When Babies Get Sick: How to Survive with your Sanity Intact!

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When Babies Get Sick: How to Survive with your Sanity Intact!

Hello everyone! Ariel here. You know, as a new parent, one of the scariest things I could imagine was having to figure out how to take care of my newborn daughter if she got sick.

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She was born in November, which is during flu season, and I was TERRIFIED. I did everything I could to avoid her getting the flu. And I was lucky, until these past couple of weeks. She got extremely sick for the first time and I got my first taste of taking care of a very ill baby.

I genuinely hope that none of you are as unlucky as my daughter and I have been, but if you are, here are the biggest tips I have learned about surviving flu season with a baby.

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Standing Up For Your Babies

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Hey y’all! Jess again! Let’s talk about consent. I’ll explain more on this with a story.

With cooler weather come the dreaded germs that all moms fear. You know what I’m talking about. This is the time when you get extra paranoid about anyone coming near your baby!

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I don’t blame you. I am the exact same. My daughter was born in December at the height of the flu season last year and I was terrified.

From the very beginning, I was adamant about everyone washing their hands and using hand sanitizer before touching my precious tiny baby.

As time has passed and my daughter has grown, I have become a little less stressed about germs (which led to her getting hand, foot, and mouth. Can you say annoying?).

I saw a meme a few days ago that reminded me of how difficult it is to parent when there are so many fears- including germs.

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My daughter is almost 11 months. Last week, there was a small but meaningful incident that once again reassured me I should always stand up for what I believe!

Let me tell you a story.
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How To Get Your Partner On Board With Cloth Diapering

How To Get Your Partner On Board With Cloth Diapering

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Hey guys! Ariel here, and this week, I want to help you get your partner on board with cloth diapering.

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On a recent post in the LilHelper Facebook Group, an alarmingly high number of parents admitted that their partners totally refuse to change any diapers since they switched to using cloth!

How To Get Your Partner On Board With Cloth Diapering

This post is a consolidated guide to helping you convert your partner to the cloth side. Don’t worry guys, I’ve got your back.

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