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Title: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 09:02:06 AM
I haven't seen a daddies/parents thread on here- if I have missed it let me know and I will delete.

My little girl is 17 months old now- she was a great sleeper until the last two weeks, went to her own cot and stayed there all night- she is getting her back teeth and its very sore on her at night. Using salts, gel and paracetamol etc. She now screeches when you leave her down in the cot- wants out won't lie down- no comforting her- screeches when you go to leave the room- it's like she is scared- happened all of a sudden. Whenever we do get her to sleep she usually wakes about 2 O'Clock to the same scenario.
 She's been in our bed this last two weeks now-something I hate but at that time of the morning anything for peace. Mrs chalks it all down to teeth but I have my doubts that after this phase of teething that she will revert back to normal.

Anyone experience anything similar? We have people coming around tonight and they will be there through her bedtime. I am planning to have to go out for something and take her in the car where she will fall asleep.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on July 09, 2014, 09:08:32 AM
I haven't seen a daddies/parents thread on here- if I have missed it let me know and I will delete.

My little girl is 17 months old now- she was a great sleeper until the last two weeks, went to her own cot and stayed there all night- she is getting her back teeth and its very sore on her at night. Using salts, gel and paracetamol etc. She now screeches when you leave her down in the cot- wants out won't lie down- no comforting her- screeches when you go to leave the room- it's like she is scared- happened all of a sudden. Whenever we do get her to sleep she usually wakes about 2 O'Clock to the same scenario.
 She's been in our bed this last two weeks now-something I hate but at that time of the morning anything for peace. Mrs chalks it all down to teeth but I have my doubts that after this phase of teething that she will revert back to normal.

Anyone experience anything similar? We have people coming around tonight and they will be there through her bedtime. I am planning to have to go out for something and take her in the car where she will fall asleep.

You will regret taking her into bed with you, break that cycle straight away.  Are these people you are having round adults, tell them excuse me it's my daughters bedtime, your daughter comes first - these people can wait.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on July 09, 2014, 09:11:53 AM
I did the car thing with our second child, lasted for about a month where I had to drive for about 10 mile a night to get her down, thankfully it was only with our second child and it was only for a short time.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 09:12:16 AM
I haven't seen a daddies/parents thread on here- if I have missed it let me know and I will delete.

My little girl is 17 months old now- she was a great sleeper until the last two weeks, went to her own cot and stayed there all night- she is getting her back teeth and its very sore on her at night. Using salts, gel and paracetamol etc. She now screeches when you leave her down in the cot- wants out won't lie down- no comforting her- screeches when you go to leave the room- it's like she is scared- happened all of a sudden. Whenever we do get her to sleep she usually wakes about 2 O'Clock to the same scenario.
 She's been in our bed this last two weeks now-something I hate but at that time of the morning anything for peace. Mrs chalks it all down to teeth but I have my doubts that after this phase of teething that she will revert back to normal.

Anyone experience anything similar? We have people coming around tonight and they will be there through her bedtime. I am planning to have to go out for something and take her in the car where she will fall asleep.

You will regret taking her into bed with you, break that cycle straight away.  Are these people you are having round adults, tell them excuse me it's my daughters bedtime, your daughter comes first - these people can wait.

Yes adults, If I don't take her out I will be leaving the wife to attend to them.

I already regret the taking her into the bed- disaster- she now expects and wants it. I'm blaming the wife. Although maybe a bit harsh I was in favour of the crying it out method. She is in great form during the day and in the evenings.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: StephenC on July 09, 2014, 09:33:07 AM
A drop of Jameson in the bottle before bedtime usually works.

Aye, but how about the child?

Under lights - You know what to do yourself chief. Everyone has done the car thing on occasion but you need to be careful of developing bad routines like having the wane in bed with you. It's an incredibly tough situation though. It's the middle of the night ... your body is telling you to go back to sleep immediately ... you are absolutely knackered .... your child is crying their eyes out .... the easiest thing is to bring her into bed.

I think you have to let her cry it out a bit - it'll be a horrible situation but best for her. And don't forget, she's been a good sleeper for you, and she will again - this is just a bump in the road.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 09, 2014, 09:42:32 AM
A drop of Jameson in the bottle before bedtime usually works.

The Jimmy McNulty school of parenting. None of that Protestant Bushmills muck!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Milltown Row2 on July 09, 2014, 10:14:34 AM
Oh the joys of sleepless nights, was fortunate enough the girls were great sleepers and didn't give too much annoyance, the one rule though was never let them get into a routine of sleeping in your own bed, the odd night (and I mean they've been in their own bed but came in during the night) is fine.

Think my wife grew to hate me for a period when one of the kids would have cried before bed briefly, I would have let her cry on, of course this was after we knew she'd been fed poohed and winded. I miss those days, now they cry all the time, need money for this need money for that, asked them to clean their room is like the worst thing on earth!!

Oh the joys......
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 09, 2014, 10:16:05 AM
Good idea for a thread.
Have 3 boys myself 5, 3 & 16 months.
Our 3 year old is a terrible eater, he has been from birth and was a nightmare with the bottle. I have to say a child that will not sit and eat is one of the most stressful things in life.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 10:16:33 AM
On a more fun and positive note we have been playing with home made moon sand recently. Brilliant. She loves it.

Recipe below.

http://theimaginationtree.com/2011/11/recipe-for-mouldable-sand.html (http://theimaginationtree.com/2011/11/recipe-for-mouldable-sand.html)

Also I bought a new Samsung fridge off Ao.com. B'jayus there was a quare box that it came in- tops for playing tunnels and houses.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 10:22:07 AM
Good idea for a thread.
Have 3 boys myself 5, 3 & 16 months.
Our 3 year old is a terrible eater, he has been from birth and was a nightmare with the bottle. I have to say a child that will not sit and eat is one of the most stressful things in life.

Is he refusing it point blank or is it a case of you put it in his mouth and he spits it out?
Do you let him feed himself?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 09, 2014, 10:31:55 AM
A drop of Jameson in the bottle before bedtime usually works.

Aye, but how about the child?

Under lights - You know what to do yourself chief. Everyone has done the car thing on occasion but you need to be careful of developing bad routines like having the wane in bed with you. It's an incredibly tough situation though. It's the middle of the night ... your body is telling you to go back to sleep immediately ... you are absolutely knackered .... your child is crying their eyes out .... the easiest thing is to bring her into bed.

I think you have to let her cry it out a bit - it'll be a horrible situation but best for her. And don't forget, she's been a good sleeper for you, and she will again - this is just a bump in the road.

Yip,
let her cry it out, its normal enough and TBH better in the long run as they'll sleep better in their own cot.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 10:53:52 AM
I have no issue with the cry it out situation at bedtime but during the night at 2 or 3AM its a lot harder- cruel to leave her there.

We had a deal that if she slept all night in her cot she would get a new Mr Tumbles magazine and stickers. Deal off.

Note- I still bought the magazine this morning.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on July 09, 2014, 11:04:48 AM
We had this for a while but it was more a case of a lost dummy rather than teething pains. Reinsert the dummy, gentle pat on the back to let them know you're there and away back to bed
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 09, 2014, 11:06:21 AM
Good idea for a thread.
Have 3 boys myself 5, 3 & 16 months.
Our 3 year old is a terrible eater, he has been from birth and was a nightmare with the bottle. I have to say a child that will not sit and eat is one of the most stressful things in life.

Is he refusing it point blank or is it a case of you put it in his mouth and he spits it out?
Do you let him feed himself?
We let him feed himself. On a good day he will take some cereal for breakfast and a banana during the day. He just wont eat dinner, he would eat sweats and biscuits all day but I'm not giving into that.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hardy on July 09, 2014, 11:07:02 AM
The best way to get kids out of the bed and never again wanting to come back is to have a good feed of stout before bedtime. Stuff the kid's head under the covers and let rip for a few minutes. No coming up for air.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: nrico2006 on July 09, 2014, 11:14:53 AM
I was in favour of the crying it out method but the woman never let me persevere with it.  Have a wee girl who still would wake up at nights calling for me and I would go in and technically miss about 1 minute of sleep.  The wee boy sleeps all through.  The wee girl never seemed to be teething, but the wee boy was a nightmare and there were periods of weeks where it did affect his sleeping routine.  He also had cows milk allergy and refused to eat for a long time, thankfully his hunger got the better of him and he started eating away at about 29 weeks.  I agree that the non eating craic is one of the most stressful things.  Hate when they are sick, he went through a few days of sickness 6 months ago and didnt eat, literally lost half his body weight and was like a bag of bones - scary stuff.   
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Brick Tamlin on July 09, 2014, 11:27:29 AM
Wee girl was struggling to sleep in her cot and wouldn't settle throughout the night. She would stand up and cry, screetch etc.
What worked for us was when I went in and lay on the floor beside her cot and talked away to her, sang(badly), played a wee bit of music on my phone.
She would eventually sit back down or lie back down in the cot.
Basically I tried to comfort her that I was still there . She would love this and roll round to face me in her cot and eventually she would tire and fall asleep. some nights took longer than others but it got her into a pattern. I didn't do it every night but now and again.

We also had to persevere through constant screetching and crying at times. Its worth it if you can hack it. You have to be strong and not allow yourself to give in and go and lift her.
Child will only cry so much before tiring and wanna sleep. If she were coughing and splutterin then id be up and over outside the door ready to pounce.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Bearded One on July 09, 2014, 11:46:46 AM
Haven’t really had any issues with the children waking during the night but did experience problems when putting them up to bed. I was in favour of letting them cry whereas my wife was horrified by this approach, eventually we met in the middle and would have let them cry to a point before going into them. We found that after a period of crying/hysterics the child got so tired a small bit of rocking got them over.

Regards eating, this was one of the most stressful things we encountered and caused no end of arguments between my wife and I. One of our children more or less went off her food overnight. Went from eating anything that was put on the plate to being unbelievably picky - it was as if we had a new child. At the time she was constantly ‘bunged up’ so we thought that was the problem, when that was resolved (Lactose Solution as advised by GP) the eating didn’t improve. Ended up having to take her to a Dietician twice.

Advice given was to let her eat the things she likes throughout the day (cereal, toast, yogurts, breadsticks, fruit) and every evening put her dinner out in front of her. If she doesn’t eat it, lift the plate and leave it at that. Whatever you do, avoid confrontation and making a big issue out of it. introduce things like rice and pasta which are pretty tasteless to start. Fish fingers, plain chicken. Avoid gravy, sauces etc. Gradually we made a breakthrough and now she will eat most things, still an odd issue here and there but nothing we worry about.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: God14 on July 09, 2014, 12:11:26 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: ONeill on July 09, 2014, 12:23:15 PM
Myself and herself were brutal with the twins. If they cried and there wasn't anything needing changed and they looked OK then it was cry yer hearts out yiz whingers. Hard to listen to but you eventually use the sound of their crying as a sleep comfort rhythm. Definitely worked and at 6 months they were crawling into the cots themselves and turning the light out at 6.

The downside is now. They're 8 and they're out and about without us and won't even sit in the same room. It's like being 69 at 39. We now cry at night.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 09, 2014, 12:33:33 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

That'll change...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 12:58:33 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

Childbirth was the second worst experience of my life to date but it is certainly the best end product.

My wife went 10 days over. She was very anxious, restless and most of all uncomfortable, a size 8 girl carrying a near 10 pound baby.
I took the day off that we were to get called in to be 'started', wife was experiencing a lot of pains the night before so we were expecting to go in before that.
Rang the hospital- they told us not to come in unless she was 'well gone' but they would call us back whenever they had space to start her.
We waited. Around 1pm we got that call. I answered. 'We have space available now, tell Sarah to come on in now'.
'My wife's name is XXXX not Sarah'
'Oh. I think I've the wrong number, you's are further down the list.'
A distraught woman.

We got called in a few hours later. Valentines day it was. My stomach in bits. We were brought into a private bay-same for everyone. TV on, Liverpool and Spurs were both playing in Europa league that night. Happy enough this will relax me a bit. They go through bits and pieces with wife. Examined her.  She took a bath. Very uncomfortable. She came back to the bay. They brought tea and toast. I couldn't eat.

At around 11pm we were moved to a theatre. My legs weak. Wife was in a bed and I had a soft seat by her bedside. We had decided on a epidural as pain relief as we know it was a big baby. She got the injection in her spine. She laboured. The epidural hadn't taken down one side feeling the pain. I prayed. She laboured during the night she sucked on gas and air regularly but was asleep despite getting contractions every minute where she squeezed my hand to death- she doesn't remember any of this today.
7am came. Nurse told me to go get breakfast. I went to the canteen. Got a sausage and a piece of potato bread and a lucozade. I relieved my bowels a lot in this time out.
I went back to base. Few hours later Nurse told me the child hadn't moved in 4 hours. We would have to go for a section. I made a call to the wifes mum to let her know what was happening (we would have elected a section knowing the size of a child but they were insistent in her trying). They took my wife away from me while I got ready to go into the theatre with them (robes on etc). I prayed.
The screen was up and I talked to my wife and held her hand while they pulled and dragged at her. A cry. 'It's a big girl, a big GIRL'. I was convinced boy with the size. They showed her to us before taking her away to get cleaned and wrapped in towel. Mum got a hold, then me. They then had to take mum to sewn her up.

Myself and the baby were moved to recovery where I was left alone with her. My baby. The wife joined us moments later.
I breathed for the first time in hours.





Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 09, 2014, 01:07:54 PM
Great story Under Lights.
We prefer to do things a bit quicker.
2nd baby born 12 weeks ago. Got to the hospital at 8.50am baby was born 24mins later.! No time for epidural. No waiting around the baby was coming and that was that.
Easy.... 8)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: God14 on July 09, 2014, 01:10:30 PM
Great story Under Lights.
We prefer to do things a bit quicker.
2nd baby born 12 weeks ago. Got to the hospital at 8.50am baby was born 24mins later.! No time for epidural. No waiting around the baby was coming and that was that.
Easy.... 8)

Twas indeed but it certainly hasn't eased my apprehension!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 01:17:05 PM
Great story Under Lights.
We prefer to do things a bit quicker.
2nd baby born 12 weeks ago. Got to the hospital at 8.50am baby was born 24mins later.! No time for epidural. No waiting around the baby was coming and that was that.
Easy.... 8)

Class. Next time for us it will probably just be a section for us. Knocked the wife off her feet for a full two weeks.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Bearded One on July 09, 2014, 01:21:02 PM
Great story Under Lights.
We prefer to do things a bit quicker.
2nd baby born 12 weeks ago. Got to the hospital at 8.50am baby was born 24mins later.! No time for epidural. No waiting around the baby was coming and that was that.
Easy.... 8)

Twas indeed but it certainly hasn't eased my apprehension!

Every experience will be different, impossible to prepare yourself for what's ahead. I have had 2 fairly straight forward visits to the delivery suite thankfully. Reasonably short labour and no real issues afterwards.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 09, 2014, 02:31:54 PM
With 5 kids we've been through most of what everyone has already said on here.

Our first pregnancy ended in a suspected miscarriage when we were on holiday, only for us to discover when we came home that she was still pregnant and on admission to hospital be told it was an ectopic pregnancy (where the baby is growing in the fallopian tube) and would abort itself. We waiting 10 days in hospital for a natural abort which never happened whilst my wifes health deteriorated due to internal bleeding. Eventual surgery left us in the position of being told it would be unlikely for us to be able to have children due to the damage done.

Stressful.

So we went to a private gynaecologist consultant who specialised in fertility, got on treatment and eventually the IVF waiting list...when out of the blue my wife became pregnant. The pregancy went smooth and a natural (scheduled) birth produced a baby girl.

Happy!

However, my wife quickly developed post natal depression and it was quite severe.

Stress again!

Treatment for that eventually worked and a 2nd pregnancy came quite quickly and ran smoothly until or 2nd was born, a baby boy. Everyone well for once, even though the post natal crept back but we were prepared this time.

Stressful but manageable.

Then a 3rd pregnancy came along, whilst she was on the pill. It seems the treatment for the post natal had counteracted the pill and so we were expecting number 3. This pregnancy was difficult as my wife had to come off her meds and the depression really took hold. A few near death experiences ensued and we were lucky to get through it, then we discovered the baby was breach and had to be delivered by c-section.
The baby girl was well, my wife wasnt. We now had 3 kids under 3 years old and my wife finished up admitted to hospital. She was severely ill. I finished up taking a year off work to mind the kids and tend to the Mrs who spend several months in hospital.
Eventually she got home and slowly things got better, but our new baby had severe reflux and spent a lot of time in and out of hospital.

Again more stressful.

But over time it all improved and my wife got back to herself (more or less) and after about a year and a half our youngest started to come out of the reflux and we decided it was too risky to have more kids.

Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!

Stress x 1000.

Not knowing how she would be, and not knowing how we'd cope with another kid. We went back to our consultant as we had with the others, to be told we were having twins.

Stress x 10000000000000

Just as we were getting used to the idea, and the Mrs's health was holding out, we were told there were problems, twin-to-twin syndrome where one of the twins is getting all the nutrients. As the twins were identical, they shared bloods supplies so if the weaker twin was not to survive neither would survive.

Stress through the roof.

We had scans and tests at the royal 3 times a week until 31 weeks we were told we needed immediate delivery.

Both boys born by section, after losing their heart rates several times. 2lb2 and 2lb4.
About 30 people in delivery theatre expecting the worse, only for everything to be reasonably good. Both breathing on their own, very small but reasonably healty.
The next 6 weeks was a blur in neo-natal with blood transfusions, surgeries, and too many things to mention but eventually everyone got home and everyone is well.

Now almost 2 years later we have twin terrors, one of which still gets up every night and wakes us all. But it could have been worse.

With our older kids we used the controlled crying technique and it worked.

With twins its harder as you dont want one to wake the other but they'll eventually grow out of it (I hope).

So now we've got an 8 year old girl, a 6 year old boy, a 5 year old girl and twin 2 year old boys.

I'm more stressed than ever, but sure I wouldnt change a thing.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 09, 2014, 02:38:39 PM
You should probably tie a knot in it now tbrick.
Great story glad everything worked out OK.
A friend of ours went through post natal depression,it wasn't pretty and I'd say she isn't the same person she was before tbh.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: glens abu on July 09, 2014, 02:48:15 PM
With 5 kids we've been through most of what everyone has already said on here.

Our first pregnancy ended in a suspected miscarriage when we were on holiday, only for us to discover when we came home that she was still pregnant and on admission to hospital be told it was an ectopic pregnancy (where the baby is growing in the fallopian tube) and would abort itself. We waiting 10 days in hospital for a natural abort which never happened whilst my wifes health deteriorated due to internal bleeding. Eventual surgery left us in the position of being told it would be unlikely for us to be able to have children due to the damage done.

Stressful.

So we went to a private gynaecologist consultant who specialised in fertility, got on treatment and eventually the IVF waiting list...when out of the blue my wife became pregnant. The pregancy went smooth and a natural (scheduled) birth produced a baby girl.

Happy!

However, my wife quickly developed post natal depression and it was quite severe.

Stress again!

Treatment for that eventually worked and a 2nd pregnancy came quite quickly and ran smoothly until or 2nd was born, a baby boy. Everyone well for once, even though the post natal crept back but we were prepared this time.

Stressful but manageable.

Then a 3rd pregnancy came along, whilst she was on the pill. It seems the treatment for the post natal had counteracted the pill and so we were expecting number 3. This pregnancy was difficult as my wife had to come off her meds and the depression really took hold. A few near death experiences ensued and we were lucky to get through it, then we discovered the baby was breach and had to be delivered by c-section.
The baby girl was well, my wife wasnt. We now had 3 kids under 3 years old and my wife finished up admitted to hospital. She was severely ill. I finished up taking a year off work to mind the kids and tend to the Mrs who spend several months in hospital.
Eventually she got home and slowly things got better, but our new baby had severe reflux and spent a lot of time in and out of hospital.

Again more stressful.

But over time it all improved and my wife got back to herself (more or less) and after about a year and a half our youngest started to come out of the reflux and we decided it was too risky to have more kids.

Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!

Stress x 1000.

Not knowing how she would be, and not knowing how we'd cope with another kid. We went back to our consultant as we had with the others, to be told we were having twins.

Stress x 10000000000000

Just as we were getting used to the idea, and the Mrs's health was holding out, we were told there were problems, twin-to-twin syndrome where one of the twins is getting all the nutrients. As the twins were identical, they shared bloods supplies so if the weaker twin was not to survive neither would survive.

Stress through the roof.

We had scans and tests at the royal 3 times a week until 31 weeks we were told we needed immediate delivery.

Both boys born by section, after losing their heart rates several times. 2lb2 and 2lb4.
About 30 people in delivery theatre expecting the worse, only for everything to be reasonably good. Both breathing on their own, very small but reasonably healty.
The next 6 weeks was a blur in neo-natal with blood transfusions, surgeries, and too many things to mention but eventually everyone got home and everyone is well.

Now almost 2 years later we have twin terrors, one of which still gets up every night and wakes us all. But it could have been worse.

With our older kids we used the controlled crying technique and it worked.

With twins its harder as you dont want one to wake the other but they'll eventually grow out of it (I hope).

So now we've got an 8 year old girl, a 6 year old boy, a 5 year old girl and twin 2 year old boys.

I'm more stressed than ever, but sure I wouldnt change a thing.

Stressed just reading that,great story and wish you and your family good health.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on July 09, 2014, 02:53:45 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

Childbirth was the second worst experience of my life to date but it is certainly the best end product.

My wife went 10 days over. She was very anxious, restless and most of all uncomfortable, a size 8 girl carrying a near 10 pound baby.
I took the day off that we were to get called in to be 'started', wife was experiencing a lot of pains the night before so we were expecting to go in before that.
Rang the hospital- they told us not to come in unless she was 'well gone' but they would call us back whenever they had space to start her.
We waited. Around 1pm we got that call. I answered. 'We have space available now, tell Sarah to come on in now'.
'My wife's name is XXXX not Sarah'
'Oh. I think I've the wrong number, you's are further down the list.'
A distraught woman.

We got called in a few hours later. Valentines day it was. My stomach in bits. We were brought into a private bay-same for everyone. TV on, Liverpool and Spurs were both playing in Europa league that night. Happy enough this will relax me a bit. They go through bits and pieces with wife. Examined her.  She took a bath. Very uncomfortable. She came back to the bay. They brought tea and toast. I couldn't eat.

At around 11pm we were moved to a theatre. My legs weak. Wife was in a bed and I had a soft seat by her bedside. We had decided on a epidural as pain relief as we know it was a big baby. She got the injection in her spine. She laboured. The epidural hadn't taken down one side feeling the pain. I prayed. She laboured during the night she sucked on gas and air regularly but was asleep despite getting contractions every minute where she squeezed my hand to death- she doesn't remember any of this today.
7am came. Nurse told me to go get breakfast. I went to the canteen. Got a sausage and a piece of potato bread and a lucozade. I relieved my bowels a lot in this time out.
I went back to base. Few hours later Nurse told me the child hadn't moved in 4 hours. We would have to go for a section. I made a call to the wifes mum to let her know what was happening (we would have elected a section knowing the size of a child but they were insistent in her trying). They took my wife away from me while I got ready to go into the theatre with them (robes on etc). I prayed.
The screen was up and I talked to my wife and held her hand while they pulled and dragged at her. A cry. 'It's a big girl, a big GIRL'. I was convinced boy with the size. They showed her to us before taking her away to get cleaned and wrapped in towel. Mum got a hold, then me. They then had to take mum to sewn her up.

Myself and the baby were moved to recovery where I was left alone with her. My baby. The wife joined us moments later.
I breathed for the first time in hours.
My wifes had 2 sections, little did I know the 2nd time they'd took her away to prep her and give the epidural only until an emergency landed to the delivery suite and the team due to section my wife had to leave her to attend to this other woman. All the while I hadn't clue what was going on just keeping thinking it didn't take this long before I was in operating room beside her the last time. Most nervous wait of my life - scary shit sat in a hospital room on your own while the OH is away to get an epidural.

Good luck - the first few nappies are pleasant but it gets easier  :)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 03:18:43 PM
Jesus great story Brick. I'd say you haven't played football in years.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 09, 2014, 04:31:48 PM
You should probably tie a knot in it now tbrick.
Great story glad everything worked out OK.
A friend of ours went through post natal depression,it wasn't pretty and I'd say she isn't the same person she was before tbh.

No need to tie a knot in it laoislad...there's simply no time. Sleep - work - kids - repeat. I think I've forgot how at this point. lol.

It's all worked out but the whole experience changed us both. The Mrs went through some pretty intense treatment including ECT (or electro shock as its more commonly known) and she's never really been the same as before it all happened. My own nerves were shot to hell for a while too, but hopefully the stronger for it now.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 09, 2014, 04:33:51 PM
Jesus great story Brick. I'd say you haven't played football in years.

Havent played in years and dont even get to many club games any more.
Make a point out of going to County games with my auld fella but that's about as much as I can get away with these days!

I think the point I was trying to make is that it can all be very tough, but chances are it'll all get better with time so long as you stick at it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 09, 2014, 04:38:02 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

Childbirth was the second worst experience of my life to date but it is certainly the best end product.

My wife went 10 days over. She was very anxious, restless and most of all uncomfortable, a size 8 girl carrying a near 10 pound baby.
I took the day off that we were to get called in to be 'started', wife was experiencing a lot of pains the night before so we were expecting to go in before that.
Rang the hospital- they told us not to come in unless she was 'well gone' but they would call us back whenever they had space to start her.
We waited. Around 1pm we got that call. I answered. 'We have space available now, tell Sarah to come on in now'.
'My wife's name is XXXX not Sarah'
'Oh. I think I've the wrong number, you's are further down the list.'
A distraught woman.

We got called in a few hours later. Valentines day it was. My stomach in bits. We were brought into a private bay-same for everyone. TV on, Liverpool and Spurs were both playing in Europa league that night. Happy enough this will relax me a bit. They go through bits and pieces with wife. Examined her.  She took a bath. Very uncomfortable. She came back to the bay. They brought tea and toast. I couldn't eat.

At around 11pm we were moved to a theatre. My legs weak. Wife was in a bed and I had a soft seat by her bedside. We had decided on a epidural as pain relief as we know it was a big baby. She got the injection in her spine. She laboured. The epidural hadn't taken down one side feeling the pain. I prayed. She laboured during the night she sucked on gas and air regularly but was asleep despite getting contractions every minute where she squeezed my hand to death- she doesn't remember any of this today.
7am came. Nurse told me to go get breakfast. I went to the canteen. Got a sausage and a piece of potato bread and a lucozade. I relieved my bowels a lot in this time out.
I went back to base. Few hours later Nurse told me the child hadn't moved in 4 hours. We would have to go for a section. I made a call to the wifes mum to let her know what was happening (we would have elected a section knowing the size of a child but they were insistent in her trying). They took my wife away from me while I got ready to go into the theatre with them (robes on etc). I prayed.
The screen was up and I talked to my wife and held her hand while they pulled and dragged at her. A cry. 'It's a big girl, a big GIRL'. I was convinced boy with the size. They showed her to us before taking her away to get cleaned and wrapped in towel. Mum got a hold, then me. They then had to take mum to sewn her up.

Myself and the baby were moved to recovery where I was left alone with her. My baby. The wife joined us moments later.
I breathed for the first time in hours.
My wifes had 2 sections, little did I know the 2nd time they'd took her away to prep her and give the epidural only until an emergency landed to the delivery suite and the team due to section my wife had to leave her to attend to this other woman. All the while I hadn't clue what was going on just keeping thinking it didn't take this long before I was in operating room beside her the last time. Most nervous wait of my life - scary shit sat in a hospital room on your own while the OH is away to get an epidural.

Good luck - the first few nappies are pleasant but it gets easier  :)

Yep....when our twins were to be delivered similar happened to me. I was left sitting for about 40 mins.
Then when they were born we didnt get to hold them or even touch them as they had to be rushed to neo-natal and I was moved out again until the Mrs was stitched up. I sat another hour not knowing how the kids or the mrs was. It was the longest hour of my life.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on July 09, 2014, 04:53:12 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

Childbirth was the second worst experience of my life to date but it is certainly the best end product.

My wife went 10 days over. She was very anxious, restless and most of all uncomfortable, a size 8 girl carrying a near 10 pound baby.
I took the day off that we were to get called in to be 'started', wife was experiencing a lot of pains the night before so we were expecting to go in before that.
Rang the hospital- they told us not to come in unless she was 'well gone' but they would call us back whenever they had space to start her.
We waited. Around 1pm we got that call. I answered. 'We have space available now, tell Sarah to come on in now'.
'My wife's name is XXXX not Sarah'
'Oh. I think I've the wrong number, you's are further down the list.'
A distraught woman.

We got called in a few hours later. Valentines day it was. My stomach in bits. We were brought into a private bay-same for everyone. TV on, Liverpool and Spurs were both playing in Europa league that night. Happy enough this will relax me a bit. They go through bits and pieces with wife. Examined her.  She took a bath. Very uncomfortable. She came back to the bay. They brought tea and toast. I couldn't eat.

At around 11pm we were moved to a theatre. My legs weak. Wife was in a bed and I had a soft seat by her bedside. We had decided on a epidural as pain relief as we know it was a big baby. She got the injection in her spine. She laboured. The epidural hadn't taken down one side feeling the pain. I prayed. She laboured during the night she sucked on gas and air regularly but was asleep despite getting contractions every minute where she squeezed my hand to death- she doesn't remember any of this today.
7am came. Nurse told me to go get breakfast. I went to the canteen. Got a sausage and a piece of potato bread and a lucozade. I relieved my bowels a lot in this time out.
I went back to base. Few hours later Nurse told me the child hadn't moved in 4 hours. We would have to go for a section. I made a call to the wifes mum to let her know what was happening (we would have elected a section knowing the size of a child but they were insistent in her trying). They took my wife away from me while I got ready to go into the theatre with them (robes on etc). I prayed.
The screen was up and I talked to my wife and held her hand while they pulled and dragged at her. A cry. 'It's a big girl, a big GIRL'. I was convinced boy with the size. They showed her to us before taking her away to get cleaned and wrapped in towel. Mum got a hold, then me. They then had to take mum to sewn her up.

Myself and the baby were moved to recovery where I was left alone with her. My baby. The wife joined us moments later.
I breathed for the first time in hours.
My wifes had 2 sections, little did I know the 2nd time they'd took her away to prep her and give the epidural only until an emergency landed to the delivery suite and the team due to section my wife had to leave her to attend to this other woman. All the while I hadn't clue what was going on just keeping thinking it didn't take this long before I was in operating room beside her the last time. Most nervous wait of my life - scary shit sat in a hospital room on your own while the OH is away to get an epidural.

Good luck - the first few nappies are pleasant but it gets easier  :)

Yep....when our twins were to be delivered similar happened to me. I was left sitting for about 40 mins.
Then when they were born we didnt get to hold them or even touch them as they had to be rushed to neo-natal and I was moved out again until the Mrs was stitched up. I sat another hour not knowing how the kids or the mrs was. It was the longest hour of my life.

are you bald? I'd have the hair pulled out and nails bit top pieces if I had to go through that. Some crack when they are fit to toddle around
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 09, 2014, 05:02:18 PM
The kids take up so much time. I don't even get to games now as the wife works most weekends/evenings and I wouldn't even think about going out the door with 3. Life is just work - kids - sleep.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 09, 2014, 05:11:46 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

Childbirth was the second worst experience of my life to date but it is certainly the best end product.

My wife went 10 days over. She was very anxious, restless and most of all uncomfortable, a size 8 girl carrying a near 10 pound baby.
I took the day off that we were to get called in to be 'started', wife was experiencing a lot of pains the night before so we were expecting to go in before that.
Rang the hospital- they told us not to come in unless she was 'well gone' but they would call us back whenever they had space to start her.
We waited. Around 1pm we got that call. I answered. 'We have space available now, tell Sarah to come on in now'.
'My wife's name is XXXX not Sarah'
'Oh. I think I've the wrong number, you's are further down the list.'
A distraught woman.

We got called in a few hours later. Valentines day it was. My stomach in bits. We were brought into a private bay-same for everyone. TV on, Liverpool and Spurs were both playing in Europa league that night. Happy enough this will relax me a bit. They go through bits and pieces with wife. Examined her.  She took a bath. Very uncomfortable. She came back to the bay. They brought tea and toast. I couldn't eat.

At around 11pm we were moved to a theatre. My legs weak. Wife was in a bed and I had a soft seat by her bedside. We had decided on a epidural as pain relief as we know it was a big baby. She got the injection in her spine. She laboured. The epidural hadn't taken down one side feeling the pain. I prayed. She laboured during the night she sucked on gas and air regularly but was asleep despite getting contractions every minute where she squeezed my hand to death- she doesn't remember any of this today.
7am came. Nurse told me to go get breakfast. I went to the canteen. Got a sausage and a piece of potato bread and a lucozade. I relieved my bowels a lot in this time out.
I went back to base. Few hours later Nurse told me the child hadn't moved in 4 hours. We would have to go for a section. I made a call to the wifes mum to let her know what was happening (we would have elected a section knowing the size of a child but they were insistent in her trying). They took my wife away from me while I got ready to go into the theatre with them (robes on etc). I prayed.
The screen was up and I talked to my wife and held her hand while they pulled and dragged at her. A cry. 'It's a big girl, a big GIRL'. I was convinced boy with the size. They showed her to us before taking her away to get cleaned and wrapped in towel. Mum got a hold, then me. They then had to take mum to sewn her up.

Myself and the baby were moved to recovery where I was left alone with her. My baby. The wife joined us moments later.
I breathed for the first time in hours.
My wifes had 2 sections, little did I know the 2nd time they'd took her away to prep her and give the epidural only until an emergency landed to the delivery suite and the team due to section my wife had to leave her to attend to this other woman. All the while I hadn't clue what was going on just keeping thinking it didn't take this long before I was in operating room beside her the last time. Most nervous wait of my life - scary shit sat in a hospital room on your own while the OH is away to get an epidural.

Good luck - the first few nappies are pleasant but it gets easier  :)

Yep....when our twins were to be delivered similar happened to me. I was left sitting for about 40 mins.
Then when they were born we didnt get to hold them or even touch them as they had to be rushed to neo-natal and I was moved out again until the Mrs was stitched up. I sat another hour not knowing how the kids or the mrs was. It was the longest hour of my life.

are you bald? I'd have the hair pulled out and nails bit top pieces if I had to go through that. Some crack when they are fit to toddle around

Not bald....but going gray!
Auch they're good craic alright, but also a complete nightmare. Wouldnt change a thing though.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 09, 2014, 09:27:40 PM
Sssssshhhh she's asleep! Wife's away out for the night, pity would have been the first chance for adult time in last two weeks. I'll sit down and enjoy rest of the match now. I've a good feeling she'll sleep through the night. Fingers crossed.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: cornerback on July 10, 2014, 11:52:29 AM
Jaysus tbrick, I knew you got a tough time of it but didn't realise the severity.  Glad everything has worked out ok - i'm sure 5 is a handful but the joy they bring makes it all worthwhile - at least I try to keep telling myself that  ;D

I have a close friend who went through the traumatic experience of having stillborn baby.  I don't know how i'd cope in such a situation.  They are now doing the Cookstown Half Marathon raising money for "Sands"
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: cornerback on July 10, 2014, 12:03:00 PM
Going back to the OP.  My middle child is 20 months.  There was a stage 3 or 4 months ago where i would have to hold/rock her to sleep for 10/15mins & set her into her cot in the hope she wouldn't wake up.  If she did the cries would start & it would be another 10/15 job.  It got to the stage, with the imminent arrival of No.3 that i couldn't keep doing this... so rather that the quiet/no noise approach, when i brought her up to her bedroom i would talk softly or sing a nursery rhyme for 2 mins max. set her into the cot, tuck her in, kiss on the head, reassure her that i'll be back up to check on her & just leave the room.  I never once had to go back into her...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on July 10, 2014, 12:07:07 PM
White noise lads,  throw the child over the shoulder and do the hoovering,  put it in the bouncer in front of the tumble dryer or washing machine...knocked them out no bother!!!!

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 10, 2014, 12:21:44 PM
My mum tell's me that the hoover was the only thing that would settle me when I was a baby. (I was told that I was a terrible baby). Till this day the noise of the hoover would still put me to sleep.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 10, 2014, 12:48:19 PM
Jaysus tbrick, I knew you got a tough time of it but didn't realise the severity.  Glad everything has worked out ok - i'm sure 5 is a handful but the joy they bring makes it all worthwhile - at least I try to keep telling myself that  ;D

I have a close friend who went through the traumatic experience of having stillborn baby.  I don't know how i'd cope in such a situation.  They are now doing the Cookstown Half Marathon raising money for "Sands"

We'd a rough few years cb but thankfully it's all settled down now. 5 bringing joy.....dunno....if you heard the shouting that comes our of our house i'd imagine it doesnt sound much like joy ;D

I think I saw something on FB about the Sands thing. Did they recently do a coffee morning to fund raise?
We keep meaning to do something for Tiny Life, who support families with premature babies. They did a lot for us and eventually we'll get ourselves well enough organised to run something to fund raise for them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 10, 2014, 01:17:54 PM
Child woke at 2am last night. Didn't/couldn't settle. Took her into our bed again.
She seems scared. Wife messaged me this morning to say even when she mentioned going into her room this morning she moaned. I am going to re-arrange the furniture in her room and instructed wife to let her down in it to play during the day to see if it helps. It's like she has had a real scare or is afraid of being alone- must feel abandoned or something.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 10, 2014, 01:19:47 PM
Child woke at 2am last night. Didn't/couldn't settle. Took her into our bed again.
She seems scared. Wife messaged me this morning to say even when she mentioned going into her room this morning she moaned. I am going to re-arrange the furniture in her room and instructed wife to let her down in it to play during the day to see if it helps. It's like she has had a real scare or is afraid of being alone- must feel abandoned or something.
or maybe....
http://youtu.be/ZSNyiSetZ8Y
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Olly on July 10, 2014, 01:27:56 PM


Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!



You probably had sex.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: cornerback on July 10, 2014, 01:39:09 PM
Jaysus tbrick, I knew you got a tough time of it but didn't realise the severity.  Glad everything has worked out ok - i'm sure 5 is a handful but the joy they bring makes it all worthwhile - at least I try to keep telling myself that  ;D

I have a close friend who went through the traumatic experience of having stillborn baby.  I don't know how i'd cope in such a situation.  They are now doing the Cookstown Half Marathon raising money for "Sands"

We'd a rough few years cb but thankfully it's all settled down now. 5 bringing joy.....dunno....if you heard the shouting that comes our of our house i'd imagine it doesnt sound much like joy ;D

I think I saw something on FB about the Sands thing. Did they recently do a coffee morning to fund raise?
We keep meaning to do something for Tiny Life, who support families with premature babies. They did a lot for us and eventually we'll get ourselves well enough organised to run something to fund raise for them.

That was a different couple from Ballinascreen.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 10, 2014, 01:57:00 PM
Child woke at 2am last night. Didn't/couldn't settle. Took her into our bed again.
She seems scared. Wife messaged me this morning to say even when she mentioned going into her room this morning she moaned. I am going to re-arrange the furniture in her room and instructed wife to let her down in it to play during the day to see if it helps. It's like she has had a real scare or is afraid of being alone- must feel abandoned or something.
or maybe....
http://youtu.be/ZSNyiSetZ8Y

Now that you mention it my wife would have always woke up during the night thinking someone was in the house/ she said she thought her Mums house was haunted as it always happened her there. Ghost must have followed her to our new abode. I've just got two crazy girls at home.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 10, 2014, 03:08:17 PM


Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!



You probably had sex.

well she certainly did!!!

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 10, 2014, 04:25:46 PM


Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!



You probably had sex.

Source?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 10, 2014, 05:08:03 PM


Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!



You probably had sex.

well she certainly did!!!

Are you suggesting I only have 3 kids?

RESULT!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 10, 2014, 05:16:06 PM
Some great stories on here.

Hats of to you tbrick, i'd be for the loony bin if twins came our way. We have 2 boys 4 and almost 2 (born in Ireland) and a wee girl aged 7 weeks born in the US.

Literally haven't a minute to ourselves. Once I get the boys down around 8pm, the wee girl is then up fussing til 10, 11 or sometimes 12. Boys then get up at 6 and the day starts again.

First boy was born in Enniskillen, the wife had an awful experience, long story short had to go back into hospital for surgery afterwards, after not been stitched correctly. This boy is finally settling down but jeez he was a challenge. From sleeping, to eating, to tantrums, especially at bigger gatherings, family events where he would just cry the whole time. He's being going to a nursery/pre-k for the last 6 months which has really helped the social side. He is actually super smart and by all accounts is an angel at school, so I will put up with the behaviours at home for now as long as he is doing good at school.

Second cub was born in Craigavon (just about), wife was having major contractions from Ballygawley onwards, I must've been doing 110 on the M1. Like something out of a movie I pulled the car up at the entrance and jumped out yelling, 'Get a nurse, get a nurse...the baby is about to come!' Baby boy popped out 45 mins later. This boy is your regular 2 yr old, occasional tantrums and sleep issues (was up puking all night last night) but nothing out of the ordinary.

Third was born in the the States, again not the best experience for the wife but not as bad as the first. SHe's doing pretty well but has her fussy periods. The wife is trying to exclude dairy at the minute thinking the baby might be lactose intolerant.

Living with the mother-in-law at the minute, whilst we try to buy our own place. Cramped and stressful to say the least.

With our oldest we did the whole controlled crying thing. It worked to a degree but I just think with age he has grown out of it. I now put the boys down to bed. Wash teeth and faces, read a book, say goodnights and let them know that there is no talking and I am listening write outside the door. So far this is working really well, as bedtimes used to be an absolute nightmare. My old work schedule meant I worked until 8pm, would get home by 8.20 and walk into the youngest boy screaming from his cot. Of course this was my fault (according to the wife) and 'grandma' is next to useless, as she is an absolute roll over, giving the boys what they want.

Can't wait to be in our own place again, after almost 2 years of living with family.

Oh the joys!!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 11, 2014, 10:08:53 AM
Five weeks after the birth of my daughter we had to rush her into hospital- she had a swelling on her left breast which was protruding. Since birth the breast had been swollen but after numerous check ups with health visitor and GP we were told it was normal.
She was in for 3 nights- we went to the new Erne and were sent on to Royale as Erne didn't have the staff to deal with such a young child. She was put on a antibiotic drip but overall was in fantastic form- far better than Mummy and Daddy. The swelling burst itself and cleaned itself out under the antibiotic. If that hadn't of happened they were going to have to cut and drain- Only 5 weeks into being new parents it was a scary time to us but very tame when I read some of the other stories already mentioned here.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 11, 2014, 10:38:33 AM


Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!



You probably had sex.

well she certainly did!!!

Are you suggesting I only have 3 kids?

RESULT!!!!!!

Are twins common on your side of the family?

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 11, 2014, 12:36:32 PM


Fast forward another year, and out of the blue my wife finds she's pregnant again!

Holy f**K!



You probably had sex.

well she certainly did!!!

Are you suggesting I only have 3 kids?

RESULT!!!!!!

Are twins common on your side of the family?



Nope.
No twins on either side of the family.
They're identical too, which is even less common. Supposedly the majority of twins are male/female, i.e. two fertilized eggs. Whereas identical twins are a single egg which splits (I'm told this is more likely to happen the older you get).
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 11, 2014, 01:37:56 PM
What about the postman, any twins in his DNA????
 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 13, 2014, 11:57:42 PM
 Northern dads, where are you talking your children tomorrow on the bank holday- I am thinking of taking my little one to Smyths Toy Store and letting her have free rein on toys and then buy her one at the end. Another dad was telling me that this is a god fathering technique.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: stew on July 14, 2014, 02:22:56 AM
My 24 year old was about to start her masters program but has decided to spend another year working at Butlins in Bognor Regis as a bartender, my 22 year old who was supposed to start her masters next month has decided to take the year off to travel to the few countries she has never been too....................... and you fcukers think ye have problems with nappiers and lack of sleep, guess what, the hoors haunt you for life, constant worry and debt up to the gonads!
 :'(
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on July 14, 2014, 09:18:06 AM
tbrick, how long did your twins spend in neo natal? Were they in the high dependency unit?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 15, 2014, 08:59:21 PM
Started off in neo-natal high dependancy in the Royal for a little over a week, then they transferred us to Craigavon.
Still in neo-natal, but not high dependancy apart from a few days after the transfer. They spent a further 5 weeks in Craigavon, though one of them had to go back to the Royal for a couple of days for surgery.
We thought they could have got home earlier but they want them to be above a certain weight before letting them go...3lbs I think it was.
I remember when they first started to get fed via tubes, they would get 0.25ml per feed. Over the days it went up to 0.5ml and gradual increments until it got up to 5ml. This was all tube feeds at this point and the wee feckers kept pulling the tubes out.
Then in Craigavon when they tried to stimulate the sucking reflex they used to put the milk into the teat of the bottle and hold it in their mouth.

You learn a lot about how delicate life can be and also how resilient in those circumstances, but without trying to sound sanctimonious, you couldnt really understand the emotions and stress something like that puts you through.

One of the hardest parts was trying to explain it to our other kids, who just wanted to meet their brothers. But, only parents are allowed into the unit, so they had to wait the full 6+ weeks before they got to see them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on July 15, 2014, 09:34:12 PM
Started off in neo-natal high dependancy in the Royal for a little over a week, then they transferred us to Craigavon.
Still in neo-natal, but not high dependancy apart from a few days after the transfer. They spent a further 5 weeks in Craigavon, though one of them had to go back to the Royal for a couple of days for surgery.
We thought they could have got home earlier but they want them to be above a certain weight before letting them go...3lbs I think it was.
I remember when they first started to get fed via tubes, they would get 0.25ml per feed. Over the days it went up to 0.5ml and gradual increments until it got up to 5ml. This was all tube feeds at this point and the wee feckers kept pulling the tubes out.
Then in Craigavon when they tried to stimulate the sucking reflex they used to put the milk into the teat of the bottle and hold it in their mouth.

You learn a lot about how delicate life can be and also how resilient in those circumstances, but without trying to sound sanctimonious, you couldnt really understand the emotions and stress something like that puts you through.

One of the hardest parts was trying to explain it to our other kids, who just wanted to meet their brothers. But, only parents are allowed into the unit, so they had to wait the full 6+ weeks before they got to see them.

I'm going through something similar myself at the minute, though not to the same extent. Twins have been in high dependency in the royal for a week now with only us and the grandparents allowed in. Plenty of progress this last week but still no idea when we'll get them home. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Our tube feeds are 2 hourly 25mm and 28mm for the two of them. They're up to 1 bottle to every two bottle feeds today so hopefully push on from there. Both out of the incubators now too but talk this evening that one of them might be going back in.

The people who work in there are saints - can't praise them enough!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 15, 2014, 11:09:30 PM
Started off in neo-natal high dependancy in the Royal for a little over a week, then they transferred us to Craigavon.
Still in neo-natal, but not high dependancy apart from a few days after the transfer. They spent a further 5 weeks in Craigavon, though one of them had to go back to the Royal for a couple of days for surgery.
We thought they could have got home earlier but they want them to be above a certain weight before letting them go...3lbs I think it was.
I remember when they first started to get fed via tubes, they would get 0.25ml per feed. Over the days it went up to 0.5ml and gradual increments until it got up to 5ml. This was all tube feeds at this point and the wee feckers kept pulling the tubes out.
Then in Craigavon when they tried to stimulate the sucking reflex they used to put the milk into the teat of the bottle and hold it in their mouth.

You learn a lot about how delicate life can be and also how resilient in those circumstances, but without trying to sound sanctimonious, you couldnt really understand the emotions and stress something like that puts you through.

One of the hardest parts was trying to explain it to our other kids, who just wanted to meet their brothers. But, only parents are allowed into the unit, so they had to wait the full 6+ weeks before they got to see them.

I'm going through something similar myself at the minute, though not to the same extent. Twins have been in high dependency in the royal for a week now with only us and the grandparents allowed in. Plenty of progress this last week but still no idea when we'll get them home. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Our tube feeds are 2 hourly 25mm and 28mm for the two of them. They're up to 1 bottle to every two bottle feeds today so hopefully push on from there. Both out of the incubators now too but talk this evening that one of them might be going back in.

The people who work in there are saints - can't praise them enough!

Kids are tough though and never cease to amaze, even at that early stage.

Best of luck to both of you.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on July 16, 2014, 09:15:08 AM
Started off in neo-natal high dependancy in the Royal for a little over a week, then they transferred us to Craigavon.
Still in neo-natal, but not high dependancy apart from a few days after the transfer. They spent a further 5 weeks in Craigavon, though one of them had to go back to the Royal for a couple of days for surgery.
We thought they could have got home earlier but they want them to be above a certain weight before letting them go...3lbs I think it was.
I remember when they first started to get fed via tubes, they would get 0.25ml per feed. Over the days it went up to 0.5ml and gradual increments until it got up to 5ml. This was all tube feeds at this point and the wee feckers kept pulling the tubes out.
Then in Craigavon when they tried to stimulate the sucking reflex they used to put the milk into the teat of the bottle and hold it in their mouth.

You learn a lot about how delicate life can be and also how resilient in those circumstances, but without trying to sound sanctimonious, you couldnt really understand the emotions and stress something like that puts you through.

One of the hardest parts was trying to explain it to our other kids, who just wanted to meet their brothers. But, only parents are allowed into the unit, so they had to wait the full 6+ weeks before they got to see them.

I'm going through something similar myself at the minute, though not to the same extent. Twins have been in high dependency in the royal for a week now with only us and the grandparents allowed in. Plenty of progress this last week but still no idea when we'll get them home. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Our tube feeds are 2 hourly 25mm and 28mm for the two of them. They're up to 1 bottle to every two bottle feeds today so hopefully push on from there. Both out of the incubators now too but talk this evening that one of them might be going back in.

The people who work in there are saints - can't praise them enough!

Kids are tough though and never cease to amaze, even at that early stage.

Best of luck to both of you.

Thanks Muppet
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
Jesus, in light of the stories above I feel bad in saying that I think my LO has chicken poxs today.
No visitors please.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 16, 2014, 04:42:27 PM
We've a 6 week old, very fussy at times. The wife is trying to cut out dairy to see if that makes a difference. Anyway because she is so fussy, we need to rock her to sleep. We've tried putting her down when she is half asleep but every time she will begin to  eventually wake up. Any ideas? We had sleep problems with our other 2 (1st boy was awful) so we don't want baby 3 getting into bad habits (ie getting rocked to sleep) but it feels like we have no option as she is so fussy at times!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on July 16, 2014, 07:23:52 PM
Get the app sleepy sounds. Brilliant job
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 16, 2014, 07:33:10 PM
Aye we have one of those white noise, lullaby yokes in the room. Good job to drown out other noise but doesn't help her to fall asleep unfortunately.

On another note, it's our middle boys 2nd birthday in a couple of weeks, haven't a clue what to get him. He has a trike, ride ons, play house, kitchen etc. Any ideas?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 16, 2014, 07:45:33 PM
Aye we have one of those white noise, lullaby yokes in the room. Good job to drown out other noise but doesn't help her to fall asleep unfortunately.

On another note, it's our middle boys 2nd birthday in a couple of weeks, haven't a clue what to get him. He has a trike, ride ons, play house, kitchen etc. Any ideas?

They won't remember, but you will and the photos last forever.

My other half has made some really cool looking cakes which the kids loved and make for great photos.

One of them was similar to this:


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 16, 2014, 08:17:02 PM
I'm lucky enough to have loads of time off this summer and as Mrs CD is on maternity we're able to get out and about loads. Just had two weeks in Donegal with loads of wave jumping, rock pooling, dam building and all the usual beach activities with my our 3 and 4 year old girls. They loved it. Back to base now for a few weeks and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for great activity days out! I'm going to use https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx (https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx) as a basis for our adventures this year but would appreciate advice from other posters - for example - tayto park? Is it too old for my kids?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: seafoid on July 16, 2014, 08:30:14 PM
We've a 6 week old, very fussy at times. The wife is trying to cut out dairy to see if that makes a difference. Anyway because she is so fussy, we need to rock her to sleep. We've tried putting her down when she is half asleep but every time she will begin to  eventually wake up. Any ideas? We had sleep problems with our other 2 (1st boy was awful) so we don't want baby 3 getting into bad habits (ie getting rocked to sleep) but it feels like we have no option as she is so fussy at times!!
it might be another allergy or just that the baby isn't a great sleeper. Our 12 year old still has problems going to sleep sometimes
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 16, 2014, 08:32:29 PM
I'm lucky enough to have loads of time off this summer and as Mrs CD is on maternity we're able to get out and about loads. Just had two weeks in Donegal with loads of wave jumping, rock pooling, dam building and all the usual beach activities with my our 3 and 4 year old girls. They loved it. Back to base now for a few weeks and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for great activity days out! I'm going to use https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx (https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx) as a basis for our adventures this year but would appreciate advice from other posters - for example - tayto park? Is it too old for my kids?

That's a decent list.

(I had to google geocache!)  :-[
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 16, 2014, 09:26:34 PM
I'm lucky enough to have loads of time off this summer and as Mrs CD is on maternity we're able to get out and about loads. Just had two weeks in Donegal with loads of wave jumping, rock pooling, dam building and all the usual beach activities with my our 3 and 4 year old girls. They loved it. Back to base now for a few weeks and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for great activity days out! I'm going to use https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx (https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx) as a basis for our adventures this year but would appreciate advice from other posters - for example - tayto park? Is it too old for my kids?

That's a decent list.

(I had to google geocache!)  :-[
Me too
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 17, 2014, 12:08:51 AM
Started off in neo-natal high dependancy in the Royal for a little over a week, then they transferred us to Craigavon.
Still in neo-natal, but not high dependancy apart from a few days after the transfer. They spent a further 5 weeks in Craigavon, though one of them had to go back to the Royal for a couple of days for surgery.
We thought they could have got home earlier but they want them to be above a certain weight before letting them go...3lbs I think it was.
I remember when they first started to get fed via tubes, they would get 0.25ml per feed. Over the days it went up to 0.5ml and gradual increments until it got up to 5ml. This was all tube feeds at this point and the wee feckers kept pulling the tubes out.
Then in Craigavon when they tried to stimulate the sucking reflex they used to put the milk into the teat of the bottle and hold it in their mouth.

You learn a lot about how delicate life can be and also how resilient in those circumstances, but without trying to sound sanctimonious, you couldnt really understand the emotions and stress something like that puts you through.

One of the hardest parts was trying to explain it to our other kids, who just wanted to meet their brothers. But, only parents are allowed into the unit, so they had to wait the full 6+ weeks before they got to see them.

I'm going through something similar myself at the minute, though not to the same extent. Twins have been in high dependency in the royal for a week now with only us and the grandparents allowed in. Plenty of progress this last week but still no idea when we'll get them home. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Our tube feeds are 2 hourly 25mm and 28mm for the two of them. They're up to 1 bottle to every two bottle feeds today so hopefully push on from there. Both out of the incubators now too but talk this evening that one of them might be going back in.

The people who work in there are saints - can't praise them enough!

I know its stressful but the fact that they are out of incubators and that the tube feeds are increasing in volume are good signs (based on my own experience).
Dont be too concerned about going back into incubators, that happened us too. Ours were in incubators all the time in the royal, and we were never allowed to take them out or hold them but when we got the Craigavon they got out within another week, though one of ours finished up going back into it as he became jaundiced.
From what little you have said it sounds very similar to ours and it all worked out for us in the end so hopefully it will all go well for you too.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 17, 2014, 12:27:55 AM
Jesus, in light of the stories above I feel bad in saying that I think my LO has chicken poxs today.
No visitors please.

No need to feel bad, chicken poxs are a nightmare.
One of ours had them twice! The second time was awful, in his mouth, up his nose....it seems like a minor thing until you see the pain it can cause them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 17, 2014, 12:31:05 AM
We've a 6 week old, very fussy at times. The wife is trying to cut out dairy to see if that makes a difference. Anyway because she is so fussy, we need to rock her to sleep. We've tried putting her down when she is half asleep but every time she will begin to  eventually wake up. Any ideas? We had sleep problems with our other 2 (1st boy was awful) so we don't want baby 3 getting into bad habits (ie getting rocked to sleep) but it feels like we have no option as she is so fussy at times!!

We always tried to stick to a bedtime routine. Bath-feed-bed. It worked well for our first 3, not so well for our twins, though it's hard to be as regimented when you have more kids in the house and they all need sorted out.
The only thing i'll say is that no 2 kids are the same so what worked for us might not for you. Try something for a while to see if it works, if it doesnt try something else. It doesnt meant there's anything wrong, just that each child has their own preference.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on July 17, 2014, 09:06:24 AM
Started off in neo-natal high dependancy in the Royal for a little over a week, then they transferred us to Craigavon.
Still in neo-natal, but not high dependancy apart from a few days after the transfer. They spent a further 5 weeks in Craigavon, though one of them had to go back to the Royal for a couple of days for surgery.
We thought they could have got home earlier but they want them to be above a certain weight before letting them go...3lbs I think it was.
I remember when they first started to get fed via tubes, they would get 0.25ml per feed. Over the days it went up to 0.5ml and gradual increments until it got up to 5ml. This was all tube feeds at this point and the wee feckers kept pulling the tubes out.
Then in Craigavon when they tried to stimulate the sucking reflex they used to put the milk into the teat of the bottle and hold it in their mouth.

You learn a lot about how delicate life can be and also how resilient in those circumstances, but without trying to sound sanctimonious, you couldnt really understand the emotions and stress something like that puts you through.

One of the hardest parts was trying to explain it to our other kids, who just wanted to meet their brothers. But, only parents are allowed into the unit, so they had to wait the full 6+ weeks before they got to see them.

I'm going through something similar myself at the minute, though not to the same extent. Twins have been in high dependency in the royal for a week now with only us and the grandparents allowed in. Plenty of progress this last week but still no idea when we'll get them home. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Our tube feeds are 2 hourly 25mm and 28mm for the two of them. They're up to 1 bottle to every two bottle feeds today so hopefully push on from there. Both out of the incubators now too but talk this evening that one of them might be going back in.

The people who work in there are saints - can't praise them enough!

I know its stressful but the fact that they are out of incubators and that the tube feeds are increasing in volume are good signs (based on my own experience).
Dont be too concerned about going back into incubators, that happened us too. Ours were in incubators all the time in the royal, and we were never allowed to take them out or hold them but when we got the Craigavon they got out within another week, though one of ours finished up going back into it as he became jaundiced.
From what little you have said it sounds very similar to ours and it all worked out for us in the end so hopefully it will all go well for you too.

Good man, thanks for all that. Replied to PM there too
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 24, 2014, 07:57:57 AM
Getting better with the sleeping. Still roars for about 20 minutes when we put her down but has slept a full night two out of last three nights. Hopefully getting back to normal though going on holidays next week which will fcuk it up again.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 24, 2014, 08:28:27 AM
Getting better with the sleeping. Still roars for about 20 minutes when we put her down but has slept a full night two out of last three nights. Hopefully getting back to normal though going on holidays next week which will fcuk it up again.

Hope she settles for you! We always find that holidays etc have a big impact on routine. For us, routine is the key. We have 3 under 5 and every night it's bed at 7 for all three. Baby still gets a 'dream feed' at 10.30pm and goes through to 6am or so. The middle girl, having been a wee nightmare until she was 2, is now a breeze but wakes at 6am every morning. Now that they've settled our oldest girl who has just turned 5 has been up every night for two months with 'night terrors'. The only terror in our house at 2 in the morning is me!! It's always the way, you get one settled and someone else kicks off! We have a good system - If it's after 5am, I deal with it. My wife then gets a lie in. Works for us.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 24, 2014, 04:54:39 PM
Getting better with the sleeping. Still roars for about 20 minutes when we put her down but has slept a full night two out of last three nights. Hopefully getting back to normal though going on holidays next week which will fcuk it up again.

Hope she settles for you! We always find that holidays etc have a big impact on routine. For us, routine is the key. We have 3 under 5 and every night it's bed at 7 for all three. Baby still gets a 'dream feed' at 10.30pm and goes through to 6am or so. The middle girl, having been a wee nightmare until she was 2, is now a breeze but wakes at 6am every morning. Now that they've settled our oldest girl who has just turned 5 has been up every night for two months with 'night terrors'. The only terror in our house at 2 in the morning is me!! It's always the way, you get one settled and someone else kicks off! We have a good system - If it's after 5am, I deal with it. My wife then gets a lie in. Works for us.

That's more or less the same with us. Have a 2 month old, 2 yr old and a 4 yr old. Older boys go down at 8p and the baby around 9/10 or when we can get her to go down. She's a lot less fussy recently (touch wood) which helps. Wife basically looks after her and I look after the 2 boys. They get up at around 6 am every morning.

What time does everyone else put their toddlers (2-4 yrs) down at? There is a couple living opposite us that still have their kids out playing going on 9pm. Our oldest is always asking to go out, but if we put him or his brother down any later it does not effect when they get up so they are getting less sleep. The heat has also a part to play here, it can still be up around 90 degrees at 7pm so it is difficult to get outside and play. I'm in 2 minds whether to let them stay up and get some much needed outside play but this would mean they get less sleep...dilemma!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on July 24, 2014, 05:16:11 PM
4 under 5 here. They all go down just after 7. Will sometimes let the 2 year old stay up a little longer if she's had a nap earlier in the day.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: THE MIGHTY QUINN on July 24, 2014, 05:28:17 PM
Oh the joys of sleepless nights, was fortunate enough the girls were great sleepers and didn't give too much annoyance, the one rule though was never let them get into a routine of sleeping in your own bed, the odd night (and I mean they've been in their own bed but came in during the night) is fine.

Think my wife grew to hate me for a period when one of the kids would have cried before bed briefly, I would have let her cry on, of course this was after we knew she'd been fed poohed and winded. I miss those days, now they cry all the time, need money for this need money for that, asked them to clean their room is like the worst thing on earth!!

Oh the joys......
Enjoy these days. You have sleepless nights ahead. The sleepless nights of a parent waiting for a teenager to return home after a night out. A worse level of sleeplessness than you experienced when they were kids
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 24, 2014, 06:20:03 PM
Had the 2 year old in Crumlin today for a hearing test. They thought he had fluid in his ears and would need grommets which would be a common enough thing because of his condition.
Last time we took him he screamed the place down and couldn't get the full test done.
Thankfully today he was as good as gold and they got full test done. No fluid in ears and hearing is perfect so no need for grommets. Happy days.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 24, 2014, 06:35:10 PM
Had the 2 year old in Crumlin today for a hearing test. They thought he had fluid in his ears and would need grommets which would be a common enough thing because of his condition.
Last time we took him he screamed the place down and couldn't get the full test done.
Thankfully today he was as good as gold and they got full test done. No fluid in ears and hearing is perfect so no need for grommets. Happy days.

Good news, happy days indeed!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Shrewdness on July 24, 2014, 08:22:05 PM
laoislad, despite our differing opinions on other threads, i'm glad to see that everything turned out well re your post above.. Hello to you as well gawa316, and before you ask, the cousins are fine!".. One thing it seems we all have in common is that we are parents, and i'm reliably informed by those with older kids than me, that the worrying about our kids never stops.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 24, 2014, 09:21:53 PM
laoislad, despite our differing opinions on other threads, i'm glad to see that everything turned out well re your post above.. Hello to you as well gawa316, and before you ask, the cousins are fine!".. One thing it seems we all have in common is that we are parents, and i'm reliably informed by those with older kids than me, that the worrying about our kids never stops.

I'm only pulling your chain. I could be arguing with half my mates on here for all I know as they are Utd fans but at the end of the day they are mates and what football team we support doesn't come into it. Indeed it is nice to realize we have something in common that makes up most of our waking minutes and things like sports, religion, culture that we get so caught up on really doesn't compare (well that goes for me anyway).

Oh by the way I have 8 cousins but unfortunately none of them are ITK ;)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 25, 2014, 12:38:35 PM
For those rainy summer days - a really decent price this week for Lego at ASDA. One of those toys that all kids seem to love

http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html (http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on July 25, 2014, 12:44:05 PM
For those rainy summer days - a really decent price this week for Lego at ASDA. One of those toys that all kids seem to love

http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html (http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html)

Woo hoo,  everything is awesome!!!!  Kids are massive lego fans,  DC Marvel sets and Stars Wars Lego in particular
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 25, 2014, 12:45:49 PM
Great work CD. Keep the tips coming lads. Top Daddying there.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 25, 2014, 12:56:58 PM
For those rainy summer days - a really decent price this week for Lego at ASDA. One of those toys that all kids seem to love

http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html (http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html)

Woo hoo,  everything is awesome!!!!  Kids are massive lego fans,  DC Marvel sets and Stars Wars Lego in particular

Now I just need to find my local Asda in Dublin.........
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 25, 2014, 02:43:15 PM
Right if your kids are in to toy cars this yoke is deadly.

http://www.blutrack.com

I can't can seem to post pics on here from the iPad for some reason so go into the link. Apologies for the union flew!! You can get it off amazon.

I guess it's kinda expensive for what it actually is (a big strip of rubber) but it keeps my 2 and 4 yr old (and me!) occupied for hrs. This can have no monetary value I'm sure you'll agree.

You can do loads with it. Just YouTube it and you see what it does.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 25, 2014, 04:12:33 PM
For those rainy summer days - a really decent price this week for Lego at ASDA. One of those toys that all kids seem to love

http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html (http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Creative-Building-Cube---600-Piece-Brick-Box---10681/000772929,default,pd.html)

Woo hoo,  everything is awesome!!!!  Kids are massive lego fans,  DC Marvel sets and Stars Wars Lego in particular

Now I just need to find my local Asda in Dublin.........

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-Lego-Set-10681-Creative-Building-Cube-Includes-600-Pieces-For-Age-4-/151349145259?pt=UK_Construction_Toys_Kits&hash=item233d1caeab (http://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-Lego-Set-10681-Creative-Building-Cube-Includes-600-Pieces-For-Age-4-/151349145259?pt=UK_Construction_Toys_Kits&hash=item233d1caeab)

Bit more expensive though.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on August 03, 2014, 12:31:25 PM
As it's another wet morning i decided to take my girls to the cinema. The Nut Job is one of the worst kids movies I've ever seen. Wish I'd used the money to buy them a couple of Disney  DVDs  instead!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on August 03, 2014, 12:54:37 PM
As it's another wet morning i decided to take my girls to the cinema. The Nut Job is one of the worst kids movies I've ever seen. Wish I'd used the money to buy them a couple of Disney  DVDs  instead!

Watched Wreck It Ralph over my weeks holidays. It's good. Westport lovely town and was very good for my 18 month old girl. Lots to do. Stopped in at Bundoran on way home.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Orangemac on August 03, 2014, 05:56:58 PM
Yeah Westport House is great spot for kids
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: God14 on August 08, 2014, 07:36:34 PM
Tis a good thread this. I am to become a father for the first time at the end of August, very excited but nervous too. I honestly think im dreading the childbirth more than my Wife! Anyhow i'll post / review things on here as I come across them

Childbirth was the second worst experience of my life to date but it is certainly the best end product.

My wife went 10 days over. She was very anxious, restless and most of all uncomfortable, a size 8 girl carrying a near 10 pound baby.
I took the day off that we were to get called in to be 'started', wife was experiencing a lot of pains the night before so we were expecting to go in before that.
Rang the hospital- they told us not to come in unless she was 'well gone' but they would call us back whenever they had space to start her.
We waited. Around 1pm we got that call. I answered. 'We have space available now, tell Sarah to come on in now'.
'My wife's name is XXXX not Sarah'
'Oh. I think I've the wrong number, you's are further down the list.'
A distraught woman.

We got called in a few hours later. Valentines day it was. My stomach in bits. We were brought into a private bay-same for everyone. TV on, Liverpool and Spurs were both playing in Europa league that night. Happy enough this will relax me a bit. They go through bits and pieces with wife. Examined her.  She took a bath. Very uncomfortable. She came back to the bay. They brought tea and toast. I couldn't eat.

At around 11pm we were moved to a theatre. My legs weak. Wife was in a bed and I had a soft seat by her bedside. We had decided on a epidural as pain relief as we know it was a big baby. She got the injection in her spine. She laboured. The epidural hadn't taken down one side feeling the pain. I prayed. She laboured during the night she sucked on gas and air regularly but was asleep despite getting contractions every minute where she squeezed my hand to death- she doesn't remember any of this today.
7am came. Nurse told me to go get breakfast. I went to the canteen. Got a sausage and a piece of potato bread and a lucozade. I relieved my bowels a lot in this time out.
I went back to base. Few hours later Nurse told me the child hadn't moved in 4 hours. We would have to go for a section. I made a call to the wifes mum to let her know what was happening (we would have elected a section knowing the size of a child but they were insistent in her trying). They took my wife away from me while I got ready to go into the theatre with them (robes on etc). I prayed.
The screen was up and I talked to my wife and held her hand while they pulled and dragged at her. A cry. 'It's a big girl, a big GIRL'. I was convinced boy with the size. They showed her to us before taking her away to get cleaned and wrapped in towel. Mum got a hold, then me. They then had to take mum to sewn her up.

Myself and the baby were moved to recovery where I was left alone with her. My baby. The wife joined us moments later.
I breathed for the first time in hours.

My son arrived a little earlier than expected! Mrs gave birth on Tuesday. Absolutely chuffed, and both mum & baby are doing great
Childbirth is fookin mental lads. Women are warriors. Jesus I think one wee'in might be enough. I found it hard going sitting through that.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on August 08, 2014, 07:53:03 PM


My son arrived a little earlier than expected! Mrs gave birth on Tuesday. Absolutely chuffed, and both mum & baby are doing great
Childbirth is fookin mental lads. Women are warriors. Jesus I think one wee'in might be enough. I found it hard going sitting through that.

Congratulations, I hate childbirth and glad I will not be going through that again...3 is enough
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on August 08, 2014, 07:53:46 PM
You'll  forget all about it and start getting broody again within 18 months I guarantee it!
Congrats by the way.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on August 08, 2014, 07:55:57 PM


My son arrived a little earlier than expected! Mrs gave birth on Tuesday. Absolutely chuffed, and both mum & baby are doing great
Childbirth is fookin mental lads. Women are warriors. Jesus I think one wee'in might be enough. I found it hard going sitting through that.

Congratulations, I hate childbirth and glad I will not be going through that again...3 is enough
It's tough on us fellas alright.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on August 08, 2014, 08:17:01 PM
Congrats God14.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on August 08, 2014, 08:29:18 PM
You'll  forget all about it and start getting broody again within 18 months I guarantee it!
Congrats by the way.

I am at the 18 month stage now and you know what....he's probably right.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on August 08, 2014, 08:30:33 PM
Great news God14. Hope everyone well.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on August 08, 2014, 08:56:56 PM
Many congrats! It's not an easy few days for mums or dads! Good luck with the rest!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on August 08, 2014, 11:49:26 PM
It's tough on us fellas alright.

Feckin right it is LL, all 3 times the midwives have had to turn their attention to me cause I'm pure white and about to faint. Second time they had the heat thing on where the put the baby when born. It was right at the back of me neck, don't know how I didn't pass out that time!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Over the Bar on August 09, 2014, 12:44:04 AM
You may have already seen this but a great app/website for the 5-10 age range with games too.   Educational, fun and might just keep a few wee ones out of harm.  Even the song is addictive.  Whenever my wee lad see a kid doing something dangerous we look at each other and start singing it!

http://dumbwaystodie.com/
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on August 28, 2014, 05:05:54 PM
The wee doll (18 months) has become obsessed with Barney. Can say all the names. Makes a right go at the songs. Barney isn't even on TV any more. I am having to get DVDs and youtube it.

Her language has come on vastly in the last few weeks. Sleeping a lot better at night but still wakes every other night at 04.00 but goes back to sleep after about 10 mins of comforting.

Went to Funky Monkeys in Dungannon on Monday which she loved. She'll be getting a kitchen off Santa this year off the back of this (they had a kitchen in the play area and she was cooking dinner for all the other little ones).

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Aerlik on September 02, 2014, 02:42:54 PM
Mini-me turned 13 in July.  Starting to get more independent which I enjoy watching but I'm bricking myself about the next three years.  We had  a serious chat last night about drugs and whilst some of you might think that that is a bit much at his age, he told me he has been having these drug awareness classes in school.  It was fantastic to see it from his perspective; as a teenager we only got told not to cycle in Moneydig or give cheek to the army/cops.  However with the epidemic of meth use in Perth it is sad to say he has already seen the effects with stoners flailing around the streets and what have you.

There is only so much protection a parent can give.

(PS, the birds and bees have been well catered for...by his mates!  I attempted to "explore" the conversation but was told it wasn't necessary. :o )
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 02, 2014, 03:22:50 PM
Mini-me turned 13 in July.  Starting to get more independent which I enjoy watching but I'm bricking myself about the next three years.  We had  a serious chat last night about drugs and whilst some of you might think that that is a bit much at his age, he told me he has been having these drug awareness classes in school.  It was fantastic to see it from his perspective; as a teenager we only got told not to cycle in Moneydig or give cheek to the army/cops.  However with the epidemic of meth use in Perth it is sad to say he has already seen the effects with stoners flailing around the streets and what have you.

There is only so much protection a parent can give.

(PS, the birds and bees have been well catered for...by his mates!  I attempted to "explore" the conversation but was told it wasn't necessary. :o )

Try having those type of conversations with a 13 year old daughter!!! Head melt
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 02, 2014, 04:06:45 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 02, 2014, 04:10:49 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins

Great news El Cuervo. Keep us updated on what you learn.
Are you still off on paternity?

My one advice would be before you go to bed at night to sterilise the bottles so that your mrs doesn't have the hassle the next day when she is trying to attend to the little one.

Also be as hands on as you can in the first stages as you can- imo there is no such thing as spoiling them at that age.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 02, 2014, 04:21:45 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins

Great news El Cuervo. Keep us updated on what you learn.
Are you still off on paternity?

My one advice would be before you go to bed at night to sterilise the bottles so that your mrs doesn't have the hassle the next day when she is trying to attend to the little one.

Also be as hands on as you can in the first stages as you can- imo there is no such thing as spoiling them at that age.

Cheers.  Took 2 weeks off on Paternity but had to go back this week because I'm self employed and need to pay the bills.  There's no statutory Paternity pay in the north for self employed people.

It's been a roller coaster ride so far and it's definitely a shock to the system.  Feeding every three hours fairly takes its toll but it's mad craic all the same.

I've now learnt that I am now 3rd in charge in the house, or more simply, not in charge at all any more.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 02, 2014, 04:29:03 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins
Fair play el eurevo.
Wait till you have a second one. Having one is like owning a dog having two is like running a Zoo...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 02, 2014, 04:30:36 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins

Great news El Cuervo. Keep us updated on what you learn.
Are you still off on paternity?

My one advice would be before you go to bed at night to sterilise the bottles so that your mrs doesn't have the hassle the next day when she is trying to attend to the little one.

Also be as hands on as you can in the first stages as you can- imo there is no such thing as spoiling them at that age.

Cheers.  Took 2 weeks off on Paternity but had to go back this week because I'm self employed and need to pay the bills.  There's no statutory Paternity pay in the north for self employed people.

It's been a roller coaster ride so far and it's definitely a shock to the system.  Feeding every three hours fairly takes its toll but it's mad craic all the same.

I've now learnt that I am now 3rd in charge in the house, or more simply, not in charge at all any more.

It's unbelievable how quick the 3 hours between feeds go- my tip regarding the bottles will help your partner out in this regards while you are at work. Steal as much time as you can with her as you can. I know whenever we started out we had a lot of visitors most nights- with me only being home from work it was sometimes difficult to get a look in with my own wee one at times. Saturdays were great though as the woman would go do the shopping and it was just Daddy time. Nothing better than your child falling asleep on your shoulder.

You'll find yourself wondering in the evenings what you done with your time before you were a daddy.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 02, 2014, 04:31:41 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins

Great news El Cuervo. Keep us updated on what you learn.
Are you still off on paternity?

My one advice would be before you go to bed at night to sterilise the bottles so that your mrs doesn't have the hassle the next day when she is trying to attend to the little one.

Also be as hands on as you can in the first stages as you can- imo there is no such thing as spoiling them at that age.

Cheers.  Took 2 weeks off on Paternity but had to go back this week because I'm self employed and need to pay the bills.  There's no statutory Paternity pay in the north for self employed people.

It's been a roller coaster ride so far and it's definitely a shock to the system.  Feeding every three hours fairly takes its toll but it's mad craic all the same.

I've now learnt that I am now 3rd in charge in the house, or more simply, not in charge at all any more.

It's unbelievable how quick the 3 hours between feeds go- my tip regarding the bottles will help your partner out in this regards while you are at work. Steal as much time as you can with her as you can. I know whenever we started out we had a lot of visitors most nights- with me only being home from work it was sometimes difficult to get a look in with my own wee one at times. Saturdays were great though as the woman would go do the shopping and it was just Daddy time. Nothing better than your child falling asleep on your shoulder.

You'll find yourself wondering in the evenings what you done with your time before you were a daddy.

This is 100% :) Also this is 100%
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Nothing better than your child falling asleep on your shoulder.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 02, 2014, 04:37:30 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins

Great news El Cuervo. Keep us updated on what you learn.
Are you still off on paternity?



My one advice would be before you go to bed at night to sterilise the bottles so that your mrs doesn't have the hassle the next day when she is trying to attend to the little one.

Also be as hands on as you can in the first stages as you can- imo there is no such thing as spoiling them at that age.

Cheers.  Took 2 weeks off on Paternity but had to go back this week because I'm self employed and need to pay the bills.  There's no statutory Paternity pay in the north for self employed people.

It's been a roller coaster ride so far and it's definitely a shock to the system.  Feeding every three hours fairly takes its toll but it's mad craic all the same.

I've now learnt that I am now 3rd in charge in the house, or more simply, not in charge at all any more.

It's unbelievable how quick the 3 hours between feeds go- my tip regarding the bottles will help your partner out in this regards while you are at work. Steal as much time as you can with her as you can. I know whenever we started out we had a lot of visitors most nights- with me only being home from work it was sometimes difficult to get a look in with my own wee one at times. Saturdays were great though as the woman would go do the shopping and it was just Daddy time. Nothing better than your child falling asleep on your shoulder.

You'll find yourself wondering in the evenings what you done with your time before you were a daddy.

This is 100% :) Also this is 100%
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Nothing better than your child falling asleep on your shoulder.

Coming from a farming background and the fact I have 3 kids under 5, I would love my evenings back again. Can get nothing done.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 02, 2014, 04:41:06 PM
Do you have a 7 seater Hereiam?
I reckon you'd need a 7 seater with two wee ones on account of car seats being so friging big.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Brick Tamlin on September 02, 2014, 04:46:59 PM
On another note, the eldest starts primary school tomorrow.
She spritely about it and thinks its gonna be great (god love her she hasn't a clue whats actually going on), but id say she will be jiggered after a few days and it wil take it out of her. Hopefully it will also put some manners on her as of late she has been a wee madam in general. Bullies the wee one, answerin back, givin lip, tantrums, screamin and stompin feet etc. If this is only the beginning I cant wait until she is a teenager  ???
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 02, 2014, 04:52:19 PM
Joined this club two weeks ago with the birth of a wee girl.  It's been a while in the waiting but well worth it.  Now the fun begins
Fair play el eurevo.
Wait till you have a second one. Having one is like owning a dog having two is like running a Zoo...

One is plenty for the minute!!  Give me a few months anyway.  I happened to mention it to her the other day in jest and she near had a fit.  Probably not the best conversation piece at 3am.

I've took to sterilising bottles flat out and I went a bought a pile more the other day to make sure there's a good stack handy.

It is definitely an unreal feeling when she falls asleep lying on my chest. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 02, 2014, 05:19:48 PM
Do you have a 7 seater Hereiam?
I reckon you'd need a 7 seater with two wee ones on account of car seats being so friging big.

No. I put 2 cushions down between the two car seats for the 1yr old and 3yr old as a booster and the just turned 5yr old sits there with the middle belt on.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Estimator on September 02, 2014, 05:21:48 PM
Regarding bottles, the thing to buy is the Tommy Tippee perfect prep machine. It freshly prepares, ready to serve bottles in under two minutes. Absolute life saver for the night feed. No waiting on boiled water cooling, no prior prep work required. We didn't have it for Child 1, but it has been great for Child 2. Takes the hassle out of bottle making plus it's idiot proof.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 02, 2014, 05:22:45 PM
Brick we are going through the same with our 5 year old who started P1 yesterday. Has got cheeky of late but you don't want to supress them to much. I am hoping school will settle him a bit. Work for me so I have been told.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: bailestil on September 02, 2014, 05:27:26 PM
Regarding bottles, the thing to buy is the Tommy Tippee perfect prep machine. It freshly prepares, ready to serve bottles in under two minutes. Absolute life saver for the night feed. No waiting on boiled water cooling, no prior prep work required. We didn't have it for Child 1, but it has been great for Child 2. Takes the hassle out of bottle making plus it's idiot proof.
I'll second that! This is probably the best money I've ever spent.
The time it saves is unreal.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 02, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
Regarding bottles, the thing to buy is the Tommy Tippee perfect prep machine. It freshly prepares, ready to serve bottles in under two minutes. Absolute life saver for the night feed. No waiting on boiled water cooling, no prior prep work required. We didn't have it for Child 1, but it has been great for Child 2. Takes the hassle out of bottle making plus it's idiot proof.

I'll be ordering that this evening. Thanks
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 02, 2014, 06:22:12 PM
No breast feeding going on here?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 02, 2014, 06:42:22 PM
No breast feeding going on here?

Strange, my wife breast feed for over 6 months with both girls, I never had to get up once at night  :D  As my nipples are just for show
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 02, 2014, 07:46:12 PM
No breast feeding going on here?

Strange, my wife breast feed for over 6 months with both girls, I never had to get up once at night  :D  As my nipples are just for show

Me too! First cub was breastfeed for 18 months!, second for about 11 and our newest wee doll will more than like be around the year mark as well. First 2 wouldn't take a bottle after they got used to the tit (hey they are only human) so it meant getting away for a nights peace was a bitch. Baby 3 (touch wood) is great, can give her a bottle every now and then and she drinks it down no problems.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on September 02, 2014, 09:32:57 PM
My tip for making bottles is to have a stock of boiled water in the fridge then when making your bottle use half and half hot boiled water and half from the fridge. For example, if making 8oz out in the 8 scoups, pour hot boiling water in until it just covers the powder (will be about the 4oz mark) and then top up to the 8oz mark with the pre-boiled cold from the fridge. Guaranteed to be pretty much perfect temperature and no waiting around for cooling.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 02, 2014, 09:40:29 PM
My tip for making bottles is to have a stock of boiled water in the fridge then when making your bottle use half and half hot boiled water and half from the fridge. For example, if making 8oz out in the 8 scoups, pour hot boiling water in until it just covers the powder (will be about the 4oz mark) and then top up to the 8oz mark with the pre-boiled cold from the fridge. Guaranteed to be pretty much perfect temperature and no waiting around for cooling.

This. Plus I took a flask of boiling water to the room to save boiling the kettle. Breasts for dada not baba.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 02, 2014, 09:40:42 PM
We fill a large flask with boiled water that has cooled to being warm.Then when it's bottle time there is no waiting for kettle to boil or water to cool.
The flask will hold enough for about 4 bottles.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on September 03, 2014, 04:40:28 AM
Our first is just coming up to the 4month mark now and she's a real joy.

Anyway the wife done the whole thing natural and breast feeding is the only way for us. Its the way God intended it and best for baby and Mammy. Wouldn't have the formula stuff about us, the thing is you don't know whats in it or more to the point whats not in it and neither do the scientists.

Breast milk is specifically designed for your baby's DNA at the correct stage in their development, only way to go.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on September 03, 2014, 07:48:37 AM
Our first is just coming up to the 4month mark now and she's a real joy.

Anyway the wife done the whole thing natural and breast feeding is the only way for us. Its the way God intended it and best for baby and Mammy. Wouldn't have the formula stuff about us, the thing is you don't know whats in it or more to the point whats not in it and neither do the scientists.

Breast milk is specifically designed for your baby's DNA at the correct stage in their development, only way to go.

That's all very well Joe and I'd say most people feel that way but sometimes it's just not possible. For example mastitis which is reasonably common inflicts so much pain as to make it practically impossible. Then sometimes especially if you have another couple of cubs the good lady just doesn't have the time to whip it out on request if there are others constantly demanding attention. Also she may not want a big lump of a 12 month old with big knashers hanging off her nipple but same boy might still need the milk to settle. Horses for courses.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on September 03, 2014, 08:02:42 AM
We fill a large flask with boiled water that has cooled to being warm.Then when it's bottle time there is no waiting for kettle to boil or water to cool.
The flask will hold enough for about 4 bottles.

This is the way to do it, served us well. Another tip on the bottles we used the Dr Brown's less winding to be done @ 3 in the morning
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 03, 2014, 08:06:26 AM
Our first is just coming up to the 4month mark now and she's a real joy.

Anyway the wife done the whole thing natural and breast feeding is the only way for us. Its the way God intended it and best for baby and Mammy. Wouldn't have the formula stuff about us, the thing is you don't know whats in it or more to the point whats not in it and neither do the scientists.

Breast milk is specifically designed for your baby's DNA at the correct stage in their development, only way to go.
It might be the only way for you but for hundreds of reasons it may not be the way for everyone.
So maybe less of the preaching and big lecture to us all joe.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 03, 2014, 09:33:13 AM
Wasn't possible for us.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 03, 2014, 09:43:41 AM
The wife tried it but it just wasn't working out as the child was losing too much weight  Expressing at the minute and topping up with formula and she's now thriving.

With the breast feeding we were never sure what she was getting so at least this way we can keep an eye on exactly what her intact is.  It also helps with bonding for me
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 03, 2014, 10:39:31 AM
The wife tried it but it just wasn't working out as the child was losing too much weight  Expressing at the minute and topping up with formula and she's now thriving.

With the breast feeding we were never sure what she was getting so at least this way we can keep an eye on exactly what her intact is.  It also helps with bonding for me

That would be my concern too. We bottle fed both of ours, and so far they are thriving thank God. Also, it's nice for Daddy to feed as well. Something nice when they are staring up the bottle at you as you feed them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 10:40:17 AM
The wife tried it but it just wasn't working out as the child was losing too much weight  Expressing at the minute and topping up with formula and she's now thriving.

With the breast feeding we were never sure what she was getting so at least this way we can keep an eye on exactly what her intact is.  It also helps with bonding for me

That would be my concern too. We bottle fed both of ours, and so far they are thriving thank God. Also, it's nice for Daddy to feed as well. Something nice when they are staring up the bottle at you as you feed them.

They get what they need, breast is best.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 10:41:45 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 03, 2014, 10:43:18 AM
Of course it is more important that baby gets what's best, I just said it's nice for Daddy to feed too. And there are millions of babies all over the world who have been bottle reared and are 100%. Don't be so thick about it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 10:45:36 AM
For those whose babies didn't breast feed, did the mother try it, if she was having issues did she get support or guidance - all very easy to stick the bottle in the mouth, breast feeding not only is best for baby but also establishes a huge bond with the child, sure anyone can give them a bottle.

Granted breast feeding is hard for the mother, and maybe some can't hack it, but it is definitely worth giving it her best shot.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 03, 2014, 10:49:40 AM
The reason the governments were pushing the breast feeding was more about freeing up the powdered milk to sell to China and other parts of the world.
They are doing the same now with the beef consumption. If they can lower the amount we eat then they don't have to import as much. Its all economics at the end of the day and people need to realise the government don't give a toot about or health only about how much it costs.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 10:51:04 AM
The reason the governments were pushing the breast feeding was more about freeing up the powdered milk to sell to China and other parts of the world.
They are doing the same now with the beef consumption. If they can lower the amount we eat then they don't have to import as much. Its all economics at the end of the day and people need to realise the government don't give a toot about or health only about how much it costs.

What a load of balls!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 03, 2014, 10:57:10 AM

Granted breast feeding is hard for the mother, and maybe some can't hack it, but it is definitely worth giving it her best shot.
What are you suggesting? If a mother doesn't breast feed its because she can't hack it??
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 03, 2014, 11:10:46 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 11:19:09 AM

Granted breast feeding is hard for the mother, and maybe some can't hack it, but it is definitely worth giving it her best shot.
What are you suggesting? If a mother doesn't breast feed its because she can't hack it??

Not always but in a lot of cases, sometime there are medical reasons among others, but I am seeing a rattle about to hit the pavement, because obviously that statement is intended for you!!  Breast feeding is hard and fair play to mothers who stick with it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 11:21:18 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Yeah because I was referring to you my youngest was in hospital for a week with weight lost, my wife fought her corner and stayed on the breast which turned out to be the best for our child - you be as well copping yourself on - what is this thread I am the only one with a child!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 03, 2014, 11:24:17 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Yeah because I was referring to you my youngest was in hospital for a week with weight lost, my wife fought her corner and stayed on the breast which turned out to be the best for our child - you be as well copping yourself on - what is this thread I am the only one with a child!

There you go. That's the phrase right there. As long as everyone is doing their best for their own kids, that's the main thing. I'm sure we all are. Surely this is one thread we don't have to fall out it?? We're all on the same team here!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 03, 2014, 11:42:26 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Yeah because I was referring to you my youngest was in hospital for a week with weight lost, my wife fought her corner and stayed on the breast which turned out to be the best for our child - you be as well copping yourself on - what is this thread I am the only one with a child!

There you go. That's the phrase right there. As long as everyone is doing their best for their own kids, that's the main thing. I'm sure we all are. Surely this is one thread we don't have to fall out it?? We're all on the same team here!

I'm happy with how things are going with us.  Expressing and Formula means she's getting milk from the breast and whatever formula extra needed to make sure she's getting enough sustenance. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on September 03, 2014, 11:51:26 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Same thing happened us. Wee man wasn't getting enough and was constantly hungry, bawling 24 hours a day, no sleep, weight loss. Went on for months and herself was near having a mental breakdown because we couldn't figure out what we were doing wrong.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 03, 2014, 11:55:15 AM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Same thing happened us. Wee man wasn't getting enough and was constantly hungry, bawling 24 hours a day, no sleep, weight loss. Went on for months and herself was near having a mental breakdown because we couldn't figure out what we were doing wrong.
She should have stuck at it though..because you know it is what God intended after all.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 12:27:14 PM
As for it is nice for Daddy to feed as well, dear God!  It is better for baby to get what is best than making a role for daddy!

We had to take the child back into hospital after 3 days because of the weight she lost.  She was constantly on the breast but was always hungry.  It was a worrying experience having to take the child back in and at least now we can keep a check on her food consumption. 

You'd probably be safer getting over yourself.

Same thing happened us. Wee man wasn't getting enough and was constantly hungry, bawling 24 hours a day, no sleep, weight loss. Went on for months and herself was near having a mental breakdown because we couldn't figure out what we were doing wrong.
She should have stuck at it though..because you know it is what God intended after all.

The noise of that rattle hitting the pavement is deafening!! Fair play to your wife and yourself Ulick for giving it ago, as I said breast feeding is very hard especially on the mother.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 03, 2014, 01:01:07 PM
While breastfeeding is definitely the best option. To ignore the dangers involved with inadequate breastfeeding would be madness. And it is not as simple as saying you have to stick at it. Both Hypernatremic dehydration and jaundice are common from inadequate breastfeeding and both can be dangerous. There is multiple reasons why a mother might not be fit to breast feed adequately, other than discomfort. And unfortunately the sticking at it regardless routine can cause serious trouble for the baby. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 01:15:06 PM
While breastfeeding is definitely the best option. To ignore the dangers involved with inadequate breastfeeding would be madness. And it is not as simple as saying you have to stick at it. Both Hypernatremic dehydration and jaundice are common from inadequate breastfeeding and both can be dangerous. There is multiple reasons why a mother might not be fit to breast feed adequately, other than discomfort. And unfortunately the sticking at it regardless routine can cause serious trouble for the baby.

I know all the dangers trueblue and wasn't saying just stick to it, though I am glad my wife did, their are lots of reasons why a mother shouldn't breast feed, their are also lots of mothers who just don't want to for whatever reason.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 03, 2014, 01:30:51 PM
The wife tried it but it just wasn't working out as the child was losing too much weight  Expressing at the minute and topping up with formula and she's now thriving.

With the breast feeding we were never sure what she was getting so at least this way we can keep an eye on exactly what her intact is.  It also helps with bonding for me

That would be my concern too. We bottle fed both of ours, and so far they are thriving thank God. Also, it's nice for Daddy to feed as well. Something nice when they are staring up the bottle at you as you feed them.

They get what they need, breast is best.

The above quote would have suggested otherwise IMO.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: seafoid on September 03, 2014, 02:01:40 PM
Whether are breast or bottle fed eventually they'll start talking

This book is very good if you want to develop a calm family atmosphere where shouting and roaring are kept to a minimum

http://www.kennys.ie/catalog/product/view/id/2334223/s/how-to-talk-so-kids-will-listen/
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 03, 2014, 02:05:18 PM
Whether are breast or bottle fed eventually they'll start talking

I'm a little nervous about my own lad, 14 months old and not a peep of a coherent syllable out of him. He's perfectly alert in every other respect. I'm told it's not necessarily anything to be worried about, but did anyone else have to wait that long(er)?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 03, 2014, 02:10:14 PM
Wouldn't worry deiseach. Kids seem to develop when they are ready to. Our little one is 15 months now, and is still at the Dada, Mammy, Birdy, Wow Wow, phase. Our other little lad was yapping away at this stage.

Have you had the hearing checked, just in case? The developmental checkups normally give you reassurance.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 03, 2014, 02:12:40 PM
Whether are breast or bottle fed eventually they'll start talking

I'm a little nervous about my own lad, 14 months old and not a peep of a coherent syllable out of him. He's perfectly alert in every other respect. I'm told it's not necessarily anything to be worried about, but did anyone else have to wait that long(er)?
Maybe get his hearing checked. Might have fluid in his ears which will affect speech.

Edit:Sorry AZ didn't see your post suggesting the same.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: seafoid on September 03, 2014, 02:17:47 PM
Whether are breast or bottle fed eventually they'll start talking

I'm a little nervous about my own lad, 14 months old and not a peep of a coherent syllable out of him. He's perfectly alert in every other respect. I'm told it's not necessarily anything to be worried about, but did anyone else have to wait that long(er)?

A friend of mine's brother was more or less silent until he went to school. He was more into listening than talking.
Some kids prefer to understand the language first before jumping into speaking I think. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 03, 2014, 02:20:01 PM
Wouldn't worry deiseach. Kids seem to develop when they are ready to. Our little one is 15 months now, and is still at the Dada, Mammy, Birdy, Wow Wow, phase. Our other little lad was yapping away at this stage.

Have you had the hearing checked, just in case? The developmental checkups normally give you reassurance.

Yes, his hearing is fine. Call out his name and he is immediately alert. I think my concern is because it's hard to get a diagnosis if there is a problem. My wife had awful trouble downstairs for months after the birth and it was always treated as if it was within the range of what was normal ("you might be experiencing pain for up to six months" etc). It took a third opinion before someone admitted there might be a problem over and above the usual adjustment difficulties. This isn't to blame anyone, by the way, it's just an inevitable expression of concern.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Brick Tamlin on September 03, 2014, 02:22:47 PM
Eldest girl jabbered and jabbered and talked at an early stage.
Her wee sister is just turned 2 and she a lot slower. Mama, Daddi, Nani, Ganda, Nemo.
She is just slower to speak, nothing to be worried about I wouldn't think. Everyone develops at their own pace.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Bearded One on September 03, 2014, 02:25:22 PM
Our daughters speech developed quite slowly, we were told that so long as she could follow instruction then her language wasn't a concern. She is now an exceptional reader for her age, I wouldn't be unduly concerned.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 03, 2014, 02:28:11 PM
Our daughters speech developed quite slowly, we were told that so long as she could follow instruction then her language wasn't a concern. She is now an exceptional reader for her age, I wouldn't be unduly concerned.

It's the 'unduly' part that's the trick ;) Anyway, thanks everyone for the feedback.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 03, 2014, 02:29:18 PM
Hey, if you're looking to have no concerns you're in the wrong job :D I find worrying about them is a 24x7 existence :)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 03, 2014, 02:33:09 PM
A bit like supporting the Reds then.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 03, 2014, 02:37:47 PM
There are similarities alright, but the Reds are in the ha'penny place.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 03, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
Jeez who'd have thought bringing up tits on a Dad's thread would cause such a fuss. Zip code to be fair you've come across as patronizing as f**k there IMO, whether you meant it that way I don't know. Breast feeding worked for us, it didn't for our friends through no lack of desire and effort on their part. It was terribly upsetting for them and I'm sure for many others out there. It's not just as black and white as you suggest.

The wife expresses from time to time and I for one love the time with my daughter when I'm giving her the bottle. Never have to do it in the middle of the night so maybe that helps. Anyway our we cutty is just over 3 months now and sleeping a good 11 hrs solid (touch wood), it makes some difference to get a nights sleep, not as much fighting in out house anyway due us not being 'as' cranky!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 03, 2014, 03:05:12 PM
Our 18 month old girl's language has come on fantastic over the last two months. Stringing words together where she is saying things like 'Hello, who's that?'- while pretending to be on the phone  :-\ 'Bickie all gone' 'Baby fall down' etc. She can make a quare stab at any name she has been presented with.
All children develop differently, someone once told me that they won't walk and talk at the same time that they can usually only fully develop one or the other- ie my nephew was talking before he could walk.


PS hard to wack them milky jugs, am I right.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 03, 2014, 03:15:28 PM


PS hard to wack them milky jugs, am I right.

If I could get anywhere near them!! However they are indeed a sight to behold!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 03, 2014, 03:21:04 PM


PS hard to wack them milky jugs, am I right.

If I could get anywhere near them!! However they are indeed a sight to behold!

On the first 'outing' after the wife's section, eight weeks later, I wore a cowboy hat. YEEEE HAW
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on September 03, 2014, 03:31:44 PM
Whether are breast or bottle fed eventually they'll start talking

I'm a little nervous about my own lad, 14 months old and not a peep of a coherent syllable out of him. He's perfectly alert in every other respect. I'm told it's not necessarily anything to be worried about, but did anyone else have to wait that long(er)?

Our oldest was 2 and a half before he started talking but and rarely shuts up now. So long as he's alert and understands what you are saying there shouldn't be anything to worry about. Apparently some children are naturally shy when it comes to speaking and prefer to play words out in their head before actually trying to verbalize them. The same wee man goes to an Irish language school and was the same with the Gaeilge in that he didn't try to speak it for a long time even though he could understand instructions. Almost 5 now and can chat away in both languages.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on September 03, 2014, 04:55:17 PM
Here lads I in no way intended to come across as all high and mighty, judgmental or preaching to anyone, and I apologise if I did. Its just I am a serious advocate of breastfeeding and want to promote it as the best way for mammy and baby

Let me tell you something now it was no walk in the park in the park for us doing this. My wife and I both have done alot of reading, done a natural childbirth course and she goes to support group, so we are were probably better placed than most to deal with and prevent the problems encountered with breast feeding.
One thing that my wife read summed up the time it consumed and that was questions from new mothers..the lady asked "why did no one tell me that m baby would be feeding 24hours a day?" The answer was simply you would have thought it was an exaggeration.

Even with all our prep nothing could have prepared us for it tho. I do pretty much all the cooking and washing up, to free up Mum for the baby. Chores was one of the reason one of our friends switched to the bottle but her husband does 12hrs days I do 8hrs and can come home at lunch for an hour, so we cant judge. We are pretty much both doing chores all the time although it's starting to free up rightly now. But I cannot imagine what we will do when there are more wanes around so people with 2 or 3... I hear you

Mammy had a serious hard time at first but actually loves it now plus it handier than the bottle: baby cries, latch her on glug glug glug... burp glug glug...burp and thats it! No mess, no heating up, no bottles to clean.

But I would stress you need support, commitment, and a fair bit of knowledge.

I often wondered how new Mums done in years gone by when there was no choice only to breast feed and I was thinking that the knowledge and traditions of breast feeding were passed down through the family, grandmother to mother to daughter, its something that been lost but the knowledge is still there in books and support groups
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 05:10:18 PM
Our daughters speech developed quite slowly, we were told that so long as she could follow instruction then her language wasn't a concern. She is now an exceptional reader for her age, I wouldn't be unduly concerned.

+1, it is important to repeat things back correctly like if they say I want ausages you repeat you would like a sausage, etc etc, some people laugh at the cuteness of the blabbering and the child will repeat for said attention, my second went to speech and language when she was in p1 for sh sounds, 8 weeks and she was perfect at the end.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Zip Code on September 03, 2014, 05:14:23 PM
Jeez who'd have thought bringing up tits on a Dad's thread would cause such a fuss. Zip code to be fair you've come across as patronizing as f**k there IMO, whether you meant it that way I don't know. Breast feeding worked for us, it didn't for our friends through no lack of desire and effort on their part. It was terribly upsetting for them and I'm sure for many others out there. It's not just as black and white as you suggest.

The wife expresses from time to time and I for one love the time with my daughter when I'm giving her the bottle. Never have to do it in the middle of the night so maybe that helps. Anyway our we cutty is just over 3 months now and sleeping a good 11 hrs solid (touch wood), it makes some difference to get a nights sleep, not as much fighting in out house anyway due us not being 'as' cranky!

If that's what you think Kid, I won't be losing any sleep over if.  I'd love to show the quote where I said it is black and white, some women can't be arsed with it, some haven't the support to show how to do it properly, some have medical reasons for either mum or the baby, fact is breast is best it my wife breast my three for 6 to 9 months, it takes hard work, some people take the easy option of the bottle and that's best for them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 03, 2014, 06:09:42 PM
Our first is just coming up to the 4month mark now and she's a real joy.

Anyway the wife done the whole thing natural and breast feeding is the only way for us. Its the way God intended it and best for baby and Mammy. Wouldn't have the formula stuff about us, the thing is you don't know whats in it or more to the point whats not in it and neither do the scientists.

Breast milk is specifically designed for your baby's DNA at the correct stage in their development, only way to go.
It might be the only way for you but for hundreds of reasons it may not be the way for everyone.
So maybe less of the preaching and big lecture to us all joe.

Sorted


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: seafoid on September 03, 2014, 08:41:33 PM
Mini-me turned 13 in July.  Starting to get more independent which I enjoy watching but I'm bricking myself about the next three years.  We had  a serious chat last night about drugs and whilst some of you might think that that is a bit much at his age, he told me he has been having these drug awareness classes in school.  It was fantastic to see it from his perspective; as a teenager we only got told not to cycle in Moneydig or give cheek to the army/cops.  However with the epidemic of meth use in Perth it is sad to say he has already seen the effects with stoners flailing around the streets and what have you.

There is only so much protection a parent can give.

(PS, the birds and bees have been well catered for...by his mates!  I attempted to "explore" the conversation but was told it wasn't necessary. :o )

Try having those type of conversations with a 13 year old daughter!!! Head melt
This is very funny
http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Rules-Dating-Teenage-Daughter/dp/0761126333/

Rule #1: if you pull into my driveway and honk, you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure as heck not picking anything up
Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body or I will remove them
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on September 11, 2014, 08:29:22 AM
I'm taking the wee fella on a plane for the first time next month. Flying from Manchester to Belfast and back. I've tried to contact Easyjet about this but cant seem to get through or get a replay to emails, but does anyone know what sort of ID I would need for him? He is one and a half and im not sure if he needs a passport to travel that route or the birth certificate may be ok as it was for going on the boat. Anyone got any advice?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 11, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
I'm taking the wee fella on a plane for the first time next month. Flying from Manchester to Belfast and back. I've tried to contact Easyjet about this but cant seem to get through or get a replay to emails, but does anyone know what sort of ID I would need for him? He is one and a half and im not sure if he needs a passport to travel that route or the birth certificate may be ok as it was for going on the boat. Anyone got any advice?

I have the same issue- flying to Birmingham with the same age child. I seen online that they were talking that the child doesn't get their own seat but must sit on your knee. £22 for that privilege.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on September 11, 2014, 09:19:00 AM
Seen a boy on Twitter the other night complaining as well he wasn't allowed to walk or stand in the aisle with his toddler.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 11, 2014, 09:46:39 AM
You don't need to show id if your flying from Belfast to England. All you need is your boarding pass.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: front of the mountain on September 11, 2014, 10:08:51 AM
Hi just looking some thoughts/advice of people regarding the jabs/vaccines for wee ones. (I believe they with 20+ vaccines within a year & a half)

I have wee boy 8 weeks old and got the letter from doctor to take him for his first jabs next week. I am fairly hesitant for some reason, after doing a bit of research and I am just wondering are they all necessary?? End of the day you are pumping your little one with possibly unnecessary viruses as well as "God knows" what else.

Has any on here chosen not to vaccinate?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 11, 2014, 10:40:33 AM
Hi just looking some thoughts/advice of people regarding the jabs/vaccines for wee ones. (I believe they with 20+ vaccines within a year & a half)

I have wee boy 8 weeks old and got the letter from doctor to take him for his first jabs next week. I am fairly hesitant for some reason, after doing a bit of research and I am just wondering are they all necessary?? End of the day you are pumping your little one with possibly unnecessary viruses as well as "God knows" what else.

Has any on here chosen not to vaccinate?


I would advise you to get the jabs. You would never live with yourself if he did get a serious virus.
People have need to look back in time when there was I high death rate in infants from simple diseases that these jabs have now taken care of. Don't mess about with this.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: bailestil on September 11, 2014, 10:47:34 AM
Agree with Herejam,

We've just recently got our one the first set of jabs, i've no issue at all with them.

Often people's views on this stuff is warped by Daily Mail and Co.'s ridiculous coverage.

Have a read over the article below.

http://www.badscience.net/2008/08/the-medias-mmr-hoax/

the book itself, Bad Science is also worth a read.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: glens abu on September 11, 2014, 05:40:08 PM
You don't need to show id if your flying from Belfast to England. All you need is your boarding pass.

You need ID the last time I went
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: DickyRock on September 11, 2014, 06:05:51 PM
I took the last lad for the jabs, new one is 6 weeks and he'll be getting them too.

Not worth the risk in my opinion. Wife and I know someone who didn't get their wee girl vaccinated, and thought it was madness because if she becomes pregnant in later life the risk of measles on an unborn child would be massive.

BTW from memory the original doctor that publishes concerns had been struck off. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8700611.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8700611.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8700611.stm
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on September 11, 2014, 07:42:41 PM
Always get the jabs. The nonsense about them been linked to various chilhood conditions was comprehensively proven to be untrue. I heard a Dr from Cork recently lamenting the fact that many parents decided not to get their children vaccinated 10+ years ago and stating that he is anticipating issues when these kids get ill during future pregnancies and infect unborn babies with measles etc. Scary prospect.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 11, 2014, 08:29:04 PM
You don't need to show id if your flying from Belfast to England. All you need is your boarding pass.

You need ID the last time I went

glen I have back and fourth all year and I can tell you id is not needed with easyjet
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on September 11, 2014, 08:31:34 PM
You don't need to show id if your flying from Belfast to England. All you need is your boarding pass.

You need ID the last time I went

glen I have back and fourth all year and I can tell you id is not needed with easyjet

Thanks for the info - so you reckon I don't need to bother about trying to sort a passport or ID for him then?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 11, 2014, 08:52:50 PM
No u will be fine
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: DickyRock on September 12, 2014, 08:29:04 AM
A quick Google - first link

http://www.easyjet.com/en/infants-and-children

So you are fine
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on September 14, 2014, 02:48:03 PM
I'm taking the wee fella on a plane for the first time next month. Flying from Manchester to Belfast and back. I've tried to contact Easyjet about this but cant seem to get through or get a replay to emails, but does anyone know what sort of ID I would need for him? He is one and a half and im not sure if he needs a passport to travel that route or the birth certificate may be ok as it was for going on the boat. Anyone got any advice?

http://www.easyjet.com/en/infants-and-children (http://www.easyjet.com/en/infants-and-children)

Infants and Children - Special ID Requirements
11.1 Special ID requirements – UK, Spain and France

Children under the age of 16 travelling on UK, French and Spanish domestic flights are not required to provide identification if accompanied by an adult.


However, this appears elsewhere:

http://www.easyjet.com/en/planning/passportinfo (http://www.easyjet.com/en/planning/passportinfo)

Infants and children

Special ID requirements

Children under 16 years of age travelling on UK, Italian, Spanish, or French domestic flights can travel without photo identification provided that they are included on a parent's valid UK passport and they are travelling with that parent. Note that UK adult passports with children included will be approaching expiry this year. Check the entry requirements of countries before travelling.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on November 03, 2014, 04:57:05 PM
Wee doll has hand, foot and month. Couldn't settle to sleep last night and has come out in blisters 'Soar Daddy'.
No sleep was had in our house at all last night. Forgot to update my facebook status to tell everyone that. Lasts a few days apparently. Been going around. She picked it up from two other cubs that the wife's mother looks after. No treatment just usual capol and make sure hydrated.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on November 03, 2014, 05:14:51 PM
Our wee man just has got over it. Bad hoor of a virus. It will take a week to get rid of it.
When our first was born I actually got the dam thing, don't know where from but the blisters were nothing compared to the little fella's
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on November 03, 2014, 08:42:48 PM
Our wee woman a very independant girl. She's 20 months but is very much 'me do it' on feeding, putting on shoes etc whenever she is poorly like this she's very needy though- as most of us are when we aren't at ourselves *soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur* she screeches when you leave the room- teething time was the same- hoping we get a spell of sleep tonight. I find after little to no sleep I'm snacking loads of sugary stuff- obviously for energy to keep me going. The pounds are going on. Wintered.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on November 03, 2014, 08:57:15 PM
Our wee woman a very independant girl. She's 20 months but is very much 'me do it' on feeding, putting on shoes etc whenever she is poorly like this she's very needy though- as most of us are when we aren't at ourselves *soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur* she screeches when you leave the room- teething time was the same- hoping we get a spell of sleep tonight. I find after little to no sleep I'm snacking loads of sugary stuff- obviously for energy to keep me going. The pounds are going on. Wintered.

Does she have an older sibling that she is imitating?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on November 03, 2014, 09:08:44 PM
Underlights i hear u. I am the exact same. I have a sweet tooth anyway but this child rearing thing has me at the heaviest i have ever been. Started back to the gym this evenin to try and get it off to hell
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on November 04, 2014, 07:57:54 AM
Our wee woman a very independent girl. She's 20 months but is very much 'me do it' on feeding, putting on shoes etc whenever she is poorly like this she's very needy though- as most of us are when we aren't at ourselves *soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur* she screeches when you leave the room- teething time was the same- hoping we get a spell of sleep tonight. I find after little to no sleep I'm snacking loads of sugary stuff- obviously for energy to keep me going. The pounds are going on. Wintered.

Does she have an older sibling that she is imitating?

No she's an only child. She's fine going to bed whenever she is not sickly poorly. Broken again last night but periods of sleep in awkward positions for me.


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: OakleafCounty on November 04, 2014, 09:21:26 AM
Underlights i hear u. I am the exact same. I have a sweet tooth anyway but this child rearing thing has me at the heaviest i have ever been. Started back to the gym this evenin to try and get it off to hell

My God some men will even use their children as an excuse for putting on the pounds! Maybe in the first few months of your first child when it's a shock to the system but after that children should be more of a motivation for excercise than anything.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 04, 2014, 09:35:41 AM
Our wee woman a very independent girl. She's 20 months but is very much 'me do it' on feeding, putting on shoes etc whenever she is poorly like this she's very needy though- as most of us are when we aren't at ourselves *soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur* she screeches when you leave the room- teething time was the same- hoping we get a spell of sleep tonight. I find after little to no sleep I'm snacking loads of sugary stuff- obviously for energy to keep me going. The pounds are going on. Wintered.

Does she have an older sibling that she is imitating?

No she's an only child. She's fine going to bed whenever she is not sickly poorly. Broken again last night but periods of sleep in awkward positions for me.



Avoid all that by going to the spare room. Worked well for me.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on November 04, 2014, 09:49:41 AM
Our wee woman a very independent girl. She's 20 months but is very much 'me do it' on feeding, putting on shoes etc whenever she is poorly like this she's very needy though- as most of us are when we aren't at ourselves *soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur* she screeches when you leave the room- teething time was the same- hoping we get a spell of sleep tonight. I find after little to no sleep I'm snacking loads of sugary stuff- obviously for energy to keep me going. The pounds are going on. Wintered.

Does she have an older sibling that she is imitating?

No she's an only child. She's fine going to bed whenever she is not sickly poorly. Broken again last night but periods of sleep in awkward positions for me.



Avoid all that by going to the spare room. Worked well for me.

I'm due to join the club in December. Mentioned to the wife that seeing as I'm working and she won't be that the spare room could be an option some nights. . . That was a month ago and she's just started speaking to me again!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: illdecide on November 04, 2014, 10:00:25 AM
Our wee woman a very independent girl. She's 20 months but is very much 'me do it' on feeding, putting on shoes etc whenever she is poorly like this she's very needy though- as most of us are when we aren't at ourselves *soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur* she screeches when you leave the room- teething time was the same- hoping we get a spell of sleep tonight. I find after little to no sleep I'm snacking loads of sugary stuff- obviously for energy to keep me going. The pounds are going on. Wintered.

Does she have an older sibling that she is imitating?

No she's an only child. She's fine going to bed whenever she is not sickly poorly. Broken again last night but periods of sleep in awkward positions for me.



Avoid all that by going to the spare room. Worked well for me.

Do you parents not put your kids into their own room when they're like 9months - 1 year old? My two got their own rooms at that age and they tried it on a few nights crying looking into our bed but they quickly learned that after a wind and nappy check they're staying where they are it stopped and we got our nights sleep...I know its v easy to give in during the night and let them into your bed but 2 or 3 nights of perseverance and it's sorted...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on November 04, 2014, 10:05:14 AM
No she is in her own room since she was 9 months. As mentioned in previous post-she is sick at the minute and will only settle with me in with her. Not something I like doing but once she is over this it'll be back to normal.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on November 04, 2014, 04:19:29 PM
Unless something major is going on, they sleep in their own beds. They tried, as they all will, but they understand now. I know couples that end up with 3 kids in the bed with them most nights. Lunacy.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on November 04, 2014, 05:10:49 PM
Parenting is like management or teaching, if you lose control you're fucked.

No.1 was awkward from day 1 but was exactly what we needed as she forced us to find out what we should be doing. Did the controlled crying coupled with the 5 stage holding technique to get her into the habit of getting herself to sleep. Had more trouble from the wife who didn't want to/couldn't let her cry than from the child. Everyone got there though. In to the selective eating phase now, usually offer her a choice of what she wants to eat, i.e. porridge or Ready Brek, which gives her the illusion of making the decision. Every day is a school day though.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gerrykeegan on November 04, 2014, 05:24:22 PM
Unless something major is going on, they sleep in their own beds. They tried, as they all will, but they understand now. I know couples that end up with 3 kids in the bed with them most nights. Lunacy.

We had both our lads in the bed just couldnt hack it (one had an allergy issue which we didn't know about) my boss had his first two and his wife bought this book, all about walking them up at different times and feeding them etc etc, everything was by the book, he swore by it, kind of suggested we should be doing it his way, last week he came in fucked looking, whats wrong i said, three kids in the bed last night no sleep, I laughed and said my two haven't been in the bed for about three years now, shove your book.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: TabClear on November 04, 2014, 06:08:05 PM
Parenting is like management or teaching, if you lose control you're fucked.

No.1 was awkward from day 1 but was exactly what we needed as she forced us to find out what we should be doing. Did the controlled crying coupled with the 5 stage holding technique to get her into the habit of getting herself to sleep. Had more trouble from the wife who didn't want to/couldn't let her cry than from the child. Everyone got there though. In to the selective eating phase now, usually offer her a choice of what she wants to eat, i.e. porridge or Ready Brek, which gives her the illusion of making the decision. Every day is a school day though.

I have two under 4 and this is the one constant since sprog number 1 appeared. Everything that the kids have done from crying,sleeping, teething,feeding etc, the most hassle has been dealing with the missus when things are not going well. My youngest had really bad reflux and that was a couple of tough months early on.

And whoever invented Calpol deserves a Nobel prize!


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on November 04, 2014, 06:56:41 PM
Parenting is like management or teaching, if you lose control you're fucked.

No.1 was awkward from day 1 but was exactly what we needed as she forced us to find out what we should be doing. Did the controlled crying coupled with the 5 stage holding technique to get her into the habit of getting herself to sleep. Had more trouble from the wife who didn't want to/couldn't let her cry than from the child. Everyone got there though. In to the selective eating phase now, usually offer her a choice of what she wants to eat, i.e. porridge or Ready Brek, which gives her the illusion of making the decision. Every day is a school day though.

I have two under 4 and this is the one constant since sprog number 1 appeared. Everything that the kids have done from crying,sleeping, teething,feeding etc, the most hassle has been dealing with the missus when things are not going well. My youngest had really bad reflux and that was a couple of tough months early on.

And whoever invented Calpol deserves a Nobel prize!
That and Calgel for when they are teething. Which you can't actually buy down here so I stock up on it anytime I'm working up North.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 04, 2014, 06:58:13 PM
Parenting is like management or teaching, if you lose control you're fucked.

No.1 was awkward from day 1 but was exactly what we needed as she forced us to find out what we should be doing. Did the controlled crying coupled with the 5 stage holding technique to get her into the habit of getting herself to sleep. Had more trouble from the wife who didn't want to/couldn't let her cry than from the child. Everyone got there though. In to the selective eating phase now, usually offer her a choice of what she wants to eat, i.e. porridge or Ready Brek, which gives her the illusion of making the decision. Every day is a school day though.

I have two under 4 and this is the one constant since sprog number 1 appeared. Everything that the kids have done from crying,sleeping, teething,feeding etc, the most hassle has been dealing with the missus when things are not going well. My youngest had really bad reflux and that was a couple of tough months early on.

And whoever invented Calpol deserves a Nobel prize!
That and Calgel for when they are teething. Which you can't actually buy down here so I stock up on it anytime I'm working up North.
I'll ship anything you need for a significant markup.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on November 04, 2014, 07:08:00 PM


I have two under 4 and this is the one constant since sprog number 1 appeared. Everything that the kids have done from crying,sleeping, teething,feeding etc, the most hassle has been dealing with the missus when things are not going well. My youngest had really bad reflux and that was a couple of tough months early on.

And whoever invented Calpol deserves a Nobel prize!

This 1,000,000%
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on November 05, 2014, 12:43:54 PM
Try to be a little more understanding of your child's mother when the baby is shrieking the house down. When my boy is crying, I view him as a loud infuriating noise. To my wife, it's like being punched repeatedly in the stomach.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on November 05, 2014, 02:02:11 PM
We had another little girl last weekend. That's 5 under 5 now, wee buns lads...  :D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on November 05, 2014, 02:33:14 PM


I have two under 4 and this is the one constant since sprog number 1 appeared. Everything that the kids have done from crying,sleeping, teething,feeding etc, the most hassle has been dealing with the missus when things are not going well. My youngest had really bad reflux and that was a couple of tough months early on.

And whoever invented Calpol deserves a Nobel prize!

This 1,000,000%

This is why it's the daddies club- mums not welcome  8)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on November 05, 2014, 04:18:37 PM
We had another little girl last weekend. That's 5 under 5 now, wee buns lads...  :D

You serious? Fair play
How'd u even manage it?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on November 05, 2014, 04:21:03 PM
Jesus Ulick switch on the TV now and again. That's a mad house.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on November 06, 2014, 04:55:21 PM
Try to be a little more understanding of your child's mother when the baby is shrieking the house down. When my boy is crying, I view him as a loud infuriating noise. To my wife, it's like being punched repeatedly in the stomach.

You try and be understanding when you're trying to get out of the room in the dark without stubbing your toe on the bed whilst also trying to avoid all the squeaky floorboards and you catch herself sneaking in to check up on ye  :P

You're right though, while she's absolutely delighted with the end result if we had another difficult one in the morning she'd find it equally impossible to sit through it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Olly on November 07, 2014, 12:24:38 PM
Well done to all the daddies on here.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on November 07, 2014, 01:15:51 PM
Well done to all the daddies on here.

Thanks Oliver.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: illdecide on November 07, 2014, 02:04:44 PM
Well done to all the daddies on here.

Who's your Daddy
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Olly on November 07, 2014, 03:28:45 PM
My father didn't speak to me until I was about 23. He grunted before then and force-fed us blended cornflakes.

I'm glad daddies nowadays aren't like their daddies. Daddies in the 70s and 80s were pure b**tards.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Fuzzman on November 07, 2014, 05:10:42 PM
Can't remember if I posted in here before.
That's what having 4 kids does to you. Memory loss
Eldest 7 in January and youngest 2. 1 girl
I used to dread coming home to them but I actually enjoy the craic with them now
The third one came out with a good one wan night
Often when he has something like a banana he'll ask for 2 or 3 and the wife will often say you'll turn into a banana
This night she says it to him and he replies as quick as you like
"You'll turn into a bottle of wine"
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on November 07, 2014, 05:21:46 PM
Often when he has something like a banana he'll ask for 2 or 3 and the wife will often say you'll turn into a banana
This night she says it to him and he replies as quick as you like
"You'll turn into a bottle of wine"

;D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on November 08, 2014, 04:33:52 PM
We had another little girl last weekend. That's 5 under 5 now, wee buns lads...  :D

This explains why you haven't been around much.

Congrats and eh...holy Jebus!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Estimator on December 17, 2014, 06:13:16 PM
Highly recommend the Sleepyhead. Our second went into the Sleepyhead on her first night out of the hospital and slept like a dream, very content in it. Wish we had heard about it for our first. A bit pricey, but worth it. Decent resale value as well. It should fit in a crib and can be carried from room to room. Great for all the co-sleepers out there, keeps baby safe.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on December 18, 2014, 01:27:46 PM
Thanks lads. Moved house and job two weeks after number 5 arrived, so we now have more room for them, I have more time at home and the wife is closer to her family. Working in Dublin now, living in west Wicklow and wondering why we didn't move years ago.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on December 18, 2014, 05:08:02 PM
Highly recommend the Sleepyhead. Our second went into the Sleepyhead on her first night out of the hospital and slept like a dream, very content in it. Wish we had heard about it for our first. A bit pricey, but worth it. Decent resale value as well. It should fit in a crib and can be carried from room to room. Great for all the co-sleepers out there, keeps baby safe.

Never heard of it. Looks good.


All set for Santa lads?
We have all shopping sorted so should have little hassle with being dragged out to the shops next week.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on December 18, 2014, 07:17:54 PM
Thanks lads. Moved house and job two weeks after number 5 arrived, so we now have more room for them, I have more time at home and the wife is closer to her family. Working in Dublin now, living in west Wicklow and wondering why we didn't move years ago.
Bloody Nordies coming down here taking all our jobs......
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on December 24, 2014, 04:38:27 PM
Some craic tonight getting the toys laid out. Our oldest two are getting a 'Roboraptor'. Can't wait for a go on that.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 24, 2014, 05:06:52 PM
This will be the last year of Santa for the eldest although I'm not sure he believes in him anyway.

The problem at this age is getting them to sleep at a reasonable time to get everything done (including a few Christmas drinks!)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on December 24, 2014, 05:39:52 PM
Thinking the same there Tony, herself and i would love a glass but its the first year my eldest knows the craic with Santa but the 4 others still believers, it could be late enough before i get to sneak off to the Father-in-laws for the prezzies. About to get the call for shower duty, the only night the wee friggers are queuing up to get in it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on December 24, 2014, 08:30:02 PM
What age are both your eldest? Young uns being put to bed now some quiet time b4 the attic is emptied should b fun! Enjoy it while it lasts that'd what people keep telling me so may as well. Health and happiness to all the daddies
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 24, 2014, 08:38:31 PM
What age are both your eldest? Young uns being put to bed now some quiet time b4 the attic is emptied should b fun! Enjoy it while it lasts that'd what people keep telling me so may as well. Health and happiness to all the daddies
10. Which is probably on the old side but the missus was determined to keep it going for one more year. Never the same afterwards!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: ONeill on December 24, 2014, 08:50:02 PM
Just hope to make it to 6am this year. That'd be progress.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 24, 2014, 09:16:38 PM
Just hope to make it to 6am this year. That'd be progress.
Ours aren't early risers normally but would expect them at it by 7. I will performing my annual ritual of changing the clocks in the bedrooms while they sleep in the hope of a decent start time.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on December 24, 2014, 09:23:21 PM
The drink driving laws have impacted heavily on Santa.

In my day he got a decent glass of whiskey.

Now he gets milk!

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: ONeill on December 24, 2014, 09:28:33 PM
Just hope to make it to 6am this year. That'd be progress.
Ours aren't early risers normally but would expect them at it by 7. I will performing my annual ritual of changing the clocks in the bedrooms while they sleep in the hope of a decent start time.

Good thinking.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on December 24, 2014, 10:12:02 PM
What age are both your eldest? Young uns being put to bed now some quiet time b4 the attic is emptied should b fun! Enjoy it while it lasts that'd what people keep telling me so may as well. Health and happiness to all the daddies

11, told her a few months ago, said she always believed but friends had been telling her its fake for couple of years. No2 is a bit shrewder and at 8 i dont think he'll have many left. 7am usually for us. Had cousins that got up at 4am years ago, i mind tying it ourselves and got a size 9 up the arse for our troubles. :-X
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 25, 2014, 10:37:11 AM
Just hope to make it to 6am this year. That'd be progress.
Ours aren't early risers normally but would expect them at it by 7. I will performing my annual ritual of changing the clocks in the bedrooms while they sleep in the hope of a decent start time.

Good thinking.

Just get them drunk!!

Up at half six told them to open their Xmas stocking and we'd go down at 7.. My youngest had a meltdown when she realised she got an I pad mini!! (along with 20 odd pressie) All caught on camera.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 25, 2014, 12:23:10 PM
Just hope to make it to 6am this year. That'd be progress.
Ours aren't early risers normally but would expect them at it by 7. I will performing my annual ritual of changing the clocks in the bedrooms while they sleep in the hope of a decent start time.

Good thinking.

Just get them drunk!!

Up at half six told them to open their Xmas stocking and we'd go down at 7.. My youngest had a meltdown when she realised she got an I pad mini!! (along with 20 odd pressie) All caught on camera.
After one getting put back to bed at 3.30 they got up at 7.45 which was a good result.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on December 25, 2014, 02:31:56 PM
We had one up a half 5 with a sore ear. Some medicine and back to bed. it was half 8 before the eldest (5) got up woke his two younger brothers. Wouldn't it be great to that age again
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on January 07, 2015, 02:03:41 PM
Something which is annoying me is the whole school meals thing.
Money was provided to the NI executive so that it could be brought in for sept 2014 but nothing has happened. Where has this money went. Its a joke.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: thejuice on February 05, 2015, 11:58:24 AM
Found out this morning our first born will be a boy. Not saying I had a preference or anything but bursting with pride already.  :P

Has long legs like his dad apparently.

Due at the end of June.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on February 05, 2015, 12:29:00 PM
Found out this morning our first born will be a boy. Not saying I had a preference or anything but bursting with pride already.  :P

Has long legs like his dad apparently.

Due at the end of June.

Great news  ;D

We are due our second in June as well. 20 week scan tomorrow. Won't be finding out the sex though. I would like to but Mrs wouldnt.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on February 05, 2015, 01:23:51 PM
depending on what your first is you know what to look for (or is there something missing) when the nurse is scanning the mid region  ;) unless baby is in a ball and ye can't see.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on February 05, 2015, 03:21:33 PM
depending on what your first is you know what to look for (or is there something missing) when the nurse is scanning the mid region  ;) unless baby is in a ball and ye can't see.

I think all you can tell for sure is if it is a boy. (Obviously the doctor has a better chance than you!!) If you see something, it's not a girl :) If you don't see something, it might just be hidden.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: rrhf on February 05, 2015, 06:46:56 PM
Great stuff thejuice.  Doing your bit for Meath football. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on February 05, 2015, 07:22:10 PM
Yes, of course I meant to say, congratulations juice and mrs juice.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on April 04, 2015, 12:11:30 PM
In Donegal for a few days and the 2 youngest girls are down with the pox! One over the worst but her form is not the best and they're just erupting in the youngest. Have viral creams and peritin but anyone have any other anti-itch ideas? I know there are loads of local salves and bits and bobs people swear by to help
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on April 04, 2015, 01:31:25 PM
In Donegal for a few days and the 2 youngest girls are down with the pox! One over the worst but her form is not the best and they're just erupting in the youngest. Have viral creams and peritin but anyone have any other anti-itch ideas? I know there are loads of local salves and bits and bobs people swear by to help

Found Virasoothe great...

http://m.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?unCountry=uk&path=/en/ViraSoothe-Chickenpox-Relief-Cooling-Gel-75g_1002773/
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on May 15, 2015, 10:47:47 AM
The 5 year old came home from school the other day with one of those birthday party invites from some other buck in his class. The lads parents have hired a circus for him. Yes hired their own f**king circus for a 6th birthday party.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: aontroim abu on May 15, 2015, 11:15:47 AM
Wee girl home from school yesterday with the dreaded "someone in her year has nits" letter - started itching reading it
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Christmas Lights on May 15, 2015, 11:19:46 AM
The 5 year old came home from school the other day with one of those birthday party invites from some other buck in his class. The lads parents have hired a circus for him. Yes hired their own f**king circus for a 6th birthday party.

Whats the problem?  Sounds like the kids will have a great time
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on May 15, 2015, 11:23:22 AM
A circus - sweet jaysus. And there's us thinking hiring the sports hall to let thm kick a ball for an hour was a good idea for a 6th. Back to the drawing board  ::)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on May 15, 2015, 11:40:24 AM
Made excuses for our boy. No intention of boarding that bus.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on May 15, 2015, 01:27:47 PM
Whats the problem?  Sounds like the kids will have a great time

When you have a wife who spends money like mine, the last thing you want is a child who expects the likes of this for a birthday. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: guy crouchback on May 15, 2015, 01:36:10 PM
Ah for god's sake will you let the lad go to the party.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Maguire01 on May 15, 2015, 08:35:00 PM
The 5 year old came home from school the other day with one of those birthday party invites from some other buck in his class. The lads parents have hired a circus for him. Yes hired their own f**king circus for a 6th birthday party.
There was a feature on Radio Ulster either earlier this week or last week talking about this birthday party carry on. Some of it is ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 15, 2015, 10:09:32 PM
I thought this shit died with the Celtic Tiger. Up to last year we had parties in the house and this year (tomorrow in fact) my eldest will be going to the cinema with 7 pals and then for some food afterwards.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Over the Bar on May 15, 2015, 10:30:06 PM
"Hired a circus" hardly means he has a 2 ring big top with strong man, elephants and a high wire!  A circus school which sends over a couple of clowns who do magic, juggling and a few kids games can be hired for £100.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on May 15, 2015, 10:35:43 PM
'Children mauled by lion at circus party'
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 15, 2015, 09:47:18 PM
Well our youngest cub who is 2.5 yrs old has decided to start and put the contents of his nappie onto his bedroom walls quilt, teddies etc. Its not easy stuff to shift off the walls let me tell u. The room will need painted after this. Anyone else gone through this.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 15, 2015, 10:11:31 PM
Next time he does it rub his face against the part of the wall he has wiped the nappie on.
He won't be long stopping then.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 15, 2015, 10:41:34 PM
Well our youngest cub who is 2.5 yrs old has decided to start and put the contents of his nappie onto his bedroom walls quilt, teddies etc. Its not easy stuff to shift off the walls let me tell u. The room will need painted after this. Anyone else gone through this.

You think he's ready to be potty trained? Give him the old big boy routine and plenty of praise (treats) when he does it
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on July 15, 2015, 11:42:51 PM
Next time he does it rub his face against the part of the wall he has wiped the nappie on.
He won't be long stopping then.

Did you mean this for the 'Pet Problems' thread?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on July 16, 2015, 08:43:57 AM
Well our youngest cub who is 2.5 yrs old has decided to start and put the contents of his nappie onto his bedroom walls quilt, teddies etc. Its not easy stuff to shift off the walls let me tell u. The room will need painted after this. Anyone else gone through this.

Have a 4 week old who can't seem to keep it in the nappy this past few days either. Up the back, down the legs, vests and baby grows destroyed, bedclothes wrecked. Me and his Ma are almost cheering every time it happens though - completely besotted with the wee man. Amazing how something so small changes your life completely. Have enjoyed reading through this thread in the odd 5mins I get spare these days!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 09:50:41 AM
I have added to the brood with a second girl. Five weeks old now. Completely different than first experience. Was a planned section this time. Although we were told to be in for 7am we weren't taken until 3pm.
The second LO has a silent reflux so in first three and a half weeks she was hard to settle. Easier now as she is getting a dissolved tablet (can't for the life of me spell when it is) in the mornings, plus we have learnt a bit of how to handle her to help settle.
 The oldest (2 and a half) has taken to the LO well. I thought she might be a bit jealous. She can be a bit rough though. She came out in a dose of chicken pox the other day so that has to be managed too. Its a busy household. Visitors are a scourge. I turn 30 in February. I'm a very old 29.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on July 16, 2015, 10:23:24 AM
I have added to the brood with a second girl. Five weeks old now. Completely different than first experience. Was a planned section this time. Although we were told to be in for 7am we weren't taken until 3pm.
The second LO has a silent reflux so in first three and a half weeks she was hard to settle. Easier now as she is getting a dissolved tablet (can't for the life of me spell when it is) in the mornings, plus we have learnt a bit of how to handle her to help settle.
 The oldest (2 and a half) has taken to the LO well. I thought she might be a bit jealous. She can be a bit rough though. She came out in a dose of chicken pox the other day so that has to be managed too. Its a busy household. Visitors are a scourge. I turn 30 in February. I'm a very old 29.

This * 1,000,000
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2015, 10:28:53 AM
I have added to the brood with a second girl. Five weeks old now. Completely different than first experience. Was a planned section this time. Although we were told to be in for 7am we weren't taken until 3pm.
The second LO has a silent reflux so in first three and a half weeks she was hard to settle. Easier now as she is getting a dissolved tablet (can't for the life of me spell when it is) in the mornings, plus we have learnt a bit of how to handle her to help settle.
 The oldest (2 and a half) has taken to the LO well. I thought she might be a bit jealous. She can be a bit rough though. She came out in a dose of chicken pox the other day so that has to be managed too. Its a busy household. Visitors are a scourge. I turn 30 in February. I'm a very old 29.
Having one is like owning a dog. Having two is like running a Zoo.
Enjoy.!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 16, 2015, 11:28:07 AM
Having one is like owning a dog.


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 11:44:42 AM
Whenever I turn 30 I will start reading Stephen King. Have been holding off until then. What is life without whimsy.

Two is much tougher. Still trying to get out the door to training two evenings a week and a match on Sunday. Tough going. Lucky I'm from Tyrone so matches are few and far between.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 16, 2015, 11:57:16 AM
Our first is due fairly soon.
Debating over some of the stuff we should get.
We keep coming back on whether we need a nappy bin http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tommee-Tippee-Sangenic-Nappy-Disposal/dp/B002VKQD5S
any views?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 16, 2015, 12:09:45 PM
Our first is due fairly soon.
Debating over some of the stuff we should get.
We keep coming back on whether we need a nappy bin http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tommee-Tippee-Sangenic-Nappy-Disposal/dp/B002VKQD5S
any views?

No. Tesco Value nappy bags work just fine.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: lfdown2 on July 16, 2015, 12:13:25 PM
Our first is due fairly soon.
Debating over some of the stuff we should get.
We keep coming back on whether we need a nappy bin http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tommee-Tippee-Sangenic-Nappy-Disposal/dp/B002VKQD5S
any views?

we are in the same boat as in expecting our first...I put my foot down at this (as if I can put my foot down, it'll be the first thing she buys)...a fekin nappy bin, seriously?? We already have one, its big and black!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: OakleafCounty on July 16, 2015, 12:17:45 PM
Our first is due fairly soon.
Debating over some of the stuff we should get.
We keep coming back on whether we need a nappy bin http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tommee-Tippee-Sangenic-Nappy-Disposal/dp/B002VKQD5S
any views?

No. Tesco Value nappy bags work just fine.

Agree. Nappy bags are great.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: clarshack on July 16, 2015, 12:23:49 PM
Whenever I turn 30 I will start reading Stephen King. Have been holding off until then. What is life without whimsy.

Two is much tougher. Still trying to get out the door to training two evenings a week and a match on Sunday. Tough going. Lucky I'm from Tyrone so matches are few and far between.

if you think two is tough, don't have a third - a completely different story altogether!!! definitely won't be going for a fourth that's for sure lol...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 16, 2015, 12:27:06 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 12:29:58 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.

This.

We got a bottle maker bought for us. Some job. Saves some hassle on the whole cooling bottles etc. £79.99.



A
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 16, 2015, 12:31:27 PM
3 boys under 6 is not easy. The wife working nites means I'm looking after them this week. Would test any mans mental wellbeing lol
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 01:11:18 PM
I am glad that I am pretty young doing this. Work colleague has a new born and he is 43. I don't think I would have the energy to do the sleepless nights then come into work. 

 I usually do the first feed at "night"- ranging from anything between 11-1. The wife does the next one which always seems to be 4 oclock. Although the last two nights I took this one on as well. I take the child away up to the living room. Hate that whole feed in bed malarky.

Another tip I would have would be to never leave the house (for work or football) without making sure that is adequate sterlised bottles. Your other half might never say it but she will appreciate it.

When the baby is crying uncontrollably late at night- take a deep breath and remember its not the LO's fault. They are suffering more than you. Also adopt this method whenever your other half is snapping at you. Don't snap back.

Everyone so often say to your baby 'Not now BABY I'm playing with TODDLER', it will be a good reverse for the toddler as she usually hears 'not now I have to feed BABY'

Get some sort of on demand TV for late night viewing.

Doing girls hair is a disaster. Need to do the hoover trick.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trueblue1234 on July 16, 2015, 01:14:56 PM
I am glad that I am pretty young doing this. Work colleague has a new born and he is 43. I don't think I would have the energy to do the sleepless nights then come into work. 

 I usually do the first feed at "night"- ranging from anything between 11-1. The wife does the next one which always seems to be 4 oclock. Although the last two nights I took this one on as well. I take the child away up to the living room. Hate that whole feed in bed malarky.

Another tip I would have would be to never leave the house (for work or football) without making sure that is adequate sterlised bottles. Your other half might never say it but she will appreciate it.

When the baby is crying uncontrollably late at night- take a deep breath and remember its not the LO's fault. They are suffering more than you. Also adopt this method whenever your other half is snapping at you. Don't snap back.

Everyone so often say to your baby 'Not now BABY I'm playing with TODDLER', it will be a good reverse for the toddler as she usually hears 'not now I have to feed BABY'

Get some sort of on demand TV for late night viewing.

Doing girls hair is a disaster. Need to do the hoover trick.

+1
 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2015, 01:20:28 PM
I am glad that I am pretty young doing this. Work colleague has a new born and he is 43. I don't think I would have the energy to do the sleepless nights then come into work. 

 I usually do the first feed at "night"- ranging from anything between 11-1. The wife does the next one which always seems to be 4 oclock. Although the last two nights I took this one on as well. I take the child away up to the living room. Hate that whole feed in bed malarky.

Another tip I would have would be to never leave the house (for work or football) without making sure that is adequate sterlised bottles. Your other half might never say it but she will appreciate it.

When the baby is crying uncontrollably late at night- take a deep breath and remember its not the LO's fault. They are suffering more than you. Also adopt this method whenever your other half is snapping at you. Don't snap back.

Everyone so often say to your baby 'Not now BABY I'm playing with TODDLER', it will be a good reverse for the toddler as she usually hears 'not now I have to feed BABY'

Get some sort of on demand TV for late night viewing.

Doing girls hair is a disaster. Need to do the hoover trick.

+1

I was terrified our second would be a girl for this very reason. A friend of mine told me it was a disaster alright.
Having 2 boys is easy in that regard,just a quick brush of the hair and you're away.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 16, 2015, 01:24:52 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 16, 2015, 01:35:16 PM
Doing girls hair is a disaster. Need to do the hoover trick.

I'm afraid to ask . . .
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 01:39:22 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

They say boys wreck your house while girls wreck your head.

My 2 yo constantly fights with her cousins (two boys) over toys.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: guy crouchback on July 16, 2015, 01:43:23 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

boys or girls doesn't matter. we have one of each and whatever he has she has to have it. the boy is 5 and the girl 2 and by god does she rule the roost. going from 1 to 2 is defiantly a culture shock. we are expecting the arrival of number 3 next week, everyone says it will be even more mental but i cant really see how we could be any busier then we are at the moment.


if there is one thing i absolutely f**king despise its washing and making up bottles, the missus is the same so its always left to me usually around 11.00pm at night. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 01:48:34 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

boys or girls doesn't matter. we have one of each and whatever he has she has to have it. the boy is 5 and the girl 2 and by god does she rule the roost. going from 1 to 2 is defiantly a culture shock. we are expecting the arrival of number 3 next week, everyone says it will be even more mental but i cant really see how we could be any busier then we are at the moment.


if there is one thing i absolutely f**king despise its washing and making up bottles, the missus is the same so its always left to me usually around 11.00pm at night.

Buy the bottle maker for £79.99 or get someone to get it for you as a present. Top purchase.
Tap water in (should do around 4 bottles)
Push button- steaming water comes out. Put in formula. Quick sake. Put bottle back in. Push button again. Perfect temp. Straight in the mouth. All done under 2 minutes.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 16, 2015, 01:54:35 PM
Do any of ye with at least one of each notice a different attitude in the way you and/or your partner expose them to sport? I would have thought that the only difference would be access to opportunities, but looking at how rambunctious my boy is it does make me wonder whether I  think he needs a bit of sport to take some of the fight out of him, to the extent that I would consider him literally fighting in the ring, while I would look at a girl differently. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2015, 01:55:36 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

boys or girls doesn't matter. we have one of each and whatever he has she has to have it. the boy is 5 and the girl 2 and by god does she rule the roost. going from 1 to 2 is defiantly a culture shock. we are expecting the arrival of number 3 next week, everyone says it will be even more mental but i cant really see how we could be any busier then we are at the moment.


if there is one thing i absolutely f**king despise its washing and making up bottles, the missus is the same so its always left to me usually around 11.00pm at night.
The trick is to do them wrong the first few times and then the woman will usually take over as sure no one can do it better than herself.
Worked for me....
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 01:55:54 PM
Girl at work here expecting her first. Her and her husband going through the whole'You're gonna be such a great mum' ' Aw you're gonna be such a great Dad' phase. THEY KNOW NOTHING OF WHATS COMING! She's glam. Loves to be dolled up. Lets see how you cope smelling of puke, bags under your eyes etc.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 01:57:17 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

boys or girls doesn't matter. we have one of each and whatever he has she has to have it. the boy is 5 and the girl 2 and by god does she rule the roost. going from 1 to 2 is defiantly a culture shock. we are expecting the arrival of number 3 next week, everyone says it will be even more mental but i cant really see how we could be any busier then we are at the moment.


if there is one thing i absolutely f**king despise its washing and making up bottles, the missus is the same so its always left to me usually around 11.00pm at night.
The trick is to do them wrong the first few times and then the woman will usually take over as sure no one can do it better than herself.
Worked for me....

You said similar about sex with her in the past too lad.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2015, 01:57:55 PM
No I didn't! I never do that wrong  :D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 02:09:23 PM
Where do any of you go on holidays? I booked two nights in Bundoran for end of month just. Can't really go any further. 2 YO wants a playpark, swimming pool, cinema and beach. So was either Bundoran or Portrush.

Next year we will head to Tayto Park but I would really like to get to Quality Hotel Clonakilty. While spin though.










You know what- just google it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 16, 2015, 02:27:44 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.

Shes saying that too, but 3 or 4 dirty nappies in the middle of the night in winter, could test my resolve. heard they are a great job.


Had a good tip the other day, to have 2 changing mats one for up and one for downstairs.

Any other cracking tips ?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 02:35:52 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.

Shes saying that too, but 3 or 4 dirty nappies in the middle of the night in winter, could test my resolve. heard they are a great job.


Had a good tip the other day, to have 2 changing mats one for up and one for downstairs.

Any other cracking tips ?

I hang them on the back door handle and leave them out to the bin in the morning.

Never watch the clock doing night feeds. The whole- If I get her settled now I will have 3 hours before work is just a head melt.

Whenever having to strip a baby because they have shit all over their vest- the wee envelope corner things on the vest at the shoulders fold down so you can take it off by the legs and not get shit all over their face and head.



Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 16, 2015, 02:37:23 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

I'm sitting her reading this while listening to my two cubs (3 & 5) fight over feckin everything. It reall makes my blood boil!!

On the other the wee girl who is 1 is blissfully asleep in bed. Such a difference in boys and girls. Had to change my oul wiping technique but apart from that she's great
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 02:38:23 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

I'm sitting her reading this while listening to my two cubs (3 & 5) fight over feckin everything. It reall makes my blood boil!!

On the other the wee girl who is 1 is blissfully asleep in bed. Such a difference in boys and girls. Had to change my oul wiping technique but apart from that she's great

I can't imagine wiping shite off a todger.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 16, 2015, 03:07:44 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.

Shes saying that too, but 3 or 4 dirty nappies in the middle of the night in winter, could test my resolve. heard they are a great job.


Had a good tip the other day, to have 2 changing mats one for up and one for downstairs.

Any other cracking tips ?

I hang them on the back door handle and leave them out to the bin in the morning.

Never watch the clock doing night feeds. The whole- If I get her settled now I will have 3 hours before work is just a head melt.

Whenever having to strip a baby because they have shit all over their vest- the wee envelope corner things on the vest at the shoulders fold down so you can take it off by the legs and not get shit all over their face and head.




what do you do with shitty vests? bin em ?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 03:16:15 PM
F**ksake Kim kardashian no you dont. Soak them in a basin of hot water and some sort of Vanish Spray or something and then throw them into the machine.

Bin them. Made of money the hoor. You'd be binning most of them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 16, 2015, 03:17:47 PM
F**ksake Kim kardashian no you dont. Soak them in a basin of hot water and some sort of Vanish Spray or something and then throw them into the machine.

Bin them. Made of money the hoor. You'd be binning most of them.

feared this would be the anwser, christ !
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on July 16, 2015, 03:18:00 PM
F**ksake Kim kardashian no you dont. Soak them in a basin of hot water and some sort of Vanish Spray or something and then throw them into the machine.

Bin them. Made of money the hoor. You'd be binning most of them.

What the f**k?? Bin??!!!

The woman isn't working for 9 f**king months there's nothing thrown out in our house... EVER!!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on July 16, 2015, 03:19:57 PM
The thing with boys is the fighting over everything but maybe thats the same with girls. At the minute i would have the 3 of them fighting over one toy while the room is full of toys

I'm sitting her reading this while listening to my two cubs (3 & 5) fight over feckin everything. It reall makes my blood boil!!

On the other the wee girl who is 1 is blissfully asleep in bed. Such a difference in boys and girls. Had to change my oul wiping technique but apart from that she's great

this. boys 6 and 4, wee girl 2. her - angel. them - little bastids lol. hopefully as they get older they calm the fcuk down a bit. wee girl gradually turning though......
found wiping the boys much easier. depends on what you start off with id guess
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2015, 03:58:23 PM
Some of the baby grow vests are that bad after a poo you just have to bin them imo.
Also hanging the dirty nappie bag on the door for the night?? ffs!
No matter how much the nappie bag is scented you will still have the smell of shite in the house the next morning surely?
f**k them out the window into the back garden and throw them in the bin in the morning.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 04:04:57 PM
Some of the baby grow vests are that bad after a poo you just have to bin them imo.
Also hanging the dirty nappie bag on the door for the night?? ffs!
No matter how much the nappie bag is scented you will still have the smell of shite in the house the next morning surely?
f**k them out the window into the back garden and throw them in the bin in the morning.

Rats?

No-one has reported a smell of shite in the house yet. Only milky poos at the minute. Once the solids start going in (and out) then its a different story. Its slippers on and straight to the bin.

Anyones other half do the night feed in bed? Pointless that imo. No1 sleeps then. Fook off away to the other room. I watch a movie/TV show when doing it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 16, 2015, 04:09:24 PM
Is right LL. Keep the wheelie bin lid open and fcuk her in it out the window. I actually get some enjoyment out of it!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 16, 2015, 04:22:52 PM
Is right LL. Keep the wheelie bin lid open and fcuk her in it out the window. I actually get some enjoyment out of it!

The more I hear the better a nappy bin sounds! The smell of a shitty house is something to be avoided
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 16, 2015, 04:29:08 PM
Changing a nappy isn't as revolting as you might think. Okay, it's never going to be pleasant, but nappies are so dainty and baby wipes so cheap these days that they fold up easy and go away quickly. There's really not much to it.

NB for some reason I never encountered that meconium poo. That, I believe, is revolting beyond words.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: macdanger2 on July 16, 2015, 04:30:21 PM
We didn't bother with a nappy bin, just the bags.

They don't smell until they start on the solids and by then they should be sleeping through the night (based on a sample size of 1)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 16, 2015, 04:32:35 PM


They don't smell until they start on the solids and by then they should be sleeping through the night (based on a sample size of 1)

Lucky bastid!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on July 16, 2015, 04:48:42 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.

This.

We got a bottle maker bought for us. Some job. Saves some hassle on the whole cooling bottles etc. £79.99.



A


This bottle maker is some job alright.

We also get great use out of a changing unit in the room - keeps everything in one place; nappies, wipes, nappy bags, vests, baby grows - the whole lot. Especially useful at night when you're trying to change a nappy in the dark with one eye closed!

We've one like this:





NB for some reason I never encountered that meconium poo. That, I believe, is revolting beyond words.

Like trying to clean up tar with a tissue




Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 16, 2015, 04:54:48 PM
Changing a nappy isn't as revolting as you might think. Okay, it's never going to be pleasant, but nappies are so dainty and baby wipes so cheap these days that they fold up easy and go away quickly. There's really not much to it.

NB for some reason I never encountered that meconium poo. That, I believe, is revolting beyond words.

Someone in work was saying at the start to use cotton wool to clean 'em, thought it was wipes?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on July 16, 2015, 04:57:51 PM
Wipes work just fine. Can't imagine why cotton wool would be better.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on July 16, 2015, 04:59:32 PM
Supposed to be easier on their skin - midwife told us to work away with the wipes
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 16, 2015, 05:08:03 PM
Have one of them changing units as well. Good job for storage and great height. Bath inside ours as well- the top slides away.

In a few months a fruit net is a great job. You put a strawberry, piece of orange or whatever in it. They can then suck the juice out of it without the fear of choking


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on July 16, 2015, 05:13:51 PM
the nappy bags are a great job. Forget about the bin (waste of money) best place for them is straight to the black bin outside.

This.

We got a bottle maker bought for us. Some job. Saves some hassle on the whole cooling bottles etc. £79.99.



A

After having to make bottles the traditional way through the night previously this has to go down as one of the best inventions ever!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on July 16, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
I was going to put this in the "Famous last words" thread, but me and the missus have been spending the last 4 days potty training our wee fella. But at about 2.30pm this afternoon I said to the wife, "I think we have this sorted". Three pisses in his pants later and I'm not so sure!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 16, 2015, 06:20:56 PM
I was going to put this in the "Famous last words" thread, but me and the missus have been spending the last 4 days potty training our wee fella. But at about 2.30pm this afternoon I said to the wife, "I think we have this sorted". Three pisses in his pants later and I'm not so sure!!

It's a soul destroying process and then all of sudden they just get it
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 16, 2015, 06:48:11 PM
FFS, when did this turn into the Mammies thread!

This reminds me of the men wearing make-up thread.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2015, 06:54:32 PM
FFS, when did this turn into the Mammies thread!

This reminds me of the men wearing make-up thread.
This one?

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=4681.0

Great thread in fairness.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: maggie on July 17, 2015, 12:24:50 AM
Not enough mammies on here for a thread.

Who knew there were so many different types of pram. It's like a whole new world.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 17, 2015, 06:05:04 AM
Not enough mammies on here for a thread.

Who knew there were so many different types of pram. It's like a whole new world.

Loved our Quinny Buzz when we just had the one skitter. Have a Phil & Ted navigator that seats 2. Nice enough looking and good when up and running but a pain in the hole to take out, put extra seat on, adjust seats etc
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 17, 2015, 08:23:08 AM
Not enough mammies on here for a thread.

Who knew there were so many different types of pram. It's like a whole new world.

We had a Jolie was our first. Its a light buggy which is great for in and around shopping centres and the likes- however wouldn't be ideal if you are out tramping country roads looking to get back in shape.
One of them iso-fix bases is essential for the car seat also.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: OakleafCounty on July 17, 2015, 10:17:50 AM
We had a Jolie was our first. Its a light buggy which is great for in and around shopping centres and the likes- however wouldn't be ideal if you are out tramping country roads looking to get back in shape.
One of them iso-fix bases is essential for the car seat also.

No it isn't. Why do you think that?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 17, 2015, 10:24:43 AM
We had a Jolie was our first. Its a light buggy which is great for in and around shopping centres and the likes- however wouldn't be ideal if you are out tramping country roads looking to get back in shape.
One of them iso-fix bases is essential for the car seat also.

No it isn't. Why do you think that?

Another waste of money.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 17, 2015, 10:29:54 AM
We had a Jolie was our first. Its a light buggy which is great for in and around shopping centres and the likes- however wouldn't be ideal if you are out tramping country roads looking to get back in shape.
One of them iso-fix bases is essential for the car seat also.

No it isn't. Why do you think that?

To just click in the car seat instead of messing around with seat belts. Great job whenever you are trying to get two into the car and away in a rush. Everythings a rush now.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on July 17, 2015, 10:45:03 AM
A word of advice lads on something that saved me a good £7-800.

The Missus had a friend in work who's last child had just started P2. She had a shedload of babystuff she was going to put on gumtree but offered us first refusal on it. We got a cot, 2 carseats, pushchair, changetable (Which we rarely use... are they needed?), baby sling, baby bath, bath seat, a bumbo (don't use it it's a f**king death trap once they're past a couple of months old). We got the lot for £300.

Definitely eye up friends or work colleagues whose children are past the baby stage and see if they'd be interested in selling any of their stuff it would save you money in the long run. The price of baby gear is absolutely scandalous!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 17, 2015, 10:56:38 AM
Weddings, babies, formals. All very over priced gear. People are willing to spend extortionate prices on happy occasions.
Agree about the buy off a colleague advice. Target women who are past their sell by date though. They'll only sell whenever they are done breeding.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 19, 2015, 12:27:48 PM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Minder on July 19, 2015, 06:22:15 PM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?

Regency in Dublin do packages & include tickets for Tayto Park or Dublin Zoo, thinking of doing it myself in August. €249 for two nights b&b and one evening meal and family pass to Zoo or Tayto Park, two adults & two children.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: bridgegael on July 19, 2015, 06:32:22 PM
Furbies!! One could get booted over the fence very soon!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Christmas Lights on July 20, 2015, 10:38:26 AM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?

I stayed in Pillo hotel last week in Ashbourne http://www.pillohotelashbourne.com/ (http://www.pillohotelashbourne.com/) and it was ideal for a couple of days away. Its only a 10 minute drive from Tayto park which is really good for the kids.  The hotel itself has a great pool and its really family orientated.  Basically there are children running everywhere so you aren't as stressed when yours is running about as well lol.  Its very good for families, has a playroom as well and childrens disco on a Monday night. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 20, 2015, 03:58:31 PM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?

I stayed in Pillo hotel last week in Ashbourne http://www.pillohotelashbourne.com/ (http://www.pillohotelashbourne.com/) and it was ideal for a couple of days away. Its only a 10 minute drive from Tayto park which is really good for the kids.  The hotel itself has a great pool and its really family orientated.  Basically there are children running everywhere so you aren't as stressed when yours is running about as well lol.  Its very good for families, has a playroom as well and childrens disco on a Monday night.

What's the pool like? Distinct lack of photos on their website. What are they hiding like.

Stayed in a good family friendly hotel in Westport last year
http://www.westportwoodshotel.com/ (http://www.westportwoodshotel.com/) Westport a lovely town.

Staying in the Holyrood next week should be good. They have a pool and bouncy castles etc so at least that will help if the poor weather continues.


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 20, 2015, 06:43:21 PM
There is a Processed food theme park for kids.
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Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 22, 2015, 02:22:59 PM
Do they not do aptimal comfort in ready made cartons?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 23, 2015, 06:47:39 PM
Weddings, babies, formals. All very over priced gear. People are willing to spend extortionate prices on happy occasions.
Agree about the buy off a colleague advice. Target women who are past their sell by date though. They'll only sell whenever they are done breeding.

Make sure you make this very clear to them. It helps to negotiate the price down quite a bit.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Rudi on July 23, 2015, 08:48:38 PM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?

Tayto park is very expensive, 14 euro each in, 16 euro each for wrist band to go on all rides. Can use tokens but that won't take you very far. Wait in line for half hour to get in, then wait between 50mins and 2hrs to go on the rides, even the gammy ones. Fine place, with a great dinner (about 12 euro I think) but the waiting would kill ya. Height and weight restrictions apply on rides. Under 1.3 meters height no zip line, over 16 stone no zip line either. Hotels around Meath/ Dublin are very expensive this time of year at short notice. Sorry bout the family illness.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BarryBreensBandage on July 25, 2015, 01:34:37 PM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?

Ulster Museum is well worth a visit if you haven't already been. Cressida Cowell exhibition at the minute (How to train your dragon)
Sliabh Gullion Park in South Armagh great for a day out- free playpark and walking trails.
Castlewellan Forest Park for the maze and the kids mountain bike track, although the track may be a bit advanced for U6s.
Have heard that this place is great - Kilruddery House outside Bray
http://www.killruddery.com/whats-on/
 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on July 26, 2015, 06:51:17 PM
Right lads, our holiday plans have been curtailed due to a family illness and we can't travel too far from home - overnight at most. We usually spend most of the summer in Donegal but are stuck in Belfast. I need loads of suggestions for cheap days out with three kids under 6. This week has been a disaster with the terrible weather and we've exhausted all the indoor stuff the city has to offer. Thinking of Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park with a stay over this week. Anyone else done this - recommend any family friendly hotels for us?

Wouldn't go anywhere near Tayto with children that young. Belfast is handy enough for decent day trips. As mentioned Castlwellan Forest Park is only 45-50 minutes away. Our young children love the big maze there and the arboretum. Would easily kill the best part of a day there and is a handy jaunt into Newcastle then for a bite to eat, paddle in the sea or quick go in the amusements.
Also in the Mournes is the Silent Valley Mountain Park. There are stunning walks around the park and an adventure playground. Our kids particularly love running and rolling down the big grass bank on one side of the dam. On your way there stop at the "magic road" next to Spelga dam and let the car roll uphill. Also handy to Newcastle and everything there.
Tollymore Forest Park is also a good place to spend the day.
Going a different direction there's a good day out to be had down around Armagh. The Planetarium does light shows in the mornings for young children and have lot of indoor activities to put in another hour or two. The gardens around the Planetarium are good for walks and picnics. Follow that up with a trip onto Navan Fort. At the fort there's an interpretative centre that has lots of things for young children including re-enactments, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and a Celtic settlement where the kids get to make flour and the like.
Castle Espie Wetland Centre over by Comber is another good day out. Young children love the duck sanctuary and it also has a good adventure playground. From there you could go on round to the aquarium in Portaferry, get the ferry over to Strangford and a paddle on the beach at Ballyhornan.
Closer to home we always found Cavehill Park pretty decent. There's a massive adventure playground up there the kids could easily spend a few hours in. Next to it is Belfast Castle and Cavehill country park with lots of decent walks. Again ideal for picnics.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: thewobbler on July 26, 2015, 08:15:15 PM
Would agree with all this but i would also firmly add Tayto Park back in.

I've a 4.5 year old, twins at 3, and wee girl at one. We went to Tayto last summer and this and they absolutely loved it.

Yep the big rides aren't for them, but it's got probably the bet adventure playground in Ireland, an excellent zoo, a dinosaur exhibition, a train ride, some water jet play areas, magic shows, face painting... plus very good food. All in one of the safest environments you could imagine.

We arrived at 11am, left at 6pm and never had to look for something to do or field a whinge the entire day. And because they're too young for the expensive rides, it's win-win! They even enjoyed the tayto factory tour.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on July 27, 2015, 01:16:47 PM
Thanks Wobbler, that's good to know.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 27, 2015, 01:37:27 PM
Thanks for all the tips and advice lads! Had another few days in Donegal there and back to Belfast on Saturday. I've never been to the Mournes so I'll try that. The weather is so dreadful at the moment that most of the outdoor activities are out!
A friend has recommended geocaching as a good way to entice kids out and about in the bad weather - wellies and raincoats after lunch here and we'll give it a go for a couple of hours. Anyone else tried it?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 27, 2015, 02:17:31 PM
Would agree with all this but i would also firmly add Tayto Park back in.

I've a 4.5 year old, twins at 3, and wee girl at one. We went to Tayto last summer and this and they absolutely loved it.

Yep the big rides aren't for them, but it's got probably the bet adventure playground in Ireland, an excellent zoo, a dinosaur exhibition, a train ride, some water jet play areas, magic shows, face painting... plus very good food. All in one of the safest environments you could imagine.

We arrived at 11am, left at 6pm and never had to look for something to do or field a whinge the entire day. And because they're too young for the expensive rides, it's win-win! They even enjoyed the tayto factory tour.

WOW!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 27, 2015, 02:53:27 PM
Would agree with all this but i would also firmly add Tayto Park back in.

I've a 4.5 year old, twins at 3, and wee girl at one. We went to Tayto last summer and this and they absolutely loved it.

Yep the big rides aren't for them, but it's got probably the bet adventure playground in Ireland, an excellent zoo, a dinosaur exhibition, a train ride, some water jet play areas, magic shows, face painting... plus very good food. All in one of the safest environments you could imagine.

We arrived at 11am, left at 6pm and never had to look for something to do or field a whinge the entire day. And because they're too young for the expensive rides, it's win-win! They even enjoyed the tayto factory tour.

+1
Went last summer kids were aged 8,7,5 and twin 2 year olds. Something for them all. I didnt find it overly expensive though others seem to think it is.
We plan on going back this year.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 27, 2015, 05:43:04 PM
Would agree with all this but i would also firmly add Tayto Park back in.

I've a 4.5 year old, twins at 3, and wee girl at one. We went to Tayto last summer and this and they absolutely loved it.

Yep the big rides aren't for them, but it's got probably the bet adventure playground in Ireland, an excellent zoo, a dinosaur exhibition, a train ride, some water jet play areas, magic shows, face painting... plus very good food. All in one of the safest environments you could imagine.

We arrived at 11am, left at 6pm and never had to look for something to do or field a whinge the entire day. And because they're too young for the expensive rides, it's win-win! They even enjoyed the tayto factory tour.

WOW!

Was just thinking the same thing. I've a 5, 3 and 1 yr old and it's fecking hard work never mind throwing another one in there
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on July 27, 2015, 05:48:31 PM
Jebus lads, seriously:


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 27, 2015, 05:50:36 PM
Jebus lads, seriously:




I'm just starting the process! Sent all the paperwork in, just need to call for an appointment.

Had a wee scare last month and it scared the bejaysus outta me!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on July 27, 2015, 08:10:41 PM
We had a family photo taken at the weekend (children now 5, 4, 3, 2 and 9 months). Herself takes a look at it and says "I think there's room in there for another one or two".   :o
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 27, 2015, 08:42:10 PM
We had a family photo taken at the weekend (children now 5, 4, 3, 2 and 9 months). Herself takes a look at it and says "I think there's room in there for another one or two".   :o

Feck off Ulick your not serious? Your more prolific than Phil the power Taylor!

On a serious note how do yis manage? Yis must have fierce help on the go
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ulick on July 27, 2015, 08:50:37 PM
Not really we don't live near either family so have no minders or babysitters. The wife did finally give up work last year and is full-time ma now though. We reckoned 3 was the tipping point. After that you can't get any busier, just manage your time differently.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 27, 2015, 10:34:25 PM
Major respect Ulick! That's a busy house!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 27, 2015, 10:44:23 PM
Christ that would be a mad house. Debating here at the minute whether the missus could go part time. Its definitely nor easy with us both working full time.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 28, 2015, 04:29:48 PM
Yeah it's tough once you get to 3 kids to justify both of you working full time.
We decided to get a childminder to come into our home though, and paid cash but didnt insist on being registered.
We asked around and got someone recommended by others with grown up kids and it worked out well. A lot cheaper and a lot less hassle in the mornings and evenings.
We have 5 kids, 9, 8, 6, 3 & 3.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 28, 2015, 04:34:21 PM
Yeah it's tough once you get to 3 kids to justify both of you working full time.
We decided to get a childminder to come into our home though, and paid cash but didnt insist on being registered.
We asked around and got someone recommended by others with grown up kids and it worked out well. A lot cheaper and a lot less hassle in the mornings and evenings.
We have 5 kids, 9, 8, 6, 3 & 3.

That would must have come as a bit of a surprise. Great idea with the childminder tho
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 28, 2015, 05:13:40 PM
My wife stays at home with the kids but has just starting looking after her friends kids who are 9, 4 & 3. It's win, win. Her friend knows someone is looking after her kids she can trust, it's not as expensive as official daycare and then we get extra money which comes in quare handy and the kids entertain themselves as opposed to ours just fighting over every little thing.

School pick ups and stuff are a bit of a nightmare but apart from that it's going good.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on July 29, 2015, 11:55:02 AM
Yeah it's tough once you get to 3 kids to justify both of you working full time.
We decided to get a childminder to come into our home though, and paid cash but didnt insist on being registered.
We asked around and got someone recommended by others with grown up kids and it worked out well. A lot cheaper and a lot less hassle in the mornings and evenings.
We have 5 kids, 9, 8, 6, 3 & 3.

That would must have come as a bit of a surprise. Great idea with the childminder tho

You've no idea! We had the first scan, everything normal....second scan the consultant was boasting about his new top of the range scanning machine, I was watching the image and thinking to myself "this must be some sort of split screen display", and then he says "how many babies did we say there were last time?". Nearly dropped.

With the cost of registered childcare or creche's it's just not affordable to use them in my opinion.
If you can get someone trustworthy to mind the kids its definitely cheaper and generally less stress for you and the kids.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 29, 2015, 03:32:23 PM
I agree about the cost of childcare and having someone come to your house being a cheaper and sometimes better option.
I find the creche great though,yeah its like a second mortgage but my eldest has come on leaps and bounds since we but him in creche and being around kids his own age.
He spent the first two years of his life being minded by over protective grandparents, but now is in creche 3 days a week.
Its costing a fortune but its worth every penny imo.
I dont think he would get such a benefit if we had someone come to the house to mind him.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on July 29, 2015, 04:32:30 PM
Suppose all the extra interaction with other kids and adults must do wonders for the confidence
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 29, 2015, 05:48:32 PM
I agree about the cost of childcare and having someone come to your house being a cheaper and sometimes better option.
I find the creche great though,yeah its like a second mortgage but my eldest has come on leaps and bounds since we but him in creche and being around kids his own age.
He spent the first two years of his life being minded by over protective grandparents, but now is in creche 3 days a week.
Its costing a fortune but its worth every penny imo.
I dont think he would get such a benefit if we had someone come to the house to mind him.

Yip would definitely agree with that. Our eldest has really changed since being at school. Well really developed anyway, but he is still a wee shite at home but I guess it's better than being a shite at school.

Just sent the middle buck to like a pre school that is expensive as feck but he needed to be away socializing with others his age plus it gives the wife some time with just the youngest and less yapping in my ear so money well spent. Add into that her looking after her friends kids on certain days, touch wood we have a good scenario going at the minute.

The mother-in-law is retiring in Jan so hopefully she can then look after ours a couple of days a week and the wife can go out and sub teach for a while.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: CD on July 30, 2015, 09:42:54 AM
Did the North Coast Ballycastle, Causeway and Carrick-a-rede tour yesterday with the kids. Really good day out. I was worried that the kids were too young for it but they loved jumping from stone to stone on the Causeway and were so excited going across the rope bridge. A nice stop off for a packed lunch in Ballycastle was enjoyable too. Some scary towns on the way home. Illegal flags flying in Bushmills etc. Had never been in that part of the world before and had no idea that it was like that.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: nrico2006 on July 30, 2015, 10:56:16 AM
Slieve Gullion is some day out and doesn't cost a penny, went a few times.  Castlewellan is good too and the maze is a lot trickier than I imagined.  Tollymore is good if they are a bit older.  The best playpark I have been to though was in Carnfunnock, some spot up there too and wasn't very expensive for all the activities.  Booked a hotel a few months ago for £200 and that included 2 nights (plus Breakfast) as well as family passes into Tayto Park and Dublin Zoo. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on August 12, 2015, 11:53:43 AM
Two and a half year old year old came out with a good one the other day. She was sitting doing a bit of painting and stopped and said to herself. "Hakuna Matata- what does it mean?" She paused. Nodded. "It means no worries".

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Iceman on August 12, 2015, 08:27:36 PM
Did the North Coast Ballycastle, Causeway and Carrick-a-rede tour yesterday with the kids. Really good day out. I was worried that the kids were too young for it but they loved jumping from stone to stone on the Causeway and were so excited going across the rope bridge. A nice stop off for a packed lunch in Ballycastle was enjoyable too. Some scary towns on the way home. Illegal flags flying in Bushmills etc. Had never been in that part of the world before and had no idea that it was like that.
sounds like a great day out! Kids can always handle more than we think. We take ours on hikes now all the time that 5/6 months ago we thought a 7yr old couldn't handle and now the 3 year old walks most of the way.
Bushmills isn't a fenian friendly zone by any means...... drove through a few times and kept the head down
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on August 14, 2015, 10:14:13 AM
Now approaching the due date. The other half is keen to get things moving.
Shes drinking that minging raspberry leaf tea and eating pineapple like crazy, without much movement.
Does curry and getting the leg over work?
Any other suggestions for getting things to progress?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: OakleafCounty on August 14, 2015, 02:14:54 PM
Now approaching the due date. The other half is keen to get things moving.
Shes drinking that minging raspberry leaf tea and eating pineapple like crazy, without much movement.
Does curry and getting the leg over work?
Any other suggestions for getting things to progress?

I remember my girlfriend doing all that. We were eating vindaloos for a week. Didn't work. Only thing we didn't try was the riding. And when we got into hospital for her to get started the nurse said we should have had a quickey before coming in.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on August 14, 2015, 04:38:38 PM
Ride the life out of her, you won't be getting much for a while!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on August 14, 2015, 08:41:26 PM
Hot spicy chicken wings from the Chinese done the trick for us foe the second child and take gawa's advice.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: 93-DY-SAM on August 14, 2015, 08:58:27 PM
Ride the life out of her, you won't be getting much for a while!

Best advice I've seen on here for a long time.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on August 15, 2015, 11:42:33 PM
Now approaching the due date. The other half is keen to get things moving.
Shes drinking that minging raspberry leaf tea and eating pineapple like crazy, without much movement.
Does curry and getting the leg over work?
Any other suggestions for getting things to progress?

I remember my girlfriend doing all that. We were eating vindaloos for a week. Didn't work. Only thing we didn't try was the riding. And when we got into hospital for her to get started the nurse said we should have had a quickey before coming in.

Yeah it can work but actually nothing helps like a good walk around. I should point out tho the baby will come when its ready, they can't be 100% sure about due dates, and every mum, baby and uterus is different.

My advice is to stay away from being induced because its slippery slope to a section, and a tough(er) few weeks for Mum, which she could do without.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 02, 2015, 11:10:10 AM
I want to have some sort of fencing to block off the back of my house so that I can let the kids outside and not be worried about them going around the front of the house. The problem is that we have a lawn and a drive that will both need blocked off- so there will be a step up from the drive to the lawn via a kerb.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on September 02, 2015, 11:16:27 AM
Sounds silly I know, but watch for gaps underneath the fence! My brother in law did a great job. His house is out in the country and he has a fence already at the back of the garden, backing into a field of cows. So he put in a lovely wood fence and gate that enclosed the rest of the back garden for the kids. Only problem is one of his twins (aged 18 months) has figured out he can squeeze out under the gate, so now he has to do something like chickenwire or something on the bottom until they are a bit bigger.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Rudi on September 02, 2015, 04:09:49 PM
I want to have some sort of fencing to block off the back of my house so that I can let the kids outside and not be worried about them going around the front of the house. The problem is that we have a lawn and a drive that will both need blocked off- so there will be a step up from the drive to the lawn via a kerb.

Any ideas?

Put a wooden 5in by 5in post the lawn side of the kerbing. Attach a wooden gate to this post, which will go half way across the drive-way. Use express nails to attach a 3 inch post to the house, hang another gate from this post. Nail 1/2 inch thick wooden slats to the gates (so the wee f@ckers can't climb them)  The drive-way is now locked. Fence off the garden with posts, collars and slats.

You will need concrete to set the posts. Thats what I done, right bit of work.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on September 02, 2015, 05:11:16 PM
Was sort of hoping for links to temporary fencing. You know like them crash barriers or whatever. Seem hard to get.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 03, 2015, 09:58:03 PM
Guys thinkin of taking the family to Dublin zoo on Sunday for our 6 yr olds birthday. Problem is its the hurling final is on. Would it be better to stay out off Dublin. Will be headin down the M1 and would be hittin dublin about 3pm. Would the Zoo be far enough out so that it wouldnt be affected to badly with traffic.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gallsman on September 03, 2015, 10:01:05 PM
Guys thinkin of taking the family to Dublin zoo on Sunday for our 6 yr olds birthday. Problem is its the hurling final is on. Would it be better to stay out off Dublin. Will be headin down the M1 and would be hittin dublin about 3pm. Would the Zoo be far enough out so that it wouldnt be affected to badly with traffic.

Go round the M50 and come in from Castleknock/Blanch direction and you'll be fine. Going through Drumcondra would be a mess.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 03, 2015, 10:46:54 PM
Was sort of hoping for links to temporary fencing. You know like them crash barriers or whatever. Seem hard to get.

Are you thinking like a pool fence sort of thing like this...


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 03, 2015, 10:59:13 PM
Was sort of hoping for links to temporary fencing. You know like them crash barriers or whatever. Seem hard to get.

Are you thinking like a pool fence sort of thing like this...



You've done alright for yourself  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on September 03, 2015, 11:08:34 PM
Total necessity where gawa lives.

Surprised at the no. of trees tho gawa, looks positively lush in comparison to the central valley I know.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 03, 2015, 11:51:55 PM
Ha ha it's not mine, although I do have one. As you say a necessity here (pool & fence), especially with young kids. I have a couple of palm trees out the back. Cut down the deciduous as they were a bitch when it comes to cleaning the pool.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 04, 2015, 09:42:50 AM

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 04, 2015, 09:56:07 AM
Ha ha it's not mine, although I do have one. As you say a necessity here (pool & fence), especially with young kids. I have a couple of palm trees out the back. Cut down the deciduous as they were a bitch when it comes to cleaning the pool.
You cut down nothing! It was your Da did all the work you lazy bag of shite!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 04, 2015, 03:04:42 PM
Ha ha it's not mine, although I do have one. As you say a necessity here (pool & fence), especially with young kids. I have a couple of palm trees out the back. Cut down the deciduous as they were a bitch when it comes to cleaning the pool.
You cut down nothing! It was your Da did all the work you lazy bag of shite!

Well now smartarse that's were you're wrong. Although the oul boy cut just about everything else out, said trees had no leaves at the time so I didn't know how much of a pain in the arse they would be. He was long gone before I realized so took it upon myself, although he did buy the saw!

Anyway back on topic. What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 04, 2015, 03:23:05 PM
What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.

Mine gets up between 5.30 and 6. Not only does earlier/later times make no difference, he adjusts his waking time with the clock going forward/back so that he surfaces between 5.30 and 6. Weird.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 04, 2015, 03:38:36 PM
What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.

Mine gets up between 5.30 and 6. Not only does earlier/later times make no difference, he adjusts his waking time with the clock going forward/back so that he surfaces between 5.30 and 6. Weird.

I read somewhere that if kids get up before 6 they should be put to bed at 6.45pm. Ours go down about 7.30/7.45p and usually be asleep by 8/8.15. The 5 and 3 yr old sgare a room so there is always a bit of f**king about til they eventually fall asleep. A threat of a red arse usually suffices!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 04, 2015, 03:47:27 PM
I read somewhere

Was that the same book that told us when he was three months old that "your child should now be sleeping at least 16 hours a day" while we were lucky if he got six!?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on September 04, 2015, 03:58:23 PM
Ha ha it's not mine, although I do have one. As you say a necessity here (pool & fence), especially with young kids. I have a couple of palm trees out the back. Cut down the deciduous as they were a bitch when it comes to cleaning the pool.
You cut down nothing! It was your Da did all the work you lazy bag of shite!

Well now smartarse that's were you're wrong. Although the oul boy cut just about everything else out, said trees had no leaves at the time so I didn't know how much of a pain in the arse they would be. He was long gone before I realized so took it upon myself, although he did buy the saw!

Anyway back on topic. What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.
I've been getting my 16mth old to shout GOAL every time I ask him what do we say when Liverpool score.
Kind of backfired this morning at 4.30am when he woke us up standing up in the cot screaming GOOALLLL
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on September 04, 2015, 04:38:17 PM
I read somewhere

Was that the same book that told us when he was three months old that "your child should now be sleeping at least 16 hours a day" while we were lucky if he got six!?


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 04, 2015, 04:46:57 PM
What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.

Mine gets up between 5.30 and 6. Not only does earlier/later times make no difference, he adjusts his waking time with the clock going forward/back so that he surfaces between 5.30 and 6. Weird.

I read somewhere that if kids get up before 6 they should be put to bed at 6.45pm. Ours go down about 7.30/7.45p and usually be asleep by 8/8.15. The 5 and 3 yr old sgare a room so there is always a bit of f**king about til they eventually fall asleep. A threat of a red arse usually suffices!

That's exactly how it works in my house. Wooden spoon is always kept handy.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on September 04, 2015, 04:51:16 PM
I read somewhere

Was that the same book that told us when he was three months old that "your child should now be sleeping at least 16 hours a day" while we were lucky if he got six!?





Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on September 10, 2015, 04:15:08 PM
Ha ha it's not mine, although I do have one. As you say a necessity here (pool & fence), especially with young kids. I have a couple of palm trees out the back. Cut down the deciduous as they were a bitch when it comes to cleaning the pool.
You cut down nothing! It was your Da did all the work you lazy bag of shite!

Well now smartarse that's were you're wrong. Although the oul boy cut just about everything else out, said trees had no leaves at the time so I didn't know how much of a pain in the arse they would be. He was long gone before I realized so took it upon myself, although he did buy the saw!

Anyway back on topic. What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.
I've been getting my 16mth old to shout GOAL every time I ask him what do we say when Liverpool score.
Kind of backfired this morning at 4.30am when he woke us up standing up in the cot screaming GOOALLLL

 ;D ;D ;D

He might associate goals with bad dreams in which case, has he any Mayo blood?  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on September 11, 2015, 09:48:43 AM
What time does everyone's kids get up at? Mine are like 5.45am the wee girl is later. Don't know how to make them sleep in longer. Have sound machines, black out curtains, tried later/earlier bed times but no good.

Mine gets up between 5.30 and 6. Not only does earlier/later times make no difference, he adjusts his waking time with the clock going forward/back so that he surfaces between 5.30 and 6. Weird.

I read somewhere that if kids get up before 6 they should be put to bed at 6.45pm. Ours go down about 7.30/7.45p and usually be asleep by 8/8.15. The 5 and 3 yr old sgare a room so there is always a bit of f**king about til they eventually fall asleep. A threat of a red arse usually suffices!

No harm but it is just plain wrong to threaten your children with a "red arse".
If I knew who you were I'd call social services. I mean, who in their right mind would threaten their children with a Tirrone player.  :P
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on September 11, 2015, 06:42:01 PM
Ligthen up brick
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on October 05, 2015, 02:41:33 PM
Need to book the weenies into some Santa trail. Went to Pomeroy two years ago, excellent, and Todds Leap last year. Want to do somewhere different this year. Suggestions?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on October 05, 2015, 03:02:17 PM
Need to book the weenies into some Santa trail. Went to Pomeroy two years ago, excellent, and Todds Leap last year. Want to do somewhere different this year. Suggestions?

I'd say the Jungle outside Cookstown would be good. Heard it's very professional setup although my young one isn't that age yet.

Their fright night is beginning shortly and I think it's fantastic. Been 3 times already and it's class!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: longballin on October 05, 2015, 03:27:17 PM
Need to book the weenies into some Santa trail. Went to Pomeroy two years ago, excellent, and Todds Leap last year. Want to do somewhere different this year. Suggestions?

I'd say the Jungle outside Cookstown would be good. Heard it's very professional setup although my young one isn't that age yet.

Their fright night is beginning shortly and I think it's fantastic. Been 3 times already and it's class!!

I second that! Fright Night is brilliant... very original.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on October 10, 2015, 10:43:12 AM
Well gents, I've joined the Club. The wee one is now 5 weeks and cute a button.

Some questions. I've got a few races booked in for the next few months, need to get the longer runs in at the weekends.
Any suggestions for combining baby and running?
Thinking of getting some books to get to baby in the evenings any suggestions?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: heffo on October 10, 2015, 07:39:18 PM
Can I join as a banger? Twins enroute in March.

Is there a definitive list of essentials you need for a newborn? Don't want to go into Mothercare or wherever and come out with a million things we don't need...cheers
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on October 10, 2015, 08:13:06 PM
Can I join as a banger? Twins enroute in March.

Is there a definitive list of essentials you need for a newborn? Don't want to go into Mothercare or wherever and come out with a million things we don't need...cheers
That's going to happen anyway even with a list!!

BTW I'd recommend you go to Tony Kealys in Walkinstown and I think they have a place in in Coolock as well.
Far better than Mothercare for customer service and advice.The staff are really helpful and knowledgeable.
We have bought everything from prams to car seats from them and they are excellent.

I remember going into Mothercare to buy our first pram and when we asked the girl the difference between two prams she said ' that one is blue and black,that one is red and black'....she wasn't joking either....
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on October 10, 2015, 09:29:45 PM
Can I join as a banger? Twins enroute in March.

Is there a definitive list of essentials you need for a newborn? Don't want to go into Mothercare or wherever and come out with a million things we don't need...cheers
That's going to happen anyway even with a list!!

BTW I'd recommend you go to Tony Kealys in Walkinstown and I think they have a place in in Coolock as well.
Far better than Mothercare for customer service and advice.The staff are really helpful and knowledgeable.
We have bought everything from prams to car seats from them and they are excellent.

I remember going into Mothercare to buy our first pram and when we asked the girl the difference between two prams she said ' that one is blue and black,that one is red and black'....she wasn't joking either....

I'll second Tony Kealys. They go to some of those baby events too (not sure what exactly they're called) - we saved a few hundred on the pram alone going to that. Have twins as well.

There's a Tony Kealys in Belfast too - not sure what their prices are like in North vs South but worth checking.

And join TAMBA (Twins & Multiple Birth Association) - 5% or 10% off in Tony Kealys (among others)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on October 10, 2015, 09:35:40 PM
To be honest Tony Kealys are a little but more expensive than other places but it's worth it IMO.
We bought a SilverCross stroller and after a few weeks some of the stitching in the seat had started to come away. Brought it back and no problems they replaced it on the spot.
I'm not sure you'd get that in Mothercare to be honest.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: heffo on October 10, 2015, 10:17:49 PM
Cheers folks, will look into all of that
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on October 10, 2015, 11:50:06 PM
Lads gumtree is your friend. Forking out thousands of euro for new gear is not the way to go!!

PS. We bought a change table I'd say we've used less than 10 times and our child is 10 months. Very unnecessary!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on October 11, 2015, 12:09:11 AM
Lads gumtree is your friend. Forking out thousands of euro for new gear is not the way to go!!

PS. We bought a change table I'd say we've used less than 10 times and our child is 10 months. Very unnecessary!
I dunno,I'd only buy new. Each to their own though I suppose.
I don't agree with you about the changing table either,we use it all the time for our two.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 11, 2015, 12:16:20 AM
Lads gumtree is your friend. Forking out thousands of euro for new gear is not the way to go!!

PS. We bought a change table I'd say we've used less than 10 times and our child is 10 months. Very unnecessary!
I dunno,I'd only buy new. Each to their own though I suppose.
I don't agree with you about the changing table either,we use it all the time for our two.
Chang table? Fancy dans. The sofa/bed/floor is the ticket. Did yer mothers or grannys have a changing table?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Stall the Bailer on October 11, 2015, 08:50:25 AM
Always change them on my lap. No need for a table
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Subbie on October 11, 2015, 09:32:39 AM
Always change them on my lap. No need for a table

+1 to that, changing tables are a load of ballix.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: maggie on October 11, 2015, 02:30:32 PM
How did anyone settle on deciding names or did you wait til they were born?

Went to Tony Kealeys in Belf didn't rate it at all. Staff didn't come near us-were too busy chatting to each other and as first timers we were clueless. Mamas and Papas were much better but v expensive so went to a place called Sandras on the Shore Rd. So helpful-went through each pram. Showed us how to collapse it, put on the car seat etc. Ended up leaving over the travel system, cot and bottle maker there so would defo recommend them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: leenie on October 16, 2015, 01:26:35 PM
Eh Maggie not sure ur allowed in the daddies club?
#inequality  :o

Here's some help with names

http://www.theladbible.com/articles/couple-banned-from-naming-their-son-prince-william-but-it-s-not-the-worst-name-about


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on October 16, 2015, 02:57:55 PM
How did anyone settle on deciding names or did you wait til they were born?

Went to Tony Kealeys in Belf didn't rate it at all. Staff didn't come near us-were too busy chatting to each other and as first timers we were clueless. Mamas and Papas were much better but v expensive so went to a place called Sandras on the Shore Rd. So helpful-went through each pram. Showed us how to collapse it, put on the car seat etc. Ended up leaving over the travel system, cot and bottle maker there so would defo recommend them.

another vote for this place, been here twice before to get car seats - get a voucher through work for here. But the staff know their stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: GJL on October 16, 2015, 03:51:42 PM
Lads gumtree is your friend. Forking out thousands of euro for new gear is not the way to go!!

PS. We bought a change table I'd say we've used less than 10 times and our child is 10 months. Very unnecessary!
I dunno,I'd only buy new. Each to their own though I suppose.
I don't agree with you about the changing table either,we use it all the time for our two.
Chang table? Fancy dans. The sofa/bed/floor is the ticket. Did yer mothers or grannys have a changing table?

Just got the 3rd out of nappies a few months ago so for the first time in 8 years we have no need for nappies. We had a changing table from day one and it was brilliant, not just for changing but for all the storage on the shelves below.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on October 16, 2015, 03:56:59 PM
Lads gumtree is your friend. Forking out thousands of euro for new gear is not the way to go!!

PS. We bought a change table I'd say we've used less than 10 times and our child is 10 months. Very unnecessary!
I dunno,I'd only buy new. Each to their own though I suppose.
I don't agree with you about the changing table either,we use it all the time for our two.
Chang table? Fancy dans. The sofa/bed/floor is the ticket. Did yer mothers or grannys have a changing table?

Just got the 3rd out of nappies a few months ago so for the first time in 8 years we have no need for nappies. We had a changing table from day one and it was brilliant, not just for changing but for all the storage on the shelves below.

Same here they are handy as f**k. When you're changing in the middle of the night everything is there with in hands reach. Ye don't want to be searching all over for stuff. Is it essential? No but does make your life easier. See if any family or friends are getting rid of theirs.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: GJL on October 16, 2015, 04:05:54 PM
Lads gumtree is your friend. Forking out thousands of euro for new gear is not the way to go!!

PS. We bought a change table I'd say we've used less than 10 times and our child is 10 months. Very unnecessary!
I dunno,I'd only buy new. Each to their own though I suppose.
I don't agree with you about the changing table either,we use it all the time for our two.
Chang table? Fancy dans. The sofa/bed/floor is the ticket. Did yer mothers or grannys have a changing table?

Just got the 3rd out of nappies a few months ago so for the first time in 8 years we have no need for nappies. We had a changing table from day one and it was brilliant, not just for changing but for all the storage on the shelves below.

Same here they are handy as f**k. When you're changing in the middle of the night everything is there with in hands reach. Ye don't want to be searching all over for stuff. Is it essential? No but does make your life easier. See if any family or friends are getting rid of theirs.

Ours was a 'mamas & Papas' and we got it from my sister who had put 3 kids through it. We have just handed it on to a family friend. I cleaned it up and was like new.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Stall the Bailer on October 16, 2015, 04:19:30 PM
Don't see the need for a changing table, it's not like you can take it with you everywhere you go. Your lap on the other hand doesn't have problem. I wouldn't like to have go to a certain room (where the changing table is) every time to change a nappy. In the middle of the night the less times you need to get out of bed the better. At some point you will need to change your baby on your lap (any long car journey down country roads will make this inevitable), no harm in doing it this way all the time.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on October 16, 2015, 04:27:12 PM
It's the fact that everything is there on the changing table. We used a changing table with our two until they were too big to stay on it. It's very handy to have all the powder, wipes, nappies, etc in the proper place. No arsing around (no pun intended) looking for stuff. Unless you keep that stuff in your pocket, you have to go hunting for it to change them on your lap.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Stall the Bailer on October 16, 2015, 04:41:20 PM
But you don't need to buy a changing table to store all the stuff, any cupboard or large drawer will hold it all, even a changing bag holds it all.
A couple of nappies and a bag of wipes and tub of cream is all you need.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on October 16, 2015, 04:47:07 PM
I was the same when our first was due "why would you need a changing table" Our 3rd child is 2 and i wouldn't be without it. It keeps everything together and you can have a change of clothes etc in it. Its the one thing that has lasted over the past 6 yrs
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on October 16, 2015, 04:48:41 PM
But you don't need to buy a changing table to store all the stuff, any cupboard or large drawer will hold it all, even a changing bag holds it all.
A couple of nappies and a bag of wipes and tub of cream is all you need.

Save it for your missus.  :D

We had the table and it was the business.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on October 16, 2015, 04:54:42 PM
We don't have a changing table, a €5 travel mat from Littlewoods works great. But changing a two-year-old on your lap?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on October 16, 2015, 05:39:59 PM
When we lived back home we bought furniture from mothercare. The changing table came as part of the chest of drawers. If you need to buy furniture you may as well go for the kiddie stuff as it'll last through all your kids. We lived in a 2 story so it was upstairs then we had one of those mats that deiseach talked about downstairs.

When we moved the wife's cousin gave us their furniture. 5 kids have now been through it and it's as good as new. If you have someone who you can get it off, bite their hand off. Like I said it's not a necessity but a nice luxury to have that'll make your life that wee bit easier, which means a lot in parenthood.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on October 16, 2015, 09:05:23 PM
Lads the lap is as handy as anything get what ye need set it beside, put the young one on the lap bob's your uncle. And yup the less time outta bed during the night the better.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: OakleafCounty on November 06, 2015, 04:34:18 PM
All been well there will be a new set of twins with us in two weeks. We have a two year old boy and don't know what the twins are yet. Anyone got any tips on twins?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: muppet on November 09, 2015, 04:47:26 PM
All been well there will be a new set of twins with us in two weeks. We have a two year old boy and don't know what the twins are yet. Anyone got any tips on twins?

Jebus!

Going from 1 to 3 in one go, and then 3 under 3!!

Best of luck with it though.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on December 07, 2015, 01:59:45 PM
Want to get a good selection of books for Christmas to read to the young boy (6 months old). I've ordered a few Dr Seuss books and baby's first words type books already. Has anyone got any recommendations?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on December 07, 2015, 02:05:27 PM
Want to get a good selection of books for Christmas to read to the young boy (6 months old). I've ordered a few Dr Seuss books and baby's first words type books already. Has anyone got any recommendations?

Get a few popup books as well. Popup nursery rhymes or fairytales.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 07, 2015, 02:08:12 PM
Want to get a good selection of books for Christmas to read to the young boy (6 months old). I've ordered a few Dr Seuss books and baby's first words type books already. Has anyone got any recommendations?

Get a few popup books as well. Popup nursery rhymes or fairytales.
Aye popup books are good. Books are good not only from the obvious educational value of reading to a child, but they want to turn the pages themselves which is good for developing fine motor skills.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on December 07, 2015, 02:15:13 PM
Want to get a good selection of books for Christmas to read to the young boy (6 months old). I've ordered a few Dr Seuss books and baby's first words type books already. Has anyone got any recommendations?

Get a few popup books as well. Popup nursery rhymes or fairytales.
Aye popup books are good. Books are good not only from the obvious educational value of reading to a child, but they want to turn the pages themselves which is good for developing fine motor skills.

Aye he's started to turn the pages himself a small bit already although he's more interested in chewing the books than looking at them!

Will have a look for some pop up books on amazon here - cheers.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on December 07, 2015, 02:19:21 PM
The Usbourne touchy-feely books are great.
My two loved them.

http://www.usborne.com/catalogue/subject/0~B~BS/touchy-feely-books.aspx
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on December 07, 2015, 03:06:17 PM
any advice on reflux? wee one has especially bad in the mornings. tired gavison - no use
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on December 07, 2015, 03:08:45 PM
Have you tried Gripe water?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on December 07, 2015, 03:30:53 PM
No LL, any good?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Rudi on December 07, 2015, 03:31:32 PM
any advice on reflux? wee one has especially bad in the mornings. tired gavison - no use

Change the diet, possibly lactose intolerant. Can get lactose free formula.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on December 07, 2015, 03:35:50 PM
Thanks Rudi. It's odd she takes a bottle no problem, but goes mad when on the boop.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on December 07, 2015, 03:37:10 PM
No LL, any good?
Worked for my lads.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on December 07, 2015, 05:06:29 PM
No LL, any good?
Worked for my lads.

Is that what they're calling it in Laois these days? 'Gripe water'. Right.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on December 07, 2015, 05:13:35 PM
No LL, any good?
Worked for my lads.

Is that what they're calling it in Laois these days? 'Gripe water'. Right.
Huh?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on December 07, 2015, 05:15:12 PM
I'd say you hit the 'gripe water' after the Newcastle result. Am I right?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: annapr on December 07, 2015, 05:34:57 PM
Gripe water can be good. Have you tried Milk of magnesia?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on December 08, 2015, 08:48:56 AM
Infacol might be worth a shot as well.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: finbar o tool on December 08, 2015, 09:36:56 AM
get 'Enfamil', formula. goes down normal but thickens a bit in the stomach making it harder to come back up. we had to put our lad on this stuff, worked.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trueblue1234 on December 08, 2015, 10:52:34 AM
Want to get a good selection of books for Christmas to read to the young boy (6 months old). I've ordered a few Dr Seuss books and baby's first words type books already. Has anyone got any recommendations?

These guys are very good value for books. We've bought right few from them. We are getting for an older child, but I'm sure they've something for that age group as well.

(Edit Might be better if I add the link!!)

http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_home_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on December 08, 2015, 11:28:16 AM
get 'Enfamil', formula. goes down normal but thickens a bit in the stomach making it harder to come back up. we had to put our lad on this stuff, worked.

I think Gaviscon does the same thing (thickens the milk in the stomach rather than in the bottle). That didn't work for us so we tried Carobel which thickens the milk in the bottle. It worked a treat
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: oakleaflad on December 08, 2015, 11:33:46 AM
get 'Enfamil', formula. goes down normal but thickens a bit in the stomach making it harder to come back up. we had to put our lad on this stuff, worked.

I think Gaviscon does the same thing (thickens the milk in the stomach rather than in the bottle). That didn't work for us so we tried Carobel which thickens the milk in the bottle. It worked a treat
Carobel worked a treat for my lad as well, would recommend giving it a try.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on December 08, 2015, 05:54:22 PM
any advice on reflux? wee one has especially bad in the mornings. tired gavison - no use

Change the diet, possibly lactose intolerant. Can get lactose free formula.

Our youngest was/is lactose intolerant. Cut the whole dairy out of her diet and sorted it out.

The wife was feeding her at the time, so she had to do the same...wicked as a wasp didn't cover the half of it
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: deiseach on December 18, 2015, 04:44:53 PM
I bumped into an old school friend yesterday and we got to talking about our kids. He has two young girls and he was quite clear that he wouldn't mind another one. Knowing him as I did, I thought "they're never going to play for the county team, are they?" Then I thought that my one might. Then I felt bad for thinking that.

Am I a bad person?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on December 20, 2015, 05:37:49 AM
I bumped into an old school friend yesterday and we got to talking about our kids. He has two young girls and he was quite clear that he wouldn't mind another one. Knowing him as I did, I thought "they're never going to play for the county team, are they?" Then I thought that my one might. Then I felt bad for thinking that.

Am I a bad person?

No one let you know what they think Deis?

I'd probably think that its a matter for yourself and your own conscience, but perhaps since your asking it in the first place says your having bother with it.

But then if you just thought it what can u really do? Do we have the ability to control how our inner monologue comes at us?

Some tho would actually say that we do, and if you have developed a more cynical mindset you might be more predisposed to think negative thoughts of others......

Not trying to slight you of course in anyway Deis, as i said ultimately its a question for yourself
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on December 26, 2015, 12:32:58 AM
Wife on night duty and have a 2 year old vomiting round the place. Never seen it to fail yet. Happy Christmas 😞
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: giveherlong on January 16, 2016, 09:57:29 PM
Anyone know if the Maxi Cosi Isofix bases are universal to all maxi cosi models?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: macdanger2 on January 17, 2016, 01:57:10 AM
Anyone know if the Maxi Cosi Isofix bases are universal to all maxi cosi models?

Almost certain they're not, they might do one or two seats but not all. Complete joke tbh
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on January 17, 2016, 07:52:42 AM
Anyone know if the Maxi Cosi Isofix bases are universal to all maxi cosi models?

Almost certain they're not, they might do one or two seats but not all. Complete joke tbh

I think you're right. There's cabriofix and familyfix. I can't remember which models fit each base though
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on January 18, 2016, 10:44:46 AM
The new one is growing well.

Starting to think about the next size up in car seats.

Research i've read shows that rear facing car seats are safer. Mrs GM and I are leaning this way, anyone experiences of these yokes?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: FermGael on January 18, 2016, 10:52:10 AM
car seats laws change from this year.

http://www.madeformums.com/reviews-and-shopping/shopping-guides/guide-to-child-car-seat-laws-and-safety/36136.html (http://www.madeformums.com/reviews-and-shopping/shopping-guides/guide-to-child-car-seat-laws-and-safety/36136.html)
 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: guy crouchback on January 18, 2016, 12:27:14 PM
The new one is growing well.

Starting to think about the next size up in car seats.

Research i've read shows that rear facing car seats are safer. Mrs GM and I are leaning this way, anyone experiences of these yokes?

well if you are moving from the baby seat to the next level up then I'm not sure they come in a rear facing option, even if they do i wouldn't fancy it as the poor kid will be facing the seat as opposed to facing forward. now obviously this makes no difference to a baby but id say it would drive a toddler daft.

by the time they are 2-3 they love chatting and looking at everything that is passing and talking about it unfortunatly driving becomes a very interactive experience, id say facing the other direction then the front seat passengers would be very frustrating for the child.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on January 18, 2016, 12:50:21 PM
I thought but if they don't know any different shouldn't adversely affect things to much
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Don Johnson on March 23, 2016, 11:21:26 AM
New daddy checking in here. Wee one was five weeks old there yesterday. The sleepless nights are hard getting used to but tbf she does the bulk of it if I am working the next day which is fair I think!

Where would be good to go on Easter Sunday for a drive or something with the child?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: square_ball on March 23, 2016, 11:33:43 AM
New daddy checking in here. Wee one was five weeks old there yesterday. The sleepless nights are hard getting used to but tbf she does the bulk of it if I am working the next day which is fair I think!

Where would be good to go on Easter Sunday for a drive or something with the child?

Nowhere!! In my experience of having an 8 month old in the house so far are those first few weeks and months your constantly looking at the clock checking for the next bottle. We aren't so bad now with the spoon feeds and a bit more spacing between the bottles. But definitely in those first few weeks it was a case of getting the bottle down her and before you knew it it was time for another bottle. We did take her out but just be well prepared and stocked up!!

Yeah thats the way we worked it with my woman doing most of the night feeds during the week and then I would do my bit over the weekends. Those first few months are testing but we are lucky (?) in that the child is now sleeping all through the night and has been for 5 months.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Don Johnson on March 23, 2016, 12:29:41 PM
I know what you mean, you are constantly waiting for the next squealing match for a bottle! Our wee one sometimes wakes up half an hour after draining a bottle biting the hand off herself as if she is hungry again, and she couldn't be so quickly after taking 5 or 6 ounces.

It's mental though just any time you want to leave the house, the preparation now that goes into getting her ready, making sure she is fed, everything in the car, nappy bag stocked, bottles ready just in case.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: pullhard on March 23, 2016, 12:35:32 PM
New daddy checking in here. Wee one was five weeks old there yesterday. The sleepless nights are hard getting used to but tbf she does the bulk of it if I am working the next day which is fair I think!

Where would be good to go on Easter Sunday for a drive or something with the child?

We started self soothing around 5/6 weeks, just shhhh-ing the wee one when she awoke at night instead of lifting her, after a few weeks she got the hang off it and generally has been sleeping though ever since. amazing!

The nipper has been teething for a months but nothing has broken through yet, she crews on anything! Any time during this she gets are really sore butt. why?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: guy crouchback on March 23, 2016, 12:37:46 PM
in many ways that age is the easiest to bring them out and about, they just sit there sleeping, and a bottle will usually shut them up, don't go too far from home just in case, driving puts most of them to sleep so bottle at home into the car for a spin then head to a pub or restaurant for a meal for yourselves and if needs be a bottle for the baby then if the wheels haven't come off by then a bit of walk.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: giveherlong on June 29, 2016, 10:01:05 AM
Any recommendations for brand/type of baby monitor?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: No wides on June 29, 2016, 10:51:50 AM
Any recommendations for brand/type of baby monitor?

What ever you get keep on lowest setting, babies make a tonne of noise through the night.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on June 29, 2016, 10:53:02 AM
Any recommendations for brand/type of baby monitor?

What ever you get keep on lowest setting, babies make a tonne of noise through the night.

Yeah don't be getting up unless they start crying otherwise you'd be up all night!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: front of the mountain on June 29, 2016, 10:56:36 AM
Do a bit of research on the radiation they give off before purchasing....
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: guy crouchback on June 29, 2016, 02:29:50 PM
Any recommendations for brand/type of baby monitor?

angel care ones are good but pricey, i bought a cheap one in tesco as well for when we were in the in laws to be honest its shite it does the job but its like a cb radio.
 
the angel care ones come with  sensor mat but unless you have a particular reason to use it i wouldn't bother with it as thy tend to go off occasionally and frighten the life out of you.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on June 29, 2016, 06:46:37 PM
Bought a Philips one. Don't use anymore but worked without a bother for 4 years. Think it was €110
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on June 30, 2016, 08:19:39 AM
Lads - wee one is just over 7weeks today. Work was going well as I was able to work a few days from home which meant I could help sort the 2 older boys out till the OH got herself and little one sorted. Got word this week that the working from home has been stopped in my area  >:( but now looking into other options so I can be at home a bit more.
Option 1 - go part-time i.e. 3-4 days a week.
Option 2 - shared paternity leave. Now the OH is a childminder and hasn't taken any maternity (took 4 weeks holidays and then back at it, thankfully the baby is great for us), but do any of you have any experience of this? Would I be able to use this option to take 1-2 days leave/week or do you have to use it weekly blocks?
I'm going to chat with HR today but thought I'd ask here as well.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on June 30, 2016, 09:08:31 AM
Do a bit of research on the radiation they give off before purchasing....

To be sold in the EU, it must have a CE certification and as its a RF transmitter needs to also have R&TTE Certification, also to EU specification.

Unless you're buying from Ali express, then you should be fine.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: No wides on June 30, 2016, 09:08:46 AM
Back in the day you had to do it in blocks - not sure what the current legislation is, though I would be more inclined to find out from HR why working from home has been stopped!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: doodaa on June 30, 2016, 11:40:47 AM
Do a bit of research on the radiation they give off before purchasing....

To be sold in the EU, it must have a CE certification and as its a RF transmitter needs to also have R&TTE Certification, also to EU specification.

Unless you're buying from Ali express, then you should be fine.

Not sure if this is common knowledge but there are two CE marks;

The legitimate CE stamp for quality and
CE China Export (not a quality marking, just a sneaky way of fooling the man on the street)

There is a slight difference in the spacings of the C & E that is the giveaway.

https://qualityinspection.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/CE_mark.png
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on June 30, 2016, 03:32:21 PM
Back in the day you had to do it in blocks - not sure what the current legislation is, though I would be more inclined to find out from HR why working from home has been stopped!
Same old story few boys taking the piss out of it, kills it for the rest of us.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on July 01, 2016, 10:47:09 PM
Number 2 due on 12th of July. Hoping the Mrs manages to miss that particular date.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 01, 2016, 11:15:55 PM
Number 2 due on 12th of July. Hoping the Mrs manages to miss that particular date.
You a big parade on? If it's a boy you can name him James or Liam.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 01, 2016, 11:37:47 PM
Number 2 due on 12th of July. Hoping the Mrs manages to miss that particular date.
You a big parade on? If it's a boy you can name him James or Liam.

Sasha if its a girl maybe?

Like the pic Tony BTW "Im telling you nobody f**ks with the Jesus"
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on July 01, 2016, 11:45:22 PM
Number 2 due on 12th of July. Hoping the Mrs manages to miss that particular date.
You a big parade on? If it's a boy you can name him James or Liam.

Was thinking William. Wouldn't miss the parade... even for the birth of my child!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 02, 2016, 12:02:28 AM

come to think of it wasnt Jesus's partner Liam?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: grounded on July 02, 2016, 08:59:26 PM
Baby girl this morning. First child. The most nerve wrecking, terrifying, exhausting but ultimately brilliant experience I've ever had. I've a head on me like a bag of cats but I can't take my eyes of this most beautiful creation sleeping in my arms.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 02, 2016, 09:03:18 PM
Baby girl this morning. First child. The most nerve wrecking, terrifying, exhausting but ultimately brilliant experience I've ever had. I've a head on me like a bag of cats but I can't take my eyes of this most beautiful creation sleeping in my arms.
Congrats.
Enjoy these moments.... You'll be a sleep deprived zombie in a matter of days!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 02, 2016, 09:07:54 PM
Baby girl this morning. First child. The most nerve wrecking, terrifying, exhausting but ultimately brilliant experience I've ever had. I've a head on me like a bag of cats but I can't take my eyes of this most beautiful creation sleeping in my arms.
Congrats. Craic starts now!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 02, 2016, 11:08:09 PM
Happy for u tony. The fun starts now boyo
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on July 13, 2016, 08:15:39 AM
Number 2 due on 12th of July. Hoping the Mrs manages to miss that particular date.

Number 2 born bang on due date. Apparently less than 5% of babies are born on their due date, but my wee fella just had to pick the 12th of July. The important thing is though that he's a healthy little boy! Craic starts now!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Under Lights on July 13, 2016, 09:33:54 AM
Congrats. Number two is a game changer.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on July 13, 2016, 11:36:30 AM
Good stuff BH.

Had number 2 a few weeks ago along with our 18 month old. . . the workload has quadrupled in that time. It's mental but sure I wouldn't change it!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 13, 2016, 12:24:00 PM
One is like having a dog as a pet, two is like running a Zoo.
It's only when you have the 2nd you realise how easy it is only having 1.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Estimator on July 13, 2016, 01:08:11 PM
When we had our second we were told by a number of others that "two was easier than one" Not sure how anyone could possibly come to that conclusion. With one child we could apply a zonal marking technique. With two we have to do a man marking role, which depending on what child is behaving can be an easy job or you can be destroyed.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on July 13, 2016, 01:39:27 PM
Number 4 due in 2 weeks. It gona be fun. Congrats BH
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 13, 2016, 02:08:07 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 13, 2016, 03:00:12 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
:O Yikes what age are the other 3?

Is that due at 40weeks? If so is there not a good chance she'll pop anytime?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 13, 2016, 03:18:03 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
:O Yikes what age are the other 3?

Is that due at 40weeks? If so is there not a good chance she'll pop anytime?

Nah she's 34 weeks now, so they're only letting her go to 37 weeks!

The other three are 10, 7 and 3.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 13, 2016, 03:28:09 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
:O Yikes what age are the other 3?

Is that due at 40weeks? If so is there not a good chance she'll pop anytime?

Nah she's 34 weeks now, so they're only letting her go to 37 weeks!

The other three are 10, 7 and 3.
You'll need to swap the car for a Hiace van.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnneycool on July 13, 2016, 03:40:56 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
:O Yikes what age are the other 3?

Is that due at 40weeks? If so is there not a good chance she'll pop anytime?

Nah she's 34 weeks now, so they're only letting her go to 37 weeks!

The other three are 10, 7 and 3.
You'll need to swap the car for a Hiace van.

Bought a transit and putting two benches down the sides of it. The wife wants more windows, but that's a luxury we can do without.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 13, 2016, 07:58:04 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D

Jaysus, I have 3 now and am done. Couldn't think of having another. The youngest is 2 and we are just getting some resemblance of a life back now.

Best of luck.

That reminds me I need to call the Dr to get a bit of work done!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 13, 2016, 08:01:44 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
:O Yikes what age are the other 3?

Is that due at 40weeks? If so is there not a good chance she'll pop anytime?

Nah she's 34 weeks now, so they're only letting her go to 37 weeks!

The other three are 10, 7 and 3.
You'll need to swap the car for a Hiace van.

Bought a transit and putting two benches down the sides of it. The wife wants more windows, but that's a luxury we can do without.
That's the modern woman for you. If you check he car boot sales you might get an oul sofa for the back.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 13, 2016, 08:47:18 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D
:O Yikes what age are the other 3?

Is that due at 40weeks? If so is there not a good chance she'll pop anytime?

Nah she's 34 weeks now, so they're only letting her go to 37 weeks!

The other three are 10, 7 and 3.
You'll need to swap the car for a Hiace van.

Bought a transit and putting two benches down the sides of it. The wife wants more windows, but that's a luxury we can do without.
That's the modern woman for you. If you check he car boot sales you might get an oul sofa for the back.
What about a Hi lux with a few bales of straw they'll get all the fresh air they want
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 13, 2016, 08:51:22 PM
Numbers 4 and 5 due in three weeks time, just when I thought I was getting some form of life back   ;D ;D

Jaysus, I have 3 now and am done. Couldn't think of having another. The youngest is 2 and we are just getting some resemblance of a life back now.

Best of luck.

That reminds me I need to call the Dr to get a bit of work done!


Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: grounded on December 24, 2016, 12:11:35 PM
Number 2 due on 12th of July. Hoping the Mrs manages to miss that particular date.

Number 2 born bang on due date. Apparently less than 5% of babies are born on their due date, but my wee fella just had to pick the 12th of July. The important thing is though that he's a healthy little boy! Craic starts now!

Well Benny just reading back over this thread and can't believe that it is has been almost 6 months!!  How have you been getting on? Anyway best of Christmas wishes to you and all the other dad's on here!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on February 20, 2017, 05:30:35 PM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on February 20, 2017, 08:34:22 PM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.

Congrats LL!!

Is anyone elses place a feckin 'mad house'?? Have a 2, 4 & 6 yr old and itchy and scratchy wouldn't have a look in...if it's not the 4 & 6 year old, it's the 2 & 4 yr old...can't leave them for a minute. We try to limit electronics but sometimes it's the only way to get stuff done.

6 yr old is a sensitive buck, can't for the life of me get him to learn to ride a bike without stabilizers. He just won't do it. Is it a 'he'll just do it in his own time' thing or anyone else have a technique? I know he's only 6 and I shouldn't be judging him against others but I don't want him to be the only one not riding his bike.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: snoopdog on February 20, 2017, 08:47:02 PM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.
Have a look here Laoislad. Expensive but might save you changing car.https://multimac.co.uk/home.
I have 3 but went for a 2nd hand santa fe 7 seater. Put the 6 yr old in the very back seats and the 2 wee ones in the normal back. I find when all 3 are in the one row together they fight.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: No wides on February 20, 2017, 08:51:02 PM
Has the adopted yank not been on here yet telling you they are all spoilt wee shites?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on February 20, 2017, 11:28:35 PM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.

Congrats LL!!

Is anyone elses place a feckin 'mad house'?? Have a 2, 4 & 6 yr old and itchy and scratchy wouldn't have a look in...if it's not the 4 & 6 year old, it's the 2 & 4 yr old...can't leave them for a minute. We try to limit electronics but sometimes it's the only way to get stuff done.

6 yr old is a sensitive buck, can't for the life of me get him to learn to ride a bike without stabilizers. He just won't do it. Is it a 'he'll just do it in his own time' thing or anyone else have a technique? I know he's only 6 and I shouldn't be judging him against others but I don't want him to be the only one not riding his bike.

Yep my house is the same. My 3 & 5 yr olds never stop fighting. The 3 yr old will go lookin the fight every time the we bugger.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on February 21, 2017, 06:29:41 AM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.
Have a look here Laoislad. Expensive but might save you changing car.https://multimac.co.uk/home.
I have 3 but went for a 2nd hand santa fe 7 seater. Put the 6 yr old in the very back seats and the 2 wee ones in the normal back. I find when all 3 are in the one row together they fight.
I've seen those multimacs alright but the wife's car needs changing anyway.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: OakleafCounty on February 21, 2017, 08:12:06 AM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.

Congrats LL!!

Is anyone elses place a feckin 'mad house'?? Have a 2, 4 & 6 yr old and itchy and scratchy wouldn't have a look in...if it's not the 4 & 6 year old, it's the 2 & 4 yr old...can't leave them for a minute. We try to limit electronics but sometimes it's the only way to get stuff done.

6 yr old is a sensitive buck, can't for the life of me get him to learn to ride a bike without stabilizers. He just won't do it. Is it a 'he'll just do it in his own time' thing or anyone else have a technique? I know he's only 6 and I shouldn't be judging him against others but I don't want him to be the only one not riding his bike.

Mine aren't that age yet but I'm intending to take them to a park with a grass hill that isn't steep. Have them well padded and send them down it without their feet touching the pedals. It will help them learn how to balance. When they master balancing they can then try to pedal. Theres a good Youtube video of it somewhere.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on February 21, 2017, 08:16:46 AM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.

Congrats LL!!

Is anyone elses place a feckin 'mad house'?? Have a 2, 4 & 6 yr old and itchy and scratchy wouldn't have a look in...if it's not the 4 & 6 year old, it's the 2 & 4 yr old...can't leave them for a minute. We try to limit electronics but sometimes it's the only way to get stuff done.

6 yr old is a sensitive buck, can't for the life of me get him to learn to ride a bike without stabilizers. He just won't do it. Is it a 'he'll just do it in his own time' thing or anyone else have a technique? I know he's only 6 and I shouldn't be judging him against others but I don't want him to be the only one not riding his bike.

This made me laugh - we've a 7, 4 and 9 month old now when the 7 and 4 yr old get along they are the best but lately I just feel like I'm refereeing a constant fight between the 2 of them. 7 year old has got unreal for taunting. So I sympathise with you and any other parent I chat to have the same story, so you are not alone.

For riding the bike without stabilizers, we purchased a couple of balance bikes and the now 4 year old was whizzing around on them no bother so last summer I put him on a bike with no stabilizers gave him a push off and away he went - hasn't looked back. I'd recommend the balance bike to anyone saves the hassle with stabilizers. Perseverance/encouragement is the key to getting your 6 year old of stabilizers. Hold the seat and let him feel ye holding him up while he pedals away, prepare for a sore back and a bit of running and repeat don't stop pedalling :-) good times!!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Iceman on February 21, 2017, 03:41:34 PM
we put all the kids on stabilizers to get used to pedaling and pedaling fast. then its balance bike until they're gliding and engaging the core muscles for balance then its back on a bike and away they go...i dont even think theyve fallen in the process...
we have 5 now and its no real different than when we had 3 or 4
its all perspective - once you're outnumbered you're outnumbered. We've learned to live on hardly any sleep for now and if you don't let them go buck mad and manage your house with some tighter rules everyone works great together - we find limiting electronics and getting them outside helps a lot by the evening time. Nothing like running about the back garden with a ball or a day at the beach to exhaust them!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Donagh on February 21, 2017, 05:44:51 PM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.

Congrats LL!!

Is anyone elses place a feckin 'mad house'?? Have a 2, 4 & 6 yr old and itchy and scratchy wouldn't have a look in...if it's not the 4 & 6 year old, it's the 2 & 4 yr old...can't leave them for a minute. We try to limit electronics but sometimes it's the only way to get stuff done.

6 yr old is a sensitive buck, can't for the life of me get him to learn to ride a bike without stabilizers. He just won't do it. Is it a 'he'll just do it in his own time' thing or anyone else have a technique? I know he's only 6 and I shouldn't be judging him against others but I don't want him to be the only one not riding his bike.

We have six now, 7,6,4,3,2 and a few months. We ended up scrapping screens and video games a while back. Their behaviour after being slumped in front of a box for an hour or two was too much to tolerate. They all became lazy, mean, complaining little teenagers. Now they get a movie on a Saturday evening and maybe a Sunday if it's raining. Behaviour has been much better ever since.

With a larger family they all have their allies and enemies depending on which siblings are around. They'll all be angelic on their own or in single pairs but if they're all together the 7&6 and 4&3 year olds will tease constantly and be mean to each other. It tends to be the older ones trying to assert themselves. I think we make the mistake of treating them all equally - like older pair do everything together, same school, same football & hurling team, same music lessons, so the older one in particular doesn't really get a chance to 'be the oldest'. I think he tries to express that by trying to boss the other one around. Trick is just to notice the signs before he goes off on a 4 hour sulk after being told off for annoying the others. Usually worse in the evenings after a school day, so tiredness a lot to do with it as well.

As mentioned the balance bikes are good advice. We got one for the third oldest, let her fly around on it for a bit and went straight onto a bike without any bother. Her little bother was the same. The 2 year old is onto it now.   
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Donagh on February 21, 2017, 06:00:50 PM
Number 3 is on the way in a few months.
Gonna have to change the wife's car and buy a car that will take 3 car seats.
Not much choice out there really. Leaning towards the 5008 or the Grand Scenic.
What did anyone here in the same situation buy? Would rather just get her a Passat or A4 but everyone tells me you won't fit 3 seats in them.

I had a Passat when we had three car seats, depends on the size of the seats. You might not get three 5-point seats in the back but we normally move them into a 3-point seat when they were about 3 or so anyway. The Passat will easily take two 5-points and a 3-point in the back (has an integrated booster seat as well) and another 5-point in the front passenger - can switch the air bag off for the rear facing seats. When the wife was driving on her own she always preferred the youngest in the front passenger anyway so she could stick a dummy in when needed.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: ONeill on February 21, 2017, 08:44:05 PM


We have six now, 7,6,4,3,2 and a few months. We ended up scrapping screens and video games a while back. Their behaviour after being slumped in front of a box for an hour or two was too much to tolerate. They all became lazy, mean, complaining little teenagers. Now they get a movie on a Saturday evening and maybe a Sunday if it's raining. Behaviour has been much better ever since.



Holy smokes.

Were neither of you in the form for it 5 years ago?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: seafoid on February 21, 2017, 09:43:37 PM
The Uncle books by JP Martin are great bedtime story material for 7 /8 year olds
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: J70 on February 22, 2017, 10:22:17 PM
we put all the kids on stabilizers to get used to pedaling and pedaling fast. then its balance bike until they're gliding and engaging the core muscles for balance then its back on a bike and away they go...i dont even think theyve fallen in the process...
we have 5 now and its no real different than when we had 3 or 4
its all perspective - once you're outnumbered you're outnumbered. We've learned to live on hardly any sleep for now and if you don't let them go buck mad and manage your house with some tighter rules everyone works great together - we find limiting electronics and getting them outside helps a lot by the evening time. Nothing like running about the back garden with a ball or a day at the beach to exhaust them!

May try that approach with my young lad. He had started on the stabilizer set up before the winter, so once we get him back out and well used to the paddling, I'll see if a balance bike would help.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: dec on February 22, 2017, 10:46:15 PM
With my two I unscrewed the pedals from the bike and let them do a few days on that as a balance bike.

If you can find somewhere with a very gentle slope it allows them to learn how to balance while coasting down the slope.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on February 23, 2017, 05:35:41 AM
Cheers for the advice...he has a balance bike and can fly around on it (even though it's far too small now) but it's a kicking and screaming match to get him on the bike...he'll just do the falling in stages crap, start whinging and at that stage it's impossible to refocus him, so he gets his way and acts as an enforcer.

Out of ideas...might have the brother try with him when he's over. It might even take his wee brother to do it first (which isn't too far away) before he realizes it
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hereiam on April 06, 2017, 03:45:32 PM
Lads in the market for a 7 seater as i get strange looks pulling up with 4 kids me and the wife all squeezed into the ole Audi.

Have been looking at the S-Max,
anyone have one are they any good,
whats the build quality like
anything to look of for

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Iceman on April 06, 2017, 03:58:30 PM
I would go for a people carrier like the VW
More boot room than any of them, real seats, plenty of storage throughout the vehicle and more comfort than squeezing in to any kind of crossover or expanded suv
once you get passed the stigma of having one in your own head you'll not regret it
Title: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: offtheground on April 07, 2017, 12:13:04 PM
Can anyone recommend some good bedtime story books with Irish myths and legends? The Julia Donaldson books are absolutely great, but I'd love to introduce a some Irish stories about Cuchulain or Queen Medb etc.
I've searched Amazon, but the ones on there aren't great - not very well Illustrated.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Iceman on April 07, 2017, 02:20:26 PM
theres some great audio on youtube if you do a search  -my youngest boys love hearing about finn mccool
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Fuzzman on April 07, 2017, 02:30:24 PM
Yeah we have an S-Max 2.0 TD. Great car with loads of room though the two seats in the boot don't have much leg room for an adult.
When you put down all the back seats it's like a wee van and I've managed to get loads of stuff in there including a 13 foot trampoline.

Haven't had much trouble with it except for a flywheel which was covered under the 2 year warranty
I bought it over in England back in 2012.
Had to cover the inside alarm sensors with tape as every time I left the kids in the car to pop into the shop the alarm would go off.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Don Johnson on April 10, 2017, 01:32:01 PM
Anything decent happening in the North to bring a 15 month old to on Sunday or Tues/Wed next week?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gallsman on April 10, 2017, 02:05:58 PM
Anything decent happening in the North to bring a 15 month old to on Sunday or Tues/Wed next week?

You could probably find a parade or two to go to...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: FermGael on April 10, 2017, 05:29:45 PM
Yeah we have an S-Max 2.0 TD. Great car with loads of room though the two seats in the boot don't have much leg room for an adult.
When you put down all the back seats it's like a wee van and I've managed to get loads of stuff in there including a 13 foot trampoline.

Haven't had much trouble with it except for a flywheel which was covered under the 2 year warranty
I bought it over in England back in 2012.
Had to cover the inside alarm sensors with tape as every time I left the kids in the car to pop into the shop the alarm would go off.

Fuzzman did you buy the car yourself or did you get somebody to source one and bring it over ?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Fuzzman on May 26, 2017, 12:33:04 PM
Sorry I didn't see your post FermGael til now.
I went over myself having found it on Autotrader. Flew over to Bristol and got train and taxi to the garage.
Have done that a few times now. Still a good bit cheaper even after paying the VRT.

Terrible news this morning about that poor baby that died in the car yesterday.
The poor dad was going to his work and was meant to drop the baby off to the creche but got distracted with a phone call and so forgot completely about the baby being in the car.

It's gonna be very tough for him to live with that and his wife will probably never really trust him if they have any other kids now. The couple only got married last year so hopefully they will be able to have more kids in the future.

I remember a week after having our first, I was in the shops and I left him for a minute in the buggy and I nearly walked off without him as not being used to having a kid.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: macdanger2 on May 26, 2017, 04:31:24 PM
Sorry I didn't see your post FermGael til now.
I went over myself having found it on Autotrader. Flew over to Bristol and got train and taxi to the garage.
Have done that a few times now. Still a good bit cheaper even after paying the VRT.

Terrible news this morning about that poor baby that died in the car yesterday.
The poor dad was going to his work and was meant to drop the baby off to the creche but got distracted with a phone call and so forgot completely about the baby being in the car.

It's gonna be very tough for him to live with that and his wife will probably never really trust him if they have any other kids now. The couple only got married last year so hopefully they will be able to have more kids in the future.

I remember a week after having our first, I was in the shops and I left him for a minute in the buggy and I nearly walked off without him as not being used to having a kid.

Yeah, desperately sad story. Could easily happen to you. If it had been a different day, the child probably would have been fine
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on May 27, 2017, 07:20:24 AM
Feck me that's truly awful... No way my wife would forgive me for something like that and to be truthful I'd find it very difficult not to put an end to things
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on August 30, 2017, 05:13:24 PM
3rd boy born this morning.
Only 2 more needed for the 5 a side team.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dire Ear on August 30, 2017, 05:20:10 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: tbrick18 on August 30, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
Congrats laoislad!
3 boys....Mrs. laoislad will be pleased. Ye may keep going till you get that girl.

We had our 6th last December. I'm still suffering from shock.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Denn Forever on August 30, 2017, 05:39:35 PM
Congrats Mrs laoislad.

Liverpool to go to a back-three.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 30, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
Congrats Laoislad, no sissy Mickey there...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: AZOffaly on August 30, 2017, 06:36:27 PM
Congrats Laoislad. Fair play to ye!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on August 30, 2017, 07:00:25 PM
Congrats indeed. What age is Eoin now?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on August 30, 2017, 07:01:17 PM
Congrats indeed. What age is Eoin now?
He will be 6 in December. Today was actually his first day of school so it was a busy day!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Ball Hopper on August 30, 2017, 07:20:54 PM
Congrats to both.  The New Year's Eve party must have been good...did Liverpool win that day as well?

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gerrykeegan on August 30, 2017, 07:58:01 PM
Congrats LL. That's a lot of Dubs in the house now, you might as well except defeat.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 30, 2017, 08:03:14 PM
3rd boy born this morning.
Only 2 more needed for the 5 a side team.
Congrats. Give the missus a break now.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BenDover on August 31, 2017, 02:16:48 PM
3rd boy born this morning.
Only 2 more needed for the 5 a side team.
Congrats - prepare yourselves now for the endless prodding at going for a girl.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: heffo on August 31, 2017, 08:21:29 PM
Congrats LL!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 31, 2017, 08:32:42 PM
3rd boy born this morning.
Only 2 more needed for the 5 a side team.
Congrats - prepare yourselves now for the endless prodding at going for a girl.
It was the endless prodding that resulted in 3 boys!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on December 16, 2017, 01:02:56 PM
I'm now only half in this club folks. Just became a Granda
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Subbie on December 17, 2017, 07:53:44 PM
I'm now only half in this club folks. Just became a Granda

Good man Dougal!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on December 18, 2017, 07:40:50 AM
Thanks for that
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 10, 2018, 02:33:22 PM
Grandson staying with us for a few weeks. He's now 10 weeks old. Class
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Rois on February 10, 2018, 02:40:31 PM
Grandson staying with us for a few weeks. He's now 10 weeks old. Class
My dad quickly became my nephew's favourite person. He brings my dad to the main road beside my folks' house so they can wave at lorries who honk back. Just lovely to see a 2yr old and a 71 yr old get so much craic from each other! Enjoy Dougal.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 10, 2018, 02:43:16 PM
Nice story Rois.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: David McKeown on February 10, 2018, 07:58:53 PM
Wife gave birth to our first at the end of October. At the time we were renovating house and living with the inlaws. Moved into our house Christmas Eve then found out paint wasn't safe for the baby so my wife and daughter had to move out for over a month. Only back in last week so only now actually feeling like I'm in this club.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 10, 2018, 08:34:51 PM
Welcome on board. Enjoy every minute of it. They grow up so quickly
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on February 10, 2018, 08:45:36 PM
Welcome on board. Enjoy every minute of it. They grow up so quickly

Everyone always says this. Not true. Takes them ages.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Avondhu star on February 10, 2018, 10:54:18 PM
Welcome on board. Enjoy every minute of it. They grow up so quickly

Everyone always says this. Not true. Takes them ages.
Time passes at the same rate for everyone.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 11, 2018, 01:12:07 AM
Have either of you got children?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on February 11, 2018, 01:17:12 AM
Indeed I do.  Have you?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 11, 2018, 01:25:01 AM
Yup and a grandson who's just 10 weeks old and staying with us for a few days while his parents take a well earned break. Seems like his dad was born only yesterday. What age are your kids?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on February 11, 2018, 01:34:45 AM
Officially, he's two.  But he's been around for at least ten years as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 11, 2018, 01:40:23 AM
Indeed. Come back when he's 22 and tell me how long it seems he's been around then.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on February 11, 2018, 01:42:50 AM
Frankly, I don't think I'll make it till then.  But if I do, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 11, 2018, 01:55:15 AM
It gets easier I promise you. Look forward to hearing from you in 2028. Me, I'm looking forward to my grandson representing our Club in the 2031 Feile. I'll be 71 then
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: JimStynes on February 12, 2018, 01:21:11 PM
Lads in clinging to hope and praying for a miracle. Has anyone heard anything like this before and if there is a chance for the baby to live. I’m copying and pasting from a text message so it might not make sense:

We were seen by the consultant again this morning and scanned again. Both twins still had heartbeats. Top twin is still fine, bottom twin still surviving but with all of it's amniotic fluid gone from the sac (PROM) it's getting squashed, no room to develop so will be abnormal and will die. Cervix was slightly open the other day but hasn’t changed since then and not bleeding much at all.

Just home, we'll be back in every other day for check ups.  We just have to wait it out for now but the odds aren't in our favour. We have no idea how long this could take, hours days weeks.

If the wife starts to cramp and heavy bleed, it's game over. The healthy twin will miscarry along with the poorly twin as it's too little to survive the miscarriage process. For now we just wait and see. The wait and unknown is a horrible. By the end of the week I’ll have a better idea but it’s like a living nightmare at the minute and I don’t even know if I could face work this next while. I’m not a religious person but I’m praying for a miracle.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Rois on February 12, 2018, 01:30:12 PM
Sounds like a living nightmare Jim.

How far along are the twins?  Have they given your wife the growth hormones? 

I have not been through this personally but a good friend has faced the threat of early labour throughout her pregnancies (having miscarried a number of times) and she has thoroughly researched and found so many "miracles" that have come out of similar circumstances.

Keep positive and phone in sick and be there with your wife.  Thoughts are with you. 
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: JimStynes on February 12, 2018, 01:42:25 PM
We are at 13 weeks. There is no hope for one of the babies but I’m praying for a miracle that the second one lives. Im just trying and looking at everything that could possibly help. A total nightmare.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trueblue1234 on February 12, 2018, 01:46:41 PM
Lads in clinging to hope and praying for a miracle. Has anyone heard anything like this before and if there is a chance for the baby to live. I’m copying and pasting from a text message so it might not make sense:

We were seen by the consultant again this morning and scanned again. Both twins still had heartbeats. Top twin is still fine, bottom twin still surviving but with all of it's amniotic fluid gone from the sac (PROM) it's getting squashed, no room to develop so will be abnormal and will die. Cervix was slightly open the other day but hasn’t changed since then and not bleeding much at all.

Just home, we'll be back in every other day for check ups.  We just have to wait it out for now but the odds aren't in our favour. We have no idea how long this could take, hours days weeks.

If the wife starts to cramp and heavy bleed, it's game over. The healthy twin will miscarry along with the poorly twin as it's too little to survive the miscarriage process. For now we just wait and see. The wait and unknown is a horrible. By the end of the week I’ll have a better idea but it’s like a living nightmare at the minute and I don’t even know if I could face work this next while. I’m not a religious person but I’m praying for a miracle.

Very Tough Jim. Nothing you can do other than be there and hope (Or pray). 

Sometimes hope is all we have, but while you have it, try and be positive.

Best wishes.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: grounded on February 12, 2018, 02:58:09 PM
Thoughts and prayers for you Jim
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: The Iceman on February 12, 2018, 04:35:13 PM
praying for you all -exhaust every avenue and see every specialist you can to find a solution - can't imagine the anguish you are going through
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laceer on February 12, 2018, 09:01:16 PM
Good luck JimStynes.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 12, 2018, 09:59:37 PM
Good luck Jim. You're on a hard road here but hopefully with the aid of specialists and a helping of good luck will get you the right outcome.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: thebar on February 12, 2018, 10:17:36 PM
Please God JimStynes everything somehow will be ok for you all.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 12, 2018, 11:34:14 PM
Good luck Jim to you and your wife and your little children. Praying for you all
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: macdanger2 on February 12, 2018, 11:37:49 PM
Good luck Jim, tough few weeks & months ahead no matter what happens
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: spuds on February 13, 2018, 12:16:36 AM
Best of luck Jim, thinking of you all at this time.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: heffo on February 14, 2018, 10:19:34 PM
Fingers crossed for you Jim
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: JoG2 on February 14, 2018, 10:25:50 PM
Keep the head up as best you can Jim, so tough for you all.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: JimStynes on February 15, 2018, 07:52:35 AM
Cheers lads! We are still hanging in and really appreciate all the support.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: sensethetone on February 15, 2018, 08:15:11 AM
hope you get good news Jim.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 11, 2019, 03:44:45 PM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Rois on July 11, 2019, 04:16:38 PM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.
Ah congrats Farr - you may hope you don't get past the Super 8s this year then  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 11, 2019, 04:20:43 PM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.
Best of luck. Get some sleep between now and then because you'll never get any again.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: gawa316 on July 11, 2019, 05:49:27 PM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.
Best of luck. Get some sleep between now and then because you'll never get any again.

And take the missus away for a few weekends before the baby comes, cause you not going to get any of that either!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: general on July 15, 2019, 10:42:41 AM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.

Biggest live changing event your ever gona have.. get ready to be in autopilot mode for the first 8-10 weeks.

I survive on 6 hours a night sleep - thought i was gona be fine. the first 8 weeks your gona be up every 3 hours - broken sleep is awful. even if you get 2 x 3 hours its not the same.

As someoene said before - get a night or 2 away before. Buy a Sterilizer.

#Top tip for making bottles. have a bottle with cool boiled water(i.e boil water - let it go cold and put it in a sealable bottle) - mix this with the boiling water - this so you dont have to stand witha  bottle under a tap to cool it or wait onit. babys are not patient lol!!

Dont hold back with changing etc - its go a be new to everyone.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: macdanger2 on July 15, 2019, 04:49:52 PM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.

Best of luck Farr, best thing that will ever happen to ye
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: take_yer_points on July 15, 2019, 04:59:07 PM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.

Biggest live changing event your ever gona have.. get ready to be in autopilot mode for the first 8-10 weeks.

I survive on 6 hours a night sleep - thought i was gona be fine. the first 8 weeks your gona be up every 3 hours - broken sleep is awful. even if you get 2 x 3 hours its not the same.

As someoene said before - get a night or 2 away before. Buy a Sterilizer.

#Top tip for making bottles. have a bottle with cool boiled water(i.e boil water - let it go cold and put it in a sealable bottle) - mix this with the boiling water - this so you dont have to stand witha  bottle under a tap to cool it or wait onit. babys are not patient lol!!

Dont hold back with changing etc - its go a be new to everyone.

Or invest in a perfect prep machine. Didn't have one for the first 2. Have an 11 week old at the minute, the machine's a great job!

Starting to get a bit more sleeping at night now thankfully
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: general on July 16, 2019, 11:12:36 AM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.

Biggest live changing event your ever gona have.. get ready to be in autopilot mode for the first 8-10 weeks.

I survive on 6 hours a night sleep - thought i was gona be fine. the first 8 weeks your gona be up every 3 hours - broken sleep is awful. even if you get 2 x 3 hours its not the same.

As someoene said before - get a night or 2 away before. Buy a Sterilizer.

#Top tip for making bottles. have a bottle with cool boiled water(i.e boil water - let it go cold and put it in a sealable bottle) - mix this with the boiling water - this so you dont have to stand witha  bottle under a tap to cool it or wait onit. babys are not patient lol!!

Dont hold back with changing etc - its go a be new to everyone.

Or invest in a perfect prep machine. Didn't have one for the first 2. Have an 11 week old at the minute, the machine's a great job!

Starting to get a bit more sleeping at night now thankfully

I get what you are saying about a prep machine but you cant take the prep machine with you. Cant go wrong with a flask of boiling water and a container of cool boiled water.

Its plain sailing when they start sleeping through the night. test to any marriage before lol
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 16, 2019, 11:16:37 AM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 16, 2019, 11:18:56 AM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.

Tommee Tippee bottle maker. Lifesaver. Not the cheapest but dont rule out a second hand one but buy a new filter. Everything else just go with the flow and dont overthink things.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: lurganblue on July 16, 2019, 11:26:20 AM
Feel shit reopening this thread reading Jim's story (hope it ended well) but Baby Farr is due in 7 weeks.

Biggest live changing event your ever gona have.. get ready to be in autopilot mode for the first 8-10 weeks.

I survive on 6 hours a night sleep - thought i was gona be fine. the first 8 weeks your gona be up every 3 hours - broken sleep is awful. even if you get 2 x 3 hours its not the same.

As someoene said before - get a night or 2 away before. Buy a Sterilizer.

#Top tip for making bottles. have a bottle with cool boiled water(i.e boil water - let it go cold and put it in a sealable bottle) - mix this with the boiling water - this so you dont have to stand witha  bottle under a tap to cool it or wait onit. babys are not patient lol!!

Dont hold back with changing etc - its go a be new to everyone.

Or invest in a perfect prep machine. Didn't have one for the first 2. Have an 11 week old at the minute, the machine's a great job!

Starting to get a bit more sleeping at night now thankfully

I get what you are saying about a prep machine but you cant take the prep machine with you. Cant go wrong with a flask of boiling water and a container of cool boiled water.

Its plain sailing when they start sleeping through the night. test to any marriage before lol

Yeah i would have used the flasks for night feeds and on the go.  Used to have a wee tub that was divided into 3 sections.  You could pre scoop your powder into each section to take with you on the go. Handy.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: galwayman on July 16, 2019, 11:28:17 AM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
I'd echo the other suggestions to get one of those Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machines.
Didn't get one for our first child but the second is 3 months old now and it really does make a huge difference in the first few months especially.
Having a child is deffo a gamechanger. Gave up playing ball at any serious level when our first was born (I was 38 so probably time to hang up the boots anyway :-)).
Weekend lie-ins are a thing of the past. Booze-ups pretty much don't happen anymore either.
And simple things like going out for an evening dinner with the missus or a last minute night away somewhere rarely happen as they have to be planned with military precision.
Saying all of that though - the positives far outweigh the negatives!!
Best of luck.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnnycool on July 16, 2019, 11:37:00 AM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.

Tommee Tippee bottle maker. Lifesaver. Not the cheapest but dont rule out a second hand one but buy a new filter. Everything else just go with the flow and dont overthink things.

And take it apart to clean the internal pipes.

Great job altogether.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: imtommygunn on July 16, 2019, 11:45:59 AM
The tommee tippee machines were about 60 on amazon a few weeks ago. Not sure what they are now but I would also swear ny them and mam bottles.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: laoislad on July 16, 2019, 11:58:51 AM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
You'll be grand. Having only 1 to look after is easy enough, it's when the 2nd and 3rd come along the shit really hits the fan...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: imtommygunn on July 16, 2019, 12:06:20 PM
It’s not easy but manageable. I was the same as you farrandevlin until about 4 weeks ago. You will be grand. It is challenging but you will be grand.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Don Johnson on July 16, 2019, 12:16:20 PM
The tommee tippee machines were about 60 on amazon a few weeks ago. Not sure what they are now but I would also swear ny them and mam bottles.

Of all the shite we had at the start, and we bought all these gadgets and things we didn't need, the Perfect Prep machine was by far the best thing we had. Would recommend to anyone.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: galwayman on July 16, 2019, 01:13:58 PM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
You'll be grand. Having only 1 to look after is easy enough, it's when the 2nd and 3rd come along the shit really hits the fan...
Agreed. It was only when our second came along that I realised I had more time than I thought when we had just the one.
I can't imagine what it's like when you have more than 2 smallies.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: imtommygunn on July 16, 2019, 01:53:47 PM
The tommee tippee machines were about 60 on amazon a few weeks ago. Not sure what they are now but I would also swear ny them and mam bottles.

Of all the shite we had at the start, and we bought all these gadgets and things we didn't need, the Perfect Prep machine was by far the best thing we had. Would recommend to anyone.

Yeah buy minimal within reason. We were supposed to borrow it then went early so bought it but it was worth it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 16, 2019, 01:56:34 PM
My tip is to get the missus to feed the wain and you sleep in the spare room.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: imtommygunn on July 16, 2019, 01:59:25 PM
My tip is to get the missus to feed the wain and you sleep in the spare room.
;D if only.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: HiMucker on July 16, 2019, 02:53:22 PM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
You'll be grand. Having only 1 to look after is easy enough, it's when the 2nd and 3rd come along the shit really hits the fan...
Agreed. It was only when our second came along that I realised I had more time than I thought when we had just the one.
I can't imagine what it's like when you have more than 2 smallies.
I actually found the opposite! Well more so when the 2nd one got to 18 months and up. The two wanes would keep one another company, and the two adults could actually get 10 mins to chill out. When it was one child they need constant attention. Now 3 is a whole different ball game!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Don Johnson on July 16, 2019, 04:25:44 PM
My tip is to get the missus to feed the wain and you sleep in the spare room.

That was our agreement when I was working the next day and she was on maternity. Only fair really. Then I took over the nights when I was off the next day.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on July 16, 2019, 05:25:43 PM
My tip is to get the missus to feed the wain and you sleep in the spare room.

That was our agreement when I was working the next day and she was on maternity. Only fair really. Then I took over the nights when I was off the next day.

Same here. The Mrs breastfeeding is the best job as you can’t do it even if you wanted to.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trailer on July 16, 2019, 07:42:20 PM
With both of ours she fed them, some job. No bottles in the middle of the night. I just slept blissfully unaware.
Kids are deadly expect all those times when they re not. But mostly deadly.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 16, 2019, 09:00:29 PM
Do your Mrs a favour tho and make sure she has a proper breakfast waiting for her when she wakes up.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Milltown Row2 on July 17, 2019, 12:24:35 AM
I found nightshift work was the best solution, came home from hard nights work (possibly slept 4 hours if it) and went to bed!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Dahmer on July 17, 2019, 01:21:38 AM
Also going be be joining the club God willing in October.

Hoping the wife will be breastfeeding but we know that's not always possible. Seen quite a few people recommend the Tommee Tippee prep machine on here. Had a juke on amazon there and came across the one below. Is this the one folk would recommend or is there another model made by Tommee Tippee that's better? I'm clueless with all this so any help is appreciated.

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, White https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BG6304A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wwMlDbEVS4Z8X
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: north aontroim gael on July 17, 2019, 07:24:56 AM
Also going be be joining the club God willing in October.

Hoping the wife will be breastfeeding but we know that's not always possible. Seen quite a few people recommend the Tommee Tippee prep machine on here. Had a juke on amazon there and came across the one below. Is this the one folk would recommend or is there another model made by Tommee Tippee that's better? I'm clueless with all this so any help is appreciated.

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, White https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BG6304A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wwMlDbEVS4Z8X

Yes, that’s the one you’re after.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: MoChara on July 17, 2019, 08:01:44 AM
Also going be be joining the club God willing in October.

Hoping the wife will be breastfeeding but we know that's not always possible. Seen quite a few people recommend the Tommee Tippee prep machine on here. Had a juke on amazon there and came across the one below. Is this the one folk would recommend or is there another model made by Tommee Tippee that's better? I'm clueless with all this so any help is appreciated.

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, White https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BG6304A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wwMlDbEVS4Z8X


That's the one I have, I've never made bottles the old school way but I can only imagine how much extra a pain in the hole it would be without the machine, Bottle ready to rock in about 2 minutes.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: DickyRock on July 17, 2019, 10:18:46 AM
My tip is to get the missus to feed the wain and you sleep in the spare room.
;D if only.

Best way. Bottles a nightmare for lads. Wife breastfed our 3 and I had an easy (easier) life.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: blewuporstuffed on July 17, 2019, 10:51:50 AM
Also going be be joining the club God willing in October.

Hoping the wife will be breastfeeding but we know that's not always possible. Seen quite a few people recommend the Tommee Tippee prep machine on here. Had a juke on amazon there and came across the one below. Is this the one folk would recommend or is there another model made by Tommee Tippee that's better? I'm clueless with all this so any help is appreciated.

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, White https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BG6304A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wwMlDbEVS4Z8X




That's the one I have, I've never made bottles the old school way but I can only imagine how much extra a pain in the hole it would be without the machine, Bottle ready to rock in about 2 minutes.

best 70 quid you'll ever spend
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Captain Obvious on July 17, 2019, 07:19:50 PM
https://twitter.com/EamonMcGee/status/1151421015655931904

 :D
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Eamonnca1 on July 17, 2019, 08:37:34 PM
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.

Was daunting for me too, but once you get underway it's not that bad.

My wife breastfeeds our 5-month old daughter, has fed her nothing else. She went back to work a few weeks ago and pumps throughout the day, bringing milk home.

I've inadvertently become the milk monitor. I make up the bottles at night and get her clean pumping bottles ready. The next day I make sure she has everything before she goes to work. We have a morning checklist on the wall and I make her go through it, making sure she has everything from her phone [she's notorious for forgetting her phone] to her work badge, the pumping bottles, everything. I pack the pumped milk in the cool bag and drop the wee one off at daycare. Occasionally the missus drops her off, but it's more convenient for me since our daycare is only a few blocks from my work.

We're quite lucky in that our daughter started sleeping through the night after she was about a month or two old. I think the breastfeeding had a lot to do with it, and we're quite rigid in our routine. As soon as the clock strikes 7:30pm I get the bath ready and bathe her, the wife feeds her on the boob for a top-up before bedtime, then we shut her in her room and she usually goes to sleep fairly quickly. In the beginning we let her cry it out for about ten minutes before deciding there was something actually wrong with her (usually still hungry) and feed her again before putting her down again.

At first we were writing everything down and recording exactly when she ate, peed and pooped, but eventually you develop an instinct for it. The daycare people are very good about documenting all her activities, so when we pick her up we know exactly when to feed her and how likely it is she needs changed.

Can you get nappy service where you are? We have diaper service here and it's a godsend. We were doing cloth diapers at first but the company lost their lease on the cleaning facility (probably overwhelming the city's sewer system) so now we do compostables. But it's very handy having the soiled ones picked up and the clean ones dropped off at our door. Shame about the cloth diapers being discontinued, they say it makes toilet training easier when that time comes.

But as I say, it seems like a lot to remember at first but you soon get the hang of it. Just take one task at a time. Best of luck!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on July 17, 2019, 09:02:56 PM
Finally got round to it Eamonn eh ;-)
Well done

Thon pumping is no craic...... not sure if it is a thing at home so much as women can get the full year and/or the breast feeding is quite as big o thing as in the states.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Eamonnca1 on July 17, 2019, 09:41:21 PM
Finally got round to it Eamonn eh ;-)
Well done

Thon pumping is no craic...... not sure if it is a thing at home so much as women can get the full year and/or the breast feeding is quite as big o thing as in the states.

Ha! Better late than never, Joe!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on August 14, 2019, 11:51:41 AM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: screenexile on August 14, 2019, 12:03:05 PM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Relax . . . they'll be fine!!!

I like them if the Mrs is away I'll go to the local one order lunch get the paper and relax while they wreck away.

They have a good time I have a good time everyone's a winner!!
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: trailer on August 14, 2019, 12:15:11 PM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Wouldn't be caught dead in one. Disease infested shitholes. Your children will be sick for next two weeks. Babies in the ball pool slabbering over everything with good knows what bacteria. Children at the toilets and not washing their hands... get me the f**k out.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 14, 2019, 12:20:08 PM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

This could be the mission statement of my local one. Used to go early doors on a Sunday mornng which was great. Place to yourself almnost until everyone else clicked on. Otherwise perfectly summed up in your post..unlicensed cage fighting germ emporium.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: BennyHarp on August 14, 2019, 12:32:28 PM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Relax . . . they'll be fine!!!

I like them if the Mrs is away I'll go to the local one order lunch get the paper and relax while they wreck away.

They have a good time I have a good time everyone's a winner!!

Yep, there’s plenty of parents like you here.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: johnnycool on August 14, 2019, 01:16:14 PM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Wouldn't be caught dead in one. Disease infested shitholes. Your children will be sick for next two weeks. Babies in the ball pool slabbering over everything with good knows what bacteria. Children at the toilets and not washing their hands... get me the f**k out.

Builds up their immune systems.

Mother and Smother.

Let them at it I say.

Did a whole pile worse going up, climbed trees, drank water from streams, ate crab apples, blackberries, gooseberries and the likes straight from the hedge, rode bikes with no brakes on the roads, hung off the back of silage trailers and much more.

Kids have shit upbringings nowadays as their parents are far too protective in a bad way.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: t_mac on August 15, 2019, 08:08:56 AM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Lazy parenting to tire kids out, on a Sunday usually full of Dads who have been "left" with the kids whilst Mrs nurses a hangover and have no idea how to interact with there young.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: general on August 15, 2019, 10:13:05 AM
Babies and Holidays - any one any do's or don'ts?

Myself and the wife are going to a friends wedding in 4 weeks to Italy - the usual Ryanair to and back (Dub - Milan) and renting a car from there. 7 nights.

The wee man will be 4 1/2 Months when we go. Wondering about bringing baby food powder etc? Prams? Car Seat?
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 15, 2019, 10:26:18 AM
Babies and Holidays - any one any do's or don'ts?

Myself and the wife are going to a friends wedding in 4 weeks to Italy - the usual Ryanair to and back (Dub - Milan) and renting a car from there. 7 nights.

The wee man will be 4 1/2 Months when we go. Wondering about bringing baby food powder etc? Prams? Car Seat?

Bring it all. 'Most' airlines will let you check in a car seat for free as extra luggage and prams are put in the hold. Ryanair though...so not surel. Most car rental places we used (spain /portugal) looked to have charge €50+ a week to hire a baby/child car seat, so we always brought our with us for both kids. We always brought our own powder etc as well but a quick google search will tell you of availabilty at your destination.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: RedHand88 on August 15, 2019, 10:32:04 AM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Haven't been in one in 25 years. Probably wouldn't enjoy it was much now as I did then...
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Olly on August 15, 2019, 10:07:27 PM
I'd like to backdate this and  nominate my own father who fathered 16 children.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: omaghjoe on August 15, 2019, 10:16:07 PM
Any one else into this "learning moment" carry on?

I think it does work to an extent eventually but if your late and trying to get out the door and weans are going nuts, spending a few minutes with each one trying to get them draw the "correct conclusion" aint tara for the ole blood pressure.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: guy crouchback on August 16, 2019, 03:54:09 PM
Babies and Holidays - any one any do's or don'ts?

Myself and the wife are going to a friends wedding in 4 weeks to Italy - the usual Ryanair to and back (Dub - Milan) and renting a car from there. 7 nights.

The wee man will be 4 1/2 Months when we go. Wondering about bringing baby food powder etc? Prams? Car Seat?

bringing the pram on the plane is no problem, you can bring it up to the steps of the plane and they take it off you there. i think the car seat will have to go on as luggage. if you could rent a car seat with the car you might be better off.
its probably the easiest age to travel with a child. between one and 3 its a living nightmare and only gets slightly better as they get older.
not that it ever stopped us going abroad with them at every age but looking back i often wonder was it worth it.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Aristo 60 on August 16, 2019, 04:29:05 PM
What are people’s feelings on soft play areas? I feckin hate them. Currently at one with my Mrs and 6 and 3 year old and the place is mayhem. We’re taking turns going in and out to check if the kids are ok but the majority of kids are absolutely feral. Most parents don’t seem bothered as long as they fill their faces with coffee and bringing the 12 and 13 year old brothers and sisters to sprint around doesn’t help. The worst thing is that my kids love it.  :-\

Wouldn't be caught dead in one. Disease infested shitholes. Your children will be sick for next two weeks. Babies in the ball pool slabbering over everything with good knows what bacteria. Children at the toilets and not washing their hands... get me the f**k out.

I'm with him.
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: weareros on August 16, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
Babies and Holidays - any one any do's or don'ts?

Myself and the wife are going to a friends wedding in 4 weeks to Italy - the usual Ryanair to and back (Dub - Milan) and renting a car from there. 7 nights.

The wee man will be 4 1/2 Months when we go. Wondering about bringing baby food powder etc? Prams? Car Seat?

Bring it all. 'Most' airlines will let you check in a car seat for free as extra luggage and prams are put in the hold. Ryanair though...so not surel. Most car rental places we used (spain /portugal) looked to have charge €50+ a week to hire a baby/child car seat, so we always brought our with us for both kids. We always brought our own powder etc as well but a quick google search will tell you of availabilty at your destination.

If there's one way to get your child sick on a vacation is to use a car rental car seat. These are usually infested with every germ, often still have the smell of vomit on them, and old crumbs are usually still caked in. Bring your own, or buy new when you get there.

Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: macdanger2 on August 16, 2019, 10:20:43 PM
Babies and Holidays - any one any do's or don'ts?

Myself and the wife are going to a friends wedding in 4 weeks to Italy - the usual Ryanair to and back (Dub - Milan) and renting a car from there. 7 nights.

The wee man will be 4 1/2 Months when we go. Wondering about bringing baby food powder etc? Prams? Car Seat?

bringing the pram on the plane is no problem, you can bring it up to the steps of the plane and they take it off you there. i think the car seat will have to go on as luggage. if you could rent a car seat with the car you might be better off.
its probably the easiest age to travel with a child. between one and 3 its a living nightmare and only gets slightly better as they get older.
not that it ever stopped us going abroad with them at every age but looking back i often wonder was it worth it.

Since we've had kids (last 4 years), we've usually left them with grandparents for the few times we've been away. Brought them the last time but I'd say they'd have been as happy with a playground in mayo
Title: Re: The Official Daddies Club
Post by: Hound on August 17, 2019, 08:49:48 PM
Babies and Holidays - any one any do's or don'ts?

Myself and the wife are going to a friends wedding in 4 weeks to Italy - the usual Ryanair to and back (Dub - Milan) and renting a car from there. 7 nights.

The wee man will be 4 1/2 Months when we go. Wondering about bringing baby food powder etc? Prams? Car Seat?

bringing the pram on the plane is no problem, you can bring it up to the steps of the plane and they take it off you there. i think the car seat will have to go on as luggage. if you could rent a car seat with the car you might be better off.
its probably the easiest age to travel with a child. between one and 3 its a living nightmare and only gets slightly better as they get older.
not that it ever stopped us going abroad with them at every age but looking back i often wonder was it worth it.

Since we've had kids (last 4 years), we've usually left them with grandparents for the few times we've been away. Brought them the last time but I'd say they'd have been as happy with a playground in mayo
Never brought my lads on a plane till they could carry their own luggage!