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

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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...

Breastfeeding Tips You Must Read Before Having Your Baby

8 SUper helpful breastfeeding tips to read before your baby is here

Breastfeeding is great for your baby, but it can be soooooo hard in the beginning! The best way to become successful at breastfeeding is to get ready for it way before your baby is here. Which is what the following breastfeeding tips are for! If you educate yourself before the baby is here, you can anticipate what breastfeeding is going to be like before you even start. It will ease your fears and enable you to get more information if you need it. That’s why I made up this list of the eight most important breastfeeding tips you have...

Planning For Your C-Section. A Detailed Birth Plan.

All about our C-section birth plan! Learn how to write your own plan for the big day. Written by a labour and delivery nurse.

This post is all about our birth plan for my upcoming C-section. I’m having a C-section due to the placement of my placenta, so although a lot of things are out of my control, I really want to be clear about our wishes for the surgery. Learn about my placenta and other fun facts about my pregnancy: My Pregnancy Journal: Week Twenty-Five I am a labour and delivery nurse and totally aware that having a plan does not necessarily mean everything on that plan will happen. It’s more a list of preferences if everything goes well. Some things might not...

Skin-to-Skin: The One Place Your Baby Wants to be After Birth

Skin-to-Skin Contact My main focus with this platform is to inform and educate new parents about important practices regarding pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. I believe if they have easy access to the important information, they can make informed decisions about their care. So, today I’d like to focus on a very important practice that for years was not very common. Recently, there has been an increased awareness on this simple practice that benefits both mothers and babies immensely. And that practice is skin-to-skin contact (SSC)! What is Skin-to-Skin Contact? It’s very simple, keep your baby close to you,...

How to Have The Happiest Postpartum Period

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Here are a few tips and tricks to have the happiest postpartum period! Many parents try to bite off more than they can chew in the beginning, and this can make the postpartum period hectic and unenjoyable. The key is to simplify! Postpartum: At the Hospital Try to have as few visitors as possible. People tend to hang around for too long and you will be in no mood to entertain them! You will be exhausted and sore and tired and sleepy and bleeding and just plain out of it! Plus, your baby and you need lots of skin-to-skin...