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*Fluff* What have you learned from EB
That you probably wouldn't have learned anywhere else?


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#1 Waterloo

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

OK so I've been using a LadyCup for the first time ever over the last three days, and I have to say it's brilliant.  But I honestly can't think of anywhere else I would have found out about these if I hadn't been on EB.

I also doubt I would have known about the Aldi coffee machines if I hadn't been on EB either (another recent purchase!!).

So, do you have anything you learned about on EB you otherwise may not have known about?

#2 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

That there are people out there living in such fear of the worst happening in life that they walk backwards to the letterbox.

#3 KristyMum-

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Diva Cup  biggrin.gif

(though I probably would have heard about it eventually as non-EB people I know use cups too)

Edited by KristyMum-, 05 April 2012 - 07:05 PM.


#4 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

I've learned heaps of facts and ideas - both large and small. But then I am a purveyor of random information original.gif Can't think of them all right now though, I've had too much wine!

#5 Yomumma

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Diva cups, yoghurt and sultanas are evil...people are judging me on the contents of my shopping trolley..Harnesses are bad..everything is bad lol

#6 ~chiquita~

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (Yomumma @ 05/04/2012, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Diva cups, yoghurt and sultanas are evil...people are judging me on the contents of my shopping trolley..Harnesses are bad..everything is bad lol

Except cold sores!  biggrin.gif


#7 LynnyP

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

That people are extremely good at extreme extrapolation from very limited sample sets.

Car seat safety has been a huge thing that I have learned from here.  The number of people who share some of my parenting ideas that I thought were a touch extreme. The every day life of families with special needs children.

EB has really enriched my life.

#8 JustBeige

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

*Diva Cups
*ASD Kiddos - truly had no clue on it at all.
*Zombie letterboxes and otto bin covers
*Walking backwards to letterboxes
*Bacon Lovers United Club
*Memes - done well
*Using so many acronyms so regularly that I have to catch myself to not use them IRL
*Halloween lovers
*Trolls
*The real life hell that generally makes me cry,  that some people live through day after day.  Its always a joy to see these people get back on their feet and grow from their experiences.

and lastly

So many truly lovely people..... and a few nutters

#9 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

The evilness of sultanas and yogurt

i should never check the letterbox without dd by my side

that people are stupid enough to leave kids in cars. I've never seen it, luckily for anyone who does.

Random tips on feeding, settleing and TT

that i'm not the craziest person alive lol

#10 prettypenny

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

That "definitely" would be the most misspelled word in the English language. biggrin.gif

#11 Batmansunderpants

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Social cheeses


#12 Snorlax

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

That a lot of parents are judgey b*tches! laughing2.gif



#13 MrsNorthman

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I learnt about physiological 3rd stage labours late last year and I had one in February with my third child original.gif  Awesome.

#14 Stellajoy

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

Tuscan chicken

Never say ANYTHING to a pregnant women

Teachers can be the enemy

Some people can't use *bought and *brought in correct context

Lots of cats sleep on electronic equipment

Never admit to how much you drink or how frequent you hve sex

That all Christians are not bad

That when I have a child I know exactly where to come to for help at 3am and know I will get an answer within five minutes

#15 deejie

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

EB was where I first learnt about homebirth. First out of curiosity lurking in the HB section, then truly learning all about it once I read some thought provoking posts from several EB members. The thought never would have crossed my mind beforehand as I had the very common misconception that it was terribly dangerous.

I had a wonderful HB in December with DS2 which truly made motherhood second time around a much easier journey for me in comparison with than my very unfortunate experiences birthing DS1 in hospital.

#16 Kay1

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

MCN, Moogoo, Invisible Zinc - and lots of other more important things about you know, kids and stuff. original.gif

#17 spr_maiden

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

I just learned from the 'herpes" thread that if you have the cold sore virus, it lies dormant in your spine until it's activated -interesting!

#18 **Xena**

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

Children with different special needs and where to find help if you think your child needs assessing.

Diva cups

MCN

How judgemental people can be

How charitable people can be

What my opinions are on issues that I probably would never even have thought about



#19 brazen

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

to look into whether ryan might have asperger syndrome. he does and we got the diagnosis despite so many 'experts' saying he couldn't possibly... (it's becoming more obvious with age)

thank you eb (i think it was zombie mum in particular)

#20 Beqa

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Diva cups (I now preach Diva at any opportunity), MCNs, car seat safety, MIL issues (have never met mine and I think I am very glad), Home Births, Lotus Births, frugal living tips and knowledge of how other families live ie large families, WFHMs, SAHMs and home schoolers.

ETA - Soap Nuts

Edited by Display anemone, 05 April 2012 - 09:17 PM.


#21 Waterloo

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (Stellajoy @ 05/04/2012, 09:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...
Never say ANYTHING to a pregnant women
...


Yes, I have also learned that before EB I had no idea how insensitive I was!!

#22 TeachmeMum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (prettypenny @ 05/04/2012, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That "definitely" would be the most misspelled word in the English language. biggrin.gif



Oh yes, that drives me batty

MCN's
Diva Cups
Cloth Pads

#23 Madeline's Mum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

MCN
Thermomix
Vinegar and bicarb cleaning
Deep cleaning toilet
Signs and understanding of children who have special needs (terminology include)
Circumsicion education
Delayed cord clamping
Ina May Gaskin and drug free labour

#24 Ridcully

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (prettypenny @ 05/04/2012, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That "definitely" would be the most misspelled word in the English language. biggrin.gif


Nuh uh, lose is the most misspelled word....I always get confused when I read 'I need to loose some weight'

Back to the OP, I'm another who has switched to diva cup thanks to EB. And I've picked up lots of work via elance after hearing about it on here...

#25 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

There is so much I have learnt from EB.  Before having DS, I didn't have any friends with babies, so EB has been great.  

Through EB, I have learnt about:
MCNs
Diva cup
Condensed milk biscuits
How to my my own (non-evil) yogurt
How to deep clean a toilet
ABA and breastfeeding info in general (EB saved my sanity in the early days with a newborn and a blocked duct)
The importance of rear-facing
How big a name nerd I am

Websites:
calorie king (and the subsequent 20kg I lost!)
Book depository
Organic care shampoo and conditioner
Dream diva

And in spite of all the eyerolling about predictacle hot topics, thanks to EB, I feel a lot more informed about:
- controlled crying
- circumcision
- breastfeeding
- disability access (parking, toilets etc)
- the challenges of returning to work (ie SAHM vs WOHM)
- "baby-friendly hospitals"
- public vs private birth options
- home birth

The most amazing thing I have learnt from EB is the power of sharing knowledge amongst women (and a few men Tounge1.gif) and what an amazing resource EB really is.  I know there are often YAAB threads, but I am amazed by how many women openly and unselfishly share their wisdom and know-how across such a diverse range of topics.  Just today I have read about topics from making hot cross buns, to defining beauty to will-making estate planning.  Amazing.




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