You know you’re a mom when you …

October 312012

These sayings will make you definitely laugh :)

“You write checks in crayon ’cause that’s all you can find.” – Shelly G.

“Amazon shows my ‘recommended for you’ products as toys and diapers — not shoes and handbags.” – Alicia A.

“You’re proud of someone for burping.” – Lyningram V.

“You say ‘I slept all night!’ and it was only for three hours.” – JoAnna G

“You don’t own a purse anymore because a diaper bag carries all you need.” – Mary S.

“You care more about the consistency of poop than other things that seemed important before.” – Hailey R.

“You’ve got bags under your eyes and your hair’s a mess, but you don’t mind, because you’re in love with your baby.” – Laura J.

“You hear your mother’s voice…coming out of your mouth!” – Cat P.

“You trade sexy tops for nursing shirts, cute skinny jeans for maternity pants, and nights out for rocking your baby to sleep.” – Shannon G.

“You can put on makeup one-handed while baby sleeps on your shoulder.” – Adrienne

“TheBump.com is your homepage instead of Net-a-Porter.” – Aisha A.

“Your Google search history is baby-related searches, like ‘best baby onesies’ and ‘is it normal when baby does…’” – Nadia M.

“Your bottle discussions aren’t about wine.” – Krista U.

Source: http://pregnant.thebump.com/new-mom-new-dad/your-life/articles/you-know-youre-a-mom-when.aspx

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Is it okay for my baby to sleep on her tummy for naps?

October 242012

sleeping baby Leo
I was always afraid of SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome that’s why I never let my baby to sleep on his little tummy. Now Babycenter’s pediatric sleep expert tells us what’s the best way to have a nap:

Is it okay for my baby to sleep on her tummy for naps in daycare if she sleeps on her back at night?

No, to greatly reduce the risk of SIDS, you should always place your baby to sleep on her back — whether it’s for an afternoon nap or in the middle of the night, and whether she’s at daycare, at Grandma’s, or at home. In fact, babies who usually sleep on their back but are placed on their stomach occasionally (during a nap, for example) are at especially high risk for SIDS. So make sure that everyone who puts your baby down to sleep knows that she should be placed on her back.

A side-sleeping position used to be considered an acceptable alternative for babies who don’t like sleeping on their back, but the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) no longer recommends it as a safe option. It may be tempting to place your baby on her tummy or side if she finds it soothing and she’s fussing, but the increased risk of SIDS is not worth it, especially in the first six months of life. The peak age for SIDS is between 2 and 4 months, and 90 percent of SIDS cases are in infants under 6 months of age.

source: http://www.babycenter.com/404_how-can-i-stop-worrying-about-my-sleeping-baby_2209.bc

 

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Ways to save on disposable diapers

October 172012

Baby in Diaper

 I have a baby boy and as a new mom I have to buy awful lot of diapers and of course every mom wants to save money on them because they cost a fortune. Babies need also baby wipes, diaper creams because we have to keep our baby’s bottom clean and dry.  My favourite site – babble.com – gave me some great money saving tips:

Buying in bulk: The diapers we use are not available at the big warehouse stores, but someday when he’s a little bigger and his skin hopefully toughens up a bit, that’s going to be a big money saver. Definitely check if your diapers and wipes are carried in bulk, it seems expensive but it’s cost saving in the long run.

Shop around: Unless your stores are so far apart that the cost of gas is going to make it not worth it, check a couple different stores in your area. I’ve found that Target sells our diapers a few dollars cheaper than Babies R Us does, though they don’t sell them in as big a package. Doing the math makes Babies R Us diapers slightly more reasonably priced, but I’m always watching for sales at Target, Walmart and other local stores.

If you want to get more tips on how to save money on disposable diapers then you can check this out:

http://blogs.babble.com/babys-first-year-blog/2012/08/01/ways-to-save-on-disposable-diapers/

Check out the comments too because they also give you some great tips.

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How to soothe your baby

October 92012

89 - Cry Baby!
Babies do cry, sometimes a lot. There’re babies who cry more than others. There’re many confused moms who don’t know what to do when their babies cry a lot. Why do they cry? It’s pretty simple, they can’t talk so that’s why they cry because this is the way of communication in their world.  Babies cry because:

  • they are bores
  • they are hungry
  • they are scared
  • they need a new and clean diaper
  • they just want to be held
There’re plenty of reasons.

When your baby cries you’ll need to respond quickly, don’t worry you won’t spoil your baby, he/she needs to be comforted.

If your baby cries, try the following:

  • Check to make sure he isn’t hungry.
  • Check to make sure he has a clean diaper. If not, change it.
  • Look for signs of illnessor pain. Check if he has a fever over 100.4 degrees, swollen gums or an ear infection.
  • Rock the baby or walk with him.
  • Sing or talk to the baby.
  • Offer him a pacifier or a toy.
  • Take him for a ride in a stroller.
  • Take him for a ride in the car. Be sure baby is secured in the car seat.
  • Swaddle the baby by wrapping her snugly in a receiving blanket.
  • Play soft music or turn on TV. Be sure the sound is low and soothing.
  • Run the vacuum cleaner, put on the clothes dryer or run water in the bathtub or sink. Some babies like these rhythmic noises.
  • Hold the baby close to your body. Breathe calmly and slowly.
  • If nothing else works, put the baby in his crib on his back, close the door and check on him in 10 minutes.

If your baby cries much more than usual call your doctor to check whether there’s a medical reason. You can also check for the following signs: if the baby pulls up his legs or passes gas often then he/she may have colic.

The most important rule: never ever shake your baby. If you need help call a friend or a family member that can also help to soothe your baby or just give you a break.

Source: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/care_crying.html

 

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How you can keep your toddler busy

October 42012

Toddlers sometimes can drive parents mad, they’re cute and adorable but we’ll always need a bit of time off. You don’t want to use TV as baby sitter (sometimes we all do) but it’s not the best way to entertain your toddler.

I camre across some great tips and tricks that helps your toddler keep busy. Let’s check them out together:

Pipe Cleaners + Colander = happy baby. For a good amount of time. Oh, and it’s also a great way for them to practice their fine motor skills and colours. Your welcome.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom I hadn’t heard of this book until I found this activity, now…I must find. Until then, I’m pretty sure this DIY magnetic borad will keep them entertained for at least 10 minutes or so. Both of my kids are heavy into magnets, as most at this age are. Find out about the book and get the (easy) step-by-step instructions

You can check the rest here: http://blogs.babble.com/toddler-times/2012/09/17/5-genius-ways-to-keep-toddlers-busy/#chicka-chicka-boom-boom 

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