10 LIFE-ALTERING BABY CARE HACKS

New parents or seasoned, this list of baby care hacks will help all parents with their infants… 1. Teething Homemade Hack via HowDoesShe: Put a little bit of apple sauce or other fruit sauce in a cloth, roll-up, and freeze. Once frozen, let baby suck on it and feel the relief! HowDoesShe 2. BABY PACIFIER/MEDICINE DISPENSER You…

Practical and Holistic Hacks for Mom and Baby

11 Quick Tips for Surviving Middle-of-the-Night Feedings!   The greatest difficulty of parenting a newborn is often night feedings! Do you agree? Most parents agree that middle-of-the-night feedings can be really rough! How to Ease the Burden of Night Feedings Because it is very important for both breastfeeding mom and young baby to feed during…

Here Are 5 Things Your Baby Loves In The Womb

No sooner does a woman announce her pregnancy, she’s flooded with advice and gifts by her friends and family members. It could be anything – her favorite food, smart pregnancy outfits or special shoes to fit her swollen feet into – this is the general stuff that people around get for her. While the expecting…

27 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy: Avoiding some foods ensures that you and your baby are safe and healthy. Below, we give a list of such must-not-have foods. 1. Fish containing mercury: Fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish have high mercury levels and must be shunned. Mercury, an element found in oceans, streams,…

9 Common Baby Items You Probably Don’t Need

It wasn’t long ago that I was pregnant walking around in stores like Babies R’US and BuyBuyBaby in awe and disbelief. The sheer number of available products for little people that only eat, sleep, cry, and poop for the first few months can be overwhelming.     I mean there are walls and walls of…

15 BABY TIPS YOU WISH YOUR MOM FRIENDS HAD TOLD YOU

So here are our tops tips for moms with newborn babies, from the mouth of real moms! Don’t Hush-A-Bye-Baby You don’t have to be quiet while the baby is sleeping. The womb is loud, and newborns are used to the noise. When ours first came home, we watched television and I would vacuum, wash dishes…

10 Life-Saving Tips When You’re in Labor for the First Time

Or maybe you’re just doubting your own strength. If you’re freaking out about the pain of giving childbirth for the first time, you’re in the right place. I’ve rounded up 10 life-saving tips to help you cope when you’re in labor. You can start using some of these tips right now to help you prepare…

How i used raspberry leaf tea for a super fast labor

Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea I had heard rumors in the natural pregnancy community that Red Raspberry Leaf can help you have a fast labor, but I was skeptical. Don’t get me wrong, I can (and often do) go on and on about the many great benefits of raspberry leaf tea. After all its the…

How This Mama Made it Through the Difficult Fourth Trimester

his post was originally published on www.pickipenguin.com. It’s been 6 months, but I can still remember how nervous I was when my water broke. Nervous, but excited. It was a Sunday morning, 1:00 am, and we were getting ready to go to bed. That excitement grew as we drove to the hospital, and we couldn’t…

WHAT IS SLEEP TRAINING?

This weekend my husband and I were watching the Packers and Cowboys game as our daughter was napping. She woke up sometime in the fourth quarter and my husband asked if I was going to bring her down. We try to limit our daughter’s TV exposure, but my husband is also a big Cowboys fan…