it was me with anxiety in sleep school with DD at 4 months. Best thing I ever did with her. Sadly that auntie is divorced from my my uncle so I can't apologise in person but I have sent many apologies in my prayers to her.
    My BIL & SIL caused sooooo many arguments with me and DH and their mum over this. We got called all sort of names, had them yell at us for not being on time to family lunches because babies were sleeping etc
    Fast forward to them having kids and onNYE I *almost* got an apology for the way they treated us and how much they ostracised me and caused rifts with my DH over it.

    Now they're the ones who sit in the car for an extra hour when their kids need extra sleep amongst other things!

    My eldest is only 6 but I will never judge parents with kids older than me. Who knows what's in store for my family in the future.

    New motto: everyone does the best they know at the time

    Now 'scuse me whilst I open a Peppa yogurt whilst ds3 and I roam the aisles of Coles 😋

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    I'm looking forward to doing many of these things as DD grows up (can we also count wine as mummy's special medicine?!) 😂
    she's currently 8 months and some of the things we said we'd never do vs what we have done:

    - she would have her own room there's no way she's coming in our room. Well not only did she sleep in our room for the first month I then moved out of our room into her room with her and I'm still there 8 months later.
    - she will not sleep in bed with me that's just dangerous. She certainly does sleep in the bed with me (when she chooses to) and by gosh it is the cutest thing ever!
    - she will never even know what sugar is. Her favourite food already is custard 😔
    - she won't watch tv til she's at least 2. Well sometimes I want to watch tv and not just when she's asleep!
    - we will never give her a dummy. First night home from hospital = where's that dummy we bought just in case.
    - we won't have a house full of pink. Omg it's like pink vomited all over our house.
    - we won't have a house full of baby stuff. She's taken over for sure we have baby stuff everywhere.
    - she'll just fit into our lives. Seriously PMSL at that one. Everything revolves around her sleep and feeding needs and moods. And that's ok.
    - I will make all her food from scratch she will never have that packaged baby food crap. Well I'm sick of making it only to chuck it out so yeah we're trialling the packaged food 😳
    - having a child won't affect our relationship. 8 months of sleep deprivation, zero libido and total change in priorities certainly does affect our relationship.

    And all of this is perfectly ok with us as we're just going with it and trying to keep this little human happy and content
    hmmm except maybe the last one.

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    Cosleeping - when my brother told me he coslept with his dd and sil with ds, I thought that was so weird. But of course when it was my turn we did the same thing!

    No buying double of everything, the kids need to learn to share.
    Now I buy 2 identical colour as well where possible to avoid the whole drama and whinging and complaining.

    No tv under 2. Mostly worked when dd was an only child, after ds came along tv was my savior!

    White lies about food.
    I let the kids have a taste of coffee one time. It had no sugar so was bitter and I knew they wouldn't like it.
    Now if I have a drink I don't want them trying I just say it tastes like coffee.

    Desserts/ treats if kids eat dinner.

    And lots more already mentioned in previous posts.

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    Oh and one more. I said I wouldn't go on and on about my kids to others. Used to find it so boring listening to other parents. But being one now, it's probably 80% of my conversation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    Oh and one more. I said I wouldn't go on and on about my kids to others. Used to find it so boring listening to other parents. But being one now, it's probably 80% of my conversation
    I was just coming on to write this! I swore is never prattle on about my kids... It's boring to others. But I'm just so in love with them, well ok I have nothing else to talk about I have no life.

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