Baby Essentials. Babytalk’s Guide to All the Things You Need!

baby essentials

I’ve been dying to share all the baby essentials I use since our little one arrived! We are minimalists at heart, but there are a few baby essentials that you absolutely need when you are having a baby. I’m not including the typical things you need like clothes, diapers, a changing table, bed, bathtub, toys etc. those are a given! You can find tons of lists online with every single item you need. This list represents what WE have really loved, I’m totally not bashing you for getting other things or not using what we use. I just wanted...

How to Bathe Your Newborn Baby Like a Pro. A Step by Step Guide

Bathing your newborn can be a daunting task, it's something a lot of parents worry about even before their baby is born. But fear not! Babytalk is here to guide you through it. I have personally done many a newborn baby bath and will try to make this a fun instead of a fearing experience for you.

Bathing your newborn baby can be a daunting task, it’s something a lot of parents worry about even before their baby is born. But fear not! Babytalk is here to guide you through it. I have personally done many a newborn baby bath and will try to make this a fun instead of a fearing experience for you. Disclaimer: There is no one right way to clean your newborn. I will go over the basics of bathing a tiny human, but anyway that works for you and your family might totally work just as well. If your baby is...

The Best Guide to Bottle Feeding Your Baby Safely

This post will cover how parents, who have made an informed decision to bottle feed their baby, should safely prepare, store and feed formula. The information is extracted from a new Ontario resource, developed by Best Start. They refer to formula as "breast milk substitutes", but for convenience and understanding, I will continue to use the word formula to describe the substance we use to feed babies when they are not breastfed.

Bottle Feeding and Doing it Right! Breastfeeding is the ideal way to feed babies. It’s the way nature designed humans to feed our young. That being said, there are many reasons why babies may need to be fed differently. The reasons are endless, including medical, separation between mother and baby, mother’s choice and more. Instead of alienating mothers that have decided to bottle feed their babies for one reason or another, nurses and other healthcare providers should be inclusive of their teaching. That’s not usually the case in this day and age. Even though breastfeeding is not yet the...

More About Breastfeeding in The Beginning

This post is a continuation of my last post about breastfeeding. We now know that breastfeeding is a natural process that most women are able to do with the right information. It is still helpful to know whether it is going well or not. First, make sure you are holding your baby skin-to-skin as much as you can. This will trigger your body to release hormones that help with milk let-down (the reflex that lets the milk flow) and milk production. While you are holding your baby skin to skin, it is easier to follow your baby’s hunger cues...