The baby planning industry is growing as new families realize how essential support can be. We’re pleased to provide the highest quality services to our clients and will continue to lead the industry as the premier consulting firm. If you are interested in learning about how Sweet Pea became who we are today, and applying those theories to your own new business (outside our service areas of course), you may consider looking into Baby Planner University? Launched by our founder April Beach, Baby Planner University is now the premier consulting firm for new and aspiring baby planners. Baby Planner University will be launching the winter/spring session shortly.
What qualifies someone to become a baby planner? Baby Planners are highly skilled business women who provide essential services to growing families. Not everyone can or should become a baby planner. To learn how Baby Planner University establishes baby planner standards, read an article by Kellie Mejia, Baby Planner Inc. Executive Consultant.
To catch you up to speed, you’ve talked to your doctor/health care provider about how many babies you’re expecting, whether or not they are sharing amniotic space and a placenta, and you should also have an idea of when to expect these babies. So, now let’s focus on mom!
Question #5: What do I need to eat/drink!?
Each baby heightens your recommended weight gain during your pregnancy. Don’t panic, it’s good for your babies! The amount of weight gained helps to develop and sustain your babies’ growth throughout the pregnancy. So find out what you should be eating and just as important…what you shouldn’t! The same holds true for the “what not to eats” during pregnancy no matter how many babies are in utero. And, talk to your health care provider about your water intake too. What you drink helps maintain not only your body’s needs, but it also helps supply your babies’ precious amniotic fluid. That may require more water than you think. You’re eating and drinking for at least 3 now so learn how to start making smart choices!
Now that you have knowledge of how many babies you’re expecting and whether or not they are sharing amniotic space and a placenta, you and your healthcare provider should have a better picture of what your technical due date is and a more realistic due date.
Question #4: Actual due date vs. realistic due date?
When you’re pregnant, regardless of the quantity on board, you will be given a 40 week due date. However, with multiples, it is more likely that the birth will come sooner than 40 weeks. This by no means is meant to imply that it’s next to impossible to reach a 40 week due date. There is a plethora of multiple mommies that have reached this long awaited date or come up just shy with big healthy babies. I’ve even heard of triplet moms who have delivered babies close to this goal. But, sometimes these earlier births take place due to complications. Other times, all could be healthy and normal but your uterus has reached its max size and all occupants are evicted. So, discuss a realistic time frame for babies’ birthday with your healthcare provider. You will want them cooking for as long as possible for optimum health so make it a point to discuss reaching your goal!
Sweet Pea Baby Planners was pleased to meet with Kim Walls of Episencial at the ABC Kids Expo 2010. We are happy to share this short interview of Kim regarding her passions for starting Episencial. You’ll love it!
LillyBit’s Uptown Diaper Clutch is a beautifully disguised mini diaper bag. With an innovative folding design, the Clutch holds all essentials necessary for changing baby on the go. Included in the interior is also a special place for personal items such as cell phone and keys. Remarkably versatile, the strap that comes with the Clutch can be converted to allow for 3 different wearing positions: shoulder, handbag and wristlet. This bag is available in 4 designer prints.
This stylish car seat cover doubles as a stroller cover and offers multiple features and benefits to both parent and child. Among these is not having to worry about a draped blanket falling off your carseat handle onto your child. The Buggy Shady is easily placed on the carseat or stroller and just as easily removable. It is designed to fit many major manufacturers’ stroller and carseat models and styles, including prams. The inner, breathable mesh provides 75% UV protection for baby. The outer covers are made of beautifully printed cotton and work well for shielding baby from the light while sleeping. Many of these shades are reversible and various other matching accessories are available to accent your Buggy Shady.
Often necessary, belts are an accessory that can be difficult to get a child to wear. Ladybugs and Lullabies Rocker Belts for boys may help with this. The belts are made of high-quality cotton and sport woven patterns in the latest ‘rockin’ fashions. These belts come in 2 sizes to assure the best fit possible and use a safe loop buckle. With 7 designs to choose from, any boy spotted wearing a Rocker Belt will definitely possess the ‘cool’ factor.
If space conservation was ever an issue while furnishing a home with baby gear, Joovy offers one way to ‘fold up’ your concerns: The Nook Highchair. The Nook’s one-hand compact folding feature allows for this highchair to easily be tucked away when not in use. Such a feature is ideal for homes with smaller dining spaces, minimalist preferences or even for travel. The Nook also includes a swing out tray and a 5 point harness for safety. Seat covers are available in 4 colors with your choice of fabric or leatherette material. All seat covers wipe clean easily and are also machine washable. Uniquely, the Nook seat covers can be dried in the dryer as well.
~ Sweet Pea Baby Planners’ Denver Director, Stormie Sowinski
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The BabyRescue is used to evacuate children from high places in case of an emergency. A specially designed, ventilated bag holds the child so that they can be safely lowered. A must have for families in apartment buildings or with multiple floor houses.