Will My Baby’s Eyes Change Colour?

There has been a huge ongoing discussion in my house about our baby’s eye colour, since she was born 4 months ago.
Will her eyes stay blue? 
 
Or will they turn brown?

My eyes are a deep chocolate brown shade, but my husband’s are light blue like the sea. I have always thought brown eyes are a more dominant gene.This got me thinking, so I have decided to do some research into baby eye colours.

Will My Baby's Eyes Change Colour?

I asked my friend about her little boy’s eye colour when he was born as he has deep brown eyes now, and she said his was blue when he was born.OK still hope for my little girl to have my eye colouring. At six months old she said his eyes went brown after being grey for 3 months.

Really, I said to her, so they do change colour it’s not a myth then?

She must have thought I was a bit stupid.

As a first time mum unless you read up on stuff like this in books or on Google you really don’t have a clue.Where do you find the time to do that as a new mummy?

I’m sure most new mum’s like me are up to their ears in nappy changes, feeding, sterilising, clothes washing and the constant tidying up.

Whilst I came up with this idea for a post I thought I had better look up baby’s eye colours and see what exactly happens.Will my husband win the blue eye battle or me with brown eyes?

What are the odds?

I started reading lots of different articles about babies eye colours and they can also have neither of the parents eye colours but can inherit a grandparent’s colouring.Well this has put a cat amongst the pigeons so to speak as my dad’s eyes are a greeny colour!

So that has just thrown another angle into the “discussion”.

So I have discovered that something called melanin is responsible for the colour of the iris and the amount that is present, has something to do with the genes that the baby has.When the baby arrives into the outside world the melanin production in the eyes is kickstarted by the bright light. A small increase in melanin means the eye colour will stay blue. A larger increase produces darker colours like brown.

My findings are that the biggest changes in a babies eye colour happens between 6 and 9 months, so a little bit more waiting for us i’m afraid and our baby will have a 50:50 chance of having blue or brown eyes.
 
So will mum or dad win the battle of the eye colour?
 
 You will have to pop back in a few months time to find out!

 

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Hot – Word of the Week 04/06/2016

The one word that sums up my week for Word of the Week is Hot.
It’s very humid and hot by night and so my husband finds it hard to sleep. He’s what I call a hot bod and has a high normal body temperature so is always hot even in Winter. I’m the total opposite to him and feel the cold pretty easily. But this week does seem to be really hot overnight.
I have one of those Gro Eggs in our bedroom as baby girl sleeps in the same room as us by night. So it’s really good to keep an eye on the temperature for her and so we know what to dress her in over night. I wrote a post on Night-Time when baby girl was just a few weeks old. But that was when the weather was a lot cooler.

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The Mummy Tag

Thanks to Jenni from Chillingwithlucas for tagging me in the Mummy Tag.
The Mummy tag is a bunch of questions realting to being a mummy of course! It’s just a bit of fun to get to know one another a little better. Even if it’s knowing what brand of nappies you use!
So here you go, these are my answers to the Mummy Tag questions.

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Fussy Baby – Word of the Week

The word that sums up my week is Fussy. I have one little fussy 14 week old baby on my hands this week. Bless her she doesn’t cry just fusses. Her bottom lip comes out and it’s so cute. 
Word of the Week - Fussy

She has begun her teething journey. We have been going through numerous bibs a day covered in drool. She chews like crazy on her hands and Sophie the Teething Giraffe. She is just little miss fussy pants this week. We have been having lots of cuddles so I haven’t been able to get a lot done at all this week. 


Sophie the Teething Giraffe

Also this week has been a complete turnaround for baby girls sleep pattern. We have been having 6-7 hours sleep for a few weeks. It’s been glorious for me! But now fussy baby girl has been waking at least 3x a night. Like I said before she doesn’t cry, just makes her fussy noises. I pick her up and give her a little dream feed and off she goes back to sleep again. It’s very tiring and draining. 
A few weeks back I heard about an app called The Wonder Weeks and it tells you when your baby is going through her mental development and growth leaps. Baby girl is in one of her leaps now so that explains her fussiness. She is in leap 4 at the moment where the little red baby head is shown in the picture below, and lasts for another 23 days!. This leap is known as the World of Events

The Wonder Weeks App

After this leap she will be able to perceive smooth transitions with her senses. Like grasping with her hands. This is completely correct as she picked my glasses off my face yesterday and threw them on the floor! She has also started to react to her name and is always looking to see where her dad or I am. These are all new developments.
So there you have the one word that sums up my week – Fussy.

I hope you have all had a better week than me! 

Have a great weekend.



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Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I had never heard of Japanese Moony nappies before being asked to review them. They were packaged like normal nappies but that’s where the similarities to our normal nappies ends. I was sent the large size which is for 9-14kg. Unfortunately they were a size to big for baby girl. But we did try them on her to see how they worked. 
Japanese Moony Nappies Review
The nappies have a wetness indicator that changes from blue to yellow when wet. I think this is a great little feature as in the UK we only have that on newborn nappies. I don’t know how to read Japanese! but I could get the idea of the features of the nappy by the pictures on the back.

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

Moony nappies have great 3D absorption capabilities and are made from natural organic materials. We found them to be very soft. Much softer than the UK nappies. They are also very pretty designed. Winnie the Pooh is a great favourite of children’s, so it’s fantastic that it’s incorporated on the nappy. 

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I love the green sticky tabs on the nappies. It makes it much easier to find quickly with a wriggly baby!

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I have to mention again how soft the Moony nappies are. It’s the unique selling point to me. Silky soft and great for sensitive skin. The nappies are also very thin so great for mobility. I had no problems with leaks.  
The Moony nappies come in various sizes which are mentioned in kg on the side of the packet.
The only negative with the Moony nappies is the cost. They are pretty expensive compared to Aldi nappies and even Pampers. This pack of 54 costs currently £17.49 on Amazon which is on sale from £27.99, at the time of publishing this post. They are authentic Japanese nappies so in my opinion you are paying for shipping from Japan as well as the great Japanese technology inside these nappies.

  • I am giving the Moony nappies 4 out of 5 stars. It would have been 5 but the cost of the nappies dropped it a point.
Japanese Moony Nappies Review
What do you think of these Moony nappies? Are they  brand you would try?

*I am a part of the Amazon Affiliate scheme so if you click on a link to Amazon and buy, I will receive a little bit back, so thanks if you do. I was sent these nappies to review. All opinions are my honest thoughts.
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Clearing Out the Wardrobe: What to do With Newborn Baby Clothes?

Well baby girl has reached the 3 month mark and doesn’t fit her 0-3 month old clothes anymore. Now is the time to do the first clear out of newborn clothes in her wardrobe.
I do feel a bit sad about this as some pieces are so cute. I have been making up a Keepsake box as I go along keeping some items that hold special memories for us. I’ve kept her first baby gro and hat that she wore in the hospital. The first item of clothing we bought at our 20 week scan when we knew we were having a girl. That’s the cute little dress in the picture below. We have popped her little vest into the box as well that her daddy bought her as he is a huge Metallica fan. 
Clearing Out the Wardrobe: What to do With Newborn Baby Clothes?

Other newborn baby clothes we have decided to pack up, and sell some bits on eBay. At least this way other mums will get some use out of them as well for their babies. These snow suit items are perfect for winter, keeping babies warm and snug.
If you have family or friends with babies at the correct age, that’s another way of clearing out your babies wardrobe. I believe it’s important to have a clear out every so often to keep that clothing cycle going around and so you don’t get over run with outgrown clothes.
It seems nowadays babies never get full wear and tare out of there clothes, they grow so fast. Another way of clearing out newborn clothes is to give them to your local charity shops. They are always glad for baby clothes.

 The money we get from the clothes sales we will be putting back into her clothes pot. 
These sleep suits from Next below are gorgeous, very good quality, lots of wear still to get from them. The one thing I love about Next sleep suits is that they all have foldable covers for the tiny little hands. Perfect for night-time keeping the hands warm. They have very cute designs for baby girls. We bought some more in the next size up to use now.
This is the cutest little sun hat and dress for a newborn. Baby girl never really got to wear it due to the time of year she was born in. It’s not really for February weather!.

There is always something she needs at the minute. Mind you that’s partially my fault as I can’t resist wondering into the baby clothes department at my local supermarket. This week I happened to come across the cutest denim jacket in her 3-6 month size. I couldn’t help but buy it. My reasoning is that the weather is getting warmer so she will need to have a light jacket instead of her woolly fleecy one. 

What do you do with your outgrown baby clothes?
I would love to hear your thoughts.

Cuddle Fairy