We find that all the advertising in the world does not have nearly the impact that hearing from BabyPlus parents has to make a believer in the value of BabyPlus. Hearing parents beam about their baby’s good sleep habits or attentiveness makes many parents envious of a content child or a full night of sleep.
I reached out this summer to Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller, two years after the birth of her daughter Sterling, to tell us about why she chose to use BabyPlus during both of her pregnancies. Here is what she had to say:
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“I cannot believe it’s been two years already! Two years ago, we greeted our amazing little girl into the world and our lives have been filled with joy (and a lot of pink). I chose to use BabyPlus during my pregnancy with Sterling primarily because it worked so well with our son, who is now almost 6 years old. He is our smart, articulate, confident little man.
While we understood the benefits on paper, what I loved was that there was no downside. It could only add to my bonding experience and in the best case, it would also jump start our child’s learning.
We have witnessed many of the same benefits with our daughter that we did with our son. She nursed well from the start and continues to be on a great sleep schedule, which is so important not just for baby, but for Moms as well. We just dropped her second nap, and we’re now down to one 2-2 ½ hour naps and 12 hours at night. Woo-hoo!
Usually I try not to completely gush, but, hey, I’m a mom! That’s what we’re supposed to do. Sterling was such a blessing after I had been treated for ovarian cancer. And both our kids (in my completely biased opinion) are incredible, sweet, kind, and loving.
While I realize Baby Plus may not account for everything, I feel certain it has helped lay a solid foundation for our children. They love to learn, enjoy trying new things, and adjust to new surroundings easily. All in all, they’re pretty easy going for toddlers.
I am so happy that I stumbled upon Baby Plus during my first pregnancy in that mad rush to “learn everything” about having a baby. We all want to give our kids the very best start in life, and I feel good about making Baby Plus part of that recipe for success.