Tucking is Back

While the long, flowy shirts graciously agreed with our mommy bellies, the belt is back to be our friend again when tucking in our shirts. But be careful, because you want to stick with simple styles. Insider.com says: “No matter what we wear it for we should be very careful when choosing the style of the belt. As any other item of clothes belts have styles and are not versatile for the exception of classic designs.”

Buying two simple belts: a dark brown and black belt should do the trick for now and dress up any plain jane button up shirt. For that matter, a light blue button up would go great with the dark brown belt and some dark denim, skinny jeans. On a warm day, finish the look with a pair of ballerina flats. But it seems to be getting colder out, so a pair of flood boots will be comfy, warm, and will finish the sleek look.

Finally, accessorize with a scarf and jewel-studs for your ears. This will keep little grasping hands from pulling at your jewelry. A scarf is less appealing than a shiny, beady necklace.

This unified look will create the appearance of a thinner, slimmer figure.

Podee Hands Free Feeding System

This contraption consists of a regular six-ounce bottle with a plastic, small, bendable tube attached to it that leads to the free-floating nipple of the bottle. The idea is that you can prop the bottle up on say, a high chair tray, while the baby sucks on the bottle’s nipple like a pacifier, and you won’t have to sit and hold the bottle for the baby. This item should not be used while the child is unattended.

I originally purchased this item because I take my daughter to work and often have to put her down to wait on customers. I thought that if I would have this, I could strap the baby into the high chair (That is still in eye sight), prop the bottle on the high chair tray, and keep her busy while she sucks down  water, milk, juice, ecc.

This item didn’t work out for me. Every time I would put the nipple in my baby’s mouth, it would prop right out of her mouth. It’s too big and bulky for her to support it for her gums. So instead of having a hands-free bottle, you end up having a bottle that requires two hands to hold up.

Also, the plastic tubing is not long enough to really even reach from her mouth to the high chair tray. I’m sure that was meant to prevent the chances of a strangling hazard. Also, I wouldn’t put anything but water in the bottle because even though they do provide you with a cleaning brush, the tubing is very small and hard to clean so it increases the chances of growing bacteria.

Co-sleeping

Is co-sleeping a good or bad habit? Like anything else, experts have different ideas, and different ways to handle this situation.

I asked my pediatrician that same question because my first-born son would not sleep in his crib. Now keep that phrase in mind: would not sleep in his crib. He would scream and cry every time we would put him in there, so the crib actually ended up what we would use as a punishment when he would not behave. So I asked one of the doctors from our pediatrician’s office, Dr. Mary Lam from Pediatric Alliance, who said that is is perfectly normal for children to share beds with their parents. She said that for many Asian cultures, that is actually the norm. Of course, though, you deal with the downfall that you really don’t get a good night’s sleep because if you child is like mine, he’s constantly kicking, moving, tossing, turning, and right now, insists on sticking his hand down my shirt, also more and more people are finding out that the root cause of their sleep problems stem from Central Sleep Apnea once they have been properly tested.. Also, it often kicks the hubby out of the picture, causing you to no longer share bedrooms and therefore have less pillow talk.


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