I’ve written a LOT about raising babies on my blog. My third baby is now 9 months old, and I have to admit that sometimes I don’t take my own advice. Yes, my baby was born with a birth plan, eats mostly homemade baby food, and sleeps through the night, but with each of my three children, I’ve done things a little differently. It just goes to show there is no one right way to parent and sometimes others’ advice does not work for you. I’m excited to recap my TOP 5 baby advice posts with you, but please keep that in mind as you read some of these articles. These are just ideas to help you navigate the tricky parts of raising a baby; hopefully some work for you!
This comprehensive guide to starting solids with your baby is a result of my endless research. If you’re wondering what age to start feeding solids, how much food to feed, what foods you can safely make at home, how to store homemade baby food, or anything else about baby food, this post is for you!
Getting baby to sleep through the night (8+ hours straight) is the ultimate holy grail of parenting. This post includes 6 strategies for getting your baby to sleep longer at night, but it works best the earlier you start. It can get much harder to sleep train baby after they are 6 months old.
My newest baby, Theo. All three of my children slept through the night around 2.5 months old.
I love this post, it reminds me of the piece I did on the most important lesson in parenting. It’s an opinionated piece on what I think your husband or partner’s role should be in caring for a newborn. It’s a great article to share with new parents in your life!
Another topic I did endless amounts of research, my post on vaccinating your children. Uninformed and misinformed parents are at large these days, making decisions for their children that truly impact public health and safety. Read this post with citations and facts to help you make decisions about immunizations for your children.
As one of my most popular posts of all time, it is evident parents have loved my advice for what to include in a birth plan. Some suggestions may include information you have never heard before, so definitely give it a read. Do not be afraid to make an informed decision that goes against what the “norm” is for giving birth.
That whole first year of babyhood can be a rollercoaster trying to navigate the new experiences, big decisions, and growing milestones of your child. I know, I am experiencing it for the third time right now with Theo. Let me know what you think is one of the most important subjects when it comes to raising a baby; I would love to know what you think. I’m sure to be writing some more baby advice posts in the future.
These three babies have given me a lot to talk about!
Thanks for reading!