Gerber decided to make all of their formulas without the use of genetically modified ingredients because that is what a significant number of parents want. There is no reason to believe that Non-GMO products are healthier than other products, but because Gerber® Good Start® listens to their customers, they have made the switch to meet the evolving preferences of formula using parents. In honor of the release of the new Gerber® Good Start ® Infant Formula line-up to Non-GMO, I’ve teamed up with Gerber to share our Formula for Happiness!
After having 3 kids, I have found a few things that have helped to create a happy, healthy home for my babies.
One day a week my 3 year old has preschool and my oldest is in school so that means I get a few hours with just this little cutie. Our favorite thing to do is just cuddle and read books together. #onlygirl #treasuringthismoment #welovetoread #storytime #books #babygirl #13monthsold #momof3 #stayathomemom
1. Reading – I would start reading to my babies while I was still pregnant with them so I could get into the habit of reading to them daily. I set out two different times during the day where I will read to my baby. Sometimes we will get through 4-5 books in one sitting and other days we barely finish one book. I think the key is to being consistent. It’s a great way to bond with your baby and keep them happy.
2. Find the Right Temperature – This is something I did not learn with my first baby. He was a summer baby and I always worried he would be too hot, so I would not dress him warm at night and I can now see that part of the reason he did not sleep well at night was because he was too cold. Babies need to be kept a little warmer than we do. It gets really cold at night here during the winter, so we usually set our thermostat between 72 and 74 degrees and then we turn a fan on in our room since that’s a little too warm for us.
3. Sleep – No one is happy if they are not getting enough sleep. Every child is different, so try to find what helps your baby to sleep well. My oldest always needed to be fed a bottle before he went to sleep. My 2nd child slept the best with white noise and with me rocking and singing him to sleep. My daughter has to have her zip-up wearable blanket on and flannel sheets. To find out what your baby likes, just keep experimenting with different things until you find the right combination that works for them.
4. Playtime – Playing is an important part of your baby’s development. Make sure you are giving them age appropriate toys so that they are not in any danger. Also, get down on their level and play with them!
Every baby is different so every formula for happiness will be different. I love hearing new ideas, so tell me what is your #formulaforhappiness?