All Blog Posts from New Little Life

All things for you and your new little life! Becoming a parent can be challenging, but you don't have to do it on your own.

- Allison

The EASIEST DIY Cloth Face Mask Tutorial – Beginner Sewing

This really is the EASIEST face mask tutorial you can find… it only has TWO places to sew! You can find a video tutorial of this pattern at the end of the post, but…

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Easy Mask Hand-Sew DIY Cloth Face Mask Tutorial

There are so many DIY cloth face mask tutorials out there! If you don’t have a sewing machine, are a young sewer, or just too lazy to get the machine out, here is an…

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Research on Cloth Face Masks – ARE THEY EFFECTIVE??

The big questions… are cloth face masks effective? In our current Covid-19 epidemic, there are many questions about what we should be doing to protect ourselves and others. Unfortunately, there is also a shortage…

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When is it safe to give your breastfed baby a pacifier?

That really is the million-dollar question, isn’t it! While finishing up a course on Research in Maternal-Child Health, I’ve spent hours and hours pouring over studies, trials, and systematic reviews on research about the…

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Animal vs Human Birth – What the animal kingdom does RIGHT!

YouTube is full of all kinds of birth videos! For my favorite list of birth videos, visit this link here. If watching human births is not your thing or you’d like a different perspective,…

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10 Reasons to Share Your Birth Story – You can even share it HERE!

Childbirth is an incredible accomplishment, no matter how it happens. Every birth is SO different and no two women have the same experience, which is why your birth story is important and special. Do…

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What are Birth Affirmations? – Everything you need to know about affirmations during childbirth

Birth affirmations are a popular trend with birthing women and to some, these positive words of encouragement are what makes a big difference in their mental state during labor and childbirth. Women that use…

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Tomasi’s Birth Story

I was 21 years old and still in university when my oldest son was born. One morning, I woke up to get ready for class and was just so extremely tired I decided to nap through my first class and then attend my other two later in the day. When I woke up at around 10:30 am, I felt like I was going to pee my pants like NOW! So I ran to the bathroom and all these fluids just gushed out into the toilet.

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Va’aulu Baby #2!

I firmly believe that birth is a natural, beautiful process that should not be hidden or whitewashed. I mean, we are all here because of birth. Because these are my personal beliefs, I have chosen to share some of the more raw, uncensored photos from my birthing experiences.

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How to order a FREE Breast Pump through your Insurance!

Breast pumps are a major expense on your list of new baby must haves, but now many insurances are required to cover a free breast pump for you! It can be daunting to even…

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Bengkung Belly Binding – Pros and Cons + when NOT to bind!

Postpartum belly binding is becoming a popular trend as a way to promote healing and return faster to your pre-pregnancy shape. There are so many belly bands and binds on the market, it can…

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When to Start Pumping Breastmilk – Building a Freezer Stash!

Once your baby is finally here, the breastfeeding begins! You have a lot going on and may be anxious to start pumping and building your freezer stash! I’ve been there too! If you’re exclusively…

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Audible Books on Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding

Do you find yourself wanting to read all the pregnancy books but just can’t find the time to sit down and get it done? Or perhaps you don’t enjoy reading? Don’t worry! There are…

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Birth Playlist Samples – Create an environment you want with music in labor

Music during labor and birth makes a huge impact on the overall tone of your birthing day, but how do you know what songs you’ll want on your birth playlist when the big day…

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How To Scald Your Breastmilk – “My Baby Won’t Drink Frozen Breastmilk”

It’s finally time for a night out and you get to dive into the freezer stash of breastmilk you’ve been working so hard to compile! BUT… “My baby won’t drink my frozen breastmilk!” “The…

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Weaning Baby From Night Feedings – Why, When, and HOW??

Every parent reaches a point where they want to cut back the night feedings with their baby. This process is daunting and there are so many opinions on how or when to do this…

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Birth Doula Too Expensive? Here’s what you’re really paying for…

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now what? This can be both an exciting and nerve-racking time. There are so many things to do, things to learn, to prepare for. It can seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are…

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Extended Breastfeeding – How to mind your own business

I recently took a motorcycle course to get my endorsement and it was difficult but a lot of fun! Toward the end of the class, I asked the instructor how much longer the class would…

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Do you need a birth plan? Common questions and concerns about birth plans

Should you have a birth plan or is it a waste of time? How do you write one? Are you just setting yourself up for disappointment by writing a birth plan? Will the doctor…

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How to make your own Fleece Liners from a Walmart Blanket

As a “lazy cloth diaper mom”, I’m not about to be sticking my hand in the toilet or dealing with poop everywhere. I love the benefits of cloth diapers especially the eco-friendly factor and…

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An Unconventional Way to use an Epidural – Janice’s First Birth Story

“I felt the first contraction when I woke up from a nap at 7 pm Saturday night. I just knew this was it. I was so excited, because at 41 weeks I was just…

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas that Focus on the Mom-To-Be | Pregnancy & Postpartum

A baby shower is a great way to celebrate the new life that’s coming into the world! There are so many cute things to buy for the baby and it’s a great time to…

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Birth Affirmations (nature theme) – Words of encouragement for the birthing time

Download Birth Affirmations – Nature Theme Words are a powerful tool and can be used to create positive or negative emotions, thoughts, feelings, and physical reactions. Words or mantas can be spoken, thought, or…

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Why would a woman ever WANT to have a natural birth?

When a woman tells you she plans to birth her baby with no pain medication, a common reaction is “This lady is CRAZY. WHY on EARTH would someone CHOOSE to do that?? Have you…

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