Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baby Love Giveaway #2 -CLOSED FOR ENTRY

Calling all mommies to be! Mom To Be Depot is your one stop info stop for moms to be. Whether your looking for product reviews,giveaways or advice, they've got it all! And they shared! One lucky mommy can win a Maternity T-shirt from Baby and Mama, A wooden Kitty change bank from TAG toys, and a copy of the book "The light at the end of the diaper pail". Prize Valued at $75.

"who's your Mommy" Maternity Tee from Baby and Momma

This SUPER cute solid wood Kitty bank. This will look great on your new additions dresser or changing table.

A copy of "the light at the end of the diaper pail:Inspiration for new motherhood". Read more about this book here.

So, wanna win? Here's what ya gotta do to enter:

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For your first entry, Post the most important piece of advice you have received in regards to baby. If you are not a first time mom post your own piece of advice!

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Aura said...

I have 2 sets of twins but I honestly cannot think of any good parenting advice. Just go with the flow and if you have twins you really need to schedule them or you'll have no time for anything!

Yasmine said...

Im a mother of twins too (1 boy/1girl. I was always told to practice patience.
I agree with the aura's comment!
It is nice to put your kids on a schedule, but be warned- babies/toddlers* will tend to throw you off schedule.. alot!

I got so much advice from ppl it got a bit annoying after a while, esp for things that were common sense! You know your baby best, and you will both grow to understand eachother! You should go with your own motherly instinct..after all doesnt a mother know best?
Last but not least... ENJOY IT! your baby will grow so0Oo fast, and soon will be going to kindergarten and then highschool (my kids havnt gotten there yet, but time sure does fly!)


quitecontrary1977 said...

i remember how i loathed getting advice in the first few months of my daughter's birth. i have advice for people around new moms. Just tell them they're great at mothering very often. Moms need a lot of reassurance. Its a big job!

Natasha said...

I think the best advice I recieved was from my grandmother, she said not to get upset if all doesn't go as planned and just take things as they come, and most importantly ENJOY the little guy! It was after my 'birth plan' didn't quite materialize the way I wanted it to, she was great at reminding me that the most important thing was not what I had planned, but just experiencing what was, because it all was so special, planned or not - and to trust her that plenty more unplanned/unprepared for things would pop up along the road.


*Heather* said...

advice: You can't break your baby!

Everyone is always so scared to hold the baby, to hold the baby wrong to hurt the baby. Well the best advice it to just do what it natural & you'll know it's right.


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Angie Vinez said...

As a mother of 4 - and pregnant with #5, all I can say is "Don't be afraid to ask for help!"

Things can get really overwhelming the first few weeks of baby's life - especially if you have other children. Don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call your mom, a friend, or someone who would be willing to come and help for a little while.

If you try to do everything yourself, you're going to run yourself ragged. If people offer to help, take them up on it!!

MrsAdams06 said...

Join a mom's club or some sort of other mom's networking group. Of course your child isn't old enough to enjoy it at first, but go for yourself. It's great to have time each week around other moms.

EG said...

Luckily my memory was terrible when I was pregnant and a new mom, so I cannot remember any advice I got.

My best advice: take all the help (and food) people offer, and try to chill out and enjoy! Also take pictures and write down funny things they do, 'cause you won't remember.

Sweetpeas said...

My best advice is to ignore most advice and do what works for YOUR family! Ignore people who say that if you co-sleep, your child will never leave your bed (my kids left my bed at 18 mo, my brother never co-slept as an infant but often ended up in my parents room at age 7, it all just depends on the kid!), ignore people who say you must teach independence, teach the child s/he is loved and can trust you and they will become independent as they are ready . . . pretty much ignore western culture and follow your gut.

Lesley said...

The best advice I received was;
"Don't worry too much about the mistakes you'll make in the early days, after all, the baby really was born yesterday!"
With hindsight now I understand how it can be so overwhelming if you stress over every little thing (which I did). Trust your instincts and take help when it's offered.
I'm now pregnant with my 3rd child in less than 3 years, and I think sometimes you just have to sit back, enjoy the baby, and not worry about the little things like housework, or cooking dinner, etc!

3 Kids and Us said...

My one piece of advice would be to throw out all schedules and take your day one moment at a time. The laundry, phone calls, cooking, cleaning can all wait, or better yet be done by your husband.

3kidsnus at gmail dot com

Hayley said...

My advice would be to expect the unexpected and roll with and even enjoy the punches :-)

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

coriwestphal said...

The best advice? Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't know something or are just curious, ask! Ask a friend, family member, doctor. Whoever! You'll never learn if you don't ask. Thanks!

CanCan said...

Before I had my second child, a friend of mine really encouraged me that my body could handle labor. I had a horrible experience birthing my first, but I really studied and "prepared" for my second (and prayed!). My 2nd labor was much faster and not traumatic! So my best advice was along the lines of, "You CAN do it!"

Wehaf said...

My best advice is to take lots of pictures. Babies grow so quickly that putting of taking pictures can mean not having any record of key times!

urchiken at gmail dot com

gkstratos said...

The best advice I ever received was to accept help without guilt.

Sandy said...

sleep when they sleep- everything else can wait- you are no good to them if you are exhausted and warn

and don't feel the need to answer the door

Teresa said...

Don't forget about yourself! If someone offers to watch the baby while you go grocery shopping, take them up on it! Everyone needs a little "me" time!

rhubbert@socal.rr.com said...

When the baby sleeps - sleep. Please don't worry about the chores/ calls/ emails - as long as theres milk ready for the next feed.
Switch off the phones / mails and just rest.
Don't worry about writing thank you notes, returning calls - everyone understands.
No one told me that but I wish they had.

cathyhall said...

Don't try and follow a book or hard and fast regime. I was hell bent on making sure my baby drank this much and napped this much etc. until about 8 weeks in, my husband pointed out the baby did everything but follow the book.

Go with the flow - and enjoy - my baby has just started pre-school - where has the time gone?

Leigh said...

Those mommy shirts make me laugh so much! And I love that this giveaway includes something that could be given to an older child, they feel so left out sometimes :(

My parenting advice is mostly just for fun. When my son was born, my husband bought him a stuffed animal (in this case, a lobster! lol) and we got pictures of him on the day he was born with it, then on his 1month birthdays, and now on his year birthdays. It really gives how much your baby has grown some perspective, and my son loves the pictures because that's his lobster :)

That's not gonna change your life, but it WILL help you put baby photos in order when you forget to write the date on the back lol That's a sanity saver ;)

piece of me said...

My best piece of advice, listen to all the advice that is given but in the long run you will know what's best for your baby.

livlifelov at yahoo dot com

kaylee8 said...

The most important piece of advice is to try to relax and enjoy because, though it seems to last forever, those baby days will be over all too quickly!

Staci said...

The best advice I ever got was to trust myself. People are always offering advice, and you are the only one who can decide what's right for you and your child. I had to learn that I could trust my own insticts when it came to raising the little one.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Blessings Abound said...

A good piece of advice is to not put off taking pictures, video, or keeping track of their milestones as you'll find the time goes by so fast and you'll miss so many important memories! Thanks!


JLT6907 said...

The best advice i ever received ot given was *dont always hold baby, they'll get used to it and want to be held all the time*. it works wonders. my kids are very independant from that.

Anonymous said...

The best advice I could give having a 3 year old and due in 7 weeks is...take all the help you can get and use it to its fullest! You will be a better mommy when you have "yourself" time to renergize!!!!
Bridgett, Queen Creek

sunnymum said...

Baby #2 is on the way and the best advice I can think of is don't panic! I was a nervous wreck during my first pregnancy because of all the "should-do" and "should-not-do" advice people were giving me...and a lot of it was conflicting advice! Use your common sense!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

The most important piece of advice " don't listen to other people's advice.. do what feels right to you"

That's gotten me through everything :)

Brooke said...

Sleep when the baby sleeps. Just kidding. Really, the best advice was to treat my first baby as if it were my third.

Swtlilchick said...

I was told don't let the baby
sleep in the bed with you.This
has so far been good advice.Thanks
for the giveaway,those mommy to
be shirts are awesome.Thanks for the giveaway