The Minimalist’s Hospital Bag Checklist

hospital bag checklist

Hey guys! Tamara here!

If you’re a new expectant parent, you might be stressing out over what to pack in your hospital bag. We all want to be prepared, but did you know that there is such a thing as over packing your hospital bag? Nobody wants to show up to the hospital while they’re in labour with a trunk full of luggage.

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That is why I have put together The Minimalist’s Hospital Bag Checklist for you. It contains all of the absolute essentials and none of the nonsense.

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8 Truths About Extended Breastfeeding

8 Truths About Extended Breastfeeding

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Hey Y’all, it’s Erin!

There’s been conversation about breastfeeding during the first year. Caitlin shared her breastfeeding journey recently, and it really got me thinking about my own breastfeeding journey.

I’ve been nursing my daughter for the last 18 months. Things look very different today compared to day 1.

Breastfeeding after the age of one is widely considered “extended breastfeeding.”

Jess recently shared all of the benefits of extended breastfeeding!

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Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding

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Hey y’all! It’s Jess again and I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart: breastfeeding.

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Let’s clear up one thing

Breastfeeding has come a long way. It isn’t just baby to breast anymore. I’m talking about anyone who feeds their baby human milk whether it be via donor milk, pumping, or nursing.

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As soon as my daughter turned 1, everyone had an opinion about getting her off the breast. My favorites were “she doesn’t get anything from your milk anymore,” “she doesn’t need it,” “she’s too old for it now.”

My daughter still breastfeeds on demand. Wakes up about 3-8 times (it varies greatly night to night) to nurse and I am comfortable with that. We have no plans of stopping anytime soon.  

Why do people always seem to have an opinion on feeding children?

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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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