Friday, 20 July 2012

Play Mat a great investment

Baby J was given a baby gym at a young age and as he's grown older he's getting more out of it and will spend up to 30 mins swatting away at the dangly toys infront of him. He's even had a snooze on it on occasion too [all the excerise tired him out] Play gyms come in all shapes and sizes and can be bought fairly cheaply if you shop around. But they are fairly big and we have left baby J's assembled in the front room. On a recent visit to Mummy T's house I noticed she'd got a travel gym, which was smaller and had one bar of toys to swat, it also zipped up with ease, so after drinking copious cups of coffee and snaffling some excellent home made cake I went home and investigated getting baby J a play gym type thing that we can take with us when we go over to visit family and friends. After some time on e-bay I came across some play mats, which were brightly coloured and had different tactile things that Baby J could go for. I eventually put a bid on one and won a round shaped one which has a few dangling things and an extra cushioned bit in the middle. Baby J loves it, and will quite happily sit on it, I've also done tummy time on it with him and again its been a big success. I paid just £6 [£3 item £3 postage] and its in excellent condition and rolls up really small. Well worth it and I'm hoping Baby J will have lots of fun on it.

First Aid Course...

The Slummy Mummies recently attended a basic baby and infant first aid course that was put on for FREE by Witney's Childrens Centre. The course lasted 2 hours and was a whistle stop tour on what to do with burns, cuts, blood noses, and how to do CPR. I feel so grateful that I went on the course and would now be more confident in my reactions should Baby J have a fall etc. I'd highly recommend it to all new parents. Next time I'll send hubby along

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

16 week Jabs...

I'd been dreading these, having heard how other babies had been ill, grumpy, sick, grizzly after their 16 weekers I was worried that baby J was going to have a rough time... thankfully it wasn't as bad as I thought, he was semi sleeping when we went in, but soon woke up when the good fairy aka the nurse gave him the first jab, a large wail started, which got louder with the 2nd and louder still by the 3rd jab. When he was safely back in the pram he promptly stopped the wail and calmed down. We then went home he had his bottle, and he snoozed the afternoon away. The evening came and he was a tad grizzly and clingy but not too bad. At 1am he woke up crying, 4oz later he was back in the land of nod and slept through till 6.30 where he woke all happy as if nothing had happened and today he's gone back to normal. I'm so pleased they are over.... for another 9 months at least