WHISBEAR- THE HUMMING BEAR

Now where do I start with our whisbear?,

When i say that this small bear has saved us SO many sleepless nights I know what you probably think (yeah right).

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But I can’t stress enough it has, when we had our first child Blake, we struggled so much just to get him to sleep on his own for just five minutes, I literally mean at night times when we would go to bed one of us use to have to have him on our chest just so we could get a couple of hours sleep each, we even had shift patterns where we would swap over just so we could both get the same amount of sleep.

 

Then come the time when that no longer worked, so what could we possible do next?? we tried a number of different things from rocking him to walking around the house (in the middle of the night must I add), we noticed he was more calmer when there was background noise i.e. the tele but thankfully just one day he decided he would sleep straight through but it took until he was 14 month.

Then obviously we decided we would brave it a try again for another baby, brave right?? we thought so anyway…

With our previous experience with Blake it got us thinking is there anything out there that can help? well.. as the due date was approaching a good friend recommended ‘whisbear- the humming bear’ so we purchased it, we was a little sceptical as obviously we thought no way can a bear help a baby sleep??.. MY GOODNESS how wrong could we have been?, from the minute Hallie-May was born her whisbear was introduced to her, playing the pink noise and mimicking what she would have heard inside the womb for the last nine months.

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It also has a built in ‘cry sensor’ that will activate the second she starts to cry… playing ‘pink noise’ for 40 minutes before gradually fading to sooth her gently back of to sleep, and I must say it was a life saver not having to get up to turn it on every time she made a noice, its also very reassuring knowing that your baby will be safe as it has magnetic paws which hooks over the side of your cot or crib.

‘Whats pink noise’?? I asked the same question but it is a thing..

Pink noise regulates your brain waves helping to reduce the release of a stress hormone which has been proven to be more calming for your little one than white noise.. lets face it the last thing we want is our babies stress levels to raise any higher than they have to be.

I remember the first time Hallie-May started to cry in the night (not needing a feed) we both looked at each other like ‘here we go again’ but then magic happened whisbear kicked in and started playing the shushing noise and then just like that… back to sleep, I honestly wasn’t expecting her to react as well as she did and ever since it hasn’t left her side even when we’re on the go we now have the whisbird that clips to the car seat or the pram it has the same pink noice that works so well on Hallie-May.

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I can honestly say that the whisbear still works to this day and has the same effect on Hallie-May like it has done for the last six months keeping her calm and settled so she can get a restful sleep, not only that the bear can grow with her as it has sensory parts and bright colours for the perfect all round stimulation, i can see this being her life long friend.

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Out of all the things we have brought this is by far the best well used product that we could have ever imagined purchasing, we all love it and it even sends us to sleep we would definitely recommend to any new parent.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR INTRODUCTION

Welcome to my blog

I’m finally getting around to starting a blog as requested by a lot of people on our instagram’s, something i actually never thought I would do because this is mainly megan’s thing .

So here we go a bit about myself, my family, and everything in between.

Our name’s are dean and megan, I’m 24 and megan is 23 this year although everyone around us always says we seem so much older which is a good thing… I’m sure megan doesn’t think I act my age most of the time but hey nothing wrong with acting  kid at times.

Me and megan met as next door neighbour when we were both living with our parents we would always say hi to each other over the fence, I thought she was ‘smoking’ but megan was in collage doing her level 3 NVQ in hairdressing so her mind was on the job of finishing that.

One day we were both in our gardens and we actually had a full conversation about the football of all things, megan was clearly trying to impress me by giving the big football chat, which I later found out she has zero knowledge about football or interest.

As the small talk over the fence was as far as it seemed to be going, my parents decided they was going to move to Shrewsbury so obviously I went with them, on moving out day just before I was leaving megan come wondering out to her dads car in the smallest shorts and top you could imagine, definitely a big distraction, and I still wonder to this day if it was a tease attempt.

I thought that would be the last time I would see her which was gutting obviously, but as we moved little did I know my dads girlfriend had megan on Facebook WINNER.

Next thing I obviously sent her a request on Facebook (lucky girl must of felt like Christmas) followed by a message asking if she remembered me and could I have her number suttle right?.

A few weeks passed and i finally asked her to meet me, we dated got to know each other without a fence in the way and no football talk which was hard seeing as I thought she LOVED football,  next thing I knew i was moving in with megan & her parents six months later we got engaged, the wedding plans quickly began to come together as we never hang around with anything in life as you all know,  we set the date 24.9.2014 we had just six months to get everything together megan being megan had to do pretty much everything herself as she is such a ‘perfectionist’ well thats what she calls it… everything from table/chair decoration to choosing the music/food we all know that most people spend years planning there wedding but not us.

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Then 18 months later we had our first baby ‘Blake Alan Austin’ born weighing 7lb 4oz little did we know how much he would change our world.

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Only 2 years later our second baby was born ‘Hallie-May rose Austin’ weighing 6lb 11oz completing our life as parents quicker than we thought.

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We are now enjoying life as a family of 4 making amazing memories over the past two and a half years as parents and loving every minute of it.

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Despite the speed our life together started nearly 5 years later, two beautiful children and three houses later it still shows no sign of changing anytime soon but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Please continue to follow our journey as we share our life with you step by step.

Hope you enjoyed my our blog, thanks for reading.