Baby Number 2 - The First Trimester
Trusting Your Mama Intuition
Before I took the pregnancy test I had a feeling I was pregnant. The month before I thought I might have been, but wasn’t, so even though I thought I was I didn’t want to get my hopes up.
I’m still breastfeeding my son and every time he latched on it was slightly uncomfortable. It was similar to what I experienced when he was a newborn and was something I hadn’t felt in well over a year. This was the biggest sign that I might have been pregnant, but I was trying not to get to attached to the idea.
The Benefits of Babywearing
Beautiful mama, this post is for you.
Because I truly believe that the only thing that you should do as a mother, is learn to trust yourself. You know what’s best for your baby.
YOUR intuition and your gut feelings will guide you to being the best mother that YOUR baby needs.
Finding Balance as a Mum
Babywearing has so many benefits for both the baby being worn and the wearer, and is especially helpful in the first three months (or what is often known as the fourth trimester) when babies want to be held all the time.
Reflecting On My First Year of Motherhood
Sometimes as a mum you’ll feel like you’re drowning in everything that needs to be done. The washing is piling up, you’ve barely spoken to your husband all week, you can’t remember what it feels like to get a full night’s sleep and the only exercise you get is walking back and forth from the change table.
Finding balance in motherhood can seem impossible. And I think it’s time that we give up the quest of achieving balance.
Why You Should Own More Than One Baby Carrier
It’s crazy how much a baby grows and changes in a year. I’ve never spent much time around babies, and this growth has been the biggest surprise of motherhood. In just a year Rory can do more than I thought possible. His personality shines more and more every day. He truly is his own little person. I’m so lucky to get know this cheeky, curious, constantly-on-the-move, cuddly little guy – although it feels like I already know him and I’m simply relearning it all.
The Pros & Cons of Each Style of Baby Carrier
Although it’s certainly not necessary to own more than one carrier there are lots of babywearing mums who do. And while you can make do with just one carrier there are lots of benefits that come with owning multiple baby carriers.
Because there are so many different kinds of carriers they all have different pros and cons, and owning more than one means that you get to experience more of the good bits and less of the negative bits.
What Can You Do While Babywearing?
Walking in to a baby store and looking at all of the different carriers can be super daunting. There are so many different kinds of carriers and it can be hard to know the differences between each one.
While the selection can look overwhelming, there are four main types of baby carries. And there are pros and cons to each kind.
To make it easier for you to find the right carrier for you, here are the differences between the main kinds of baby carriers on the market.
How To Babywear Safely
Once you’ve tried babywearing you’ll never look back.
You get cuddles, the ability to hold your baby hands-free and so much freedom. And it’s this freedom that makes so many mums (and dads) fall in love with wearing their baby.
Babywearing has so many benefits for baby, but it also has so many for the parents. Putting your baby in a carrier lets you do so many things that seem daunting, impossible or that would leave you with a dead arm and sore back otherwise.
Ever wondered just what you can do while babywearing? This list is certainly not exhaustive but it covers many of the things you can do.
Have you ever heard someone say that babywearing is dangerous? That it can put your baby at risk of suffocation?
When done correctly babywearing is completely safe.
There are a few simple rules to follow in order to babywear safely.
If you own any kind of carrier you’ve likely seen the main guidelines that need to be followed on their website or in their safety manual. These guidelines are known as the TICKS Rules For Safe Babywearing. There are also a few other tips to help you wear your baby safely.