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    so i've spent a lot of the day reading threads on netmums. i'm finding it a source of both perspective and hilarity. anyone else indulge?
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    I've found myself directed to that site a couple of times after typing in a web search, it seems to be a site primarily full of helicopter mums and anti-vaccine advocates. In short stay away from it, the site is of no use to humanity.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    I've found myself directed to that site a couple of times after typing in a web search, it seems to be a site primarily full of helicopter mums and anti-vaccine advocates. In short stay away from it, the site is of no use to humanity.
    i dunno. most seem pretty normal. i think it's largely made up of stay-at-home mums who haven't a lot to do.
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    Its a bit like TSR for moms. People who have nothing better to do then sit in front of a screen and talk to like minded people. Except people here are more opinionated and awesome
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    (Original post by Applescruff)
    Except people here are more opinionated and awesome
    I concur :beer:
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    Stumbled across mumsnet a few times. Never knew grown women could be so immature and *****y. But it does make for an amusing read.
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    I signed up as it was kind of relevant to me at one point but I got sucked into a few discussions and carried on posting. So, I use net mums when I'm not a mum, and TSR when I'm not a student. Lol.

    EDIT: Also I hate trolling, and cannot abide people who wind others up on purpose, but sometimes, just sometimes, it's funny to mention instant mash to the super-chef mums just to get a reaction. I know..
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    I signed up as it was kind of relevant to me at one point but I got sucked into a few discussions and carried on posting. So, I use net mums when I'm not a mum, and TSR when I'm not a student. Lol.

    EDIT: Also I hate trolling, and cannot abide people who wind others up on purpose, but sometimes, just sometimes, it's funny to mention instant mash to the super-chef mums just to get a reaction. I know..
    one thing i'm struggling with is the acronyms. i've got DD and DS down but every time i open a thread i am baffled by another unnatural string of letters.
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    Nope I prefer babynbump
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    (Original post by og.east)
    one thing i'm struggling with is the acronyms. i've got DD and DS down but every time i open a thread i am baffled by another unnatural string of letters.
    DH = dear husband
    SO = significant other
    NTNP = not trying not preventing
    TTC = trying to conceive
    AF = aunt flo (period)
    POAS = pee on a stick (take a pregnancy test)
    BLW = baby lead weaning
    CIO = crying it out (a horrible practice of leaving your baby to scream until it falls asleep)
    BF = breastfeeding
    PG = pregnant
    MIL / FIL / BIL / SIL = in-laws (mother, father, brother, sister - in law)
    DD / DS = dear daughter / dear son
    OH = other half

    hmm any others you've come across that you don't understand? Most parenting forums (I've been a member of many in my time) use the same acronyms.
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    DH = husband
    SO = significant other
    NTNP = not trying not preventing
    TTC = trying to conceive
    AF = aunt flo (period)
    POAS = pee on a stick (take a pregnancy test)
    BLW = baby lead weaning
    CIO = crying it out (a horrible practice of leaving your baby to scream until it falls asleep)
    BF = breastfeeding
    PG = pregnant
    MIL / FIL / BIL / SIL = in-laws (mother, father, brother, sister - in law)

    hmm any others you've come across that you don't understand? Most parenting forums (I've been a member of many in my time) use the same acronyms.
    What do DD and OH stand for, I've saw them a couple of times.
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    (Original post by DailyMailIsALiar)
    What do DD and OH stand for, I've saw them a couple of times.
    dear daughter and other half (SO is also used, which is significant other)

    meanwhile DS is dear son
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    dear daughter and other half (SO is also used, which is significant other)

    meanwhile DS is dear son
    Ah, I see! What's with the 'dear', it makes it sound a bit poncy and over formal!
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    (Original post by DailyMailIsALiar)
    Ah, I see! What's with the 'dear', it makes it sound a bit poncy and over formal!
    I don't know haha I didn't set the precedent lol

    Some prefer to think of it as darling but that's even worse lol
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    I don't know haha I didn't set the precedent lol

    Some prefer to think of it as darling but that's even worse lol
    http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/h...hamed-all.html

    This is hilarious if DD stands for 'Darling Daughter', the woman uses this snobbish term but is on benefits and has appalling grammar. I'd be ashamed to share this on a public forum!
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    (Original post by DailyMailIsALiar)
    http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/h...hamed-all.html

    This is hilarious if DD stands for 'Darling Daughter', the woman uses this snobbish term but is on benefits and has appalling grammar. I'd be ashamed to share this on a public forum!
    I always thought it was a sarcastic use of darling lol
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    DH = dear husband
    SO = significant other
    NTNP = not trying not preventing
    TTC = trying to conceive
    AF = aunt flo (period)
    POAS = pee on a stick (take a pregnancy test)
    BLW = baby lead weaning
    CIO = crying it out (a horrible practice of leaving your baby to scream until it falls asleep)
    BF = breastfeeding
    PG = pregnant
    MIL / FIL / BIL / SIL = in-laws (mother, father, brother, sister - in law)
    DD / DS = dear daughter / dear son
    OH = other half

    hmm any others you've come across that you don't understand? Most parenting forums (I've been a member of many in my time) use the same acronyms.
    Depending on how and when it is used it really isn't a horrible method in my opinion. So long as the baby has been fed, changed, isn't in pain or other such similar things and has been comforted before being put to bed there is nothing wrong with the practice, and of course the baby should't be left to cry it out for too long, it should be checked on in intervals to make sure it is still okay, not hungry ect. Sometimes babies/toddlers just cry for no reason, nothing you can do about it.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Depending on how and when it is used it really isn't a horrible method in my opinion. So long as the baby has been fed, changed, isn't in pain or other such similar things and has been comforted before being put to bed there is nothing wrong with the practice, and of course the baby should't be left to cry it out for too long, it should be checked on in intervals to make sure it is still okay, not hungry ect. Sometimes babies/toddlers just cry for no reason, nothing you can do about it.
    We'll agree to disagree, I think it's awful. Children that young need comfort. Not my business if other parents do it but I could never do it myself. They're not crying for no reason, they're crying because they're feeling abandoned.
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    (Original post by og.east)
    one thing i'm struggling with is the acronyms. i've got DD and DS down but every time i open a thread i am baffled by another unnatural string of letters.
    Haha to be honest it takes so little time to type a word, you'd like people would just type a word! I don't like acronyms, but will use them on here sometimes because it's what you younguns do and I want to fit in .
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    Ha I've just made an account on Netmums. Just for the sake of it!
 
 
 
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