In my 13 years of practice I think back to the many people I have met, the intimate and deep conversations I have had, the tears that have been shed, the hard conversations that have come up, the fears that have been released, and the deep belly laughter that we’ve shared and it all makes me feel such a deep gratitude to be able to work with such opened hearted people.

If I had had the chance to work with you, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all you bring to the Cap Wellness Center.  You truly make it a wonderful place to work!

In this month’s newsletter I wanted to share something from you, our Cap Wellness Community.

Recently I posed a question on Facebook “What’s in Your Diaper Bag?” I wanted to find out about your “must haves” for parenthood.  I also asked for the best piece of advice for new parents.  This is what you had to say:

The Top 5 Must Haves (besides diapers and wipes)

  1. Breast Pump (hand or electric)
  2. Change of clothes (baby)
  3. Stroller
  4. White noise
  5. Extra swaddles

Runners up:

  1. Burp cloths
  2. Teething toy
  3. Puppy poo bags
  4. Baby carrier
  5. Pacifier
  6. Snap button sweatshirt
  7. Nursing cover
  8. Boppy pillow
  9. Patience, love
  10. Coconut oil
  11. Rock n play
  12. Onesies

Here is your advice for new parents:

  • “Hold on! Everything changes!”
  • “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff:
  • “It’s ok. It’s so hard and you will cry a lot. That’s ok.”
  • “You need less than you think and you likely know a lot of people you can borrow things from! Babies grow out of things very quickly!”
  • “Get a bigger bag than you think you’ll need and pack flexible straws for the early days when a baby falls asleep on you while eating out.”
  • “Kids are not born as blank slates, be ready to adapt – and when things change in a week, be ready to do it again.”
  • “Seek professional help from a lactation consultant for breastfeeding BEFORE you have an issue.”
  • “You are doing a good job no matter what you think”
  • “Your attitude always determines your outcome! Determine to weed out negativity and set your attitude & expectations in all things positive and you will find yourself breezing through even the most challenging moments of parenthood! Attitude is everything!”
  • “Be flexible and have a sense of humor”