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Importance & Benefits of Swaddling Your Baby

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Importance & Benefits of Swaddling Your Baby

Mothers have been swaddling their babies for a thousand years, conceivably starting in Central Asia in 4000 BC and spreading through nomadic trading to Eurasia. Unfortunately, swaddling your baby may seem like somewhat a fine art. Wrap this, fold that. It can feel befuddling, particularly when you're up for a 2 a.m. feeding. However, once you learn and rehearse the art of wrapping up your child, it will assist you with getting that much-needed rest.   What Is Swaddling?   Swaddling is wrapping a blanket or a muslin cloth safely around an infant's body. It can help relieve babies, have...

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Take the Picture - Pregnancy Announcement Photos

Take the Picture - Pregnancy Announcement Photos

So many couples these days are opting to document one of their biggest life milestones with photo shoots. I love this idea and especially during the times we’re living in – hello global pandemic – it’s such an awesome way to share with your friends and family but still make the moment really special.  Schedule your local photographer or utilizes your phone and some basic photo editing software.  There is no right or wrong here, just take the pictures. If you are planning to do them yourselves, being outdoors in the early evening will be the best option to avoid...

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To That New Mom Who Doesn't Feel Like Herself Anymore

To That New Mom Who Doesn't Feel Like Herself Anymore

  Oh, those sweet snuggles from a new babe.  Those first days are so, so good.   You're beyond excited that the life you have been preparing for and carrying for the past 9 months has finally made their appearance and you want to soak it all in.  But it also comes with exhaustion, sleep deprivation and very little self care - because let's face it, you're newborn needs constant attention and you're eager to not let them down. My youngest is fast approaching 4 years old but I can still vividly remember the whirlwind of those first few months.  My corporate...

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Setting Yourself up For Breastfeeding Success

Setting Yourself up For Breastfeeding Success

  Before I go into this topic I'd like to say that I know without a doubt - fed is best.  I don't judge the mom who uses formula and I don't put that nursing mom on a pedestal.  I have two daughters.  One was exclusively formula fed.  The other was given solely breast milk.  Both of my girls are thriving. Lets not beat around the bush here.  The number one thing you can do to set yourself up to successfully nurse your new baby is to know that every breastfeeding experience is different.  You can read all the books,...

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Why We Choose Bamboo - The Luxe Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly Material

Why We Choose Bamboo - The Luxe Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly Material

Bamboo is truly a superior material, especially for textiles.  When I first started this business, ensuring that the products we used were safe for babies was priority number one, but I didn't want to sacrifice quality.  After doing significant amounts of research and fabric checks I found exactly what I was looking for... Enter bamboo. It’s natural, eco-friendly & sustainable – bamboo grows SO quickly and it doesn’t require the use of pesticides.  Fabric made from bamboo is lightweight & breathable – literally, so lightweight and buttery soft.  Superior for comfort. It’s antibacterial – bamboo plants are naturally antibacterial but this also carried...

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