DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

During our stay in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I noticed that the hospital doesn't use baby wipes; instead, they stock disposable cloth wipes. The cloth wipes were somewhat gauzey; however, the fabric felt soft and didn't irritate Channing's skin. Well, I now know why hospitals don’t offer regular baby wipes…

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The Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester

No matter how many books you may read (and I read them all), nothing can truly prepare you for the fourth trimester. Each baby expert claims he knows best; while none of them actually agree with one another.  If the authors of The Happiest Baby on the Block, Babywise, Moms on Call, and Wonder Weeks hosted a child rearing debate, I’d pay big bucks to attend.  Each author falsely leads you to believe that following his specific baby formula will give you a baby that never cries, puts himself to sleep, nurses on a schedule and sleeps through the night from day one. Whatever happened to, “mother knows best?”

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How We Prepared for Channing's Arrival

How We Prepared for Channing's Arrival

A couple weeks ago I was over at my friend Jen’s house - I should mention Jen has four kids, three of whom are under age two.  While sitting on the floor in her little one's nursery, Jen attempted to teach me how to swaddle. After watching intently and practicing a couple times I had some serious concern about remembering how to perform blanket origami on my own. The Baby Essentials class description clearly stated that swaddling was one of the key components of the class, I was sold.

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