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Member Advice on Preparing for your Baby's Arrival

(+) This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know (-) It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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member advice on toilet training

(+) Saves money on nappies, gives your child independance. (-) Can be stressful and time consuming. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Living with Alcoholism

(+) N/A (-) Lack of support, ungrounded opposition to solutions (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Being in Foster Care or Children's Homes

(+) At least I wasn't put in a "home" (-) There are some foster parents that have no right to be (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Member Advice on Surviving an Accident

(+) You learn from your experiences and how to handle that should it ever happen again. (-) Damaged vehcile. Loss of no claims. Expense of excess. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Open Relationships

(+) You may laugh (-) You may eat ice cream (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Children Nutrition

(+) helps children to enjoy all food (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Philandering

(+) Fun and sex if thats what you want, and are unhappy. (-) Loss of partner, home, security, respect, other peoples lives destroyed. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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How loneliness can affect your life

(+) may help somone. (-) A general view. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Member Advice on Age Gaps

(+) Nothing matters when love is true. (-) sometimes you have to let go. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Separated Families

(+) Two lots of presents, happier parents (-) Tearful times (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

(+) It's flattering...for about 2 minutes! (-) You end up hating the person (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Member Advice On Being A Mistress

(+) for most people none (-) most things (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Dealing With Harassment

(+) eerm?? (-) feeling tainted (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Member Advice on Working Parents

(+) Overwhelming - allows me to be at home with my daughter (-) Practical complications, but all surmountable! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Is there life after fifty ?

(+) Fifty years experience (-) depends. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Getting Engaged

(+) Finding your partner can still be romantic after 9 years together (-) Hangover from the champagne (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member Advice on Attracting Women

(+) sex, love, marriage, friendship (-) black widow after effects, stds, slahed tyres (just kidding) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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My Experiences of Weaning

(+) Get it right and it sets your child up for life. (-) It doesn't always run smoothly (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Member Advice on Difficult Behaviour in Children

(+) Sometimes I cant think of any!!!!! (-) very hard work...your life will never be normal again (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Female Sterilisation

(+) No worries about getting pregnant (-) Bitter, bitter regrets (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member advice on Childbirth - The Father

(+) Incredible experience that you will never forget! (-) Pain caused to the ones you love! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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When your child leaves home

(+) A fantastic opportunity (-) Feeling a bit sad (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2007)

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Member advice on having twins

(+) Double the love, double the fun. (-) Double the work, double the cost. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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Member Advice on Toys and your Child's Development

(+) A world full (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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Member Advice on Being a Good Dad

(+) Watching them grow and mature. (-) Watching as they get hurt. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Member Advice on Maternity Wear

(+) A whole new wardrobe .... (-) Expensive and short lived! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Preparing for a new BABY on a BUDGET

Advantages: This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know
Disadvantages: It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't

So you're about to become a parent (do I sound like a self-help book yet?). Everyone's got an opinion on what you should and shouldn't be buying I'll bet. But if you're on a budget - how will you ever afford it all? Well speaking as someone who just 16 ...

Lizamabug 22.01.2007 ˇ Read full review
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However am I going to afford all this?

Advantages: You will have a newborn baby what more do you need?
Disadvantages: It might take a bit longer to find what you need.

Preparing for your new arrival is a very exciting time, but unfortunately it can also seem like a very expensive time. However, it doesn't need to be if you shop wisely and budget yourself. There is so much to do, and it's best to do this over a few mont ...

Autarkis 05.01.2009 ˇ Read full review
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Advice from a mother who has just given birth

Advantages: Being prepared means no last minute rushing
Disadvantages: Actually thinking about labour and giving birth can put you into a real panic

WRITE A BIRTH PLAN I never got around to writing a birth plan, probably because every time I sat down to think about what labour entailed I went into complete denial and managed to convince myself it wasn't going to happen to me. I don't think that ...

krazykat2005 30.01.2006 ˇ Read full review
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preparing for your little person...

Advantages: you feel more organised and 'ready' for what lies ahead
Disadvantages: It can be scary as hell!

Wow... this is it... you or your partner is pregnant...you have made it this far... what next?! Everybody is incredibly helpful when they hear the word baby, or at least they think they are. Everyone in the world will have an opinion on what you shoul ...

dizzymonkey 27.05.2007 ˇ Read full review
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BIRTH PLAN YOUR FLEXIBLE FRIEND

Advantages: You can have the labour and birth you want. You can be flexible
Disadvantages: Life has a funny way of thowing the unexpected at you

Want a drink? Here's some coffee, with cream and two sugars. Don't like your coffee that way? Or don't like coffee at all? Well, sorry - that's our standard beverage. If you wanted something different, you should have told us before. There's not much we c ...

chrissiepops 29.10.2001 ˇ Read full review
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