Jack: 15 Month Update & MAM Perfect soother review

Jack: 15 Month Update & MAM Perfect soother review
This cheeky little monkey is 15 months now, almost 16 months old and definitely thinks he rules the roost! Since I last updated you, he is doing so much – he was only just starting to walk now he almost runs – although he sometimes still wonders what strange things (shoes) are on his feet, watches them whilst walking and trips over! Haha! His personality is really starting to shine through. He can say a few more words now: Mama, Dada, No, Oww, Oh, Yeah Yeah, Hiya. He has a habit recently of telling his Nanny ‘NO!’ everytime she asks him anything though! 

He has six teeth now and some more are starting to come through – I truly realise just how quickly he is growing up when he flashes a toothy grin at me! He is really chatty pretty much all the time and loves nothing more than babbling away to a stranger, especially if they’re giving him attention! Behaviour I should probably not encourage for the future! He will eat the majority of things put in front of him, but of course would much prefer to eat Mummy’s food – even if it is the same! 

His best friend is his Nanny & Grandad’s labrador, Marley. He will follow Marley wherever he goes, tries to cuddle him all the time and generally fusses all over him when we go round. He loves posing for the camera (see above!) although isn’t much a fan of the flash (who is? see below). He also loves our Ipad Mini – he likes looking at himself when using the camera and sometimes has chats with himself too! Mirrors give the same effect! He has progressed onto cows milk recently and seems to love it; handy because it is so much cheaper than formula! 

He has also been trialling out a product for the blog – the MAM Perfect soother 12m+*. We are currently trying to wean him off his dummy in the day, especially now he has teeth, but he still has one at night. He does occasionally use a dummy throughout the day whether when napping or just a little tired and grumpy. However, being the tearaway that he is, dummies & soothers disappear never to be seen again. I have no idea where he hides them but I search high and low for them! 

This one seems to be hanging around a lot longer than others do! Designed to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth, this soother has proved to be a very handy tool whilst weaning Jack off other soothers. BPA free and good for the skin thanks to large ventilation holes, this is perfect for Jack when  he is a little grumpy. If given the choice of 2 dummies, he will always end up choosing this one – if he doesn’t pick it out first time, he soon changes his mind!

I’ve always found branded soothers to far exceed the own brand ones you can find at various stores – much more care and attention seems to go into the quality and MAM are a brand we keep coming back to.

What is the one brand of baby product you keep returning to?
If you’re not a mum, what is your failsafe product?

Happy Birthday Jack -1 Today! {12 month update}

Happy Birthday Jack -1 Today! {12 month update}
Today marks one year since Jack made his entrance into the world…I can hardly believe how quickly his first birthday has come around – it really has gone by in the blink of an eye. He has had a great (but hectic) day, seeing family, opening his cards and presents – but he still managed to find the time to pose for a few birthday pictures. 
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What a cute t-shirt, right? A present from Auntie Sarah!

He has received so many great presents today; money, toys, clothes, puzzles. Everything you could think of! He also had a little party on Sunday where he walked the most he has ever walked! He managed about 15 steps before stumbling, it is definitely going to happen very soon! He loved all the attention and I managed to get a few nice pictures…

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I love these pictures! He was so happy, crawling around and playing with his cousin Erren. Now to save up for next years birthday…

Jack: Eleven Months On

Jack: Eleven Months On
Just one more month until this little man turns one! It’s so strange to think that nearly a year has passed since he arrived in the world! I vividly remember madly scheduling blog posts like there was no tomorrow, receiving tweet after tweet from you lovely people, asking if he had arrived yet – which he finally did, ten days late!
I have some exciting news to share with you all too! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this already but….Jack said his first word!

I know he was already making sounds like mama, dada and so on, but he finally came out with his first proper word the other day. What was it?
NO.

He said it whilst being told off by his Daddy for being naughty, as you can imagine, we cracked up at the sheer cheek but we were so happy! He now thinks it is a fun to say all the time now though, so all I’m hearing at the moment is ‘no, doh, doh, doh, doh, doh, no’ – it’s already starting to wear thin! 

He is also standing up unaided for quite a while now. He only falls down if he gets distracted by something, or if he tries to take a step, bless him! He is really trying to walk but hasn’t quite grasped it as of yet. I’m hoping that by his 12 month update, I will be able to share with you that he has mastered it!

He has a general checkup with the health visitor tomorrow. It was meant to be scheduled a couple of months ago, but no one ever got in contact with us, so he is going down a bit late. I can’t wait to see how much he weighs, he is a proper chunk-a-chunk now! He’s also incredibly tall for his age too, eek!

Jack : Ten Months On

Jack : Ten Months On
Yes, that’s right. My cheeky little chappy is nearly a year old! Where did that time go? I ordered his first birthday present today with some Amazon vouchers I had. I can’t wait to spoil him rotten, even if it means I have to go without frivolous purchases for myself for a while!

He is now standing by himself for around 10 seconds at a time before realising he isn’t holding onto anything and plonking himself down. He is so close to saying certain words it’s unreal – Mama is his favourite word at the moment. He still hasn’t got any teeth through – but apparently as he has gone this long without, they should all come through together. 

He has a very happy and vibrant personality but is a little handful at times. He knows the word no and what it means, but if he is having too much fun, don’t expect him to listen! He has also learned how to give kisses which is the cutest thing – however, sometimes they are open mouthed or sometimes even a  tongue sneaks out to lick your face – which isn’t so cute!

I’m really struggling being away from him now I’ve gone back to work…it is so odd being away from him, even if it is only for a couple of hours a day.

Jack: Nine Months On

Jack: Nine Months On

It’s hard to believe that my little monster is 9 months old! He has now been in the world for the same amount of time as when I carried him! I can’t believe how close to one year old we are!
This past month, he has learnt to clap, twist his tongue and make funny noises and wave. These are all very cute things to see and I can’t wait until he walks or talks now! He has such a little personality, he’s an independent soul and my love for him grows each day.