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by PlainQB
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Spotty Baby - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Spotty Baby - Help!

Hello, we've noticed they are more red when he's hot but his whole face is fairly red most of the time. We're gently wiping his face with water and cotton wool. The only problem is there are areas where he's knocked the white tops off the spots as he's always liked mashing his right hand round his f...
by PlainQB
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Iran
Replies: 25
Views: 4230

Re: Iran

I'm probaby outing myself as a conspiracy nut but I suspect there are ranks of civil servants who are really the ones in control and won't let the worst happen. I've worked with some EU and UN departments and there's more dialogue on a daily basis with Iran and DPR Korea then is portrayed in the med...
by PlainQB
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Spotty Baby - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Spotty Baby - Help!

Hello, It would be really nice if I could have some advice about my little chap. He's four and a half weeks old and the health visitors and doctor say he has baby acne. It's really bad though, the spots are little red pimples and are all over his cheeks, chin, the sides of his eyes, his hair at the ...
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...move to Orkney?
Replies: 13
Views: 2846

Re: ...move to Orkney?

... get a live in job with one of the hotels. That's how my sister moved to Shetland (Happy Up Helly Aa to all of them for last night).
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Recommended reading fro natural childbirth
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: Recommended reading fro natural childbirth

When you're reading about different birth options read about the good and the bad. If things don't go to plan you'll still feel better if you understand what's happening and why the midwives and doctors are suggesting things to you. We were turned away by two hospitals because they were too full. Th...
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Stuff for new baby
Replies: 15
Views: 4955

Re: Stuff for new baby

Hello, This is what we've found useful for LittleQB who arrived just over three weeks ago: - Cotton wool. (Our hospital was very against wipes and provided little dishes for water so it was very convenient). - Muslin cloths. In our house they're now called, "chunder rags". We use them for mopping up...
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 23603

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Hello, Just had my baby and am about to put this issue to the test. I agree with Helsbells in theory but am a little shy about putting it into practice. I see so many magazine front covers, shop windows and billboards advertising by suggesting sex so I don't understand why I can't show a little bit ...
by PlainQB
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....
Replies: 29
Views: 6866

Re: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....

We've not ever had a tumble dryer but we do move house every eighteen months so we've had to experiment. I have three clothes horses and generally I've found the following to help: - clothes dry faster upstairs (probably becaue heat rises). - clothes dry faster in the bed room (possibly because bodi...
by PlainQB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Plum Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Plum Wine

I'd go with an absolute minimum of 3lb of fruit. This is my red fruit recipe: 4 lb of fruit it a clean bucket (we use Milton to clean it). Add one gallon of water. Leave for two days with a tea towel over it but really squishing the fruit every day. Add 4lb of fruit and stir well. Add a couple of te...
by PlainQB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry wine
Replies: 9
Views: 3004

Re: Elderberry wine

We make elderberry wine often and I'd echo MKG. Use lots of fruit and squish the life out of it regularly. I think the technical term for said squishing is 'mashing and sparging'...
by PlainQB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: GCSE "choices"
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: GCSE "choices"

Mr. QB and I have been talking about GCSE and A-Level choices lately. We were both the first to go though this and the first to go to university. At the time both sets of parents encouraged us to pick subjects we enjoyed and were good at. This worked well, we both got A's went on to good universitie...
by PlainQB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Cloth Nappies for dummies please!
Replies: 18
Views: 12144

Re: Cloth Nappies for dummies please!

Hello, Dear Naomij, do you have a patern for the over pants you knitted? I'd be very grateful if I could take a look at it. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Lovepie, where would I get or be able to have a look at the fleece covers? Dear Citizen Twiglet, where did you get your's, I like the sound of them? The main th...
by PlainQB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Oh, we is having a baby!
Replies: 16
Views: 4389

Re: Oh, we is having a baby!

Aw, thank you everyone. Mr. QB says thank you too. Now be prepared for the barrage of baby related questions heading your way.... Once Mr. QB's taught me how to upload pictures I'll add some of what I've been making for baby. So far everything is in blue as that's all the wool I've got, oh appart fr...
by PlainQB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Oh, we is having a baby!
Replies: 16
Views: 4389

Oh, we is having a baby!

And aren't really sure what do do next. We've excited, very, but also worried. What if I do this wrong and I end up hurting my little one? What if he comes out and I don't like him or know what to do with him? But at the same time I really want to meet him! Eek, any advice or am I just going loopy? ...
by PlainQB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: First not going to school day
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Re: First not going to school day

Hello, A leaflet or factsheet sounds like a good idea. It would be nice if all parents thought carefully about what was best for their child rather then either dumping them in school because that's what everyone else does and it's easiest or homschooling because then the parents can maintain an isol...