Welcome back to this weeks blog post😊 This week I am sharing what are my 14 essentials for our little lady from when she was a newborn right up to 6 months old. To be honest, a lot of stuff on this list will be used well after she is 6 months old!This is a very basic list and there is nothing too extravagant in there. I am sure some of what I have listed below is pretty obvious to many but I’m sharing it anyway! Truth be told, those first couple of months, you really don’t need too much. Once your baby is feed, warm, has a clean bum and gets lots of cuddles then they have all they need.
We are currently living through something that nobody ever imagined could happen, something that normally only happens in movies. Some people are going through an incredibly hard time with what is going on, loss of loved ones, loss of jobs and cancellations of weddings are just a few. I am not writing this blog post to make light of such a serious situation, but rather to give a bit of a distraction for those who might want it and to be honest, writing it has helped distract me! We should remember that we will come out the other side of this and have a new found appreciation for catching up with friends and hugging family! In the meantime, we are all (and if you are not you should be) practising social distancing. This means we are limited in what we can do day to day so we have to get creative and find things that we can do about the house to keep us occupied. If you are homeschooling or working from home while minding kids, well then you are sorted and probably already have enough to do! If you are in need of some ideas to help keep you occupied then read on for 12 things to do at home while social distancing.
Needless to say the first few weeks pass by in a blur of feeding, burping, nappies and baby cuddles so I thought I would share 6 tips for surviving the first two weeks with a newborn. It is really a time where day and night are the same. It’s got to be hard for little babies, been all snuggly and warm in the womb and then WHAM, there they are out in the big bad world! Its an adjustment for babies for also an adjustment for Mam and Dad too. The first couple of nights in particular can be quite hard, but just remember, they are hard for everyone!
In some way or another there are many ways that we can be a little more sustainable in our day to day lives. If we all make some small changes, this can help make a big difference. We have all heard of the easiest changes – reusable coffee cup, reusable water bottle, reusable bags and not using plastic straws. As simple as it is to make these changes, we should acknowledge that these little changes can make a difference! But we know that there are sooooo many other ways that we can do our bit for the environment. I have been a lot more conscious of my impact on the environment the last couple of years and have made lots of changes. Then while I was pregnant, I thought ok, I need to start looking into ways that I can be sustainable as a Mum and well, there are lots of ways you can be!
Pregnancy for everyone is different, which would mean everyone’s pregnancy essentials, must haves and must do’s, are a little different. Some people have severe morning sickness, some have none whatsoever (lucky you!!). Some people breeze through the whole 40 weeks and some really really struggle. I have to say I had a good pregnancy. I had, what I assume, is an average level of morning sickness for the first 16 weeks. At the time it was horrendous of course. Other than a touch of sciatica when I was 7 months pregnant and feeling tired it was really pretty good!