Baby Stuff

Pregnancy and babies… so much to learn, so much to explore. Here is an assortment of articles that have graced the pages of The Deliberate Mom. Find everything from tips for baby care, pregnancy “survival”, and there are even a few things for the dads out there!

How to deal with a child who resists diaper changes. Tips and tricks to use with your baby or toddler. It's time to "win" at these change table battles!

Stop the Change Table Battles… Once and for All!

A few months ago when I conducted my reader survey, one lovely respondent suggested that I add an "Ask The Deliberate Mom" element to my blog. I loved this idea but felt that maybe it would be viewed as presumptuous ...
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One Of Those Weepy Mommy Moments

This past weekend my mother-in-law gifted us with a box full of clothes for our girls. While putting some of the new clothes in my girls' rooms, I realized that my youngest had outgrown many of the clothes that's currently ...
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Opening Containers: An Activity for Infants and Toddlers

I have an abundance of containers around the house. I've been saving them thinking that I would eventually find some purpose for them. They were mostly used as "props" in my daughters' play kitchen. However, the other day I had ...
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Handmade Baby Set

A while ago a good friend of mine told me she was expecting her first child. After the initial squeals, hugs and giggles, I began to contemplate what I could possibly give to this mom and baby whom mean so ...
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The BEST Items to BUY for Baby

As I recently wrote about my 12 tips for new parents, I couldn't help but think about all the best baby items that helped me through my early parenting years. So, without further ado, here's a list of my favourite ...
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Infant Treasure Basket

An Infant’s Treasure Basket: Heuristic Play

I love watching my baby explore her surroundings. I get such pleasure from observing her delight in the little things, the small things... the things that are often overlooked by adults. I recently stumbled across a wonderful article about Heuristic ...
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This Posting Is All About Poop

Before you think I'm being clever or funny, I just want to clarify, this posting really is all about poop. So if the topic disgusts you or you're just about to eat meatloaf covered with brown gravy, perhaps this isn't ...
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I’m Sad About This Posting

Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows that I'm not a niche blogger. I write about everything... my latest craft project, day-to-day life with my girls, my recipes, parenting ideas, activities for kids, and the list goes ...
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Nursery Art

As I previously shared in my posting, 12 Projects For 2012, I have been wanting to make canvas art out of my baby's hand and footprints. The inspiration came to me as I assembled a hand and footprint calendar for ...
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Babies play! We just need to foster their exploration and development. Are you struggling to come up with baby activities? Check out these fabulous brain building activities for babies!

Babies Play? Brain-Building Activities For Your Infant

"The brain is the only unfinished organ at birth" (Schiller, n.d.). While secure, nurturing relationships are the cornerstone of healthy brain development, there are some other things that parents can do to help nurture healthy brain development. Here are some ...
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Watching Baby Learn

Babies grow at a tremendous rate. Sometimes it feels like you blink and all of a sudden they've mastered three new skills.I love watching my baby and observing how she interacts with things. She just turned six months old and ...
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A Butterfly Mobile For Baby

Now that my baby is four months old, she is spending a lot of time looking around and observing her environment. Since my baby is so "old" it seemed a little ridiculous to go out and purchase a mobile. Thus, ...
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A Year And A Miracle Later

Today I had the realization that a little over a year ago I poured out my heart about how my husband and I had been struggling to get pregnant. Just a few short weeks after publishing that posting, we found ...
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My Heart, My Tears, My Love…

My beautiful baby is almost three months old. She is growing and changing so fast that it breaks my heart. Our family of four will remain a family of four. Even though this is what my husband and I want, ...
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I Can’t Co-Sleep

I can't co-sleep. I tried with my first born child and I tried when my newborn was excessively colicky. I sincerely gave it my best effort and I grossly failed.Does that make me a bad mom? I don't think so ...
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With my second child, I decided to do a charitable fundraiser as a baby shower. We hosted a Shanti Uganda baby shower and it was a huge success!

My Shanti Uganda Baby Shower

This past Saturday was my baby shower. Since this is my second child, I didn't need a lot of things so I decided to utilize the opportunity to fund raise for a special charity... The Shanti Uganda Society. [Tweet "Come ...
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Troubles with colic

When Colic Took Over My Life

We were told countless times but we didn't listen... "Your first baby was easy... wait until you have your second. It's never easy twice in a row." Thank you nay-sayers! I can now say you were unfortunately right. For the ...
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What Have We Done?

Our home. Peaceful, quiet, playful and full of gentle laughter. Then the bubble burst. Our home of three has changed to a home of four and it seems that with the blink of an eye, our family life has been ...
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The Birth Story of Hope

How can I begin to write this? I sit here, hormones raging, body riddled with pain, wondering how do I tell this story without losing control, without breaking down? I can't. However, I know this story needs to be told ...
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Tar and Feather Me! I Can’t Stop Nesting!

Okay, I am officially crazy. I can't stop nesting. It's become a bit of an obsession and I don't know how to stop! What have I done? Well... I've cleaned my house to the point of obsessiveness (I'm talking about ...
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I’m Done With Being Pregnant

It's not all roses and rainbows damn it! I'm almost 37 weeks pregnant and I'm tired of the whole being pregnant thing. Yes, it's beautiful. Yes, it's a miracle. Yes, I should enjoy it while it lasts... blah, blah, blah ...
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