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HVs can be great!

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HVs can be great!

Postby ebonina » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:43 am

R had her 7-9 month check this week, and I was surprised how laid back and supportive the HV was. R is dropping down the percentiles weightwise, but the HV put it down to her being so active. She pushed her baby walker across the living room yesterday! When I told her we were doing BLW she asked if that meant that she was eating lumps. She thinks that many mums keep them on smooth food for too long. Plus she was OK about R waking in the night and co-sleeping! And ...................... she was admiring her side-snap nappies :wine: :wine: .

I must be lucky where I live as I have always had a positive response from HVs, Drs and midwives about our cloth nappies and I do know quite a few mums who use cloth, co-sleep and sling.
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ladybird
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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby ladybird » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:56 am

That's brilliant!

I've had a couple of great HVs, one had a go at a GP who had told me that I shouldn't be breastfeeding my 6mth old :roll: And another was great about feeding longer, cloth, etc, etc, she happily put up my poster in her room when I was an advisor with Lollipop.

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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby dawnsmummy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:04 am

:wine: my new hv is fantastic too

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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby JabberJabber » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:56 pm

I'm really pleased to see some positive comments about HV's. Oliver has his 9-12 month check next week, so I will be interested to see what comes up!

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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby Velvetsteph » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:02 pm

Brilliant - lovely that they're so interested in the cloth too!
How nice to have a supportive health visitor :)

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Postby Kirstyh » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:35 pm

How lovely to hear that and great for you as well, it is so much better when you get supportive health professionals :wine:
Our Hv's are wonderful as well

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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby HighlandMum » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:37 pm

Thats great to hear :)

I got a different hv to my usual at the clinic the other week and i got a gold star for my cloth nappies and saying i planned to do blw :)

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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby cookiegirl » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:44 pm

:wine: for a supportive and broadminded HV. Ours love seeing what nappy J has on and have never judged my parenting choices, for which I am grateful.

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Re: HVs can be great!

Postby northernruth » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:46 pm

Mine saved my life when Martha was little, she is an absolute star


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