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Karimums Community Guidelines

Welcome to Karimums, a place to meet, share, chat, learn and celebrate the joys of parenthood.

Karimums contains content that is generated by our Careline and members of the site. The user-generated content is created and uploaded by people just like you who want to share their parenting journey. To ensure that Karimums is always a safe and fun place for everybody, we've developed the following community guidelines to highlight the things you need to know and some rules you need to follow.

By participating in this website, you agree to be bound by these guidelines, our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy.

Think before you share

Karimums is a public environment, so only post information that you feel comfortable with. Remember that anything you post is on display for all visitors to the website to see, both now and in the future. Karimums does not edit or moderate your content before it is posted — you completely control the content, including comments, photos and videos, you choose to put up. Remember that the content you post can be shared by others without your knowledge.

Don't make it personal

For the safety and privacy of all Karimums users, please do not post any private information about yourself or others, such as phone numbers, addresses or places of employment. You can manage your privacy settings to limit the information you share, or others can share about you, by clicking here.

Advice with a grain of salt!

Karimums includes content and advice from people just like you who want to share their parenting journey so information on the Karimums website might not be true for everyone. Karimums and Nutricia do not endorse or adopt any of the content posted by users, nor provide any assurance about its accuracy or correctness. You should always check with a trained health professional before relying on any of the information on this site.

Found something inappropriate?

Karimums is a place where you should feel safe, reassured and happy. It's about connecting with others in a positive way. If you see any content, including a post, comment or video that you feel is inappropriate or against the spirit of our site, flag it! The post will then be removed from view and flagged to our Community Manager who will review and remove it if it's inappropriate.

If you are unhappy with our service or would like to make a complaint about the content Nutricia puts on this site, please email us.


If you feel Karimums have infringed your copyright, please contact us.

Uploading no-no's

Karimums is a happy and helpful environment for each and every one of us! So in order to keep it this way, we ask you not to upload the following:

  • material which could damage a person's reputation or make other people think badly of them;
  • other people's material (such as photos or videos) without their permission
  • photos or videos of other people or which includes identifying information about other people without their permission
  • material which contains obscene language, adult or illegal content or illegal activities
  • content for a commercial purpose, such as advertising your business
  • content that harasses, bullies, discriminates, demeans, hurts or attacks others or a group of people or that is otherwise offensive, or content that is likely to encourage others to engage in this type of conduct.

Child-related content

Do not upload photos or videos of children which are not your own unless their parent or guardian has given permission. Some images of children are never OK. Images showing naked, abused, neglected or sexualised children will be removed immediately and offenders may be reported to authorities.

Repeated conduct

If a member violates these guidelines, Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy, their profile will be immediately and permanently suspended, without warning or other notice.

Use common sense at all times and most importantly, enjoy the Karimums community!

Karimums list of acronyms, symbols & words

  • @ — commonly used to address people
  • Avatar — the image that someone has uploaded to be their profile picture
  • AC — assisted conception
  • ADS — all day sickness
  • AF — aunty flow (periods)
  • AFAIK — as far as I know
  • AFM — as for me
  • AI — artificial insemination
  • BBL — be back later
  • BC — birth control
  • BFN — big fat negative (pregnancy test)
  • BFP — big fat positive (pregnancy test)
  • BF — breastfed
  • BIL — brother in law
  • BM — breast milk
  • BRB — be right back
  • BTDT — been there done that
  • BTW — by the way
  • b/c — because
  • CD — cycle day
  • CIO — cry it out
  • DC — day care
  • DM — direct message
  • DH, DS, DD, DF, DB — dear husband, dear son, dear daughter, dear fiancé, dear boyfriend
  • DHAC — don’t have a clue
  • DI — Donor Insemination
  • DTD — did the deed
  • EBM - expressed breast milk
  • FB — Facebook
  • FF — formula fed
  • FIL — father in law
  • FWIW — for what it's worth
  • FYI - for your information
  • GBH — great big hugs
  • GYN — gynaecologist
  • HPT — home pregnancy test
  • HTH — hope this helps
  • IDK — I don’t know
  • IMO — in my opinion
  • IMHO — in my humble opinion
  • IRL — in real life
  • ITA — I totally agree
  • IVF — In Vitro Fertilisation
  • IYKWIM — if you know what I mean
  • JK or j/k — just kidding
  • LOL - laugh out loud
  • MCHN - Maternal Child Health Nurse
  • MIL — mother in law
  • M/S — morning sickness
  • NMS — not my style
  • O — ovulation
  • OB — Obstetrician
  • OH — overheard
  • OMG — Oh. My. God.
  • OP — original poster (site)
  • OT — off topic
  • OTT — over the top
  • PG — pregnant
  • PMSL — pi$$ myself laughing
  • POAS — pee on a stick
  • PP — previous poster (site)
  • RE — in regards to
  • ROFL — rolling on floor laughing
  • RTQ — read the question
  • SAHM — stay at home mum
  • SAHD — stay at home dad
  • SD — step daughter
  • SIL — sister in law
  • SS — step son
  • TBH — to be honest
  • TIA — thanks in advance
  • TY — thank you
  • TL, DR — too long, didn’t read
  • TMI — too much information
  • TT — tummy time / toilet training
  • TTC — trying to conceive
  • TWW — two week wait
  • U/S — ultrasound
  • WAHM - work at home mum
  • WRT — with respect to
  • YW — you’re welcome

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