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 and prevent flat head baby syndrome.
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 baby syndrome. (Did you know there is an official name for it? I didn’t. It’s plagiocephaly and can also be caused by torticollis.) Here are our 3 easy tips to keep your baby’s head from getting flat in the back.
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.
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.