There are so many companies who giveaway many free baby samples such as baby formula, diapers and baby magazines. Planning Family is a great company who give cool baby samples provided by the big brands and you get to read lots of great articles about pregnancy and baby week by week, baby name finder and they also have a Facebook page you should join.
I got a free sample from Enfamil, it’s worth around $7 and this is just one of the free samples you should get from planning family. It’s nice to try out new baby products for free, as prices are pretty high to just test new products out of your own budget. These offers are changing constantly and worth signing up for, as I received the free formula sample as promised.
Another great offer from Baby Age. They are trying to come up with great discounts for new parents I just had to upload this great deal of the day promotion here in our site. When my brother was trying to buy a stroller, which is one of the most expensive baby products to buy, he was waiting for one of those deals and found a great discount for a baby car seat for 40% off, and it saved him a lot of money, as a new parent who is struggling to survive with all the overwhelming expenses, I know you will find it useful and save big on your baby’s basic needs.
They also have a lot of sales on baby diapers and breastfeeding products for mom and baby, so visit them again for more savings.
Taking care of a baby who is tough to handle at nights is a very challenging task that easily becomes frustrating and depressing if no help is available. Infants are famous for irregular sleep patterns and this is expected of babies that are 3 months or even sometimes older, like 6 months. So while you are training your little troubled sleeper to get some uninterrupted zzz’s at night, make sure that you are also getting some shut eye that you so desperately need and so richly deserve.
Parenthood is a time when you should not feel any guilt or shame asking for, or accepting, help. Moms all over the world, in all cultures rely on their immediate families to lend them all the support they need when raising a small child, and there is no reason why you should do it alone. Do not try to be the perfect parent; there’s no such thing like that.
By taking too much responsibility, you’re only making things worse for you and eventually for your baby. If you are not rested enough, you’re low on energy, and patience – two things that no mommy can do without. Ask your spouse, partner, mother in law, sister, a colleague, friend next door or even hire help if you can afford it. Just make sure you are getting enough time to eat regular meals, taking sufficient rest and having some quiet so that you’re energized enough to continue taking care of that new life you have so lovingly created and so religiously want to have the perfect of everything, including nighttime sleep, and healthy sleeping habits.
We bet everyone in your social circle has told you how expensive it can be but first time parents tend to think along the lines, ‘How expensive can it really be? It’s just a tiny baby and how much could he need’ right?
Well, here’s the list of some absolute essentials that your baby is going to need when he’s born:
Crib – If you are buying a used crib make sure it fulfills all the safety requirements and regulations.
Changing table – A money saving option can be to buy a crib where a changing table comes attached with it. This way, you are also saving extra space.
Drawers – you are going to need storage space to keep baby’s things handy, like diaper hampers, toys, her clothes and other stuff that you need readily.
Glider – It is not essential, but it’s great to have especially if you decide to breastfeed your baby. It gives you a space to have some rest between or while feeding time.
Bedding – You are going to need thick and firm mattress and sheets for the baby’s cot.
Nightlight – To help you in the middle-of-the-night-nappy changes.
Breastfeeding – If you are breastfeeding, you’ll need nursing pads and probably a nursing pillow to help your back.
Bottle-feeding – A good sized bottle, sterilizer, formula and spare nipples.
Bathing ramp – If you are not going to bathe him in your sink.
Toiletries – buy natural ones to keep your baby’s sensitive skin protected from chemicals.
Towels – Buy some bath towels and some hand towels.
Cotton swabs – These and cotton wool comes great in handy for instant spot cleaning. Swabs are great to clear areas around ears and nose etc.
Diapers and wipes.
Onesies – Full and half-sleeved, both.
Cardigans – buy jumpers and cardigans for when it’s cold.
Playing with your 9 month old baby is beginning to become harder and rougher than you think it should be. That is because they are not more interactive as they do in the last 8 months. They can crawl faster and roll more than they have compared to the last months.
I have gathered several fun things that you can do with your 9 month old baby:
Stocking up blocks of Lego is one of the smartest things that you can give to your baby. It will help increase their creativity and tactics as to how tall the blocks they can build.
This traditional game always works for every kid of their age. It enhances their mental alertness and reasoning. This is because they will search immediately for your face when you covered it and try to look for it to other places in your room.
Hide and seek.
When your 9 month old baby is starting to crawl faster, there is a large chance to go after you when you are hiding. You are developing a bonding and fun experience for you and your baby when you do this.
When you are cooking while watching your baby, you can let him join you by allowing him to play with some dry foods that you have and a couple of plastic bowl and measuring cups. Your baby will also develop his or her sense of touch to identify different types of texture when holding those things.