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Real Mamas Say:

Would you like to share your tips and advice with other new and soon-to-be mamas? Follow this link to complete the quick & easy Oh, Hello Mama! questionnaire. One of your answers may be chosen and posted here! Don’t forget to subscribe too, so you’ll be sure to catch the next post.

What is a specific product or item that you LOVE and think a mom-to-be should definitely have on-hand for her little one?

I love my 4 Moms “MamaRoo” rocker. It has so many rock settings and it really helps soothe both my little ones. They are a little expensive, but worth it in my opinion. It has a lot of different types of rocks so you can choose which your baby likes most. You can link it to your smartphone and control the music, speed, and rock setting!
~Marliana, NH

What is a great idea or activity for a baby or toddler that you would like to share with new or soon-to-be moms?

I suggest from very early on letting your baby experience the difference between warm and cold by having them touch items from the refrigerator or freezer, and then warm items like maybe the warm brick of your patio in the sun or clothes that are out of the dryer. Just make sure nothing is too hot obviously! But my little ones both seemed to like doing this. I would repeat “ooh, cold!” or “this is warm” while they touched them back and forth.
~Nadia, CA

What is your best piece of advice for new or soon-to-be mamas?

Taking walks is the best exercise for soon-to-be moms.
~Susan, NC

Take it eeeeaaa-say. Take it eeeaaa-say.
Don’t let the sound of your kids Hotwheels drive you cra-aaa-zay.
Lighten up while you still can.
Don’t even try to understand.
Your quiet place will be on the can.
Take it eeeaaa-say-ay-ay!
~Emiline, VA

Relax. You don’t have to be perfect. There will be tears, mess, frustration, and moments of helplessness but you’ve got it and everything works out. Plus, the baby loves you no matter what. You are perfect in their eyes and you’re their everything. Also, never leave home without a change of clothes… or two.
~Amy, NC