Introducing Spot to his New Sibling

August 28th, 2014

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Did your first baby have four legs?

Many of us consider our dogs our children before we bring an infant home for the first time. Because they are so close and in tune with us, they usually know something is up even before the baby comes through the front door. Here are some tips to make the transition easier for everyone.

1. Prepare your pet months ahead of time. Life will be busy when baby arrives, and you will have less time for Fido. Start making a slow transition now to let him know you will have less attention to give. This may sound tough, but it will help him to make the transition slowly and be less likely to associate the change with your little one.

2. Start desensitizing your dog to baby smells, sounds and visual stimuli early on. Play recordings of a baby crying and use utilize dolls to allow your pet to get used to you carrying around something that size. Allow him to smell and touch the doll – use it to teach him how to be gentle.

3. Exercise and engagement is a priority. As your due date approaches, it’s likely you will get busier – therefore having less time for your pets. If you find you don’t have enough time for this, you may want to consider employing a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker in the short run. This will help to prevent any destructive behaviors that could arise.

4. Determine all sleeping arrangements. Make sure you’ve taken into consideration where your pet will be sleeping once the baby arrives. If there will be changes, make them months in advance.

5. Assess your dog’s current behavior around others. Is there reason for concern? If so, this is the time to get professional help – whether it be from books or a trainer.

6. Make an early introduction. Have someone bring home something with baby’s scent from the hospital. Make sure that your pet sniffs the item but is not allowed to play with it. You need to start setting boundaries now.

7. The big day is upon you! When you bring baby home, have mom come in first without baby to give her first love some attention. When it’s time to bring baby in, try to make it a slow, calm introduction. Let him sniff baby, but try not to make this a big deal and get excited. Keep the interaction limited to start.

8. NEVER leave ANY baby unattended with ANY pet! No matter what, your baby’s safety comes first.

The American Humane Association has published a valuable guide called Pet Meets Baby. You can find it on their website or click the link here.

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Information for this Milk Nursingwear freshmilk blog was obtained from:

Pet meets Baby by The American Humane Association 
Cesar’s Way with Cesar Millan 
Positively with Victoria Stilwell 
 
 
 
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Pinterest Pinners for New Moms to Follow

August 19th, 2014

 

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Pinterest in an amazing resource for us as moms.  It’s a place to gather and organize new ideas – including future purchases and unlimited possibilities.

We have compiled a list of our favorite Pinterest Pinners.…whose boards cover everything from nurseries to baby clothing styles and postpartum exercises to breastfeeding.

The Savvy Bump

Helping you grow your family on a budget with maternity and baby deals, coupons, and money saving tips.

The Savvy Bump

Project Nursery/Junior

We inspire children’s design @ Project Nursery & Project Junior. When not there, find us here—pinning both personal and professional projects and loving it!

Project Nursery

POPSUGAR Moms

Mommy’s little helper

POPSUGAR Moms

Parenting

Parenting.com: Modern Families + Fresh Ideas.

Parenting

Nicole Chic Cheap Nursery

Hi! I’m Nicole—a mom, architect, blogger and interior design junkie who loves all things pretty, especially if they’re baby-related.

Nicole Chic Cheap Nursery

Natural Parents Network

The Natural Parents Network is a community of natural-minded parents and parents-to-be where you can come to be informed, empowered, and inspired.

Natural Parents Network

Mindy Cone Creative Juice

Author, blogger, party/food/dessert stylist, and macaron fanatic. Pinning inspiration for creativity in crafting, cooking, entertaining, fashion, & beauty

Mindy Cone Creative Juice

Mama and Baby Love

Hi! I’m Stephanie. I help moms, of all ages, to heal at the deepest level, so they are transformed into healthy, happy, powerful women. www.MamaAndBabyLove.com

Mama and Baby Love

Handmade Charlotte

Celebrate every day with DIY craft projects, recipes, design for kids, and ideas for creative family living.

Handmade Charlotte

Freebie Finding Mom

I’m Kelli the Freebie Finding Mom. If you love saving money, follow along and discover the latest freebies, deals, coupons, DIY ideas, money saving advice.

Freebie Finding Mom

Fit Pregnancy

Fit Pregnancy is the most-trusted source of information for pregnant women and new mothers.

Fit Pregnancy

Carrie Frugal Foodie Mama

Creatively Frugal. Foodie at Heart. Mama by Trade.

Carrie Frugal Foodie Mama

Babble

Your destination for parenting, beauty, home, food, travel and entertainment brought to you by the best voices online.

Babble

A Thrifty Mom

Thrifty Living resources for people who like to have the nice things in life but do not want to spend an arm and a leg to get there.

A Thrifty Mom

 

You can find Milk Nursingwear’s Pinterest page here.

A sample of our boards:

Nursing Dresses                    Strike a Pose

Nursing Tops                         Bedtime Stories

Celebrities that Breastfeed   Baby’s 1st Birthday

Nursery Decor & More           Baby, What do you have on…

Stylish Nursingwear Outfits   Cool Products for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Earn Milk Money Reward Points

August 14th, 2014

The Milk Money Rewards Program was created to thank and reward you for shopping on our website at milknursingwear.com!  Enjoy discounts on our fashionable nursing tops and dresses when you redeem your Milk Money reward points.

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The premise is simple…

Earn Milk Money points to earn dollars off future purchases at Milk. 

Earn points 2 ways:

1. You earn one Milk Money rewards point for every dollar you spend at Milk Nursingwear, excluding taxes and shipping.  You start earning Milk Money rewards points on your very first purchase. Each Milk Money rewards point is worth $.05 off a future purchase. You do not earn points on purchases in which you redeem points.  Also, you must be logged into your account to redeem your points. 

2.  You also earn 25 Milk Money rewards points for each review that you write for a product you purchased from Milk.   Once your review is approved, 25 Milk Money points will be credited to your account. Please note that you must be LOGGED IN to receive the Milk Money points for writing a review.

Remember:

- You can redeem your points upon checkout on our Milk Nursingwear website at milknursingwear.com, but you must be logged in and enter the number of points you would like to redeem – not the dollar value of those points.

- You do not earn Milk Money rewards points on orders in which you redeem Milk Money rewards points, and Milk Money rewards points cannot be applied to tax and shipping.

- Once you create a registered user account on milknursingwear.com you will be enrolled in the program, and you will automatically earn points on your very first purchase.  

- You can check your point balance any time by logging into your account on the Milk Nursingwear website and clicking on “view Milk Money rewards points.”

- Your points NEVER expire

- If you return items that you earned Milk Money rewards points for, the points that you earned on the returned items will be deducted from your Milk Money rewards point balance.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR MILK MONEY FAQ 

 
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Milk Nursingwear August Style Guide

August 7th, 2014

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It’s the dog days of summer – which makes Milk Nursingwear’s Smocked Sleeveless tops and dresses perfect for nursing your little one. 

august board 3Our Smocked Sleeveless sundress in spring green is a comfortable option. This fashionable nursing dress has bra-friendly straps and makes it easy to nurse – just lift the smocked area to access the nursing openings. Complete this outfit with a white button down, cork wedge sandals, and this beautiful faux-leather bag that’s big enough for all of baby’s must-haves.

august board 1This Sleeveless Babydoll nursing top is our best-selling summer top. In black, this trendy nursing top is the right neutral to go with your brightly colored shorts.  Add texture to your outfit with this tribal scarf and beaded clutch. Bring this up a notch with studded thong sandals and a variety of stacked, bangle bracelets.

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Milk Nursingwear Salutes Celebrity Moms that Breastfeed

July 31st, 2014

Nursing your little one does more than just provide breastmilk. It offers a time to bond, releases oxytocin which makes you feel relaxed, and gives optimum nutrition and immune boosting benefits to your child.  In this day and age, some women are still hesitant to nurse in public.

Today many celebrity moms are proponents of breastfeeding and are comfortable nursing while out and about. We celebrate and salute these moms who set a wonderful example for nursing and breastfeeding in public.

Remember, Milk Nursingwear’s stylish nursing tops and nursing dresses feature hidden openings that help you to nurse discreetly and conveniently — wherever you are!

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Milk Nursingwear Poll Results

July 24th, 2014

Thank you for participating in Milk Nursingwear’s latest poll!

Looks like you would like to see more of our fashionable nursing tops in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Milk Nursingwear’s Garment and Bra Sizing Guides

July 17th, 2014

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We often get calls from our Milk Nursingwear customers asking for help on determining which size they should order.  Since everyone is proportioned differently, it’s difficult for us to recommend a size without your exact measurements – even with your height and weight.

Our suggestions to help you find the perfect fit:

- Have a soft measuring tape on hand to take your exact measurements.

- Measure around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips.

- For our nursing tops, your bust measurement is most important.

- For our nursing dresses, your hip measurement is most important.

- We also advise reading the reviews for any item you are interested in — sometimes that can help when trying to see how an item runs.

You can locate our Garment and our Bra size chart here.

Once you have your measurements, we would happy to make a suggestion based upon the size chart if you would like to contact us.

When on our website, there is a link to our size charts at the bottom of the Milk Nursingwear homepage.  You can also find a link below the choice of size/color on every product page of our fashionable nursing styles

Finding the right fit will leave you happy and confident while nursing your little one in our line of flattering nursing tops and dresses.

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Milk Nursingwear Customer Poll

July 9th, 2014

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We, at Milk Nursingwear, want to hear from you!

Please take a minute to complete the survey below.  Let us know which color you like to be seen in when you wear our chic nursing tops.

 

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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Milk Nursingwear July Style Blog

July 3rd, 2014

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 Make a splash in stripes this summer!

july milk nursingwear style board 2Celebrate the 4th in red, white and blue with Milk Nursingwear’s Contemporary Knot nursing top.  This stylish nursing top in navy paired with crisp, white trousers makes for a clean, summer look.  Add red accessories such as some sunglasses, a beaded bracelet and an oversized, red watch.  These great, striped wedges give you style without sacrificing comfort.

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Step out in Milk’s classic, Striped tank dress in black and white.  Add a pop of pink to this fresh nursing dress with some patent leather, cork sandals and this faux-reptile, hot pink bag.  Bangles are all the rage – stack a mix of metals for a fun, funky look.  Don’t forget a lightweight wrap and Hepburn-inspired sunglasses for protection from the sun.

 

 

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Baby Nurseries We Love

June 26th, 2014

What better way to decorate your little one’s nursery than to be inspired by others.

We, at Milk Nursingwear, LOVE these baby nursery design ideas…

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  There are numerous baby nursery decorating ideas all over the internet. Websites like Project Nursery display hundreds of baby nurseries – everything from creative and fun to simple and elegant.

 

 

 

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