A Healthy Little Note: Issue #6
Hope you've had a great couple of weeks with your little one, and I've got five new tips for you to make the next couple weeks even better!
Read on to discover a nifty chart to guide your baby’s feedings, a perfect way to say bye to your breast pump, how to handle discipline mistakes, and some super cute gifts any new mom (or you) will love.
Here we go…
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1. EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FEEDING YOUR LITTLE ONE
When it comes to feeding your little one, everybody's got questions.
Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding, every parent wants to know how long, how often, how much, and is your baby getting enough?
So many changes that happen in the first 6 months of life that it can be really confusing, so I've put together something to help you prepare and understand what's going on.
Check out my guide to feeding to understand how feeding will evolve in the first weeks and months and learn how to ensure your little one thrives!
Want to discuss your child's specific situation?
Go here to schedule a FREE 15-minute call with me and we can chat about it!
Or, just reply to this email with any questions you have and I'll be happy to answer.
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2. GOODNIGHT BREAST PUMP
You didn't think you wanted to read a poem about saying bye to your breast pump, but it turns out you do.
This Goodbye Pumping poem is a fun read and brought back my own memories of "the machine", and the blessings and curses it brought with it. All those darn little parts to clean and it sucked the life out of me (no pun intended), but it also allowed me to give my littles what I like to call "liquid gold.”
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3. WANT YOUR KIDS TO LISTEN TO YOU? TALK TO THEIR RIGHT EAR
Have you heard of the right-ear advantage? Children actually process information better in their right ear because information reaches the language-processing side of the brain faster through that ear.
This Wall Street Journal article explains how it works.
But don't forget to pause and give your children a moment to take an action or answer you after you ask them a question. They may be repeating the request in their head before it registers with their body what action to take.
Kids process things much more slowly than we do.
(By the way, parents don’t have a right-ear advantage - we grow out of it.)
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4. FIVE PARENTING DISCIPLINE MISTAKES WE ALL MAKE
These five common discipline mistakes ring true for me - especially the getting mad, inconsistency, and empty threats part.
This Fatherly article won't magically make you stop making these mistakes (we're only human), but it's a good reminder to be more careful about our knee-jerk reactions when our littles test us.
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5. A HEALTHY LITTLE RECOMMENDATION: SUPER CUTE GIFTS FROM THE LITTLE MARKET
Know someone expecting and want to get them something super cute and different? These are some pretty adorable little gifts from The Little Market… or for you and your little one!
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That wraps up this issue!
Hope you enjoyed it and I'd LOVE if you shared it with your friends on social media or spread the word on the local Mommy gossip circuit - thanks!
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