I’m just kidding there, I would never throw my baby. But I do still swaddle her at 10 months. My first baby was swaddled until she was a year old and I’d like to believe it’s because my womb is so comfortable they can’t bear the wide open world around them as they sleep. There’s always talk about SCHEDULES! as it relates to naps and bedtime and oh believe me, I have a schedule. But nothing solidifies the “SHOOSH AND GO TO SLEEP NOW” message like swaddling to my babies. With my first, Addie, there weren’t really any fancy swaddling
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How do you start a blog post about sleep deprivation, when you’re a little sleep deprived? Much like you start or don’t ever finish anything: poorly and slowly! Are you reading this at 3am while someone very small is a) eating b) crying or c) pooping? Or is it nice and sunny outside but you’re a little disgruntled because you did not really get as much sleep as you’d wanted out of the nighttime hours? I know how you feel! As a new mom, sleep deprivation is unavoidable. It’s probably one of the first pieces of advice you received when
Cloth diapering a newborn can seem intimidating, especially if it’s your first child that you’ll be diapering. But then again, everything about newborns can seem a little intimidating, right? It’s because it’s new, not because it’s hard. Now that I have the diapering of three kids (and the potty training of two of them, more or less) under my belt, I’m going to go ahead and say it: diapering newborns is the easiest part. Newborns don’t move around that much. Not that they can’t wriggle and squirm but at least they can’t get up and run away laughing in the
New this week at Cotton Babies: California Baby conditioners and detanglers! A few weeks ago, Jenn asked our Facebook fans what products they would like us to bring in. Several customers suggested we expand our California Baby product line. We’re pleased to announce we now have several new products to compliment your favorite California Baby shampoos. California Baby Tea Tree & Lavender Conditioner perfectly compliments the Tea Tree & Lavender Shampoo & Bodywash. It is a hit with dads who like the vibrant and functional blend of oils. The no tears formula contains no numbing agents, and is safe and
Flip diaper covers – Now available in hook & loop closure! Our Flip diapering system with three insert options is now more customizable than ever with your choice of two closure types, hook and loop or snap. Customers tell us all the time, they love hook and loop closures because it offers a more customizable fit for your little one than snap closure. Flip with hook & loop closures are available in all of your favorite Flip products: Single covers, Cover with Stay Dry Insert, Cover with Organic Insert, Flip Stay Dry Day Packs and Flip Organic Day Packs. New
The moment your child emerges from the womb is amazing. It’s a rush of emotion, excitement and fluids. As you bask in the glow of the moment, it’s easy to forget what’s happening below. Thankfully medical professionals assist with the initial cleanup, but after those early hours, it becomes a relentless task that only a sleep deprived, mother of a newborn can care for. Very few women truly understand what postpartum bleeding is like until after they’ve had their first child. Which leaves many first time mothers unprepared, both emotionally and with inadequate supplies. Most resources state that average postpartum
This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that pediatricians screen mothers of newborns for postpartum depression. According to the AAP, “Estimated rates of depression among pregnant and postpartum women can range between 5 percent and 25 percent.” Cotton Babies currently has more than 10,000 fans on our Facebook page. If we apply these statistics, thousands of you, your sisters, your daughters or your wife could be dealing with issues of depression. Postpartum depression is a serious issue that needs to be talked about openly. As with many mental health issues, there is often a stigma attached to PPD.
Dear Moms, Thank you so much for sharing your heart. We had over 300 entries and you sure made our job tough. We feel so privileged that every one of you took the time to express your thoughts and emotions through the I’m Glad You Were Born promotion. We hope you were able to take time and read through the entries yourself as we feel, while every story was unique, there are so many of you in similar situations. Moms, in every form of the word, contributed: single moms, young moms, mothers who have struggled to conceive, adoptive parents, moms
While you are working on your contest entry, like this post and then tell us what you’re doing for Mother’s Day! I’m going to give away one bumGenius One-Size Organic All-In-One to random commenters all weekend! I’ll start… for Mother’s Day, my mom and dad are going to be visiting us. I’m sitting in the basement next to the bed they will be sleeping in. As I type this, I’m realizing that I can’t remember the last time that I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. It might have been the year that I left home (and I was 17).
Have you ever told your kids how happy you are that they were born? I was looking at my children wrestling on the couch the other day and had a melty mommy moment. Andrew has such a gentle heart. Oscar loves to laugh. The photo to the right is Elsie at a week old. She is fourteen months old now and turning into a little dancing (and couch wrestling!) diva. She was such a pleasant surprise. I didn’t know how much I could love another little person. Now I know. I tell my kids almost every night that God put