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Baby Registry Checklist

Congratulations! You’re pregnant. Hopefully you’ve made it out of the first trimester with your dignity intact, and you’re starting to feel better.

So, your registry. Do you need one? Well, most people do. Loved ones and friends are going to buy you stuff, whether you have a shower or not. So it’s best to have a list for them to buy from, instead of having them go rouge (this is also my advice re: wedding registries).

Keep reading to find out what you do and don’t need on your registry. We’ve also compiled all this information into a spreadsheet, so head over there to see our advice in all its tabulated glory. This post will summarize the essential items, but the spreadsheet has the whole kit and caboodle. Please feel free to download the spreadsheet and make it your own!

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Baby clothes blog post

Children’s Apparel Retailer Run-Down

The world of children’s clothes is vast and fun. But like most things in new parenthood, it is overwhelming.  I created this list as I realized it might be fun to have this stuff in one handy list, maybe something you show your loved ones who like getting your kiddo clothes, inspiration for the next time your little needs new shoes, etc.  When it comes to sizing, Keep Reading

Books About Difficult Topics

Here’s a list I sincerely hope you never have to use. We would all love to insulate our children from life’s tragedies, but unfortunately, we can’t always. If tough stuff hits your family, reading about it can help kids process. It also gives you an important intro into discussing things that can be hard to bring up.

The books are geared towards kids ages 2-5. Thanks again to Cara Aloisio, LCSW for compiling this list! Keep Reading

Pride T-Shirts from Etsy For Kids!

It’s Gay Pride Month! Whether you just want to show solidarity, are a member of the LGBTQ community, plan on marching or just want family to know you’re an ally, there’s a cute shirt to help you on Etsy! Target has some good stuff too, which Cool Mom Picks just posted about, but since I am currently obsessed with Etsy for kid clothes, I scoured the site a bit for options (man there are some stinkers out there).   Take a look at our faves below!

Monster and The Moose

kids pride tshirt

JamJamsJam – T-Shirt

toddler gay pride

JamJamsJam – Playsuit

kids pride onesie

AssistTheResistance

LGBTQ Love Onesie

JosephandSue

Pride Love is Love Kids shirt

Support independent creators while simultaneously showing solidarity!

Books About Transitions

Transitions! They happen all the time. One of the best ways to prepare kids for transitions to is read books about the situation, before it happens. Below is a list of books for specific types of transitions. They are geared towards kids ages 2-5. Thanks to Cara Aloisio, LCSW for compiling this list! Keep Reading

Introducing Solids

Obligatory disclaimer: WE ARE NOT DOCTORS! Check with your pediatrician before changing any aspect of your child’s diet.

On this week’s episode, we reminisce about starting solids. Below we’ve compiled our thoughts and other resources on the subject. Keep Reading

#ILikeThis: Nursing Apparel

Ah, nursing apparel, the sexiest of clothing and undergarments. My husband could barely keep his hands off of me!  Said no one, ever. While nursing apparel ain’t the hottest of clothing, your “regular” shirts’ collars will thank you.  Like anything related to early infancy, there are a ton of options and things can get overwhelming pretty quickly.  Let’s chat about our recommendations! Keep Reading

Milkies milk saver

#ILikeThis: Milkies Milk Saver

When I was nursing, I never had the greatest supply and on top of that my son was a terrible weight gainer (ahem, not like his mama). For a couple of months after he was born, I would nurse him, put him down and pop on the pump immediately after to get anything left for additional bottle feeding in between nursing.  Needless to say, as someone who chose to exclusively breastfeed, every drop of my milk was precious. Anyone who’s breastfed or pumped in any capacity will surely understand, if nothing else because you want to make this uncomfortable, time consuming, occasionally painful activity of someone or something squeezing stuff out of you worthwhile. Keep Reading

#ILikeThis: Velcro Swaddles

This series is dedicated to things that have made or are making life as a mom easier and more enjoyable. Have something you couldn’t survive motherhood without? Tweet us @heymamapodcast with #ilikethis!

Oh, swaddles. How we love thee. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to use the beautiful muslin swaddles from brands like Aden & Anais or Modern Burlap. I am a sucker for lovely prints and soft texture.  For the uninitiated, these are basically lightweight blankets that you fold around your baby like a little burrito. Why swaddle, you ask? Well, a few reasons. Keep Reading

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