Working on a Newborn Essentials list for my clients

So far I have:

Clothes (newborn and 0-3):
Onesies
Pants
Socks
Footie Sleepers
Halo Sleep Sacks/Swaddle Me/Wombie

Equipment:
Bassinet/co-sleeper
Boppy
Moby Wrap
10 or so receiving blankets
Carseat
Swing

Cloth Diapering:
12-pack of Sunbaby size 2s with the 48 bamboo inserts
5 Thirsties Duo Wraps
2 12-packs of Cloth-eez Yellow Edge Prefolds
5 Snappies diapers fasteners

Obviously I’m clueless when it come to bottle feeding, but for breastfeeding:

Comfortable nursing bra (recommend 1 size up from pregnancy bra size)
Reusable breast pads or 2-3 boxes of disposable.
Breast pump
Storage bags or breastmilk Snappi containers.
Lanolin

Anything you ladies (and men) would add that you felt lied was absolutely essential in NEWBORN days? :)

Im not mature enough to work in the lingerie department. I have the urge to squeeze the boobs whenever I walk past the displays. Yes.

I love when a dad starts to pick up on what you’re doing, so the next time momma has a contraction they step up and start doing it, and you can just sit back and watch them bond and bring a baby into the world. :3

(Source: therealsteelman, via thelittledoula)

jessthealaskan:

sarabenincasa:

My debut YA novel GREAT (a modern teen spin on Gatsby) is in the Top 10 in its category on Amazon Kindle! Hooray! Buy it here (in Kindle or hardcover) or in a local indie bookshop. Let’s make it #1 so it beats Rush Limbaugh! (Yes, he wrote a YA novel. No, I’m not kidding. And my book features girls in love with each other so how amazing would it be if scandalous young queer love beat RUSH?!)

YEAH SARA!

2. Additionally, I would like to know why the newborn was not being seen by a doctor before it's health got to that point. I'd like to know why no one worked with them to discuss healthy options. If they did meet with someone, and refused to take it into account, I would like to know why the infant l wasn't removed from their care.

From what I read, they had a home birth, which means they weren’t assigned a pediatrician at birth at the hospital where their child was born, and judging by their parenting decisions, I doubt they sought out a pediatrician on their own as they probably knew a pediatrician wouldn’t approve of the decision they were making. Just my thoughts on the whole situation.

Again, these are the kind of people who give everyone outside of mainstream society a bad name. The MAJORITY of home birth parents are educated and intellectual, they make safe decisions for themselves and their children. The MAJORITY of vegans are educated and intellectual, they make safe decisions for themselves and their children.

These people suck, and their misdeeds shouldn’t be used to judge all people who claim the same titles and live the same lifestyles they do. Individual people. Individual needs. Not the place to argue for or against the vegan lifestyle because a baby is dead. That was the point I was trying to make.

1. Okay, as a vegan, I totally get your point. Based on your last post, I was kind of annoyed, but then I actually read your previous comment (I'm on mobile so it's set up weird). Anyway, I actually did a research project last semester because I'm vegan and would like to raise my children to be vegan. There are a few resources out there, and although there aren't many, this family absolutely was not making the correct decisions for their baby. And I agree that they should be in jail.

Prt. 1

http://toss-my-vegan-salad.tumblr.com/post/83544164565/faeriesandlakes-vegan-couple-sentenced-to-life

faeriesandlakes:

Vegan couple sentenced to life over baby’s death

toss-my-vegan-salad:

some-guy-not-named-steve:

My “I have no problem with vegans, but-” was totally appropriate in this scenario seeing as how it literally has nothing to do with the concept of veganism and everything to do with people becoming parents and not doing any research, just flying by the seat of their pants and applying their own twisted logic to the practice of raising children. Whether they be vegan, religious, atheists, whatever.

Okay, so i just have to fucking point this out…

samanthakaynielsen:

This little girl

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Is going to grow up

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And find out

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About all of these

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And spend her life

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Wondering

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What the fuck happened

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Because you little shits

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Cannot contain yoursleves

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Vegan couple sentenced to life over baby's death

faeriesandlakes:

naturally-waiting:

faeriesandlakes:

naturally-waiting:

fucknovegans:

some-guy-not-named-steve:

Stupid vegans.

This is old, but still. Surely there are more vegan baby food options than liquids, for fuck’s sake. Either way, it’s pathetic.

-Rose

A 6 week old?! That poor thing should have only been having breastmilk or formula, jfc!!

Breastmilk is vegan so idk why if she was so damn concerned with her babies diet being vegan she didn’t just nurse him??

The article doesn’t say she couldn’t… But it does say that the poor thing was 3.5 lbs when he died of fucking starvation- and they didn’t take him to the doctor!

It doesn’t mention anything about breastfeeding, no, but the obvious question is, if she was so concerned about her child’s diet being vegan WHY didn’t she breastfeed?? I wish I could find a court transcript of this to see if anyone asked or if she gave an explanation why she wasn’t??

So I just read another article that said the baby had cystic fibrosis and died of bronchopneumonia, which was exasperated by the malnutrition. The mother claimed that she breastfed and used soy formula to supplement, but they only found apple juice and soy milk in the apartment, and one bottle which was rancid.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036671/Vegan-couple-serve-life-sentences-starving-baby-death-extreme-diet.html

Vegan couple sentenced to life over baby's death

naturally-waiting:

faeriesandlakes:

naturally-waiting:

fucknovegans:

some-guy-not-named-steve:

Stupid vegans.

This is old, but still. Surely there are more vegan baby food options than liquids, for fuck’s sake. Either way, it’s pathetic.

-Rose

A 6 week old?! That poor thing should have only been having breastmilk or formula, jfc!!

Breastmilk is vegan so idk why if she was so damn concerned with her babies diet being vegan she didn’t just nurse him??

The article doesn’t say she couldn’t… But it does say that the poor thing was 3.5 lbs when he died of fucking starvation- and they didn’t take him to the doctor!

It doesn’t mention anything about breastfeeding, no, but the obvious question is, if she was so concerned about her child’s diet being vegan WHY didn’t she breastfeed?? I wish I could find a court transcript of this to see if anyone asked or if she gave an explanation why she wasn’t??