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You Know You Have a Newborn When – Toilet Flushing Phobia

You know you have a newborn if….

You’ve suddenly developed a “toilet flushing” phobia.  What this means is that you used to flush your toilet freely – whenever the process was warranted and without a care in the world.  Now, suddenly, you fear that even the subtle flush of your toilet may wake your sleeping little nugget ..and you’ll be damned if you lose any more sleep.  You take the risk- the risk that you may forget to flush the toilet later on, and that someone else just may see your un-flushed toilet.  Is it worth the risk?  Yes, yes it is….

You’ve already damned your dogs for waking up your sleeping newborn last week with their barking, and you’ll be damned yourself if you become the one responsible for waking your sleeping baby, because waking up your sleeping child is, effectively, the same as eliminating your very brief opportunity to nap, shower, or change your underwear. 

Did this happen to me?  Yes.  Many things changed once a newborn baby came into my life.  Did I knowingly walk into a WalMart store, wearing my bath robe?  Yes.  (See You Know You Have a Newborn When – Your Robe).  I also developed a complicated relationship with my electric breast pump, and I swear the damn thing started talking to me (See My Breast Pump Talks To Me!).

What weird things did your sleep-deprived self do when you had a newborn?
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The Must-Have Clothing Item For Your Newborn Baby

Side-Snap Onesies and Your Newborn Baby

Your Newborn’s Wobbly Head:

Side-snap onesies take the pain out of dressing your newborn because you don’t have to worry about pulling a shirt over your newborn’s wobbly little head.  Remember: they must be SIDE-SNAP onesies.  Just lay out the side snap onesies on your diaper changing table pad ahead of time and you can avoid the painfully scary process of pulling a shirt over your babies unstable little head.  This is the best advice I have to offer for newborn dressing solutions, and side snap onesies are an essential part of the list of Top 25 Must-Have Newborn Baby Items.

Babysoy Kimono Side Snap Onesie
Another Helpful Tip: 

I only had three side snap onesies for my newborn and I’d enter a state of panic each time I realized that all three onesies were dirty and needed to do laundry.  I would recommend keeping at least six on-hand.

Where To Buy: 

You can buy side-snap onesies at Target (in their baby section – they are made by Gerber).  You can also buy them from Gerber’s website.  I haven’t seen these at Walmart.  The average price is about $9.00 for a three-pack.

You can also purchase different varieties of side snap onesies through, but these tend to be more expensive than Target.

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