About the Incredible Infant Blog
~ Warning: Hugs Ahead ~
You’ve landed your pretty little fingers on the 2nd-born brain-child of Heather Gaither.
Incredible Infant was born in 2012 after I decided that my first-born website (2007), called The Essential Infant Resource for Moms was moving into spinsterhood and needed to be replaced.
You can still pay the EiR a visit, in its lonely corner of cyberspace, but like 26-year-old Disney Park Princesses, it’s been reduced to playing the role of “Old Villain” and will eventually fade into nothingness. (It’s a cruel, cruel world wide web.)
This shiny, new website, however, is guaranteed to last forever. (Or at least until the Cylons take over.)
Why Incredible Infant Exists
Because I get emails like these:
Am I turning out to be a dumb mom? or just a normal ‘new mom’? Please help or give me some insight.
At 37 I thought I would instinctively know what is right or wrong and what my little man needs from me.
I’m suffering from Post Partum Depression due to my lack of being able to help her like a “good mom” should. …I don’t know what to do (she cries constantly) and my doctor’s office is no help at all! They make me feel dumb for calling all the time with questions.
These are the emails that keep me rise-and-shining at 5am, when every bone in my night-owl body is screaming to sleep til 8am.
Since I can’t really hug these moms and dads (yes, I get dad emails too) I have to do the next best thing: use my nimble fingers on the keyboard to offer encouragements…suggestions…hope.
Parenting is by far the hardest job in the world. And it’s fifty times as hard when you feel like you’re doing it all alone.
Let me pull back the curtain, put my serious hat on, and reveal the four goals I have with every post:
- Provide factual, well-researched information about a particular topic that new parents care about, will find interesting, and isn’t found on other (boring) baby sites.
- Sprinkle every post with humor so that it’s actually FUN to read from beginning to end
- Make you feel comfortable enough to comment on posts; pointing out things I missed, adding suggestions I never thought of, and thereby adding value for other searching, suffering, parents.
- Be so entertainingly helpful that you will think, “DANG, GIRLFRIEND!” and share that post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites and giving hope to one exhausted parent at a time.
It’s a simple plan, really.
Be the baby site you always hoped to find.
Over-deliver on all your expectations.
What Really Makes This Work
You make it work.
You tell me if I screw up something. (And I fix it.)
You comment if if a post touched and encouraged you. (And I do a happy dance.)
You send me adorable pictures. (And I gush over them. Seriously. My girl’s favorite thing about this blog are your baby pictures.)
You ask me questions. (And I research the answers and even turn it into a blog post for everyone else.)
Without you, this blog is nothing but an exhausting hobby.
Thank you. Thanks for subscribing. Thanks for reading. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks for making this blog better.
If you’re interested in learning more about me, personally, as a wife and mother. I spill my guts here.
You can always drop me an email by using this form or emailing me at heather (at) incredibleinfant (dot) com.
It’s my deep *crossmyheartandhopetodie* desire that you will enjoy what you read, join my email list, and share the love around the web.
I’m not a very good blogging mother, since I do have posts that are my favorite. Here are a few:
- Hello, World. It’s Me. The Shoplifter.
- The Muppets Solve Your Breastfeeding Problems
- 62 Tricks to Get a Sleeping Baby
- 20 Ways to Become a WAHM Without Selling
- The Magic Formula for Acid Reflux
Signs That We’re On the Right Track
I’m looking forward to all the great information that you provide. The awesome part about it all is that I no longer have to go surfing online searching for anything anymore & getting all different advice not knowing what’s what. You sum it all up & I trust you a hundred. Thanks again for all your knowledgable info.. God Bless. ~ Malissa (USA)
Dear Heather, off the bat I want to say that I think you are awesome, and it really resonates in your blog. I really like what I’ve read so far – in addition to being pleasing on the eye, and creative, you are scary efficient and don’t waste a reader’s time, or bombard with facts and opinions. You and your family should continue to be blessed, thank you for inspiring me to start something I can be proud to own. Best, ~ Tami (Israel)
I love your site. I clicked on it and fell in love. Keep doing what you are doing. You are a blessing. ~ Linda (USA)
I was very impressed after reading your email. My inbox has been filled with auto-sender message and finally got some “real person” response. I’ve subscribed and am looking forward to exploring more. It’s a very informative website and I can tell you spend lots of time and efforts in it. Thank you for sharing all this. ~ Winni (USA)
Just wanted to say that I absolutely ADORE you for this website! I’ve been a mom for 9 days now and stumbled upon this website during a sleepless-growth-spurt night with my son seemingly constantly latched-on. Thank you so much for this! ~ Sophie (Australia)
So glad I found your site. It’s helpful AND entertaining. Major plus in my book. ~ Maresa (UK)
Hello Heather! I just subscribed to your website. I find it helpful and really funny, so thanks for having it. I am a new mom, my little one is one week, so I have lots and lots of Q’s. Lots of guacamole, tortillas, and tequila for you! ~ Abi (Mexico)
I found your blog tonight and am SO happy I did! I haven’t had a chance to look/read all that much, but I sure plan on it! So far I’ve read the article regarding the sleep schedule! I’ll tell ya what, I’m getting on that this week! My son will be six weeks on Saturday and although he’s a great baby, we need to get on some sort of schedule/routine! Your article is my saving grace! So glad I found you and will be a loyal reader from here on out! ~ Christine (USA)
Hi Heather. I just came across your website and I love it. I’ve joined up! ~ Mary (Ireland)
You seem pretty savvy about all this baby stuff where I am a lost mom in the swirling pool of infancy.There are so many websites that tell me different things and so far yours has been the most realistic. – Heather (USA)