The Holidays Are Coming!

…And with it comes cold weather, icy roads, snow and too many accidents!! 😦
Remember now in the cold to keep your little ones safe in their car seat!!

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 No heavy jackets or snow suits!! If a knitted jumper or fleecy jacket isn’t enough, use an extra blanket in the car to cover them with after the harness is nice and snug. 🙂

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The Battle between WordPress.com & WordPress.org!

The Battle between WordPress.com & WordPress.org!

As the picture suggests, I have a dilemma. It’s not a big one, but it’s there.
Now, I have been quiet for quite some time, though on my twitter and Facebook I have not been (so you might want to run and give me a like and a follow! 😉 )

Currently this blog is on wordpress.com, BUT I have recently bought a domain and with that comes the option of switching to WordPress.org!
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‘Jaws’…six?

The smallest member of the family is teething…oh yes…  remember those days?
Not always the most pleasant thing to witness, we don’t generally want to see our children in pain, and teething is sadly one of those things where the baby/child is either;

 

  1. Coping well
  2. Coping bad
  3. Coping really bad or the one we all prefer,
  4. Suddenly just appearing to have a mouth full of teeth. 🙂

 

My first two children was nr 4. Didn’t seem to phase them at all, teething that is. They just suddenly had teeth. More then one in a row. I remember my daughter got four at a time! 😮 And she only had a couple of bad nights bless her, not as unlucky as her dear smaller brother who had a difficult time teething.

I’ve always been a firm believer in using things natural, so when I heard of using ‘Amber stone’ as a natural pain relief, I knew I had to investigate. 😀

My search took me to the Baltic Ocean believe it or not!

I’m going to put a quote up here from The Amber Artisans.

It’s just easier for all parts if I do that, instead of repeating lots of things and trying to make it my own words, when things are described so perfectly on their website. 🙂

What I can and will say though, is that for us, Amber teething necklace was a saver. And Henry couldn’t agree more! 🙂

 

Amberteeth

From ancient cultures to modern society, Baltic Amber has been a mystery, a fascination, and an enviable possession all over the world. Some people treasure it for its natural beauty and the variations of color that emanate from deep within each bead. Others consider it an historical relic to be prized. In most cases, amber is purchased because it is truly a collectors item of significant value.

For many hundreds of year, scientists and scholars have dedicated their careers or a significant portion of the professional lives studying amber and detailing its many facets. If you’re an aspiring “amberologist” or simply a lover of fine things Amber, you’ll find yourself in good company in our Amber Education Room.  Learn, explore and enjoy pages that tell the story of amber myths, the history of Baltic amber, and other useful educational articles.

I buy our Amber teething necklaces from http://dinodaisy.co.uk/ She has lots of nice beautiful ones, she also sells nursing necklaces and so forth! Well worth a look!

 

 

Warning!

Currently, the marketplace is flooded with fake amber! Read this article on how to spot fake amber and recognize real amber.

It is important that you buy from real amber artisans (like the one I buy from) and not fake ones as you have no idea, with a fake one, how the product has been processed or if it’s been treated with something iffy.

 

 

 

 

//Q: Have you ever used an amber teething necklace/bracelet/anklet?

BeSafe – Baby

Not too long ago I decided to try and switch the kids around in the car. 🙂
As a result, Caitlyn ended up in the ‘Joie’ , and Henry ended up in the ‘BeSafe’.

So this is now how they look in the car, all happy and jolly. 🙂

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The ‘BeSafe’ is higher up then the ‘Joie’, so Henry can see more as he’s still quite short and small.
It doesn’t recline as nice though, so I’m still unsure if this is a temporary thing, or if I’ll switch them back the way there were, but atm they are very happy with the change. hehe
And let’s face it, a change of scenery is often nice to have!

Henrybesafe

And as always I can see him clear as day! 😉

Henrymirror

One of the reasons why I take a lot of pictures of the kids showing how good space they have and such, and that I can in fact see them, is because this is one of the main concerns people who are not custom to ERF will ask questions about.
By showing pictures like this, I can hopefully help you relax and understand that ERF children are in fact very happy, safe and have tons of space in their car seats. 🙂

By the way, Rear Facing Toddlers has put up a FB page! Run over and give them a “Like”! She deserves it!

Joie Stages – A closer look

HenryJoie

Henry is very comfy in the Joie Stages. It rear faces to 18KG and can then be used forward facing as a HBB (high back booster) to 25KG. (more info on this car seat can be found –> HERE!)

As you can see he has tons of room. The headrest is adjustable with ease. You just lift a little “handle” in thee back off it to move it up and down. The harness placement is adjusted by the headrest as well, so no need to fumble with it in the back. 😀

The seat also has these little pockets on each side to put stuff in. Like wipes, a nappy, a snack and so forth. 🙂
That can come in great handy.

I will show a picture walk through of the instalment tomorrow! 🙂

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“How long does a 0+ car seat last?”

This is Henry in he’s Graco Junior.

He’s 8,5 months old at the picture, he’s in a cloth nappy which does take up a bit more space then a disposable so keep that in mind.
He’s a 98th percentile child of 76 CM (30inch) long and 10.5 KG. (approx. 21lb) He has a longish torso though of 32,5CM (13inch).

Henry still has room in this seat for a little while yet. 🙂

Remember that for every upgrade in car seat, the less safe the child becomes. Don’t be afraid to actually use the babyseat to the MAX, even if your friends are buying new ones. 🙂 This is what is recommended.

PS:
We are European, so for my american friends visiting this blog, american standars are at times different, please look in your car seat manual, it will most likely tell you when your child is outgrown the seat. 🙂

For Facebook users in –
America:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarSeatsForTheLittles/

For Europe:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/394663900632207/

https://www.facebook.com/RearFacingTheWayForward?fref=ts

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