Breastfeeding: What To Do If Your Baby Won’t Latch On

breastfeeding what to do if your baby won't latch on
breastfeeding what to do if your baby won’t latch on

Breastfeeding is probably one of my very favorite things about being a mommy. The connection you form with your child is amazing! The benefits for both baby and mom and unbeatable. Now, if only it was easy and natural like everyone says it is! Breastfeeding is tough sometimes, getting baby to latch and everything else doesn’t always come naturally unless everything goes perfectly. But, umm hello…I don’t live in a perfect world and I’m sure you all don’t either.  Continue reading “Breastfeeding: What To Do If Your Baby Won’t Latch On”

9 Ways To Get Your Baby To Sleep

9 ways to get your baby to sleep
Reese Napping by Donnie Ray Jones  CC2.0              9 ways to get your baby to sleep

Having a new baby is really exciting and also really terrifying! The baby does not come with an instruction manual and different books suggest different things so how are you to know what is right? Well, a couple months in you will start to get to know your baby better and will be able to decide what your baby needs. So, this is for the new parents out there, who are wondering how do you put a baby to sleep? Continue reading “9 Ways To Get Your Baby To Sleep”

What To Do When Your Baby/Toddler Won’t Nap

what to do when your baby toddler wont nap
what to do when your baby toddler wont nap

Having a little one who is not a good napper can be really tough on the whole family. Naptime can be such a great break for mom and dad or whoever is looking after your little one that day. It can mean time to relax, shower, clean, cook, work, play with a sibling, or just regain your peace of mind! The most important part of naptime is that good naps mean good nighttime sleep for your little one as well. So if naps are not happening it can make the whole day a mess and can leave both you and your little one feeling cranky and exhausted. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Baby/Toddler Won’t Nap”

How To Wean/Transition From The Swaddle

how to wean/transition from the swaddle
how to wean/transition from the swaddle

Swaddling is an old tradition that is commonly used today to make a baby feel secure and to help the baby sleep. Hospitals swaddle, doctors offices recommend it, and other moms swear by it! I love swaddling too! The only catch is that the baby becomes dependent on the swaddle to fall asleep. Once they are starting to roll it is unsafe to swaddle anymore and then comes the process that no one tells you about, weaning/transitioning from the swaddle. Continue reading “How To Wean/Transition From The Swaddle”

What You Really Use For Baby In The First Year: Baby Registry Guide

what you really need on your baby registry
what you really need on your baby registry

Congratulations! You are going to have a baby! So exciting! Babies come with so much stuff! Setting up a baby registry is a super fun idea! There are so many cute clothes, blankets, and decorations for the perfect nursery! But then you actually go to do it and it is so overwhelming! There are so many things out there for babies and there are about 10 kinds of each of them. Seriously how do you choose?  Continue reading “What You Really Use For Baby In The First Year: Baby Registry Guide”

3-6 Months Baby Sleep, Feeding and Daily Schedule/Routine

3-6 months baby sleep feeding and daily schedule routine
3-6 months baby sleep feeding and daily schedule routine

As a new mom, I was constantly wondering what a baby’s schedule should look like and if my daughter was on the right schedule. I wanted to be sure that she was healthy, well rested and not up at strange times. Was I feeding her enough? When would she be tired? Should she eat solids 3 times a day like me or more? I had a million questions! Continue reading “3-6 Months Baby Sleep, Feeding and Daily Schedule/Routine”

What To Do If Your Baby Hates The Car Seat

what to do when your baby hates the car seat
what to do when your baby hates the car seat  “City Baby” by Madeleine Ball CC2.0

When my daughter was born we lived out in boonies about an hour and a half away from everyone we knew. My husband’s job relocated out there and we bought a gorgeous house there and we really did like the city. I remember thinking that my daughter could just nap in the car seat when we had to make the drive north to go see family. Continue reading “What To Do If Your Baby Hates The Car Seat”

Why Your Baby/Kid Wakes Up So Early And How To Get Her/Him To Sleep In Longer

why your baby/kid wakes up so early how to get her/him to sleep in longer
why your baby/kid wakes up so early how to get her/him to sleep in longer

Do you ever wake up to the sounds of your toddler playing in their room and you look over at the clock and its only 5 am? Or is your baby waking up for the day ready to play at 5 am? Don’t worry they are not “just an early riser.” There are many reasons why your little one is waking so early and many ways to help her/him sleep in longer. Continue reading “Why Your Baby/Kid Wakes Up So Early And How To Get Her/Him To Sleep In Longer”

What To Expect The First Weeks At Home With A Newborn Baby (Schedule Included)

what to expect the first weeks at home with a newborn baby
what to expect the first weeks at home with a newborn baby

The feeling of leaving the hospital with your first child is pretty scary. It is exciting and amazing but all at the same time you just can’t believe they are going to let you take this little person home. Just like that and when you get home the and the baby cries you think oh my goodness am I going to be any good at this? What if I do something wrong or don’t know what the baby needs? Continue reading “What To Expect The First Weeks At Home With A Newborn Baby (Schedule Included)”

What Happens When You Get To The Hospital To Give Birth

what happens when you get to the hospital to give birth
what happens when you get to the hospital to give birth

After having two babies I felt it was the right time to come back and share what really happens when you go into labor and give birth to your first baby. There are some very light and more to the science side of what to expect reads out there. This is going to be the real mom side of what you can expect. (If you are ready and/or trying to get pregnant read more here about how to get pregnant.) Continue reading “What Happens When You Get To The Hospital To Give Birth”