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How To Deal With Postpartum Hair Loss

You’re so excited about your new baby, and currently enjoying adapting to life with your bundle of joy, and boom! You notice that a handful of your hair seems to come off anytime you shower, or run a comb through your beautiful locks. Not only that, you’ve even noticed it is the same shocking reality for the hair in other parts of your body. This is the beauty challenge every new mom around the world faces. So, don’t worry mama, you’re not alone in this. For the most part, experts say that postpartum hair loss is absolutely normal and temporary. Even though it seems like you are creeping very close to baldness with each passing day. Hair loss after childbirth is called Postpartum hair loss, and it is just hair loss related to childbirth. It is caused by a quick hormonal shift, caused by a sharp drop in…

5 Blenders for Making Breast Milk Boosting Smoothies

Breastfeeding is not always as easy as it seems. Some mothers find themselves with a low breast milk supply, which can make breastfeeding difficult. Talks of having to supplement with formula when you really want to breastfeed exclusively can be frustrating. But you’re here because you’re not giving up just yet! There are smoothies that can help boost your milk supply, thankfully! Smoothies are very easy to whip up, made with natural ingredients, and delicious too! Though smoothies are not the sole solution to your problem, it can definitely help! In this blog, we recommend blenders that we found to be the best for this purpose. Whether you’re looking for a high-end blender or one that is more budget-friendly, we have you covered. Benefits of smoothies for breastfeeding mothers Smoothies are an easy way to get important vitamins and minerals into your diet. When you’re breastfeeding, you need more…

Tips for Getting Great Sleep While Pregnant

When you are pregnant, it is such a joy to feel the little life growing inside of you, picking out baby names, and thinking about nursery decor.  One of the parts of pregnancy that isn’t so joyful is the difficulty in finding just the right sleeping position as your tummy gets bigger week by week.  Between the changes in your body and hormones and the excitement of preparing for the arrival of your little one, sometimes getting good solid sleep while pregnant can be a challenge!  Thankfully, there are many tips and tricks to help you catch those elusive z’s during this important stage of life. Sleep Hygiene One of the easiest ways to ensure you are getting enough GOOD sleep is to develop good sleep hygiene habits and a relaxing bedtime routine.  Sleep hygiene refers to things such as how late in the day you have caffeine…

How To Get Your Home Ready For Baby

I know what’s going through your mind right now. The beautiful home you’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into now looks like a field of landmines and you’re about to throw everything in the trash! Stop… time out… HOLD UP! Baby proofing your home IS necessary, but before you wrap everything in bubble wrap, let’s start with some simpler things. Registry List A baby registry is your first step in preparing for the new addition to your family. “Are you registered anywhere?” is one of the first questions you’ll be asked once you get to showing that baby bump, so this will answer that very quickly! Most major retailers have a recommended list of things to get for your baby and that’s a great place to start. Consider purchasing an armoire to store things in until you’re ready to start putting everything together and in place. Many new…

Introducing Baby to Your Pets

It is almost time for your new baby to arrive!  You have the nursery set up, the closet and dresser full of tiny clothes, and the changing table is stocked with diapers and wipes.  You also have an adorable and curious pet!  When you are already a pet parent, having a baby will not only be a big change for you as a couple, but will also be a big change for your pet.  Introducing your baby to your pets is a big deal! Here are a few tips and tricks to preparing your pet for the exciting day you bring your newborn home. Animals have a much more keen sense of smell than humans.  Let your pet sniff your baby bump and teach them to be gentle and calm while saying your baby’s name or the word “baby”.  Just as you train a dog to sit, lay down,…

Why It’s Important to Be Kind to Yourself as a Parent

As parents, we often get so completely wrapped up in our children that we forget to be kind to ourselves. And sure, that’s completely understandable – but it leaves us feeling tired, overspent, and often inadequate.  Let’s explore why it’s so important to be kind to yourself as a parent and how to practice that kindness every day.  Improve Your Mental and Physical Health  Being kind to ourselves has been shown to improve both our physical and our mental health. At times of heightened stress, self-love is crucial. It’s what empowers us to cope better with the situation at hand.  On the other hand, when we think self-deprecating thoughts, we become the one thing standing between ourselves and contentment. Feel More Energized  Being overly critical of your actions, thoughts, or emotions drains your energy. As a parent, you will already have less energy available as usual. If you…

Fantastic Babymoon Ideas

Won’t it be absolutely fantastic to go on a real adventure for your Baby Moon? (You know, like a honeymoon, only this is a getaway for couples who are now expecting their first child together.)  I mean, you have just discovered how often your body is going to change during this entire pregnancy, right? Plus, who knows how long it will be before you are comfortable leaving your baby for a couple’s getaway.  For your convenience, we have put together some ideas to help you get started with your planning, as well as a few essential things to consider while making preparations for your Babymoon. When planning your Babymoon, a few things can impact your travel choices and what activities you will prepare.  Keep in mind that along with the excitement of pregnancy often comes morning sickness!  Usually, morning sickness will decrease or even disappear sometime around the third…

Baby-Led Weaning

Your precious baby is growing before your eyes, and you know the time is nearing to introduce them to something other than breastmilk or formula.  While this is a significant milestone for every baby, it can be stressful for the parents!  What foods to start with, how to introduce them, and when exactly to start are essential things to consider.  You may have been hearing about this not-so-new trend called “Baby-Led Weaning” and are wondering what exactly it is.  When you hear this phrase and hear that it often starts around six months old, you may be wondering why wean your sweet baby so early?  Baby-led weaning isn’t referring to weaning your infant off breastmilk or formula.  It simply refers to beginning to introduce solids on your infant’s readiness schedule instead of baby cereal or jarred baby food.   How To Know If Your Baby Is Ready One of the…

Learn About Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders and Treatment

A new parent’s first year is quite a ride. There are new experiences, new people, and new responsibilities. For many new moms, the experience is compounded by a number of new and unexpected symptoms, including new and frequent mood swings, irritability, and low energy. However, when do you know it’s normal, and it’s not a postpartum disorder? There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding postpartum psychiatric disorders. Many women have a difficult time accepting that they need to seek help with their symptoms. Others are frightened by the idea of medication, thinking they will turn into a zombie, lose their identity and ability to get things done. Others still think that once they have a baby, they will never be able to have a meaningful relationship again. Postpartum psychosis is the medical term for a condition that can affect some mothers after childbirth. It is a serious mental health issue…

8 Cute Nursery Design Themes

From the sea to the jungle, there are endless ideas out there for choosing a theme for and designing your new baby’s nursery.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed and even go into massive debt!  To keep you from drowning in the sea of cuteness overload and madness of ALL. The. Things, here is a list of 8 themes that are sure to create a serene, relaxing environment for your little one’s first room! Cartoon Characters Yup, you read that right!  We all know that the classic woodland themes of Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit have been popular for many years. Oh, but how times DO change! Disney magic has brought us the oceanic themes of Finding Nemo and Moana, breaking the trends we grew up knowing. We also can’t leave out the ever growing list of Disney princesses and Minnie Mouse!  The classics are still there for us with…