Welcome to parenting, the best and most exhausting job ever. The first few weeks are filled with sleepless nights, feeding, changing diapers, crying, feeding, changing diapers, crying, feeding………..oh and don’t forget about burping in between and after each feed.
A common statement I hear a lot working with families is, “Colleen, I can’t get my baby to burp, what can I do?” My response is simple, some babies do not always need to burp and some burp automatically without having to burp them. Every baby is different but it is always best to try it and try a few different positions. It is very common for babies to swallow air when they begin to feed and even more so if they are crying before or during a feed. Read more
The holiday season is among us which brings more visitors into your homes and extra busyness which can lead to less “close monitoring” of kiddos. Kids are curious by nature and with all the lights, smells and pretty colors a lot of things end up in their mouths.
TIPS to Be Aware:
More traffic in your house can bring in little rocks and pebbles, frequent vacuuming is a must! Read more
At the end of a long day with your checklist in one hand and your water bottle in the other hand, you place your swollen, achy feet up on the couch and decide what item(s) you can check off your “things to get done before baby arrives” list. As you sink into the comfort of your couch, you grab your laptop and type in diaper bags. HOLY COW, there are thousands to choose from. Where do you begin? How do you choose one? What do you look for in a diaper bag? Should you ask your friend about her bag to see if she likes it? Do you really care what it looks like or are you all about functionality? Once you narrow it down, you can buy it online or go to your local baby store to check it out.