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5 Things To Make Your Life Easier As A New Mother


New moms are often overwhelmed by the responsibility of having to care for and raise another human being. Being a new mom it does help if there are products that will make life more easier as you go through your journey as a parent. Here are just some of them.

Baby Carriers

They are also known as baby slings. They are a great alternative to strollers because they are more convenient and easy to use. The baby has more contact with the mother, making them feel more secure and warm. It also creates that effect of being in the womb so babies are less fussy. The best part of course is that your hands are free to do whatever you need to do at home. Just a word of caution, when buying a baby carrier, pay attention to the position of the legs of the baby so you don’t risk your little one from having hip dysplasia or dislocation.

Nursing Necklaces

They are also known as breastfeeding necklaces. This will give your little one something to grab, hold or pull instead of pinching and pulling mom while breastfeeding.

Baby Sleep Sacks

Sleep sacks are wearable blankets so you don’t risk your baby from getting tangled under the cover. You also prevent the risk of SIDS because you won’t need blankets that could potentially end up in your baby’s face. By using sleep sacks, you don’t have to worry if your baby is warm enough because this is something that he could snuggly wear all through the night.

Lullabye CDs

There are now several CDs with lullabyes that could lull your baby to sleep so you too can rest. Moms need to recharge too.

Reusable Diapers

You will never have to worry about the chemicals that come in contact with your baby’s skin if you choose to use reusable diapers. Running out of diapers will be the least of your problems too because you can always throw the soiled ones in the washer and you will have clean diapers in a short while. There are also different options here, you can get hybrid diapers (a cross between disposable and reusable) and cloth diapers. Reusable cloth diapers are washable and can be used by your little one until he is potty trained. What could be better than that?

How To Keep Your Energy Levels High After The Birth Of Your Baby


Are you pregnant with your first child on the way? Well if you haven’t had a child then you are in for a bit of a shock. Most new moms have their energy levels basically taken from them after having kids for a few reasons such as constantly having to breast feed, sleepless nights, and not just being able to kick the shoes off and having a lay down. You will be doing a lot more than you usually do so your energy levels take a hit. This being said, there are a few things that you can do to help keep your energy levels at least at an acceptable state. Here are some things that have worked for us in the past and hopefully they will work for you too.

Don’t Skip Meals

First thing is not to skip meals, especially breakfast. I know that it will be hard and that you will feel like you won’t have time to make all the usual meals for yourself, but to benefit everyone which includes your baby, partner, and yourself, make sure you eat your meals. Don’t skip them. If you skip breakfast your mood will suffer and so will your energy levels. The same goes for the rest of your meals. Maximise your energy levels and eat your meals.

Protein Bars

Whether you are home with your child and you get hungry for a snack but are too tired to make one, try a protein bar. If you do choose to go down this route, then make sure that you check the ingredients list vigorously. There are so many protein bars available today and many of which have so many unnecessary chemicals in them. In fact, they probably shouldn’t even be sold to the public let alone new mothers which are breast feeding. But also is some pretty good bars out there. The healthiest option out of all of them is to try make you own protein bars. They taste better and are far better for you. Protein bars are great for when you’re at home needing a snack or while you’re out and trying to keep going before your next meal.


Eating a balanced diet is extremely important at all times during your life, especially during this time. And magnesium can definitely help with energy levels. It is recommended that woman take approximately 300 milligrams of magnesium each day and around 250 milligrams for men. Some foods which contain magnesium are kale, almonds, cashews, and bran cereal. If you have any concerns, make sure you see your doctor before taking any medications or vitamins.

Vitamin D

I know it’s hard to get organized enough to get outside often, especially just after having a child. But try to make a big effort to get outside and get some sun. I am not talking about spending the whole day out there, but more like 20 minute spurts of sun and in the morning or afternoon. This will help with your vitamin D levels and vitamin D gives you energy. For those days you can’t get organized to get outside, try vitamin D drops or tablets as a replacement. But this is not a long term solution, getting outside is far more effective.

Top 5 Diets Available Today

Top Diets

With the growing number of diet programs available today, sometimes it’s hard to pick the which of these programs fits well with your lifestyle. We’d like to help you decide by narrowing the list down to the top 5 weight loss program.

Weight Watchers

This program claims that you drop 2 pounds each week. In the Weight Watchers’ PointsPlus program, the foods are being assigned a point value based on its protein, carbohydrate, fat and fiber content. Each person is assigned a daily PointsPlus target and you can select from the list of foods in the database as long as you do not go beyond your target. Usually, fresh fruits are given zero points meaning you can eat them as often as you want while processed food are assigned the highest point. The goal is for people to make healthy choices when in comes to the food they eat.

HMR Diet

The HMR (Health Management Resources) diet program has two phases. The first phase or the Quick start phase focuses on losing the weight as quickly as possible and the second phase is when you reach your ideal weight, the focus is now on continuing to lose the weight through lifestyle changes. It is in this diet program that meal replacements are being used – meal replacement shakes, nutrition bars and multigrain hot cereal.

The Biggest Loser Diet

This program introduces the combination of healthy food and exercise for six weeks in order to obtain weight loss similar to what’s being followed in the successful reality TV show, The Biggest Loser. It also helps prevent diseases such as diabetes, improve your immune system and heart health.

Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal replacement shakes are quickly gaining in popularity and only a few years ago you probably wouldn’t have heard of them. The idea is that you replace 1 to 2 meals a day with meal replacement shakes in order to help you lose weight. Depending on which brands you choose, they can be a healthy option to help you lose weight.

Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig diet program is all about restricting the calorie intake, fat and meal portions. All these are being addressed in the prepacked meals that is being delivered. Each meal and exercise program are personalized. On top of that, you are given a weekly one-on-one counseling session with one of the Jenny Craig consultants.

Raw Food Diet

Fresh fruits and vegetables dominate the menu in a Raw Food Diet program. It is said that raw food has natural enzymes that will help your body reach its optimal health and eventually lead you to lose the unwanted pounds.