Recommendations please on staph related eczema

For staph-related eczema, does anyone have a recommendation for an antibacterial wash or similar? We’ve been putting a small amount of bleach in the bath as recommended by the eczema nurse. It’s pretty drying and Cameron (17 months) gets quite irritated during and just after the bath. We are using emulsifying ointment in the bath…

Child-proofing the liquor

I didn’t think I’d have to do this for a while, but the wine rack is now inaccessible to the kids – Cameron mainly, because at 9 months old he’s now crawling and has decided that pulling the bottles off was great fun. Sorry to spoil the fun son – I’ll be spoiling the fun…

Toilet humour?

So after about 15 minutes of trying to keep Abby (now 21 months) on her potty, she got off and laid a cable on the rug. She got off the potty, walked over to me, started straining at which point I picked her up to put her back on the potty, but I as I…

Family fun

Abby and Cameron got to mingle with some of the hubby’s family yesterday. Cameron got to meet some new faces, and Abby got reaquainted with them. The kids got a real treat with chocolate, Twisties, cake and bubbles And they each got a giant ball to take home. Thanks to the lovely Omas and Aunty…

Abby Update at 17 Months

Abby is now a big sister, though she doesn’t know what that means. She knows that Cameron is a baby, but also thinks all children are babies – even those bigger than she is! Her vocab is forever extending. I’m losing track of all the words she knows because she picks up new ones so…

Welcome Cameron

Welcome to the world my little boy! For five days you stayed in hospital with mummy. Mummy went into labour four days overdue, and the assessment confirmed you were a big baby – probably too big for mummy to do it on her own, so we went ahead with a caesarian. You were born on…

Two weeks to go!

In less than 14 days I’m going to be a mother of two. That’s scary. I’ve been wondering whether I’m ready to be a mum again. Things with Abby were just getting to the point where I could start being myself again: wearing prepregnancy clothes; having proper sleep; having time and energy to do things…

Abby Update at 15 Months

Abby quite enjoys blobbing on the rug at the moment. She’ll just lie there and watch telly which is nice when I just need a quiet break for things like blogging! Though I hope I’m not encouraging couch-potatoness. Don’t get me wrong, she still zips around the house all “Eee” and “OOh” and climbing and…

Abby Update at 14.5 Months

Abby is beginning to understand us more. I told Abby not to go near the oven because it was hot. She started blowing on it. Lol. She also knows what we mean when we say “Sit down”. She likes to stand on chairs, couches, beds, you name it. Just because she hears it doesn’t mean…

Abby Update at 12 Months

Yes, Abby is one today!! Happy Birthday my little scabby-nosed cherub. We had yum char with Grandma and Grandpa, and Abby got to open the presents that were sent from some family and friends (many thanks guys!). She’s already been playing with the present we got for her the other week. We also made a…