Baby-Led Weaning: What you need to know from 2 moms who are living it

are you looking to start weaning your baby? wondering how to start your baby on solids? Try baby-led weaning for fast and fun results. perfect for the lazy #momlife. #blw how to wean a baby. great resource for advice on giving a baby food and when to start introducing solids.
are you looking to start weaning your baby? wondering how to start your baby on solids? Try baby-led weaning for fast and fun results. perfect for the lazy #momlife. #blw how to wean a baby. great resource for advice on giving a baby food and when to start introducing solids.
are you looking to start weaning your baby? wondering how to start your baby on solids? Try baby-led weaning for fast and fun results. perfect for the lazy #momlife. #blw how to wean a baby. great resource for advice on giving a baby food and when to start introducing solids.
Are you looking for an easy and fun way to feed your baby? Sick of spoon feeding that slimy mush into an unexcited baby mouth? Please consider trying BLW!  It's an absolutely savior for a lazy parent.  I've partnered up with Jayne from The Unstoppable Mama to show you what real life baby-led weaning is like!

We talk about blw starter foods, reasons for trying blw, choking and even the comments other people feel they need to make! Pretty much everything you need to know to get started with baby-led weaning.

If you're looking for more info, I've written a couple other posts on the topic:

Before we get too far, I just wanted to mention that Jayne is living my former dream life!  She has two babies, 10 months apart, and is expecting their 3rd, making it 3 under 3!  I always wanted a huge family with our babies 11-18 months apart each.  Now that we have a girl and a boy, we've decided we're good with that.  However, I do still envy the bigger families!

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The Practicalities of Family Expansion in 2020

If there is one thing that life teaches us every day, it’s that there is no good time for anything to happen. The more that you wait around for a right time, the quicker you’ll watch things pass you by and the timing will never be right. This goes for upgrading your car, buying a house and even having another baby. There is no right time in life for a baby, because a baby is going to turn the world upside down even when you don’t want it to. If one baby turns things on their head, imagine what a second addition to the family would do? Deciding to have one baby is unlocking a life achievement that many wish to complete at least once in their lives. Raising a child from new baby to adulthood is a massive privilege and a challenging thing to do. You and your partner will spend weeks, if not months, imagining that child and what they will grow up to be. The thing is, it’s always easy to have one child. One baby crying and two pairs of hands to deal with it is, well, easy. One of the biggest jokes in life is that you don’t quite realise how easy it is to have one baby, until you introduce another one to the mix.

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How to Stop Your Baby Waking Too Early – Wake to Sleep Strategy

If your baby is waking too early in the mornings, or from naps, you need to try the wake to sleep strategy to have her sleeping longer. In 3 short days, you'll be back to normal. All it takes is a simple disruption of her habitual sleep pattern to have her reset and sleeping longer. #sleeptraining #babywhisperer
If your baby is waking too early in the mornings, or from naps, you need to try the wake to sleep strategy to have her sleeping longer. In 3 short days, you'll be back to normal. All it takes is a simple disruption of her habitual sleep pattern to have her reset and sleeping longer. #sleeptraining #babywhisperer If your baby is waking too early in the mornings, or from naps, you need to try the wake to sleep strategy to have her sleeping longer. In 3 short days, you'll be back to normal. All it takes is a simple disruption of her habitual sleep pattern to have her reset and sleeping longer. #sleeptraining #babywhisperer If your baby is waking too early in the mornings, or from naps, you need to try the wake to sleep strategy to have her sleeping longer. In 3 short days, you'll be back to normal. All it takes is a simple disruption of her habitual sleep pattern to have her reset and sleeping longer. #sleeptraining #babywhisperer

If your baby is waking too early in the mornings, or from naps, you need to try the wake to sleep strategy to have her sleeping longer. In 3 short days, you'll be back to normal. All it takes is a simple disruption of her habitual sleep pattern to have her reset and sleeping longer. #sleeptraining #babywhispererIs your baby waking too early?  If you're a parent, I'd be willing to bet a fair bit of money that you've wished, at least once, that you're child would sleep just a little longer in the morning, or have longer naps.  amiright?

Thought so.

Which brings me to week 6, the final week of my Baby Whisperer Sleep Training Series.  We're talkin' 'bout wakin' that baby up to make her sleep longer.

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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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