Hey y’all. It’s Jess again. I am about to share a little bit of my love for languages, specifically baby sign language, with you so take a seat because it’s going to be fun!
Baby Sign Language: A fun and different way to communicate with your baby
For years, we have been told that babies that learn to communicate with a combination of speech and gesture may develop larger spoken vocabularies. While this has not been proven true, it does help!
When our babies “sign” (it’s in “ “ because often babies signing doesn’t look like what you expect it to) it is met with great enthusiasm and more often than not, parents respond with a myriad of questions such as “do you want more food?” “are you still hungry” and so on. All of this is shown to create a more secure attachment between parents and babies and to allow for more learning opportunities.
This all sounds amazing but HOW DO YOU EVEN DO IT? Don’t worry mamas and papas, I got you.
Hey Y’all, it’s Erin. I’m not sure how familiar you are with the phrase “diaper crisis.” I want to talk to you about what diaper crisis means, how families are dealing with it and how cloth diapers can help.
The Hardest Part
For me, the hardest part was the guilt.
There are so many feelings of guilt around Postpartum Depression.
Bringing a new baby into this world is supposed to be a blessed time full of happiness. So, when you feel anything but blessed and happy, guilt is often inevitable.
I didn’t deal with postpartum depression with my first, at all. With my second I only had a mild case of baby blues the first couple of weeks. So, when I was struggling with severe depression after the birth of my third baby, the guilt over feeling less joy for him ate at me.
Lil Helper Cloth Diapers in Malawi
One of the projects we are most proud of at Lil Helper is the Baby Do Good program – for every three cloth diapers that Lil Helper sells, we donate one diaper to a family in need.
We are always deeply humbled to be able to ease the burden on a family dealing with diaper need. But, every now and then we come across a great opportunity to make a huge difference. Making a difference means so much to us at Lil Helper. It reminds us that this is why we do what we do! The Baby Do Good program was recently able to work with an amazing project. We were given the opportunity to partner with Venue Church in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Venue Church members Jenny and Dan Strilzuk took 30 lbs of Lil Helper diapers to Monkey Bay in Malawi, Africa!