Haven’t had a chance to pick up a teether? Looking to bypass plastic, silicone or rubber teethers and go a more natural route? Try cold celery. Kid tested, Median Mommy approved.
This may be a no-brainer for some of you, but I loved this idea when I came across it (and likely wouldn’t have thought of it with mommy-brain):
I layer my crib sheets with protective pads so that I need only strip off the top layer and pad if/when the sheet gets soiled. When D first started sleeping longer at night, this was a lifesaver, as he would often wake because his diaper had leaked. I could whisk him out of the crib, do a quick diaper and sleeper change, and strip the top sheet and pad off; all done without completely waking from my semi-conscious state. This is also a great space saver if your linen storage is limited. I currently have three crib sheets layered on ‘in case of emergencies’.
When out running errands do not a.) lose track of time, b.) lose track of diaper changes, and c.) forget to stash a size appropriate spare outfit in your diaper bag. Consider this a warning, as Declan had to wear this little gem out of a restaurant today:
Yup. This would be my 7 1/2 month old wearing a 3-6 month romper.
#badmommy #motheroftheyear #futurefashionicon
In an attempt to share my natural parenting experiences, and to network with other moms with similar mindsets, I’ve started The Median Mommy. It’s an incredible adjustment going from career woman to stay-at-home mom, and some days I just need to feel creative and exercise my brain (apart from troubleshooting baby conundrums and the like). I could go on about my lack of adult interaction and this blog being a sounding board, but the truth is that I get together with other moms regularly and am not starved for adult conversation. I actually have a more active social life now than in my pre-mommy days. I’m an average mom, fumbling my way through motherhood, with a desire to share what I’ve learned and continue to learn. I plan to discuss some of my parenting dos, and probably a lot of don’ts, which will likely align with the parenting philosophies I’m developing as I go. The thing to remember is that there are no wrongs or rights, just differences. Just because I advocate, say, babywearing, doesn’t mean that I believe that anyone who doesn’t wear his/her baby is awful. This blog is about what works (and, alternately, what doesn’t work) for me. Take what you want, leave what you don’t, and try to be as non-judgemental and open-minded as possible. Come back often, link to me, and feel free to give me a shout-out 😉