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Tips For The First 100 Days Of Motherhood

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If you haven’t noticed, I have major baby fever lately. I have so many friends having a baby, or that just had one, so babies are constantly on my mind. Hopefully this won’t scare Pete too much to hear, but just in case it does… I plan to be a great babysitter to all these babies, but we won’t be having another one of our own. Three is the perfect number for us. Thank you to partner Babies”R”us for sponsoring this post.

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All of this baby talk has me thinking back to those first 100 days after I first became a mom. It wasn’t the easiest time of my life, but it was one of the most special. I remember being wheeled out the door of the hospital with Maddie in her carrier and thinking “are they really letting us take her home”? It was so exciting and terrifying all at once. 

I quickly learned some tips that really helped to make those first 100 days easier and more memorable.

Here are my favorites:

  1. Take shifts when it comes to taking care of the baby at night. We split the night in half so that both of us got some good long(-ish) stretches of sleep. I’m a night owl so I took the first shift and my husband gets up early in the morning, so he took the second shift early in the morning. Having more energy from better sleep means more memory-making moments with your new baby.
  2. Wipes aren’t just for changing diapers. Carry them with you for spit-ups, spilled bottles, and more. If a baby can make the mess, Pampers wipes can clean them up.
  3. Accept help. People want to help so let them. If they want to bring over dinner say yes! If you don’t have to cook dinner you will have more time to spend with your baby.

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What’s your favorite tip for new moms?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers. The opinions and text are all mine.

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.