my poor teething baby
My poor baby is teething.
Ear pulling, red cheeked, chomping on anything, getting really grizzly full blown teething - I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing a tooth appear any day now.
This morning he was so grizzly - he's usually such a happy chap, and so I really cannot bear seeing him in pain- it is genuinely the worst part of being a mum.
When he gets really uncomfortable I usually try giving him some Calpol.
Any mum or dad who has ever tried to give medicine to a child will know it comes with many trials and tribulations - spills, drips, knocking it all over the place - and never really knowing how much of the medicine they've actually got!
Not long ago we were sent a Spilly Spoon - the no spill medicine spoon, and today we used it for the first time.
the Spilly Spoon - filled with 10ml of medicine and ready to be administered
The fillable spoon is a great idea - essentially, it is a caterpillar shaped spoon that can be filled with up to 10ml of medicine. The medicine then fills up the spoon when held horizontally ready to be self administered by the child, or given to the child single handedly by the parent. It's an incredibly practical implement. No more spills!
my little man taking his Calpol like a good boy!
Bert found it easy to take the medicine from the Spilly Spoon as he is now used to eating breakfast and lunch from a spoon - so this product is perfect once your little one has begun the weaning journey. We didn't spill a single drop - and as I was home alone with bubba it meant I could administer it single handedly without hubby holding him, or trying to catch the dribbles with a muslin cloth!
Here's what Spilly Spoon say about their product…
Spilly Spoon Makes Medicine Fun
the spoon when empty
filled with 10ml of medicine
I loved this simple product and I will definitely use it each and every time Bert needs some medicine as he grows - I hope I won't have to use it too often, but I know that when I do it'll make the whole process a little less stressful! I'm pretty sure that when he's bigger Bert will be desperate to hold the spoon himself!
The Calpol did the trick and Bert was soon back to his happy self!
The Spilly Spoon retails at £4.99 and can be bought online at Spilly Spoon or from John Lewis, Ocado, Tesco, Amazon, Jojo Maman Bebe, Babies R Us, Lloyds Pharmacy and NCT.
I hope that me sharing this simple and cheap product with you will help to give you a hand and make one of the worst parts of parenting that little bit easier!
Disclaimer: I was sent a Spilly Spoon for the purpose of this review but as always, all pictures and opinions are my own.