Category: Baby

Pregnancy Feet: 5 Tips for Making Yourself Comfortable

pregnant woman sore footMoms, we know that pregnancy isn’t easy on the body. From incontinence to acne, there are tons of inconvenient or downright embarrassing side effects.

Whether you’re a new mom asking “what the heck is happening?!” or on your third bundle of joy and you’ve seen it all, the struggle is real.

One of those things that’s no fun to deal with while you’re bringing a new life into this world? Pregnancy feet, which is when your legs and feet get swollen and sore at the end of the day.

Don’t stress. We’ve got five tips and tricks for you to try that are going to help you manage!

1. Massage

This one is almost a no-brainer. During pregnancy, your body retains more fluid. Plus, the extra weight you and your growing baby gain puts pressure on your veins and arteries.

To relieve pregnancy feet, get that fluid moving with a little massage.

It can be hard to bend over in the later trimesters, so ask your significant other to give your feet a little TLC. Bonus idea: ask for massage gift certificates for your baby shower!

2. Modify Your Shoes

Ladies, we all love a cute open-toe pump, but when you’re pregnant you’ll have to stash them in the back of the closet. High heels, narrow-toe boxes, and shoes that lack support are some of the worst instigators of pregnancy feet.

Try to wear sandals or go barefoot as often as possible. If that’s not an option, get some flat shoes with good support.

If you need more arch support, orthotics for flat feet can be a lifesaver.

3. Drink More Water

Your body will hold onto every drop of water it can during pregnancy. To minimize water retention, drinking more water will help.

Try a little lemon in your water to jump-start the process. Cucumbers are also a great snack full of water but also silicon and sulfur, which can make kidneys more efficient.

4. Keep Moving

Sitting is no good for your feet and legs, but neither is standing for a long time. Try to find a happy medium where you have the option of propping up your feet.

Try going on walks and incorporate exercise into your daily routine to help deal with swelling and pain.

5. Compression Socks

Sometimes, you just can’t be bothered to drink all that water, your hubby isn’t in the mood to give you a massage, and you don’t feel like exercising. We get it.

Compression socks are your friend here. Just throw them on to keep swelling at bay during most of the day. It’s quick, easy, and gets the job done.

Take Care Of Your Pregnancy Feet

Moms take on a lot during pregnancy. Follow the above tips and you’ve got one less thing to worry about.

Take time to pamper yourself, not just for your comfort but for your well-being. Your feet carry you throughout the day, so give them a little loving.

Got any other tips for dealing with pregnancy feet? Let us know in the comments!

5 Things Your Baby is Thinking During a Diaper Change

babyWhen you look at your newborn, you may be under the impression that they’re not thinking a whole lot.

But just remember how much your baby has to learn by age 2, 3, and 5.

Most experts believe that babies begin thinking as early as the womb. And a Berkeley study showed that by 6 months a baby is already reasoning out probabilities (i.e., what may happen and the likelihood of that happening). This was previously thought to be a much higher level of reasoning.

So the question remains: What are babies thinking during a diaper change?

1. Yay, She’s Smiling At Me During My Diaper Change!

“Mommy is my Diaper Genie. She magics away all that wet stuff from my bum. And smiles at me while she’s doing it. I must be good.”

Your infant takes in everything. She sees every response to her as a statement about whether you accept her.

When you smile and play with your baby during the diaper change, she receives the message that she is okay. She is good. You approve of her.

2. Oh No, She’s Frowning At Me!

“Mommy’s not smiling when she takes off my diaper. She seems disappointed. She’s disgusted with me.”

Infants internalize everything a parent does. This includes words, facial expressions, and body language.

They don’t have the ability to reason, “I made something stinky and gross.” Instead, they think, “I am stinky and gross.” This can lead to a child’s holding the belief later in life that there is something wrong with him.

3. What Is This Stuff Coming Out of Me?

It is generally believed that, from the moment they are born, babies are constantly thinking. They are striving to understand this big place and the humongous people around them.

Babies are noticing patterns as they process new information on their surroundings. Baby is too young to understand what she is producing when there is poop on her bottom. She relies on the “big people” around her to mirror back how she should respond to it.

Again, this is why it is very important for Mommy and Daddy to meet her needs in an approving manner. This will translate to her approval of herself throughout life.

4. Am I a burden?

Picture it: A long, stressful day. Everything seems to go wrong.

You forgot your dental appointment. You misplaced your best blouse. You dropped your eggs when you were fumbling for your house keys.

It’s 7 p.m., you have a headache and you’re finally sitting down as your favorite show starts. That’s when you smell it…

It can be hard to keep your cool. Just remember that every reaction to your child is seen as about who he is as a person. He can’t understand the stress or inconvenience.

5. Why is Mommy/Daddy Laughing at Me?

We’ve already discussed how infants internalize everything. They believe every response to them is about their inherent worth.

If you have a tendency to nervously laugh when you’re changing a diaper, your baby is likely to interpret this as laughter at her. Or if you feel the urge to call over your spouse to see the monster poop your baby just made, she may be confused at this reaction. Just being mindful of your interaction with your baby can go far.

What would you add to our list of baby thought during a diaper change? Comment below.

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