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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    All this talk about babies and sleep and toddlers.

    What about teenagers??? Three teenagers!!
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    Haha. No.

    They will eat everything out of the cupboards though.
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    Haha. No. (well no to 'sleep all night', they get along fine though without bum pats lol).

    They will sleep allllll morning though.
    You've given this thread a hosing down in cold water, at least to me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I'm in almost exactly the same position as the OP (79er, 2 boys, tossing up a third) and really hadn't thought past preschool years. I teach teenagers but still can't imagine having them in my house!

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    I should take some responsibility for derailing the thread. I was a bit tired and over sensitive yesterday and I think I was reading too much into people's posts.

    sorry for crashing the thread.

    as you all were! ☺️

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    and whoever said babies are cheap!? I'm thinking I should buy shares in Kleenex! we are gong through soooo many tissues and paper towel!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    and whoever said babies are cheap!? I'm thinking I should buy shares in Kleenex! we are gong through soooo many tissues and paper towel!?!?
    Use cloth

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I should take some responsibility for derailing the thread. I was a bit tired and over sensitive yesterday and I think I was reading too much into people's posts.

    sorry for crashing the thread.

    as you all were! ☺️
    Probably because you're too old. 😜

    (I'm 37 tomorrow, I kid, I kid!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    and whoever said babies are cheap!? I'm thinking I should buy shares in Kleenex! we are gong through soooo many tissues and paper towel!?!?
    Wait until he's on solids. You'll need truck loads more paper towels. And that's after you've used up all your terry cloths πŸ˜‚

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Wait until he's on solids. You'll need truck loads more paper towels. And that's after you've used up all your terry cloths πŸ˜‚
    I have so many terry clothes. And despite washing them (almost non stop) they run out so quickly!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Use cloth
    I bought a pack of cloth nappies at Kmart but use these as general spew rags, change mat/cot/bassinet protectors (like if he spews or craps himself and it leaks, it can leak on the cloth rather than the sheet/change mat cover).

    there's no way in hell I've got the patience for cloth nappies. must be showing my age again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I bought a pack of cloth nappies at Kmart but use these as general spew rags, change mat/cot/bassinet protectors (like if he spews or craps himself and it leaks, it can leak on the cloth rather than the sheet/change mat cover).

    there's no way in hell I've got the patience for cloth nappies. must be showing my age again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Haha. Most of our DIG Oct 2015 use cloth. And all but 2 mums from both my playgroups.

    Yes I use MCN and old fashioned flannel flats. Plus I have about 50 Terry towels for spews etc. Face washers are great to use instead of paper towels. I have about 30 of those. Plus we use handkerchiefs instead of tissues.

    All inherited bar MCN from my MIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    and whoever said babies are cheap!? I'm thinking I should buy shares in Kleenex! we are gong through soooo many tissues and paper towel!?!?
    That was me πŸ˜„ and trust me cheap by comparison to braces, prescription glasses, orthotics, school fees, sports club fees & equipment, first cars (even with their contribution), food food food and don't get me started on the teenage growth spurts 2 weeks after you have bought all new school uniforms, school shoes, sports shoes - replacing the practically brand new stuff from the previous growth spurt!

    I kid you not DS1 once went up 4 shoe sizes in under 6 months 😱

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