6 Embarrassing Things I've Googled as a Mom-to-Be (VIDEOS)

googleIf my due date is right, I'm 11 days away from giving birth, so you best believe there's a whole lotta Googling going on up in my house as of late. Just last night, my husband and I parked ourselves in front of the ol' laptop for about an hour to watch video after video on things we should, you know, know about having a child. It was highly informative and managed to quell my anxiety slightly. It also made me think: How the hell would I get through the first few months of motherhood -- or pregnancy for that matter -- without the Internet? I mean, I guess I'd manage, people did it for years, but it must have been a lot harder. How-to videos are everything to me right now.

So, in the spirit of sharing, here are six things I've (embarrassingly) Googled/YouTubed recently. They may seem silly, but they've really helped this mama-to-be out.

Videos on installing a car seat. Actually, this was more for my husband. He watched the video while I hovered. I'm sure I was being super helpful.

Videos on putting your newborn into said car seat. After the car seat was installed, it dawned on me: Oh yeah, there's probably a few things I should know about putting my little girl into the car seat to ensure the utmost safety. So, I Googled! Lo and behold ...

Videos on how to soothe a crying baby. One of my biggest fears is having a baby who will not stop crying. Like, ever. I've read my fair share of books that talk about this/give suggestions on how to stop it, but still, it's nice to hear other opinions and actually see a baby being soothed.

Videos on swaddling your baby. Yep, I practiced on a doll and got a tutorial from a friend, but it's nice knowing that, should I forget, a how-to video is just a click away.

Videos on changing diapers. Okay, so, confession here. Don't judge. I've never changed a diaper in my life. I know, it's insane, and every time I tell someone this, they look at me as if I'm giving birth right then and there in front of them. I never babysat! And I don't have lots of younger relatives. Whatever. I think I have a pretty good idea after watching a few videos.

Videos on breastfeeding. This is probably the thing I'm most nervous about, so I really can't get enough on this subject -- classes, books, websites, and of course, how-to videos are where it's at for me.

What did you Google/YouTube while you were pregnant/after you gave birth?


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Tracey Plummer

I googled ways to soothe a crying baby and came up with a genius idea, which is turn on the hair dryer. My little one would be screaming her head off and just stop and look at me like what the hell every time I turned the dryer on. Too funny!!!

Destiny Hall Lewis

LOL For some reason I didn't know this was your first baby! Congrats and Good luck, you will figure it all out even without videos! I PROMISE! <3

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

And to think my mother gave me crap for buying a couple of pregnancy and baby books. If I'd been watching YouTube videos on childcare she would have tried to have me committed.

nonmember avatar Kim

Congrats! You'll be a pro in no time! :-) Good luck!

Hi_Rae Hi_Rae

I JUST (as in 2 days ago) had my first and I'm pretty sure I googled/youtubed ALL of these things too, except how to change a diaper..that one seemed pretty self explanatory. Oh and I definitely practiced my swaddling skills on a stuffed animal, which did not help..

NicoleFW NicoleFW

Congrats on your baby! (And thanks for the well-wishes!)


 

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