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Baby Weight Loss – what is happening?




My baby is losing weight

Baby Weight Loss

You go for a wellness check, anxious to see how your little one is progressing, and your doctor appears concerned. Your baby has lost weight. Instantly, you begin to worry: What’s going on? Why has my baby lost weight? Am I a bad parent? Let me tell you – baby weight loss is more common than you think. There are a number of reasons for your baby to have lost weight, but keep in mind that is long as your little one has not drastically dropped in percentile there is no need for you to worry. Whatever the cause of your baby’s weight loss, be sure to discuss any of your concerns with your child’s doctor.

Possible Reasons for Baby Weight Loss

Newborn Weight Loss – It is common for a newborn to lose weight (up to 10% of their birth weight) in the first few days of life, but your little one will usually gain the weight back within two weeks. Newborn weight loss is completely normal; your little one has been encapsulated in liquid for nine months and will lose some of that water weight upon entering the world.
How Much/Little Baby Eats – One of the biggest concerns from your doctor will be how much your baby is eating. If you are breastfeeding they will ask how often and for how long your baby eats; if your are feeding formula and/or solids your doctor will ask how often and how much the baby is being fed. Your doctor may suggest more frequent feedings and/or supplementation.

Reflux – Sometimes, a severe case of reflux can be the cause of weight loss because the baby is unable to absorb the nutrients due to reflux. Never fear, I worried about my baby’s spit-up (she projectile vomited regularly), but my doctor assured me that as long as there weren’t more than two or three large spit-ups a day that she was fine. You’d be surprised how much they are still getting! (If your baby is spitting-up frequently, watch for signs of dehydration and contact your doctor with any concerns.)

Diarrhea – Most breastfed babies have loose stool, so moms often have a difficult time determining what is diarrhea. Rest assured, if your little one’s poos are extra runny and lose their grainy appearance, it is probably diarrhea. Diarrhea can be accompanied by mucus, but are most often extremely explosive and runny to the point that they soak into the diaper like urine. Similar to reflux, diarrhea can cause weight loss (primarily from water loss) due to lack of baby’s ability to absorb the food’s nutrients. Other signs of diarrhea include: caved in soft, dark urine, poor overnight diaper, and irritability.

Virus – Unfortunately, the rotavirus (or stomach bug) is the most common culprit of weight loss in young children. Vomiting and diarrhea often accompany a virus and, unfortunately, the only real treatment is to let it run its course. In order to stave off dehydration and weight loss, offer your little one plenty of liquids (breast milk, formula, or pedialyte).

Activity – The upside of baby weight loss could be that your baby has become more active! A crawling baby on the move will often result in some weight loss in your infant.

Again, weight loss in babies is not uncommon, but unless it is excessive there is nothing to be overly concerned about. When in doubt, your baby will let you know if something is wrong. But, if you’re concerned, talk with your doctor who will (no doubt) ask you questions related to what we have shared with you.

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15 Quotes That Will Make You Think




The Internet is full of smart and cool quotes. I love them – they are so inspirational! There are quotes that will make you think, smile, or just give you chills. We made a selection of quotes that resonated with us the most.

The way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens to you. When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly.

I like to print out some cool quote every week to get inspired. I put it on the mirror or closet doors, so I can check it out from time to time. Sometimes it’s that simple to make your whole day better.

15 Quotes That Will Make You Think

 

Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn't escape you..

Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.

 

Collect moments, not things

Collect moments, not things.

You only fail when you stop trying.

You only fail when you stop trying.

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye hard.

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye hard.

We are all broken, that's how the light gets in.

We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.

Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself.

Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself.

 

You don't have to perfectto be amazing.

You don’t have to perfect to be amazing

 

Thanks for reading my favorite quotes from this week. Just look at these inspirational words whenever you need a boost so you may confidently crush any challenges or goals that you set for yourself.

Check out our previous blog post about quotes – Best quotes for parents you should teach your kids.

What is your favorite inspirational quote? Something you like to call ‘your motto’ or something you always tell your friends? We would like to hear your favorite quotes! Maybe it will inspire us for something great! Share them in the comments section! And don’t forget to pin!

 

 

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Link Love – My Favorite Things – Week Seven

I found this cool idea about ‘link love’ on several websites I like to read on daily basis. People are sharing their favorite things they found online that week. I love that! I found so many cool blogs and interesting websites by reading other bloggers’ ‘link love’.

I decided to also do something similar. I will share all the cool things I stumbled upon recently. Hope you will like my picks and find something cool for you.

link love my favorite things

Link Love – My Favorite Things

Manofatto

 

 

I am obsessed with bags and I don’t think you can ever have too many of them! When I first discover Manofatto Etsy shop, I was so delighted. Their bags are handmade, unique and absolutely beautiful. I already mentioned them before on my blog, but when I saw their new design tote bag for Spring/Summer 2017, I had to do it again. Just look at those finishing details with the beautiful stitching on the middle of the bag to enhance the appearance of it – I love it! Check out their Etsy shop and find something perfect for you.

SmellyCatSoaps by Vicky

 

 

If you like fun and unique soaps, you’re at the right place. This amazing Etsy shop has so many choices that I can’t even pick my favorite one. The owner and SoapMaster-in-Chief of Smelly Cat Soaps is talented Vicky.
She loved smelly soaps but she was allergic to them, even the hypoallergenic stuff – imagine that! Luckily, she decided to try to make her own soaps, and because of that, you can now buy this wonderful handmade soaps!

 

Dylan’s Cosydoze by Elsa Joseph

Dylan Cosydoze by Elsa Joseph

My daughter can’t sleep without her pink blanket. Oh, what a tantrum would we have if she lost her precious blanket somewhere. I guess that is why she loved this charming book about little Dylan so much – she could relate to his problem 🙂 What is it about? Dylan cannot sleep without his Cosydoze, but it goes missing on a visit to Granny’s house. Buy this amazing and heart-warming book and find out where has it gone and can Mum and Dad get Dylan to sleep without it.
We loved it and I truly recommend it to everyone!

Handmade baby slippers

baby slippers on etsy

I was looking for cute baby slippers for my friend’s baby shower and look what I found. This lady on Etsy makes amazing and cutest baby slippers. Every single model is unique and entirely handmade. She even makes custom orders so you can pick any size, color or shape you would like. This can be a great gift for birthdays, baptism, baby showers..

You can also find some cute headbands and jewelry here – something for everyone.

All the items are made in Switzerland, but they do send to other countries. Take a look and I am sure you will find something adorable.

Helge Jewelry

helge jewelry etsy

Do you love jewelry? I do, and my little one is also obsessed about it lately. She is stealing all my jewelry and that is why I have to buy even more jewelry 🙂 I love to browse around Etsy to try to find something unique. And I found Helge Jewelry, a handmade Estonian brand that started out in 2014. The name Helge is actually an adjective in Estonian language that means light, positive or intelligent. It is a brand of unique designs made with gemstones, silver and gold worked into jewelry such as pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. I love every single item! Check it out and tell me which one is your favorite!

 

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Link Love – My Favorite Things – Week Six

I found this cool idea about ‘link love’ on several websites I like to read on daily basis. People are sharing their favorite things they found online that week. I love that! I found so many cool blogs and interesting websites by reading other bloggers’ ‘link love’.

I decided to also do something similar. I will share all the cool things I stumbled upon recently. Hope you will like my picks and find something cool for you.

link love my favorite things

Link Love – My Favorite Things

Customized 3D prints and other novelty items

3d prints etsy

I think you already know that my husband is a big gamer. I don’t have problem with that, that’s his hobby! He likes to play all kind of games, but recently his favorite one is Doom 2016. That is why I decided to find something special and Doom related for his birthday. Of course, as always, I opened Etsy and started browsing. And wow – I found a motherload – customized 3d prints!
The items are 3d printed, hand painted and air brushed and they look like the real little pieces of art. The items can be shipped worldwide! Check out the store, you will love it!

Metal Puzzle by GiftForSoul

metal puzzle etsy

This is the best thing I saw on Etsy recently. Something cool and unique – Handmade Wire Puzzle. This is an exclusive test of intelligence. Are you afraid to try? Don’t worry if you don’t get it immediately. By playing this amazing and gorgeously designed metal puzzle, you will improve your creative thinking and your iq. This is a fun game for the whole family (they even have a children version) and a perfect gift for your family and friends who love to play puzzle games.

Check out this great Etsy store and find your favorite thing. I hope you will love it as much as I do.

Eve Rabi – The Other Woman

The Other Woman Eve Rabi writer

As you already know, I love to read! That’s one of my favorite hobbies. I especially love a good thriller! Imagine how surprised I was when I found Eve Rabi’s books. She is amazing. I can’t even describe the suspense I was feeling when I was reading this book. I truly recommend it to anyone in love with psychological thrillers!

WARNING: This scandalous, nail-biting, five-star read has been known to ruin a good manicure! Proceed with extreme caution and a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio. Or a bottle. You can find it on Amazon. There is even a Kindle edition if you prefer ebooks.

Unique Folks

Custome art and portraits

If you love bath bombs, this is the Etsy shop you have to check out. You will find custom art and portraits, beautiful jewelry, and most amazing bath bombs. You can pick from all sort of bath bombs here – Deadpool, Pokemon, Horror movies, Animals and much more. Those are also perfect as a gift.

Ash and Lucy will do their best to make the perfect and unique handmade item for you. So check out their wonderful shop and pick your favorite item. Whatever you chose, I am sure you will love it! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Self Cleaning Litter Boxes

Do you have a cat? I do! And I love him with all my heart, but I am sick and tired of cleaning his litter. That is the worst thing for me. I can survive cat hair everywhere, but the litter is just too much for me.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that there are a self cleaning litter boxes?? And not just one of them – you can choose from many different ones. I found a cool blog with reviews – it really helped me to pick the best.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that there are a self cleaning litter boxes?? And not just one of them – you can choose from many different ones. I found a cool blog with reviews – it really helped me to pick the best self cleaning litter box for my little fella. And guess what? I never need to clean his litter box ever again. Woohoo.
If you’re interested, learn more here.

 

MRBBridal

This amazing Etsy shop has a great collection on bridal garters, so I recommend to every ‘bride to be’ to check it out. Your wedding will be your most special moment, so make it even more special with unique and beautiful selections of garter sets, haircombs, brooches, jewelry sets and much more. These beautiful items are really amazing and you will love it!

Shipping is available worldwide! Head over to Etsy and find the perfect set for you – white and elegant with crystals or maybe colorful with flowers – there is something for everyone!

bridal graters on etsy

The Best Fondation For Sensitive Skin

A few years ago, my beauty routine included just washing my face, so I was quite clueless about beauty tips and tricks. That is when I started following beauty blogs and learn so much! Kaylee Beauty is one of the best – I love the piece about best fondation for sensitive skin because it is so detailed. After reading this article, you just can’t get it wrong!

NYC Divorce Lawyers

The divorce can be a really hard topic, but sometimes is the best thing you can do for yourself and your child. Nobody ever said that going through a divorce would be easy, and some of the most amicable separations have the potential to quickly turn messy. If that is the case with you, you really need the best lawyer possible. These divorce lawyers have 40 years of experience so you can be sure they will do the best job for you. They have offices located in New York, Brooklyn, and Long Island.

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25 Things Every Mother Should Tell Her Daughter

25 Lessons Every Mother Should Teach Her Daughter

25 Things Every Mother Should Tell Her Daughter

1. Be kind to others. We are constantly competing with everyone and life is more beautiful when we all just work together.

2. You will be hurt, but you will survive.

3. Don’t be hard on yourself when you fail in something. Learn from your mistakes.

4. You will do stupid things from time to time. How you handle those situations is what counts.

5. Stand up for yourself and for those that can’t stand up for themselves.

6. Embrace people’s differences.

7. Do What makes you happy.

8. Make world a better place. You can do it.

9. In the end, it’s not how much money you have. It’s how you lived your life.

10. You are beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you you are not.

11. Always challenge yourself.

12. It’s OK to be wrong!

13. Dream!

14. If you love somebody, show them your love!

15. Don’t settle for anything!

16. You are unique. There’s no one like you.

17. Be patient.

18. Don’t be afraid to give it a try.

19. Love yourself so you can love others.

20. Don’t dream your life, live your dreams.

21. It’s not about the destination, it’s the journey that matters.

22. Take responsibility for the mistakes you make.

23. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t steal.

24. No one ever succeeded without trying.

25. I love you, and no matter what, I will always love you.

Those are the things I want my daughter learns from me. Every single one of them is important – and there are much more I could add to the list. After all, the parents are responsible to help those little people be the best version of themselves.

Is there some important life lesson you would add to your list? What is that one thing you would say it is most important? Do you remember life lessons your parents have taught you?

Share with us in the comments section.