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Babies vrs The Common Cold.

When they are so little, there is so very little we can do to alleviate the symptoms of illness for them. We have calpol and baby ibuprofen, but that really only helps pain and fevers, when your little one is so choked with the cold they can barely breathe let alone feed or sleep, what do you do to make them more comfortable? The only things I can think of that have been of limited effectiveness is bath/shower room or Snufflebabe rubbed on the inside of the vest/t-shirt/gro…

Does anyone have any suggestions for a 6 month old?

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Still fighting…

Yip, you guessed it, I’m still sick, worst thing is how it’s now affecting Lizzie. She doesn’t sleep well and feeding is a struggle, it’s all a bit poop! It’s been a crazy wet, wild and mixed weekend, but we did have some sun on and off today, which was pleasant and prompted me to get out and do that Photoshoot of Lizzie I’ve been dying to do! It was lovely. We took some props, popped on a lovely, warm, girly outfit and headed off to the local, quiet, park where we’d be pretty much undisturbed 🙂

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Exploring a ball pit.

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This cold is really starting to take hold now and Lizzie is going through a period of extreme sleep regression. She wakes up between 12-2am and wide awake and wanting to play, takes a good hour to get her back to sleep. James and I are beat and I’m struggling with this virus – not cool. Anyhoo, it’s been quiet and slow here as I really have no energy to do much of anything short of getting through the day, but I still try to keep Lizzie entertained as much as I can. The other day we did Jelly, then there was goopy yoghurt and rice and today we stayed away from mess and I bust out the Little Tikes Sand Pit we won and filled it with her ball pool balls and made a ball pit!

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Out and about.

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We had a scheduled appointment with our Health Visitor today at the clinic – regular weigh in, check up, make sure mum and baby are doing well, that kind of thing – I actually really like the health visitors at our GP, they aren’t bossy, pushy or mean, they allow mum’s to figure things out for themselves with gentle guidance and plenty of reassurance and you can message or call anytime if you need them. They don’t force their opinions on you either, which I was all ready to defend myself continuously after hearing a LOT of bad press about HV’s but we co-sleep, started weaning at 4 months, breastfeed and formula feed, no judgement on how and what I feed as long as salt and sugars are kept an eye on. It’s refreshing and I can’t fault them and certainly can’t thank them enough as they’ve been superb with us – So thank you Team HV at Bilborough Medical Centre!

I have mixed opinions however about Social Services, which is a whole other story!

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Water Tanks, Independence and Surprise Deliveries!

Yesterday there was a distinct lack of posting on my behalf, my apologies. It was one of those days that got away from us. We knew it was going to be a long one, but it just kept going. Basically the water tank in our attic was old, rusting and falling apart and in desperate need of replacing, so a couple of weeks ago James bought a new one, one that won’t rust and we had to wait until his dad was available to come up from Cambridgeshire to help him install it.

That was yesterday. They had to go buy some materials and tools, re-position pipes, get the tank to the attic and build a custom support for it to sit on. It took ALL DAY. A good few hours, James said…well they started at 11am and finished around 9pm at night.

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