Fashionable Yet Practical Teething Silicone Necklaces for Baby and Mom

Fashionable Yet Practical Teething Silicone Necklaces for Baby and Mom

This post is brought to you by QALO and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

I can remember when my first daughter discovered her hands and mama’s jewelry. My ears survived quite a few yanks and my necklaces didn’t break (thankfully), but now I know better than to wear all of that with my second daughter.

I am not sure if Delilah is starting to teeth now at 3 months, or if it’s a growth spurt throwing her off; but she’s been drooling up a storm, been a little more cranky, not wanting to breastfeed as often, and has been gnawing on her hands excessively. Either way, I figured it was time to be prepared for what’s to come and picked out a couple of fashionable teething silicone necklaces for me to wear and for her to bite on by QALO while we’re at home or even on the go. It’ll keep her little hands and mouth busy while mommy can get stuff done around the house when I’m babywearing.

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5 Tips to Make Baby’s First Bath Relaxing

5 Tips to Make Baby’s First Bath Relaxing

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Baby Dove.

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.

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Continuing Your Education Around a Hectic Family Schedule

Continuing Your Education Around a Hectic Family Schedule

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!

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What I Wish I Knew Before My First Child

What I Wish I Knew Before My First Child

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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Choice Matters: Plan Against Pain During Child Birth

Choice Matters: Plan Against Pain During Child Birth

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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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