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Weaning – slowly does it.

I thought I’d share a little update on our weaning journey with Noddy. He’s 7 months now, and by this stage his older siblings were greedily eating all the food they could grab. N though, has always had a rather disinterested approach to food. It’s really hard when your child has little interest in food. I have battled for years with a fussy eater, and it is heart breaking, so I did panic when N didn’t want to try solids at first. But, we’ve persisted.

Weaning - baby in baby bjorn high chair

We started weaning a little early on the advice of our health visitor. However, it was a disaster and we gave up, deciding to try again once he was 6 months. Our journey began with trying to encourage him to eat finger foods, but he just threw them down. So we tried pureed carrot which nicely decorated clothes (mostly mine) and the floor. We had 5 weeks of pure frustration, weaning wasn’t meant to be this hard?! Noddy was unimpressed with everything we presented him with, looking at us like we were insane. It was hugely frustrating, and I did begin to wonder if I could ever persuade him to eat. He would try a tiny bit one day, and the next day keep his mouth firmly shut. While we were on holiday he ate more, but it didn’t seem very much still.

7 months arrived, and I decided to just carry on the weaning journey introducing more to his diet.

7 month old weaning

Noddy greedily ate a big portion of pasta with ricotta and tomato sauce, yes he smothered quite a lot over his face, but a huge amount went in his mouth and was greeted with happy noises. Stronger flavours are more popular with him, we have had success with foods flavoured with herbs and spices. He likes to feed himself, though finger foods aren’t always a success. I’ve noticed that he prefers to grab the spoon and help feed himself. Though, he is no where near co-ordinated enough to do it all by himself, he does try! We have started to try things like egg on toast over the last week, which has proved popular. He also happily sits in his highchair while we eat dinner, and will have a little of whatever we are having. This has mixed success – sometimes he will just throw it on the floor and other times he will try a bit.

Drinking..

He loves his sippy cup, though I think he loves throwing the contents of it around as much as he likes drinking from it! Everywhere gets soaked! Thankfully it is only water, so it is quick to mop up! I’ve started to think that he’s having a little too much milk, but he’s such a petite baby that I’m trying not to worry. This week he has a horrible cold, and perhaps that is why he is keen to drink a little more milk than “he should”.

So, all in all, while we have had a slow start, I think we’re getting there. I just hope he continues to enjoy trying different flavours!

 

Summer Infant My Fun Tub Baby Bath – REVIEW

Anyone who has had to bath a newborn baby will tell it can be a tricky process! I know I found myself terrified of dropping baby and then a wet baby is really slippery! Then as babies get bigger, they need more entertainment to keep bath time Fun! We were delighted to review the Summer Infant My Fun Tub, here’s how we got on..

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WIN with Sophie la girafe #Organic Skincare

Sophie la girafe skincare products are gentle enough for the whole family, while aimed at babies and young children, I have to confess that I adore their natural baby oil and indulgent body lotion. The entire range is Ecocert certified Organic, which means the products contain at least 95% natural products, and absolutely no parabens. The Ecocert label, means you can be sure that it contains no harsh chemicals, and instead contains fabulous natural ingredients.

Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics, FanFan

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First weeks with a newborn and Snuzpod

While baby Yo is our third child, and we are gleefully referred to as “experienced parents” we still have to go through the same trial and error processes to discover what works for the new member of our family – and us to! We’ve still had the nights where nothing works to settle baby and the days when you suddenly discover she likes to look at lamp shades (she does, especially frilly ones!) to learn about how to bond well with our new baby!

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I’m a Baba + Boo Ambassador!

I’m delighted to tell you that I’m going to be a Baba + Boo ambassador! I’ve always toyed with the idea of cloth nappies, but with my eldest I was struggle with adjusting to having a baby after a traumatic birth and struggling to deal with the lack of sleep! Then when the next baby came along he was born in winter during a snowy spell and thoughts turned away from re-usable as with single glazing and no tumble dryer, I couldn’t face fumbling about trying to dry cloth nappies when I didn’t really know what I was doing with them, and didn’t think I had anyone to ask!

I want to use re-usable cloth nappies for a number of reasons, firstly I think that many disposable nappies aren’t very kind to skin and secondly there is a huge environmental impact associated with them. I’m not going to lie, I don’t anticipate never using another disposable, but as my favourite brand of nappies is no longer producing in the UK I am keen to try something totally new! Who knows – perhaps I will then move on to re-usable wipes to?! I have to confess that the Baba+Boo nappies are pretty darn gorgeous too which has helped make my decision to try them very easy! 

I am not afraid to admit that I am a total imbecile when it comes to cloth nappies, I had to ask if they are machine washable (they are!) and have already warned everyone that I will undoubtedly be asking hundreds of questions about *everything*. So, I hope you will join me on this journey and our cloth nappy adventures! 


Cotton Sheets by Huggies!

I remember laughing when I was handed a leaflet telling me that I needed to pack cotton wool and a tub to hold water in my hospital bag, were they so out of date that they’d not heard of wet wipes? It was only when I pointed this out to my midwife that she explained the benefits of cotton wool and water! Anyone who has had a newborn baby will know that handling them is often a struggle (particularly if it is your first!) without struggling to hold cotton wool and a tub of water! Huggies have come up with an ingenious product, which combines the ease of a wet wipe with the delicacy of cotton wool Huggies Cotton Sheets!

 

Well, both my boys are passed the newborn stage, but Elvis suffers from quite sensitive skin, so I was quite keen to see how we got on! The sheets come in a handy roll, they are easy to handle and you can pull one sheet from the roll even one handed! The sheets are embossed with little bears and paw prints – very cute! As soon as you touch a sheet you become aware how incredibly soft they are, the size of a wet wipe but er..dry! With a little water they effectively cleaned up after a dirty nappy incident, no fear of the sheet breaking and in fact I was impressed with how effectively it absorbed.


Today I found myself using them dry to clean Elvis’ face up after lunch, he was quite happy to let his face be wiped so it obviously felt very soft against his face! Shh, don’t tell anyone but I also used a sheet to take my make up off last night! Would I recommend them? Yes! Most definitely! I think we’ll be using them in conjunction with wet wipes, and if we decide to add another Goriami to the family at some point I’d definitely use the cotton sheets for the newborn days! 


Thanks to Huggies for sending us some Cotton Sheets to sample!