Tip 1 – Nap When the Baby Naps

Whether it is 4:00 am or 4:00 pm, morning, noon, or night, if the baby is napping, you probably should be napping too.  But a newborn sleeps sixteen hours a day, you may protest.  You don’t have to sleep sixteen hours a day, but you at least need to rest when the baby is resting.  Your body needs time to recuperate, and the midnight feedings will leave you sleep-deprived.


Tip 217 – Stop Brain Rot

Here you are, the wonderful mother of a bassinet (or floor) full of wiggling (or crawling or toddling), beautiful, lovable, poop machines.  Whether you have one bundle of joy or several bundles in different stages of growth and adorableness, you give it your all.  However, your vocabulary has been reduced to that of a three-year-old and your entire day’s social interaction has been reduced to patty-cake, peek-a-boo, and rousing bouts of the wheels on the bus.  Your brain has begun to rot as you pass your knowledge on to the next generation.  Stop brain rot by pouring intelligence directly into your brain using this link: Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks


Tip 216 – Help Your Family Relieve Some Guilt

Your mom should help watch the baby.  Your sister should help clean your house.  Your best friend should run errands for you.  Your family and friends SHOULD be helping you with the baby.  Your family and friends WANT to help with the baby, but they have their own responsibilities.  They feel guilty that they are not helping enough.  Help them relieve their guilt.  Help your family and friends feel better about leaving all the work to you.  Let your family have basic necessities delivered to your house at great prices.  Don’t go diaper shopping; let your family and friends have diapers delivered to your house.  Help them relieve their guilt by helping them find the perfect baby wipe warmer.  Sign up for a baby gift registry.  Whether your baby is six days, six months, or six years, you should still have items listed in your baby registry.  Sign up here for free.  Create an Amazon Baby Registry


Tip 215 – This Lady Knows What She’s Talking About

I don’t know this lady.  I just happened to run across her video, but it is spot on.


Tip 214 – What’s Up With Her Hair and Makeup?

This lady’s hair and makeup is way too perfect, so it is hard to believe that she is really a mommy with young kids.  I’ll give her a break by assuming that she has two nannies, a housekeeper, a personal shopper, and a very supportive spouse.  Despite her oddly perfect looks, all of her advice is great except for one thing – wipe warmers are GREAT!


Tip 213 – Wipe Warmers are Great

Wipe warmers are great.  So, maybe you will never use the warm baby wipe on your baby, but trust me, you NEED warm baby wipes.  How can I explain this?  Warm wipes can be used on persons other than the baby.  What does episiotomy mean?  It seems to have something to do with the fact that EVERY mom needs warm “baby” wipes, even if never used on a baby.  It’s nice to have a wipe warmer with a light.


Tip 212 – You Need Ziploc Bags

If you think about it for a few minutes, you can come up with at least a hundred uses for ziploc bags.  I’ll get us started with ideas by pointing out a few facts: (1) babies poop, (2) babies pee, (3) babies have binkies, (4) babies need wet wipes, (5) babies need snacks, (6) babies need stuff that needs to stay clean.  Think of ziplock bags like this – bags isolate dirty things from clean things and clean things from dirty things.  Got a dirty diaper? Put it in a ziplock.  Got a binkie?  Put it in a ziplock?  Need to take baby wipes on the road?  Put them in a ziplock.  Keep extra socks, extra beanies, extra shirts, extra blankies, and extra everything else in ziplock bags so your life will be easier and your baby things will be cleaner.  When baby spits up, pees, poops, or otherwise soils something, just put the thing in a ziplock bag before taking the item to its final location.  If you have a nice person to run errands for you, send the person to the dollar store to stock up on ziplock bags.  If {fill in the blank} is a lazy good-for-nothing who won’t even go to the dollar store to get you a few simple things, you can buy a bunch of bags with the following link.