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Mommy On Demand - Pregnancy & Parenting Advice and Reviews

Welcome to Mommy on Demand

Welcome to Mommy On Demand, your helpful source of guidance through the ever-changing journey of raising children. From pregnancy through parenthood, we are here to come along side and offer practical advice intended to help you be an outstanding mommy!  Whether you are a new mother, chasing a toddler, or nurturing school age kids, we want to share our first-hand experiences with you along with the hard lessons we’ve learned.  We also provide expert reviews of kids products for all ages, so that you can make an informed decision when you decide to make a purchase for your littles.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time, while also being tremendously trying of your patience.  While your baby grows inside you, your perseverance and character also grow while you wait, and wait some more, for the moment you finally see your child.

There are plenty of decisions to be made before that day comes, and the extended opportunity to consider what will be best for your baby is a blessing in disguise.  Some choices are easy to change your mind about further down the road.  For example, switching between cloth diapers , non-toxic diapers, or conventional disposable diapers isn’t likely to present challenges.   On the other hand, changing the paint color in your baby’s nursery is a much larger task.

Planning well in advance for your child’s nursery is always something we highly recommend.  Researching a suitable baby monitor for your needs is smart as well, and can provide real peace of mind when your baby is napping, or sleeping throughout the night.  A video baby monitor will provide visual cues that your child is stirring without relying on sound alone, while a modern day smart baby monitor can connect to your smartphone and keep you updated in real time.

Whether you are planning to be a stay at home mommy, or a working mommy, finding the right breast pump is essential for having a supply of milk on hand for you baby.  Your milk production will vary while your baby is nursing or bottle feeding, and keeping stored breast milk will help even out periods of low milk production.

Newborn

Newborn Baby

You don’t want to be tackling projects when you bring your little bundle home.  Preparing your home for the arrival of it’s newest occupant is super important.  Assembling a proper nursery is usually an obvious project, but others are not so apparent.

Initially, your sleep schedule will revolve around feeding your bundle. A comfortable glider rocker for your baby’s nursery is essential for late night feedings, and during the day a baby swing is another soothing piece that will rock your baby to sleep.

Thankfully newborn babies don’t get especially dirty.  But don’t worry, you’ll do plenty of bathing later on.  For now, finding the best baby bathtub will provide support and a helpful design for tubby time.

Figuring out what makes your newborn tick is both a challenging and rewarding experience, as you gain understanding and insight into your child’s personality.  Lots of diaper changing is in your future, so assembling a useful diaper changing table and baby wipe warmer will keep you and your baby comfortable.

Before you know it your baby will be rolling over, and trying to crawl.  Part of preparing your home is going to focus on safety.  Babies are curious about everything, and a good baby proofing kit will help to secure your cabinets, outlets, and doorknobs to protect your child from accidents.

Baby Furniture

Baby Furniture

Stimulating your baby’s mind is essential for cognitive growth and often that pursuit goes hand-in-hand with keeping your baby comfortable and safe.  Acquiring all the various baby furniture is one of the biggest initial expenses.

Very young babies sleep a lot, and during the night you will likely want your baby nearby.  A comfortable baby co-sleeper or bassinet are a few popular options that many parents like a lot.  And as your infant grows, and hopefully is starting to sleep through the night, baby cribs come in a variety of designs to fit your style.

Once your bambino comes to the right age for feeding you’ll likely use a high chair right through the toddler years.  So in addition to high chair for baby, you’ll want to find a working high chair for toddlers as well.

Exercise is a big contributor toward building the coordination your baby needs in order to learn how to walk.  Using a baby bouncer is excellent for building strength in your baby’s legs.  Another good source of increasing coordination and entertainment is a baby exersaucer.

As your toddler grows and develops, their sleeping arrangements will inevitably need to change as well.  One of the most accommodating options are convertible cribs, which can grow with your child.

Traveling

Travel With Kids

At some point you will go on vacation, or spend a night away from home.  Another flexible option as a crib for travel is a pack n play, which also can double as a play yard for your little one.

You’ll definitely need a car seat to travel with kids, but there are a number of features to consider before you make that purchase.  A car seat stroller combo is a super popular option, but if you make separate purchases you’ll need to be sure your car seat is compatible with the stroller you choose.

Babies can really find enjoyment in getting out and seeing their surroundings.  Taking your baby on a walk in a stroller is a great way to take advantage of that time and get valuable exercise.  A jogging stroller is a good way to take it up a notch, and maximize your work out time.

Strollers can be pretty heavy, so you might consider a lightweight stroller option to make travel a bit easier.  After all, loading a heavy and awkward stroller in and out of a vehicle could lead to injury if you are overdoing it.

As your child gets older they will transitions from rear facing to forward facing while riding in the car.  This is why you should always select a convertible car seat that can mount to the seat n either direction.  And when your child starts to out-grow conventional car seats, booster seats for your child are a vital in keeping your child safe.

One of the most versatile options on the market is a stroller wagon.  Along with sun protection and comfortable seating, wagons are super fun for kids and can be much more convenient than a conventional stroller.