Funny things happen to you when you’re living the #MomLife, especially when you’re a new mom with babies. You find yourself obsessed with things you probably never thought about pre-baby like diapers, spit-up, pee and poop. Another item that might get stuck in your mom brain is finding the right thermometer.
While the concept of tummy time seems basic, the act of encouraging your baby to spend time on her tummy is extremely important. This is how she will develop her head, neck, shoulder and arm muscles, which will build her motor skills. She'll use these muscles to roll over, sit up, crawl and eventually ...
That's just the way it is. As we've discussed on this blog, babies cry for all sorts of reasons, so that means we find ourselves adding a new role to our resume â€“ interpreter! In addition to being spit-up wipers, burping pros, diaper dash winners, impromptu singing sensations and bottle-warming superstars, we're professional baby translators.f
When your infant is smiling, cooing and sleeping well, parenting feels magical. On the flip side, if your baby cries uncontrollably for hours at a time, it can make you feel helpless and desperate for answers. Am I doing something wrong? Is something wrong with my baby?
I remember my first trip to a baby store when I was about six months pregnant with my son. My mom wanted it to a special bonding trip for the two of us, so we went together. The automatic, sliding, glass doors parted ways and as I stepped into the store and looked up at the towering aisles packed with what seemed like millions of baby products, I literally started crying. Yes, literally.
When it comes to caring for healthy newborns and babies, most parents worry about things like sleeping, naptime, feeding schedules and who’s on diaper duty. But new parents quickly discover that their baby’s tummy health has a huge impact on all of the above, because when your baby’s belly woes are making them fussy and uncomfortable everyone feels sad.
You will wipe a lot of things as a parent. Mouths, bottoms and noses tend to top the list! The timeless battle with runny and stuffy noses becomes a constant struggle when your baby is not big enough to blow or wipe her own nose.
For first-time parents, every baby cry seems like a huge siren. You instinctively want to comfort your new bundle of joy, so if she starts crying you tend to run to her, pick her up and start trying to soothe her.