Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets Review

I know that I missed my posts this last week, but it was a rough one. My son started cutting more teeth, so he was waking up in the middle of the night not wanting to go back to sleep. He would be awake for 2 hours, and then somehow just go back to sleep. My aunt had told me about the Hyland's Teething Tablets and said that she used them on her 4 daughters when they were little (the youngest is now 11). I found these at my local Walmart store. There are 135 tablets in the bottle that I got. It's a pretty small bottle, so I thought the tablets must be very small.

When I got home from the store, I made sure to read the box carefully (more than I had read at the store). I opened the box, took out the bottle and information sheet, and opened the bottle. If anybody remembers Life Savers Holes candy, or if anyone has seen the mini version of Altoids mints, that is what the tablets remind me of. When my son started chewing on his binky (which is a way of him showing his teeth are bothering him), I got out the bottle and gave him 2 of the tablets.

According to the directions, you can either just put them in the child's mouth and they will dissolve, or you can dissolve the tablets in a spoonful of water and give it to the child that way. I have done it both ways. First I dissolved it in a spoonful of water because I am always afraid of giving my son something that small with the fear that he will choke on it. The tablets dissolved right away. My son thought that he was getting some food, so he readily opened his mouth to ingest the tablets. He didn't make a face like they tasted bad, so i'm assuming they taste ok. During one of the nights that he woke up, I didn't have the heart to lay him in the crib safely while I went dissolving tablets in water, so I just gave them to him one at a time. The tablet dissolved within seconds of putting it in his mouth.

All in all, these tablets have worked wonders. As of two nights ago, he is sleeping through the night again (with the exception of some loud thunder last night, which woke him up). So mama is happy to get some of her sleep back, at least until the next tooth starts making its way through the gums.

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for my review of this product.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fisher Price Go Baby Go! Silly Sounds Frog Review

The Fisher Price Go Baby Go! Silly Sounds Frog is another toy we bought for my son a couple months ago now. Again, I gave it to him at the store to keep him entertained while I looked around and I ended up getting it for him. I think I enjoy this toy as much as my son loves it. It is very brightly colored and makes noise.

If you pull out or push in the top handle, it makes noise like one of those slide whistles. The bottom handle slides up and down and makes noise. The handle on the bottom left pulls out and makes the button on the frog's "stomach" spin around. The knob on the top right spins around and makes a noise. Also, you can push the frog's "stomach" button and it plays sounds and one song (if anybody knows the song "Froggy Went A Courting", that's the song it resembles). There is an on/off switch on the back, so if you want to pack it or move it while the little one is sleeping, it won't make noise. This product retails for $11 and is for ages 6-36 months. The button on the "stomach" is sensitive. What I mean is one time the toy was sitting upside-down on the floor and my son turned over the little fabric box we keep his toys in on top of the frog and it kept playing and playing until I moved the box off from on top of it. Just thought I would throw that bit of information in.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for the review of this product.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Blog Direction, and Elmo Knows Your Name Cellphone Review (my first product review)

Ok. I admit it. I started this blog a few months ago to document my son's life other than in a scrapbook, but I only have one post on here about him, and that was about my pregnancy and his birth, not even about his life. I don't really have time anymore since he's 9 months old (well, he will be on Sunday). It's tough keeping tabs on him when he's awake and when he's not eating. He started crawling about a month ago, and started pulling up to standing about 2 weeks ago. So I have decided to take my blog in a new direction. I am going to start reviewing products. By products I mean food, toys, etc that I get for my son, and I might throw in something for myself every once in a while because I deserve it. I'm pretty sure someone out there would find this helpful, because I know I sure search the Internet for advice and reviews a good amount (especially late at night when I can't ask my mom for advice because she's already asleep). So, here's my first review.

Fisher-Price Knows Your Name Elmo Cell Phone

I bought this toy a few months ago for my son because I showed it to him in the store to keep him entertained and, even at that age, he didn't want to part with it. I knew that the packaging said that it was 18 months and up, but it made noise and was brightly colored so I knew it would keep my son's attention for at least a little while. I like this product because when you get it home, you can connect it to the computer and put your child's name on the phone, and Elmo says their name in conversation. One detail on the box that I missed before leaving the store was that the mini USB cable is not included. Luckily, I own a digital camera, so I had a mini-USB cable laying around. The setup of the phone was very easy. My son doesn't understand what Elmo is saying because he's just 9 months, but it holds his attention. The buttons are very easy for my son to push. I like that there are many different sayings on the phone, so it will take a few minutes before you hear the same thing twice. Also, there are 5 different "ringtones", and there are also sayings from different Sesame Street characters, such as Ernie and Oscar the Grouch. Well, I hope that this review was helpful, and I hope that I can keep up with my reviews and that they are helpful as well.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this post.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Win a $500 Apple Gift Card

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Pregnancy and Labor

Welcome to my blog about my son, Jackson Glynn. The reason for this blog is for other moms-to-be and mommys to see my son's progress and milestones. I'll start with my pregnancy. Well, what I remember about it (pregnancy brain is a real thing).


I found out I was pregnant on Tues, May 11, 2010 from a positive pregnancy test. It was a surprise since the BF (biological father) had told me that he wasn't able to have children (this coming from a guy who has 2 children from a previous marriage). I was supposed to be leaving for vacation with my mom starting on that Saturday. I think I told her on Thursday. I was bummed that I couldn't have any alcoholic drinks while in Cancun. When we got back from vacation I was 6 weeks along. I think I went about 2 more weeks, then the morning sickness kicked in. It wasn't mild sickness either. I couldn't keep anything down. It got so bad that I had to go to the doctor and get a prescription. After getting that, I could kind of tame the sickness, and I knew my limits on what I could and couldn't eat. Then, fear set in.

I knew it was coming even before the doctor warned me about it a month in advance; the dreaded glucose test at the doctor. I even did research on it and read some articles about how jelly beans could be substituted. I really wanted to eat the jelly beans instead, but my doctor didn't have that as an option. Let me give some advice to those first-time moms out there - put it in the refrigerator and when you drink it, put it over ice. I'm sure it's much better ice cold than it would have been had it been warm. I even went as far as to drink it from a straw so I could convince myself it was just orange soda. I ended up keeping it down. Also, a good idea was to have a sandwich in my purse to eat after I was done giving blood (since you're not supposed to eat anything before giving blood).


I jump to this since nothing significant happened since the glucose test. My labor was very easy in my opinion. I had been having Braxton-Hicks contractions for about a month before my real labor, so I was sort of prepared for it. Isn't it amazing how our bodies work? Anywho, I got to the hospital. I was dilated at a 2. They let me labor for about another hour and I was at a 4. I ended up getting the epidural, which in my opinion hurt more than the contractions from what I remember. About an hour later, the nurse and doctor came in and said that I was at a 6. They ended up breaking my water. About an hour later, I was at at 10. I think I pushed for about 20 minutes, and at 10:42pm I had my son. It was amazing that it really was love at first sight.