School is out and Summer has begun. The summer months include lots of outdoor time whether your at family gatherings , barbecues or just a day at the pool. When getting your little one ready to take on the outdoors a fashionable outfit is the least of your worries. Your child’s safety plays a big role when choosing an outfit. Dressing your child in too little clothing may lead to sunburn and too much clothing might lead to overheating. Below are some of my favorite items when its time for us to catch some sun.
Rub-a-dub-dub-Time for the tub! As a parent you and your baby both are experiencing things for the first time. You will soon discover the unavoidable messes ahead from food splatters to poopy diaper explosions. You will need to wash your little one in a hurry while they kick, squirm and move those slippery limbs in every position imaginable. When it comes to giving your baby a bath you can turn a nerve wracking experience into a pleasurable one.
Long before I went into labor I had decided breastfeeding was the method I would use. Although many children are formula babies, myself included I had decided that was not the route I wanted for DJ. As long as I was able to produce the milk, I would dedicate myself to strictly nursing him. After the first few days coming home all my milk had come in and I was producing more than enough. I was producing so much that I had to start pumping because I would become overly engorged. Honestly, I wish I would have stored some in the freezer. I rented a Medela Symphony breast pump from Babies R Us for about $160 for 3 months. I would pump into Medela bottles and store them in the fridge so that daddy could feed DJ for his late night feedings. Therefore i was able to sleep through the night. If only I actually was capable of catching those extra Z’s without the wailing marathon that began shortly after.