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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Why I Love Christmas

Christmas gets a bad wrap sometimes. (Pun intended) It might be because it gets earlier and earlier, and people are noticing. Of course, there’s a reason for this. That, however, is for another blog post if people are interested.

I love Christmas, and 100% involved in the terror that is pretending Thanksgiving almost doesn’t exist. This year I attempted to put up decorations before Halloween, and Halloween is another one of my favorite holidays.

Personally, Christmas is just one of those seasons. Like, it’s not just a holiday. It’s an entire season when you usually see the best come out of those you may avoid the rest of the year because it’s something about the season that changes people. I have no clue what it does, but it does it right.

I also love this time as a mother because we get to get our children to bless others with toys they don’t play with or are getting too old for now. This helps show our children what we call the “Christmas spirit” although it’s really Jesus’ spirit, and as our children get older, they will know this better.

It’s  just a happy time. Enjoy it.