Amazing Advice For First Time Parents From Experienced Moms and Dads

Amazing Advice For First Time Parents From Experienced Moms and Dads

So a few years ago, a couple was expecting and asked if anyone had advice for first time parents.  And lots of experienced moms and dads chimed in.  There was some AMAZING ADVICE given and I wanted to share that advice with you because I see so many first time parents struggle in the beginning for different reasons. I think when you hear from other parents who have been there, done that... it can help to normalize parenthood.

The Best Newborn Essentials Guide- Preparing For Baby

The Best Newborn Essentials Guide- Preparing For Baby

Third trimester is here!   Hurray!  And now it's time to start getting ready for the baby.   So I'm here to help.  I created the following, The Best Newborn Essentials Guide to help you prepare and get organized for your baby while keeping them healthy.

How to Know If Your Baby is Getting Enough To Eat

How to Know If Your Baby is Getting Enough To Eat

One of the first questions I get is (especially with breastfeeding mothers).... how do I know if my baby's getting enough to eat?  Newborns don't actually drink that much in the first week but they need to be fed every 2 - 3 hours. Check out...

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Cotton Clothing, Bedding, And Toys For Your Baby

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Cotton Clothing, Bedding, And Toys For Your Baby

The top two reasons parents choose to go "green" when it comes to baby's clothing and toys.  1.) for the health of their baby and 2.) to support environmental changes. These parents feel that it's important to choose organic and natural products that come into direct contact with their baby skin.  After all, clothing is next to their skin all night and day.  The fact is, much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream.  Parents need to remember that babies put everything in their mouths to chew and suck therefore swallowing.  So whatever is in and on the material goes into their system.

What Every New Mom Should Know About Colic

What Every New Mom Should Know About Colic

There are many reasons babies cry.  But today we'll talk about colic.  Colic comes from the Greek word Kolikos which means, suffering from the colon.  Basically colic is pain in the gut.   It's important to keep in mind that your baby is...

Pacifiers & Sleep - What You Should Know

Pacifiers & Sleep - What You Should Know

Pacifiers & Sleep

Pacifiers are a great tool; however this tool can also become a negative sleep association.  Soothing a crying baby is a great tool for pacifiers.  Babies love...

Here's Why Colostrum Is So Important For Your Newborn

Here's Why Colostrum Is So Important For Your Newborn

Colostrum = Liquid Gold.  Colostrum is the “first milk” that a breastfeeding mother produces in the weeks before delivery and in the early days of breastfeeding.  This special milk is low in fat,..

Attention New Moms! Did You Know That A Postpartum Doula Can Help You Get More Sleep?

Attention New Moms! Did You Know That A Postpartum Doula Can Help You Get More Sleep?

There are two experts that can help, a sleep trainer and a postpartum doula.  But keep in mind that they are both great but they are more beneficial at different times.  

How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

There is no doubt about it; relationships can be tricky especially once the baby arrives.  But by making a baby plan before the birth of your little one, you can significantly ease the strain the baby can and will impose on your relationship.  And here's why...

What Every New Parent Should Know About Nap Struggles

What Every New Parent Should Know About Nap Struggles

It's tough being a new parent.  And it's even tougher when your dealing with nap struggles.  Napping can be a huge source of stress for parents at one point or another in the first year of a child’s life.