sleep tips & soothing relief from st. joseph’s {giveaway}

Some days it seems like a blur and others it seems like an eternity has passed since Braylen was born. I may have forgotten some of the details in between (which is why I’m thankful to have this blog), I may have forgotten some of the sleepless nights, but I may never forget the overwhelming feeling that being a new mom brings. Don’t get me wrong, I was overjoyed, over the moon happy when I first laid eyes on her in that hospital room. I was in love, in a love like I had never felt before.



However, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I also felt clueless when it came to raising a child. How in the world could I protect this tiny little girl from everything and everyone? How would I know all the right things to do? I don’t think any parenting class in the world can prepare for you for the mix of emotions that floods you when you step outside that hospital door for the first time, with your first child.

Thankfully, those feelings subsided as I realized that a mothers instinct kicks in faster than anything else I’ve ever experienced. Soon, I was a pro (or so it seemed to me), I could change the diaper of a sleeping baby without even waking her up. I could make a bottle in the wee hours of the morning while soothing a hungry infant. I learned her cries and figured out just what she needed.

Those first few days and even weeks were tough, but they were some of the sweetest days of my life. Those first few weeks were important to me. I knew I wanted her to be on a schedule, I had read books about sleep training before she was born. Thankfully, the key to getting Braylen to sleep through the night was simple; she wanted to be swaddled. Allen and I both learned to swaddle like a pro, we would wrap her up snugly and she would sleep for hours. It was my saving grace. And soon she big enough for swaddle blankets and zip-up swaddles. Then on to sleep sacks and eventually transitioning completely away from anything that resembled a swaddle. From that day on, every friend that becomes a new mom gets a swaddling blanket and a note from me that shares our sleeping success story.

As she grew and the new mom fears subsided I also learned tips and tricks that helped to calm her when she was upset. One common problem in infants is gas, when their little tummies are upset no amount of swaddling or rocking can calm them like gas drops. I want to introduce St. Joseph Infants’ Gas Relief drops to you. They work quickly to break down gas bubbles that cause discomfort and when your infant is in pain, you want something that works as quickly as possible. Rest assured, these drops are safe to use at every feeding, and are free of any dyes, alcohol or saccharin. That’s refreshing for any new mom.

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  1. says

    Any new mom needs to be told that she is in fact doing a good job-everyone parents differently-and the laundry and dishes can wait- the house doesn’t need to be perfect- just enjoy the time you have with your newborn!
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  2. says

    You don’t have to buy every baby item ever invented. There is so much stuff out there these days that confuse new moms: really? a $60 pacifier sanitizer? It’s called soap and water. (This was honestly a top pick on my cousin’s baby registry.)
    Your baby doesn’t need every new gadget in the world – he/she just needs you! Save your hard earned money and focus on loving on your baby.

  3. lala r says

    dont worry too much. if the baby cries in the middle of the night, let him cry it out. Trust your baby that he could calm himself. You dont have to get up everytime he cries. baby will learn to sleep through the night earlier if you do this.

  4. Betty C says

    Don’t stress over your mistakes. Everyone makes them and somehow our little ones manage to turn out okay. Besides, babies pick up on mom’s stress and get more fussy.

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