DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration

October 9, 2017

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I decided when I found out that I was pregnant that I didn’t want a shower or a “sprinkle”. I really appreciated my son’s baby shower and all the gifts, but I found it more stressful than helpful. I felt the need to wear all of the clothes that he received as gifts; we had so many pieces in a few sizes that he would need to wear an outfit a day to wear all of them before he outgrew. What was I supposed to do with all that he couldn’t wear? I felt guilty selling or gifting them to someone else. I thought that not having a shower for my daughter would prevent that, but it actually made things worse. People bought us lots of gifts and dropped them off. I think I may have gotten more stuff for her than I received for my son. If you’re considering not having a baby registry or you’re buying for a new baby, please read this post. Here are a few tips for creating your gift registry and buying for a mom-to-be/new baby, and some DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration. DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration Continue reading DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration

Baby’s Journey Smart Sync Baby Monitor Review

April 14, 2016

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It’s hard to believe that my son Gabe is already 6 years old. It seems like only yesterday that he was a nursing baby. I’m already starting to forget all those sleepless nights of feeding, changing diapers, and rocking him back to sleep, or am I? lol I’m pretty sure when he was three months old, I had sworn off ever having another baby; the exhaustion had really started to sink in, and I wasn’t sure how I would manage the months ahead.

I didn’t have a baby monitor with Gabe, and I’m sure I would have gotten more rest if I had. He slept in our room, and I woke up whenever he made the slightest noise. I’m getting married in 3.5 weeks, and my fiance and I hope to have another baby or two together. Ahead of this next child we were starting to read up on a review or two of monitors, but then we found something we really wanted to give a go. I was excited to try out the new Baby’s Journey Smart Sync Baby Monitor, so I would be a little less anxious about having number 2.

As you can see on Long Distance Baby Monitors | Buying Guide for Parents, there are A LOT more options for long distant and smart baby monitors nowadays which is brilliant for giving mothers peace of mind that their child is ok, even when they’re away from home. The main thing I learnt last time is how important sleep is for both the baby and the mother. We might even hire someone like these infant sleep specialists to really help us establish a sleep routine and talk us through what the various noises mean so we don’t immediately spring up in a panic every time the baby makes a sound. But I’m getting ahead of myself… back to the monitor.


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