Babies grow and develop so quickly in the first few months of life. They go from sleeping most of the day, just waking up to eat every two hours, to being able to crawl or even walk within the first year. You may be asking yourself what you can do as a parent to help your baby through all of this development. The answer is tummy time and here I’ll give you a complete guide on tummy time for babies. Continue reading “Guide to Tummy Time for Babies”
When breastfeeding isn’t an option for you, or you need to supplement your breast milk with something extra, the formula options may be overwhelming. I have searched high and low for the best formula for babies and laid out my findings for you here. You may end up trying a couple different types before you find your baby’s favorite but this list should be a great starting point.
When your baby is waking up every 2 to 3 hours, day and night, it may feel pointless to do any type of bedtime routine, but its not. Starting a bedtime routine early in your baby’s life will help them start to learn night and day and will make for an easier transition as they get older and start to sleep longer at night. So, what is the best bedtime routine for babies? Every baby is different but for my son, the 4 B’s worked wonders. Continue reading “Bedtime Routine for Babies – the 4 Magic B’s”
There are a ton of bottles on the market these days. So how do you know which ones to buy? I have laid out all of the details of some of the best bottles for babies for you here, but it will ultimately come down to what your baby prefers. I would recommend starting out with one or two from a couple different brands to see what you like before stocking up. Once you find your favorite you’ll want to buy a bunch and probably in a couple different sizes.
Does your baby fuss when they eat and then spit up most of their meal? Your baby may be suffering from acid reflux. When your baby has acid reflux it can be a helpless feeling. When my son was suffering, I often felt like I was failing as a parent because I just wasn’t able to make him happy. Continue reading “Treating Acid Reflux In Babies”
Becoming a mother brings a lot of confusion. There is a lot to learn for a little while, and it seems that the whole world has something to say, from the good friend to the grocery owner’s wife. You are trying to figure out whether to listen to your mother, to your mother-in-law, to the baby whisperer or to your gut feelings. Usually, the advice and theories that are lavished on the exhausted woman in heavy showers come from a caring place, but that does not necessarily mean they are true. There are quite a few myths that need to be broken. Continue reading “Myths About Babies and Motherhood to Break”
Is it ok to formula feed an infant? We all know that people are always preaching “Breast is Best” and the many benefits of breastfeeding, but there are some advantages to formula feeding too. For many people breastfeeding may not be an option, so don’t feel guilty if you find yourself wanting or needing to feed your baby formula. This infant formula feeding guide will walk you through the benefits of formula feeding and the best ways to do it. Continue reading “Infant Formula Feeding Guide – Why I Didn’t Breastfeed”
Preparing to bring a new baby home can be overwhelming and it’s easy to forget stuff. Nursery furniture, clothes, and diapers are just the beginning, but which items are essential and which aren’t? This list will help you make sure you have everything you need and there is a printable checklist available also. Continue reading “Newborn Nursery Checklist: Everything you need to get ready for your baby”
After years of infertility and nine months of pregnancy, there’s still never enough time to prepare for life after infertility. Before our little bundle of joy finally arrived, we had the nursery decorated, a closet full of baby clothes, and more diapers and wipes than we knew what to do with, but even with all of this prep we still had to find our new normal once we got home from the hospital. Continue reading “Life After Infertility”
After a storm, a rainbow is a beautiful result of the dark and turbulent time. Having to go through the storm allows us to be even more appreciative of the beauty of the rainbow. Having a rainbow baby is very similar. After dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss, there is nothing more beautiful than a healthy pregnancy. Don’t feel bad though if it doesn’t always feel like the perfect picture that you had imagined. Continue reading “Having a Rainbow Baby”