Monday Moments ~ Umbilical Cord Care For Newborns

Birthcare

There are a few things to remember when it comes to caring for your newborn’s umbilical cord.

1) Give your baby sponge baths instead of tub baths until it is fully healed.

2) Never attempt to pull off the stump even if it looks ready to be removed.

3) Keep the area clean and dry.

If the area looks red or inflamed, consult with your child’s doctor to rule out an infection (although this is rare).

Thursday Thoughts ~ Baby Shower Games

BabyShowGame

Did you play baby shower games, or are you planning to?

Here are a few links to websites offering free, or a minimal amount, on fun baby shower games.

http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/fun-baby-shower-games/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepartystork?section_id=10625555

http://ideasbabyroom.com/10-baby-shower-games/

Monday Moments ~ Ovulation Test Strips

ovulation test strips

Did you, or are you planning on, using ovulation tests to monitor your fertile window?

If you have used them, did they work well for you? Would you use them again?

For me personally, they worked well for my 2nd pregnancy, but not my first. I was incredibly irregular the first time around.

Share your story with us!