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2 Tips to Survive Life With A Newborn + Wee Sprouts Giveaway

These last few years have been kinda hectic on the baby side of life  and I feel relieved that I’ve been able to survive this long without getting pregnant (crosses fingers) . Even though I’m not pregnant I am surrounded by pregnant women and newborn babies and each time I encounter a first-time mom I always offer up these 2 tips for surviving life with a newborn.

2 Tips to Survive Life With A Newborn

1. Be Loud

That’s the opposite of what you thought right? But I’m serious, that was probably one of the best pieces of advice I’d ever received from my neighbor in Hawaii. I’m annoyed that I didn’t receive that precious piece of advice until I had my last child but nevertheless, it was extremely helpful. Of my 3 kids, Vayda sleeps the lightest. If I cough on the other side of the house while she’s sleeping SHE WILL HEAR IT. When she was born we tiptoed around our sleeping beauty like fools and thus created a sleeping monster. She is the hardest child to get to sleep and the easiest to wake, my hope is that one day she’ll grow out of it until then it’s pretty much quiet time when she goes to bed. When I was pregnant with Zaniel and my neighbor told me to be loud while he was sleeping I immediately understood why that was important.

When she was born we tiptoed around our sleeping beauty like fools and thus created a sleeping monster. She is the hardest child to get to sleep and the easiest to wake, my hope is that one day she’ll grow out of it until then it’s pretty much quiet time when she goes to bed. When I was pregnant with Zaniel and my neighbor told me to be loud while he was sleeping I immediately understood why that was important.

When I say be “Loud” I don’t mean have a parade while the baby is sleeping but I do mean go about your daily routines don’t dial down the noise just because your baby is sleeping.

The best ways to keep a nice noise flow when baby is sleeping is to

Vacuum
Turn the TV on
Talk while the baby is sleeping

2. Swaddle

Some people are sleeping on the power of swaddling a baby. I am honestly baffled by the amount of people that don’t swaddle their baby.

I swaddled all 3 of my kids until they were too fat to swaddle, literally until the blanket would no longer wrap around them.

I take swaddling very seriously.

Baby’s love to be swaddled because it reminds them of being in the womb. When a baby is swaddled they feel comfortable and secure and they aren’t as fussy.

A swaddled baby doesn’t have to be held as often and that allows new moms the opportunity to get things done.

My personal advice is to wear the swaddle for a few hours to get your “mommy smell” all over it and then swaddle your baby.

I can guarantee that your baby will love it and you’ll get a break to get things done.

I recently got the chance to review 100% Organic Cotton Swaddles from Wee Sprout and I am in love! I wish I had these when my babies were “swaddleable” *new word alert*. I’m all about organic food  and skin care when it comes to my kids but this was my first experience with organic cotton. Initially, I felt like organic cotton couldn’t make much of a difference until I actually had the opportunity to touch and feel the swaddle.

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The cotton muslin swaddle is lightweight and durable and reduces the chances of baby overheating. Another reason this swaddle is perfect.

Organic cotton may seem like overkill but it’s not, one quick Google search on the effects of pesticides in babies will change your whole outlook on life. Google it I dare you. If you want a safe non-toxic way to swaddle your baby then enter the Wee Sprouts Organic Cotton Giveaway below or pick up  your Wee Sprout Swaddles on Amazon.

 

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