Second-time mom

Congratulations on your second pregnancy!

Wondering what lies ahead – besides a couple of extra stretch marks, additional lost sleep and, of course, the cutest, new baby? Here are some things I’ve learned that might help you prepare yourself and your family for Number Two.

The importance of routine is a routine topic in any parenting manual – as it should be! And if you have been a parent for long enough, you will surely agree on the value of a predictable pattern in the home for children’s well-being and a family’s optimal functioning.

Crib

We recently received a message from one of our followers to ask our opinion on the type of articles that are claiming that sleeping in a crib can cause brain damage in babies.

Munchkins Coach Celeste Rushby, who is also an Occupational Therapist and mother of 3 (all of which were born very prematurely) answers:

Nutrition

When it comes to mothering styles, I’m more like Bridget Jones than Gisele Bundchen. I don’t work on a balanced meal plan for the week, and I don’t make achingly beautiful organic moss and bark collages with my kiddo. Rather, I’m the mom who makes it to 5pm (with the morning’s oatmeal still in my hair) and realizes that the piece of fish I set aside for my 18-month-old son’s dinner has mysteriously disappeared from the fridge, so I have to cobble something nutritious together in half an hour while said kiddo takes apart the Tupperware cupboard for the fourth time since he woke from his nap.

Munchkins Online Parenting Courses

Are you a busy parent? You can now become an empowered parent in the privacy of your own home (and in your own time) with the help of international parenting coach Andalene Salvesen (aka Super Granny), author of a Brand New Child in 5 Easy Steps and co-author of Raising Happy Healthy Children.