Tuesday, 29 August 2017

5 Way to get rid of Headlice

Headlice, what shitty little creatures, they suck blood from your head and make you pay like a million pound to get rid of them! Like honestly full marks/headrin/vamoose I haven't got £20million to spend on your product, but then it has to be the right one the one that's suitable for under 2's and KILLS THEM ALL!

headlice tips

It took me forever to keep Olli still, trying to sit him in between my legs to go through his hair and keep picking up the toys he kept dropping, toys we gave him to occupy himself while I went on a killing spree with the nit comb! Its so not as easy as you think, why oh why did he have to catch them :( seeing my poor little man scrabbing at his head in such annoyance and crying cause it hurts :(
Mummas not happy then!

Megan and laten were the firsts to have them, so we tried like 2 different soloutions to get rid of them and they just seem to be coming back or catching them again from other kids they've played with, then Lilli caught them, it took 3 good attempts to get rid of them and were still having to treat her hair once a week, lets hope theyre gone before she starts school cause that would just be hell on my part!
And then little man, at first I thought it may of just been cradle cap, or the fact he has long hair and he was hot, but oh was I wrong, so we combed and combed and fingers crossed I got them all!

So how do you treat kids with nits?

1)without using expensive lotions we just got tea tree shampoo (apparently they don't like it or something).
Then I got some spray in leave in conditioner, so I sprayed his hair all over gave it a good brush, sprayed it a second time to get it wet from root to tip and just nit combed it through, now as I said above its not the easiest job with a wriggling toddler but we got there.

2) If option 1 doesn't work try this Headlice lotion, its expensive but worth it, its called Derbac M Liquid, its in boots for around £15 you put the lotion on, leave it overnight then comb it all out in the morning, most of them drop out onto the pillow so make sure you use old bedding or put it on a very hot wash after! And an added bonus! ITS FOR OVER 6 MONTHS so can be used by mostly anyone!

3) The good old electric comb, now I remember this when I was younger and it used annoy me with the beeping but it does a good job, it zaps the lice and beeps when I does it, these are around £20 but last forever cause they just run on batteries!

4) Shave Their Hair short (mostly this is for boys) its so much easier to handle when they have short hair, and boys hair always grows back super fast!!

5) Spray/protect their hair, there is lots of prevention sprays and lotions but I find that hair spray or leave in conditioner works really well especially for school kids :)

Let me know if you have any tips or tricks to get rid of headlice! And Don't forget to sign up for email updates so you don't miss the next posts!

Mumma
X

Thursday, 24 August 2017

10 Tips For A Lost Child....Emergency Plan Part 1

What do you do when your child goes missing?
Do they know who to go to? Do they know who to call out for? Do you have a plan of safety with your children? Well my daughter often runs off and it always scares the living daylights out of me! What if she's took by someone, what if she runs off and looses me, well we made a plan, for the top tips for a lost child, and id like to share it with you too!!

10 tips for a lost child


Step 1) Teach your child from an early age where you live in case they get really lost, but only to use it if you really cant find you, try and make it a song so they can remember it easier.

Step 2) Teach them your real name, millions of people are mummies or daddies, shouting your name will get your attention quicker and in shops can also be called over a loudspeaker to collect your child.

Step 3) When going on big trips or family days out to busy places consider using name bands or a large sticker to write contact details in case they get lost, people always look for a name tag first.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

15 Top tips for a successful play date

Play dates are fun, for us parents and for the kids too! We get to chill with a cuppa (or wine if you wish) and the kids get to play and fight and cry etc... so I've put together my top tips of planning a successful play date!

15 Top tips for a successful play date


1) Plan a date that suits everyone, I hate missing out on play dates, I know sometimes you just can't make it but consider everyone else too!

2) Don't overload your guest list, too many people can feel overwhelming and a struggle if your the host.

3) Bring a snack and drink, kids will always be hungry or thirsty, save the host a job and bring your own, if you are the host remember some people may forget to bring stuff so be prepared.

4) Don't bring messy food!! Bringing messy food is a bad idea, you don't want to be apologising for chocolate handprints on their new cream sofa!

5) Choose the right time for your play date, Even though nap times are quiet and lovely it's a play date so choose a time that isn't right in the middle of nap time!

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Liebster Tag - Get to know me

I was nominated for The Liebster by Anna at A Sparkle Of Grace, thanks so much for my nomination and here goes!

The Rules
1. Recognize who has tagged you.
2. Answer the questions they have asked.
3. Tag some bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Ask them 11 new questions.



Anna's Questions
1) How long have you been blogging?
I originally started blogging back in 2008, but I used Tumblr and wasn't very good at it as it was still young, I renamed and updated my blog back in 2015 when I was pregnant with my son so I could share my journey.

2) Where do you get your inspiration for your posts?
Mostly just what goes on in my everyday life and what goes on with my children, I love to share our journey :)

3) Is there anything you wish you could change about the blogging community, or even just blogging in general?
No nothing, but I really wish I had a laptop to edit on! I use a tablet and it's just not as good!

4)You are given a million dollars what do you do with it?
Buy a new pc set up and a new house haha

5)If you could meet any three people throughout history who would you pick?
Walt Disney, Stan Lee and The Queen cause why not!

6)What is your favorite era for fashion and makeup?
I love 50/60 ' s style clothing and makeup it's beautiful :)

7) If you had to live without your phone or your computer which would you keep?
I'd keep my phone as I don't have a computer but I'd probably still keep my phone if it was put of phone or tablet.

8)Dogs or cats? Why?
Dogs :) cause they are protective and a man's best friend!

9)Who are your favorite bloggers?
Has to be out of my sister at Mummies Waiting, Constance Hall or Hurrah For Gin! Honestly these are my faves and I love reading their content :)

10) If you had your own brand/business what would your products be?
I would probably be a information centre locally, I love finding out what's on when and making it available in one place!

11) What is your favorite childhood memory?
Sitting under the tree in the garden with our neighbours, it was totally peeing it down, hooking umbrellas on the branches trying to stay dry!
Liebster tag
We loved the garden as kids and I like to give that to my kids too!

This is me, my sister jade and our 2 neighbours Ellie and Tom.




My Questions
1) If you could travel anywhere in the world for 1 week where would you go?
2) What inspired you to start blogging?
3) If I gave you £100,000,000 right now what would you buy and why?
4) If you could write a bio for any famous person and it was guaranteed to get published, who would it be?
5) Who are your top 3 bloggers?
6) What's your favourite quote?
7) What genre of music is tour favorite and why?
8) How many children do you want/ Have?
9) If I gave you an hour by yourself, no chores, no kids, what would you do?
10) What's your favourite #Hashtag?
11) Marvel or Dc comics/movies?


I’m tagging,

Katherine from thoughtsfrom94
And
Joni from The Mood Of Makeup 

Much love
Mumma
X

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Our Bedtime Routine

Everyone told me when I had kids that bedtime routines were important but I never listened, I always wanted that extra time with them even if they were crawling over everything or trashing the house!
Bedtime routine
But after 2 years of not having one, just letting lilli pass out whenever she wanted it was totalky fine but we decided to try it and oh my days it was the best thing ever! Having mummy time or just time to clean the house without a shadow, so this is how ours goes :)

For Lilli who is 4 and Olli who is 15 Months:
•7pm is bath time, lots of bubbles, lots of toys and lots of splashing, then we brush our teeth :)
•7:30pm we get lilli and Olli dressed in Pj's and make a bottle for olli and a drink for lilli :) we then settle down in bed/cot and read a book, or 2!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

When you can't be a mummy

So I'm ill again, what a fantastic supprise! Super awesome sofa days of not being able to give love or hold your kids because your riddled with a contagious disease of fuckery!

This is one of those times where you think why oh why? Out of all the times I've asked you dear god of mine, for a simple day off from not having the kids, this was NOT my idea of that! This is probably some kind of sick joke isn't it?! Some shitty week long torture of mouthy crapness! Yes if you haven't guessed it I have Septic Tonsillitis :(