Everything You Wanted to know about cleaning hardwood floors but were afraid to ask

Have you ever run into the problem of keeping you hardwood floors clean with little’s thrown into the mix? If you have hardwood floors then you are fully aware of the amount of time it takes to keep them clean. Within in my house there is a great deal of traffic and I try my best to prevent shoes in the house. Of course we are getting there but everything is a stepping stone I suppose. It almost makes you want to join the carpet gang for widely obvious reasons. Adding more wok to your workload is what you would be doing. I find that it is always more easier for us to take the easy route without having spend loads of cash when cleaning our homes. Sometimes cheap is not always the best solution. Trust me we are all on the same page here, but maybe mixing things up a bit will add variety. Just keep it in your pockets when it comes to going over board and buying products that you see when you are overcrowded in the walmart aisle by brand names. So here is something fun I am a clean freak of all things mom and I am okay with sharing. (no biggie we are all human). So I am always looking for easier more efficiant way to clean my home and as of recently I have had my head up against the wall when it came to getting my hardwood floors clean. After much trial and error I have found one of the best products that will save a mama’s life.

In This Blog Your Will Find

  • The best products for hardwood floors
  • How often should hardwood floors be mopped
  • How to clean hardwood floors
  • What is the best to clean hardwood floors
  • Best Cleaning Options (Products)

Best products for hardwood floors

The first up on our list is Bona this company was founded in 1919 originally based out of sweden an has quickly made an impact in the cleaning community. Specializing in hardwood floor care how could you turn away from any of its products. They sell a variety of different floor cleaning products but the one that I have used has proven useful yet a little pricey depending on where you go. This product honestly a good buy if it were not so pricey. It does the job and a damn good one.

Is Bona good to clean hardwood floors?

I would say yes because they are literally a company based off of this but sometimes everything that glitters aint gold. Looking at the solution and what it contains majority of their products are water based which is a plus for anyone. To each its own I always say simply because everyone has there own preference on products.

What does Bona do?

Provides a water based solution targeted at dust, dirt, and grime like most common cleaner, however there is no residue left behind. I ha no objections in this area simply because I have tried this product and would recommend to others. You are able to use this product for both spot cleaning and large areas. I wouldn’t expect all the dirt to be wiped away after your first time. Come on give it a chance and let it work its magic. Over time you will start to see your floors come back to life as it looses the residue.

Is bona safe?

I know that we hate wracking our brains asking whether or not proucts are safe. If your worried about the kids or your pets then take a deep breath because it it okay because this product is non toxic. I like to say made with families in mind because the products are non toxic and green guard approved as well. So rest assured your family is safe. I have 3 girls and they don’t seem to mind at all they just continue to play as if the floor was not mopped a couple minutes before,

How often should I clean with Bona?

This is relatively simple if you have loads of traffic rest assured you will only have to clean 2x a week. Now some people may say that this is to much, and others may say that’s not enough. Everyone is different maybe you require a bit more due to the size of your home. Don’t over clean you could damage your floors and dry them out.

Who says swiffer’s are dead

Some people would argue that swiffer has lost it’s touch but I highly believe this not to be true. There was once a time when I to was a swiffer owner and sometimes I still dable with their products. The swiffer line is made up of cleaning products and introduced in the 99′. This is what people like to call a “Razor and Blades” model in which provides you with the machine as long as you keep re-buying the pads.

Is a swiffer a mop?

Well right off the bat I would say no but then that would only be based on appearences not what the product can do. Judging by its unique design depending on the type pf swiffer you choose, you could have the best of both worlds. For instamce the swiffer sweeper gives you the luxury of both a broom and mop. Which is understandeable becasue would want to constantly go back and forth. The goal here would be more efficiant cleaning with less.

Will swiffer ruin my floors?

The answer is no there is no harm here just a ta bit of cleaning. Similiar to Bona the Swiffer is one in the same.

Which is better Bona or Swiffer?

Well bona has the ability to produce a further and wider consistancy when spraying the solution on the floor not that this really matters as long as the outcome is clean. Bona is quite expensive but look at what it can do, the swiffer is the cheaper choice but is no longer all the rave. want to save your pockets on this one go with swiffer.

Was a mop your first choice

Before I knew what I knew now then I wouldn’t recommend mopping your floor. I used to unkowingly mop my floor multiple time a day for the fear that it was always dirty and I ha two kids and a toddler on the move. This didn’t sit well with me, you see to me I saw It a cleaning but to everyone else It was simply pushing dirty water around. Literally my floors were not getting any cleaner than before I started.

How often should you mop hardwood floors?

Routine cleaning in place because if you don’t have a schedule than nothing will get done. For high traffic areas where your home see’s the most traffic I would say clean about 1 to 2 times a week. For the less utilized areas you are free to clean once a month.

What is the best thing to clean wood floors?

While most people love buying products because it is easy for them but there is an even cheaper alternative that some people don’t really know about. Vinegar, yes the number one cleaning solution if you cam stand the smell. 1/2 cup of vinegar dialuted with water will do the trick. I have used this method quite a few times in the past and even up to now.

Best machine for hardwood floors

(Retail Price at Home Depot $50 Walk In Only)

When I was first faced with this problem I was a little frantic because I didnt believe that I would find anything. The time frame that I would have to wait was just pure craziness and come to find out it was coming from oversees. Cancelled that plan and moved on, as I continued my search I walked into home depot and with that the best day of my life. I found a Swiffer Bissel Steam Mop. This invention has literally changed my life and I love using it. I find myself lloking for reasons just to clean my floors. Quite odd if you ask me but it’s addictive (lol), You have the best of both worlds because the pads gives you a sense of clean. Add a little team to the mix and it makes you feel like your floors couldn’t be any cleaner.

Do the pads still apply?

Yes, the pads are still a must with this machine but if you ask me they last longer do to the steam. I was worried taht this machine wouldn’t work or the pads would dry out really fast. The first pad I used I thought dried out but it didnt, I was able to accomplish an entire room. The pads are moist and will get you through the job at hand, all while having an enjoyable moment.

If all else fails ditch the mop

At this point it is safe to say that a mop just isn’t getting the job done anymore now a days and that’s okay. Don’t be discouraged while trying to find something that works for you everything takes time. Here are some suggestions of mine I hope they are useful. Anyone want to share how you clean your floors?

My 5 year Old Is Having a Tantrum| What’s Next?

In This Blog You Will Find

  • Tantrums of 5
  • Patience
  • Discipline Methods

Down Right Crazy Days

Today stared just like any other and everything was going smooth until my 5 year started the same old crap. She ever so often tries this temper tantrum crap with me and dad in hopes to get her way. I mean like what are the odds that this would actually happen. You have to at least admire her efforts.

Ugh Not Again

I feel like I keep going in circles with the tantrums. I know that they are reoccuring ever so often but my goodness. Tantrums for me are really emotional because I have all girls. 5 year old’s that throw tantrums

  • Aggression against both people and objects if not both
  • The tantrums tend to be longer
  • Not able to get back to a calm state

Don’t Freak Out

I know that when kids do become like this it can be very hard for a parent to not explode. In this situation you have to have patience. What they don’t tell you is that sometimes patience will not take that extra mile with you. You have patience probably all the way up to the moment you explode, then it’s abandon ship.

What am I to do with you

Most people don’t want to admit that their kids misbehave. There’s nothing to be ashamed of we all go through it. If each and every child was perfect what could we possibly teach them.

On that note what are some of the best options when dealing with tantrums? Now lean in this is on a need to know basis. Just kidding I try to refrain from spanking, this is the last resort.

  • Express the cons of their actions
  • Give Your Child a Verbal Warning
  • Timeout (I do at least 10 minutes, it normally takes my kids a little longer to wind down)
  • Punishment (Sometimes a day or more depending on what got them punished in the first place)

Don’t you think?

This is just a way to test your limits and to ensure that you are capable of handling something like this. You are stronger than this. In some cases I know that sometimes us as parents really do go through it. I want you to know that it is okay you are not alone. Parenting a 5 year old is hard nevertheless more than one children. Having structure is the best option. Make sure that when you are disciplining the kids you and your spouse are on the same page.

I’m no Baby

Not That It Matters But Uh,

Call me weird but I have been pondering about something for quite some time. My daughter is 1 is she a toddler? I mean I am far from one of those moms that counts months. If you were to walk up to me and say my child is 46 I’m going to give you the blank stare. Yes I am one of them. Once zoii started walking I said that’s no baby and I started calling her a toddler.

The age of a toddler

Believe it or not this i a very common question in the motherhood community. Especially the first time moms so you and I, we are not alone. A toddler is a child from 12 to 36 months.

I prefer the easier way 1 to 3 years. So with that in mind my baby is in fact a toddler. It’s not a big deal or anything but this is a milestone for me. Becoming a mom of three I just knew I wouldn’t make it. I knew this wasn’t true but i was simply a thought. A common one I think that most moms deal with.

Expectations Tsk, Tsk

Now that we have established the toddler crisis, are you ready for what comes next? When your child turns one generally you will start to see them do a variety of things. If they are not doing them already.

Glitter, Sparkle 1

At this age you child should be able to

  • sit down without assistance
  • Crawl on both hands and knees (some may even be walking)
  • Pull themselves up utilizing furniture

Are you excited because I definatley am. Need I not say that maybe it’s best for you to baby proof your home. We do not want any sharp corners harming anyone.

Level Up

I don’t know about you but I feel like I just accomplished something great. Random thought it’s not like I haven’t been through this before. It’s just something about being able to relive it has me over the moon.

Productive Mornings

When you think of morning regime what comes to mind. You may be thinking you beauty regime right. A lot of people refer to morning regime mainly as beauty not accompanied by getting dressed of course. That portion had been completed the night before.

There are a variety of different regimes in which you can do. Mine consist of cleaning.

Why?

In the mornings I like to have time for myself. Being able to clean and make sure that my home is in order helps me and my family to relax better. It’s considered to be therapeutic.

Each morning it is always normally the same, believe it or not structure plays an important role even as your and adult. I have heard people say that they believe this not to be true but it is.

  • Wash Clothes
  • Wash Dishes
  • Clean Kitchen
  • Sweep

Wash Clothes

Yes I do wash clothes early in the a.m. My husband calls me “The Washing Zombie” because I am normally up around 4 a.m.

However washing a load in the morning can eliminate the time you lose with your family. Yes it is a tedious process so the sooner the better. Even with a family of 5 I am constantly washing this helps me get ahead.

Wash Dishes

I am one of those moms that sometimes get extremely tired. I have been struggling to gain sleep for quite some time.So when my kids drift off to sleep I sometimes follow.

I have tried to be consistent in washing my dishes at night but sometimes I result to mornings. I will rinse my dishes but still leave them till morning. I find that if I do wash them in the morning it is easier for me. I am able to move quickly and collect any dishes that may not have been placed in the sink.

“My husbands glass for example”

Every night he gets a cup almost like clock work. He will then use that cup for the remainder of the night, in the morning I get up grab it and wash everything at once. Sometimes doing the same thing can be tedious, my mornings allow me to switch things up based on my mood. Also just doing double the work is just to time consuming.

Being a parent you learn to manage you time to be more efficient. Using common sense and thinking smart.

Clean Kitchen

Oh yea I must have forgotten to mention that I have titles on my kitchen floor. The real big bully ones that are just simply out to ruin my life.

Yes those are the ones

Well they accumulate a lot of dirt from the heavy foot traffic around the house. I’m not quite sure how they get so dirty being as though we do not wear shoes in the home.

But that’s neither here nor there but simply for another post. I make sure that my kitchen is clean because for some odd reason that is always the first room to become dirty throughout the day. Which means constant cleaning for me. Or so I thought, when I started to get up and clean my kitchen it the morning it became easier for me to establish a pattern.

Getting up in the morning didnt seem so bad. Now I get up in the morning clean and then I clean again in the evening. This eliminates the amount of time I spend in the kitchen.

Cleaning the kitchen actually pertains to really cleaning the kitchen. Wiping down everything, making sure that everything is in the correct place.

No it does not have to be extremely neat,tidy, or perfect. It just has to manageable for you.

Sweep

I am normally a vaccum mom, but being as though I am an early riser I have to rely on a broom for most of my cleaning in the a.m. I normally sweep all the rooms in my home not just my kitchen. It makes no sense to sweep one room when the others need to be swept as well. That would be just making double work for yourself and we don’t want that.

This is where it becomes just self explanatory, but keep it clean.

Vaccum

I vaccum it make sure that I am absolutely sure I have not missed any thing. Whether it be in a crack or corner I know that I took all necessary actions to eliminate the dirt and dust.

Mop

Finally, when I get here I know that it’s almost me time. You know that little time that you do get to yourself. I make sure that I mop all of the floors to ensure that all the dirt has been lifted and that the floor is actually clean.

If you dont feel that the floor is clean you could in fact create new mop water and clean the surface again.

I believe this to be a great morning routine. It allows me to focus on some of the main things that are important. Think of it this way how would I accomplish mopping while my 1 year old is around. Not likely it would just become more harder for me, if you have to stress this than it’s to complicated. Complication needs no company.

Make life easier not harder.

What type of morning regimes do you have?

Bickering Nightmares

As of late I have been struggling with my girls constant bickering back and forth. Let me be the first to say  I don’t like arguing especially when my kids do it.

Why ?

The reasons as to why kids argue can be a variety of reasons. It doesn’t matter if you have boys or girls arguing is inevitable. Most of the reasons are dumb and dont really make sense but to kids they have got a good case.

My girls normally fuss about dumb things such as being on the wrong side of the room. My girls share a room in which is divided by a curtain. I try to keep them apart because my 7 year old like her time.

No matter what the reason my be its never valid enough for a arguement.

Fixing The Problem

Now I have not fully come to a recommendation for all moms. I guess it simply depends on your children but the same methods normally work.

  • Time Out
  • Punishment
  • Spanking (last alternative)

T I M E O U T

My kids absolutely hate time out but time out is more than a childs birthday. Some people go by the childs age but in when reality real time limits will suffice.

I normally start my kids on a 5 minute time out. No not the make believe time out where you count in your head lose count and then just say okay time served. Really take the time to discipline you child, place a timer on your phone to help you.

No matter how much they may cry do not give into that little thing called mom guilt. It’s all about sticking to your word and following through.

Punishment

We all know about punishment, it that I’ve talk to you about this before. Yet here we are again, children do what you allow them to.

This is an effective way to get your child to actual pay attention. Giving them time to reflect on the actual problem at hand. Taking away things that they enjoy to show them that this is a privilege not something just given.

There is no time frame on punishment it’s mainly up to you. Given the current situation you may see fit to punish them for a day or two.

Remember after the punishment is completed talk to you child and reflect. Help them to understand the reasoning once more and the consequences should it happen again.

Spanking

No one likes to spank there kids but sometimes it is necessary. Alot of people say that they do not spank there kids and I dont know how true that is but I doubt it to be true.

When I first became a mom I said that I would never spank my kids. That soon changes when I became a mom. Sometimes children don’t listen and it warrants for a spanking.

This would be considered a last resort. Of course I’m not saying let’s just spank them for everything but do as you see fit. Again this is the last resort.

Outcome

Now I’m not saying that the arguing will stop immediately. It will show them that it is not okay to argue. It should not resort to spanking, mainly time out works and punishment.

Dying It Up

Color Rista Tangerine

So I’m going to start by saying that I Absolutely Love Hair Color. To me it’s a way to express yourself while having fun. Now all hair colors are bit best suited for different tones this we know to be true. You can be bold and still be beautiful with a beautiful color suited for you.

Here and now in society we tend to see alot of different colors some are beautiful and some are disastrous. I am no beautician but even I know how to do highlights. There are an assortment of different colors and brands but not all of them may take.

What is hair dye

Without all that extra crap lets get straight to the point it simple the practice of changing hair color. People use it for all sorts of reasons covering up the grey, or just simply changing the color for fashion or desire. The reasons for hair dye is endless.


Beautiful color and for $9 dollars a box it’s worth every penny. It even provides you with a bleaching solution for bright evolving color.

This brand is something wonderful. No matter what color I’m looking for whether I am looking to make a statement this is the way to go. The Colors are endless.

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I recently tired this particular brand and instantly fell in love with it. I literally loved the vibrance of color that I brought 2. The color does not fade.

DIY Hair Dye

For everything that is great there is always a different way to do things if you want to cut down on spending. Or just simply want to do something fun with you hair or your kids hair. My daughter is only 7 and she has been begging me for color and I simply say no.

To DIY I say yes

This is a chance to bond with your child and do something fun just for them. Kids want the ability to speak out as well and express themselves. In more ways then one this is one of those things. So grab the bull by the horn and just dive in. What’s the worst that can happen?

Wanting to color their hair is a natural part of growing up and seeing other kids with dyed hair only fuels that want. Guess what, there are some pretty awesome ways to color your kids’ hair without permanent dye. #kidfashion #hair #tweenfashion

You Can Do It To

  • Mix 1 cup of salt with 16 cups of water
  • Bring Mixture To A Boil
  • Sprinkle Color Into Mixture Prior to Dying

Vegan It Up

  • Mix 1 Part Vinegar to 4 Parts Water
  • Repeat Same Process As Regular Dye

There are a variety of different dyes out the so if you are a do it yourself type of person and love color like me take the time and save your money. What’s better than knowing what’s in you dye it gives me a sense of comfort.

Sleep and Co.

Why does it seem that all of the sudden nap time has some how become harder for me. My 5 year old always fights me to the end. I dont know what it is, why not take a nap there are plenty of adults that would jump at the chance. Lets take a little sanity vacay who cares if it’s for an hour or two.

I recently started to notice that she would stay up all day and then crash around 6. Here’s the problem bed time is bed time and that’s at 8. So the dilemma hear is that she’s barely getting any sleep.

What Can You Do

There are a lot of different resources out the that can help with that. If you do a little bit of digging you can find loads of things. I know I know pinterest right? This is a large community where sharing is what we do.

  • Lay With Your Child
  • Have a Schedule
  • Be Firm
  • Use Natural Remedies (Tea)
  • Read a Book

Laying Down

I know this may sound strange but for all the above reasons children tend to sleep better around there parents. There can be a cause or maybe not, for instance my daughter is afraid of the dark so laying with me helps her get to sleep easier.

Schedule

Let’s be honest we all know that spare of the moment and kids do not go well together. You cant just sparaticaly say hey nap time. Your kids going to look at you sideways. If you start make sure you enforce this add it into their schedule. This will help them get into the habit because they know what comes next.

Be Firm

Somehow our kids sometimes have the upper hand in situations. They use their charm to try to milk the cow so to speak. You have to make sure that what you say is law. Standing your ground will let your child know you mean buisness.

Natural Remedies

This always helps and all it takes is a hot cup of water. Tea is good for the body and mind. If you want to calm your child think “Tea”.

  • Tea
  • 1/2 tsp of Honey
  • Sweetener (Optional)

The tea can be any tea that you desire. If you have a specific purpose then find a tea that matches. Make sure that it is safe for your child. I always rotate between either chamomile of green tea. You can never go wrong with either or.

Read

This is probably the best part for kids learning about the world above and beyond. Although your child may not be sleeping but they are being productive and working their brains. Working with imagination sometimes fueling sleep. Also I hear reading is an awesome method to get your child to sleep.

Every child is different and maybe you have a neat tip or trick as to how you get your little one to sleep. I’m interested in hearing all of the different approaches other parents use.


But Before You Go

Question

When you are having a hard time trying to get you kids to sleep, what method do you use?

The Inevitable Fight

The struggle with kids is that when they are smaller they are like best friends with no care in the world except having there sibling there to play with and spend as much time as possible. Sadly to say that as they get older I wouldn’t use the term “become distant” but there interests will change. Causing emotional up’s and downs from siblings feeling as though they are being mistreated due to the sibling wanting to do there own thing. This can be a huge problem if not addressed because in some cases it can lead to fighting , arguments, etc. We don’t want that, so lets figure out a way to fix it.

In This Blog Your Will Find

Ways To Prevent Your Kids From Fighting

How To Stop Before Starting

Preventing problems like these can be simple if you don’t make them bigger than what they are. Preventing altercations between your children and addressing the issue can provide a teaching moment.


We Can Learn From The Mistakes That We Make and Live To Fight Another Day For We Are Warriors.

-SG

The method here is simple check out these neat ways for prevention.

  • Don’t compare your children under and circumstances
  • Give Lots of Individual Time
  • Keep Your Kids Occupied
  • Allow Them Personal Space
  • A Non Hungry Child Is A Happy One
  • Don’t Give Your Oldest Authority Over The Younger Sibling
  • Lead By Example

Comparison

Believe it or not some parents sometimes compare there children, whether they unknowingly realize or flat out just don’t care. This is not a good idea to do because then you may make your children feel as though they have to be in competition with the other. Which down the line could result in an even bigger problem causing a rift between your children.

Individual Time

Despite what others may think there is a thing such as group time it’s just not an everyday event for your kids. Think about it this way everyday would you want to do things daily with your siblings or would you want one on one time with your parents? I would choose one on one time that’s the same feeling for a child. Children need that one on one time with their parents away from other siblings.

Occupied Much

Make sure that you keep your children busy specially if they are busy bodies who like to constantly move around. Having a task for them to do will allow them to focus on something that they may very well enjoy as a solo or partner activity.

Personal Space You Say

Everyone and I mean everyone needs personal space, I’ve often heard moms says you don’t have personal space. Well don’t you, that’s just simply not cool sometimes kids just want to be kids and do their own thing. I allow my girls to have there personal space (Although it’s normally spent doing workbooks, my daughter loves school).

Tummy Rumble

This is no game I know this can be a stressful situation for moms, dads, and siblings. When a child is hungry they are hungry it’s kind of like one of those ASAP moments and you go from being on your time to theirs in half a second. It’s nit rocket science we can avoid all of the mood swing action and tantrums by staying ahead of the game. Schedules are our friends and utilizing them is the best thing we can do as parents, yes lets get dad involved.

#Teamwork

Authority Not Your Mama

This is something worth paying attention to when we have older siblings depending on the age we put them in charge of their siblings. This is a no go because in a sense you are giving them power over the other. No child should have that type of power to tell another child what to do.


I Am My Own Person In Which I Should Be Treated Accordingly.

-SG

It Starts With You

I know you have all heard the term to lead by example this is a real thing people. I understand that we are all creatures of habit but when you have children you become the center of their focus. What you do they will too, so let’s keep in mind what we do and say.

Breastfeeding Yes or No?

This has always been a great debate as to whether a mother should breast feed her child or the alternative way formula. Although there is nothing awrong with formula, In fact this is what I chose for my daughters. It wasn’t so much my choice a I had no choice in the matter I couldn’t produce milk. In some cases this may be the underlying issue or maybe some moms just want what they want.

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In This Blog You Will Find:

  • What is Breastfeeding?
  • Should I Breastfeed Yes or No?
  • What Are The Benefits of Breastfeeding?
  • Disadvantages of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

The name says it all but what exactly is breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding, also referred to as nursing, is the feeding of babies not to exclude young children with milk from a woman’s breast. 

Is Breastfeeding Right For ME?

Breastfeeding is a choice in which moms make because studies have shown that babies who are breastfed tend to be healthier and smarter. Many health organization prefer that babies are breastfed as newborns. Breast milk should only be given for up to 6 months but moms have the choice to breastfeed until they make the decision to stop. (Although this is not recommended). The longer you baby breastfeeds the harder it will be to get them to switch to a bottle.

Benefits of Breastfeeding.

The benefits for breastfeeding are of great importance this is what makes moms make the choice as to whether they should stick to the natural way or introduce your baby to formula. I must say that I do believe that babies do benefit from breastfeeding more but then again all babies are different.

Advantages

As Well As:

  • Protects against allergies and eczema
  • Less stomach aches, constipation, diarrhea,
  • Reduces the risk of viruses, infections
  • Lessens the risk of SIDS.

Advantages Cont…

  • When you breastfeed it provides your baby with a wide variety of developmental and health benefits
  • It has been discovered that woman who breastfeed tends to recover from childbirth quicker than women who choose not to breastfeed. (Breastfeeding benefits are reducing the risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
  • Convenient how you can supply your baby with milk at the correct temperature for consumption. No need for those pesky bottles that take forever to make you have everything on hand literally.
  • You can feed you baby pumped milk

Breastfeeding for Mommy and Me

But don’t worry it only gets better from here trust . The advantages are just as great when it comes to building a bond with your baby by just breastfeeding. https://pin.it/jehjvxyhdfgtbj

Are There Any Disadvantages?

Of course there are always disadvantages but does that bad outweigh the good in this case maybe not let’s take a look at the disadvantages of breastfeeding.

But First Something People Don’t Tell You

Breastfeeding Can Be Painful

-Mom

In some cases you will have to deal with some of the uncomfortable common effects that comes with  breastfeeding. These include things like breast engorgement, plugged milk ducts, and sore nipples. If you can overcome this then you are good to go.

This is not to scare you off or to make you feel uncomfortable, this is to prepare you for what is to come. Check this out (Remedies for Breastfeeding)

Disadvantages

  • Clingy
  • Breastfeeding Can Be Painful
  • Your Partner is Helpless
  • Can Be Difficult In The Beginning
  • You Have To Stay Healthy

Clingy

When you start breastfeeding you cant stop you have to keep pushing through and now you child has their hearts set on it. Never letting go so that officially makes you an on call mom. You have to always be nearby in case you little one wakes up and wants a feeding. In the beginning this can be very tedious being as though you have to feed every 3 hours vs. 6.

Breastfeeding Can Be Painful

When you breast feed sometimes your breast become engorged and you nipples will become very tender, this could cause a great deal of discomfort.

Helpless Partner

Being as though your partner lacks that special thing when it comes to feeding time don’t be discouraged, breastfeeding in a sense is a mothers way of bonding. There are other ways in which the partners can help. Check out this nifty blog for dads and breastfeeding.

Can Be Difficult In The Beginning

In beginning with everything going on and the changes that your body is enduring,your body is tired and exhausted it can be hard to breastfeed. Some babies are not able to latch on immediately and after a while of trying you may get discouraged.

Live Healthy

You have to constantly keep asking yourself is this healthy for my baby. Literally, think of it as what you eat you baby eat. I mean you wouldn’t feed you baby a big mac right? Clean eating is also an option to keep you on the right path.

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Is Breastfeeding Right For You

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How Do You Know If Your Baby is Teething

In This Post You Will Find

  • How do you know your baby is teething?
  • Teething Symptoms
  • Teething Time Frames
  • How long does it take for a tooth to erupt?
  • Teething baby tips
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If you are a parent like me then you know that you will eventually get to this point in your life where your child starts teething . No, we are never ready for the simple things when it comes to children but hey we are all learning. We don’t just become the best parent overnight that would probably take a life time. Anyway let’s discuss the teething stage.

Is My Baby Teething?

Telling whether or not your baby is teething can be the easiest thing to figure out or the hardest being as though the symptoms do not show up in each individual baby but at lest one does.

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Some of the symptoms that you might experience is,

  • Irritability
  • Interrupted sleep patterns
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Drooling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rash
  • Mild temperature
  • Constipation, Diarrhea
  • Increased nibbling
  • Increased gum rubbing
  • Increased ear rubbing.

Now as I said all babies are different and may show little to no symptoms if you spot any changes in your little one this could be a reason.

How Long?

Well I’m sorry to that time unfortunately not on you side and so this will be a long term battle parents. I can say that it get’s better because later on down the line as they get older they will not be as fussy.

So your little one will have at least twenty pearly whites that will eventually come in over a period of two years during this time your baby will experience pain and irritation. This will only be due to your babies tooth breaking through the gum.

How long does it take to erupt?

The breakdown is simple the lower set tends to press through before the upper set. The first set of upper and lower molars begin to push through well erupt if you will, between the ages of 13 -19 months. Canine teeth erupt  in both the upper and lower jaws

Food for thought so perhaps your still feeling over whelmed don’t worry we are here to help take a deep breathe and lets dive into how you can stay sane through this process.

My sanity matters too

The constant crying can be something dreadful to hear after a couple of minutes let alone hour that when things can take a toll on you. We all look for things that can both benefit us as well as our children. In this situation if your thinking well what can I do. Well look no further the answer is here.

How can I soothe my baby while teething?

This is nothing big and although we as moms have a preference as to our little ones and nursing them back to health but I’m going to share some tips with you to make this easier for everyone.

  • Rub your babies gums (clean finger or moistened gauze pad your preference)
  • Chill Out. A cold spoon or a chilled teething ring can be a beneficial factor on keeping your baby comfortable
  • Hard Foods it makes nibbling all the more fun
  • Keep bibs on hand for those long drool days
  • Try over the counter remedy
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How long does it take for babies teeth to full come in?

Years!

Yes I said years to be more specific your babies teeth will not fall out until his permanent ones are ready to come in. This is generally around 6, 7 years of age. So knowing what you know now you will be okay.

Trust Me I Know I’m A MOM.

What are some teething solutions that you use when it comes to your little one’s teething process? Please share and leave a comment.