Cheap Cribs are Easy to Find

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If you notice, almost all baby furniture are expensive especially baby cribs but if you are a good bargain hunter, I’m sure finding cheap cribs and baby furniture would be an easy task. Cheap baby cribs are mostly second hand cribs, but finding brand new cribs that are cheap is not impossible. Buying from factory outlets and discount stores can provide you with the best cribs possible. You just need to be updated with the latest promotions that manufacturers and department stores offer.

Online shopping for cribs with affordable rates can be done by using online coupons offered from different coupon websites or from the manufacturer’s website itself. Usually they have separate section for coupons and items that are on sale. Not only you would be able to find baby cribs that are on sale but you can also check on other baby stuff that is necessary for your baby. Also, manufacturer’s promote their products to different websites and as a way for people to know their product manufacturer’s hold a giveaway sponsorship to some websites particularly blogs written by moms.

Cheap cribs are mostly found in thrift shops and yard sale. If you are a frugal mommy, I’m sure you know where to find yard sale and thrift shops in your area. If you are lucky enough, you would be able to find sturdy, durable, and elegant baby cribs for very low price. Most cribs you will find in yard sales are still very usable, in fact those crib were just used for short time. When you purchase from used items, especially for baby furniture, it would be best to check all the parts before deciding to buy. Sometimes there are loose screws and missing parts that could post potential danger when used by your baby.

If there are some important parts missing, make sure that you or your husband replaces that part. Tighten every screw and wheels attached so that danger can be avoided because furniture like cribs when used frequently or unused for quite a long time can lose its sturdiness and durability.

Why Cloth Diapers are better than Disposable Ones?

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According to latest trends, it seems like clothes diapers are making a comeback (or have they already?). Though they belong to a different era originally, here are some great facts that make clothes diapers a viable choice for modern mommies too:

  • Clothes diapers now come with snaps or even with Velcro tapes becoming as effective against leaks as any good disposable diaper.
  • Made with breathable fibers, they do not require any soaking and are easy laundered.
  • There are no chemical substances used for making clothes diapers absorbent, so there, all your worries about baby’s tushy being damaged by toxins, out of the window.
  • Clothes diapers are reusable and unlike buying diapers, you won’t have to spend money over and over again. Laundry wash does not cost that much, and an estimate tells us that with clothes diapers you can reduce your diapers and wipes cost almost to half!
  • Laundering clothes diaper is easy. Just shake off the waste to the bin and when your diaper pail is full, empty it in the washer. Then it’s a rinse-wash-rinse cycle, and you are done. Do not use bleach. You can, obviously, use any other wash cycle more suited to your needs, but make sure to keep the laundry costs minimum so you can really save money.
  • Clothes diapers are also environment friendly. They do not have any chemicals, toxins or other materials that can be harmful to baby’s skin causing rash, and are not deposited madly into landfills adding to environmental havoc.

Some Sleep Tips for New Moms

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The one thing that new moms, universally, miss the most is sleep. And yes, this comes as no surprise to the parenting community worldwide, so is there some time-tested techniques to help new moms sleep better, longer and with no interruption? Apparently not. So let’s showcase some simple tips for new moms to help them catch up on their z’s.

The very first tip, and it is quite simple really, is to sleep when the baby sleeps. Avoid reading it ‘whenever’. You won’t be able to get frequent naps like her, because there’s also laundry to do and a million other things that need you attention, but tuning your sleep schedule to hers would help you be less dizzy during the day.

If your baby is on formula, alternate the nighttime feedings between you and your partner. You can do it with breast milk too. Express the breast milk when you go to sleep and ask your partner to warm it up when the baby wakes up for her feed. You can also splurge $10 on a babysitter every once a week to take care of the baby while you sleep for a few extra hours. Baby’s grandparents and your friends can also help you out in this.

Ask your mom or a friend to watch the baby every day for a couple of hours while you hire someone else to do the dishes or the laundry while you get some much needed sleep. One major reasons of postpartum depression is the sheer exhaustion resulting from sleep deprivation, so make sure you are getting enough sleep to take better care of your baby.

It is so tempting just to throw yourself on the bed and instantly fall asleep, but sometimes when you are too tired, sleep doesn’t come that easily. So have a bath, give yourself a head massage or simply put some ear plugs in or get a white noise machine going to get yourself in the sleep mode.

It is vitally important to keep your physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing in check so you can be in a good shape to care for the baby – and sleeping better is a key for that.

How Do You Get a Newborn to Sleep?

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During the first few weeks, do not expect your baby to be great company. She is probably going to sleep

for 18 hours out of the 24. But those hours will be not be divided into more than a stretch of maximum

3-4. Babies do not fall into very deep sleep and it’ll be some time before you can expect them to sleep

for the whole night.

However, there are steps that you can take to instill good sleeping habits in her. Following are a few

suggestions that you can incorporate into your baby’s nighttime sleep routine.

• Give her a good massage and a bath early in the evening. Olive oil is probably the best massage

oil you can use for your baby, as in addition to soothing, it also strengthens the muscles.

• Babies cannot stay awake for more than two hours at a time so make sure you put him down to

sleep in that timeframe to avoid her fussiness. Because once she is overtired, she won’t doze off

easily.

• Your baby will be giving you signs as to when she is ready to sleep. Learn to detect those

signs. They may include rubbing her eyes, staring blankly into space, yawning and stretching,

becoming quiet and losing interest in her surroundings, and also flicking his ears with her hands.

All these are telltale signs that she is sleepy.

• Make sure she is comfortably warm when you put her to sleep, but do not burden her with

layers. She needs room to breathe. Just cover her with a light fabric sheet if weather allows for

it.

• Swaddle her every time you put her to bed, whether nighttime sleep or daytime naps.

Swaddling will make her feel secure and protected, and help her fall asleep quickly and easily.

• Switch off the lights when it’s nighttime. This way, she’ll learn it’s a nighttime signal and will be

unconsciously ready to fall asleep. Use a night light if necessary.

• When she’s six to eight weeks old, start letting her fall asleep on her own, without you holding

or rocking her. It is a great sleep habit which will serve you immensely when she’s a toddler.