Anansi the Spider - Gerald McDermott.
Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey. Caps for Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina. Cat in the Hat, The - Dr. Corduroy - Don Freeman. Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell. Frederick - Leo Lionni. Freight Train - Donald Crews. Frog and Toad are Friends - Arnold Lobell. George and Martha - James Marshall. Giving Tree, The - Shel Silverstein. Go, Dog. Good Night, Gorilla - Peggy Rathmann. Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson.
Horton Hears A Who! In the Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak. Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans. Naptime offers a brief respite, but what happens when you have more to do than can be accomplished during baby's afternoon snooze? During Best of Baby Month, Walmart.
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Your little one will be happily occupied just not, you know, unattended and you'll be relieved to have the use of your arms again. Ready to save money and a bit of sanity, mama? Check out these items and more online now through September Your little musician will stay busy exploring more than 20 stimulating activities with lights and sounds, including drums, music note sliders, a tambourine, a microphone rattle, and more. They can even play the keyboard with their feet; the soft interactive play mat makes noise, too.
Hearing baby entertain themself while you get to multitask will be music to your ears! Guns 'N Roses got it right when they sang, "Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games! When they're tired of rocking out , there's a kickstand to hold it in place and calming vibrations to soothe. Baby can rock, bounce, spin, and reach in this sweetly designed exersaucer. While you're preparing dinner or scarfing down lunch, your little one can be enjoying their own tea party, complete with stacking cakes, a fun flip book, a self-discovery mirror, and other fine motor activities.
Toss the removable seat cover in the washing machine when it needs cleaning because messes are inevitable in the kitchen. Kitchen tables aren't just for eating—and neither are high chairs! Let your little one keep you company in the kitchen in this adjustable high chair that converts into six different seating options ranging from an infant high chair to a youth seat. Safely secured with your choice of either a 3- or 5-point harness, they can play with toys on the dishwasher safe tray while you get things done. When baby's acting fussy, give your arms a rest and let this cozy infant swing rock them 'til they're calm.
You can even customize it based on your little one's preferences; the music-playing swing can move side-to-side or front-to-back.
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Plus, there's a plush mobile and mirrored dome to help distract them from whatever was causing that irritability in the first place. This article was sponsored by Walmart. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas. As a new mom, you hear quite a bit about identity loss. It's probably the thing that many new mamas struggle with the most. The sleep deprivation, feelings of total ineptitude and leaky boobs have a life-span, an expiration date, but the identity loss? Well, as I have discovered 14 months after the birth of my little thief, it has a much longer shelf-life.
While pregnant with our daughter, my husband and I were so confident that she wouldn't change our lives—she would fit in with them. A position that seems quite common amongst today's older, independent and ambitious parents-to-be. I only half-listened to my mom's concerned warnings that everything was about to change. She nagged that I needed to be prepared, and I dismissively nodded, comforted by the notion that she was "from another generation.
She was just being old-fashioned. When my daughter arrived and my world flipped upside down overnight I was totally knocked out of breath. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. And I continue to be on a daily basis. Yes, pregnant women do learn about cluster feeding, mastitis, sleep deprivation and falling into a time vortex, but when you're sitting in the antenatal class with your excitement as big as your bump, these are just words. Small inconveniences that you won't even notice once you have a tiny baby in your arms.
For some women, I am sure this is the case.
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But for others, myself included, these "words" turn into insurmountable challenges they are totally unprepared for. I struggled with all the normal things—loneliness, exhaustion, raging hormones, self-doubt and being overly critical of myself. I missed my friends. I missed exercising.
I missed eating with a knife and fork. I even missed work. A lot. Overnight I transformed from a successful, smart, fun-loving woman, into an emotionally incontinent wreck, called "mama. I was incapable of having a conversation that didn't start with "My daughter…" or "I only slept for…".
I felt devoid of interests—I just watched Netflix on the sofa with a large barnacle attached to my boob. Those first few months passed in a bit of a blur. But as I started to emerge from the fog, and get some time sans-barnacle, I began searching for my former self. And boy did I spend a lot of time searching. I looked for her at the gym.
On nights out with my friends. Date nights. I tried to rouse her through my old wardrobe. High heels and running shoes.
I spent a lot of time during the first year of my daughter's life trying to find the old me. But nothing worked. And in fact, she's still missing in action. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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