Baby Led Weaning

baby led weaning

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Hey y’all! Jess here!

Last week Ariel wrote an AMAZING article about traditional weaning for your babies. I’m going to share something a little different- baby led weaning.

Before I begin, I will reiterate what Ariel stated. Every baby is different, and every family is different. I urge you to take all the information but also do your own research and consult your pediatrician to find what will be the best fit for your family.  

What does it even mean?

If you’ve never heard of baby led weaning before, you are probably thinking what in the heck is that? Don’t worry! I’ve got your back! Read More

Guide to Introducing Solids

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Hey everyone! Ariel here.Guide to Introducing Solids

If you’re like me, you were (or currently are) totally overwhelmed at the idea of introducing solid foods your sweet little baby. Guide to Introducing Solids

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The sad reality is that our sweet little humans will grow up and they will need to start eating solid foods in order to get all of the nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy, even if your mama heart is so NOT ready for it. But where the heck do you even begin?!Guide to Introducing Solids

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Baby Sign Language: A fun and different way to communicate with your baby

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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

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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.

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This all sounds amazing but HOW DO YOU EVEN DO IT? Don’t worry mamas and papas, I got you.

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The Dangers of Mom Googling (and having a close relationship with Dr. Google)

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Hey y’all! Jess here to share all my embarrassing stories with you!

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We have all been there. As many of you, I started seeing Dr. Google when I got pregnant. Turns out, people forget to tell you about lots of things that will happen.

Let me tell you all about my relationship with Dr. Google while pregnant.

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