28 Weeks & Some Retail Therapy!

I can’t believe my baby is 28 weeks old! Where has the time gone??? And how did my baby go from this tiny little creature with no bum and little chicken legs, all yellow from jaundice:

3 Days Old

To this gorgeous creature who has thunder thighs and verbal diarrhea?

6 Months Old

Every week now she’s learning and doing new things and she’s become so much fun to hang out with. Her new thing is sit up’s and her feet! Whatever she’s doing and wherever she is at the moment you can be 100% sure that she’ll be doing one of two things…. mooning the world while holding onto her feet, even though doing this in a sitting position causes her to topple over, she doesn’t care, her feet have become her new best friends and have to be touched and pulled on at all times. And of course the sit up’s, don’t even get me started on the sit up’s. She’s doing sit up’s in her high chair, sit up’s in her baby gym, even sit up’s when sitting on my lap. When she’s on my lap she rocks herself backwards and forwards so that she’s doing a version of a sitting up sit up. I know this must be in preparation for something, just not entirely sure what yet but boy, this child must have seriously strong stomach muscles because she’s doing well over 1000 sit up’s a day!

The nappy rash mixed with thrush is back on her butt this morning and I can point the finger of blame on a tooth that is just not cutting the surface of her gum, its right there and has been for over a week now, but has just not cut through. Thankfully, aside from one day of a fair amount of crying, baring in mind, this child never cries, so if she even cries for 20 minutes in a day, I think its excessive because we’re so not used to it, and now a second bout of nappy rash mixed with bum thrush, she’s has no side effects and I’m thankful for that. Of course, we’ve now got the clearing up of the nappy rash/thrush down to a fine art… the only thing that works for her bottom is washing it with warm water between changes, no wet wipes and alternating between Anitpeol ointment and Nyacid ointment, which seems to clear it in one day.

Anyway, now for my other passion …. retail therapy… for those of you who don’t know, Naartjie is having a massive mid winter sale, I bought a trolley load of goodies for Ava on the weekend, goodies marked down from R130 to R59! Thanks Joni for the tip. Also, you’ll remember a while ago I was looking to buy Ava some cute and funky beanies for winter, well my friend Roz pointed me in the right direction when she sent me the link to Buglets, oh boy, I see how I over spend on that too!

Now, I need a recommendation for a good peadiatric multi vitamin??? Both Walter and I are vrot with the flu at the moment and I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to put Ava on some form of multi vitamin, any recommendations????

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  • Reply natasjap

    She is too cute! Now the fun starts, as she will discover other things as well, like tablecloths, potplants, etc!! This is a very nice stage, I loved it!
    Regarding the vitamins, we have used Chréche Guard since our boy was 2 months old. I don’t give it daily though, so that his body can learn to guard itself so to speak. Also, as soon as I see a runny nose, I give him a dose of Zinplex for babies. Wonder muti, that!

    June 29, 2010 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Mash

    My friend was telling me she gives her little one Viral Guard, but don’t ask me how, I thought it only came in tablet form. Wish I could get into Ava’s habit and get some buff tummy muscles on the go 🙂

    June 29, 2010 at 9:49 am
  • Reply mayflowerladybugs

    Ah the world of retail therapy! I will definitely have to visit Naartjie…

    As to multivits, I have tried so far: vidaylin, Junglevits, Barbie and Pooh Bear chewies, Zinplex and Scott’s emulsion. I will never buy the chewies again, Danielle ate them all. In a day. Hers and the twins… Luckily she didn’t seem to have any ill effects but no, that is too dangerous for my liking. So far to be honest, the Scott’s actually seemed to be the most effective! I am astonished, I must say, because it has fairly low levels of vitamins in it (I read labels, can’t stay away from them!) and not many at that! But perhaps it is the cod liver oil. Be that as it may, we had colds and runny noses for 2 months on the other vits, then within days of starting the Scott’s, dry noses!

    June 29, 2010 at 9:51 am
  • Reply mozzie01

    Too cute!!! Look at how tiny she was!
    Must get myself over to Naartjie before everyhting is sold out!
    The twins have been on Vidalyn since they were in NICU (the one with iron in it), Vit D drops and Eye Q omega capsules. Sounds like a lot and it does cost us a fortune buying for two but it is so worth it!
    x x x x

    June 29, 2010 at 10:32 am
  • Reply aussiekim

    Corn Flour (or Corn Starch it is sometimes called) sprinkled when changing nappy (after washed and dried) is wonderful as a preventative and cure for nappy rash :]

    June 29, 2010 at 11:12 am
  • Reply shirl34

    Ahh, awesome update!!

    //runs over to Naarjie website

    June 29, 2010 at 11:25 am
  • Reply jonivdw

    Remember to register on Naartjie for their Birthday Club you’ll get a R100 voucher! Adam is on Scott’s Emulsion, Viridian Paed Omega Oil (in his milk) and Creche Guard (only 5 days a week)!

    I’ve got some awesome bum cream mixed at my Mom’s pharmacy! I’ll get you the formula and you can ask your pharmacist to mix it for you! We’ve touch wood never had nappy rash or upset tummies… touch wood 50 million times!

    You can add some Reuteri drops or Probiflora Paed to her bottle to help restore the flora balance!

    Good luck!

    June 29, 2010 at 11:27 am
  • Reply coachmarcia

    Vidaylin since the day they were in NICU and they are healthy as horses!

    LOVE those cute woollen things but alas, my children want nothing on their heads or hands!

    June 29, 2010 at 11:53 am
  • Reply hanneke001

    Ahhhhhhhhh she is the cutest cute cute cute !!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply thehappynest

    Och man she is just too precious – I can’t believe how fast she’s growing!!

    As far as multi-vitamins go I swear by GNLD’s Vita Guard and Vita Squares. Bigger kids just crunch them but for littlies you can crumble them up. Kids love the taste and they work like a bomb!

    You can look online for an agent selling GNLD if you don’t know anyone.

    Hope you’re all fully better really soon!


    June 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply vroutjie

    Sjoe, 6 months and too cute to die for!! Enjoy.

    June 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply suestuart

    Vidaylin without iron, and D Drops. I remember that 3 day old pic, ag nunu pie!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply orbit365

    I use Chreche Guard and Zinplex. My friend swears by Scotts emulsion though I haven’t used it yet. Why not go to a paediatric homeopath for a natural-type immune booster/vitamin?
    She is getting soooo big. And I loved those footie stages. So cute!


    June 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply antigone1022

    she is so beautiful.

    I swear by sudocrem. Its a thick paste cream that sticks to just about any part and removes…and i mean removes anything that causes redness on skin. As you know, mine are long past the baby stage but sudocrem has grown up with them for just about anything red. Its a magic cream. I don’t know if its available with you but I’m happy to post a pot!


    June 30, 2010 at 4:28 am
  • Reply skrambled

    I love those buglets they are super cute!

    June 30, 2010 at 10:14 am
  • Reply tzipieastwest

    Both version of your little miracle very cute!
    Your care and love defenitely works wonders on her too. Congrats !

    July 1, 2010 at 9:56 am
  • Reply hcouperus

    very cute, believe me she will get cuter still! (especially once she starts to talk :))

    July 1, 2010 at 10:44 am
  • Reply nataliewebb

    The best thing that worked for David’s nappy rash and eczema ( I tried sudacreme, and every other lotion and potion I could find) is antipeol. The eczema got worse the more he bathed, so I don’t bath him every night – varkie aand when he goes to bed ‘dirty’ is getting harder to do nowadays as he’s crawling. Epimax cream seems to be keeping the eczema at bay – recommended by my dermatologist – the trick is to cream them at EVERY nappy change. Don’t let the little skin dry out especially in this dry Joburg climate. I’ve yet to put him on a multi-vit.

    July 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply pandoragelb

    For the nappy rash the chemist advised me to mix Multipeol (Antipeopl), an antifungal creme and an antibacterial if the nappy rash gets very stubborn.
    Also give Creche guard and Zinplex. And Reuteri if tummy is a bit upset. Comes in drops.
    She is too cute. Amazing how much they change in 6 months, and you really only see the difference if you look at pictures. Such a cute age.

    July 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm
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