Baby Growing Up? 4 Steps to Take When Your Child Starts Teething

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

It’s never comfortable watching your baby go through the teething process and feel extremely uncomfortable. While it’s a normal part of every baby’s development, it’s still hard to see them endure so much pain. There are a few things to remember when it’s time you’re dealing with a baby who’s in the middle of teething.
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New Mommy? 3 Strategies To A Smooth Transition Back To Work

Becoming a mom changes your world, but it may not change your need or desire to return to work when your maternity leave is up. Without some planning, your first day back to work could be the first time you and your new baby are apart, which can be difficult for both of you. Thankfully, there are ways to make the transition easier for you both.
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Era Organics Baby Products are Safe and Gentle

A lot of moms are seeking non-toxic, chemical free skincare products for their baby. Look no further, mama. Era Organics offers an organic baby product line that is safe and gentle for your babies. 

Era Organics makes baby products that are USDA Organic and they treat everything from rashes, to stretch marks and they have products for breast feeding moms. 

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Top Baby Shower Games

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Baby Showers can be so much fun! It’s a great time to fellowship with family and friends to celebrate the soon coming baby! If you are the lucky one who gets to plan the shower, here are a few games you can include:

  • Sing It, Baby!
  • Measuring up Mommy
  • Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
  • Don’t Say Baby
  • Baby Truth or Dare
  • The Seventh Gift
  • Dig out the Pins

These baby shower games are some of the most common played. They are a great way to break the ice and let the guests get to know each other.

Here is the run-down on how to play each game:

In Sing It, Baby!, the guests form a circle. They can sit or stand. Then, each guest must sing a line or two from a song that has the word “baby” in it. When the first player has finished, the next person seated on her right has ten seconds to sing another “baby” song. “Baby” songs cannot be repeated, thus, participants who repeat a song or cannot think of a “baby” song get booted out of the game. The last person singing in this shower game wins a prize!

Measuring Up Mommy gives the guests the freedom to measure mommy’s size. Have a couple of toilet paper rolls ready and ask each guest to estimate the size of mommy’s girth by cutting the toilet paper to their guess size. Then each one wraps the toilet paper that they cut around the new mommy’s stomach. The closest length that fits around the mommy’s stomach wins a prize!

Remember how you looked when you were a baby? This game takes you down memory lane as you need to dig up your old baby pictures. Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid! requires you to request all the guests coming to bring the cutest baby picture of themselves to the shower. Upon their arrival, secure each baby picture and assign a number per picture. During the game, lay out all of the baby pictures and give each guest paper and a pen. Ask them to identify as many baby pictures as they can. The guest with the most number correct is the winner.

Don’t Say Baby is precisely that! Don’t say “baby” during the entire length of the baby shower. The object is to keep the diaper pin that was given to you upon your arrival. If you say “baby” it will be taken away from you. The person with the most number of diaper pins collected at the end of the baby shower wins a prize.

Play Baby Truth or Dare by writing down baby trivia, some correct and others purposely written incorrectly. During the game, ask if the baby facts are either true or false. Those who guess correctly win a prize, while those who don’t will be dared to perform in front of everyone else.

We all know that the single lady who catches the bride’s wedding bouquet is said to become the next bride. The Seventh Gift is not so much a game, but more of a fable that says that the giver of the seventh gift that is unwrapped will be the next expecting mother. Avoid “planting” the seventh gift.

Last but not the least, Dig Out the Pins is the game that tests the agility of the guests as they fish out diaper pins from a large bowl filled with uncooked rice. Players have two minutes to fish out as many diaper pins as possible. The guest with the most number of pins at the end of the game brings home the prize.

Zipadee-Zip Swaddling Jumper

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I WISH these unique swaddling jumpers were around when my children were babies!! I used to wrap them in a swaddling blanket and carry them around the house.  They loved the secure cozy feeling, so I can only imagine how much they would have enjoyed these.

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Every mother has asked the question – What do I do when my little one out grows their swaddle? Watch this short video clip to find out!

It gets even better! The Zipadee Zip is multifunctional. Check out these other great uses for this product:

  • Sleep – Aids swaddle transition and teaches self-soothing skills!
  • Travel – Encourages sleep and settling on long car or plane rides!
  • Dr. Office Visits – Eliminates tedious clothing changes!
  • Grocery Visits and Plane Rides – Provides a GERM FREE environment!
  • Breastfeeding – Prevents a baby from scratching themselves and Momma!
  • Stroller walks or walks/rides in a sling or baby carrier – can be worn while buckled or strapped in!
  • MORE SLEEP! – Aids transition to crib off of a swing, or rock and play sleeper and helps sick little ones get rest when they wouldn’t otherwise!

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Use code: SLEEP at checkout.