In those early weeks after bringing home a newborn, new parents have a lot going on. Besides all of the positive emotions they are feeling, they’re also sleep deprived, overwhelmed, and trying to figure out how to be a parent without the rest of their life falling apart.
As a new mom to a 4 month old, I’ve lived and learned. I wish I could go back and have a redo because now I know what I should have skipped adding altogether. We have one too many items simply taking up space in my son’s nursery going completely unused. Learn from my mistakes and avoid adding the following baby items!
For some, that’s a diaper crisis. For others, being able to run out and purchase a pack of diapers whenever they need them is far from their reality. Instead, their reality is known as the Diaper Need crisis, a major problem many families in the US face with long lasting impacts on mom, dad, and baby.
The phrase “as soft as a baby’s bottom” exists for good reason. Newborn’s have the absolute softest skin! It’s a soft like no other. It requires a special kind of care because of how soft and delicate it is, totally different than how you’d care for your own skin!
The first 24 hours with your baby is nothing but pure bliss. Labor is over, pregnancy is behind you, and you finally get to meet the precious angel you’ve been dreaming about since you first saw those two pink lines.
While some families firmly believe that their baby should only sleep in a crib in their own room, an increasing number are participating in a range of sleep practices from co-sleeping to bed sharing. Let’s discuss what it is, why you may or may not choose to practice it, and how to do it more safely.