Last month Calvin caught a BAD bad fever. Some of you may remember me talking about it over IG stories. We noticed Mother's Day afternoon that he was feeling a little warm and kept an eye on it. By the time he woke up from his afternoon nap he spiked a fever of about 100 degrees. We didn't think anything of it so we gave him some Tylenol and TLC. But, the fever lasted a few days and got progressively worse. I HATED taking his temperature. We had generic ones that you rolled over his forehead but he wouldn't stay still. We basically ended up at the pediatrician's office twice that week and thankfully he was ok. We alternated between Tylenol and Motrin every few hours. Come to find out he caught the Roseola virus which is very common. We have no idea how since we've been home due to COVID-19.
We decided to find an easier thermometer since the ones we have at home were too hard to use when he's sick. He just wouldn't stay still and would fuss and that causes him to get hotter so I didn't feel like it was getting an accurate read.
We then discovered this Non-Contact Infrared thermometer by Dr. Talbot's
THIS IS THE EASIEST thermometer on the market. I'm absolutely blown away with it and am so happy we got this now! All you do is point it to baby's forehead and push the SCAN button. It reads the temperature within a second so no more worrying about keeping baby still. There's also an amazing fever indicator that gives you a warning when they spiked a fever. The screen is large and clear enough so reading the temp is never an issue. Due to the camera and LED lighting, I wasn't able to capture a photo without it being spotty. Another favorite feature is that it tracks and remembers the last 32 readings! I no longer have to track it on my phone or paper because it's just logged in there for me.
This thermometer uses 2 AAA batteries that aren't included. But, I do love that it shuts off on its own after a minute so batteries aren't wasted.
Essentially Jenni is partnered with Nuby's Parent Blogger program and we received many items as gifts. All reviews are honest and genuine about their products.
Calvin started teething around 4 months and his first tooth broke through around 4.5 months. He's now 9 months old and has four little teefies. We think more of his teeth are coming in because he's been super grumpy, chomping on everything again, tugging on his ears and more. So this time around, we decided to try out some more things to see if it would help. I think we hit the jackpot because these are definitely helping him!
Oral care! Brushing his teeth!
We love this Oral Care Set because it comes in this compact set that's easy to store. Plus, there's all the brushes you need as your baby grows! There's no such thing as starting too early when it comes to promoting good dental hygiene!
Stage 1: The finger brush is great because the soft silicone brush and rigids are gentle to massage those swollen gums.
Stage 2: The one on the far left is recommended for soft gum massages for slightly older gums and when the teeth are just newly erupted.
Stage 3: The middle brush is recommended to massage and clean teeth during the teething process.
Stage 4: The soft nylon bristles are used to clean baby's teeth. We are currently using this brush because he has 4 teeth already (2 on top and 2 on the bottom).
You can find this set at Amazon and Walmart.
The teething pains
Teething trends necklace
We're dreaming about nice sunny weather over here in Washington state. It's been pretty gloomy and rainy the last few weeks. We've gotten random spurts of sunshine and definitely have been taking advantage of it by going on walks and getting out but we're still missing the water! So I've decided to do a lot of water play with Calvin lately. When the weather is nice, we take our inflatable bathtub outside or we simply just play in the bathtub.
Nuby water play toys!
We are obsessed with Nuby products because they're so fun and affordable. I just love that they're available at basically every retail store.
These Silly Squirts are so fun! I get nervous with most water toys because I don't like the idea of having water trapped inside. I don't want mold or mildew to grow inside of them and especially since Calvin puts everything in his mouth. These Silly Squirts untwist so you can easily clean and dry them! You can also mix and match the tops and bottoms to make them look even more silly. We also read that you can use soapy water to squirt bubbles so we'll have to try that!
You can find these on Nuby's Website or HEB.
These Little Squirts are just adorable. They come in a pack of 10 little sea characters (we are missing 2. The little one was currently playing with them when we took these photos). They're soft and easy to squeeze. Each character squirts water through their mouth! I love the vibrant colors and how easy easy it was to squeeze water though them.
You can find these on Amazon!