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

Serging Cloth Wipes – Time Lapse Video Tutorial

This is a fun time-lapse video showing you how to serge cloth wipes! Since we’re using cloth diapers anyway, using cloth wipes too almost makes it easier! Now I don’t have a pile of…

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Newborn Cloth Diaper Cover Tutorial

Tutorial with pictures for a newborn sized waterproof cover for cloth diapering. Mixture of patterns from a easy going seamstress! Save money and make cloth diapers yourself!

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BengKung Belly Binding – Make and Wrap Yourself VIDEO Tutorial

BengKung Belly Binding is a tradition thousands of years old where a woman’s abdomen was wrapped, typically for 40 days postpartum to promote healing and provide warmth. It is a very significant tradition in…

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PUL Cloth Diaper Cover Tutorial – Velcro (Aplix) Closure

I’m excited to cloth diaper my second boy after my wallet continually wept every time I bought diapers for my first son. After doing countless hours of research and pricing out options, I’ve decided…

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how to write a birth plan

Write And Following A Birth Plan – A how-to guide with samples!

A birth plan is a way for you to communicate your desires and wishes to those involved in your birth experience. It details what you’d like to have happen, what you’d like to avoid, and…

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DIY Birth Ball Cover – Make your own birthing ball cover tutorial

These birth ball covers are a must if you’ve got a birth ball (also called an exercise ball, yoga ball). This tutorial is super easy and gives your ball a beautiful new look and…

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Tips, Links, and Help Writing a Birth Plan

Writing a birth plan can seem daunting! Is it necessary? Where do I start? Help????
Here are some tips and suggestions from a nurse, doula, and birth enthusiast. You’ll find lots of information, links, and reading material to help you get started finding the best path for you. You CAN do this!!

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The Perfect Birth

The idea of a perfect birth seems too good to be true. What does a “perfect birth” look like? The better questions is, what does a perfect birth look like to you. There are a few things that can help you toward having a positive birth experience!

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DIY Moby Wrap Tutorial

Learn to make your own Moby Style Baby Wrap! A DIY tutorial makes it easy to carry your baby and toddler around. Also includes a link to purchase from my shop!

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DIY Birth Ball Cover

These birth ball covers are a must if you’ve got a birth ball (also called exercise ball, yoga ball). This tutorial is super easy and gives your ball a beautiful new look and a…

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Homemade Mothers Milk Tea – Increase Breastmilk Production

First of all, I’m a tea newbie! But I thought I’d give it a try when I needed a little boost after going back to work and starting the pumping game. I got the…

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Ultimate Mother’s Milk Tea

Make your own herbal tea to promote milk production and healthy breastfeeding! The Ultimate Mother’s Milk Tea

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How To Have A Perfect Birth – Advise from a Doula

The idea of a perfect birth seems too good to be true. What does a “perfect birth” look like? The better question is, what does a perfect birth look like to you. We all have…

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6 reasons you shouldn’t hesitate to hire a doula-in-training

Doula’s are an invaluable addition to any birth team. Doula’s come in all shapes and sizes along with different levels of experience and expertise. While there is no substitute for experience, there are some pros to hiring a doula-in-training or novice doula.

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Foods That Increase Milk Supply

Milk supply is the most common concern for new moms. Is my baby getting enough? Maybe my milk isn’t rich enough? Nutrition during breastfeeding is just as important as nutrition during pregnancy. A well…

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S1E16 Jessica’s Story | New Little Life Breastfeeding Podcast

Show Notes In this week’s episode, I am joined by Jessica, a mom of one and owner of the lactation cookie business, Milk Bliss. She discusses both her own breastfeeding journey with lip/tongue ties,…

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9 Things That DON’T MEAN Low Milk Supply

Do I have enough milk? is the question that so many breastfeeding moms ask! And if you think you have a low milk supply, it can be really worrisome. There are a few things…

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Willow Wearable Breast Pump PROS & CONS

I’m convinced there is no perfect breast pump out there. Every new mom is so unique, their bodies are different, lifestyles, needs, etc… it’s hard to find a one size fits all breast pump…

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spectra synergy gold vs s1

NEW Spectra Synergy Gold VS Spectra 1 & 2

Spectra breast pumps have been a long time favorite of many moms. I’ve personally used and recommended the Spectra 1 and Spectra 2 over and over again because they are just fantastic breast pumps.…

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Top 3 Breast Pumps for Working Moms

If you’re a breastfeeding mom planning to go back to work, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which pump to get! I get this question a lot. I actually created a Facebook page…

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breastmilk lotion recipe

Breastmilk Lotion Recipe and Video Tutorial

I’ll admit, I have WAY more breastmilk in the freezer than I need! I’ve been reviewing a lot of breast pumps on YouTube lately, and since I exclusively breastfeed my little one while I…

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Why Use Cloth Menstrual Pads?

I’ll admit, the first time someone mentioned they used cloth menstrual pads my thought was, “Eww, that’s super gross. That’s definitely something I’m OK with just throwing away. Washing? Storing? Yuck.” Which was also my…

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What you’re really paying for when you hire a Birth Doula.

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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Breastfeeding in Public – REAL advice from a Mom & Lactation Consultant

One of the most common pieces of breastfeeding advice from experienced moms to new mothers often concerns breastfeeding in public. This seems to be a skill that gets easier with every child you have.…

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