How To Prepare For Baby
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the sweetest farmer’s market inspired baby shower for my friend Meghan. It was so lovely that I asked the hostess, Mackenzie of Honeycomb Blog, if I could share it here at Disney Baby, and thankfully she agreed. It was such a beautiful party, but simple as well, which is always something I love. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
It’s no secret that I L-O-V-E babywearing. Sure, I loved it with my first. But once my second baby (and even my third) were born, babywearing became a lifestyle. We all know the perks of wearing your baby. Less crying, free hands, amazing bonding, strangers can’t touch them, easing breastfeeding, etc. You don’t have to lug around a carseat or stroller, either! And with other kids in tow, babywearing is a huge lifesaver. I can take my older girls to the park or to the library or to the store with my baby strapped to my chest the entire time. Margot (4 months) LOVES to be worn in a wrap or carrier. She is happy as a clam and would be perfectly content hanging out on me all day long if I let her. If you are curious about babywearing or if you have had babywearing troubles in the past, check out these helpful tips…
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Breastfeeding is, hands down, one of the most challenging things I’ve done in my life. Birthing a 10-pound, 8-ounce baby without so much as an aspirin was nothing compared to the challenge that breastfeeding was for me (you can read more about my breastfeeding journey here). Long story short, during my first go at breastfeeding with my daughter, I was never able to make enough milk for her and had to supplement with formula. I still nursed her half-time until she was 17 months old.
This time around, breastfeeding has been much easier. My son will be 2 months old tomorrow, and I’m thankful that I’ve been able to nurse him exclusively. Part of it is simply because I have a different baby who is a different nurser, but a good portion of my success is thanks to some things I learned after breastfeeding the first time around. I wanted to share these tips in the hopes that they might be helpful to you in your breastfeeding journey. I’m obviously not a professional – just a mama who has struggled through and figured a few things out along the way.
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
Last week, I took all three kids to the local aquarium. We spent four hours roaming the floors staring at fish, watching the trainers feed the seals, and even petty the jellyfish. We left happy, tantrum free, and with a new found love of under water creatures.
Five years ago, I would have never imagined myself in this situation. I was terrified to leave the house when my oldest was born. I feared that she would cry out in public and immediately all the attention would go to me. It was as if I had a huge sign on my forehead that said “Inexperienced First Time Mom” and everyone was aware of it. That fear kept me inside most days. Unless I had my husband with me or my parents, I wouldn’t leave the house alone with Harlan.