Before I became a parent, I was just a regular person.
Now, although I look like a regular person on the outside, I have a few parenting super powers tucked away for when I need them.
And, if you’re a parent, I’m guessing you have most of these super powers too:
Heading to the beach this summer?
So are we!
I’m so excited to spend about a week at the Outer Banks as a family in a few weeks, and I’m starting to think about what to pack to make it a fun trip for the whole family.
We did a similar trip last year, so I learned a few things along the way. Besides the swimsuit, flip-flops, and sunscreen, here are a few other things to consider bringing:
With my first child, I dreaded the drop down to one nap. My free time! All gone!
With my second child, I’ve been much more anxious for her to make the switch, since having only one nap to work around will free us up a lot to do morning outings (and since my older child isn’t napping in the morning, it’s not like it’s free time for me anyway).
However, I’m remembering how difficult it can be for a baby to make the switch from being a twice-a-day-napper to a once-a-day-napper. Now that I’m going through it a second time around, I’ve learned a few tricks and secrets about what to expect and how to handle it:
My girls love taking baths (and now that they aren’t infants, it’s nice that I can sit on the floor next to the tub and flip through a magazine while they play in the bubbles).
But when it’s time to get out, there are always a few tears and blue lips.
These bathrobes to the rescue! Bath time ends on a happy and warm note with these snuggly robes.