Coping with a cold

Coping with a cold

This week Monkey came down with his first ever snotty and snuffly nosed cold. One thing I've learnt from my son is, he handles colds a lot better than I do. I mean, look at this picture, does this look like a poorly baby? But even though he looks the picture of good health, he really has been suffering. Our lovely friends in Devon introduced us to the product Snuffle Babe which is pretty much Vicks for babies, but doesn't smell as strong. We've been rubbing it on his chest and back each…continue reading →
Teething, tummy bugs and Mama’s sneezes

Teething, tummy bugs and Mama’s sneezes

This week our house has been full of the funk sick people seem to attract. The week started with the occasional sneeze and cough from me and a chompy, drooling, poorly Monkey. As the week progressed, C turned into super mum (not that she's not always a supermum, but this time she was super x 1000) , managing to maintain a positive outlook whilst nursing a poorly baby and a cold filled Mama. Every year I catch the same cold around the same time and it follows the same pattern. Sore throat, hacking…continue reading →
Staying Well

Staying Well

Our little Monkey enjoys his bath time, however he does not like getting dressed, especially since the weather is getting colder. We recently bought a bath seat which is really helpful and allows us to use both hands to wash him. It's on a bit of a slant though and Monkey sometimes has an expression that he's about to fall, which isn't possible but how do you tell a 2 month old that?     The other morning when giving Monkey a bath, not much more could have gone wrong. When taking him…continue reading →