Freddie is now 11 weeks old and loves nothing more than putting his hands in his mouth and having a good old chew, but this is where Nibbling got in touch and offered to send us one of their Teething Dummy Clips
We were sent the Stellar Dummy Clip in Pearl. I couldn’t wait for Freddie to try it out.
The new and original Stellar Dummy Clip Pearl is a fun and safe way to attach your child’s dummy onto their pram, sleep sack, car seat or clothes.
All beads are made of non toxic, BPA free, soft silicone and can safely be chewed on and washed.
This teething dummy clip retails at £12.00. I personally think the price is a little steep and wouldn’t spend that sort of money, but I think it is a great idea having the 2 in 1 teether with dummy clip.
I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Freddie was born on Saturday 8th July, just one day over his due date, We didn’t know we were having a boy and it was a lovely surprise. It had been quite an easy pregnancy the whole way through, not knowing I was actually pregnant till I was over 9 weeks said it all. I didn’t suffer from any sickness just major heartburn and a little nausea.
I had to be monitored closely due to having a heart monitor because of previous fainting spells, but everything was going well and the consultants were happy with me but I was classed as “High Risk” so could only go to Heartlands Hospital.
A few days before my due date I had experienced a heavy feeling quite low down in my groin area but didn’t think anything of it. I hadn’t experienced any other pains or aches so just ignored it. I had no trouble sleeping and was going straight through the night.
The evening of the 7th July I went to bed as normal then I was woken at 4am with stomach cramps, I wasn’t sure what it was, so lay in bed and tried to get back off to sleep, but when they didn’t go away and gradually got worse I knew I was in labour. I let the OH sleep untill about 6.30am then decided to wake him up and tell him my contractions had started.
I decided to go and have a warm bath later that morning, I spent a good half hour in it but our bath just isn’t big enough to lie down and get comfy so ended up giving up and it didn’t really help.
About 10am we phoned my parents as the car seat was at theirs (my mum superscious so wouldn’t let us have the pram etc here). Then tom’s parents so they could come pick up our dog Carly. Mum and dad arrived, so Tom and dad fixed the isofix base in the car (Probably should have done it a little sooner) and then they ended up talking outside for ages. By this point it was getting on for lunch time and my contractions were getting stronger and closer together so we started timing them.
The hours were ticking by and I was tiring and struggling to cope with the pain but just kept breathing through them and trying to concentrate on something else. Eventually, I decided at about 2.30pm we should go to hospital, we rang the ward and went straight to willow suite. We were greeted by a lovely midwife – unfortunately can’t remember her name, we settled in to our room and she came back a short while later and asked if she was ok to do an internal examination and I was only 3cm dilated, felt like I was a lot further than that with the pain. She advised that I needed to progress to at least 5cm within the next 4 hours otherwise I would be sent home
The midwife suggested walking round to get things moving quicker plus I needed to eat as my body was running on low energy which wasn’t good for me or baby, I just couldn’t eat but Mum and tom were force feeding me food – sweets, sandwiches and biscuits, unfortunately a short time after I remember shouting “I’m going to be sick” – the joys of pregnancy.
My waters finally broke at approx 16.25pm, the relief of those going was amazing even just for a short time till my contractors got worse. My contractions continued and the midwife kept a close eye on baby’s heartbeat the whole way through. The minutes seemed like hours.
Eventually, I had that feeling that you can never mistake – the urge to push. For anyone who has never had a baby, this is like the feeling of wanting to do the biggest poo on the planet. The midwife, who was lovely, tried to get me to go on all fours and push, but I wasn’t having it. The worst part of it all was I couldn’t get comfy – I ended up in the traditional lying down position, but that was the most comfortable way. I don’t know how long I was pushing for, before they told me they could see the head. The next thing there was an incredible burning sensation (the head being born) and then at 19.12pm, out our baby popped. It was a little boy. We called him Freddie. Immediately after he was born he had to be rushed off to resuscitation unit as he decided to twist and wrap the cord around his neck not once but twice, thankfully he was perfectly fine.
Would I do I again, Yes!
Freddie is now over 2 months old and changing everyday.
Over 6 weeks ago I finally gave birth to our first child, A Boy, we named him Freddie. I can’t believe where the time has gone.
So far he has been sleeping relevantly well and on occasions (5 so far) he has slept through from 11pm – 6pm or 12pm – 7am – Good going little man. Unfortunately, the last week or so at night he hasn’t been as settled and we think he has had a mild case of colic – common in babies from about 1 month.
Back in May I was offered the opportunity to review one of my hummy sleeping aids for babies and it couldn’t of arrived at a more convenient time.
I choose the Slate grey “Snoozy” bear as we didn’t know the gender of our baby at the time so we needed something that was semi neutral and would be suitable for either.
I think the selling point for me, is that it worked for us and our baby Boy Freddie. I put it on every night (when I remembered) for when he goes to sleep in his moses basket. It is still early days as he is only 6 weeks old but so far we can’t get enough of it.
The snoozy bear not only does the job, but it looks super cute and is soft to touch. It comes in 3 toy designs to choose from, the teddy bears, the snoozy and the sleepy head. You can pick your favourite from 4 teddy bears, 5 different snoozy’s in pastel colours or 3 different Sleepyhead colours – something for everyone.
The snoozy I choose retails at £49.00, I wouldn’t personally spend this much but it is worth every penny so far.
Here are some of the brilliant selling points for us:
Sizing – It is the perfect size to either hang or pop in the moses basket with them, big enough to be a toy, yet doesn’t take up half the room in the moses basket It’s super soft and can be transfered with them to the cot/bed.
Noise Variety – My Hummy emits 5 types of white noise resembling: a hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, rainfall, ocean waves and amniotic fluid with heartbeat. This is because these are some of the most common noises they would hear while in the womb normally. I can just about work out what noise is what I think.
Sensor – Every myHummy features a Sleep Sensor which knows when the baby is about to wake up. You can also use them in non-stop mode for 12 hours of uninterrupted humming. Perfect.
Fade out – One of the other functions I like about the Snoozy is the sound fades out after 60 minutes and Non-stop mode for up to 12 hours of uninterrupted white noise to help your little one sleep.
Machine Washable – 2 of my favourite words. No trips to dry cleaners! Just throw it in the washing machine with peace at mind that your not going to damage it. Remember to remove the sound sensor first, but should it get grubby you know it’s a washing machine job.
Even More Qualities!
Suitable from birth and tested for baby safety in every imaginable way
Made of top quality materials which babies love to touch, squeeze, hug and suck on!
Carefully designed and made entirely in Poland to the highest EU standard was
Snoozy requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
Dimensions: approx. 14×23 cm / 5.5×9 in
*I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
In May I headed out to the baby Show to see if could get some last minute essentials before our baby arrived in July.
Before arriving I had an email to head over to the Mam stall on the day as they wanted a chat with me about the products they could offer new mums to be. When arriving at the stall I asked to speak to the relevant person, she gave me lots of information about a new products they had released.
Once baby arrived I couldn’t wait to put it in use and loved the option of being able to use it as both as an electric & microwave steriliser plus much more.
The set includes:
1x Electric Steriliser
1x Express Warmer
2x 160ml Easy Start Anti Colic Bottle
2x Start 0-2M Soothers
1x Teat Tongs
(Only 1 electric base unit included and needed for Steriliser & Warmer)
6 functions in 1 device
1. Microwave sterilising
2. Electric sterilising
3. Express bottle warming
4. Gentle bottle warming
5. Defrost & food warming
6. Keep warm function
The 6 in 1 is retailed at £90.00 which I feel is a little steep, I wouldn’t personally pay that much but I would recommend it as I love everything about it.
The set up of the steriliser is super easy and simple. I have only used the microwave steriliser part but love it, put 200ml of water in the base, fill with bottles and place in microwave for 11 minutes and leave to cool for a few minute then they are ready to use.
* I was given this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
The weeks flew by rather fast till my due date, we couldn’t wait to meet our little bundle of joy. We still had lots to organise and arrange right up untill weeks before baby cooper was due, I did see myself as an organised person, but didnt feel very organised coming up to the end of my pregnancy, ran out of energy and was worried I had forgotten .
We had only got a small collection of clothes for baby Cooper together because we didn’t know what we were having so brought a few neutral outfits to start out.
I put the wardrobe dividers straight in the wardrobe ready to use, they looked super cute and made the wardrobe look very organised. It made it so easy to work out what size the clothes were at a glance rather than trying to find the labels and check.
The milestones cards are another must have and I couldn’t wait to use them. They are great to remember special moments of your little one.
We have forgotten to use them a few times but are trying to remember them every step of the way so we take photos of them.
I would be sure to visit Belo & Me again for any future products I would like or even gifts to give friends and family.
The Wardrobe dividers are priced at £10.00 and the milestone cards at £12.00 I do feel these are a little pricey for cards.
I was sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
When expecting your first baby you have to make sure you have lots of things ready for when they arrive without going over the top. I have been writing myself some lists and notes of the items I will require definitely and things for my hospital bag.
Back in January, I was contacted by the lovely people at Fay & Lou who offered to send me some of their products. As the baby wasn’t due till July and the sex is going to be a surprise I did advise them of this and it was fine.
Fay & Lou were due to have a new range of Muslin Squares coming out around March time so I was excited to wait and see what I would receive from the new range.
The middle of March arrived and I was advised their products had been sent out in the post. A few weeks later I received a parcel which contained the beautifully coloured muslin squares.
A 3 pack of muslins squares in red, green & blue these are priced at £11.95
A pack of 3 Pastel star muslin squares. These are also priced at £11.95
Size – 60 cm x 60 cm
Machine washable at 40c. (The colours are colorfast and will not fade*)
I feel they are great value for money and are soft and delicate to protect irritation on baby’s skin with been 100% cotton. These muslin squares will also be great for putting over baby on a hot day instead of a blanket to keep the sun of them. They have many great uses and won’t take long to wash or dry.
I was sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.