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Fun Things to Do Before You’re Due

Fun Things to Do Before You’re Due

Don’t let those third trimester blues get you down. You might be feeling overwhelmed with a longer and longer task list of things to get ready at the same time you’re asking yourself, “Can I get any bigger?” Think positive and look past your many to-do’s, aches and pains, fatigue and many trips to the bathroom. This is your one last hurrah before your life changes forever. Here are some fun activities you can plan to do before your due date.
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Navigating Your New Mom Life

Navigating Your New Mom Life

Becoming a new mother, especially for the first time changes everything. Perhaps your identity pre-mom revolved around a career. Maybe date nights and girls nights out filled your social calendar. Motherhood is a challenging adjustment that takes time. While you might feel as if you’re going through a rollercoaster of emotions, here are some tips to make this new mom journey a smoother ride.
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Virtual Baby Shower

Virtual Baby Shower

Bringing a new life into this world is exciting, hard, beautiful, scary and makes us stronger than we thought we could ever be. It is something to be celebrated! Boppy wants to make sure nothing stops our new mamas from celebrating all they have done and all they will do as mothers. New moms may need to celebrate virtually, but Mama, you will be celebrated! 
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How to Introduce Your New Baby to an Older Sibling

How to Introduce Your New Baby to an Older Sibling

As your family grows, no matter how old your child is, adapting to a new baby in the home is a big adjustment. How children handle becoming siblings depend upon their age. Here are some ways you can help your child prepare to become a big brother as you introduce him to his little sister and how each age group handles the transition to siblinghood.
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Combatting the Postpartum Exhaustion

As a new mom you might feel as if more yawns come out of your mouth than actual words, and we’re here to tell you, it’s completely normal. The fate of fatigue is common for mothers after giving birth and while you wish that energy you once had would magically come back, it will gradually over time. Afterall, your body’s just been through the incredibly physical challenge of childbirth. 
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Boost Your Baby’s Brain

To raise a smart baby, it doesn’t take a genius parent. In fact, your baby’s brain is already developing through the love and nurturing he’s already receiving from you. While genetics and environmental factors do play a role in his intelligence, there is one thing you can control to boost your baby’s brain power -- the quality time you give him. Aside from love, he requires brain-stimulating activities to further develop skills in language, attention and reasoning. Here are some things you can do to advance your baby’s intelligence.
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Understanding Your Baby’s Five Senses

Babies are born with all five senses: hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell. However, some are more developed than others at first. While sight takes longer to develop, others such as hearing, touch, taste and smell are keen from day one. In fact, babies already have an acute sense of hearing in the womb. 
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How to Bond with Baby

How to Bond with Baby

Developing a bond with your baby happens at a different pace for every new mom. This biology of love occurs minutes to months after birth. Mothers might feel guilty when a bond isn’t established right away, but research has found that it takes place over time. If a bond has yet to be established, the most important thing a mom can do is take care of her basic needs. While caregiving is the best way over time to bond with her, here are some other tips to develop that unconditional love and attachment. 
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Get Ready, Get Set, Sit

Get Ready, Get Set, Sit

Your baby’s milestones are proud achievements in parenthood. Crawling, walking and talking are some of the biggest moments parents keep in their memories, but before they reach these points, your baby will learn how to sit up on his own. 
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The New Mom Workout You Can Do with Your Baby

The New Mom Workout You Can Do with Your Baby

Shedding those post-pregnancy pounds and returning to a normal weight is a common goal for new moms. Getting regular exercise after birth not only helps mothers achieve their weight-loss goals, research shows it may reduce the risk of postpartum depression. 
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Must-Haves for New Moms

Must-Haves for New Moms

A baby shower gift registry is a great way to start planning out the items you’ll need once the baby arrives. As an expecting mother, you might find yourself registering for every item you see for your new little one.  No matter how long your wishlist gets, don’t forget about the items you’ll absolutely need once the baby is born. 
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Introducing the #MamaBear Campaign

We see you, Mama Bear. Thriving in your new mom roll while staying true to yourself. To celebrate your unmatched love and dedication, Boppy launches the #MamaBear campaign. 
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