Babies are incredibly precious, however the accompanying sleep deprivation can be, quite honestly, incredibly horrendous. Here are a five ideas to cope with your sleep deprivation today: 1. Caffeine- to intake or not to intake? You may want to allow yourself a little (or a lot!) of wake-up juice. Just keep in mind that too […]
If your newborn has difficulty going to sleep outside of your arms- and you would really appreciate a little time in your own bed- try a rice sleep sock. Sound a little odd? Quite simply, a rice sleep sock is a sock filled with rice, used as a heating pad. To make a rice sleep […]
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I really have a heart for new parents. The emotional roller coaster, the big, fat question marks everywhere, the endless crying (sometimes more parent than baby!) I took a basic childbirth class, arrived at the hospital just in time for no-other-way-but-natural childbirth (twice, the third one took his time), and two days later we had […]
Cloth diapering can seem like a gianormous undertaking, but I’m here to say that you can do it. The following is my recipe for success in the storage and laundering of cloth baby diapers. So, here goes….and you CAN do it! Storage of Cloth Diapers Sealing baby diapers of any kind up tightly in a […]
First of all, I’ll just come right out and say that I do use disposable diapers- a lot of them in the past seven years, in fact. For me, a newborn‘s constant runny diapers- added to massive sleep deprivation- means Pampers all the way. However, as a stay-at-home mom on a tight budget, I have […]
We love, love, love swaddling newborn babes. It’s great for newborns, and can help older infants when it’s time for a little shut-eye (just be sure to leave babies that are past that newborn stage unwrapped while awake to promote motor development.) And so, here are the top five reasons to snuggle up your little […]
A friend in my son’s playgroup wowed all the moms on the playground with this great baby carrier so much that we were passing it around for trial runs with our own tots. (I post this for no monetary compensation- I really am just super impressed with it.) In fact, Parenting magazine selected it as […]
Just one of three reasons I’ve had a time trying to write a post! So cute, though! For tips on capturing baby pictures, see Top Ten Tips To Get Great Pictures of Kids Well, my photos may not be great by professional standards, but this is the stuff of which parenthood is made!
Those early days of both mother and baby learning to breastfeed can be a bit touch-and-go. As baby latches on, there can be a few seconds of soreness. If the baby is not latched on correctly, the soreness will last and last and actually cause damage. I can vividly recall shedding a few tears in […]