Baby S’s 4 month update¬†

Baby S turned 4 months old on Friday. In his last update I called him a delicate flower and now I would describe him as a sensitive soul!

We’re coming to the end of wonder weeks leap 4 and so it’s been a bit up and down the last few weeks – yesterday he was really grouchy all day, today he’s not really been grouchy at all. But I call him sensitive because he can be fine one minute, and the next he can scream like I’ve never seen a scream before! Bless him ūüėć 

Routine, sleeping and feeding 

Still no routine other than our bath-bottle-bed routine. 

Still wakes up on average every 2 hours in the night. (Has a feed and usually goes back to sleep quickly) This week we had 2 of our best nights where he did 3 hour stretches. :0 

In the daytime he naps for half hour (I can set my clock by him!) every 2-2.5 hours or so.

He still grazes his feeds, and on average probably has a couple of ounces every couple of hours. This can be so up and down though, a few weeks ago he could do 6oz in one go, but now it’s back to smaller amounts.

Health, weight etc

Dare I say it, a month of no issues! He does still suffer badly from wind though, I do wonder if it’s silent reflux and whether to take him to the doc’s….

He will now only feed sat in his bouncer (or equivalent) and even then can writhe in pain sometimes, but not every time. The sitting in his bouncer thing I find strange but I googled it and thankfully found plenty of other babies doing the same. 

He usually (but not always) screams on car journeys which is another sign of silent reflux.

He’s still small so I’m always trying to feed him up, hence the grazing, so if he drinks more sat in his bouncer that’s fine by me (even though I wish he was cwtched in on my lap!)
I haven’t had him weighed for ages, I’m always a bit nervous to, to be honest in case he’s dropped down further as there’s not much more I can do feeding-wise! He is growing out of clothes so I know he is growing, he’s long and slim! He’s in some 0-3 and some 3-6 month clothes.

He’s having his third jabs this week so maybe I’ll get him weighed then.

Any milestones?

  • He can grab his feet (And can grab on to his toys etc)
  • He can now screech. :0
  • He can nearly sit up, I’m putting him in his snug baby chair every now and again just for a few minutes at a time 

What we’ve been up to
Baby S had his first overnight stay in a hotel when we went to a wedding in Kent

Then he had his first holiday when we spent a week in Bluestoneūüôā here’s us at the zoo!

Babywearing in folly farm in front of giraffes!
He now has swimming lessons every week.

Other than that, and catching up with my besties and their babies a couple of times, we haven’t done much. I’ll aim to start going to classes/baby groups/meet ups the next few weeks but as I said before having him, I’m not gonna go mad with busy-ness this time around!
Actually he really enjoyed a baby sensory class we did at Bluestone, so will be nice to try that this time around!


  • Sitting in his bouncer, kicking away
  • His big brother
  • Bath time
  • Being bounced especially when he’s sat down on my knees!


  • Car journeys 
  • Loud noises like people sneezing or his brother making a loud dinosaur noise! 

How does this compare to your 4 month old?! Read his older brother’s 4 month update here to compareūüôā

7 things I’ve learnt after having a second child¬†

It’s been nearly 4 months of parenting 2 boys so I thought I’d share with you 7 things I’ve learnt….

Things I learnt after having a second child
1 it’s not easy! So many people said to us ‘oh second time is so much easier’ and ‘the transition from 1 to 2 is much easier than 0 to 1’ Continue reading “7 things I’ve learnt after having a second child¬†“

REVIEW: Childs Farm baby and toddler bath products (and our bedtime routine) 

I first tried Childs Farm when I bought some yummy-smelling bubble bath for toddler W, they smell lush and remind me of the discontinued Body Shop range for children (anyone else remember them?!)

childs farm products
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REVIEW: Moony Japanese Nappies for newborns 

Baby S has been trying out a range of nappies… Pampers, Tesco, Asda and Aldi’s…. I’d never heard of ‘Moony Japanese nappies’ til they got in touch to see if we wanted to try them….

First impressions were good – the packaging is awesome! So different to the way British nappies are packaged, it looked quirky to me but I guess this is normal packaging in Japan lol!

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A week of full-time parenting a toddler and a baby!

Today it was eerily quiet in the house, apart from baby S’s cries and coos… W was back with the childminder on her return from holiday….

It means that I’d had both boys home with me for over a week, on my own apart from the weekend when my OH was home…

I have no idea how stay-at-home-parents cope – I was utterly exhausted by the end of it!

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Baby S’s 3 month update

Baby S turned 3 months old and dare I say it (*jinxes everything*) he finally got a bit easier…

He’s a delicate little flower, with feeding and weight issues taking over his first month, and a hospital stay for a cold as he turned two months old. He’s always suffered quite bad wind (and a bit of constipation) and he’s been almost colicky – with some days lots of screaming including twice when I tried taking him to classes and gave up!

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REVIEW: Portmeirion gift sets for children (Peppa Pig and The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar) 

Portmeirion has always held a special place in my heart. It’s an Italian village in North Wales where I visited as a child and again 5 years ago with my other half when we decided to climb nearby Snowdon a few months after meeting!

Portmeirion is also famous for the crockery it produces, which I love. It reminds me of my childhood home, where the Portmeirion dinner set comes out at special occasions like Christmas. If me and the other half ever get married, a Portmeirion dinner set would be on the wedding list, until then I have one of their vases to keep me happy!

So imagine my delight when I discovered they now make sets for children too! We were sent a Portmeirion Peppa pig set and Portmeirion The Very Hungry little caterpillar set for our boys…

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Toddler W’s 27 month update¬†

W turned 2 and a quarter last week and thought I’d write a quick updates the last one was when he turned two.

Stop press alert: he had some new favourites: Paw patrol has overtaken Peppa pig as his favourite cartoon, and I think quiche has now overtaken pasta as his favourite food!

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