Tips for Finding Your Formula For Happiness


Having a baby is such an exciting time. It’s also a little overwhelming to think that you are responsible for this precious, tiny baby. I know when we had our first baby, all I could think about was what I could do to make my child happy. After having 3 kids, these are the five things I have found for our #FormulaForHappiness:

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1. Food – A full belly equals a happy and content baby. Sometimes it takes time to find the right foods for your baby and I know many parents who have had to go on many quests to find just the right things to equal a happy and full belly.

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2. Dry Diapers – No one likes to be wet or stinky, so if your baby is full, but they still seem unhappy then be sure to check their diaper.

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3. Cuddles – Sometimes my baby (and even the older kids) just need a cuddle or need to snuggle for awhile. This makes them feel safe, protected, and love. My husband and I love this time almost as much as my kids do.

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4. Playtime – Playtime is the perfect time to be silly with your kids and my husband and I do just about anything to hear those adorable baby giggles.

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5. Sleep – If your baby is not getting enough sleep, then they can’t be happy and honestly, neither can you. Getting on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible is very important.

Sleep is by far the most important quality to having a happy life. If my baby does not get her naps and a decent nights sleep, then she is such a grump that nothing (not even all the things I previously mentioned) can make her happy. If she doesn’t get sleep, then I don’t either and then not only is she unhappy, but so am I. I went through the sleep struggle with each of my kids and each child was very different. It also seemed like every few months things would change and I would have to start all over to figure out what was keeping them from getting the sleep they needed.

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One good thing to know is that you are not alone. Having someone to talk to and support you is important and a great way to help you and your baby. That’s why I was so excited to learn that Gerber® Good Start® Gentle has now introduced a Certified Sleep Consultant for your little one’s needs. You can schedule a FREE appointment to get the advice you need.

So don’t wait, asking for help and advice is another great way to find your #FormulaForHappiness. What are your tips for creating happiness with your baby?

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