A RIVETING ARTICLE ABOUT…DISPOSABLE DIAPERS…
First of all, don’t be fooled, this is not riveting at all and I am not paid to endorse any products. I’m only here as a new parent to write about my personal experiences with some popular baby essentials. This is stuff we use everyday and it can be daunting when you don’t know which to buy or try. Remember, every baby is completely different, so I encourage you to read up on and try everything you are interested in and follow your baby’s cues and your own gut!
“I’m George. I’m a little serious sometimes. And this is Linda, my very good lion friend.”
Baby George is now 9 weeks old and we have tried two different disposable diapers, Pampers Swaddlers and The Honest Company, both in size Newborn and size 1. We found pros and cons for each that I’d like to share with new parents unsure of what to stock up on. In general, if you change your newborn before each feeding, you will use 10 to 12 diapers a day until they feed more efficiently and then you’ll use about 8-10 diapers day. Every teacher, friend and nurse told us not to bother stocking up on size NB because most babies would be in a size 1 in no time. They were very, very wrong, so keep in mind that babies are FREAKING SMALL and you will use at least one bag of newborn diapers before growing out of them. George wore NB until 3 weeks and only then did he grow out of them in length before width. That’s 210 newborn diapers before we switched to size 1! Continue reading
The interesting (er…annoying) thing about nursing a newborn is that you only have a few hours at a time to do anything while they are not eating, and most of that time is spent pumping for the future, changing their diaper or entertaining them. As a maker and a doer, this has been pretty tough for me, so I started trolling Pinterest for all those quick little projects I’ve always wanted to try out to make me feel like I’m accomplishing something. Without further ado, I bring you three DIY projects that you can actually finish while nursing a new baby! Continue reading
All tucked away and ready for June!
Jeff and I decided to jump on the frozen meal train for our first month (or two) with the baby. It’s incredibly easy to get any type of food delivered in New York City at all hours of the day, but the cost and calories are ridiculous when added up. I decided instead of depending on the famously convenient city, I would plan a little over a month of food and snacks for us so we have minimal grocery shopping each week when the baby comes. Unfortunately, our first month will be smack dab in the middle of farmer’s market season, so not only will we miss a bit of that deliciousness in exchange for quality time with the tiny, but I also had to plan food that was summery without needing the seasonal veggies ahead of time. It was quite the task!
This is the master list of everything we can choose from….who needs take out?!
I started by doing some research on Pinterest and creating a board with frozen food ideas. The site Once A Month Mom also helped A LOT. Since those recipes are broken down each year by month, I was able to narrow my choices down to May through July which ensured that I would be picking food appropriate for the season. I wrote down all my ideas, separated them into breakfast, lunch or dinner and then narrowed them down by my favorites.
Yes…I TAPED everything in despite the fact that I am perfectly capable of using the computer!
When it came to typing up the recipes, I first established what portion of the meal could be made ahead and frozen and what portion would be better fresh. I typed the prep recipes separately from the “on the day” recipes which also included the grocery list for the fresh stuff.
The prep recipe is on the left and the recipe for Jeff to follow while I’m sleeping…;-)…is on the right!
I imagine each week we’ll decide which meals and snacks we want to have, and Jeff can just jot down the grocery list from each recipe onto a master list and hit the store on Sunday! I’m really excited to have all of our food planned for June so we can focus on being new parents. Now I just need to precook and freeze everything before I go into labor… 😉