• bed sharing save money

    How Bed Sharing Can Save You Money | Sleep After Baby

    In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with innovative products that promise to simplify our lives. This is especially true in the baby industry. From the second you find out you are expecting, you begin browsing the baby stores, Amazon, and the ever euphoric, Target. You choose a baby registry and you add item after item. At this stage, it can be easy to see the amount of money you could be spending and not fret because everything is so new and beautiful, but once the baby fever fades and your bank accounts start experiencing a drought, you start looking for ways to save money. So let me…

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    How To Get Your Baby To Sleep Anywhere | Sleep After Baby

    With its lightweight features, the Dock-A-Tot can be one of the simplest baby products to take with you anywhere you go. From the bedroom to the living room to a tropical island in the Caribbean. I waited until my son was five months old to purchase the DockATot even though I had my eye on it from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I finally got it when we were struggling to get him to stay asleep for longer than two to three hours. The first night my son slept in it, he slept for FIVE uninterrupted hours and with time he began sleeping for longer periods. His…

  • The Impartial Reason For Why We Cosleep father and son in bed

    The Impartial Reason For Why We Cosleep

    As I try to articulate my thoughts on this topic, I can’t help but feel my chest tighten up. Co-sleeping has brought us comfort, warmth, and peace of mind. Three things I never thought I would be able to feel again at night. This is a topic that I am very passionate about because there are so many negative associations to it. As a first time mom, I wanted to do everything by the books and the books said I had to train my baby to sleep so that is what I did. That is also what led me to a night full of regret, a night in which my…

  • baby eczema trial and error skin

    What Does Baby Eczema Look Like

    Google the words “baby eczema” and you will find hundreds if not thousands of heart-wrenching photos. These photos, however, will only give you a glimpse into the harsh reality of parents with eczema-prone children. They do not describe to you what baby eczema really is or what it looks like. From the first day of Liam’s diagnosis, I have had multiple friends, family members, and strangers downplay the condition. I’ve had so many people doubt the gravity of his flare-ups and even more people criticize me for prioritizing staying at home with him over going out while he was going through his first flare-ups. Baby eczema looks like an isolated…

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    Eczema | Laundry Routine

    Our biggest challenge in taking care of Liam has been managing his Eczema. In a past post, I wrote about our introduction to the Atopic Dermatitis and I found that many mothers could relate. Therefore, I have decided to start a series on all things Eczema. I hope these posts bring some sort of peace and resolution to those in need of it. Baby Eczema is tough and the long journey of trial and error can be draining to both new and experienced mothers. Related : Intro to Eczema The first subject in our research of what was causing Liam’s Eczema flare-ups was the detergent we were using. Ever since…

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    Surviving Baby’s First Shots

    Vaccines are a very controversial + taboo topic. I’ve avoided the “vaccines are bad” rabbit hole because sometimes ignorance is bliss. I am aware that these shots are chock-full of toxins and that there is reason to believe that they cause autism, among other things. I, however, believe that disease prevention is of big importance and outweighs the cons of vaccinations. Related: Five Important Reasons To Vaccinate Your Child With that being said, if you choose to not vaccinate your child, I support that. I am a big believer that every parent knows what is best for their child. #youaretheparent So without further ado here are the steps I took…