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.
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. 🙂
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 turning 1 and it is time for transitioning from formula to milk.
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.
Dealing with your new baby’s umbilical cord falling off is the first thing you have to deal with in a medical sense with a newborn.
It is hard to make sure the diaper isn’t irritating it or that you don’t accidentally pull on it with their clothing. If even after your careful diapering and care the umbilical cord fell off early, there is no need to panic.
Doesn’t he care?!?! You are reading all the parenting books, on all the baby websites and even on some forums. When you are learning all you can about the impending arrival of your little one and your husband won’t read pregnancy books you can’t help but get resentful. OK, it may be pregnancy hormones making our emotions a little crazy.
In all relationships there are those moments where one person is really into researching on a topic such as vacation spots, which restaurant to try next or even what to expect when you are having a baby and the other is not.
Are you having to shake and shake and shake in order to get the lumps out of the formula? Or are you like me and you have twins who are formula fed and you need a lot of formula at once? I want to share my recent journey to find an easy way to mix formula. I had no idea there are this many new inventions for formula fed babies.
Welcome to the world of formula mixers. It is amazing how many new inventions for babies that come to market every year. I need to get with the program and come up with my own invention.
Last weekend a friend shared that she is expecting a baby boy. I am so excited for her.
She has an 8-year-old daughter and she asked my girlfriends and me if we had any advice for her regarding having a baby boy versus baby girl. Before we knew it we had a list of several things that we told her were different for boys when they are newborn babies.
Are you trying to get your baby to do tummy time but all they do is cry? Laying your baby on their stomach is necessary but can be uncomfortable. Here are 5 tummy time ideas to keep your baby enthused and minimize the fussing.
The Mayo Clinic recommends up to 20 mins of tummy time a day for 3 – 4 month old babies. The point of tummy time is to build strength in the neck muscles but it can also help with gas and preventing flat spots on a babies head. (Here are 3 great tips to keep your baby’s head from getting flat.) Break it into small segments, even 30 seconds at first, and slowly build up to the recommendations.