Saturday, March 21, 2009

My New Mom Guide

Being a first-time mom is not easy. Newborn babies do not come with instruction manuals and they certainly come with so many questions. Should you breastfeed? How do you change diapers? When should he get his shots? Is he getting enough sleep? Which car seat should I get? As soon as you find the answer to one question, another two would come up. Fortunately, there are many resources available to us. The more difficult part is finding which one we can trust. I have come across a wonderful site, Tiny Tot Lot. It is a one-stop-shop for new (and older) moms, dads and the whole family. We all want the best for our babies. After all, they are precious little beings who are entirely dependent on us. It is essential, therefore, to keep up with the latest information regarding baby health. There are immunizations, nutrition and safety guidelines to keep track of. Tiny Tot Lot provides numerous articles on those subjects. They are thorough and easy to understand. So if you're looking for guidance as to what to feed your baby, how much and how often, you know where to find the best and latest information. They are written by trusted authorities in their particular field of expertise. You'll be the first to know if there are new developments in this topic. We can all use a bit of advice now and then. It would be nice to know where we can turn to for help and support.

As soon as your baby is born, you will most likely be sleeping less. That is why the baby nursery should be as comfortable as possible for you and your baby. You will most likely be spending most of your day in it. You may want to know which accessories are necessary and which ones you can do without. One of the most important nursery component is the baby bedding. How do you choose the best and safest bedding for your baby? We've all heard of the dreaded Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. How do we prevent that from happening to us? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends putting your baby on his back to sleep. It is advisable to put your baby on a firm mattress to sleep, never on a pillow, waterbed, sheepskin, couch, chair, or other soft surface. To prevent rebreathing, do not put blankets, comforters, stuffed toys, or pillows near the baby. Thus, you have to be very vigilant in ensuring your baby is sleeping on the safest bedding available. Tiny Tot Lot has the information you need to be able to pick the one that would be suitable to your needs.

There are a hundred other issues that concern moms. Some are serious, such as baby health and safety, while others less so, such as the color of the crib. But they are all valid. Now, we know where to go to for help.