We all know that it is so much better to breastfeed your baby instead of giving them formula. Sometimes things happen and that is just not an option. I had every intention of breastfeeding my baby her first year but I was unable to due to lack of production. I didn’t plan on budgeting for formula so I had to learn how to save on formula as quickly as I could. I was disappointed and felt like I wasn’t doing the best for her but I got over that real quick. Even though I had to give her formula, I am still a good mom and I am giving her the food and nutrients that she needs to grow.
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As a mom, I want my daughter to learn as much as she can so she can be prepared once she starts preschool. I came up with this list of the top 10 educational TV shows for toddlers that are very easy to find. Most of these you can watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime anytime you want. No, I do not sit my child in front of the TV all day, but she does watch a couple TV shows as well as playing outside, with her toys, and having storytime. I feel that it is OK for kids to watch TV especially if they are learning something from it.
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For some babies, a trip in the car can be a relaxing experience and can help soothe them. For others, being in the car can lead to screaming and crying in the backseat. This isn’t good for baby or the person driving. It can be very stressful; I know first hand how tense and anxious a crying baby can make you when you are driving. I have a few tips for babies who hate their car seats. Some of these worked great for my baby and I hope they do for yours as well.
I know that a lot of people have to deal with infertility issues. It can be a time filled with disappointment and worry. I know several close friends of mine have had to deal with this issue. Some of them were able to get pregnant while others were not. But the good news is that all of them have beautiful children who they love very much, either from giving birth or from adoption.
I have been extremely blessed to have given birth to my daughter. I know how lucky I am from watching others struggle with infertility. I did have my worries about infertility issues myself, though. When I was in my early 20’s, I had to have a procedure to remove some cells from my cervix. I was doing some research on the procedure and I saw that it could cause infertility problems in women. I asked my doctor about this and she said that it was possible that it may make it more difficult for me to become pregnant. If I didn’t have the procedure then the cells could turn cancerous. At the time, the fertility issues didn’t worry me as much as the threat of cancer! I was young and wasn’t even thinking about having a baby anytime soon.
When I first learned that I was expecting, I felt happy, scared, excited, overwhelmed, and lost. I think every new mom feels this way. I felt comfortable enough with my doctors to ask any and all questions about pregnancy and what I should be doing for myself and my baby. But I still had questions when I got home or things would come up and I wanted answers right then and there. I found the best resource for expecting moms when I came across the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.