DIY Baby Bottom Wash

I know, I know. I have been MIA for over a week. I don’t have an excuse. Actually, that isn’t true. I have three excuses (four if you count the dog) AND I have started a summer course to upgrade for University. I have been busy, busy, busy!

Excuses aside, I am back to share a DIY recipe with you today. We cloth diaper (80% of the time) and use cloth wipes most of the time. I used to use straight up water but after purchasing the Honest Company bum wash I became spoiled. Water just can’t cut through the poop like a diaper spray can and I looove the smell. It is like aromatherapy every time I change a diaper. 

Surviving Sleep Deprivation with a Newborn

Sleep is hard to come by when you bring home a new baby. Even if you are bottle feeding your baby will be awake every few hours for 6-8 weeks. There is no way around this, in fact if your baby is not waking to eat you will want to set an alarm until they have beefed up a little bit (consult your doctor of course).

Sleep is essential to life and without it you are literally impaired. Before I get into my personal top tips I will share what everyone shares: sleep when the baby sleeps. I hate that advice even though it is 100% accurate because I always feel like I have too much to do. It is a cliché for a reason though.

Four baby items I love for the first four weeks.

After three kids our wants and needs have changed dramatically. In round one with our first daughter we wanted everything (and new of course– no hand me downs) but it wasn’t until the second daughter that we realized our needs. Even then we had too much and didn’t use what we had effectively.

Babies don’t really require as much as you think, especially in the first few weeks. A safe place to sleep and a food source is all you really need but all the extras sure are nice! This is a list of four things that I could probably live without but don’t want to.