From the moment you find out that you're pregnant, everyone is quick to give you all kinds of advice.
You'll get plenty of advice about how to parent and even more people push an urgency on you to make decisions. One of the best parts of becoming a parent is empowering yourselves and making your own decisions for the best...Read more
Summer traveling is what most of us look forward to all year long and when you have a bun in the oven it can make the experience a little more stressful.
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean traveling is off limits. Usually you'll just need to take your adventures at a slower pace with some extra precautions thrown in the mix to keep your vacation as safe and comfortable as possible for you and your baby to be.
Beating the Heat
The biggest obstacle you might be facing is that unforgiving summer heat. Unless of course you're traveling to the North Pole for your summer vacation, it might be smart to pack smart to stay cool and comfortable for your trip. If you are going to the North Pole however, have a great time!
As temperatures break the 90s, there's no denying that summer is definitely here to stay.
If you've got a bun in the oven, you might feel like you're in the oven yourself as it becomes more difficult to stay comfortable. Being pregnant in the summer isn't for the faint of heart, but when you take some precautions it can definitely be a little easier to keep your cool.
Newborns are delicate and sensitive to severe temperatures and sun exposure. Their skin is unable to handle the harsh rays of the sun and protection from direct sunlight is important for your brand new baby. Apply plenty of baby-safe sunscreen on little limbs that are exposed in the sun. Dress your little one in lightweight clothing that is breathable and light colored to keep them as cool as you can in the sunshine. Limit sun exposure when the...Read more
Cirque de Supermom; the juggling act of newborn and toddler care with effortless ease.
As graceful as you might be settling into round two of motherhood, you only have one set of hands. You'll probably have daily reminders of how you only have one set of hands on deck when "juggling your baby and toddler" becomes more literal than you thought.
Preparing your older child for their sibling's big arrival beforehand can help set the scene for the adjustments to come. Talk to your little one about the new baby and all the things to expect from a day with baby. Telling them stories about when they were small can also help your older children better identify with your newborn.
Although it takes a fair amount of practice to get your child juggling down pat, we've got some tips and tricks from experience that might make the process easier for everyone involved.
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