Safety Sunday

So, instead of one of my normal posts about things going on in my life, I am wanting to do a Safety Sunday every Sunday with one articular topic each Sunday, so that maybe it may help a new momma, a grandmother who never knew better and all those in between.

 

This Safety Sunday I want to talk about safe sleep, as this seems to be a huge discussion on what’s right, and what may be just the wrong thing to do. All of this information is based off of ADA and WHO standards, just so you know where I have decided to pull my information off of.

 

First and foremost, safe sleep is always back to sleep. This means baby is on their back whenever they’re put in their cribs/cots. A huge reason for this is due to the choking risks associated with tummy-sleeping.

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Next for safe sleep in nothing in the baby’s crib or cot. Baby will have plenty of time when they’re older to have blankets, stuffies and such. It is recommended that for the first 6 months at least, but all the way up to a year, nothing but a fitted sheet should be in the baby’s crib/cot. If baby is cold, you can put him/her in a sleep sack.

 

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Along with nothing in crib/cot, please remember that it is not only recommended, but needed that you choose to skip the crib bumpers, as they pose more of a risk than not. Yes, even the mesh  bumpers and suffocate Baby, so it’s just better to forgo these.

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Finally, no smoking around baby is of course what all parents would do, I would hope.

 

It’s also highly recommended that baby shares a bedroom with parents for up to a year, as this reduces SIDS by 50%, which is a lot when talking about your baby’s life.

 

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I hope everyone enjoyed my Safe Sunday post and that this finds a parent in need somewhere. If you have something you would like me to go over on a Safe Sunday, hit me up and I will gladly take a look at it. Have an Awesome Sunday!

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Mental Health

Mental health sometimes sucks as a parent. I don’t know how to explain this. So, I guess, picture this:

You’re sitting, listening to your child play and suddenly you feel stricken. Your eyes start to water slightly. You wipe it away because, hey, it randomly started. You start feeling warmth coming over your body, even though it’s the middle of winter, and the water in your eyes start again and it won’t stop, even though you have nothing to be upset about.

Welcome to the wonderful world of depression. We have cookies.

Depression sucks. Anxiety sucks. Simply having mental illness sucks so bad, and being a parent with a mental illness is a mental nightmare. There’s such a stigma about mental illnesses and things shouldn’t be the way they are. People are terrified to talk about it because “someone might judge me”. Well, I say who cares?

Who cares if Nosey Nancy down the street thinks your mental illness is fake. Who cares if your moms best friends’ dad knew someone who thought PTSD was made up? Break the stigma and talk about it, or there will always be this looming horridness.

Momma Shaming

Okay, let’s just bring this up, and it’ll probably be my week-long blogging.

Why do moms shame each other? If you think about it, there’s not one thing moms will all agree on. Think about it. Earrings? Breast or bottle? Cover or not?

Do you think you and someone else had the same answers? Probably not. Why can’t we, as humans and as mothers, work together, pull each other up, and help each other? Yes, informing is good, but calling people names, saying they don’t deserve to be parents, or anything of this sort is just uncalled for. Why do we think this is okay?

I don’t understand mommy-shaming, much like a lot of other things. It’s our job to change how we treat each other.

What to Expect for Blogmas

If I haven’t said it enough, Blogmas has started, indeed. I have a couple decent ideas, but they are subjected to change.

My goal is of course blogging every day (given) but I am also starting to be able to open up, so you might be seeing more personal things from me. Not that I can say anyone would or wouldn’t be interested in that, but it’s worth a try.

Let’s Fight

My keys are hot and so is my mind. I had to take a small break for the holdiays, I know I failed at NANOWRIMO, and that’s okay. Blogmas will work out because I love Christmas and can’t wait for that.

Now, while I was away, the F.C.C. wants to get rid of net neutrality. Let’s discuss this a bit. Are you a parent, a student, or anyone who enjoys the free reign that our internet currently give us? I am very blessed, and if you’re able to read this, you are too. Now imagine that you didn’t have that free reign and that you had to pay to go on social media or had to pay to email your teachers/professors. Is that a world you want to live in? Not I. I can’t see this being successful.

Don’t get me wrong, in some ways it may be. Without being able to or wanting to pay for the ability to access certain applications, we might actually have a disconnected world, like people have been begging for. People will indeed have to put their phones down if its not ringing constantly, due to messages or anything else.

Even with that being a possible positive, there may be far more negative that outweighs it, Some people make money creating content, stores through the web, that can hurt the economy and we could put more people in our country at risk for not being able to make a living for themselves.

We have until December 14th until the F.C.C. makes their votes against Title 2 that makes it so we can access everything. Without it we are looking at an extra $100 or so a month for addons, including news stations, social media, music, messaging, gaming, and other things we currently take for granted that we don’t realize, and we don’t want people to realize it when it is gone.

So the question: What can you, the American people, do?

The F.C.C. has chosen to ignore the voice of the American people, so now is the time to bear what you have.

On December 7th, all across the country, people are gathering to be able to fight against this with peaceful protests outside of Verizon stores.

Find your location here: https://events.battleforthenet.com/#zipcode=

 

Lets fight a good fight, guys.