How to wean a toddler from bottle feeding

Bottle feeding a baby is a time-consuming and stressful task. You must monitor your milk production, your baby's feeding schedule, and other factors. Once you start weaning your toddler from the bottle, it can be equally as stressful—but for very different reasons! Some mothers feel bad about denying their toddlers something they adore so much, while others worry that if a bottle isn't around at all times, their children won't get enough food or liquids. What if, then, I could prove to you that things don't have to be this way? That there are actually ways to help you through the process? Be consistent While consistency is important for all aspects of parenting, it's especially important when weaning a toddler from bottle feeding. While your child may be ready to make the transition, she might not want to let go of her beloved bottle—and that's okay! Be patient and don't give up hope if it takes your child a few days or weeks to adjust. The easiest

5 Tips for Buying Baby Clothes

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Maybe you've just given birth. Maybe your littlest bundle of joy is still on the way, but you want to get a head start when it comes to picking out their wardrobe. Whatever your reasons for thinking about baby clothes, here are just five tips for only buying the best!

1. Buy Bigger Sizes

Your baby will grow more rapidly than you expect. Unless you're happy with only getting one or two "wears" out of a particular outfit, you'll want to buy a size bigger than you actually need. This will also come in handy when diapers require additional room under their clothes.

2. Consider Diaper Access

Speaking of diapers, it's important to look at every outfit through the lens of an eventual change. If you'll need to unzip, unstrap and unbutton a dozen different things to tend to your baby's needs, it's not a very practical outfit.

3. Layer It Up

Layers will be your best friend when it comes to dressing your baby. Since they'll start fussing if they get too hot or too cold, layers will allow you to regulate their body temperature without changing their entire outfit. If they get chilly, just add another layer. If they get warm, just remove one.

4. Start a Swap

It's easy to blow your entire budget on baby clothes. If you're thrifty, however, you can find or create a swapping event in your community where moms get together to share gently-used baby clothes. It can save you a ton of money in the long run!

5. Have Fun

Do you love football? Look into baby sports clothes so that your tot can proudly wear your team's favorite colors. Do you enjoy pop culture? There are onesies with all kinds of characters and movie quotes on them. Don't be afraid to have a little fun with your baby's wardrobe. They can't complain!

These are just a few tips for buying baby clothes that are both fashionable and functional. If you want your little one to be just as stylish as mommy and daddy, use these suggestions to make it happen!

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