• This Is When Breastfeeding Isn't Best

    8 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I never really considered formula feeding my babies. It just never occurred to me. I bought into the idea that breastfeeding was best even before I was pregnant. When I had my first son, my milk came in as expected, and my baby latched like a dream from minute one. He happily breastfed exclusively until six months, then continued until 15 months. He weaned himself by slowly dropping one feeding at a time. One night, he just didn't ask, I didn't offer, and that was that. Our peaceful, easy journey came to an undramatic end.
    My second child was a horse of a different color. He tried, but he...
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  • These Are The Best Registry Ideas For Your Baby Sprinkle

    These Are The Best Registry Ideas For Your Baby Sprinkle

    9 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    A baby “sprinkle” is like a baby shower, but for moms who've already had their first baby. Second baby gifts are usually more practical than extravagant, and the gatherings are more casual ⏤ the kind where moms can show up in their yoga pants without judgment. Hence the term “sprinkle,” as opposed to a full, formal “shower.”
    Experienced moms have a better understanding of which baby items are really necessary. They would prefer to have baby clothes that their kid can grow into, rather than clothes that the baby will only fit in once. These are the moms who have long given up on wipe...
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