..."popsicles on the porch"...what a great afternoon treat and our favorite way to spend time together! These are simple and precious moments! Princess #1 and Princess #2 along with Little Man #1 and #2 are my inspiration for most of these writings.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Who Says You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

So I’ve learned two new things from two new mommies!

Thing #1—from a mommy new to nursing (though not so new to childrearing). For all you nursing mommies, do you ever get tired of having to hold your nursing shields while you pump? Can I get a big BORING!! Well, nothing two little ol’ hair rubber bands can’t solve. Click here to see how!

Thing #2—from a week old mommy. These little things are originally made to fasten and hold cloth diapers, but I got the idea of using it to fasten and hold a nice tight swaddle when I saw a picture of her little guy all snug as a bug in a rug.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I love learning from one another! Thanks ladies for the great tips!


Cynthia said...

That idea was born out of desperation in the middle of our first night and not really getting the whole 'swaddle' thing! We grabbed the closest thing in reach. Our boy is an escape artist! I'm so glad we're not the only ones who needed some help. I was actually a bit embarrassed sending that picture out!

Melissa said...

Cynthia- that's pretty impressive, especially when lacking sleep!!!

The pump valve trick... freakin' impressive! ...I hate pumping.