When your baby feels warm or seems a bit under the weather, taking his or her temperature is a quick way of finding out whether something is really wrong. Babies and toddlers can put up a big fight if they have to lie still for their temperature to be taken, so in my opinion the digital forehead or ear thermometers are probably the better options, as opposed to the rectal, mouth or armpit thermometers.
A normal body temperature for a healthy child is between 36-37.5 degrees Celsius. Anything higher than this is deemed a fever. If your child has a fever of 39.4 degrees Celcius or higher, along with other symptoms such as vomiting, coughing, loss of appetite, diarrhea or unusual lethargy it’s definitely time to call the doctor!
I was excited when NUK asked me to try out their new weaning spoons. To be honest, we’ve been using all the “hand me down” feeding utensils from Alyssa’s baby days so it was great for Aidan to have some new ones of his own. We’ve been using the new spoons for just over a month now.
Aidan is quite a good eater and we have no real problems in that regard. He is happy to eat all food groups and he’s at the stage now where he is wanting to hold his own utensils while eating. He’s not really able to actually scoop the food up and put it into his mouth but it’s really good practice for eventually getting it right.
When feeding him his cereal in the mornings, I usually give him a spoon to hold himself while I feed him most of it… or else it will just be a big fat mess and I wont really be able to see how much he’s eaten. The spoons are great for scooping up the food around his mouth ( or anywhere else for that matter 🙂 )
The NUK spoons are also the perfect size for Aidan to grip as the handle of the spoon is suited to little hands and I really like the shape of it. Some weaning spoons are just to big for baby’s mouth but NUK has got it right.
The spoons are also dishwasher safe, which is a must in my life. They are also super soft and flexible and you can microwave sterilize them.
As you can see.. even the feeding chair is a pink hand me down 🙂
Oh, all the plans I had for my maternity leave….All the places I was going to visit. All the series I was going to watch while my Aidan napped peacefully in his cot and Alyssa played quietly… Yeah right!
With just a few weeks left of my maternity leave ( sob sob) I thought I would share some of the things which have made my time at home with the kids so much cosier and kept me sane!
I was so excited to see that NUK has introduced new funky designs of their Summertime Soothers and was lucky enough to introduce them to both of my kids. Alyssa has always only used NUK bottles and soothers, she literally would not take to any other brand, so I will of course be introducing NUK products to Aidan. Alyssa still uses a soother at bed time and now with Aidan using one, she naturally wants to use hers more often. I’m not going to take that comfort away from her now, she will grow out of it soon enough!