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50+ Tips For New Moms- To Help You Survive Baby’s First Year

One thing I know for sure, is that new moms are constantly searching for the best tips and tricks to help them not only survive baby’s first year but THRIVE!! Let’s be honest, parenthood is quite a journey, and one that you can’t really prepare for.

Baby’s unfortunately don’t come with an owner’s manual to help you figure out every cry, squeal, or growth spurt. But, today, you’ve stumbled upon the Holy Grail of New Mom Tips that I’ve gathered from family and friends who are experienced moms, as well as from years of working with thousands of new families as a postpartum nurse.

Get comfy, pour yourself a coffee, and grab a pen and paper. You’re gonna wanna take notes, sweet mama. I hope these tips make the early days, weeks, and months with your bundle of joy easier and even more enjoyable. So, let’s get started….

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Newborn Care Tips For When You Take Your Baby Home From The Hospital

These are the creme de la creme of all new moms right here. These are all of the frequently asked questions we hear before sending families home from the hospital, and some of the main pain points that most parents face after arriving home. Let’s face it, life with a new baby is exhausting and overwhelming. Let me take some of the guess work out of it by sharing these tips with you. Click here to read more.

Tips For New Moms On How To Set Up A Basic Schedule With A Newborn

You are going to love these simple, realistic tips on how to set up a basic schedule with a newborn. Learn what a typical day with a new baby will look once you’re at home and settling in right here in this post.

Tips For How To Feed Your New Baby…That You NEED To Know

Feeding a new baby can be one of the most stressful pieces of new parenthood. Let me help you figure this piece of mommy hood out with these amazing tips I’ve gathered from helping countless moms breast and bottle feed, as well as tips and tricks from some of my favorite lactation consultants. Feeding your baby doesn’t have to be a chore. Learn to enjoy this time with your newborn with these invaluable tips, click here.

Tips For Dressing & Diapering Your Newborn

Dressing your baby can be one of the most fun activities as a new parents (until they get a little older and act like they’re a wild crocodile that you have wrestle with to get dressed and changed). As we all know, you get a boat load of clothes for your baby because they are super fun to buy, right? In this post, I share tons of tips on how to dress your baby and simple ways to change his/her diaper without making an absolute mess (cause that’s going to happen, trust me. It’s like new parent initiation.).

Tips For Baby’s First Bath At Home

Another thing that makes new parents a little nervous, is to do a baby bath at home for the first time. But, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Click here to read all of my bath time tips and tricks to make giving your baby a bath a simple and more enjoyable experience. Because, let’s be real, they smell so incredibly scrumptious after their bath you’re gonna wanna give him one all. the. time. Case closed.

How To Get Sleep With A Newborn- Tips For New Moms

Ok, let’s get to the nitty gritty…the questions that every new parent wants answered, “How do I get some sleep with a newborn?”. The honest truth is that new parents don’t sleep that much at the beginning. If you go into parenthood understanding that sleep will be a hot commodity, it might be slightly easier to deal with your own sleep recessions. But, don’t worry, in time it will get better.

Click here to read my tips to help new parents get some much needed sleep with a newborn at home. These tips involve a lot of teamwork and some simple systems to make nighttime more bearable.

9 Newborn Sleep Tips That Every Tired Mom Needs

And, while we’re speaking of sweet, sweet sleep, let’s talk about some ways to make your baby super comfortable so that he/she will sleep longer. After all, if your baby sleeps longer…so do you! Here are my newborn sleep tips that you need to read today!

For more tips on how to get your baby to sleep like a pro, check out Cara’s sleep blog and courses for new parents. She’s a NICU nurse, mom of 4, and pediatrician’s wife and offers tons of awesome advice on the topic of babies and sleep.

4 Ways To Make Memories As A New Family…Tips To Make Getting Out Of The House Easier & Faster!!

Let’s face it, getting out of the house with a new baby can feel like packing for a 4 week trek around Antarctica. There is so much stuff! In this post, I share several tips on how to get out of the house with your new baby easier and quicker so that you can begin making family memories with your sweet little one.

10 Signs & Symptoms To Watch For In Mom & Baby After Birth…& When To Call The Doctor

Sometimes you can get so caught up in taking care of baby, that you forget to take care of yourself. Here I share tips to help you rest and recover after having your baby, as well as things to be mindful of that could be complications after birth. Moms can struggle with bleeding, high blood pressure, and even postpartum blues after having a baby. Learn when to call the doctor and be concerned in this post.

And, I can’t leave out baby as well. Here are a few things to watch for in your new baby that could be concerning and a reason to call the pediatrician. These tips are invaluable to new parents, so don’t skip over them! They just might save you or your baby’s life.

Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips For New Moms

Breastfeeding can be so rewarding, but also quite challenging. I always tell my patients, “it’s the most natural way to feed your baby, but it doesn’t always come naturally”. Here are my top 10 breastfeeding tips that every new mom needs to read to help you be successful and understand this process (cause it is a process) better.

8 Tips For Formula Feeding Your Baby

If you’ve chosen to formula feed your baby or your baby needs some supplementation while learning breastfeeding, don’t worry I’ve got the best tips for you too! These tips are what make every formula feeding mom’s life easier. You’ll love them.

Tips For Choosing The Right Bottle For Your Breastfed Baby

And, speaking of supplementation, if you’re looking for a bottle that is perfect for your breastfed baby, then these tips you’ll love! Learn how to choose the best bottle for your little one and what features to look for for a more comfortable, realistic feeding. These bottles are simply the best!

I hope you enjoy these tips for new moms and that they make your new parenthood that much easier and more enjoyable. Which tips were your favorites? What did you learn today? Oh, and make sure you pin this post so you can refer back to it when you need to! Happy parenting!

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Hi, I’m Stephanie

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Fueled by equal parts cold brew and dry shampoo, I spend my days inspiring and encouraging women to find joy and rest, even in a season full of chaos and overwhelm.  Your story, your family, your journey is a beautiful one and I can’t wait to help you create memories you will treasure for years to come.  

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