Real Mum Stories: With Elle, A Bloggers Beauty

I’m Elle a blogger from Kent, the garden of England. I started out blogging about beauty, lifestyle and travel but now also write about mum and baby things too. My little Evelyn is just 10 weeks old but it seems like she’s 10 weeks going on 10 months! They grow so quick!

What were your very first thoughts after your baby was born?
My very first thoughts after my baby was born were ‘god she has so much hair’ and ‘she 1,000,000% looks like me’. She was like a mini me with hardly any traces of her father other than his ears and legs.

Did you settle quickly into a routine with your baby? If so, do you think it worked well for you?
Routine? Routine? What Routine? We have no routine for Evelyn right now. She feeds when she wants and sleeps when she wants. We are probably creating a rod for our own backs but no routine works for us.

How soon after your baby was born did you begin to swaddle your baby?
Evelyn was born the week before the very cold snap in February. The first two weeks of her life we were worried she wasn’t warm enough. It was so cold. We used a swaddle every single night with her. She loved being so wrapped up and it put our mind at ease that she would be comfortable and warm enough.

How did you come to know about Love To Dream™?
I came to know about Love To Dream through a few pre-parent groups I attended. When swaddling came up in conversation Love To Dream was the first to be mentioned.

Do you feel like using the Love To Dream™ range of products has made a positive impact on you and your baby’s sleep?
Love To Dream has without a doubt made a positive impact on all of our sleep. Evelyn is much easier to settle when she is swaddled and sleeps for a lot longer and much deeper.

What is the one thing you wish you’d known before you became a parent?
Before I became a parent I wish someone had told me about sleep vests more. Weird I know, but did you know the vests with little overlaps on the shoulders means you can take the vest off by pulling it down over baby’s body rather than over their head. This is incredibly helpful if you have an explosive nappy!

Three words to describe life before parenthood and three to describe life post-parenthood?
3 words to describe life before parenthood; meaningless, bland, undecisive.
Ok 3 words to describe post-parenthood would have to be; Tiring, rewarding and life changing.

What is the one piece of advice you’d like to offer new parents or parents-to-be?
One piece of advice I would off new parents or parents to be would have to be, be patient. Patience will win you medals with your baby. At 3 am when you have got up for the 15th time and you are tired and nothing you can do will soothe your baby just stay calm and know that this will not last forever. Keep your mind and be patient, your anxiety or stress will be picked up by your baby. They will settle and you will sleep.

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