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Can a Chiropractor cure acid reflux in babies?

Sunday, 30 April 2017
UK Parenting and Lifestyle Baby Blog Maisy Meow Acid Reflux Infant Reflux Treatment Cure

I've talked about Oliver's acid reflux a lot on my blog over the last few months. It's something I hadn't even heard of babies having before I had him and although it's not as bad now as it was a few months ago, it's not an easy thing to deal with. Constantly changing his clothes only for him to be sick all over them again within seconds of picking him up - I've had days where I've spent half an hour changing Oliver into 4 or 5 different baby grows because he's been sick on every one as soon as I've put it on him. Then there's me - clothes and hair covered in sick too, which makes getting us both ready to leave the house a bit of a difficult task to say the least. 

We're so lucky that the sick is the only problem with the reflux. It doesn't hurt Oliver, he's somewhat  unaware of it actually. He can be in his jumperoo having the time of his life, throw up a tonne of milk mid-jump and carry on like nothing's happened. I made a video a few weeks ago talking about acid reflux in babies and explained how it started with Oliver and what treatments we had tried so far. 

A few people had recommended that we try seeing a chiropractor to see if they could help. I read up on it and found quite a few people saying they'd had really good results from it so we decided to give it a go. Here's a new video about our visits to the chiropractor for acid reflux .... 

Have any of you had babies with reflux? And did you visit a chiropractor? 

Baby Boy Look Book S/S '17

Sunday, 23 April 2017
Baby Boy Lookbook Outfit Ideas OOTD Spring Summer 2017

Oliver's now moved up to the next size in most of his clothes - yep, the boy who didn't even fit into 'tiny baby' size when he was born is now in the clothes that I referred to as 'man size' when we looked at them a few months ago. He's not quite man size, but he's definitely a bit of a chunk now! 

I thought it would be a bit of fun to film a baby look book for my youtube channel this week, since I've been spending every morning saying 'oh my goodness, you look SO cute today'. We still have more things to pick up for him, and I'm planning on a big Zara haul on pay day (which I'll share too of course). 

Hope you like the video and all the cute baby smiles! Don't forget to like and subscribe! 

Oliver's Six Months Update

Friday, 21 April 2017
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The biggest milestone so far - my boy is six months old! This is the age when everything changes - he's eating solids, he's in his own room, he's moving around more and in the next six months again, he'll change completely again. It scares me how fast time flies but at the same time, Oliver just gets more fun every day and I am so excited to see what he'll be like through all the next stages too. 

I decided to make this update on my youtube channel rather than my blog, purely so I can have some video memories of him at this age too. I'm not sure why but, although I know I probably take more videos and photos than most people, I worry that I'll regret it if I don't keep as many of these memories a possible. 

I'd really love to have your support - please give my video a thumbs up and subscribe! 

The Best Teething Toy | Matchstick Monkey

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Normally I like to trial a product for a long while before recommending it, but we've used this particular one constantly over the last week and it has been an absolute god send. If there's any mums out there struggling with teething babies, I want you to know about this as soon as possible. 

Oliver started teething quite suddenly a few weeks ago. One day we noticed he had red cheeks and within a few days he was drooling everywhere, grumpy and trying to chew anything in sight. I was prepared for teething .. or so I thought. It turned out that all the teething toys I'd bought him were to big for his little hands and rather than them helping him, he'd just get frustrated that he couldn't pick them up or that he'd keep dropping them. That's where the Matchstick Monkey* steps in. 

This little monkey with a curly tail is the perfect size for Oliver's tiny hands. It's made of a soft flexible rubber with toothbrush bumps on the back of the monkey's head, which gives a really good surface for him to bite his gums down on.  It's also a great way of applying Calgel to his gums and making sure it gets to the sore area, which is hard to find when your little one can't talk to you! I just pop a bit on the back of the monkeys head (which is his favourite place to chew on) and Oliver will find the sore area himself. 

This has quickly become an essential in our changing bag - it's up their with the nappies and wipes! When he's crying with teething pain, this will often be the only thing that'll soothe him.

The Matchstick money costs £9.99 and is worth every single penny. You can order yours from in a variety of different colours or you can pick one up from Mothercare if you're out and about. If there's one thing you need to get for a teething baby, this is it. 

What do you think is the best toy for teething babies?

Feeling Like Me Again | Coco Rose London

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Fashion and Style Blogger UK MAISY MEOW

When my pregnancy was coming to an end, one of the things I was looking forward to (apart from the obvious) was 'feeling like me again'. I was tired of having a huge bump, being unable to get out of the bath and wearing awful maternity clothes that made me look even worse than I felt. Fashion has always been something I've loved and in that nine months, my body changed beyond recognition and I had a very limited choice of what I could actually dress it in. I wanted to feel like me again - to have the energy to do my hair, my make-up and to pick a nice outfit that'd make me feel good too.

Little did I know that it'd take a lot longer than my due date for me to get that feeling back again. 

I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't buy any new clothes until I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight and, although it sounds harsh, the horror of wearing old, now oversized maternity clothes was the motivation I needed and I made it back to my pre-pregnancy weight at around 12 weeks. But even then, I didn't feel good about myself. In the three months that it took me to lose that weight, I'd learned to put myself to the very last place on my list of priorities. I only had an hour or two free every day so I'd skip washing my hair in favour of writing that blog post with a deadline, or attempting to catch up with the never-ending pile of washing. I'd feel guilty for taking the time to put make-up on in the morning while Oliver sat in his bouncer waiting for me to play with him. 

Fashion and Style Blogger UK MAISY MEOW

I can honestly say I didn't feel like 'me' again until the last two months. One day, I was writing a to-do list which was way longer than I wanted it to be. I was trying to work out where to start, and realised that I had to sit down and seriously consider what my priorities were. My stress levels were through the roof and a lot of it was down to how I was feeling in myself. I had to stop putting myself to the bottom of the list and start washing my hair when it needed washed, start doing my make-up in the morning and making sure I looked after myself before tackling that never-ending pile of washing. 

As soon as this changed, so did everything else. I felt happier, less stressed and with my confidence  levels back up, I had an extra spring in my step that gave me the energy to do everything else. That old cliche saying of happy mum, happy baby is true. I need to look after myself if I want to be able to look after a baby too. My hair or make-up may not interest Oliver but how it makes me feel does.

Fashion and Style Blogger UK MAISY MEOW

I've started enjoying shopping and putting outfits together again. I picked up this pretty white top from Next and these Topshop embroidered jeans last month. They're slightly cropped at the ankle and I love how they look paired with my Coco Rose London Clapham* loafers. These shoes are the comfiest flat ballet-style shoes that I've ever owned. They're slightly curved in the sole so they fit to the shape of my foot and, unlike other shoes in this style, don't make me feel like I'm going to walk out of them. 

Getting back into fashion and style is something I want to do this year and although my blog will still be lifestyle and baby based, I want to throw the odd outfit post in every now and then. I'll be doing shopping hauls over on my youtube channel too so make sure you're subscribed over there if you want to see what I buy for my spring wardrobe - oh, it feels good to even say that! 

How long did it take for you to feel like you again after having a baby? 

*gifted item for review

Best of BoConcept

Sunday, 9 April 2017
Years ago, I used to visit the same 4 or 5 homeware shops religiously. I'd browse the same stock, all the same styles and still complain that I could never find anything unique or special. Since decorating our house and having to shop in the homeware section more than ever before (not that I'm complaining), I've totally opened my eyes to all the gorgeous home and furniture shops out there. I love discovering new brands and browsing all the things I'd have missed out on before. Having unique, good quality accessories and furniture is something that can give your home that extra bit of style. 

BoConcept* have a fantastic range of beautiful furniture and homeware, in the minimal and scandinavian-style that I love to have in my home. I love this grey sheepskin and have been looking for  something in this exact colour for such a long time. It looks beautiful and thick, and would be perfect as a throw over the rocking chair in Oliver's room. I've got my eye on this grey night 'n' day throw for my living room too because, let's be honest, you can't have too many of those. Adding throws to a room is an effortless way to add texture and make a room a bit more interesting.

I could spend ages browsing all the accessories on the BoConcept site and was super excited to discover there's a new store opened in Edinburgh so I can browse the designer furniture in person next time I'm through in the city. You can find the new store in Rose Street, Edinburgh and you'll probably find me in there too, admiring this beautiful white and wood 'Milano' table and this Adelaide lounge chair. I love how both these items are in a style that's really popular at the moment, yet they both have their own unique twists and I doubt you'd find anything similar elsewhere. 

If you like the look of my favourites, check out the full range here or visit the new store here.

*This a sponsored post

Acid Reflux in Babies : Our Experience

Sunday, 2 April 2017
maisy Meow Lifestyle and Parenting Blog UK Acid Reflux in Babies Infant Reflux Treatment Ranitidine

I've spoken about Oliver's acid reflux here and there but I wanted to tell the full story in a video to cover everything about our experience so far. Reflux is so common but, from speaking to other mums on social media, it seems the treatment and advice given around it can be so different from place to place. I've had so much advice from posts and videos I've found on line so I'm hoping that sharing ours will be helpful to others too. In this video, I'm talking about all the symptoms he's had, what medication we've tried and what's helped, and also about a new thing we're starting next week that I have really high hopes for. 

Hope you enjoy the video and if you do, please like and subscribe!

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