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As a stylist amongst my friends it’s our in-joke that I love a good accessory and one friend and I even give ourselves scores for them as I used to do in my magazine column with celebrity outfits. Well our little Meadow is currently rocking one accessory in particular – the bib! A couple of weeks ago she got her four top back teeth all at once! It was awful – she couldn’t sleep well because of the pain and she didn’t really understand what was happening. Her teething rings (from when she was a baby) made their way back into the fridge and I even some froze some, for better effect (defrosting before use of course). I took her teething gel every where and her Organic Monkey cheek rub which smells lovely and she actually seemed to enjoy us putting it on her – the arnica in it must work and she also seemed to like the taste of it. Her arms were constantly in the air for hugs and she was just generally unwell, she’s normally such a happy child it was upsetting to see.

As mum who works from home, I love to see other mums doing the same and a friend of a friend, Aimee, is now making her own bibs – they are brilliant and Meadow rocks her star print Bello Bimbo bandana bib and it looks like part of her outfit as opposed to the white towelling ones we were using before. Meadow has a few bandana styles now but I still have to put a waterproof apron bib on her to eat. Whilst the teeth were coming through, Meadow went back to having milk through the day and she just didn’t want as much food. Thank goodness for mini pork sausages, grapes, raisins and oatcakes as these seemed to be her accepted foods of choice. We reverted back to weaning finger foods… anything that required a spoon you could forget – even her favourite, beans on toast was abandoned in favour of soft cheese spread sandwiches. I started using toddler milk at night and it was odd going back to sterilising again but she did seem to enjoy it and I thought it improved her teeth too.

The whole family looked like zombies and she missed her toddler group for two weeks as she was sleeping so late after long disrupted nights. But as this continued, I still couldn’t see the teeth! Like with cutlery, she’d fiercely shake her head if you tried to put a finger near her mouth. I then discovered if we sang “Down at the bottom of the deep blue sea, counting fishes… one two three” and gently tipped her head back we could then see the teeth! This was when I discovered four baby molars – I had to do a few verses just to be sure! After ten days we began to reach normality again and a trip to feed the ducks with her friend confirmed she was getting back to normal. However, I couldn’t help but think, we’re nearly there – as she now has 16 teeth but in a few years they will soon be falling out as the tooth fairy visits and we will have it all over again!!!

 

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Deck the Walls!

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Since asking the question on Twitter (@nextofficial), we’ve realised A LOT of you are already thinking about Christmas. A lot of you, have in fact, already started Christmas shopping. You may shake your head in disbelief but it’s true! OK…

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You might remember the bargain neon tweed jacket by Next I blogged about recently? Well, here is it in person: It is even more beautiful in the flesh. The fine neon pink/orange thread running through the tweed is the perfect…

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I’m Emily and I was lucky enough to win Next’s recent competition to find a guest blogger for their blog, so I’ll be posting here over the next month or two. I usually blog at Sugar and Spice about all things…

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[adj.] ge·o·met·ric – using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in design and decoration. If you’re not familiar with Geometric prints – where.have.you.BEEN? Fashionistas the world around have been strutting about in these graphical get-ups for months now! It…

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So it was our anniversary a couple of weekends go, ten years together five years married and in this day and age something to be proud of. We always celebrate our anniversary by having a nice meal or going away…

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Take a look at our NEW TV ad from the other side of the lens…

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A few weeks ago, we launched our #NextGuestBlogger competition where we asked you lovely bloggers to answer one of the following questions for the chance to win a guest spot on this here blog… i. What are your five key…

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