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Recently had our first child (she is 3 weeks tomorrow). Struggling abit getting her to settle for naps on her own at the moment. Me and my wife are taking it in 3 hour shifts to stay awake and hold her. Keep trying, one day she'll get the hang of it... So we've been told :)
 
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Soon to be first time dad here freaking out a little about the car seat. Got a decent silver cross car seat and just fitted it as per instructions. Connected with isofix etc, I'm still able to 'wobble' the seat a little bit side to side (not forward/backward).

I assumed that the seat would be rock solid when connected to the ISOFIX and not move at all, it moves about 1cm left/right, just where the 'clamps' are on the little isofix bar connector.
I noticed mine does this. Locks onto the isofix just has a few mm each side to wiggle. I'm using a maxio cosi
 
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Guys, 4th child due soon... :o The only thing missing is a decent video baby monitor, any recommendations?
You must be mental! I went for a sound only monitor after we had a video one. It had lights like a rev counter so started at green and revved up to red with more noise.

It meant I could play with a headset on or turn the volume down and still see if the monitor was making noise. I'd only move if it went to red for a sustained period of time.

The problem with video ones is you just keep looking at them and watching for the slightest movement
 
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Recently had our first child (she is 3 weeks tomorrow). Struggling abit getting her to settle for naps on her own at the moment. Me and my wife are taking it in 3 hour shifts to stay awake and hold her. Keep trying, one day she'll get the hang of it... So we've been told :)
Seriously, pay a sleep consultant. Best thing j ever did.
 
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Recently had our first child (she is 3 weeks tomorrow). Struggling abit getting her to settle for naps on her own at the moment. Me and my wife are taking it in 3 hour shifts to stay awake and hold her. Keep trying, one day she'll get the hang of it... So we've been told :)

3 weeks is pretty early, persevere a bit then if still having issues in a few weeks there always the option of getting some help. :)
 
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Thank you that’s great. I went to John Lewis to take a look and couldn’t believe the size once folded down.

Our current iCandy Peace Cerium takes the entire boot, it’s heavy and taking it away isn’t ideal.

I’ve also seen the Bugaboo Butterfly that has just launched - I’d like to see it in person, too.
I still get buggy adverts even now. The bugaboo butterfly looks good and the one handed folding looks way better than the yo-yo which I think is generally two handed to fold. One handed folding is the dream for those times you need to fold it but have a screaming baby in one hand.
 
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True story this: I have three daugters from a previous marraige. Had the snip. Then met my future wife who wanted kids. Oops. Got divorced and we paid for a private snip reveral. Christ- that was agony. Anyway, long story short, went to give my 'sample' at Stepping Hill Hospital but it had to be er..'fresh' so I bobbed over to the Sainsbury's over the road to buy a sandwich and use their loo. Went to see the consultant to get the results and the news was bad - technically the reveral had worked but I 'only' produced two million swimmers vs average 20 mil or something and worse, 90% of those I did produce were dead or deformed. Soon to be new wife and I gutted - turns out she was two weeks pregnant at the time. Unbelievable miracle! And the best bit - our son was born on my birthday so every year we get matching t-shirts (e.g. Ctrl C and Ctrl V). One day, I'll tell him the story of how he came to be and how he should always buy a pre-packed sandwich from Sainsbury's to celebrate.
 
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True story this: I have three daugters from a previous marraige. Had the snip. Then met my future wife who wanted kids. Oops. Got divorced and we paid for a private snip reveral. Christ- that was agony. Anyway, long story short, went to give my 'sample' at Stepping Hill Hospital but it had to be er..'fresh' so I bobbed over to the Sainsbury's over the road to buy a sandwich and use their loo. Went to see the consultant to get the results and the news was bad - technically the reveral had worked but I 'only' produced two million swimmers vs average 20 mil or something and worse, 90% of those I did produce were dead or deformed. Soon to be new wife and I gutted - turns out she was two weeks pregnant at the time. Unbelievable miracle! And the best bit - our son was born on my birthday so every year we get matching t-shirts (e.g. Ctrl C and Ctrl V). One day, I'll tell him the story of how he came to be and how he should always buy a pre-packed sandwich from Sainsbury's to celebrate.

That's a great story and congrats but you knocked one out in a Sainsburys toilet, and the sandwich helped?
 

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I just felt bad going in to use the facilities. Think it might have been a meal deal with cheese and onion crisps. we did try for another but it looks like the baby factory has closed for good.
Going to hope they provided you a specimen pot rather than using the leftover crisp packet
 
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Recently had our first child (she is 3 weeks tomorrow). Struggling abit getting her to settle for naps on her own at the moment. Me and my wife are taking it in 3 hour shifts to stay awake and hold her. Keep trying, one day she'll get the hang of it... So we've been told :)
She will and it will take time, as one of the support workers told us.

' first couple of months are purely about survival nothing else matters '


3 weeks old is nothing at this moment, we had a period like that, she's 10 months old now and will happily sleep in her own room by herself at night but during the day, forget it! She wants cuddle sleep 90% of the time or refuses to sleep at all.....
 
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Thanks guys. I'm annoying the Mrs by asking opinions of everyone we speak to at the moment. It's alot harder on her with feeding etc.

We'll get there in the end just good to hear it's common and wil get better :)
 
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