Here are five things I wish I had known about before becoming a mum. They are things that have become an important part of my parenting journey, I freakin love the lot of them!
They are just tools and may not be for your belt, but if you are intrigued…you are right?? Just google it!
I actually knew about co-sleeping thanks to my beautiful sister in law, but I had decided that it wasn’t for me. Four years later our son sleeps in the king bed with Hubby and our daughter is in the queen bed with me.
2. Baby Wearing
Time saver, life saver, way to transport baby. There are lots of different options; slings, wraps, soft structure carriers (my favourite). Oh and I also wish I knew that Baby Bjorns though popular really aren’t very comfy or very ergonomically correct for baby (try ergo 360 for a better forward facing option).
- Five Funny Reason’s why every new mother should wear her baby (Thanks Katesurfs)
- Boba Wrap
3. Baby Led Feeding (also known as baby led weaning)
Different approach to introducing solids, love it. Would also like to add a favourite mantra to this “It is my responsibility to prepare a range of healthy options for meals, it is my child’s responsibility to decide which to eat and how much to eat.”
- How to do baby led weaning (and why you’d want to)
- What baby led feeding taught me about food refusal
4. Australian Breastfeeding Association
I wish I had found informed support around breastfeeding from day one. Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, but with the right information and support the great majority of women can breastfeed successfully for as long as they choose.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
5. Chole and Lola Breastfeeding Bra’s
Because they are pretty and comfy…and yes they have replaced my normal bra’s!