How To Potty Train a Baby

Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are!
Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are! Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are!

Even before I became pregnant for the first time I knew I didn't want to be the family that had the 3 year old in diapers.  Early potty training, to me, was just going to be potty training.  I didn't consider it a “fad” or a “thing”.  It was just the way we were going to do it.

Fast forward to the delivery room, take 1.  I distinctly recall, with a slimy newborn on my chest, talking to the nurse about how we'll start training Sweet Girl at 9 months old.  Her reply was along the lines of “oh, you're one of those.”

Excuse me?

I didn't realize there were “those” to be categorized.  But, as I soon found out, with any parenting decision there will be distinct divisions and “sides”.  And yes, a lot of the time we are “those” parents.

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How to Turn a Onesie Into a T-Shirt

As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win!
As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win! As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win! As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win!

Can we dedicate today's post to one of the most adorable things on the planet?  No, I'm not talking about all the cute trick-or-treaters you had your way last night.  I'm talkin' about baby clothes!  All those teensy-weensy little garments that really have no reason for being so adorable other than they're, well, teensy-weensy.  Specifically, shirts.  We're going to talk about turning a onesie into a T-shirt!

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7 Ways Pregnancy 2 Differed from Pregnancy 1

Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you.
Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you. Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you. Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you.

If you're new to hampersandhiccups.com, let me catch you up.  I have a 17  month old Sweet Girl, and we just welcomed our new bundle of joy – Pipsqueak.  You probably don't want to do the math, so I'll tell ya – that equates to me being pregnant for roughly 18 months out of the last 26.  69%!  While both pregnancies were relatively uneventful and, dare I say, easy, they were still pregnancies!  As I'm sure you've heard, no two pregnancies, births or babies are the same.  I can agree with this and I'm going to share with you 7 of my pregnancy differences.

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How to Survive the Final Month of Pregnancy

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

Hey all!  This is an exciting post for me!  I'm writing it at 36+1 which means I'm about 4 weeks from the estimated due date of our second baby, and officially in the final month of pregnancy!  To say the time has flown by would be an understatement.  There was so much I wanted to have done before #2 comes along, and it doesn't seem like the To-Do list has gotten any shorter, even though I've been running around like a crazy person for the last 6 weeks.  In my final month of pregnancy I'm dedicated to tackling the list and getting everything ready for our sweet new arrival.

The final month of pregnancy is fraught with apprehension, curiosity, excitement, and an overwhelming need to get shit done!  Each day I'm hyper-aware of every little movement and feeling, wondering if it's time.  This excitement is immediately followed by slight panic when I realize I have virtually nothing ready for going to the hospital!

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So, instead of actually getting this stuff done, I'm writing about it – haha.  I'm bringing you into my home for a glimpse at what my final month of pregnancy is looking like in hopes that you can find some motivation and comfort in your own final month of pregnancy.

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How to Have a Stress-free Holiday

Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!
Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving! Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!With fall upon us, my thoughts are gravitating towards Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Tips.  This year is going to be a little different for us since New Baby's due date is on Canadian Thanksgiving!  While I'm super excited that it is approaching quickly, it also means we may miss out on all the awesome grub family gatherings.  Either way, it's going to be hectic 'round here.

The holidays are a busy time for many of us, especially with the discovery of “Friendsgiving”.  Our family, in particular, usually has roughly 4 gatherings to attend.  Neither of our parents are divorced.  If you think that's a lot you should hear our Christmas plans.  Phew!

Any way you can get ahead or make life easier you should, so listen up!  I'm here to help.  I'll be offering up some Thanksgiving tips for you to follow if you don't know where to start, are hosting for the first time, or are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of running here, there & everywhere.  Maybe it's your first holiday with a new baby.  Maybe you have to travel this year.  I'll provide some ideas that can hopefully let you enjoy your holiday and not be stressed out.

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How to Hand Wash Cloth Diapers Quickly + Easily

Why you should hand wash your cloth diapers. Hand washing cloth diapers saves you money, time, resources. It helps the environment, is better for your diapers, and saves you lots in the long run! Find out how to handwash your cloth diaper stash here, and why you want to!

“EW!  There is no way I am going to hand wash poopy diapers!”

This was my reaction when my mother suggested a vacation washing method.

Continue reading to find out how I overcame my disgust, what I did to learn more about how to hand wash cloth diapers, and my personal hand washing routine.  Plus all the benefits along the way!

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