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5 All Natural Morning Sickness Solutions, Do They Work?

Baby Butz Blogger Tests Some Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

So I am pregnant again, if you haven’t heard. According to my very scientific calculation a.k.a an online due date generator I should be about 9- 10 weeks along. The word about my impending child is pretty much out there thanks to social media and my announcement on the blog. Now, whenever I run into someone they ask enthusiastically “how are you feeling?”

Asking a pregnant woman in the first trimester how she is feeling- especially when she is already looking bloated, sleep-deprived and nauseated should be illegal. Most days right now I feel like I want to curl up and nap the day away beside the toilet bowl. Having a toddler to chase and a busy work schedule to maintain has not allowed this. The morning sickness (a misleading term if there ever was one) hit literally two days after I received the positive pregnancy test and has not subsided since.

As someone who prefers natural remedies to prescribed  I instantly started looking for a natural cure for my 24/7 light-headed nauseousness. Here are my findings so far:


Ginger or Peppermint Herbal Tea

For the first few days peppermint tea seemed to work. It did soothe my tummy while I was drinking it, but need nothing for the nauseous “sea-sick” feeling that i have been coping with. Unfortunately after a few days the smell made me want to throw up.

As for the ginger tea- couldn’t even stomach it from the get go.


Nibbling On Crackers 

This works, kind of. My problem with constantly nibbling on crackers is that

1. They are so dry

2. Crackers are kind of fattening if you eat them all day.

In a pinch, I can gobble down a saltine and resist vomiting but I really don’t like crackers enough to consume the 2000 calories worth that i would have to in order to make this remedy efficient.

Water With Lemon

This has also become an excellent temporary solution for me. I’ve been keeping well hydrated carrying around a water bottle with fruit or lemon cut up. However, this doesn’t really prevent or help the sickness- it just makes it easier to cope with. Still, you really can’t get too much H20 when your pregnant.

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Here at Baby Butz diaper cream we love zinc! However, Zinc for morning sickness hasn’t worked for me- so far. I started taking 25MG of zinc daily to see if my symptoms would improve. It hasn’t appeared to make a difference yet but it can’t hurt to get a little extra zinc during pregnancy.


Fresh Air 

Out of all the natural solutions this has been the best instant fix so far. Since the weather has been nice, I have been keeping the windows open and letting the fresh air in- this has given me nearly instant relief. However, it doesn’t last. Even with regular fresh air i still feel nauseous all day. Does anything work?

So, it looks like I will be toughing this morning sickness out for a few more weeks. None of the recommended “natural” remedies have worked very well…Out of desperation I did send Mr Peters out to get me something from the pharmacy- i’ll let you know if that works.

Did you have morning sickness when you were pregnant what worked for you? Share your story on our Facebook page.

baby butz blogger profile pictureBrandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!

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Having Another Baby, Things I’ll Do Differently

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The Baby Butz Blogger Talks About Things She Will Do Different With Baby #2

In honor of my upcoming second born I have been writing here on the Baby Butz Blog about having a second little one. Something that has been on my mind a lot lately is how having another baby is going to affect our lives. I also feel a lot more prepared this time around because unlike my first born Jack, I have had time to mentally prepare myself for this one versus the shocking “guess what, your pregnant” that came along with my first pregnancy.

I’ve made a list I’d like to share with you of things that I plan to do a bit differently during this pregnancy versus the first. I’d also love to hear from you on Facebook about what you switched up the second time around.

Stress Less About Getting Bigger

The first time around, my entire pregnancy, I was fighting the bulge. For at least the first trimester I was still counting calories and worrying about what I was eating. By time the second and third trimester came along I was super stressed because I realized that I had no control- you get bigger when you’re pregnant (duh?). All that stress about minding my weight and restricting my food in take was in vain. Your body does what it needs to do.

This time my attitude is different. Bring it on!

Save My Money, Because Stretch Mark Prevention Creams Don’t Work 

With baby number one I was also a serial lotion/ baby butter applicator. Obviously, this did me no good because my stomach is just riddled with lovely stretch marks. When baby got big the third trimester, he came in with a bam- my poor stomach didn’t stand a chance.

Whether or not this happens again the second time, I am ready for it. I won’t be buying no 50 dollar miracle stretch mark prevention creams, that is for sure.


Stock Up On The Good Stuff, Like Baby Butz Diaper Rash Cream

For the first baby we BOUGHT EVERYTHING- fixed up the nursery, stockpiled baby supplies like diaper creams, powders, soaps, etc. Obviously we were super excited and went a little bit overboard because I still have plenty of products that we never used gathering dust under the sink.

This time we are going to keep it to a minimum because we know what we need: Baby Soap/shampoo, Diapers, and Baby Butz Diaper Rash Cream.

(Oh and maybe “a few” clothes and toys too!”)


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Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy! She is expecting her second L.O in the Fall.

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Baby Butz Parenting Tips, Prepping Your Toddler For Baby #2

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Helping Your Toddler Adjust To The Idea of Being A Big Brother or Sister!

In case you missed it in my last post I made a big announcement! And in honor of that I have decided to write some blogs about getting your family ready for a second baby. 

Jackson, my son, will be just over two years old when his baby brother or sister arrives. Although in some ways this is a great division in age, it can also be a tough time because two year olds tend to be, what is the word for it… difficult? Anyways, we’ve already told Jackson once already that he is going to be a brother. He was even included in the positive pregnancy happy dance that we all did in the living room. As the due date gets closer I have a feeling we are going to have to really work on adjusting Jack to the idea that their will soon be a new addition in the house. I am also sure that once I start showing he will be curious about mommy’s new belly so that will probably lead to plenty of more opportunities to try to explain things to the little guy.

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Tips For Prepping Your Two Year Old For A New Baby

1. Start Talking About It Early

Toddlers are a lot more perceptive than many people believe, if mommy is sick a lot with morning sickness or having extra naps they may notice that something is up. This can be a good time to start talking about the future baby with your other baby- let them know how special they are to be having a baby brother or sister.

2. Make It Exciting For Everyone 

Obviously, you will be exited, but your toddler may be a bit apprehensive especially if mommy is already acting differently or strange. You can help to alleviate some of that by making it a really exciting thing. Try finding a special big brother/ sister book or toy that you can give them that will make them feel involved.

3. Plan Play dates and Start Encouraging Interaction With Other Kids

Some first-born children do not have a lot of experience playing with other kids. In order to help them understand what having a little sibling means start arranging play dates with other kids to help teach them about basic social interactions like sharing and being kind.

Do, make sure that you explain that their new brother or sister will not be able to play right away but very soon after they are born the two of them will be great friends.

4. Share Pictures of Your Toddler From When He/She Was Newborn

To help familiarize your toddler with the idea of a little baby, show him some of his or her own baby pictures. Let them know that they were once inside mommy’s tummy growing too!

We’ve started doing most of these things with Jack already to help get him prepared. One of my biggest concerns is that he will be jealous. I wonder how other moms coped with Toddler jealousy when the new baby arrived? Share your comments on Facebook, I’d love to hear from you!

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Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy! She is expecting her second L.O in the Fall.



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Baby Butz Blogger Brandie… Ready For Round #2

Baby Butz Very Own Blogger is Expecting Another Little Baby Butt Very Soon (and hopefully the rest of the baby too!)

Since I have been blogging for Baby Butz for a couple of months now, I thought that I should share a bit of news with all of you. My husband, Justin Peters and I as well as my little son Jackson are excited to announce that we will be expecting another baby in the Fall. This is absolutely thrilling to us, as we have been “trying” for a few months. It also presents me with a unique opportunity to blog about my pregnancy experiences and share my joy with all of you Baby Butz Blog readers.

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Thoughts On Baby #2

Part of me is actually fairly surprised that we will be adding another addition to the family. In the back of my mind it feels as if Jackson was only born a few months ago but really he is getting pretty close to being two years old! Personally, I consider this an advantage, that my kids will be close in age but also not TOO close. My husband is absolutely thrilled because he has three brothers and they are all nearly two years apart EXACTLY. I also grew up with two other siblings so I know what fun it will be for Jackson to have a little brother or sister.

Speaking of gender… I am feeling immense pressure right now for the new baby to be a little girl. However, I am not even sure if we are going to find out. I’d love to hear from other moms who didn’t find out the sex of their baby until he/she was born. Tell your story on Facebook.



Breastfeeding, Newborns, and Sleepless Nights… Oh My

As extremely excited as we are to be having another baby, I find it amazing how quickly you can forget what a newborn is like. Now that Jackson is a relatively busy little toddler who sleeps through the night and eats with a spoon- going back to the real “baby” stuff is sure going to be interesting. In only 7 short months, I’ll be back to breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and all of that other fun stuff. Although, baby number two will likely be a lot different.

As a stay at home blogger mom, I get to enjoy the unique experience of writing about my parenting experiences as they happen. Hopefully I’ll still have the energy to continue to share my stories with you while I am wrangling two little ones around!

How Many Kids Do You Have? Share Your Family Story With Us On The Baby Butz Facebook Page!

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Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy! She is current expecting her second L.O in the fall.


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Baby Butz Best Reads, BIG BANG THEORY actress Mayim Bialik Talks About Breastfeeding

Above: Mayim Bialik with her two children for

Above: Mayim Bialik with her two children for

The Big Bang Actress Offers Inspiration For New Mums Struggling With Breastfeeding

Mayim Bialik, who is best known for her portrayal of Amy Farrah Flower on the sitcom the “Big Bang Theory”, is no stranger to the struggles of breastfeeding. As a long time advocate of extended breastfeeding and the holistic parenting lifestyle, Mayim has been in the media spotlight several times in the past few years for speaking candidly about her so-called “unconventional” parenting choices.

However this scrutiny has never stopped her from being open and honest about her parenting values and experiences. Whether, you practice holistic parenting or not, you have to respect Mayim’s conviction to follow the beat of her own parenting drum despite being in the public eye. In a very open and personal guest blog for, posted last week, the actress speaks about her own experiences breastfeeding and the challenges that she has faced. Sharing her story and explaining how it motivated her to become a certified Lactation Educator.

“Every time another challenge presented itself, there were those who told me to give up. To just use artificial baby milk. Don’t be a martyr, they said. You weren’t made to breastfeed. If it’s this hard, it’s not meant to be. Those voices were loud and persistent and they haunted me especially as I cried in the middle of the night, trying to get a baby latched on and failing and failing and failing.”

Read The Article Here

It is so refreshing when actresses who are also mothers advocate for breastfeeding. Because of all the social “stigmata” surrounding breastfeeding and real struggles that many women face when they do choose to breast-feeding having someone in the public eye “stand up for it” is really nice to see. I feel like there is an element of humility in Mayim Bialiks level of openness about the challenges that initially faced when she first begun breastfeeding. It is also great that she is so passionate about helping other women breastfeed successfully and educating people about the value of breastfeeding.

Mayim Bialik also posts regularly in her personal blog

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Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!

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Can You Treat Chicken Pox With A Diaper Rash Cream Like Baby Butz?

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Natural Zinc Containing Diaper Rash Cream For Chickenpox?

In our last post we were discussing some common childhood skin conditions that parents should keep a look out for. One of the increasingly less common one’s is Chickenpox. Chickenpox a spotty, itchy, blistery illness, that used to be a right of passage for most kids, has grown less commonplace now that there is a vaccine. However every now and then an infant or toddler who has not been vaccinated will come in contact with the illness and break out in the tell-take “pox” all over their body.

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If you were lucky enough to experience chickenpox when you were young then you may recall how itchy they can be! The best way to make your child comfortable when they have the Chickenpox is to try to find ways to alleviate the itch so that they are not encouraged to itch and break the blisters. Although, itch relieving lotions and medications have been known to work, parents who are looking for a more natural solution may want to try applying Baby Butz diaper rash cream the effected areas. The zinc in the diaper cream will help to alleviate the redness and help the bumps to heal without scarring. The other ingredients help to dry the area and reduce the temptation to scratch. This remedy works on all areas of the body. Apply little dabs of Baby Butz onto each blister before bedtime and see what happens.

Itching from Chickenpox is certainly not any fun. You can help alleviate some of the discomfort that your child is experiencing with natural diaper rash cream. This is a fantastic way to help the blisters heal so your L.O does not have to suffer longer than necessary.

Shop For Baby Butz Diaper Rash Cream To Help Relive Chickenpox Itch

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Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!


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Baby Butz Health, Common Child Skin Conditions To Look Out For

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Skin Conditions All Moms Need To Be Aware Of

The skin of infants and small children can be much more sensitive than that of an adult’s. If your young child, toddler, or baby frequently has unexplained rashes or skin irritations you may be concerned. Knowing how to identify common child skin conditions is a good way to ease your worry and know when a doctor’s appointment is needed. We’ve included a list of common skin conditions that are seen in little ones and how they should be treated.


Don’t worry ringworm isn’t caused by worms. It is actually a fungus that is living off of the dead skin on your child’s body (yuck, I know). The best way to treat this telltale nasty patch is with antifungal creams. If your child has ringworm you want to be careful because it can be passed on to other people or contracted from animals.

Fifth Disease

This is a rash that is caused by an illness that is similar to the flu. Typically Fifth Disease starts out with a bright red rash on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms like coughing and a feeling of “un-wellness” often accompany it. The best way to treat fifth disease is with aspirin and rest.


Now that there is a vaccine for the chicken pox we do not see this spotty rash very often. However, if your L.O does get the Chickenpox chances is you will know right away when you see the telltale itchy blisters appear on their skin. Chickenpox, although normal in children, can be quite concerning for teenagers and adults. If your child gets the chickenpox try to make them comfortable as the illness plays it’s course. Grown ups that have never had the chicken pox should avoid children with chickenpox or go get vaccinated right away.

Prickly Heat Rash

A prickly heat rash looks very similar to hives or pimples and usually appears in skin crevasses or folds. This unsightly rash is caused by clogged sweat ducts and can occur in the summer or when your L.O is dressed to warmly in fabrics that cannot breathe. The best way to treat prickly heat is to let it air out. Relieve the rash by using anti-itch creams.

Contact Dermatitis (Allergies)

This is a common rash that can occur when the skin comes into contact with any material or substance that it may be sensitive to. Most dermatitis rashes will clear up over time. If they are irritated you should consult a doctor for a prescription ointment. If your child has a dermatitis rash as well as a fever or swelling, head to the E.R right away.


The cause of Eczema is not yet known, but it tends to be genetic and appear in children with other allergies or who suffer from Asthma. Moisturizing with natural lotions specifically meant to relieve Eczema is your best bet.



Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!

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Baby Butz: Helping Your Sick Baby Feel Better

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Advice For Helping Your Toddler or Infant Cope With Being Sick

As a first time parent one of the hardest things that I have had to deal with is when my son has been sick. It can be absolultley heartbreaking to see your L.O who is normally smiling and full of energy out of sorts and feeling unwell. Normally, one of the first signs that your baby or toddler isn’t feeling great is when they become extra cuddly and irritable. Recently, when little Jack was down with a bad cold he just wanted to lay on the couch with me and nurse on his bottle. Although this was a nice break from his usual high energy playtime seeing my little guy like this was hard.

What I learned from this is that getting through baby illnesses can be tough for both mum and child. Here are a couple of tips that can help you both get through it.

1. Throw Out The Sleep Schedule

Wake-up time, naptime and bedtime may all be altered slightly when your little one isn’t feeling well. They may take extra naps in the afternoon, have trouble going to sleep at night, or even stay in bed later than what you are used to in the morning. The best way to deal with this is to throw out the schedule and improvise until they are feeling better. Keep in mind that when your child is not feeling well them may have a harder time sleeping through the night or getting a good rest in during the day.

2. Accommodate Their Appetite

Like I mentioned above, when little Jack was last sick all he wanted was his bottle. We tried to feed him his favorite foods but he was only interested in drinking. This is actually quite common for sick children to do. Don’t worry they won’t starve themselves. Even if your child is normally a healthy eater being ill may impact their appetite. Do your best to accommodate this by offering them foods that they like but not forcing them to eat until they are ready.

3. Offer Medicine

Even if your prefer to use natural remedies for helping your child feel better, sometimes a little bit of medicine is just what the doctor ordered. Tylenol or baby aspirin can help allieviate some of their symptoms so that they can rest better, fight a fever and get back to their old selves faster. However, you should try to avoid prescription antibiotics unless your child continues to be ill for an extended period of time. This is because the over time children can build up an immunity to antibiotics and this will make them less effective later in life.

4. Comfort For Both of You

Make being sick easy for both of you by spending plenty of time together snuggling, cuddling and providing plenty of comfort. Sick time is bad enough without separation anxiety or stress. If at all possible take some time off to spend with your sick child and just take it easy. Read lots of books, sing songs, watch videos and just have an easy going sick day (or two).



Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!


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Baby Butz Parenting Tips, 5 Symptoms That Should Not Be Ignored


Knowing When To Call The Doctor

Things like runny noses, stomachaches, and small rashes are pretty typical to see in children and should not be cause for alarm. However, there are some more concerning symptoms such as a high fever or spotty rash that can be downright dangerous to ignore.

Experts say that the best way to tell if your child needs a doctor is to watch their mannerisms and see if they have any dramatic behaviour changes. A child who is extremely sick will act sick, and most parents will be intune enough to know when a trip to the ER is needed.


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New parents may have a difficult time knowing what symptoms to look out for. We have included a list of the 5 most concerning symptoms that should be addressed right away.

1. High Fever That Does Not Respond To Tylenol

A fever is how the body fights off an infection, and it is a sign that your child’s immune system is hard at work. However, if your child has a lasting fever above 100 degrees that does not subside with tylenol then you should consider taking them in to the emergerncy or making an immediate appointment with your physician.

2. Full Body Rash

Little rashes on your child’s body will come and go, but if a red or purple rash does not go away and is all over your child’s body then that is a cause for concern. Rashes, that are accompanied by a fever should also be addressed because this could be a sign of Menigitis or Sepsis. You should also look out for any hive like rashes that are accompanied by swelling because these are most likely caused by an allergic reaction.

3. Throwing Up For An Extended Period of Time

Food poisooning and the stomach flu are two common illnessess that may cause your L.O to throw up. This can be concerning if it goes on for an extended period of time because it puts your child at risk of dehydration. It is reccomended that parents  take their child to the doctor if the throwing up proceeds for more than a day, or if the child begins to act lethargic.

4. Stiffening Of The Neck

If your child suddenly goes rigid or is experiencing a stiff neck, seek medical treatment immediatly. This is one of the most common indicators of Mengigitis, head trauma, or severe tonsil inflammation so you do not want to hesitate, head to the E.R to have them looked at right away. Very rarely will children get stiff necks for no reason.

5. A Headache

Unlike adults, children should not experience frequent head aches. If you L.O is communicating that their head hurts without an explanation (such as a bump or fall) then you will want to have them looked at right away. Older children, can be given tylenol for minor head aches but if the pain continues to bother them they should be taken in to see a doctor. If a child’s headache is so severe that it incapacitates them you should head to the E.R because it could be something very serious.



Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!


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Natural Parenting Tips, Baby Wearing

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Baby Wearing and Other Natural Parenting Things That Are Just Awesome!

Even if you do not fancy your self much of a holistic or natural parent there are still some little tidbits of parenting knowledge that you can stand to learn from these thought groups. One common misconception about people who follow these disciplines is that their parenting style requires A LOT more work. Well, as someone who practices some elements of both holistic and attached parenting I am here to tell you that not everything that these so called “hippy-dippy” folks do is out too lunch.  I mentioned in my previous article that many of the parenting principles that these groups offer are based in common sense are things that most mums and dads do instinctively. Not to mention some the ideas that these practices suggest are downright amazing time saving, healthy mind and body nurturing, parenting gold! If I have learnt one thing at all it is that you should never dismiss a non-conventional parenting idea until you have tried it for your self.

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This is a picture of me “wearing” my son!

Baby Wearing AKA. Hands Free Mobile Snuggling!

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A common complaint that new mom’s have is that they do not have time to go anywhere or do anything because the little one is literally “attached” to them. Baby wearing via a wrap is just one grand solution that turns this so called problem into a convenient hands free way to both nurture your babies’ need for closeness and do what you want.

Once you have mastered wrap wearing you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Small babies can be snuggly wrapped close to mum in a position that simulates the womb and often lulls them off to sleep. Older babies, can be attached to mom (or dad) so that they have a front row view of the world, without having to be carried. When properly fastened a wrap does not hurt your back or cause you to strain, making it perfect for carrying your child for extended periods of time. A walk through the park, a trip to the zoo, or how about some much needed mommy time at the mall? L.O’s find the closeness of the wrap comforting so they are much less likely to fuss or be difficult to handle. Mom’s have their hands free with the baby in the wrap so they can still do things and interact with the world around them.

I am a writer who works from home and for the first few months I would work with Jack securely strapped to me in his wrap. He would snuggle and nap there rarely fussing while I typed to my hearts content.

Personally, I think that the baby wrap is one of the world’s best inventions. I highly recommend that ALL parents give it a try.

ALSO TRY: Breastfeeding, Co-sleeping and Taking On A Schedule Free Life…





Brandie Michelle Peters is a full time blogger and work from home mom. When she isn’t writing fantastic word garble her young son Jackson and her husky Aspen keep her busy!

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