As a child I never broke a bone. I never required a trip to the ER. I was always careful, I guess or the non-adventurous type. Well my toddler has already proven herself to be the exact opposite of her mama because the ripe old age of 2 and she landed herself in the ER with a "common" injury among toddlers that I never even knew existed.
The following post is a guest post written by Christine H. from MADE OF, the first organic baby product company that certifies every product and shares every ingredient. Today she is sharing vital information about vitamins for babies; when supplementation is necessary, the benefits of providing vitamins to your baby and examples of which vitamins are great for babies.
Diapers. An item many parents quickly find a preferred brand. Once that diaper you find works for both your baby and your wallet it is hard to be swayed. Pampers, a brand synonymous with diapers have come up with a new line that focuses on "thoughtfully-selected materials".
I did it. I didn't think it could be done. But I did it. I flew nearly cross country with 2 kids under 2. The flight out had me reading and researching all that I could about flying with children, I thought and over-thought EVERYTHING. I've lived and learned and now I'm sharing what I would do again and what I could do without.
I am very excited to let you all know about a new joint venture between myself and two other wonderful bloggers! Mid-Atlantic Moms On-The-Go. We are going to be sharing all things Mom Life and to celebrate the launch we are holding a giveaway!
I love taking pictures. I always have. At family functions often times it was my set of pictures from the event that were being shared and printed. I take multiple shots, I try multiple angles, I zoom in & out. When I can't be behind the camera I get, admittedly a bit bossy or critical of photos and how they are being taken. But, let's be honest, nothing beats a professional photographer's photos. Be it their camera, their editing skills, their "eye" what have you, professional photographers can make my at-home applied makeup look goooooood. When you have a baby you suddenly become paparazzi snapping photos on your phone at all hours of the day but what do all of these photos have in common? You aren't in them!
If you're anything like me you've thought on more than one occasion that having kids closer together in age would mean that you could get out of the "difficult" stage faster. Once one is potty trained you know the other isn't too, too far behind and before you know it you won't even need a stroller! While that may all be true it does not make getting through having an 18 month old and a 1 month old at the same time any easier. The way to survive 2 under 2? Remembering this 1 very important thing.
It's official, I'm a mom of two under two! Now that this is my second time around the block I feel a bit more confident in the sense that at least EVERYTHING won't be new, I'm sure our second born will have things come up that our first never did but for right now I'm feeling more confident in my abilities. Case in point; breastfeeding. The first time around I really struggled, even ended up in the ER (thanks, Mastitis) and ultimately ended up pumping for about four months. This time, I've headed straight to the pump to (hopefully) avoid another trip to the ER and because I know what worked for me last time and what didn't. We supplement with formula as we go and I've been pumping up a storm. Here are a few items that I feel are must-haves for any pumping mama.
A new trend (that I happen to be 100% behind) is the "push present". For those of you who don't know, a push present is a gift given to the woman who just carried a baby inside of her for 9 months and then literally "pushed" it out of her. The name isn't great because obviously mamas who get C-sections should get a gift too so it could called a Labor Present or something more general, but I digress. To put it simply it is a gift that is given by the father of the child to the mother of the child basically saying "thank you for going through hell to have this child". Sounds great right? Not according to mom shammers!
Ahh yes, the weather is getting cooler and Pumpkin Spice is in the air which means we are getting closer to Halloween. This also means we are getting closer to all of the articles that talk about what a terrible mother you are if you allow your daughter to dress up as a princess for Halloween.