How To Prepare For Baby
Posted by Selena Burgess
I remember my babies detesting tummy time. It’s not uncommon — and it’s not any wonder. Working those little neck muscles is hard! As much as we don’t want to make our babies do anything they don’t like, tummy time is really important is helping our infants’ neck and back muscles develop, giving your baby a different view of the magical world around them.
There’s no time too early to begin tummy time, you can start doing it right after birth! Make tummy time less of a chore and more about playtime with these 8 sweet toys from DB!
Posted by Janssen Bradshaw
I remember the first time I packed my diaper bag (a week before my first baby was born), I was overwhelmed by how much stuff I thought I needed. I could barely get the bag closed — and it was a big bag!
Now, two children later, I’m pretty adept at packing lightly. Two changes of clothing for a grocery store trip might be a bit excessive, and I probably don’t need my nursing cover if I’m just taking a walk around the block.
But, whether we’re going on a walk to the park or running errands, here are the ten things that pretty much always earn a spot in my bag or the car:
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
This being my third pregnancy, I have a pretty good schedule of when to do what and how to get everything done in time for baby’s arrival. When you first find out you are pregnant, the to-dos can be pretty overwhelming. From taking care of yourself, going to childbirth classes, and getting all of the baby “stuff,” there seems to be a never-ending mountain of tasks. Here’s how I tackle the to-dos just a little bit at a time…
Posted by Nadia Carriere
There were plenty of things that surprised me about pregnancy, but the one that took me for a loop was how my husband experienced his own set of symptoms. I don’t know whether it was psychological or his way of going through each pregnancy with me, but my husband seemed to go through the weeks in his own way.
After talking to other moms about the topic, it seemed as though we weren’t alone. Plenty of men experience pregnancies in a variety of different ways and go through each of the trimesters with their wives. One woman said that her husband gained weight right along with her while another complained about backaches and sore joints, sleepless nights and unusual cravings, right along with his wife. I was surprised to learn that this series of symptoms has its own name — Couvade syndrome, a.k.a. sympathetic pregnancy — and is in fact a common occurrence!
Weight gain? Check! Sleepless nights? Check! Unusual cravings? Check!
Click through for 5 of the most common pregnancy symptoms that men go through, and that my husband experienced. It’s good to be prepared. ;)
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
A new trend in the baby community is the idea of a Baby Sprinkle. A Baby Sprinkle is basically a small baby shower to celebrate a 2nd or subsequent pregnancy. For years, the idea of a second baby shower was a tacky idea, and not something you’d find approved from an expert in etiquette. But, more and more moms are realizing that every baby is something to celebrate. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Baby Sprinkles…