You've taken parenting classes, you have a plan in place for going to the hospital, you've even taught yourself how to change a diaper. But are you really ready for your baby to arrive? What about your family? You might think you're ready -- you're carrying your child, after all -- but both you and your family members need a fair amount of preparation in order to be ready for a … [Read more...] about 4 ways to prepare for your baby as a first-time mom
There are many benefits to using cloth diapers over disposables, but if you’re confused about the process, you’re not alone. Cloth diapering educator Amy Kessler gives us the rundown on why cloth is best and how to avoid common cloth diaper mistakes. What are the benefits of cloth diapers vs. disposables? Reduces impact on the environment Reduces child’s exposure to … [Read more...] about What are common cloth diaper mistakes for first time moms?
Starting solids with your baby can be both exciting and overwhelming. Let me take some of the confusion out the process, so it's more exciting and rewarding for you and baby. Let's chat about when, what, and how to serve up your baby's first foods. When to start feeding When your little one is ready to begin eating solid foods, he or she will display a few telltale signs. As … [Read more...] about Top 5 first foods for baby
As a first-time mother, one of the major considerations you'll need to make - especially in the final trimester - is selecting a crib for your little one. While at first glance, this may seem like a purely aesthetic choice, picking out a bed for your baby is about more than finding a design that complements his or her nursery. For help finding a crib that will keep your baby … [Read more...] about 5 tips on crib safety for new moms
Those itsy bitsy nails grow faster than you realize, especially since newborns tend to scratch their faces a lot. Here’s how to get trim your newborn's nails safely without either of you shedding tears. In the very beginning, you might only need an emery board. Yes, they make baby-sized emery boards! Some newborn’s nails are so soft that a clipper or … [Read more...] about How do I safely trim my newborn’s nails? Here are 4 steps.