Sunday, 15 September 2013

Easy accessible all in ones.. and the ones I dont find helpful!

The best suits for easy access…

It’s all very fine and dandy wanting to dress your baby up in awesome, cute looking little outfits but babies don’t have any neck strength and some outfits are super hard to dress them in. Especially if it is your first baby, you’re extra careful!

I find the best all in one suits are; ones that are similar to these. Next are really good with them especially the ones with the buttons down the front, and they all have integrated scratch mittens, which are a brilliant help because trying to keep scratch mittens (and socks for that matter) on Thomas is hard as he is still in first size clothes at 4 weeks.

I find the most difficult suits to dress baby in are ones similar to these; (I have been bought the ‘My Mummy makes me smile as a gift though but it is 0-3 and it’ll be easier to dress him in once he has the neck strength)

Basically, try and get the suits with the most buttons on, so there is enough acess to dress him quickly and it is easy access to change nappies etc! 

I have used next website as I find these the better all in one suits, I love next. I am in no way slating the company because the clothes are lovely!

Trapped Wind... My tips!

Trapped Wind

Apparently your new born baby won’t get colic if you’re breastfeeding but trapped wind... wow! I can tell the difference with his cry. You can hear the pain in it. Paddy is fantastic getting the wind away as he is a little more, heavy handed than I am, shall we say. (I aren’t in any way implying we are beating the wind out of him, just Thomas is Paddy’s 3rd child and my 1st)
You can use infacol ( from 1 week to 4 weeks then use Gripe Water. He associates his feed with the infacol, when I put the droplet into his mouth so it does calm him down and gets him ready for his feed. I however have a gulper and I think that’s where the trapped wind comes from. When it is gone, he is such a good, calm baby. He is content after a big trump/poo!
I am not sure anyone really knows the difference between Colic and severe trapped wind but either way it is awful.
Thomas is getting better at it now though, he is 4 weeks old tomorrow so we are having more sleep on a night time. I say we, I am having more sleep.

The things we do to help the trapped wind out of his system are;

·         Rub clockwise on his tummy with the palm of your hand
·         Hold him in-front of you and make him do a little jump, don’t shake just move up and down.
·         Lay him flat and pump his legs in and out and turn them as if he is riding a bicycle
·         Pat the wind out of him but from his bum, almost to send the bubbles upwards
·         Put him over your knee/shoulder but his belly has to be on your knee and pat/rub his back

If all fails, you can speak to your GP and use Gripe water but you have to lower the dosage.

Friday, 6 September 2013



Sigh… Yes I am a sufferer! But I didn’t realise how much they bothered me until I had Thomas! I am currently on day 4 of not been able to give my little boy a kiss! I have been feeling run down and stressed out recently though, so these factors have cause the outbreak!

I decided that enough was enough yesterday and got my Carex anti-bacterial hand gel out and a cotton bud and spread it all over my lips, worked a treat – dried them out. Stung like hell but helped!!  But I also went to the GP today who prescribed me some Fucidin. I have to apply it to the affected area 3 times a day sparingly.


Do you suffer from them? What do you do to treat them? Are there any home remedies you could recommend?