Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boogie Wipes and Mist Review and Giveaway!

Nora has been sick again.  Apparently Pete is great at sharing germs from his preschool friends with her. That lucky girl! Again, though, luck would have it that my review kit for Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist had just arrived in the mail a couple days before. Check out the bottom of this post for a chance to enter in a giveaway!

Boogie Wipes are moist saline wipes.  I think they work great on noses that are raw and sore from the dripping and wiping. Nora did a great job of letting me wipe her faucety nose over the weekend with the boogie wipes, not so much with the regular tissue, which made her scream.  We have been using boogie wipes in our family since Pete was a little guy.  They work great for kids that are either learning to blow their noses or that are just too young.  I've even been known to use them when I've been sick for awhile to prevent a Rudolph nose.  I also use them on the kids to get off crusty boogers when they wake up.  The saline seems to do a good job getting them off without scrubbing and rubbing.

This was my first time using Boogie Mist. Normally I do use a nasal saline solution on the kids when they are sick, mostly the squeeze bottle kind that you spray by squeezing or drip into a kid's nose by holding upside down. Really, either way with that style made the kids freak out.  Nora seemed to not mind the Boogie Mist, maybe because of the grape smelling nozzle (they call it a Shnozzle, oh the puns!) or because I had better control over the stream and timing.  Either way, I was able to loosen up the mucus and suck it out for her.  My kids sleep so much better if I can get them to breathe easier at night without a stuffy nose, and if they sleep better so do I. 

In general I think both the Boogie Wipes and Mist are great additions to our cold-fighting arsenal.  Pete's preschool days will probably continue to bring home lots of germs even with taking precautions and trying not to. Nora will still manage to get sick, so I'd better be prepared to help her feel better.

I received the product for free in order to review, but all comments and reviews are my own and not that of the company's.  The pictures are courtesy of Boogie Wipes.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

A First

This is a first for Pete from last week. He fell asleep on his own randomly (well it was around bedtime). It made for a great night for mommy! 


Poor little Nora has been sick again. It seems like I get about a week off then have it start back up again. This time it is yucky nose, fever and a cough. Thankfully she seems to be feeling better today. 

Daddy cuddled the little girl to sleep on Friday night. 

All cuddled up in her hoodie after church on Sunday. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

5 Months

Yesterday marked 5 months for Nora. Look how big she is getting. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nora's Firsts

This last month Nora has had a couple of firsts. First she learned to roll over!- October 8th 

On Sunday November 9th, she sat in the high chair for the first time! She likes it which really surprised me. Yes she is wearing Pete's old jammies but aren't they cute on her? 

Then on Monday we discovered that she is teething, which explains a lot! Soon my baby's toothless grin will be filling in. 

How is she getting so big?!

Friday, November 7, 2014

NoseFrida Review

Nora was sick last week, just before her check up. She does have good timing at least so I can't complain there. Luckily for both of us I had contacted the makers of NoseFrida about doing a review earlier in the month, and they kindly agreed to send me one for free to try and review on the blog. 

These did exist when Pete was born and I did know of them but was completely disgusted by the thought of using my mouth to suck snot out of his nose.  Sounds so gross, so I wasn't going to try it out.  I used the little bulb syringe thingy and tortured him.  Eventually I bought and tried a powered nose sucker which was okay but promptly died right after the limited warranty period.  Along comes Nora and I'm hearing even better things about it and decided to be brave and try it out.

This thing is amazing at getting snot out of baby's nose! I was able to get adult-nose-blowing amounts of stuff out of her nose with very limited work and screaming.  She did scream while doing it, but as soon as I was done she calmed right down and was able to breathe without sounding like Lord Vader.  The whole week she was sick I did not get a single drop of her snot in my mouth. At one point I left the house and forgot the Nose Frida and only had my emergency bulb syringe in the diaper bag and had to use it on her.  Poor baby, even after getting a little bit out and putting it away she still kept crying. Her cold only lasted just under a week in all, even though the doctor said the other babies her age had it for at least 2 weeks.  She was actually able to sleep because she could breathe, which I was very appreciative of being able to sleep as well.

It is easy to use and I promise I did not touch snot once.  There is a spongy blue filter and long tube between baby nose and your mouth. The large tube goes against the baby's nostril; the red mouthpiece goes in your mouth; and you suck and swirl the tube at baby's nose.  Then be amazed at the amount of mucus that your sick baby can produce! I briefly considered taking a picture or video then decided I liked having friends. We also used nasal saline solution (not the same stuff for eyes and contacts) to thin it out before sucking.  I have some that is packaged for individual use so I don't have to worry about cross contamination either, just to be careful.

I received the product for free in order to review, but all comments and reviews are my own and not that of the company's.  The pictures are courtesy of the NoseFrida company.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pete Leaves

We went to my parents house this weekend and helped clean up the leaves and sticks.  Pete loves coming and helping by riding the tractor with grandpa, raking with grandma and watching daddy burn them. (I'm here as well but Nora was taking a nap so I stayed inside and helped with dinner) Eventually he wanted to ride on his little powerwheels 4 wheeler and then wanted to be like grandpa and help out and drag leaves to the burn pile.  Grandpa and grandma got him all hooked up!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Four Month Check Up

Nora had her four month check up and shots last week.  She's weighing in at 14 pounds 8oz and is 25 inches long!  She is looking good and growing like a weed.  She learned how to roll over from tummy to back a couple weeks ago and can rotate herself in a complete circle and work herself off a blanket.  EEEkks! I'm not really ready for her to become mobile, luckily it should still be awhile before she can do much more but still she's getting too big too fast! She seems to be much more sensitive to the shots than Pete ever was. I've been trying to find where I had Pete's measurements written down but haven't found them yet. 
Nora trying to give "kisses"

smiley girl after church today

Saturday, November 1, 2014

First Halloweens

Nora from her first Halloween from last night. (4 1/2 months)
Here is Pete from his first Halloween in 2010. (2 1/2 months)