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Valentine’s and my love

My baby is the love of my life, and always will be, but it is nice to have a mummy and daddy date too. We both took a day off work and sent Henry to childcare as normal. I packed him a little treat today though, in the form of an iced gingerbread heart.

We went for lunch – and managed to both have a hot meal! We even went to the cinema to see Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph. It was brilliant, and we both really enjoyed it. I think that is going to be one for the DVD collection.

And I’m even writing this on my brand new Kindle Fire. I’m a very spoilt lady, and I have safely kept my new toy away from mucky fingers and slobber for at least this evening. It has been a lovely day, and the sun has been shining in an otherwise cold and even snowy February.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

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Other Uses for the Baby Monitor

My other half just set up the baby monitor yesterday, and charged it overnight, as we’ve only just found it after unpacking the last of the remaining boxes. We decided on the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Digital Sensor Pad Monitor. Or ‘that thing’ for short. We eventually chose that one after looking around Mothercare with blank faces for what seemed like hours, partly because we have all the Tommee Tippee bottles and we trust the brand, and partly because it was on offer. We got it for around ¬£60 in the end, and can be found for this price currently¬†on Amazon.

Personally, I love it. For a baby monitor, it is really very clear. I can hear Henry breathing if I turn it up, and the monitor is positioned a fair distance away from him. The little sensor pad is a brilliant touch, especially if you are one of those parents who feels the need to check on him every few mintues like I am. I was a little unsure on how well it would work, but I really am impressed.

Now, we can watch a film after he has gone to bed in the other room, and I don’t have to keep pausing it to make sure he is still alright. He’ll still be in our room until six months, but now I’m not so worried about him moving to his room. It also has this really cute ‘talkback’ function. If you press a button on the side, you can reply to the baby. I’m guessing this is for reassurance, so he knows he isn’t left completely alone, but at the moment we just use it as a walkie-talkie. Fun for all the family!