Since becoming a mom, I have strived to feed my son the healthiest foods. This does not mean that I always feed him organic, or that I have a zero sugar diet for him. It means that I try to avoid [as much as I can] “bad” food or drinks at his early age in order to instill a healthy diet down the road. Being a working mom, however, means I don’t always have the say about what my little one intakes. A few months back I began to notice that my son wouldn’t take plain water in his sippy cups anymore. I later found out that grandma had been giving him watered down lemonade. Of course my little one did not want plain water anymore as he had already tasted sweet lemonade. And I’m not going to argue with him, grandma’s lemonade is amazing, but possibly not the healthiest.
The only way my son would take plain water was if it was straight from a water bottle. Unfortunately, this meant spilled water all over his clothes and the house. Luckily, I came across Sippy Nipple, the “World’s First Leakproof Water Bottle Baby Nipple.” These nipples turn [almost] any water bottle into a baby bottle. The nipples come in three different sizes: 3+ Month, 6+ Month, and Toddler. Curious? Keep reading and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win your very own Sippy Nipple.
I had that motherly instinct since the very beginning. I knew even before I took a pregnancy test that I was expecting. Something inside of me felt different. And you know what else felt different? My breasts. I was definitely surprised that at the outset of my pregnancy my breasts were already changing. At about four weeks of pregnancy, they felt tender, swollen, and full.
Even after my son was born those feelings did not go away. In fact, new “complications” arose such as engorgement. Sadly, during my breastfeeding journey of over fourteen months I was never able to find a bra that both made it easy for me to nurse my son and was comfortable. Most of the bras I tried were bulky and made me feel claustrophobic. Others lack any type of support and left my breasts feeling even more tender. The truth of the matter is that as a mom, you have a lot on your plate. I know I did. The last thing you want to have to worry about is trying your luck with nursing bras. Today I’m giving you a quick review on the nursing bras from Hotmilk Lingerie.
This is a sponsored post in which I received free product for an honest review. All thoughts an opinions are 100% my own.
I may be exaggerating but as much as I love winter, I cannot stand the sense of cabin fever I experience. Living in Southern California we don’t get very cold weather, but this year we did experience several rainstorms. Some even flooded freeways and homes near us. With that said, I couldn’t wait for the nicer climate that comes with Spring. Although not officially spring, we have been experiencing much nicer weather here, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and of course the mosquitos are biting. Apart from the itchy bites, mosquitos also carry and spread some of the world’s worst diseases such as encephalitis, yellow fever, malaria, dengue, and Zika. Today I’m giving you a quick review on the Kite Shield Mosquito Repellant.
When you are expecting, the number one advice you receive is: enjoy yours sleep. I had zero complications during my pregnancy, I slept like a baby until a day before my son was born. Our son’s first night was perfect, he was born close to midnight and after all of the initial mumbo jumbo was done, he slept throughout the night without a single cry. With the exception of a metaphorical bump on the road the first few nights home, our son was a great sleeper. I say “was” because when he hit the three-month mark something happened.
Since day one, Nicholas has slept in his own room, in his crib. We decided to skip the crib alternatives and it seemed to work for us. When he was three months old, however, we found ourselves waking up several times throughout the night and running to his nursery. The three-month sleep regression hit us hard and it lasted several months. Unfortunately, the regression occurred right as my maternity leave was ending and I was returning to work. Breastfeeding lying down became my favorite position and best friend. This way, I was able to get some rest and nurse while my husband took care of both our son and myself.
Suddenly a few weeks into Nicholas’ six months, something magical happened. It was like if something just clicked. In retrospect, it wasn’t that easy, but after several sleepless nights it sure seemed magical. Today I will be sharing with you some tips that have helped my son sleep through the night.
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