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You’ve just become new parents and you’re frantically trying to absorb as much information as you possibly can in order to be the best parents you can be.
You’re a little overwhelmed, tired and don’t have a nurse to guide you through this anymore, but that’s okay because you’ll have those natural parental instincts that kick in.
Of course, we were clueless when it came to caring for our firstborn child, but now that we’re 2nd-time parents we have a little experience under our belt and have some helpful tips to aid you in giving your newborn their first bath and making it as comfortable as possible.
First and foremost, you don’t want to give the baby a full-on bath until their umbilical cord stump falls off, which should be anytime from birth to 14 days. You want the umbilical cord to stay dry, so it can fall off and begin the healing process, but you can do a sponge bath if needed.
When you have kids, your entire perspective on the world changes. You want what’s best for your little ones and they become an absolute priority. One of the problems with this, however, is that the means of providing your little ones with the best tend to clash with the schedule of care that your little ones require. Take education as an example. Pursuing a higher education makes you a more valuable asset to employers. Having educational qualifications can land you a well paying job which will provide you with a means to support your family. However, how are you supposed to juggle education and family life? This is a problem that many people back away from. They assume that both education and family life requires all of your attention. But this isn’t necessarily the case. You can engage with and maintain both at once, as long as you’re disciplined and dedicated. Here’s how!
This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I don’t think anyone is actually fully prepared when it comes to being a new parent. You’ll get solicited and unsolicited advice and you’ll do some research, but none of that compares to what you’ll actually experience.
I didn’t know what I was doing and pretty much flew by the seat of my pants on the daily.
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I knew from the get-go what type of pain management I would be having when giving birth to my 2nd daughter. Even though I had a vaginal delivery both times, the pain was less the 2nd go around and all I took was Ibuprofen and Tylenol. The nurses did give me oxycodone during my 1st delivery, but it did nothing for pain and actually made me feel sick. I opted to never take another one of those again since Ibuprofen and ice were enough to relieve my pain.
But, what happens if you have a C-section? Do you have a choice?
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My husband’s gaming laptop is around 5 or 6 years old that I sometimes use for online work is starting to show its age. It gives me some issues with standard tasks such as browsing with multiple tabs opened, which is why I am now considering the HP Envy x360 laptop since it has a 360 flip and fold design, full HD touchscreen, 8gb of system memory and Windows 10 which are all perfect for multitasking which is what I do. Lately, I haven’t been able to get on my desktop, well not lately, more like the past year or so since I have children who constantly need my attention, so most of my work I do from my phone currently. Sometimes though, I can escape for 30 minutes upstairs to use my PC to get stuff done but something like this would be perfect since it’s portable and functions like a laptop and tablet for whatever suits my needs at the time and I can be in the same room as my kids without having to turn on the baby monitor when they’re sleeping.