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No one has called me “mommy” for over 20 years. But that doesn’t mean I don’t remember what it’s like to be a new mother. That’s an experience you never forget.
When I was a new mother, the internet was still a dream and help was obtained through a book, family member or friend. Thankfully, things have changed and you can now get advice 24/7 online when you need it and immediately.
With a new baby comes a million questions – am I feeding him enough? Is his poop supposed to be that color? Will it harm him to eat cat food? All of these are questions I had and I’m sure many of you have too.
Plus there’s the trials of potty training – how to do it, when to do it, reward or punishment, potty chair or not? You want reliable information on products and more and now there’s a webpage sponsored by Huggies® called Every Little Step. The goal is to help you from pregnancy and beyond.
But it’s not just for parents. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, and anyone welcoming a new addition to the family can find fabulous resources. Fun things like how to plan the perfect baby shower or what’s the perfect baby shower gift to how to help a new mom and dad the first week home.
While you’re there – check out the real parent stories. Of course every parent has a story, the one that defines them as a parent, and ours happened on a drive to see my step-grandmother with our then 2-year old son. He was fussing in his car seat as he always did on car ride so we didn’t think much of his crying. As we neared a town with a pulp mill we both giggled at the scent. But this time it was different, as we drove out of town the scent got stronger instead of fading as usual. Yep, that scent wasn’t coming from outside the car, it was coming from the back seat. Our son, now smiling, was sitting in his carseat happy as can be and diarrhea was running through the carseat and onto the car’s seat.
We pulled over and found more poop that we’ve ever seen in our life and oddly we had no diaper bag with us, just a few extra diapers and no wipes stuffed in a seatback. So we did the only thing we could think of. We went to a car wash and hosed off the carseat and then our son. Yep, we were THOSE people holding up our son and hosing him off with cold water in 60 degree weather.
He wore just a disposable diaper and my husband’s shirt the rest of the day. Yep, parent fail all the way around that day. Our “child” is about to turn 28 and he survived our bad parenting. Have you had your own parenting fail? Check out the site and see if any of them sound familiar and get help with your parenting questions and more information on baby essentials.