Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dear Teething Baby..

I was very "Lucky" when my Son started teething at 2 and a 1/2 months,
Finally at 1 week shy of 7 months we have two little pearls that have broken through.

I, like most mum's, was super excited when I placed me finger in his drool filled mouth to find two little sharp bumps.
I knew they were very close to showing up and after a few restless nights and chomping or everything for some relief, it got me thinking of other tried and tested ways to help soothe sore gums while teething.

Amber Necklace: Some people swear by these expensive necklaces, I bought one to see if it would make any difference (kept it on his ankle to sleep). Personally I didn't find much difference maybe if I had use it religiously over a few weeks but I would take it off for baths and clothing changes, mostly it would get in the way and I would get annoyed.

Damp Cool Wash Cloth: My Son will/would not take to a wash cloth for any longer than 30 seconds. I don't think he  liked the texture in his mouth but he will however chew in a cold nappy wipe.

Teething Gel: One of the most useful things in my nappy bag, I tend to only leave it for nights after his last bottle so he doesn't get used to the numbing sensation.

Teething Rings: Another tried and tested item that failed in my house, My little man would throw it away and just chew on  his fingers.

  Teething Rusks: A big hit with my man from about 4 months on, Apart from being a little messy they are great.

As my bub uses a dummy he is normally chewing on the side of that too.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Welcome, Heres a small intro..

Hey Dolls,
Welcome to my blog!
My name is Jay.

Young Mum's Guide To Survival was inspired by the birth of my precious Son Toby Martin!

Before I was reading a lot of books, stories and forums on when my babe should be doing certain things, signs of sickness and pretty much everything else under the blue moon!

I worry more than I probably should and every single day I find out something new about my Boy I didn't know the day before!

Young Mum's Guide is about my experiences of becoming a mum, pregnancy, birth and other random or interesting things I find along the way on my journey through motherhood!

I am 21 years old and have been told on occasions that I am too young to be a mum!!
My son was planned and I had been married for 2 months when I fell pregnant :)