Category: Baby

11 ALDI Baby Product swaps every mum needs to know!

2019 update regarding my ALDI baby product swaps post: I have had to revise this post to no longer include Aldi’s Mamia First Milk, as it could be seen as a breach of the WHO code. There are a lot of questions arising over the cheaper Milk brands but First step Nutrition state in their Cost of Infant Formulas Marketed in the UK, that ‘As all first infant milks must meet current EU regulations for infant formula composition, there is no need for families to buy more expensive formula’. The reason some brands are priced lower is due to the brands not making claims through marketing and advertising and this saving is passed onto the consumer. While I am not promoting the use of formula over breastmilk, I understand the right that every parent has the right to choose how to feed their baby and some parents can not breastfeed.… Read More

Today I am….5 Months Old

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Yay, I am only a few days late with Emmie’s 5 month update! Turn on that broken record, but man, these past 4 weeks have literally disappeared before my eyes! Maybe it’s because my last update was two weeks late, I don’t know. It just seems time is going a lot faster this time round. I swear she will be toddling in a few months. I can’t believe I am writing this, here is Emmie’s 5 Month update:

 

5 Months

 

Weight: 13lbs 4oz

I have literally just come back from the clinic after getting Emmie weighed. I was so surprised to find out she had dropped a number of percentiles. She has started looking so porky?!? Ordinarily, I don’t think I would worry too much. Emmie was always on the wee side but happily followed her 25 centile line. Now though she has dropped to maybe the 13th centile or there about’s.… Read More

Teething: Is Baltic Amber the Answer?

Baltic Amber strung into jewellery has been long been hailed by many mums as a way to soothe babies through teething. Those who use Amber beads, swear by them, but there are also many that are sceptical of the healing properties they are supposed to possess. Then, there are also the safety concerns of babies wearing jewellery.

 

As Emmie is showing more and more signs of teething, I have begun once again to think how I can help soothe her sore gums. Teething gels are having little effect and although she doesn’t seem too bad with her symptoms, her drooling and mouth full of fist tell me she is feeling it! Finlay was never too bad with his teething and we sporadically used Amber beads, but I wanted to dig deeper to see if it could be the answer for Emmie.

So what’s the story behind Baltic Amber?

Amber has been used for centuries and was once thought to hold magical powers protecting the wearer from evil spirits and diseases.… Read More

Breastfeeding Boobie Beads | Stylish and Practical!

Breastfeeding, something I wasn’t able to do with Finlay, but desperate to do with Emmie. I never quite believed it would happen. Almost 5 Months later, I am still exclusively breastfeeding!! I won’t lie, it hasn’t been easy. There were times I thought I couldn’t do it, but I persevered to a point where I was happy and confident in feeding my baby. Then Emmie began to grow and move, ECK!! I needed some Breastfeeding Boobie Beads!

 

As if my pleas for help were heard, I was offered the chance to review some Boobie Beads (fantastic feeding and teething jewellery). Created by a mum for mums, Breastfeeding Boobie Beads provide a welcome distraction for babies whilst feeding and double up as a teether. Made from soft silicone, BPA and toxin free, they make the perfect choice for little ones to play and chew on. I was sent a gorgeous orange and pink necklace to try out.… Read More

Today I am….. 4 Months Old

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I’m running a few weeks late with this update. My excuses reasons are: Allergic reaction to conjunctivitis (me), Sickness bug (Emmie and Fin), Head Injury (Fin), Birth of new Cousin (Aunty) and a week off together (the four of us)! However, on 06th July Emmie turned 4 months! I feel like a broken record but really, has a month passed since Emmie’s 3 month update? Time continues to fly by incredibly fast and Emmie is growing bigger by the day, the past month has been incredible and we have hit some exciting milestones before they were even expected!

 

4 Months

 

Weight: 12lbs 6oz

 

So this past month, Emmie went bald!!! Not completely, she had a fine covering, but considering she was born with lots of dark hair, she has turned into a little egg head. I expect it will grow back like Fin’s as they seem to be quite similar in colouring, time will tell.… Read More

Baby Development Milestones 3 Months | 12 Weeks

Today we are celebrating baby development milestones 3 months! I can’t believe Emmie is 3 Months old already! My newborn has gone and I have gained a chubby cheeked real little human. She has changed so much since her 2 month update. I really did forget how quickly this stage goes by. It makes me sad they don’t stay little for long, but also incredibly excited to see the little girl she is going to grow into. So without further ado, l give you Emmie’s baby development milestones 3 months!

 

Baby Development Milestones 3 Months | 12 weeks

 

Baby Development Milestones 3 Months | 12 weeks

 

Weight: 11lb 3oz

 

Over the past 4 weeks Emmie has continued to show more and more interest in what’s going on around her. She is extremely nosey. When being held loves nothing more than to sit up and make sure she has had a good look at everything that’s on offer.… Read More

Baby Milestones 2 months | 8 Weeks

Welcome to my first proper monthly update of baby Emmeline! Today we are celebrating her baby milestones 2 Months (or 8 weeks). Technically she is almost 3 months old now, but I am catching up on the backlog. So Without further ado, welcome to Emmies Today I am series. If you have wandered here first you can read about Emmies first month in our ‘Welcome to the world’ post, but for now I give you, baby Milestones 2 months!

 

Baby Milestones 2 Months old | 8 Weeks

 

Baby Milestones 2 Months | 8 Weeks

 

Weight: 9lb 2oz

 

The first 4 weeks passed in a bit of a blur, in fact, I don’t know where the last 4 weeks have gone! I looked at Emmie the other day and I couldn’t believe how big she was. Where did my scrawny little newborn go?

 

Emmie has become more aware of her surrounding over these last few weeks and I love how much she adores her big brother.… Read More