Baby Name Tag

In the last few months, I have seen a lot of Youtubers dot the baby name tag and it has become one of my favouite videos to watch because I am noisy and like to see what other people think of names. I actually saw my lovely friend Emily do it on her blog so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do it as well.

1. What is your favourite boy and girl’s name from the top UK names list?

For a girls name I think I would have to go with the name Scarlett which I think is just such a pretty and really girly name without sounding too cute and young. I do not actually know anybody called this at the moment but I am sure this will change now I have said it.  For a boy my favourite name is Logan which I think is all to do with Xmen but for me it a really strong and powerful name which is maybe the reason behind why I like it so much.

2. What is your least favourite boy and girl’s name from the top UK names list?

For a girl it has to be Jessica, I know the reason why it is my least favourite because this is what so many people ask if Jess is name actually is when you tell them her name. No, it is not I feel like getting her a t-shirt which says Just Jess maybe that could be her blog in the future she was one of only 15 Jess’s registered in the UK in 2015.  For a boy it has to be Bobby there are some personal reasons and the fact is that I just don’t think the name Bob would suit a child now. Sorry if your kid’s names are these.

3. If you had twins, what would you name them? (G/G, B/B, B/G)

Oh, this is a hard one I think girls would be Scarlett & Daisy, boys Jacob & Harry, Boy and girl would be Scarlett & Jacob. For some reason  it is a lot harder for me to think of boy names I like maybe because I seem to know a lot more guys than I do girls and their names remind me of so many people.

4. If you could change your name to anything what would it be?

No, I wouldn’t even though my name is super common it has not done anything to annoy me too much and it has lasted me 22 years so why change it now.

5. You have four children, any gender, their first names all have to start with the same letter. What would their names be?

Jess, Jacob, Jordan, Josh I don’t think I could have all J names thought it would confuse me way too much and I would be pretty outnumbered.

6. What’s your favourite animal inspired name?

Leo which is Latin for Lion I think this is a name which I like and an animal name which people wouldn’t think is too out there and different.

7. What’s your favourite colour inspired name?

Violet without a doubt it is such amazing name for a little girl and it is not one which you seem to hear too often. 

8. What are your top 3 favourite boy names?

Jacob, Harry & Matt 

9. What are your top 3 favourite girl names?

Scarlett, Daisy & Masie
10. What is your favourite celebrity baby name?
I had to have a google because I can never remember celebrity baby names however, I really like Luna which is John Legend’s little girls name I think it is something which is super different and so cute and very pretty without been too unique as well. 
11.What is your ultimate guilty pleasure name?

I guess I don’t have one because how can a name be a guilty pleasure I really do not understand this. 

12. What are your most hated baby names?

I don’t hate it any baby name as this is very strong word but a name which I am not a huge fan of is the name Bear I don’t know why maybe it is just cute while they are young but I do not see a grown man called Bear.

13. A baby name based on a food / drink?

I think I am going to have to say Louie which is a crab I think it is one which you could use and people would not think that it was too unique and I do not think there are many people who I actually know who have this name. 

14. A baby name based on a month?

This for sure is not a name I would use at all because I do not think you could get away with it but September I think it is different but who knows I might start a new trend and this might become a new name. 

15. Choose a baby name from a movie?

Logan, of course,  I think this is a beautiful name and of course, it is from the Xmen which is one of my favourite series of films so it only seems fitting. 

16. Choose a name that is already in your family.

Noah, I think is a really beautiful name, however, I know so many people called this now so I do not think I would be using this in the future should I have any more children.

What do you think of the names I have chosen. If you have not do this tag and would love to please do, leave me your links in the comments because for sure I will check them out.

Charlotte x

Coping With Children’s Colds

In the past couple of month’s Jess has had a fair few cold this could be due to the fact that she is always at Nursery where they seem to breed this could be because there are so many children around it is almost like school. On top of this Jess does have early mornings which I know are never the best we really don’t like them but it is necessary.

During this time it has meant I have come use to knowing what products actually help and I thought today I would share them because I always see people who are looking for advice of fellow parent’s so I thought if this helps just one person it would mean so much to me.

The first product which we reach for if she has a cough is just the simple Boots cough medicines do make sure that you pick the one which is suitable for children when you reach for it. It is actually just called cough syrup 3 months+. This is one which I have found to work and it is only £2.29 which is super cheap and will give your child some relief hopefully from a chesty cough. I have also tried a simple cough medicine which is from home bargains which again was from there own brand and this on has always really helped Jess.

Another product which I have used if Jess should get a chest kind of cold is the mild Boots own brand vapour this is what you could call a dupe of the actual Vicks vapour rub however, it is only a fraction of the price as it is £2. Previously when she has had these kinds of colds I have applied the rub to her chest and on the soles of her feet before bedtime and have found an improvement. I did this because of a recommendation of Joe’s Mum and this managed to help her sleep during a period when she really was struggling. I only applied this when she was going to sleep due to the fact that I am not a huge fan of the scent, however, if you really wanted you could actually apply it multiple times a day but make sure that you read the box so you do not apply it too often.

Snufflebabes Nasal drops are one of my holy grail products when Jess is struggling with a lot of running nose it helps it dry up and clear the nasal passage. It helps clean the nose out which is really important when you have such a horrible blocked nose. The only problem what I have with this item is that they can only be kept open for one month which kind be annoying if she manages to get another cold just after as I have to purchase another one but I understand why this occurs is is for hygiene reasons. These are a product which I wish they had for adults as this is something which I have never found that works. I should say that you have to put one to two drops up your child’s nose but for some people, I know this can be a problem because some children will not sit still. The first time Jess used this product I seem to remember we struggled.

Make sure that when your child has a cold that they consume a lot of fluid as we all know you can become dehydrated when they are ill and this is something which we all want to avoid. I make sure that I have something like supermarket own brand squash in. I have found that Jess really likes summer fruits and this is a good way to get some fluids into her I know that this will vary for every child but why not make sure that you have some of their favourites in at all times in case of emergencies.

Do you have any tips for coping with Children’s Colds?

Charlotte x