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Lilah at Three Months Old

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Our little Lilah Bear is three months old, and I'm sooo not okay with it. She's growing up and changing far too quickly, and I feel as if I'm going to blink and she'll be running around before I know it!

At 3 months Lilah weighs a dainty little 11 lbs and 14oz. She's just like her big brother and sister and isn't gaining weight very quickly, but the HV wasn't concerned. She's following her curve nicely, and just the other two, I know she'll have those glorious rolls before I know it. This does mean we're still in 0-3 month clothing though, which although I love, it means I'm not getting to put her in her pretty summer clothing during this recent heatwave!

Routine-wise, we've really seemed to have settled into our groove now with Lilah. She wakes most mornings at roughly 7am, and goes to bed around 7pm. She has five 7oz bottles throughout the day (7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm, and a 10pm dreamed), which she takes really well now. We've finally stopped with the Infacol for her wind which - fingers crossed - seems to improved a lot.

Lilah is very much a cat-napper, unless she's in the car or constantly on the move in her pram. But I honestly can't complain too much, as she does sleep through most nights now (occasionally waking for her dummy or a cuddle). I'm still not keeping my hopes up though, as the four month sleep regression is just around the corner... wish us luck!

This month Lilah has really grown and developed, and I don't think we can really call her a newborn anymore... sob! She's cooing (although she's still very quiet), trying to laugh, and she's been rolling from front to back since she was 11 weeks old. She absolutely loves her hands, and just like Parker she settles with a muslin next to her face to snuggle. 

I adore writing these monthly updates, especially as I have all three of the Littles growing up to look back on now. Lilah is so like her big sister Indie. Not just the fact that they are practically twins as babies, but also with their milestones and routine. It's crazy!

Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table | Review

Friday, 20 April 2018

Now that the sun is shining, there is nothing the Littles love more than to get out in the garden to play. We have a few toys out there, but nothing that has kept their attention for very long. That was until now though...

We were sent the Fountain Factory Water Table from Little Tikes, and it's been a huge hit with both Indiana (aged 4) and Parker (aged 2)... and myself (aged 20-something!). The Fountain Factory water table is perfect for little ones aged 24 months to 5 years and beyond. It's been designed to not only be fun to play with, but actually provide STEM learning for preschoolers through science and engineering learning.

When I first opened the box and saw how many parts were included, I must admit I was worried. But the instructions were really easy to follow, and most parts went together with ease. The only bit I struggled with was putting the plug in, but it was nothing a bit of wiggling and jiggling couldn't fix!

The instructions show you how to put together the fountains and pipes in one configuration, however the table can be used in a number of ways. The pieces and accessories are all interchangeable, meaning that your little one can make different paths for the water to follow. The pipes pull apart easily and the taps are simple to work out, so although you can get involved in the fun too (and I'd definitely recommend it!), you can just leave your little one to play without them needing too much assistance.

Indiana especially loves the pump which splashes water out of the top of the funnel. And Parker loves using the included water cup to fill up the funnel and pop up character. My favourite feature has to be the included plug, asalthough it was the trickiest bit to put together, it makes emptying the water table soo much easier.

The table retails at £59.99 and is definitely the perfect addition to our garden this Spring / Summer! 

We received this product in exchange for our review. All opinions are honest and my own.