BABY 5 MONTHS UPDATE

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It all seems like yesterday when I brought my little Angel home, Clueless on so many things about babies but I knew I will do just fine. I am thankful for God’s guidance, people who were there for me and the internet. It has definitely not been all rosy but I have learnt not to complain. All the sleepless nights,all the mama going crazy and body changes etc is all worth it.Time waits for no one so I am enjoying every minute of the time with the little one.The older she becomes the more easier it is for me.

5 Months update: As I said,the older she becomes, the better  and more comfortable things get for me . This was a big month for us because she started her solid! I was so excited when her Doctor gave us the green light to feed her solids. I  have always wanted to see what her reaction will be like on her first solid food so I couldn’t wait to feed her. We were given the go ahead when she was around 4 months but I waited till she turned 5 months. The mistake I made was to give her fruits first which I heard is a N0! No! but fortunately for me,when I gave her veggies, she loved it anyways.

We experienced our first constipation because of the solid and boy O boy! that was something I don’t want to see her go through again.Even adults find it  very uncomfortable much less a baby. I thought because I was still breastfeeding her,it was OK not to give her water but I guess that was not enough. I read on one of those baby webs to mix water with apple juice or pear juice. I am not going to lie, that worked liked magic and I was so happy.  It was just the happiest day of my life.

Daily routine: The minute she wakes up,she wants milk. She does not joke with it at all. Basically,that is her booster for the day. I give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar then at 9:30am, I give her either cereal or fruit puree. I do my best to feed her every 3 to 4 hours. Her last solid is normally at 6pm so any feeding from then is breast milk because it’s light.  When we are going out, I take her formula along but 70% guaranteed,I end up breastfeeding her. Her sleeping pattern keeps evolving. We have not established a specific time. Some week she sleeps early ,others late. I am not going to force her and give her a specific time to sleep. She is normally asleep before 10pm anyways.

It was joyous  when my baby said her first word, She is going to be a talkative! She has been doing a lot of baby talking,grabbing and she is sitting well now. Very active at this age, hence,we have been having a lot of fun together. She started teething and unfortunately,she had her first cold and cough during this period. All in one batch you can imagine how poorly my baby was. She never liked her her teething tools so she was always putting her finger in her mouth or biting on mummy and daddy. My saviors during this period was Oral gel,Shea butter,saline drops,baby rub and vicks humidifier.

One piece of advice, every baby is different so please do not compare your baby to another.

Love Tutu…

 

 

 

 

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SUMMER INFANT DELUXE SEAT

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Last Christmas, I included this product in the Kids Christmas guide I did for the parents. I know as a mother, before you make a purchase, you do your research making sure it’s a good product. Basically, when my girl was 3months, I started training her to sit with pillows around her. But I wanted her to sit upright so I decided to go for  a seat to help her. Initially, I planned on getting the Bumbo seat but when I got to Toys r us, I changed my mind. I realized the Bumbo was just plain simple compared to deluxe seat. I needed something to keep her engaged and I knew it will be fun for my baby. This was quite interesting so I picked this and I am glad I did. She loves it, keeps her busy and when she is happy, I am happy too. 

A couple of pros about it; 

  • it has a detachable toy bar
  • 3in1 chair(can be used as a booster seat)
  • it turns 360 degrees
  • easy to clean
  • 6 colourful toys to keep baby engaged

One downside about it;

  • the leg room is not enough so if your baby is on the chubby side, it tend to get tighter with the tray. 

Hope this review will be helpful. 

Tutu..

Baby and kids Christmas guide

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Just a couple of days left to Christmas. I decided to put up this Christmas guide to parents who are still wondering what to get. Rounded it to 10 items to make it easier. Hope it helps. 

   
    
    
    
    
 

Triple Action

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This is one of my favourite things at the moment and if you are a mum, you will understand. Honestly, I think I need a diaper wearing tutoring because, I might be doing something wrong to get the leakage. And yes, I am talking about baby poo. Places I get the stain? It’s either the sides or back of her clothes and I know most of the mothers can relate to that. 

For some reason,this happens when she wears a new clothing. It’s  Like 80% of the time. I just feel it might just be her little welcome ceremony. 

As I said, it is often her new clothes and I get so worried because I don’t want it to be stained. Well, baby clothes are not that cheap so we got to do what we got to do. As we all know, not all detergents do what they say they do,therefore, I end up getting a yellow stain on her clothes. 

 I never gave up on my determination to eliminate that yellow stain, so I decided to try a couple of detergents until I get the right one. Let’s call it my “trial and error” journey. One beautiful day, I made a purchase and that my friend, was going to change my life forever. Quite dramatic but this product deserves the attention. I bought PUREX detergent just to give it a try and I loved it and the rest was history. It is as powerful as it says on the packaging “triple action”. 

How do I get rid of the stain? Simple!! 

I hand wash the stained part first with just water, pour a bit of PUREX were it has been stained, soak it in water over night then hand wash it again the next day with PUREX. Sometimes I do forget and soak it for two days. Viola!. I know it will be of great help when start eating solid and I am not scared at all! 

As a first time mum, I know it’s difficult and frustrating when you aren’t getting things right. I hope this helps. 

Tutu….