Is your baby breaking out of the swaddle? New moms need as much sleep as possible and studies show that when babies are swaddled they sleep much better. When my babies started breaking out of their swaddle I freaked out because they weren’t sleeping as well. This is when I learned how to double swaddle.
Congratulations! There is a new baby in the family. Everyone is thrilled and even your first-born is showing signs of loving the new baby. You are doing everything to prevent new sibling resentment and it seems to be working until you hear “Why do we always have to do everything for the baby?”.
I was at a park one day with several friends and heard a mother tell her son, “Come on, Brian, we need to leave so I can get Katie home for a nap.” When I saw that kids face when he looked at his little sister I knew exactly what was going on in his little head….resentment. I made it my mission to avoid those looks from my sons as much as possible.
Panic! The pacifier just fell on the gross floor and it is our only one!
Haven’t we all been in this same situation? Well, lucky for us there are now 5 different ways to sterilize a pacifier without boiling water. I had thought there were only 2, boil and microwave. I recently learned about some new products that are fantastic for when you are on-the-go and I just had to share them with you.
Have you noticed how many babies now wear helmets to fix their flat heads? We all want our babies to avoid the whole hassle of those helmets. I have had 3 babies with perfectly round heads and my sister used these same tips and she has 3 kids that all avoided having flat head syndrome. (Did you know there is an official name for it? I didn’t.) Here are our 3 easy tips to keep your baby’s head from getting flat in the back.
Parenting can be such a roller coaster. One minute you are enjoying your kids having a great time and then the smallest thing triggers a fight and….great moment is over! When I find myself super frustrated with my kids and feeling like our family life is out of control is when I know it is time to read another parenting book. I need the best books on parenting on my nightstand.
Learning a new tip to try out in our house can sometimes help smooth out the latest difficult situation. Such as getting out the door on time, sibling rivalry or picky eating. I feel like when I am trying out a new tip from a book I have a glimmer of hope that things are going to get better. The great thing is that usually they do! Every new tip I put into my parenting toolbox is helping my family.
My kids had the worst cradle cap as babies. With my first babies (twin boys), I had no idea why my kid’s hair was matted down until my Mom came to visit. She told me that I needed to work on their cradle cap. I was too afraid to scrub their heads very hard so it was building into a very bad case. Their heads would even bleed if I scrubbed it to hard.
Do you remember thinking you couldn’t wait until you were out of school so you never had to do homework again? Then you become a parent and realize you have to go through the whole homework experience again. After the first few weeks of 3rd grade, I just wanted to figure out a way to get through our homework without tears.
I am not a doctor this is just our experience. If you suspect a problem please see your doctor.
“You must head immediately to the MUSC Children’s Emergency Room.”
There is nothing like that statement to completely flip your emotions out of control. It feels like you have been sucked down a tunnel and you can see the doctor speaking but you feel like hear what is her or she is saying because you are down in a black tunnel and are getting scared.
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I have 2 younger sisters. While growing up our fighting was intense in the house with 3 girls. We screamed, pulled hair, slammed doors and kicked all the time. Now I am super sorry for what we put my mom through because guess what!?!? My kids are now fighting and this past summer it got to a very annoying level. Siblings fighting can be a real problem and tough to stop.
I had prided myself that I was at least raising my kids to be nicer than my sisters and I were to each other (thank goodness we are all now the best of friends). This summer made me nervous, so I did what I normally do when I know that I am losing control. I went online looking for books on siblings fighting.
That is my go to word when I mess up. Hey, it could be worse right! 😉
I can’t tell you how many shirts I have thrown away because I accidentally left a sticker on their shirt and washed it. Why do schools and camps have to use stickers to remind us parents of spirit nights. I have forgotten name tags too.