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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What Does Financial Freedom Look Like to You?

Financial freedom sounds like such an amazing thing, and is something I definitely strive for not only yearly but daily as well. I always look for that coupon or bargain that would make my family happy and help as well. However, for me, financial freedom isn’t just about saving money. It’s about one day not needing to worry if i decide to buy the $10 toilet paper.

Financial freedom means not having to count bills. I currently do what I can to count to the very last dollar when it  comes to bills, and usually if Big Chewy and I have $35 after phone, storage, rent, Netflix and Hulu and electric bills, it means we had a really, really good month. I’m working on prepaying some bills with my financial aid, since I go to school.

 

Financial freedom means giving Baby Chewy the best. I would love to send Baby Chewy to private school when he gets to high school so that he can have the best education, and by then the goal is that he would have had enough time for us all to work with the A.D.H.D. he has been diagnosed with so that he could operate in an environment like that. With this I am hoping he can be in karate and some other fun activities that we are going to try and get him involved in this year so that he has that outlet that an A.D.H.D. child needs.

 

The freedom to have a car. Here’s a funny story. We don’t have a vehicle. The end. Okay, maybe it’s not that funny, but it’s way true. We do not have a car. I can’t drive due to some PTSD things that my family claims is nonexistent, but we also can’t afford a vehicle, or gas for said vehicle. So, instead, we take the bus. Luckily we are saving the planet by doing this, but it still sucks all the same.