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    anemone: i couldnt have lived without my BFing pillow. If you can live without it will probably depend on your physical charasteristics and those of your baby (how long your torso is, how big your (.)(.)'s are, how big your baby is etc). Also probably a great deal on where you plan to feed. I was using a chair that had no arms most of the time so had a cheapy (from Target) BFing pillow that wrapped around my waist and attached with velcro. I used normal pillows in the hospital and when at mothers group no pillows and I found both of those situations really hard and frustrating to feed in.

    As for not using wipes - ive heard of people using olive oil with large cotton balls for changing dirty nappies. I don't think I'd be using soap as it dries the skin out - more of a moisturizer (so a lotion). Also if i were you I'd like into QV as Aveeno is actually made by J&J so not sure just now free of any nasties it is. We use the QV lotion here for massaging ds and use the body wash for in his bath (had bought organic stuff but it gave him a rash).

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    Anemone - I can't BF without a pillow, i have tried many types and still haven't found the perfect one but so far the Milkbar works best. Start off with a Tri pillow as they re cheap from Big W and Target and see how you go, as Earth said it depends on your shape and bubs etc. I have big round full boobies

    I use Huggies wipes because they areso easy but i would much prefer to use a natural alternative. I'd love to actually make my own wipes.

    TNT - I second the baby and kids markets, i have bought quite a few clothes for my bub and they look brand new.

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    Thanks so much girls. I think I will try and get hold of a BF pillow, I can always sell it if I dont need it...Thanks for the recommendations.

    Oops, sorry, with the cream I meant Dermaveen - it supposedly has no parabens, SLS etc. Good point about soap-like stuff being drying, the lotion is prob better hey? Ill look into QV as well.

    I bought some Gaia (natural) baby wipes - but then I saw they had bad reviews on this site. Oh well, will try them anyway. Have found they did a good job of cleaning my laptop if nothing else

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    Anemone - we started using wipes with max but he developed a really bad rash at about day 4. We were advised to used sorbolene with tissues to clean him after a poo, and nothing to wipe him after a wee - just let him dry naturally. All you do with the sorbolene is squirt a bit on to a tissue and spread it out a bit with your finger, then use as a wipe - you then need to use another tissue to wipe off excess sorb -its just as easy as using wipes. Even the other week max had a gastro type bug and his bum got so sore from all the poo's, so i reverted to my sorbolene on tissue days and his bum just looked better every change - i think the sorb leaves a bit of a barrier on their skin - anyways, its a bit of a miracle cure-all in this house - we bath him with it and all. I have bought wipes for the twins nappy bag though, tisses etc can be messy when your out and about if your rushing.

    I fed max perfectly well with just normal pillows -i get what you said that you can sell a BF pillow if you dont use/need it, but i woudl prefer to buy one after you've fed for few days cause after demand feeding a newborn you'll soon learn if you can live with out it or not

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    Hi ladies- any advice or recommendations on a sling or monitor- ergo baby or Bjorn carrier? Oricom or Motorola or vtech?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenta View Post
    Hi ladies- any advice or recommendations on a sling or monitor- ergo baby or Bjorn carrier? Oricom or Motorola or vtech?
    I have a love n care video monitor that I picked up for around $100 from mybabywarehouse. It's great especially as I wasn't really keen on spending any more than that. We started using it when DS was 3 months and went into his own room.

    I have an ergo baby carrier original which is good but i rarely use a carrier so I can't really make a judgement

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    I really like the ergo baby carrier. Especially when my LO was very young/small.

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    I saw some people bagging the angel care monitor with the sensor for movement and breathing. If i hadn’t of brought that my daughter would not be here. It went off one night and she wasn’t breathing i got her to breathe after what felt like an eternity. So i really really attribute this device with waking me up so that i could do something.

    Hug a bub carriers are awesome. Can use from newborn. No need for special inserts. You can be totally hands free. I even bent down to get washing out of the basket to hang on the line.

    Gaia products work very well and a godsend.

    Using microfleece cloths to wipe bottoms. Wash them and reuse. No need for expense use and throw away ones.

    If having a reflux bottle fed baby. Pigeon bottles and novolac reflux formula is great.

    For those who will never be gifted presents and clothes such as me i learnt the hard way. Buy a few cute pieces that may cost a lot but buy the majority from best n less or kmart. They grow out of them so quickly.

    Don’t go buying heaps of breast feeding stuff such as pillows and pumps until you know your going to be able to breast feed. I got all that and it costs $$ . I used breast pump for 5days. No supply. So we then ended up buying bottles, formula and steriliser.

    This time i hope i can do breast but i will buy 3 bottles and.a can of formula just in.case.

    Bigger wraps are best 120x 120.

    And these slewping bags. https://lovetodream.com.au/stage-1?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_term=%2Bbab y%20sleeping%20bags&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItbSmqfe_2AIV VgoqCh11Gg_aEAAYAiAAEgJIyvD_BwE
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