Parenting

I Survived the First Week: Confessions of a First-time Mom

Some thoughts from a friend who recently had her first baby…

So my baby finally fell asleep after an hour of full-blown, red-faced, tonsil-exposed screaming. Hubby is still away on a business trip and I find myself wide awake at 3:45 in the wee hours of the morning staring at this feisty little bugger we call our daughter. I figure I might as well make myself productive and jot down some thoughts I may one day share with my offspring if only to prove to her she didn’t miss out on her fair share of making a living zombie out of her mother.…

When In Doubt, Just Latch

Perhaps one of the most difficult things a first-time mother experiences is facing her doubts and insecurities about her body’s ability to provide milk for her little one. I remember feeling helpless and in a state of panic the moment they gave me my hungry little one. As he greedily nursed at my breast that first day, I found myself wondering, “is he getting anything?” The longer he nursed or every moment he stopped to fuss and cry, panic overtook me and doubt began to take over logic and all the things I learned at pre-natal classes.…

How a Breast Pump Can Work for You

For many working first time parents, choosing to continue exclusive breastfeeding beyond maternity leave can be a real concern. There are also parents, especially first time mothers, who would want to leave their babies at home for short periods of time but worry about going out because they are breastfeeding and are afraid baby would go hungry while they are away. Then of course there are moms who just want to get a good night’s sleep and let dad have a hand at the night time feedings.

Whatever the case may be, it is possible to go out once in a while, get dad to help out or even go back to work full time and still continue to exclusively breastfeed your little one.…

My Favourite Things about Motherhood

People who knew me before being a mom, especially friends without kids, often ask me if I am enjoying being a mom. What do I get from being a mom, now my daughter has come along? To the first question I’d unhesitatingly answer yes! Yes, I love being a mom. Sure, it’s hard work, and I’m not one of those natural mothers that seems to love every late night feed or nappy change, but I can honestly say I wouldn’t want to go back to how things were before.

But then, when it came to answering the second question I’d get stuck. …

Best Double Stroller Attachments and Accessories

For mothers of two little ones or twins, a double stroller is a necessary and convenient item. This keeps kids safe and contained and makes getting around far easier, especially if you have a brand new baby that needs a lot of attention as well as a crazy toddler who will run off if you stop watching them for an instant.

It is not just purchasing the best double stroller which can be tricky (read this guide), but also buying the right attachments and accessories.

Attachments and Accessories

There are a number of accessories and attachments which can be used with many double strollers:

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  1. An infant car seat can be attached to most quality double strollers.
baby cribs

For all you on the go parents a Travel Crib is a necessity. Lightweight and with plenty of features available travel cribs can make life so much easier. Whether it is a trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s, or an overnight stay, a trip to the beach, or visiting friends or even just for outside at the park these cribs are such a delight to have. Of course safety and comfort are the two most important things with travel cribs but so is how easy they are to fold up and unfold.

Here are the top 5 “trendy” travel cribs for you and your baby.

breast compressions

You’ve decided to breast feed your baby, which is wonderful. You are also planning on going back to work, or you have other children and sometimes cannot breast feed quietly, or daddy would like to feed the baby, so you need to use a breast pump.

There are many different types of breast pumps on the market today, everything from the hospital grade to manual pumps, electric pumps to battery operated pumps. You will need to choose the one that best suits your needs. Once that choice has been made and you read all the instructions you may be a little nervous about using your breast pump for the first time.…

double with toddler

Congratulations you had twins! Life certainly has become busy for you and your family. Somewhere within all the hustle and bustle though you would like to get back into jogging and the good news is you don’t have to hire a babysitter to do that. There are literally hundreds of double jogging strollers on the market that you can choose from, so your little ones can go along for a run. The question is which one is going to fit your needs and babies needs and how to make that choice?

Here is some help for you when you go looking for a double jogging stroller.…

Double Jogging Stroller

Your baby or babies have finally arrived! What an exciting time. You’re busy with feedings and changing diapers and taking care of your little ones, but you are beginning to feel like you need to get your body back into shape and do something for you. You want to get back to jogging but you need a stroller so you can take your little ones with you.

Where to start? What should you look for when choosing the best double jogging stroller?

Here are some guidelines that can help you when looking for a double jogging stroller.