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  • in reply to: Car trays anyone tried them #26369
    Duncan
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    We have an activity bag that comes with us but have never tried the trays. The bag has various fidget type toys a couple of small books and other bits.

    Duncan
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    Hi. Not sure if this is any help. If you are in the England/ wales then all births are registered on the gro register. This can be searched for free at https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
    Hope this helps

    in reply to: Gro Clock | What a GREAT bit of kit! #24210
    Duncan
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    The clock worked great for us for about 6 months now my son switches it off and tells us it is broken at about 5 am. So that is a new challenge. We also have a younger one who hates any light in his room so more changes there.

    in reply to: How much Dad Time? #23478
    Duncan
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    Very little to be honest. I work shifts. She is with the kids all day and doesn’t drive or really like socialising. So when I finish I am heading straight home to try and sort the day out clean up and possibly put kids to bed (depending on the shift) recently she has been so exhausted as I come in she has been falling asleep sometimes for 14 or more hours due to some medication she is on. I try and get out when I can but it is a real balancing act as most of my mates are still childless and the ones that do are in a similar boat to me or have clubs and such like to deal with.

    in reply to: Help need with the situation I’m in. #21750
    Duncan
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    It is certainly a hard and unusual situation. Have you spoken to any family solicitors or citizens advice. It seems like it is going to be a bit of a specialist area. I hope you get everything sorted out but there is always support here if you need it.

    in reply to: Food and feeding #20681
    Duncan
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    I thought I would open up with my experience I have previously worked in a kitchen cooking at one point for kids in a holiday park and later in life in a restaurant kitchen. I have 2 children 1 currently 4 nearly 5 with asd (significance later) and a 1 year old.
    Both boys were baby lead weaned from 6 months (no puree) both are generally good eaters.
    Our biggest challenge are with our oldest his asd means that he can go through stages of only liking things of certain colours or shapes. He doesn’t like his sauces touching his dry goods and likes to see everything he is going to eat at once.
    We have learned to change meals to suit him for example we make a decostructed chilli with his dry and rice separate from his sauce (take his out earlier in the cooking process.
    We have also invested in a couple of school dinner style platters that have spaces for main veg sweet fruit and water which really helps with child portion control.

    in reply to: Things to do with kids Directory? #20677
    Duncan
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    Also a submission service for new places and option to submit updates if things change such as closure so things don’t get too out of date and it doesn’t require constant checking of each item on the system

    in reply to: Things to do with kids Directory? #20506
    Duncan
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    Parks that have interactivity such as play areas or climbing walls.
    Free museums or exhibitions again with activities.
    Great value activities (pay once for a years access type)
    And some sort of voting if you have been to something

    in reply to: Things to do with the kids #20504
    Duncan
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    We love parks and interactive museums. We are lucky in Glasgow as most are free to visit too. The boys also love the beach but it is a little cold for paddling in December.

    Duncan
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    My eldest has a tablet that he can use but no online video on it. The only time he gets you tube is when we are going round the supermarket so very minimal hours.

    in reply to: 3 Girls and want a boy #20129
    Duncan
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    I feel for you mate we are in an opposite situation but not to the same number. 2 boys but my wife was deviated that our 2nd wasnt a girl. Although the practicalities of having same sex kids have sort of won her over. She on the other hand has pretty much ruled out any more.
    Good luck but your girls will always make you proud

    in reply to: Vaccinations – coping (you and them) #20127
    Duncan
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    We were lucky with both boys and neither has been bothered after about 5 mins. We had more issues when the oldest had chicken pox and we were suggested to give him piriton. He wouldn’t take any oral medicine for over 6 months.

    in reply to: Help, My kids want to live with me, can they? #20110
    Duncan
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    As Dominic has said get to citizens advice. If you can speak to you ex as see if any compromise can be made. The kids need to always come first and if she can’t provide a place they are happy and safe in maybe she will need to concede some of the overnights until she can.
    Good luck mate

    Duncan
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    If care is 50/50 there should be no discussion about child maintenance. In relation to benefits it is a very sticky situation and we’ll worth speaking to your local citizens advice. Also maybe worth agreeing that any child benefit payments get directly allocated to your daughter. Everyone’s situation is different and we don’t know a lot about your financial situation or if you are able to get another council property in your own right so worth a chat with your local authority housing team.
    Good luck and keep your head up

    in reply to: Fun Arts & Crafts Activities #20041
    Duncan
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    We love salt dough in the house model it bake it paint it and keep it.
    Getting some Christmas Decorations made over the next couple of weeks

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