New Mommy Necessity: Boppy Pillow

I can’t think of any product I used more than the Boppy. It’s a circular pillow that goes around your stomach while breastfeeding or feeding baby. You can give baby a nice, comfy spot to eat or nap. It also works for tummy time beautifully.

I had the same Boppy pillow and used it multiple times a day for both my children. It got us through breastfeeding, bottle feeding, learning to sit and tummy time and the pillow itself is still in such great condition, it looks new.

When baby is in NICU, the Boppy works well to support baby comfortably for either skin to skin or normal holding and cuddling.

Pros- fits around your waist and sits perfectly on your lap, boosts baby up high enough to comfortably reach your breast if you’re nursing, works well for bottle feeding as well, can be taken most places with you, shaped perfectly to support baby after s/he learns head control and also works to help with tummy time.

Cons- not as portable- it does take up some room, can take adjusting to get fully comfortable.

This is another product I couldn’t see myself going without through the early baby phases. It worked on the floor and on the bed/couch. It helped us with tummy time as well as nursing. I would fully recommend to anyone to get one for the pregnant woman in their life.

Christmas Tree Shaped Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

For this ornament, you will need a variety of pipe cleaners- definately one green for the base of the tree. 20181208_1856377950286124226117760.jpgFirst, fold a pipe cleaner into a triangle, take the edges and fold them over and shape out the tree.

Next, take a red (or another color) pipe cleaner, form it into a rectangle and wrap the edges around the bottom of the triangle.

Take more of that color and wrap- measure a little over the length and cut the pieces for a smoother wrap.

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Take another color of the pipe cleaner and measure a bit longer than the top of the tree (leave a tiny hole) and start wrapping. Go 2-3 layers, then switch colors and keep going until you reach the bottom.

Smooth out the tree and reshape, if needed.

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Take a white pipe cleaner (or another color) and cut about 3-4 inches. Stick one end through the hole and wrap the ends together to use to hang the tree.

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