Mercedes, an active mom in our Cloudmom community (thanks, Mercedes!) is expecting baby #2 and has asked what we recommend to those mommies who are pregnant with number 2. Preparing for Second Baby Mercedes, when you’re having a second baby, I think you need to bring in all the help and support you can, especially [...]
Even though newborns sleep more than they are awake, many of us have wondered “how much sleep does my baby need?” While of course each baby is different, there are some general guidelines for baby sleep that have helped me gauge the whole thing. Check out these guidelines for newborns to 6-month-olds, what you can [...]
Before you know it, your baby is becoming a toddler, but you probably still have questions about her sleep schedule! A major shift in baby’s sleep pattern is the transition from 2 naps to 1 nap, which happens around 15-months-old to 18-months-old, give or take. Watch this video for tips on how to make this [...]
Naps are a wonderful thing — for babies and for mamas! If you’re anything like me you always have a long list of things to do while the little one is sleeping. But getting your baby on a good nap schedule can be tough, especially when her sleep pattern is always changing in the first [...]
Babies and sleep — such a huge topic for exhausted parents! As your baby gets older you might wonder how much sleep she needs and when she will start sleeping through the night. In this video I talk about general sleep guidelines for your 6-month-old to 1-year-old baby: 6-Month-Old Baby: Sleeps 14-15 hours/day including 2 [...]
Today’s vlog wraps up our series this week on postpartum with something that hit me hard in the first few weeks after giving birth as it does many women: the baby blues. What about you? Did you experience “the baby blues?” Comment below or Tweet me @CloudMom. I’d also love any questions you have about [...]
Let’s talk about sex…after childbirth. To be frank, it isn’t all that sexy! Here’s my take on the whole thing. We’re not talking Fifty Shades of Grey here, people, but there were some things that helped! To the brave ones, please let me know below and tell me how all of this went for you… Postpartum 101: Handling [...]
Let’s be honest: going to the bathroom after you’ve given birth is no picnic! Check out what you might experience and steps you can take to deal with it. Did anyone warn you about this when you gave birth? What’s your advice? Comment below, and don’t miss tomorrow’s Vlog where we’ll be talking about sex [...]
When you’re storing breast milk, you always want to start with clean hands! Wash yours in hot soapy dishwashing liquid and then dry with a clean kitchen cloth or bath-towel so that you don’t have paper towel residue on your hands. With my hands clean, I try to take the freshly pumped breastmilk and pour [...]
Once you have a baby, your diaper bag is like the Holy Grail! I go way beyond diapers and wipes to explain everything you need to bring when you’re heading out with your baby. Happy traveling!
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