August 28, 2014
Did your first baby have four legs?
Many of us consider our dogs our children before we bring an infant home for the first time. Because they are so close and in tune with us, they usually know something is up even before the baby comes through the front door. Here are some tips to make the transition easier for everyone.
1. Prepare your pet months ahead of time. Life will be busy when baby arrives, and you will have less time for Fido. Start making a slow transition now to let him know you will have less attention to give. This may sound tough, but it will help him to make the transition slowly and be less likely to associate the change with your little one.
2. Start desensitizing your dog to baby smells, sounds and visual stimuli early on. Play recordings of a baby crying and use utilize dolls to allow your pet to get used to you carrying around something that size. Allow him to smell and touch the doll – use it to teach him how to be gentle.
3. Exercise and engagement is a priority. As your due date approaches, it’s likely you will get busier – therefore having less time for your pets. If you find you don’t have enough time for this, you may want to consider employing a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker in the short run. This will help to prevent any destructive behaviors that could arise.
4. Determine all sleeping arrangements. Make sure you’ve taken into consideration where your pet will be sleeping once the baby arrives. If there will be changes, make them months in advance.
5. Assess your dog’s current behavior around others. Is there reason for concern? If so, this is the time to get professional help – whether it be from books or a trainer.
6. Make an early introduction. Have someone bring home something with baby’s scent from the hospital. Make sure that your pet sniffs the item but is not allowed to play with it. You need to start setting boundaries now.
7. The big day is upon you! When you bring baby home, have mom come in first without baby to give her first love some attention. When it’s time to bring baby in, try to make it a slow, calm introduction. Let him sniff baby, but try not to make this a big deal and get excited. Keep the interaction limited to start.
8. NEVER leave ANY baby unattended with ANY pet! No matter what, your baby’s safety comes first.
Information for this Milk Nursingwear freshmilk blog was obtained from:Pet meets Baby by The American Humane Association
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August 19, 2014
Pinterest in an amazing resource for us as moms. It’s a place to gather and organize new ideas – including future purchases and unlimited possibilities.
We have compiled a list of our favorite Pinterest Pinners.…whose boards cover everything from nurseries to baby clothing styles and postpartum exercises to breastfeeding.
Helping you grow your family on a budget with maternity and baby deals, coupons, and money saving tips.
We inspire children’s design @ Project Nursery & Project Junior. When not there, find us here—pinning both personal and professional projects and loving it!
Mommy’s little helper
Parenting.com: Modern Families + Fresh Ideas.
Hi! I’m Nicole—a mom, architect, blogger and interior design junkie who loves all things pretty, especially if they’re baby-related.
The Natural Parents Network is a community of natural-minded parents and parents-to-be where you can come to be informed, empowered, and inspired.
Author, blogger, party/food/dessert stylist, and macaron fanatic. Pinning inspiration for creativity in crafting, cooking, entertaining, fashion, & beauty
Hi! I’m Stephanie. I help moms, of all ages, to heal at the deepest level, so they are transformed into healthy, happy, powerful women. www.MamaAndBabyLove.com
Celebrate every day with DIY craft projects, recipes, design for kids, and ideas for creative family living.
I’m Kelli the Freebie Finding Mom. If you love saving money, follow along and discover the latest freebies, deals, coupons, DIY ideas, money saving advice.
Fit Pregnancy is the most-trusted source of information for pregnant women and new mothers.
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Your destination for parenting, beauty, home, food, travel and entertainment brought to you by the best voices online.
Thrifty Living resources for people who like to have the nice things in life but do not want to spend an arm and a leg to get there.
You can find Milk Nursingwear’s Pinterest page here.
A sample of our boards:
August 14, 2014
The Milk Money Rewards Program was created to thank and reward you for shopping on our website at milknursingwear.com! Enjoy discounts on our fashionable nursing tops and dresses when you redeem your Milk Money reward points.
The premise is simple…
Earn Milk Money points to earn dollars off future purchases at Milk.
Earn points 2 ways:
1. You earn one Milk Money rewards point for every dollar you spend at Milk Nursingwear, excluding taxes and shipping. You start earning Milk Money rewards points on your very first purchase. Each Milk Money rewards point is worth $.05 off a future purchase. You do not earn points on purchases in which you redeem points. Also, you must be logged into your account to redeem your points.
2. You also earn 25 Milk Money rewards points for each review that you write for a product you purchased from Milk. Once your review is approved, 25 Milk Money points will be credited to your account. Please note that you must be LOGGED IN to receive the Milk Money points for writing a review.
– You can redeem your points upon checkout on our Milk Nursingwear website at milknursingwear.com, but you must be logged in and enter the number of points you would like to redeem – not the dollar value of those points.
– You do not earn Milk Money rewards points on orders in which you redeem Milk Money rewards points, and Milk Money rewards points cannot be applied to tax and shipping.
– Once you create a registered user account on milknursingwear.com you will be enrolled in the program, and you will automatically earn points on your very first purchase.
– You can check your point balance any time by logging into your account on the Milk Nursingwear website and clicking on “view Milk Money rewards points.”
– Your points NEVER expire
– If you return items that you earned Milk Money rewards points for, the points that you earned on the returned items will be deducted from your Milk Money rewards point balance.
August 7, 2014
It’s the dog days of summer — which makes Milk Nursingwear’s Smocked Sleeveless tops and dresses perfect for nursing your little one.
Our Smocked Sleeveless sundress in spring green is a comfortable option. This fashionable nursing dress has bra-friendly straps and makes it easy to nurse – just lift the smocked area to access the nursing openings. Complete this outfit with a white button down, cork wedge sandals, and this beautiful faux-leather bag that’s big enough for all of baby’s must-haves.
This Sleeveless Babydoll nursing top is our best-selling summer top. In black, this trendy nursing top is the right neutral to go with your brightly colored shorts. Add texture to your outfit with this tribal scarf and beaded clutch. Bring this up a notch with studded thong sandals and a variety of stacked, bangle bracelets.