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Top 7 Baby Items

First time expecting parents will experience it at one point or another. For my wife and I it happened when we went to register for her baby shower. I am talking about that overwhelming feeling that comes over you when you see all of the baby items that are out there. Even shopping for something as standard as a crib or car seat can be pretty daunting with all of the choices you have. As we walked around Buy Buy Baby there were items I had no clue what they were. From snot suckers to wipe warmers I’m pretty sure that if you find yourself saying “It would be nice if I had …” they probably make it. Below I will attempt to go over the Top 7 Baby Items according to Newb Dad. (more…)

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Smaller Bites

Being a new parent has taught me a lot about myself. It is especially difficult when the these lessons expose my shortcomings. It has always been difficult for me to admit to others that I need help or I am unable to follow through with something; however, I can usually admit it to myself. I am not sure why but for the last 5 months I have been trying to convince myself that I can handle all of the commitments I have made to myself. I was bouncing back and forth between projects and something always seemed to suffer. As my stress levels climbed, I began to realize that something was wrong but I still was not being honest with myself. (more…)

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The Dreaded 4 Month Sleep Regression

Newb Mom here.. again….. Third blog I have done this week.

Ah my sweet little baby… that only took a twenty minute nap and woke up ready to play. Yeah right. I know what’s going on here and NO, you may not get up to play. Why not? Because twenty minutes is NOT a nap and you will be cranky because of it.

This is the conversation I have been having with Little Man the last few days. We are in the throws of the 4 month sleep regression. It can happen as early as 3 months and as late as 5 months. Basically his sleep is all thrown off lately. He has been fighting bedtime and naps, he’s been getting up all hours of the night to eat, and it is nearly impossible to get him to settle back down when he takes these “micro” naps. (more…)

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How to Get S#!% Done With an Infant: Tips for Managing Housework and Baby

Newb mom here again…. are you sick of me yet? Kidding…

My little Cherub is taking a nap, so I should be tackling housework right? Nope, I got it done already while Little Man was awake and I managed to keep him entertained and engaged the entire time. Whats this magic you ask? I’ll let you in on a few of my secrets…..

When Little Man was born, my mom came over and did a deep cleaning of our house while I bonded with our new baby. It was amazing and I found that having a clean/organized house actually helped my stress level and allowed me to enjoy my baby more. The problem was, how was I going to keep it clean while still bonding with my baby? During his naps? Heck no, during his naps I was getting as much sleep as I could. I eventually devised ways to get things done while he was awake. (more…)

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Why all new mommies are Zombies: tips for better sleep with an infant

Newb Mom here again.

I am tired. I’m talking zombie tired.

I bet you think I’m writing this at 2am while nursing a hungry baby huh? Nope. Its 8:00 in the morning. A perfectly reasonable hour to be awake. Was I up all night? Nope. Little man got up twice between 8pm and 6am and went right back to sleep each time. So now you are probably thinking that I am just complaining. A 4 month old sleeping 10 hours and only waking twice is amazing! I should feel rested and refreshed, ready to take on the world. (more…)

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