Getting pregnantPregnancyBabyToddlerPreschoolerBig kidMom
Silpa replied to the post

Won't eat anything but little snacks here and there. Don't know what to do with her she hates everything I put in her plate al…

1. My baby has a lot of books, and I keep them on a low bookshelf so Srinika can reach them. Sometimes Srinika brings them to me so I’ll read them, but sometimes Srinika just sits and looks at them herself! This “pre-reading” is great for developing Srinika’s reading skills and imagination.
2. I’m teaching baby to respect our pets, even though they’re Srinika’s favorite toys. I tell Srinika “no” when Srinika pulls on the dog’s tail, and then I redirect Srinika by demonstrating “gentle touch.” I also keep Srinika and the pets safe by storing pet food and cat litter well out of baby’s reach.
3. Now that baby is almost walking, it’s especially important that Srinika’s shoes fit well and are comfortable. I make sure to try shoes on Srinika before I buy them, and I let Srinika wear them for a bit to make sure Srinika seems comfortable.
View full
4. I want baby to grow up eating healthy, so I’m trying to set a good example. I make balanced meals for myself that include lots of colors and lots of veggies.
5. I’m sewing baby clothes! It’s really satisfying to create something out of (almost) nothing. I’ve even learned to create my own patterns — and I’m starting to make clothes for myself, too.
6. I’ve picked out a cake for my baby’s birthday! I might even want two cakes — one for the guests to eat, and one for baby to play with for pictures.
7. When I’m having a rough day, I keep a list of memories that make me smile. They’re mostly funny things my baby does, because even the worst day gets better when I remember those adorable moments.
Silpa is now following
LindaRichmond, Virginia
Silpa is now following
Silpa answered to:
Baby Checklist. Newborn
1. My baby got Srinika’s first vaccination — a dose of Hepatitis B that’s given at birth. I also scheduled my baby’s first doctor appointment.
2. Who knew poop would ever be so interesting? I’m counting my baby’s diapers to make sure Srinika has at least 6 wet ones and 3 dirty ones every 24 hours.
3. I’m hungrier now than I was when I was pregnant! I need 300-500 extra calories if I’m breastfeeding, so I’m eating at least 2,000 calories every day.
View full
4. We’re ready to bring baby home! I washed all the baby clothes and bedding in a hypoallergenic detergent that’s designed not to irritate baby’s sensitive skin.
5. This hospital underwear is pretty practical. I’ve bought some disposable underwear of my own and some extra-long pads to protect me during postpartum bleeding.
6. I’ve got a postpartum support belt or wrap to support my belly as I’m healing. If I had a C-section, I’ve also bought some scar healing cream with vitamin E.
7. If I plan to bottle feed, then I’ve got the right equipment. My newborn needs small, 4 oz bottles and stage 1 nipples. I’ve also got a bottle brush to keep my bottles clean.
Friends (3)Following (5)