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Ellarenee

looking for tips or things to do and not to do anything will be appreciated 
Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:30 pm

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Ali de Bold

Trust your instincts

Trusting your own instincts is the best thing you can do. Everyone has advice and opinions for moms - especially those who had babies a long time ago and have forgotten a lot, and much has changed. You know best what is best for you and your baby.

The only thing I would have done differently in retrospect is to sleep train my kids. Sleep is still not great at my house. I wish I would have stuck with it when they were small. I loved having babies so much I always wanted to hold them or have them sleep with me. But sleep is the best gift you can give your baby and yourself.
Nov 16, 2018 @ 03:01 pm
Ellarenee

Sleep

what do you mean when you say sleep train if you don’t mind me asking
Nov 16, 2018 @ 07:20 pm
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Find a routine that works for you and baby. Sometimes it may come naturally, other times it may need some time and coaxing.
Also, if you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it, bringing home a new baby whether it's your first or your fourth is hard. You may need help from family or friends.
If you're breastfeeding, invest in a good breast pump. It makes all the difference in the world. I had a double electric Medela pump and it has saved me many time from becoming too engorged.
If you don't choose to breastfeed, that's ok too, don't let people make you feel bad, fed is best. There is this formula holder thingy you can buy at Walmartqq and it holds 3 servings of formula. They're great for if you're going out.
Nov 20, 2018 @ 11:11 am
Ali de Bold

Sleep Training

Sleep training is when you teach your baby how to sleep through the night. Once my kids moved into their cribs (out of my room), I always went in to pick them up and comfort them if they woke up in the night. However, once they reach 4 months old they *should* be able to make it through the night or at least most of the night without needing to be fed or held.

You can read more about that on babycenter here.

I felt really uncomfortable with the cry it out method and even though we hired someone to help us figure this out, I was terrible with carrying through because I always wanted to hold my babies.

Sleep is still a difficult thing in our house and they are 7 and 5 now. I read somewhere that sleep is one of the best gifts you can give your baby and now understand exactly what that means.

Good luck!
Nov 20, 2018 @ 11:18 am

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