I remember the day that I finally had to give my 4 day old twins a bottle. The memory that is most vivid is the feeling of being completely confused because I wasn’t given any information on how many ounces a newborn needs during bottle feeding. How was I supposed to know? To make it even more daunting, I realized that I was supposed to learn how to interpret tiny signals or gestures my babies were sending to me.
This is a sponsored post with FunkAway and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.
Why do my kids think it is hysterical to smell their shin guards after practice? The kids in the carpool all make each other smell them to see whose is the worst.
With twin 9-year-old boys we are drowning in smelly sports gear so I was thrilled when FunkAway wanted to partner with Fennell Seeds to help remove the smell. My kids store all their sports equipment in our garage which is not the best for airing out the smell.
Where is the sunscreen?!?! I am floundering around while trying to keep my 5-year-old from jumping in the water before I apply it. We all know that once they are in the pool you can’t get them to come back out.
I try to start out each summer with an organized pool and beach bag but by the end of the summer it is a disaster. This year I am using all the tricks I can find on the internet to keep all our necessities contained.
Moms do anything to get their babies to sleep through the night. Swaddling can be magical and with some babies really helps to get them to sleep longer. The problem comes of knowing when to stop swaddling and which is the best and easiest way to transition. Let’s be real…the whole goal is less crying and more sleep. 🙂
Do you ever think, “if I trip over one more backpack on the floor I am going to freak out”? I wish so badly that we had a mud room. It seems that if I had a mudroom everything would be magically organized. We need a space for backpack storage in our house so I have turned to the internet to brainstorm ideas.
Nothing is more difficult to take away than something that comforts your child. It is difficult enough to be a toddler mom but to add in the task of taking away the pacifier, it just seems overwhelming. When you decide you are ready here are 8 non-traumatizing ideas for how to wean pacifier use.
Before using any of these I would recommend having already limited the pacifier use to just naps and bedtime. These work best if you are just trying to have them fall asleep without the pacifier versus trying to get them to give up the pacifier if they use it all day.
The rules for babies change so quickly. When my oldest were babies there was no doubt about should I feed my baby cereal. I automatically bought the box of rice cereal when they were 4 months old with no question in my mind.
Now the rules have changed. The experts now say that we don’t need to automatically start with the iron fortified cereals. That, in fact, starting with real food is showing a lot of benefits in the long-term of our children’s diets and the foundation of their eating habits.
Having the diaper station all organized and ready is one of the final steps to preparing the nursery for a new baby. All the diapers lined up and little sleepers ready to keep your little one all comfortable and sweet.
Your diaper changing station is command central for all your baby essentials. It not only has to be pretty but needs to be functional too. Pretty quickly you find out that keeping the diapers in a drawer just doesn’t work when you have a diaper blow out or a little boy who has decided the cool air when opening his diaper has made him need to “go” now. Everything needs to be accessed with one hand.
Congratulations! Your little one is about to turn 1 years old.
Such a great milestone that comes with all sorts of new skills and foods. Not only are they walking or getting closer to walking but now comes a big change with introducing milk to their diet.
Why do we have 3 doll strollers in here? Plus, 10+ dolls and all the accessories. The toys are getting out of control.
The problem is also that I don’t want to discourage my daughter from playing pretend. I am not a super creative mom so it is one of my greatest joys to see her pretend playing with her dolls.
If I am not going to get rid of them, then I need to search the internet for ideas to organize this mess. Plus, all the studies show that when kids see less visual clutter they play with their toys more often.