Everything Mama Needs!?! When I was pregnant I wanted to know all of the best things for our baby. Tips, tricks, what worked and what didn’t. Caring for a child was easy for me, my experience and educational background had that covered. Products and emotional stuff, those were the challenge!
Years later, I realize we all go through that. We want to know everything mom needs, might need and all the secret tips we can find! So, here it is. Probably not starting out as a definite answer to every question as to what exactly it is, but I know with our fabulous community it will grow into just that with time!
That’s the first step. Everywhere you can, register! Go to our Baby Registry Gift Guide for a list of registries and their advantages. Due to regional issue there are, of course, no local registries. You’ll find all of my favorite baby things as well as some DIY and crafts!
A Beginning List of Everything Mama Needs!
To be honest, the beginning list is really that Registry Gift Guide Above. Nothing on that list paid to be there, they had to earn it with fantastic products, I have repeatedly proven in my life and on this blog that I will lie for no one, including a sponsor’s money! Still, that list is what I needed, wanted and loved having. As far as physical items, that’s where to go for everything Mama needs.
We’ve all heard the jokes and comments about why don’t children come with manuals? Well, as it turns out there sort of are manuals out there. Of course, there are the What to Expect series, and I love that most pre-natal doctors give those out these days! Those are super educational and definitely a great resource but this next one is one every woman should have!
You Got This Mama is a new book by Liz Swenson that has all that stuff that we really need to know, full of tips and tricks that are rarely printed. Typically, this stuff we learn from other mothers along the way, too often after we could have really used it! This book is crammed full of mom-to-mom advice, illustrated quotes to amuse and get us through, funny info-graphics and, of course, those tips and tricks I was talking about. This is absolutely my new go-to book, both for my own use and to give as baby shower gifts!
Soon, it will also be added to the baby registry. At the moment though, I’m a little overwhelmed with life and my evil to do list!
Baby First Aid Training
For obvious reasons, this one is important. However, it is also important so that Mom can keep her sanity. Too often we freak out when we don’t need to. Having the training will ease those freak out moments because we’ll know just what to do. I’ve had the experience of a new mom that was too afraid to start feeding solids, not because of concern as to whether or not baby was ready, but instead due to the fact that she was terrified baby would choke. Having that training would help to ease that fear and any similar fears. Knowledge is always power!
Great Mom Secret…. Ready????
This one is one we all learn, but I’ll give it to you hopefully early! It is absolutely, 100% okay to ask for help! Even if it’s just so you can take a nap, go for a cup of coffee or take a shower. There is nothing wrong with that. We all need help sometimes and that’s absolutely acceptable! It does not make you a bad mom or any other negative thing that pops in one’s head! I highly recommend checking out the post 5 Reasons Bad Thoughts & Mistakes Don’t Make You a Bad Mom.
If you, or a mommy you know, is experiencing sadness, depression or harmful thoughts, please contact a doctor. Post-partum depression doesn’t always start immediately and is normal. That doesn’t mean don’t get help, it means don’t feel bad about getting help! You’ll be glad you did, things will get better.