Helping Your Pet Adjust to the New Baby: A Smooth Transition

Welcoming a new baby into your home is an exciting and joyous event, but it can also be a significant adjustment for your furry friends, especially dogs and cats who may have been the center of attention before. Though you may think your mini French bulldog is ready for the new member of the family, you need to be absolutely sure. Preparing your pet for this new family member is essential to ensure a smooth transition and maintain a harmonious household. In this article, we will explore practical strategies to help your dog or cat get used to the new baby.

Helping Your Pet Adjust to the New Baby: A Smooth Transition

5 Key Tips to Help You Thrive as a New Parent

When you’re a first-time parent, you’ll discover that no parental guidebook will tell you how to become the perfect mother or father. This new chapter in your life can be nerve-wracking as there’s so many new experiences, understanding what’s right and wrong, and what you and your child need to avoid.

Now Your Little One Is Here, What Do You Need to Know?

Now that you have had your little one, there are some things that you are going to need to know to get through the first year at least. The first year is going to be very exhausting but you will also experience some of the most wonderful moments and feelings, so it’s all worth it. If you’re struggling right now, or you are panicking about raising this little human, then it’s a good thing that you have come to this article. Down below, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you need to know now that your little one is here. Keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Prepare for Your Little One's Arrival With These Essential Tips

It's hard to believe, but your little one is almost here! Are you ready for the big day? If not, don't be concerned; we have you covered. This blog post will discuss some essential tips for preparing for your baby's arrival. Whether you're a first-time parent or have children already, these tips will help make the transition easier for everyone involved. So what are you waiting for? Start reading and get prepared!

Don't Succumb To New Parent Stress

Are you worried about the level of stress that you are feeling on a daily basis as a new parent? If so, then it’s important to make sure that you do take the right steps to relax a little more and maintain control of your mental health. Here are some of the options we recommend.

Don't Succumb To New Parent Stress

Get Outside

First, you do need to make sure that you are getting outside when you’re a new parent. This is good for you and it’s also good for your baby. It will ensure that they are getting some much-needed fresh air as well as vitamin D. The easiest way to do this is by making sure you do invest in the right baby stroller. A stroller for your baby will make it a breeze to get them out in the open. You can take them for walks around the park or into town. You’re always going to feel a little better once you realize that you don’t have to be stuck inside all day.

Adjusting To Life With A New Baby

If you thought that pregnancy involves a lot of changes to your lifestyle, then motherhood is going to seem like a challenge, indeed. There’s no doubt that it takes work and effort to make your own way of life when there’s a baby in the mix, but it’s far from impossible. After all, women have been doing it for millennia. You need to be prepared to spend money and have financial stability as Nuna, Premium Car Seats, Pushchairs, and Baby Gear AU do add up, but it is all a necessity. The modern world makes it easier in some ways and tougher in some, but here are some tips that are going to help you learn about adjustments you might need to make, and how you can do them.

New Baby Giveaway, Ends 7/13

Expecting a baby this year? A new little one is an exciting addition to any family! Babies change your life in a great way. They also can need quite a lot of gear for such a tiny little one. I've teamed up with Mommy Scene who put together a fabulous giveaway for new moms or moms-to-be, featuring several products that help keep baby close, fed, cozy, and diapered! Some of these brands are our personal faves for nursing and diapering essentials, and also make great baby shower gifts!
New Baby Giveaway - Mommy Scene
Enter to win this collection of featured prizes for mom and baby!

Our Formula for Happiness

When I was pregnant with my son, I was worried how a new little person would fit into our family. Newborns need so much attention and I was worried how my toddler would feel. But as soon as we came home from the hospital, my little man fit into our family. We have a system set up and it has helped us find our formula for happiness.

Pictures by Peach and Oak Photography

Nesting Days Babywearing Carrier Giveaway, Ends 11/2

Welcome to the 2nd annual #MommyMeBirthdayBash with your hostesses Mommy by Nurture and Tales From A Southern Mom. With a carefully selected array of fun prizes perfect for Moms and toddlers you are sure to find plenty of giveaways to enter from 10/10-11/2. To find more giveaways to enter during the event please click here.
Nesting Days Newborn Skin to Skin Baby Carrier Giveaway (Ends 11/2)  
To find out all about the experience from a real Mom utilizing this baby carrier from newborn to max weight, Read the Review of the Nesting Days Carrier here.

News for Newborns & For You {Giveaway}

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers.
I was provided product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Bringing home a new baby is such a joyous occasion, but it can be scary and overwhelming at times. Preparing yourself for what you might expect is the first step in helping you feel confident.

New Mommy Giveaway Event, Ends 8/13

New Mommy Giveaway prizes - Green Scene Mom

Green Scene Mom has partnered with Guava Family and many other brands to bring you this fabulous giveaway featuring lots of great products for new moms and their babies! Each of these products was designed to meet a unique need and make life simple for mom and baby.

Becoming A Family of 4 - A Birth Story (FINALLY!)

So Peanut is 4 months old and I'm just getting around to putting the final touches on this...oops.
First and foremost I would like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who we drove crazy because we didn't open the envelope and find out the gender of our peanut before birth. I know some of you were on the edge of your seats with anticipation. ;)

Newborn Pictures {WW #67 LINKY}

Sorry I was away from Wordless Wednesday last week. But I really shouldn't have because we had some great pictures taken that previous weekend. Peanut was 9 days old when my friend from took his pictures and our first pictures as a family of four!

My reason for being away... {WW #66 + LINKY}

So I have been away from the blog for a few days and here is why...I had my baby on Thursday! A bouncing baby BOY weighing 7 lbs, 3 ounces (same as my daughter) and 19 inches long. 3 weeks early. Birth Story coming soon. Life with two has been easy some days and hard the next, but Hubby is here helping for a few days until I can adjust. So although I don't have a birth story to share right now, how about some cute baby pictures from the past few days. :D


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Bringing Home Baby: A New Series

Bringing Home Baby Tips, Advice, What to Do

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Hello everyone! I just thought I would let everyone know about this fun series I'm starting that will include a link up each week. I am 30 weeks pregnant with baby #2 (as of today) and so for 10 weeks I will be sharing info on some of the ups & downs that can come with bringing home a new little. This series will be fun if you're pregnant with your first, second, or if you just like to think ahead or reminisce. I can't wait to get started. Here are some of the discussions we have to look forward.

1. Preparing Your FurBaby
2. Preparing Nursery & Registering
3. Birth Plans
4. Making Time for Marriage - Happy Valentine's Day!
5. Packing for the Hospital & Car Seat Installation
6. Preparing an Older Sibling
7. Easy Freezer Meals
8. Preparing for Birth

If you are a blogger and interested in guest posting, I am currently looking for writers. Also the link-up will be baby themed, so any baby post will surely add to the fun!

Newborn Favorites - Birth to Three Months

As a first time mama but a previous infant care provider, I thought I knew what I needed for a new baby. Here are some of our favorite things. I'm hoping to make this a series so let me know what you think. :)

Lansinoh Nipple Cream
Now I haven't tried any other nipple creams but would I? It's the only kind I received as a baby shower gift from my only dear friend who breastfed PLUS it's the brand they gave me at the hospital! Hello! Hospital recommended! We go through a ton but the price is worth it. Love. This. Stuff.

Bright Stars Activity Mat

Lansinoh Disposable Breast Pads
I have tried Evenflo Disposable Breast Pads, Nuk Disposable Breast Pads, and neither product can compare. Lansinoh has sticky tabs some they don't move around in your bra, they are soft and not scratchy like some other brands can be which is a MUST during those first tender weeks, and they are individually wrapped which is great for throwing them in the diaper bag.

Bumbo seat with tray

Boppy Nursing Pillow
I love my boppy so much it comes everywhere with me (except my mother-in-law's because she has the same one at her house :]). I know I have talked about the drama about women being asked to leave or cover up when nursing. I say feed your baby wherever you are comfy. I only feel comfy with my boppy so I don't mind going to my car. It's a personal choice but no one should tell a women where or how she can feed her baby.

Medela Nursing Stool
LOVE my Medela nursing stool! Of course it's Medela. :) My dear friend (;]) gave me her old one. And I loved it when I was pregnant and had issues with some chairs and I love it even more now that I am nursing so I can have help holding her at the perfect nursing level.

Nuk Pacifiers
I was terribly against pacifiers. I thought they were just gross. But I was becoming a human pacifier and I was exhausted. If you are against them, that is your choice, just remember each child is different and it's always easy to judge something you have no idea about. Nuk silicone BPA free pacifiers seem to be Sweet Pea's favorite.

Pampers Swaddlers
So soft! Another favorite that the hospital gave us. Sweet Pea can only wear Huggies or Pampers because every other brand (or off brand) seems to break her out and although it seems Huggies can be cheaper after the coupons they give out, I love the softness of Swaddlers also Pampers indicator seems to work better. Yes they have a cool indicator that tells you when the baby is wet which is awesome when they are newborns who pee a little but frequently.

Koala Baby Blanket

Huggies Wipes
Maybe not as soft as Pampers but they get the job done better in my opinion because they are thicker. Which is better for those sticky meconium poops. They also do better in a wipe warmer, IMO.

Fisher Price Exersaucer
Why I love it? Two reasons: It can easily fold up and be stores out of the way and you can buy other replacement toy pieces and exchange them out if you need to sanitize or if you just want to change them up.

Munchkin Wipe Warmer
I thought wipe Warner's were a dumb buy that new parents register for but they don't really need. Sweet Pea was born in the winter. It snowed on Christmas and, remember Snowpocalpse? The world is scary to a newborn who has been in the warmth of their mother's womb and the shock of the cold wipe is what I think makes them cry so much during diaper changes. Sweet Pea always did better with a warm wipe.

Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Infant Swing
This was a hand-me-down from my boss (the Bouncie seat I also mention is part of the set). They make ones now with plugs that don't require to just have batteries which would have been nice but I still love this swing and most importantly so does Sweet Pea. She loves to watch the fish spin (we are missing two LOL), she loves the music, and she likes it to go side-to-side in the swaying motion. Sweet Pea is the last baby to use it and it won't last o our next but we love it.

This was an awesome yard sale find my mother-in-law found. It comes with a mobile that plays all different types or music and noise. Sweet Pea loves the 'womb' sounds. I love the bassinet because she is in arms reach. It also vibrates which is kind of cool and it has a storage basket on the bottom, oh and it also rocks but you can make it where it won't if you don't want it to.

Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Bouncie Seat

Aveeno Baby Wash
Why we like it? Because it's gentle on baby's skin and moisturizing. Sweet Pea had a little bit of baby acne when she was first born and this seemed to help.

So what were some of your newborn to three month old baby's favorites? Did I miss anything?

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