Teething babies are so much fun…said no-one EVER!

I know they can’t help it, and we should all be happy we can’t remember getting our own teeth, but OMFG teething is horrible….for parents! Gigi was so good and hardly made a fuss, Blake on the other hand (typical man?!?) is very fussy!!

So I thought this weeks blog post could be about what I’ve found that helps me… I mean him!! 

I do like to keep things as natural as possible, don’t get me wrong by the time Gigi was 2, ‘Calpol’ and ‘Neurofen’ were very much part of her vocabulary, but nevertheless I think it’s worth giving as many natural things a go first/as well as.

One of the best things I’ve found for both babies is an Amber anklet.

Amber is meant to reduce pain…the theory goes that when wearing Amber the baby’s body heat triggers the release of a tiny bit of oil that contains succinic acid (a naturally-occurring substance in the body) and when this is absorbed, it has an analgesic effect on the swollen and sore gums.

The next is Nelsons teething granules, these come in little sachets, great for when you are out and about, and can help just calm baby down a little if it’s all going a bit wrong. 

I have recently found these crazy old school teething biscuits which are actually brilliant! Again it’s all about a few minutes of peace, and these Bickiepegs defo do the trick! 

Both Gigi and Blake have also got some relief from those teething rings you freeze, there is so much choice but we love the BamBam star! 

A ‘chewy’ toy is always a winner, we have the obligatory Sophie (mini one) and I also just ordered Cheeky Chompers Chewy which Blake LOVES! 

And as a last ditch attempt to get a bit of extra sleep, a pillow spray is always helpful. We use one ourselves but This Works do one especially for the minis and it’s fabulous! 

As a final thought… IT WILL PASS… They will go back to be adorable little bundles of loveliness… well until the next tooth arrives!

Joey X 
Notes: Pictures are links to product websites. This is all my own opinion, I have no medical training. I haven’t been paid to advertise any of these products they are just things I have bought myself and liked! 

What’s in your pouch?

With Gigi I would pack a HUGE change bag even to pop to the supermarket! This time around I’m a little more relaxed and still want to get to use my handbag collection (!), so I’ve been more and more opting for the nappy pouch (clutch, whatever you want to call it). 

I was gifted the gorgeous Anya Hindmarch one which is great with its different pockets and wipe clean material but at Β£125 it’s not the cheapest option! And to be honest it can still be a little bulky! Hence we we’ve made our own and have these canvas pouches which can be fully personalised available in the gigilovesblake shop. At Β£15 they are an absolute style steal!

But what do you put in it? Well in mine I have all the basics:

  • 2 or 3 Nappies
  • Wipes 
  • Disposal change mat 
  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Sudocrem Care and Protect
  • A toy/dummy/teething chew
  • Spare babygrow 
  • And a few random bits for Gigi and I (hair tie, lip gloss, plasters, box of raisins)

I’ve found that getting travel versions of the hand gel, and even small packs of wipes means that I can fit everything I need into this pouch for most outings. It’s only when we are going on a day trip I tend to take the full change bag now! And even when I do take the change bag I still find myself putting in the pouch because I know it’s got all the essentials in! 

The star of my pouch has to be the Sudocrem care and protect though, I was recently sent a sample and I love it! The product itself (easily absorbed and moisturising) is great but for me the compact size, and flip lid make this the best choice for ‘on the go’ nappy cream! 

Joey X