How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!

how to choose the best sitter for your kids!
how to choose the best sitter for your kids!

Leaving your kids  with a sitter for the first time can be very nerve racking. Generally, we choose a family member that has experience with children and knows them well. Not everyone has that luxury, though. Maybe you have moved across the country for a job and don’t have any family in town. Asking friends can always be a great option and you can take turns so that you both get some time out. Continue reading “How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!”

Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!

why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer
why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer

There is a reason that every new parent gets asked the question, are you getting any sleep? Newborn babies, while very sweet and precious do sleep a lot but they also wake up a lot. Yes, it’s not just your baby that is waking up every hour. I’m sure you are wondering why every hour? Is my baby okay? Am I doing something wrong? Can I do something different to help my baby sleep more? Continue reading “Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!”

What To Do When Your Baby Has To Be Held, Rocked, Bounced Or Nursed To Sleep

what to do when your baby has to be held, rocked, bounced or nursed to sleep
what to do when your baby has to be held, rocked, bounced or nursed to sleep

There are about a million forums online about mom’s desperately seeking sleep but their baby refuses to sleep unless rocked, bounced, or nursed to sleep. At some point your precious little baby got heavy and it’s taking an hour or more to get her/him to sleep. Mom and Dad are tired and just want to get their baby to sleep without all the fuss. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Baby Has To Be Held, Rocked, Bounced Or Nursed To Sleep”

5 Tips To Soothe A Gassy Baby

5 tips to soothe a gassy baby
5 tips to soothe a gassy baby

Your perfect new little baby just cannot be soothed. Baby is fed, burped, changed, swaddled, not sleepy but for some reason, that little bundle is just not happy. The usual culprit is gas bubbles. Sweet tiny little humans, have a very immature GI tract and just cannot quite get their little body to do what they need it to do(pass gas). Continue reading “5 Tips To Soothe A Gassy Baby”

8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier!

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8-ways-to-make-breastfeeding-easier

The obvious benefits of breastfeeding can’t be ignored. It is just too good for you and your baby to not consider it (read about those benefits in plain English here).That doesn’t make it easy though and it definitely doesn’t come naturally for everyone, some moms really have to work at it. It is very easy to want to give up because your baby is hungry and crying and everyone is tired. Continue reading “8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier!”

How To Get Pregnant On The 1st Try!

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how-to-get-pregnant-on-the-1st-try And In One Moment by Ernesto Andrade. CC2.o

I am a planner by nature. I like to research and have a good idea about most big decisions before I dive in. I think it gives me more comfort in thinking that I will succeed if I have more information on a subject. That being said when me and my husband decided we were ready to try for a baby I wanted to know all about how to make a baby. I wanted my little bundle to be the healthiest and smartest with the best opportunities in life from the very start! We were extremely fortunate to get pregnant on the first try both times. I feel like learning my body and preparing it definitely was a large factor it that. Continue reading “How To Get Pregnant On The 1st Try!”

SAHM Routine For Baby And Toddler

 

SAHM routine for baby and toddler
SAHM routine for baby and toddler

Having a routine is crucial to the first couple months of having a newborn and a toddler at home. As a stay-at-home mom, your days begin to blur if you do not have a set schedule. It’s something I have been failing at for the last few weeks and it’s starting to drive me crazy and the kids too!  

So I decided to do something about it and what the something is, is a schedule…It has been amazing, we are up out of the house and productive and enjoying our days together. Continue reading “SAHM Routine For Baby And Toddler”

5 Swaddle Blankets that will actually get your baby to sleep through the night!

5 swaddle blankets that will actually get your baby to sleep through the night
5 swaddle blankets that will actually get your baby to sleep through the night. Swaddle Me by StarMama. CC2.0

Little tiny babies will shock you with how they can be little ninjas and work their way out of swaddle blankets in a flash. The “Moro reflex” is the startle reflex all babies are born with as a protective measure. What it equals out to in modern day is a baby who startles itself awake and a tired mommy or daddy who has to get that little one back to sleep. In comes the centuries-old tradition of swaddling. To keep the baby wrapped tightly so they feel safe and secure as if they were in the womb. Continue reading “5 Swaddle Blankets that will actually get your baby to sleep through the night!”