Does my baby have Colic?

Does my baby have colic? I imagine that this is one of the most google-d phrases from parents of newborns. If your baby is crying in discomfort it is the easiest conclusion to jump to.

We were lucky, Aria never suffered with colic, or at least we don’t think she did. Don’t get me wrong, she would often cry and seemed to suffer from bad wind after a feed, sometimes throwing a little milk back up, sometimes throwing a lot of milk back up. But she never really suffered, not like some poor babies, not like Lianne‘s poor babies.

You see some babies constantly cry, they cry non stop, they cry because they are in severe pain, severe pain caused by Colic. To the parents of colicky babies, I salute you.

Aria’s symptoms were easily resolved. We switched to Dr Brown’s Bottles for a little while and when it got real bad we would massage her stomach and pump her legs, as if she was riding a bicycle. This would usually bring the wind right up.

For some babies these simple tricks won’t work, very often the reason for this is because these babies are suffering with Transient Lactase Deficiency. This is where the immature digestive system of babies struggles to make enough lactase to digest the lactose in their feed, which induces colicky symptoms.

Introducing a lactase enzyme drop, such as Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops, with feeds can often resolve the problem without having to move to or change formula. Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops help make digesting lactose easier for baby without delaying the feeding process.

The drops can be used from birth, and are sugar, preservative and flavour-free. You simply add them to breast milk or infant formula prior to feeding and they work their magic without interfering with the feeding process.

Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops (10ml), priced at £9.99 for 60 feeds, are available from Asda stores or online at www.asda.co.uk and independent pharmacies nationwide.

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If you think that your baby is suffering with colic and would like to try out the Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops for yourself simply fill in the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win!

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be sent direct from Care. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. 

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My Little Piccolo Sweet Potato & Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe & Giveaway

A little while ago Aria and I made a cake to celebrate My Little Piccolo’s first birthday, but it wasn’t just any old cake, it was a very special cake that contained two of My Little Piccolo’s delicious fruit and veg pouches. My Little Piccolo challenged several bloggers to create a cake recipe incorporating at least one of their pouches, game for a challenge I said yes and came up with a delicious beetroot, sweet potato and chocolate cake.

Sweet Potato Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe - first birthday cake incorporating my little piccolo pouches

We had so much fun making this cake, it was actually really easy to make. Obviously we had a bit of a fail and the cake fell apart when I removed it from the cake tin, but it still tasted amazing. See the behind the scenes video on facebook for more on that fail.

Sweet Potato Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe - first birthday cake incorporating my little piccolo pouches

See the other recipes incorporating the delicious goodness of Piccolo pouches here.

If you would like to win a month’s supply of Piccolo pouches, whether it’s for consumption straight from the pouch or to make all of these delicious cakes, simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below :

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The winner will receive one month’s supply of Piccolo pouches, the prize will be sent direct from My Little Piccolo. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. 

toddler helping to make chocolate cake by eating all the chocolate

*Disclosure – We were reimbursed the cost of ingredients to make the cake*

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Giveaway : Win £15 to Spend at Morse Toad
*Disclosure : I received credit to spend at Morse Toad in exchange for this promotion*

Welcome to the fourth and final day of my festive giveaways – it’s a good one! Today I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win £15 to spend at Morse Toad. Morse Toad specialise in chocolate messages, “a card good enough to eat”.

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Morse Toad chocolate gift card - sorry it's not gin

Morse Toad sell a wide range of chocolate cards and even give you the option to create your own. What better way to send a message than in chocolate? You’ll be glad to know that I sampled the chocolate (it’s a thankless job but someone’s gotta do it…) and it was very delicious. I’d go as far to say better than gin but I don’t like gin so that really isn’t giving it the praise that it deserves!

Simply fill in the rafflecopter form below for the chance to win £15 to spend at Morse Toad.

T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The winner will receive an online voucher code for £15 to spend at Morse Toad. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. 

Enter to win a Nuby Bathtime Bundle here.


Giveaway : Win A Customised Gadget Case from CaseApp
*Disclosure : I received products in exchange for coverage*

I have collaborated with CaseApp several times now and hopefully will continue to do so as they really are fab quality. Every time I upgrade my phone I head to them for a custom iPhone case. I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6s which was in desperate need of some protection and, of course, prettiness, so I was quite relieved when CaseApp offered me two cases to review, along with a giveaway for one of my readers and a fantastic 20% off for all of my readers – pretty cool right?

giveaway to win a customised gadget case or cover from Case app - easy to enter competition via rafflecopter form

If you would like to get your hands on a voucher for a personalised gadget case (up to £22), simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The winner will receive a voucher code for the value of £22 to spend at CaseApp. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. 

When ordering a cover via CaseApp you have a lot of choice, or if you find that choice overwhelming you can simply order one of their pre-designed cases. I opted for one customised phone case using their range of quotes and clipart, and one pre-designed case with no changes. You also have the option of entering in your own text and photos, but I decided not to do this.

blog review of iphone 6s phone case from caseapp personalised and customised gadget covers

The cases fit well and all buttons are fully accessible with the case on. They pop on and off quickly and easily, but not so easily that they will pop off when dropped. If you would like to try a case for yourself then use my code ASLICEOFXMAS20 which is valid until 23 December 2016.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the chance to win some chocolates!
 

Enter to win a Nuby Bathtime Bundle here.

Enter to win £15 to spend at Morse Toad here (chocolates).

Giveaway : Win A Nuby Bathtime Bundle

Welcome to day two of my Christmas giveaways. Today one lucky has the chance to win a bathtime bundle from Nuby UK. The bundle can be personalised by gender – if you wish! As always, entry is simple, free and easy via the Rafflecopter form below.

enter here for the chance to win a bathtime bundle set for your toddler from Nuby UK - entry is quick, free and easy via a simple rafflecopter form

T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be posted by Nuby UK, I will accept no responsibility for items that are lost/damaged in the post. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways this week including a customised phone case from Case App and some chocolates!