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Infused Water

Infused water seems to be the thing right now. I finally decided to give it a try and it was pretty good.

I always drink mostly water (and coffee! okay, and sometimes beer) so this is a fun way to freshen up my water!

I added some water, ice, strawberries and cucumber and put it in the fridge for a while. Mason jar optional. It was nice and refreshing.

Infused Water

Give it a try!

It’s a perfect summer drink and it looks fun too.

I have also tried raspberries, watermelon, blueberries, oranges, lemons and limes. Just have fun with it and try different things and different combinations.

Infused water is so much better for you then pop or juice. You get the benefit of drinking water with a little bit of added fruit and zero calories (or really close to it.) Perfect drink for breastfeeding moms everyone!

Mom Tip #2: Breastfeeding Makes you Thirsty

Very thirsty.

I feel like I read this before the baby was born, probably in one of those apps or in a baby book or something but nothing really prepared me for how thirsty I would be. All. The. Time. I mean wake up in the middle of the night and drink a bottle of water thirsty. I can’t leave the house without a bottle of water or six.

My tip for you, buy a nice water bottle (if you don’t have one already) and be prepared to take it with you everywhere you go. Heck, buy yourself two water bottles. Maybe even three. I bought three.

I bought myself a three pack of Contigo bottles from Costco. They are really nice water bottles, I love them. I love them so much I have thought about buying another pack but what would I do with six water bottles. They are $20 for the pack of three.
contigo water bottles

One of the bottles is actually my husbands but I use the other two. That way one is in the fridge getting cold while I am drinking the other, assuming I actually drink one slow enough to let the other one get cold.

Mom Tip #1 – Hand Soap

Hand soap.

bath and body works hand soap

It seems like such a simple thing but I seriously was not prepared for the amount of hand soap I would start going through once the baby arrived. I have always been a big hand washer or so I thought, but now I am washing my hands twice as much, scratch that, ten times as much. Seriously.

I have used more bottles of hand soap in the last three months then I have in the last year. Sometimes I find myself washing my hands two or three times in a row just to make sure my hands are clean; especially after handling something spicy or using diaper cream.

So my first tip is to stock up on hand soap. I recommend something moisturizing because your hands are going to be dry from all the washing and using hand lotion just makes me want to wash my hands all over again. I also recommend something lightly scented, I do not recommend the Bath and Body Works soap I have pictured (it is all I currently have to take a picture of). I find the BBW soap a little too strongly scented to be using with the baby, if I find it strong I imagine it is worse for baby.