The Smile Spot
unruly, I use a nice,
When they're finished,
I climb out."
~ Erma Bombeck
Incredible Infant is currently on “pause” for new blog posts. (That’s the bad news.)
You’re going to get some pretty sweet freebies and bribes for sticking around. (That’s the very GOOD news.)
Why the coming re-launch of Incredible Infant?
Because she needed a makeover. (I’m a female! it’s what we “do”.)
She needed a new look. (You’re actually looking at the results of her cosmetic surgery right now…hope you like it!)
It needed fresh new research and fun topics.
It needed some jaw-dropping get-excited workbooks, interviews, and other items of awesomeness to really spread my mission: that the first few years can be as invigorating as they are exhausting. That tired parents can sometimes be the best parents.
That YOU, oh reading friend, can rock this whole baby world.
So this is what I’ve been up to:
Downer of the Day: the American Skin Cancer Foundation says that a single sunburn can double a baby’s chances of getting skin cancer later in life.
I’m not a fan of those odds.
Know what else I’m not a fan of?
Peeling dead nasty layers of skin off your husband’s back?
That’s why God gave me older kids.
Breastfeeding is something we mothers look forward to during pregnancy.
We want to experience that feeling.
The feeling of looking down and seeing our little rooting newborn nestling in, getting nourished from our body.
It’s one of the amazing things about being a woman.
So when those plans go awry, and nursing doesn’t just “take off and fly” like we were expecting it to, it’s one of the most bitter disappointments we can bear.
It feels like failure. Miserable failure.
A how-to guide on switching baby formula for all those could-care-less bad parents out there! Why should good parents get all the advice?
Here’s everything you need to know to make your baby uncomfortable, unsatisfied, and down-right unhappy!
It’s the 6-month panic.
When you realize that your baby should start moving towards eating semi-solid foods, but you have no idea which foods to start him on.
His tummy is tricky. There are some things that teeny tiny gut is ready for.
Like pureed sweet potatoes.
Should I breastfeed my baby?
It’s such a tricky little question.
The politically correct answer is so simple:
Yes. Breast is best.
But life is rarely that simple.
Breastfeeding is more than just you, your baby, and a boobie. It’s a lifestyle. It’s an art.
It may come easily to you and your infant. Or it may take a lot of adjusting and endurance.
It’s important that you go into a commitment to breastfeed with your eyes wide open, knowing what it’s going to take to meet your breastfeeding goals.
~ Erma Bombeck
There are some tell-tale signs that your breast feeding latch is headed in the right direction. Signs that go beyond the “Agony Test”. Here’s what they are.