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by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 3352

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

I must set the record straight - two of the children are DH's teenagers from a previous existence; I couldn't have anyone thinking I'm the kind of superwoman who could cope with four small kids! Must also confess that I don't change DS in the night unless absolutely unavoidable, which is a rarity. I...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sorting out a severely burnt pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Sorting out a severely burnt pan

The dishwasher tablet sounds interesting. The problem is not shifting burnt on rice, but that I have carbonised the base of the pan. DH says he'll have a go with the wire brush fitting of his drill. Fortunately it's the base of a steamer so although I do quite often use it as a pan in its own right,...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Old seeds

Hmm, I should have prefaced that question with: "On the basis that my son stops feeding for five minutes today, is it worth..." :roll:
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Old seeds

Sorry if this has been asked a million times, but is it worth bothering with seeds that are 5 years old? I have some pretty elderly packets of seeds, mainly tomatoes and cucs/marrows. Would you bother? We're on virtually no income atm so are trying to be thrifty!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 3352

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

Just to shake my faith in the so-called 'professionals' even further, the HV rang me today about this as she had said she would - she was there at the check with the doc. She asked how it was going and asked if Max's sleep was 'going in the right direction' - I said that as I had no idea what that w...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Talk to me about terries please
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Re: Talk to me about terries please

Thank you for this, I think I could become a nappy folding bore!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Talk to me about terries please
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Re: Talk to me about terries please

Thank you. I've just sold Max's Motherease wraps as he had outgrown the small size round the legs, but I've been given lots of Junior Joy so will see how we go with those and the terries. Couldn't agree more about poppers - I had them for DD and would always get them again! Downside is reduced adjus...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting potatoes when? I am confused!
Replies: 31
Views: 1863

Re: Planting potatoes when? I am confused!

We use the scientific measure of when we finally get round to it! We need to do masses in the garden over Easter weekend - this is with Mr D'ville fresh from the osteo with tennis elbow and a bust back and me with a 3 month old babe to look after, hey ho.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Talk to me about terries please
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Talk to me about terries please

DS is between sizes of cloth nappies atm and I'm considering using terries in the interim as I just can't quite reconcile myself to disps. How do you fold them for a boy, and will any sort of wrap do?

Thanks.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 3352

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

He feeds 1-2 hourly in the day, no shortage of daytime calories! At night it's mixed whether he settles himself - sometimes yes, sometimes no. Last night was fine. He went to sleep just after 7pm then woke up at midnight, so five hours, which I was more than happy with. I fed him, then when he woke ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 3352

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

Thanks for all the replies; it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one to whom this was news! As with so much in life, a happy medium is the key I think. I don't expect Max to sleep through the night for months yet, but neither do I expect to get up four times a night (this is excluding bedtime an...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 3352

Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

Helloo. Max had his belated 8 week check this week, at 12 weeks old. We'd had a run of bad nights just prior to his check, when he'd been waking to feed four times a night. The doc asked how long his long sleep was usually, to which the answer was on average 5 hours and she wasn't impressed. She sai...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sorting out a severely burnt pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Sorting out a severely burnt pan

Good lord, if brown sauce can shift that I dread to think what it does to my husband's insides lol! I haven't done it yet, isn't that shocking? However am now the owner of a 2p (it's taken me all week to get one!) so will give that a go first. Just as soon as I've finished getting ready for DD's bir...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sorting out a severely burnt pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Sorting out a severely burnt pan

Thank you. I'll try the first then if that doesn't work the second and so on - I'll report back!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sorting out a severely burnt pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Sorting out a severely burnt pan

Couldn't think where else to put this! I made a fabulous job of welding rice to a pan at the weekend. It's been soaked, boiled up with vinegar and bicarb and scraped, but it's still a work of art. Does anyone know what I can do to get the burnt crud off and rescue my pan?

Thank you :oops: