After a lot of thought I have decided to start a mommy blog!
So, here I go. I hope people will read this, I think blogging is a great way to connect with other people who are going through the same life experiences as you are. Let me introduce myself, I am a mamma to a 9 month old daugther; she is the sunshine of my life.
I wanted to share with other mammas out there certain things that I have learned in the 9 months since I became a mother, in the hopes that you can do some things a little quicker than I did; or have a reference that I didn’t have. I know that there are many mommy blogs out there, in fact if you are reading this and you write your own mommy blog; tell us about it and feel free to tell me what you think of my approach. I would love for this to be a place where other mommies, or mommies-to-be get advice about all the issues they are faced with, or will be faced with.
Since this is my first post, it’s going to be a bit long; I think I’d like to keep future posts a bit shorter.
Here are few tips , I think these will be good for mommies-to-be, to give you an early start, or even for some mommies with very young babies; I think I was clued in to the below when my daughter was already 4 months old. I strongly urge all the mommies who haven’t to register the following:
Once you register with theses sites you will start receiving a lot of helpful information along with valuable money saving coupons. For example, Pampers is currently running a program called Gifts to Grow, where you enter codes from Pampers products you have purchased in order to obtain points to get gifts. (I wish I knew this from the time my baby was born, I didn’t enroll until she was maybe 5 months old; I missed out on a whole lot of points, as she went through at least 5, if not more, value boxes of diapers.)
Gerber online http://www.gerber.com/ : this is a great one because they not only send you money saving coupons, but they also send you booklets that give you age appropriate tips for feeding, playing with, and taking care of your little one. I found that these booklets came in very handy when my daughter started eating solid foods.
Enfamil online http://www.enfamil.com/ : they provide coupons for formula, and free canisters of formula (if you are going to formula feed, however I suggest that you have some formula on hand even if you plan to breastfeed; because for me breastfeeding was a challenge in the beginning and I was lucky to have formula on hand for my daughter for the first few days. Many mommies supplement breastfeeding with formula. Just a thought.)
It’s also probably never to early to start thinking about solid foods, I never did until right at the time when I started to introduce solids. For that you should register with Beechnut http://www.beechnut.com/ and Earth’s Best http://www.earthsbest.com/ you will get money saving coupons from both. Aside from registering with Earth’s Best online, it is a good idea to call them (800) 434-4246 and ask for a coupon packet; they will send you this by mail; it is full of coupons for many of their products. Beechnut actually sends you helpful milestone newsletters by email as well (you must subscribe to their newsletter; these newsletters also contain coupons). The money you save with these coupons is a great help, because you will go through a lot of baby food! You may of course decide to make your own food for baby. I wanted to do this, but only do it on ocassion; it’s not as easy as I thought it would be. I will share my thoughts on good places both on and offline to get developmentally appropriate solid food making tips.
I think this is all for my first post. I hope some of this has been helpful to some mommy out there, I realize that a lot of you may already have all of this information, and I thank you for reading this anyway. Please leave your comments, that way I know someone is reading this!
More to come…