New moms need practice getting out of the house. But where to go? Try a fabric store where you can be inspired to make something.
In my house, we think it is great to take pictures in the same chair each month (or each week!) to really see the baby grow before our eyes.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of a new moms group, meeting other women who are doing what you’re doing. Swaddling, nursing, not sleeping, etc.
Challenge 2: Mama reconnaissance: When your baby is in a good mood (or better, sleeping!), scope out the “safe places” for baby care.
Challenge 1: This is an outing for beginners: go to your favorite coffee/tea venue. You have about five more months to enjoy cafe culture.
Photogenic crib sheets and blankets are perfect for the moms and dads photographing newborns and babies lying down. We love these!
Apps and tools can help track baby’s patterns if there are any. Sleep deprivation and sleep itself both make keeping track of time challenging.
This post is sponsored by Philips Avent in support of the Philips Avent Anti-colic BPA-free Bottle. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As an exclusive formula-feeding mama, I was excited that Philips AVENT released its Anti-colic bottles in time for my baby to test it out. My second son has been very colicky in his […]
Big thanks to Wellements for sponsoring today’s post. If you’d like more information, join the conversation on Facebook. My first baby had all sorts of tummy troubles. I struggled daily to make him comfortable, while he tried his best to communicate that his miniature body was not feeling it, often via an Olympic-caliber projectile vomiting session (#mombrag). […]
My baby is wearing a dot for each month of his age on the front of his onesie and laying around. Each month I add to the baby photo series.
Why these challenges? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of […]
I think Heather and I have both been pretty honest here: We were shocked and disappointed by how boring our babies were after they were born. They never said, “Hey mom, let’s go get you some new jeans and a latte.” Spending all day with someone who has no suggestions for conversation topics or activities […]