>My Week That Was – #6

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2012, addison, grayson, highchair, mummydaddyme, my week that was, passport, pj's, poorly

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The gorgeous and lovely Katie from Mummy, Daddy and Me Makes 3, has an awesome weekly blog link that I take part in.
My Week That Was – basically is to share an insight into your week past, giving you an opportunity to recall not only big events like Birthdays but also the fun little things like your kid first picking their nose.

So here is my previous week -


Monday
We woke to a lot of snow still on the ground but off to work I went
This meant Ash had to stay @ home to look after bubba’s as not possible for them to go to Gamma’s
Addison had her 1st shower for a few months with Daddy and she would get scared and then giggle as the jets hit her
Tuesday
Before I went off to work Ashley assembled and put up the Stair gate – not at the stairs as we live in a flat but to keep Addison safe in the Living Room
Addison had a busy day, she woke up poorly with a cough so she visited the Doctor & went on Antibiotics
So both Bubba’s were on a course of Banana Med’s :-(
Wednesday
Whilst I was at work, Ashley put our beloved Doomoo out and Addison fell in love and started playing and laying on the Doomoo, super cute
In the evening I made the decision to finally take the blog to the next chapter & bought it’s Domain and Self Hosting, watch this space
Thursday
Work at Home day – Yippee
I was woken by Addison at 5am and after consuming her bottle she vomited all over me (still happening as I type Sunday)
Addison after her early wake up call collapsed in the Living Room on the floor with Upsy Daisy
Our new Stokke Tripp Trapp arrived – woohoo
I got to try out my great OPI nail painting socks that my gorgeous friend Anna sent me
After months of hard work, of constant therapy and play at home I caught a lovely picture of Grayson giving me beautiful Eye contact

Friday
Hubby and I both of work for the day, although I spent approx 2 hrs on the phone with work
As Ashley was tidying the flat, Grayson and I escaped for a couple hours around the shops running errands and picking up a Subway for Lunch – which Grayson tried a tiny amount of and swallowed
Some friends of ours popped over in the evening for a little while for a Takeaway and a natter
Ash and I spent till 1am laying in bed chatting and listening to music, making for a tired Saturday Morning
Saturday
After being awoken by an unhappy Addison at 3.30am, we finally got back to sleep at 4.45am, then Daddy and Addy were back up by 6.30am, but I had a nice snooze till 9am
We then decided no matter the cold we were leaving the house, so off we went met my sister and headed to a Beefeater for Lunch, the food was awful but it was gorgeous to watch Addison and Grayson sit side by side in Highchairs for the 1st time out and about

We then got Addy and Gray’s 1st passport pictures done for their 2 trips abroad this year (jet setters) , Addison’s came out gorgeous, Grayson still gorgeous could not make eye contact with the camera

The evening followed with an impromptu visit to my Dad/Step mums with a nice buffet dinner and assistance with the Bubba’s

Addison looked super cute all day sporting a pair of her Snuggle Feet Leg Warmers

Sunday

PJ Day today
We have all stayed in our jammies and enjoyed the warmth of our home
I made some chocolate krispie cakes to cheer me and the hubby up, dinner is made for tomorrow, so even though I have not managed any ironing I have been slightly proactive
Addison has a huge love for laptops and sent her 1st email today

Don’t forget to go check out the other entries, they are going to be great.

Fisher Price Easy Clean High Chair Review – Part 3

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2011, addison, animals, baby, easy clean, family, fisher price, grayson, highchair, newborn, review, toddler, weaning


We were lucky enough to be chosen to review the new Fisher Price High Chair, I decided that to give our families best opinion I would make the review 3 part over 3 posts.

Part 1 – Description of Highchair, Ease of Assemble and initial views – Found Here.

Part 2 – Grayson’s use of the chair – views of use for a toddler and disabled child – Found Here.

Part 3 – Addison’s use of the chair – now as a Newborn and once we start weaning – Below.


So here is our views on Addison’s use.


When Fisher Price designed the high chair, they had the following in mind…

“Height and recline features are designed with
mum in mind, with plenty of easily adjustable
settings to make sure dinner time is always
comfortable for little ones. And the grow-with-me
design provides the perfect pew for babies from
newborn to toddler.”

This fell right into our family when sent to us, Addison was one week old and always wanted to be in eye sight, so I knew I would need to have her with me at all times.
I firstly tried having her in the kitchen in her rocker but that was hard on my back and I was frightened of her being that low in the Kitchen.

I started putting Addy in the highchair from 1 1/2 months old, to be honest Addison has shown signs of being very strong since she was born, the chair comes with great recline options and lays fairly far back, I would say for most babies this recline would be sufficient but in our opinion although the seat cushion is very well padded this highchair needed to have a head cushion to support little babies heads, we actually put one from Addison’s swing in but I think this would be a great addition.

From 2 1/2 months she has come in the highchair in the Kitchen almost every day, as I said above she is very strong and can sit very well so has not needed to be fully reclined, this chair become a little of a life saver for us as Addison suffers with very bad reflux and it allowed her to be up a little whilst still fairly supported and if she was sick the easy clean fabric was a plus.


Then from 3 months Addison has started weaning (for medical reasons) I am hugely thankful for the Fisher Price chair, most Highchairs Addison would still be way too tiny for, (we have tried her in a few) but this one due to its cocooning seat is perfect, the straps are lovely and soft against her skin and although plastic for easy cleaning, they have a special coating which means they do not stick to baby.


As we have used the chair for both babies a little over the past month I was extra pleased with the ease of strap adjustment with the Fisher Price chair, they are literally quick release lift and snap clips (don’t know the technical name but here’s a piccy) they work so well, by far to date the best I have ever seen.




Here’s a little video of Addison helping me with the cooking in the kitchen, I think you can see she really enjoys being up high with Mummy.





Things we liked/loved and reasons.

  • As said in previous post and above the Height Adjustment, it has allowed us to have both babies at table/feeding height, as well as having Addy at a height to help Mummy cook.
  • The recline options so Addison (newborn) can join in mealtimes.
  • Seat Cushion Pattern – Addison loves the bright animals on the cushion she turns to look at them and talk, all great for baby development.
  • Seat Cushion material – It really is such an easy wipe clean surface, Addison can be a little hands on in feeding and wipes them every where, sticky fruit wiped off in seconds with a baby wipe. The cushion is also removable within a minute to go in the washer.
  • Wheels- the wheels on the front of the highchair were fantastic for allowing me to move Addison around the Kitchen when in there for different reasons.



So for us as you can tell from both posts the chair has been a great addition for our family, as before our only issues were that of Tray Size for the Dishwasher/Floor Print of the Highchair and needing a head cushion but to be honest all of these are easily overcome and not deal breakers.

I hope you have enjoyed finding our views on the Fisher Price Easy Clean High Chair, we feel it lives up to its name and would work well for a growing family.

It can be found at the following retailers for a RRP of £100.


Disclosure – We were sent this high chair from Fisher Price FOC for our views.

Fisher Price Easy Clean High Chair Review – Part 2

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2011, blw, children, disabled, easy clean, family, fisher price, grayson, highchair, review, Special needs, weaning, wotsits

We were lucky enough to be chosen to review the new Fisher Price High Chair, I decided that to give our families best opinion I would make the review 3 part over 3 posts.

Part 1 – Description of Highchair, Ease of Assemble and initial views. – Found Here.

Part 2 – Grayson’s use of the chair – views of use for a toddler and disabled child.

Part 3 – Addison’s use of the chair – now as a Newborn and once we start weaning.

So here is Part 2 – Grayson’s Use.

Doesn’t he look cute and comfy

Fisher Price designed the highchair with the following quote….

“Now there’s no need to make a meal out of cleaning up! This clever high chair from Fisher-Price is the ultimate in convenience. With a sleek, crevice free, stain resistant seat pad and smooth coated straps, the Easy Clean High Chair is designed to make life easier for mum.”

So I knew Grayson would be able to put this to the test, as many of you may know, Grayson is 2 1/2yo but mainly eats like a 6mth old, a diet of baby purees but is also now feeding himself Wotsits (which is very messy).

Due to his disabilities Grayson has not been able to sit until recently in standard highchairs (this also is only for short meals) and has a disabled highchair. So I thought this would be very interesting to see how he and the chair coped.

For purpose of people considering the chair, Grayson is about the average height of a 2 yo but only weighs 22lb so is quite small

 

First impressions Grayson sat in it lovely, much better than other standard highchairs he has used out and about, I think this was helped by the cocooning seat and the plastic mould that comes up between the legs, this really helped him to stay in the correct position, which I think would be great for 6mth old that are just getting the hang of sitting a little.

Grayson like a lot of special needs children has a tendency to head bang, this chair was fab for that, I had no concerns he could hurt himself, the cushion is padded and comes high up the back and even with him jumping around to his full extent, the large footprint of the legs meant the seat barely budged, so even at his size I felt the chair would not go over.

 

The chair once Grayson has fed himself Wotsits
 
Things we liked/loved and reasons
 
    • The height adjustment, not only was it easy to do, but it allows Ashley and I to feed at different heights as we sit at different heights and also meant the chair could be adjusted to sit at the table with us.



  • Seat Cushion – As promised even with Grayson dropping wotsits all over it, spitting his orange purees against it, it wiped clean with just a simple baby wipe, I agree there are very little crevices for the crumbs to fall into, but even when they did the seat cover can be taken on and off in a matter of a minute so lovely to keep clean.

 

 


  • We liked the tray size and the deep lip, this meant when Grayson was feeding himself he couldn’t just push everything of the tray as he can sometimes struggle to grip food.
  • We liked the wheels on the front of the highchair as it made it easy to move around our Kitchen/Diner.
  • Tray – We loved the one button that allowed the tray to be put on and off, it meant this could be preformed with one hand whilst you safely hold the baby in your other.
 
So all in all the chair worked well for Grayson use.
 

We only had 2 issues with the highchair, firstly as you can see from the picture we found the tray too big to fit in our dishwasher (which is standard size) I honestly must say this did not change my opinion that I would buy the highchair as the tray was so easy to just wipe clean even when covered in Wotsits/Juice and Puree mix.
 
Our 2nd issue, which could be a deal breaker for some, is the collapsing of the legs, as I said before the chair has a large footprint, if unlike us you do not really have a designated area for the highchair to stay up this could be a slight issue, I am 5ft2in and Ashley is 6ft2in and neither of us found it easy to collapse the chair single handily. But again in our current home this would not bother us.
 
The chair’s RRP is £100 and can be found at the following retailers – Toys R Us, Mothercare and Amazon.
 
I hope you have found the review helpful, if you would like to know anymore on the highchair from us or Fisher Price please feel free to contact me.
 

Disclosure – We were sent this highchair from Fisher Price Free of Charge for our families views on the product.

 

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