The info that saved me

With the new babies popping up all around me, I figured I’d compose a link list of information that has saved me time and again.  Perhaps y’all will learn something new, or add some of your own!

Ask Moxie, for her wonderful, practicul parenting advice, particularly her post about sleep and her series on preventing post-partum depression.

Wonder Weeks because it helps to know when to expect a cranky baby and that it is totally normal.

The Car Seat Lady, who explains everything you need to know to make sure your baby is safe while traveling in a car, and Car-Safety.org which gives you benefit analyses of all the different carseat types, although I wish both would also provide information on the dangers of seats with overhead shields (which I am always shocked to see in use).

Breastfeeding as Baby Grows, an incredibly informative article on what to expect as your child ages (and when to expect any annoying behavior to end!).

Karen’s Cloth Diapering Site, with useful information about cloth diaper types, tutorials on folding prefolds, and information on nighttime diapering.

Kellymom.com, the most amazing breastfeeding website ever!  I have often referred to her information on growth spurts, comfort nursing, how to tell if baby is getting enough to eat by breast, information on feeding expressed breastmilk (because many people are feeding too much!), what to do for low milk supply for pumping moms, and introducing solids to babies.  There is so much more information contained in the site but these are the articles I have gone back to again and again.

The ivillage Breastfeeding/Lactation Consultant message board.  If you’ve been reading my site long, you know of the many issues I’ve had throughout my breastfeeding stint.  I absolutely would not have gotten through it without the ladies on this board.

The ivillage Pregnant after a Loss message board.  Being pregnant after a loss of a child can be stressful.  I found it comforting to be surrounded by women who shared my worries and celebrated the invisible milestones along with me.

Ask Dr. Sears, which is where I turn when I have questions about illness because I know I’ll get a straight answer without alarmist information.  I don’t always agree with the mindset of the Sears’ but I do trust them.

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Comments

  1. Awesome. Thanks.

    And Moxie? Bombdiggity.

  2. Awesome. Thanks.

    And Moxie? Bombdiggity.

  3. Thanks! This is so helpful… it’s nice to have someone whom I trust around who’s walked the path ahead of me!

  4. Thanks! This is so helpful… it’s nice to have someone whom I trust around who’s walked the path ahead of me!

  5. Wanted to point out the alt dot life forums as well. Having a community has been so helpful and sane-making for me, even if it is inside my computer. 🙂

  6. Wanted to point out the alt dot life forums as well. Having a community has been so helpful and sane-making for me, even if it is inside my computer. 🙂

  7. Dawn – no kidding! I am not sure what I would do without Moxie.

    sbr – Glad you are finding it helpful! I’m glad to know I can do something to make it easier.

    Liz – Thanks! I didn’t know about alt.life and it looks really great.

  8. Dawn – no kidding! I am not sure what I would do without Moxie.

    sbr – Glad you are finding it helpful! I’m glad to know I can do something to make it easier.

    Liz – Thanks! I didn’t know about alt.life and it looks really great.

  9. A very helpful list! I notice that all your sources are online- I had my kids pre internet and I thumbed through books to find what out what to do next. It was frustrating but necessary, I am weighing up whether I used good advice now- which is what my new blog is about. I’m curious about where mothers, dads etc go for advice. It must be tricky working out whether all you read online is good sound advice.

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