I have an admission to make: Sometimes I still struggle with my son’s premature birth. Although he is three and is doing very well despite his early start, I still struggle with the fact that my pregnancy ended three months early. Day to day, it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to, and like everything, life goes on. I even had a full-term baby boy after a premature delivery, but some days I can’t help but think about what I had went through.
I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed is already filling up with posts of homes that are looking all perfect – super clean, super sleak, with the most beautiful Christmas trees you could ever dream of. Meanwhile, here I am, little old me, who just managed to take the fall decorations down (read: moved the fake cobwebs that were up for Halloween), and should give myself a high five (I guess) for having hung the kids’ paper snowflakes in the window (go me)!
A common barrier to babywearing for some parents may be the huge market of baby carriers. There are so many brands, types, price points etc., that some parents may feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin. First and foremost it is important to know that the type of baby carrier, or the brand of baby carrier is not at all important. Wearing your baby, holding her close and bonding together is the most important thing!
Shortly after bringing my twins home from the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), I, like millions of women found that mothering was a combination of instinct and research. As an avid reader, I found that once I had newborns I was so sleep deprived that I could barely keep my eyes open long enough to crack […]
Babywearing is the practice of carrying your baby in a carrier. This catchy term was coined in the 1980s by Dr. Sears. The practice of babywearing is much older, going back centuries in many cultures. There are a variety of ways to wear a baby, all with many benefits to both baby and caregiver.
Isn’t it the absolute truth that nothing in the world can prepare you for your baby’s arrival? In my case it was babies, and my 25 year old self thought it was all going to be calm and lovely, amazing and beautiful when the twins arrived – well let me tell you that it was all of those things… eventually!
I read the baby books, decorated the nursery, registered for the sound machine and baby tub. I took prenatal classes with my husband where we put diapers on teddy bears and practiced buckling the car seat. We took a hospital tour. I packed my bag. I went to prenatal yoga where I would visualize my labour and breath through the pain. I had a plan. I was ready. And I had no idea how wrong I could be.