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Review: La La Beads Teething Necklace

I had breast fed baby number 1 so I always knew I was going to breast feed baby number 2. The biggest issue once having a baby is what to wear over your post baby body, for me it’s always about being breast feeding accessible. To me this means a stretchy vest that pulls down with some sort of top or cover over the top. This doesn’t give you much scope when trying to wear any form of jewellery. Especially as there’s always a little hand around your neck destined to pull at whatever is there.

Well that was until I was sent a beautiful necklace called Bubble Citron from Lala Beads. This necklace is really funky, a great colour and is a teething necklace.

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So it’s designed with little hands (and gums) in mind as well as hitting fashion trends. It’s made form 100% Food Grade Silicon, the same material used for teething toys and is easily cleaned with soap and water and can also go in the dishwasher. The best part is it is completely durable and looks fab when being worn just over a t-shirt or jumper. I love wearing this necklace, and my daughter loves playing with it too whilst feeding. My daughter is now coming up 6 months and is starting to teeth so is putting absolutely anything she can find in her mouth, she absolutely loves chewing on the necklace and I can look good at the same time.

The necklaces can be found at www.lalabeeds.com. There are 3 different designs of necklaces; bubble, pearl and spice. All come in a cool funky colour and all priced at £15 – which is such a great price for a great piece of jewellery.

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Vicky

Sponsored Post: My Top Tips On Coping with Teething

Teething is horrible time for both baby and mother. BG really suffered when she was teething she would be in a lot of pain and often get nappy rash. Little Miss doesn’t seem to suffer as badly as BG but she still gets really grumpy and it can affect her sleep.

I found several different things can ease the pain for the girls so I thought I would share my top tips:

Teething Toys

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Invest in a few good teething toys. A mixture of ones that can be put in the fridge and the ones that are texture so they can have a good chew.  I can tell when Little Miss is teething as she sucks her thumb more and chews her fingers.

The Freezer is Your Friend

Put a damp flannel in the freezer and then let your child chew on that, it really helps sooth the gums. For older children put those yogurt tubes in the freezer, a yummy treat and something to soothe at the same time. Alternately make smoothie ice lollies.

Hard Food

When BG was teething a friend told me to give her toasted crusts the roughness helps the tooth cut through. It really helps. We also use bread sticks and crackers.

Homeopathic Remedies

I used teething powders with both the girls and I found that it really calmed them downed and eased the pain. You can now get a homeopathic teething solution called Camilia It comes in single dose packaging so it’s easy to give to baby on the go.  Camilia treats infant teething pains as well as the related symptoms; crotchety behaviour, swollen gums, sore bottoms, red cheeks and profuse salivation, thanks to its exclusive formula, which combines three natural substances: Chamomilla vulgaris9c, Phytolacca decandra 5c and Rheum 5c with purified water. Camilia contains no lactose, no alcohol, no artificial flavour and no preservatives

Camillia UK pack 34G 300dpi

Cuddles

I find a good cuddle and snuggle can help calm baby down and help. Nothing beats cuddles!

What do you use to help with teething?

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Baby Products We Are Loving This Month {August}

It’s amazing how much stuff babies seem to have. OK so they probably don’t need it all but sometimes I can’t help myself. I thought going forward I would share the products we are loving each month. Some have been sent to us and others we have bought ourselves ( bloggers do actually buy things).

So here is what we are loving this month:

Little Miss is being baby led weaned which is so much easier than the purees we did with BG. One of the upsides is you need very little to actually do it. However there are a few items that make life a little easier.

Bibs! BLW is very, very messy. As the weather is warm I often strip her down but there are times a bib comes in handy. My favourite are the wipe down bibs, cloth bibs just get stained. We were sent a Jake Giraffe  Bibsili £6.99 from www.piccolobambino.co.uk to try out.

Little Miss has a fascination with Giraffes so it was a big hit with her straight away.  There are several  features I like about this:

  • It’s easy to clean. It even goes in the dishwasher
  • The crumb catcher. Little has already worked out how to get food out if it.
  • The adjustable neck, there are three different notches on it

These bibs are must when weaning. They come in different designs.

Another must is the MAM Dipper Set. It’s a spoon and fork set which has a little shield on it to stop them sticking it too far down their throats. This means Little Miss can feed herself yogurt and porridge.  She mastered using it very quickly and gets very excited when she sees it coming out of the draw.

MAM also sent me a feeding bowl which is spilt in two sections and comes with a lid handy for at home and for taking food about.  We also received some teething products which came just in time.

The Bite and Relax Phase Two is great for gnashing on, it has 4 different surfaces and just right for little hands. It comes with its own transportation box which can be used for sterilising.

The Mini Coolers are also a great product, just pop them in the fridge and then let your baby go at them. I love that it comes with a little strap and clip perfect for on the go.

Teething powders are a must in this house. I mainly used Aston and Parsons when BG was teething but they are very hard to get hold of now so I use Nelson Teetha powders and they work really well.  I find they calm Little Miss down and she is a happier baby. I have also been using them with BG who is having problems with her teeth and had an abscess recently and they helped her as well. I buy mine at Boots but they are available in most chemist and supermarkets.

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Solar Eclipse Sunshade from Diono £13.99 . I must for any trip in the car that pesky sun gets in Little Miss’s eyes. It has two layers one is a total blackout for extra sunny days and then you can just have to bottom layer which lets a little light through.

I was sent some Baby Eye Care wipes from TLC to try out. Little Miss gets a little bit of hay fever when the grass is cut and I found these wipes really gentle and helped soothed her eyes when we were out and about. I have also been using them as I have had really sore and watering eyes this year and they have been a life saver when out. The wipes sooth but stop my eyes drying out and getting sore which happens when I keep wiping them.

I like that they come individually wrapped you can pop a few in your bag.

The biggest hit at the moment is Little Miss’s Fisher Price Jumperoo. BG was bought a trampoline so I decided Little Miss needed something, so a few months ago I bought one from Sainsbury’s.  She liked being in there but wasn’t overly excited but in the last month it’s been the source of a lot of giggles.  She loves jumping around and worked out how to spin it and loves to play with the different toys.  I am really glad we invested in it. It can be adjusted to three heights and she is on the lowest at the moment so she has room to grow.

What are you loving this month?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teething Help from Munchkin

We have hit teething in this house. Thankfully Little Miss doesn’t seem to be struggling as bad as BG did but she is still a bit grumpy. She wants to chew on things constantly including my finger which was fine until her first tooth came through and now she just bites me.

Munchkin kindly sent me Little Miss some of their teething range to chomp on.

She was sent: