Breastfeeding In Public | How To Make Breastfeeding In Public Easier

Breastfeeding In Public | How To Make Breastfeeding In Public Easier

Unfortunately, breastfeeding in public debate is alive and strong because of ignorance and up-tight people who like to complain.

But no one should have to feel nervous about breastfeeding in public.

It’s the most natural thing in the world and you and your baby shouldn’t be trapped at home just because ignorant people can’t handle the idea of you feeding your baby.

Breastfeeding in public is perfectly legal and there are some simple and easy ways you can make it more comfortable for yourself and everyone else too.

Below are some tips on how to make breastfeeding in public a breeze so the people around you are more at ease with it. Even the sensitive snowflakes who complain about everything 😉

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How To Make Breastfeeding In Public Easier

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Dress comfortably and for easy access

 

Being comfortable and choosing easy access clothing can make a world of difference when you’re out in public.

You don’t need a special wardrobe but making smart choices can make it easier for you and your baby. A nursing bra, a tank, a crossover, or a button-down top are popular choices for breastfeeding Moms.

On the other hand, if you are into buying cute breastfeeding tops you can find some awesome ones right here. 

Whether you’re a pro at it or just figuring it out I want you to know that “you’ve got this” and there is no right or wrong way.

 

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Find the right spot

 

Even if you’re not the anxious type, the noise and people can make breastfeeding in public more challenging for the baby.

Whenever possible, scout out a location that is peaceful, quiet, and comfortable.  Some very considerate businesses have breastfeeding stations so always check to see if the area you’re at has one available.

Give yourself back support and plenty of room for you and your baby to do your thing. When it comes down to it, feeding your child takes priority and you can choose to make it happen wherever and whenever you need to.

Consider using a cover-up or wrap: Not all babies will adapt, and not all Moms are a fan.

But if you’re concerned about being exposed when out in public a cover-up might be for you.

These cover-ups can help with the anxiousness you feel but also shield the baby from a crowd. Cover-ups offer babies
a private place for feeding no matter where you happen to be sitting.

Do what works for you and your baby and let go of what everyone else thinks.

 

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Remember the turn to Minimize exposure

 

Latching and unlatching is the moment when skin is more likely to show, and if you’re uncomfortable with that remember to turn.

A slight turn opposite of the crowd or towards the wall can give you and baby a bit more privacy. Position yourself in a way that makes you feel
most comfortable.

Turning away for a moment will help you get through any nervousness you’re experiencing.

Prepare yourself for the staring and please don’t let it bother you! 

 

The law is on your side. You have every right to feed your baby but some people are still really ignorant.

People will sometimes stare and some will occasionally, depending on where you’re at and what area of the country or world you’re in, go as far as making rude comments.

No one has the right to tell you how, where or when to feed your child though.

It’s a shame that this is the way things are. The breast is sexualized and you can find them pictured strategically in ads everywhere.

Yet when you feed your child this is somehow offensive. Of course, this is not the case in many areas of the world. For some reason, America is really ass-backwards about this but the snowflakes love to complain and this gives them a reason to do so.

But with all that being said, don’t be afraid to breastfeed your child when and where you need to. Don’t worry about the ignorant. Ignore them and do what you gotta do.

Being prepared with a response ahead of time ensures that it doesn’t become a stressful moment for your baby at the worst time.

You are being a great Mom, taking care of your baby and there is nothing wrong with breastfeeding; don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise.

 

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Accessorize

 

For some, breastfeeding in public is difficult. It’s something they’d prefer to do in private and for that, it can be challenging.

BUT there are a lot of helpful products out there to ease the burden and make breastfeeding easier, more comfortable.

For instance, you can use a breastfeeding necklace to distract your baby. They’re pretty and they will help keep your babe calm and focused while she eats.

Using these tips will make breastfeeding in public a lot easier. Most importantly just do what you have to do and don’t worry too much about it.

Hopefully, the world will grow wiser and realize breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world. It’s just so bizarre that people even have a problem with it.

Good luck to you mama!

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15 Lovely Fall Crafts For The Kiddos

15 Lovely Fall Crafts For The Kiddos

Fall is the best time of year and one way to get in the autumn spirit is to do fun Fall Crafts with your kiddos. When the temperature drops and you have to stay in these activities will keep them busy and happy. It’s all good fun!

***If you missed my First Fall Crafts Post that I created this year you can check it out right here.

15 More Fall Crafts For Kids

Paper Bag Crafts

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The Pinterested Parent does it again with these amazingly fun Paper bag crafts. Find out how to create these here..

 

Create Leaf Turkeys

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Make these silly turkeys with Crafty Morning. 

 

How About Making Hedgehogs WIth Leaves??

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Here’s another one straight from the Crafty Morning Blog. This little guy is so cute and fun to make!

 

Puffy Paint Candy Apples!

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These Look so Good it makes me want Candy Apples. Find out how to make them at I Heart Arts And Crafts. 

 

Popsicle Stick Apple Cores With Glitter

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I’ve got lots of apple crafts here today. Find out how to make this one at Glued To My Crafts.

 

Another Sweet Hedgehog With Glue

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This is an easy one even toddlers can do! Take a look at  Glued To My Crafts.

 

Fall Tree Math Craft

Fall Crafts For Kids

Here’s Something Fun And Easy from Coffee Cups And Crayons.

 

A Felt and Fiber Hedgehog

Fall Crafts For Kids

 

This is most definitely my favorite hedgehog on the list over at Artsy Craftsy Mom. 

 

Tissue Paper Plate Apples

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This is another cute and simple apple craft from Jinxy Kids.

 

A Nifty Handprint Tree

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This Will make a nice Thanksgiving decoration for the kids to show off over the Holiday. See At Best Ideas For Kids.

 

Painted Jack o Lantern Rocks

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These are so cute! Make them with Adventures in a box. 

 

Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting!

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This is an interesting way to use salt. Find out how to make it at Natural Beach Living.

 

Stuffed Paper Apples

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These are really rustic and fun looking. Buggy and Buddy will show you how.

 

Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft

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Fireflies and Mudpies want to show you how to make these. Check them out here. 

 

Hanging Toilet Paper Roll Bat

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Here’s something to do with those old toilet paper rolls. See it at Crafty Morning.

 

That’s it! May Your Fall Be Colorful and fun!!

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12 Tree Themed Art Projects For Fall

12 Tree Themed Art Projects For Fall

Fall is near and you know what that means?

We will get to enjoy the show that nature puts on for us at this time of year.

We will delight in the sights of autumn trees proudly displaying their lovely colors!

I hope to interest my kids in getting crafty with me on the days we are indoors due to weather with these 14 awesome Tree-Themed Art and Craft Projects this year!

Check them out in the links below and enjoy the season with your kiddos too!

 12Tree Themed Art Projects For Fall

Sticky Apple Trees
Autumn Tree Art
Fall Tree Sticker Art
Fall Tree Sculptures
Simple Fall Tree Craft
Fall Apple Tree Craft
Fall Tree Art with a Dish Brush
Hand Print Apple Trees
Kids Hand Print Apple Trees
Cardboard Tube Trees
Autumn Button Branch

Which of these Tree Art and Craft Projects for Kids do you think you would like to try first? I think the Sticky Apple Tree would bring hours of enjoyment.

After the kids are in bed, I might even be tempted to create one myself because it feels good to be crafty and expressive, especially this time of year.

6 Best Baby Registries Of 2021

6 Best Baby Registries Of 2021

A baby registry is a relatively recent innovation that allows expectant parents to form a list of baby items they need to get while awaiting the arrival of their baby.

These are similar to Wedding registries so your family and friends can help you get what you need for babe.

They’re really fun and exciting to create and there are so many things to add to your registry that you’ll need.

There are so many registries online today but when you sign up you’re stuck with shopping on their site.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing if you think the site will be able to meet all your baby registry needs.

But there are a couple of baby registries that let you put items from ANY website online into one registry. Those are the funniest in our opinion. You can add anything even from AMAZING sites like Etsy. 

Below is a list of amazing Baby Registries that will get you everything you’ve ever dreamed of for your babe and more.

We’ll start with the two registries that allow you to shop from anywhere on the web!

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6 Best Baby Registries Of 2021

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The title for best baby registry goes to My Registry.com 

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This is seriously our favorite baby registry. It is very versatile and has cool features. Like the fact that you can add anything to this registry from any store in the world, even ones that don’t have an online site.

First, you add the browser extension to your computer. You can find the extension right here for Chrome. 

Then when you’re on a site just go to the extension and add it right into your registry.

If you’re in a store you’ll need the Myregistry.com app on your phone. If you find something you have to have for your baby you just need to scan the barcode with the app and there you have it! It’s added in to your baby’s registry.

You can also ask for cash gifts within the registry if you’d rather have money to purchase your own things.

You can and totally should register here to get in on all the cool perks this registry has to offer. Or you can simply click on the picture below.

 

Amazon

Some people just wanna use Amazon to buy everything. I mean who can blame them when you can find literally anything they’v ever needed and wanted in one place AND get it super quickly.

Having an Amazon.com baby registry is really convenient and easy for friends and family.

But the coolest thing about an Amazon Baby registry is that you can also add anything from any online shop to your baby list.

You just create the registry and then add people to your list by sending them a link.

You can get everything you need from big to small items and you can add things from places like Crate And Barrel Kids too. Add anything you can imagine from anywhere then email a link to whomever.

It’s so simple! You can sign up for Amazon Baby Registry right here or by clicking on the picture below.

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Buy Buy Baby

 

Buy Buy Baby is a baby superstore with great prices. If you’re having twins this is a great choice because you can save big.

They also currently have same-day shipping on items over $39 so that means if someone buys you something on your registry you should get that very same day.

They have great furniture at great prices too, it’s really cute stuff.

You can sign up for the Buy Buy Baby registry right here. 

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Crate And Barrel Kids

 

With a huge selection of unique baby items, Crate & Barrel’s Crate & Kids is another awesome choice for trending nursery décor and furniture.

Although there aren’t many Crate & Barrels across the country, their website is easy to use and a real joy to shop with.

If you like really trendy stuff and free expert design services ( yep they have that ), then Crate & Barrel ( Crate & Kids ) is the right registry for you. You can sign up right here. 

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Target

 

With more than 1,800 stores in the U.S. and free shipping for online orders over $35, Target is a popular option for your friends and families to shop for baby gifts online and in-store.

From cribs and car seats to clothes and diapers, Target features a huge selection of affordable baby products that you and your baby will love.

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With a Target baby registry, you’ll also have the option for others to do group buys.

This is great for larger, more expensive products like Cribs. Each person can chip in a certain amount towards the item making it easier for you to get the things you really need the most.

After you’ve registered you can stop by guest services at the store to pick up a lovely bag that’s got $120 worth of coupons, samples, and other goodies. So much fun!

A couple of months before your baby arrives you’ll receive a 15% off coupon for any items on your registry that have not yet been purchased.

Target really tries to take care of you and for that, they are awarded third place on our baby registry list of best registries.

You can sign up for Target Baby Registry right here.

 

Pottery Barn Kids

 

 With great quality furniture and nursery decor, Pottery Barn Kids is your best bet for a chic nursery for your little one. They have super cute stuff that you’ll have to have.

You can also personalize the stuff you buy which is a huge plus if you like to do that and if you complete your registry you get a completion discount for 8 months after.

That means everything else you decide you need later will be at a discounted price.

You can sign up for the Pottery Barn Kids Baby Registry right here. 

 

Now Let’s Answer All Your Baby Registry Questions so you’ll fully understand what it is and the process of creating one.

FAQ: Baby Registry 101

 

What Is a Baby Registry?

 

A baby registry is a list of baby items that you would like to receive in preparation for your little one.

Your baby registry helps friends and family select baby things that you really need.

As the registry owner, you add items to your baby registry—from big-ticket purchases like strollers, car seats, and high chairs to everyday baby gear like onesies, bottles, and thermometers.

As the items on your baby registry are purchased they will automatically track what has been bought and what you still need.

Many registries offer things like free welcome bags, free shipping, and big discounts so it’s definitely worth it to set you one up.

How does the baby registry work?

 

As we said above you simply set up your list and then family and friends can access the list and purchase items off of it for you.

The store will keep up with the items that have been purchased and the things that you still need in order to complete the list.

 

When Should I Create a Baby Registry?

You can create your registry as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. Or you can wait, it’s totally up to you.

But the sooner you do it the more likely you’ll be to receive all that’s on your list so start early!

 

Should I Create a Registry for My Second Baby?

Yes of course! You will need many new items for your second baby. You’ll need things like a double stroller as well and new baby clothes, because babies ruin their things so you may not have a lot of stuff left from your first babe.

What Should I Put on a Baby Registry?

 

You’ll need so many things for your new baby. The list is long. Check out this post on what you’ll need for both you and your baby.

But in short, you’ll need bathing, bedding, clothing, feeding, nursery gear, travel, and playtime gear.

If this is your first baby, you will likely have a number of bigger items on your registry as well like a stroller, car seat, baby bouncer, swing, baby lounger, and so on.

You also want to include everyday items like baby bottles, burp cloths, pacifiers, and so on.

 

Which Baby Registry is the best?

 

Well, all the ones we’ve listed are really great choices. But for the sake of convenience and getting anything you want and imagine we prefer Myregistry.com because you can pick any item from any store in the world including brick and mortar shops.

Amazon comes in a hard second because of its convenience and simplicity.

 

In The End….

 

All the registries above are fantastic options for any new mama and her first baby, or second (or third ) to create an amazing baby registry.

We personally love the ones where you can add anything from and store online or off. For that reason, Myregistry.com is the clear winner with Amazon coming up in a close second place.

Good luck to you mama!

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag For Childbirth

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag For Childbirth

Packing all the right things in your hospital bag for childbirth is important. You don’t want to get caught without any of your necessities because you want to be as comfortable as possible, believe me.

You’ll want to have your comforts and needs met in a timely manner and having the right things on hand helps keep it simple.

Below is a list of all the most important things you and your babe will need.

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag For Childbirth

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Just The Basics:

Your ID, Insurance Card, and paperwork.

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For you:

Bring your phone, a long phone charger, a camera, and batteries. Bring something to read, and a tablet to watch movies on.

Bring a newborn book to read and maybe a novel. Music too if you want to listen to something soothing or help fill the time.

Bring your pillow from home because the ones at the hospital really suck,  a Maternity robe and gown or two, slippers, and socks.

You can get a hospital checklist that’s printable by entering your email below if that will make things easier for you!

For Baby:

Bring outfits, Carter’s has the CUTEST stuff! Receiving blankets ( By Carter’s as well ) socks, and an installed car seat, and a quilt or wrap around if it’s colder. Here’s a Cute quilt from Burt Bee’s, one of our favorite brands.

Bring Diapers if you prefer something better than what the hospital will offer ( you will ).

For Breastfeeding:

Bring nursing bras, breastfeeding pillows ( check out these! ), nipple pads, and nipple ointment.

 

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Extras You May Need:

Toiletries, some soft towels from home, snacks, and a photo of siblings so they know you’re thinking about them during this transitional time.

What you won’t need:

Diaper ointment, a breast pump, or valuables.

In the end…

These are the most important things you’ll need to pack in your hospital bag and if you want to go a step further you could get this pre-packed hospital bag and this travel toiletries bag. These make things VERY convenient and easy.

If you want a printable hospital bag list go back up to the top of this article and enter your information to receive it via email.

Good Luck Mama!!

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