Advice and Hacks for new moms

Hello, all 🙂 welcome back to another mommy tip Monday today I am going to discuss a few moms hacks and advice I’ve learned along the way and some which have been passed down to me. 

  1. Pack your extra set of clothes in a plastic Ziplock bag- I keep my sons extra set of clothes in a large Ziplock bag in case he has an emergency I could put the dirty clothes in the Ziplocks bag without having to worry about carrying an extra bag for it. 
  1. Place fresh diaper underneath the baby before changing the baby’s diaper- I have noticed a lot of moms do diaper changes differently and it wasn’t until a friend of mine did it in front of me did I tell her how quick the clean-up would be. I have always changed diapers this way since before having my son and it’s saved me from dirtying anything and changing my baby on different surfaces without using a changing pad at times. While a changing pad is always recommended, I sometimes can’t get to it. 
  1. Wash or drench poop stained clothes immediately- In order to prevent poop stains, you need to wash them immediately with cold water, you could also use stain remover let it sit then wash immediately. I also like to use a little bit of white vinegar I have found it helps with smell and stains. 
  1. Roll onesie up over baby’s arms during diaper change- If you find that your baby sticks their hand into the dirty area simply rolling their onesie over their arms will prevent them from doing so. Also helps prevent them from getting dirty. * I just recently heard this hack. Hopefully, it helps you. *
  1. Have a portable diaper station- This hack I have used from time to time. I typically keep a diaper station when I am in the living room or downstairs away from the baby’s nursery room. This keeps me from having to rush upstairs when I have to change baby. I also store things like hand sanitizer, wipes, diapers, changing pad and even a set of clothes for just in case. This is practical and you don’t even really need a changing table if you don’t have space for it. 
  1. Avoid using your changing pad cover during blowouts- This will prevent you from contaminating your changing pad cover also, it’s easier to disinfect since changing pads are plastic material nothing seeps in and all you do is spray and wipe without a worry. 
  1. Live in the now- Stop worrying about the to-do list, laundry loads that need to be done. Enjoy your baby now live in the moment and create memories. I used to struggle with this for a few months and now I am perfectly fine sitting on the floor and hanging out with my baby.
  1. Stick to an early bedtime routine- Not only is sleep important for your baby and you. This will allow you to have time to relax and rest for the next day.
  1. Trust your instincts- Whenever you feel something is wrong with your baby to go with your instinct. Never hesitate to take them to the doctors for a check-up or whatever your gut says. 
  1. Let your partner take over- This is going to be one of the most important things to do as a new mom. Not only is it healthy for your baby to bond with their father. In my case in allowing my son bond with his dad during the evenings, he gives him his last bottle of the night while I shower and relax which is greatly appreciated. I also have a few hours in the day when they both play together while I cook dinner, clean up and do things without having to worry about the baby. 

 

This concludes this mommy hacks blog post. As always I thank you all for stopping by.  If you have any mommy hacks and advice for new moms please leave them down below in the comments section. I am always looking for new ideas, suggestions, advice from other moms.

Until next time, have a great day!

 

Mari @rewrittenperfectly

Fall 2019 Bucket list with my toddler

Hello, all 🙂 welcome back to another blog today I am sharing our Fall 2019 Bucket List. It’s officially FALL 🙂 sweater weather, chillier nights filled with football and soccer. This fall my son and I will be tackling our bucket list one by one and capturing the moments and sharing it right on this blog. Stay tuned 🙂 hopefully, you and your little one can join as well.  Below is our bucket list :).

  1. Nature walks around our neighborhood- Allow my son to see the changes in our outside leaves changing its colors and also the chilly weather.
  2. Go pumpkin picking
  3. Give the pumpkin a bath- (Saw this on a toddler website and thought it was a pretty cool experience to try.)
  4. Paint a Pumpkin
  5. Make a Halloween card for family and friends
  6. Make a Thanksgiving family card
  7. Play hide and seek with glow sticks- We’ve played with glow-sticks before and am looking forward to doing so this fall weather.
  8. Visit a  local farm
  9. Visit the zoo
  10. Collect the leaves we collect in our outdoors walk
  11. Paint leaves using the leaves we collect from outside
  12. Visit a fire station- Call the fire department prior to going and take pictures of the experience.
  13. Go on a walk in the rain
  14. Visit the library
  15. Have a Halloween cookie decoration party 
  16. Stay in our Pajamas all day and watch movie
  17. Fall Fingerprint tree
  18. Build a fort
  19. Apple picking
  20. Apple art
  21. Visiting 2 more museums
  22. Do a few crafts for Halloween and Thanksgiving
  23. Try hot chocolate for the first time (for baby)
  24. Have a playdate

This is our bucket list as of now we may add more things to do as we go. Thank you for stopping by today we hope you enjoy the fall weather whether you have a baby or not life is about creating memories.

Until next time, have a great day and happy Fall!

Mari @rewrittenperfectly