Parenting “Tips and Tricks”

My 2 under 2 Must-Haves

Today’s post has tons of cool tips, a product review of the Lillebaby carrier, and a few affiliate links! Head over to the disclosures page if you want to know more about the links. Thanks for reading and supporting the brands that keep this little blog on the web!

For approximately 4 months, I had two babies under the age of 2! It could have been an extremely wild time (it was only moderately wild, haha!) but I was fortunate enough to have my husband there with me for the entire 4 months. On the few days that I was solo, I found ways to make my mom life more feasible. I’m sharing the top 5 items here with you today!

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My Top Tips for Tummy Time

Most babies HATE tummy time or so I hear. Both of my children surprisingly had/have no problem with it. I like to start tummy time as soon as possible to really strengthen my babies’ neck muscles. I also want to motivate their development! In today’s post, I want to share a few pieces of advice that helped us make tummy time a fun time. I also want to share some details about the new rug that helps make our time more comfortable!

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Let’s Talk About Sleep, Baby (Part 1)

Baby 1:

  • Started life by being nursed to sleep
  • Continued to be nursed to sleep throughout infancy (my bad)
  • Needed to be motivated (rocked, swung, bounced) until she was even sleepy
  • Had non-diagnosed reflux type issues
  • Would ONLY sleep on an incline until she learned to roll over
  • Mama didn’t read ONE BOOK on infant sleep until it was way too late
  • Finally had to cry it out
  • Didn’t officially sleep through the night until 11 months

Baby 2:

  • TBD but I’m definitely not repeating last time!

Sleep is so precious and valuable. After dealing with Baby E’s sleep situation, I told myself I wouldn’t let that happen again (if I could have any control over it). So I’ve made it my goal to give Baby J positive sleep habits and I’m going to share what has helped us so far!

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Postpartum Essentials

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It’s almost been a month since Baby J was born and I’m feeling so much better than I was initially! Surprisingly to me, the healing process has been very different this time around. The first time, I didn’t really feel that I needed anything to take care of myself. I now realize that there are certain postpartum essentials that are absolutely necessary for self-care. In today’s post, I’m going to share some affiliate links of products that made this healing process so smooth!

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What’s in My Bag: Hospital Bag Edition

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“This ain’t my first rodeo!”

No, it really isn’t! I had my first baby less than 2 years ago AND I’ve worked as a postpartum nurse for 3 years.With that being said, I feel a little knowledgeable on what is needed and not needed in the hospital setting. Although I do consider myself to be “experienced” in this particular area of motherhood, I definitely made some mistakes when packing my bag both times. I decided to write this post AFTER I had Baby J to focus on what I brought, what I wish I would have brought, and what I should have left at home! 

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