i have been in newborn bliss over here since the birth of my daughter in January. i just love babies...and the fact that she is mine, is the best thing in the world. i just want to cuddle and kiss her all day long. yep, babies are just so cute and we love them to pieces! but at the same time, there are also times when babies just plain suck! why sugarcoat it? there are times when being a parent is really hard. that is why i have partnered with one of my favorite baby product companies Boon, to share with you some of the ways that babies suck.
6 Reasons Why Babies Suck
Baby Nails are Hard to Cut. why the heck are babies' nails so thin and little? i remember with my first baby trying to be so careful not to cut the skin around his little nails. hold still...let me do this oh so gently... and oh crap...i cut him. after tears from him and myself (mostly myself) i decided that i would never try cutting them again until he got older. i'm still having nightmares about it. four kids later, and i still have extreme nail cutting anxiety.
(WAIT! you didn't think i would share with you my reasons why babies suck and not give you solutions to the problems did you? of course not.)
finally, with my fourth baby, i found out how to make cutting my baby's nails suck so much less. these Boon CARE Nail Clippers have a large handle that makes them easy to grip. they have seriously made clipping baby's nail a whole lot easier and my nail cutting anxiety is gone.
they really do work so well. i haven't had a mishap yet!
Babies Can't Blow their Noses. who loves snot? i sure don't. babies' nostrils are just so teeny tiny, and when they're clogged it sucks a lot. if you've tried using those nose bulbs you get from the hospital, you might notice that babies hate those things. nothing makes clearing little noses harder than having to do it while they're screaming and crying. and who knows what is lingering inside those things? yuck!
luckily, Boon CARE Nasal Aspirator isn't like other nasal aspirators. it's super soft and gentle on baby's nose. plus, it uses cotton balls or tissue as a filter, and is clear so it's easy to clean and easy to see that it's clean.
Babies Get Cradle
Crap Cap. that layer of dead skin (or crap as i call it) that can be so hard to get rid of. my third son had it so bad that when i went to try and clean it away, some of his baby hair went down the drain with it. it made me feel so bad! cradle cap is probably the reason i had a completely bald baby for almost a year. i am surprised that his hair even grew back after that fiasco, LOL.
luckily, skip forward to baby number four, and i found this Boon CARE Cradle Cap Brush. with soft bristles to gently massage scalp and remove dry skin without removing any of that soft and adorable baby hair.
it works great in the bath. baby girl loves getting a scalp massage...while i get jealous that i would like one too.
the Cradle Cap Brush has worked out awesomely to keep baby girl's hair on point. i mean...look at that hair, it's just the cutest, and doesn't suck one bit.
Babies Can't Brush their Teeth. teeth are important! you can never start too early when it comes to proper oral care, but brushing teeth isn't a skill most people are born with. and most babies aren't usually fond of those rough bristles anyway.
the Boon CARE Silicone toothbrush is gentle on gums, and slips right over your finger so it's more like a using a teething toy than a rough tooth brushing session. great oral care habits right from day one with no tears from baby.
Babies Get Sick. we don't live in a bubble and we can't avoid all germs all the time. especially when babies have older siblings who go to school, church, sports, activities, and who knows where else. babies are just more susceptible to catching whatever is going around.
luckily, we have a Boon CARE Quick Read Thermometer with a flexible tip and 8-second readings. when a bug hits, it's not a huge struggle trying to keep track of the baby's temperature.
Babies Don't Take Medicine. as we already established, babies are going to get sick. and sometimes that means they're going to need medicine. when they're really tiny, getting them to swallow their medicine is a huge challenge! syringes can sometimes squirt it too hard, and medicine spoons are usually too big for babies' mouths.
luckily, Boon CARE Medicine Spoon has a removable soft spoon tip and easy fill dispenser. it's a medicine syringe and spoon in one, with a soft tip to make giving a sick baby their medicine safely and comfortably.
so yeah, babies suck sometimes. but the Boon CARE Health & Grooming Kit helps make everything suck a little bit less.
the Boon CARE Health & Grooming Kit is made with high-quality materials free from BPA, PVC and Phthalates. think of it as a good parenting kit, with 6 essentials. (Seven if you count Peace of Mind.) and each product that Boon sells has been made to focus on problem solving and ingenuity, and has simple yet effective design.
so stylish, and even tucks neatly into a sturdy, zippered pouch for storage. Boon thinks of everything!
yep, we couldn't be happier. life is good...and definitely doesn't suck!
(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boon.)
I love your blog and the message behind this posting. But as someone who has struggled with infertility and just had a miscarriage at 17 weeks last month I have to say that the title is hurtful. It is hurtful to women who would give anything they own to have a baby. As we gear up for our 4th round of IVF our total has already reached over $60,000. While I am blessed to have a daughter through IVF, the title will be infinitely more offensive to any woman who doesn't, and has been trying for years. Believe me - I am NOT one who is all about political correctness, but this is just so hurtful and I know that was not your intent.
I don't think Jill was trying to be mean, but the reality is having babies are not all sunshine and roses. It can be hard! I'm sorry to hear about your loss, I had a miscarriage at 13 weeks and it sucks. I hope you are ok, from one mommy to another.
Megan, I am so very sorry about the loss of your baby and all the struggles you have been through. I can't even imagine and my heart hurts for you. No, I didn't intend to be hurtful to anyone, and the article was supposed to be humorous. It was hard to think of a title to go with it. It was just meant to mean there are some things that are hard about babies....not that they totally suck. And even with these hard things, we still love them to pieces. I pray you have another successful pregnancy, you are amazing to be able to be so strong to get through all you've been through. XOXO
My children are all grown up but when they were babies I would have loved these products - the spoon is amazing !!