In this episode, I am talking to Norshafa about traveling with a little one and babywearing.
Fun fact. When we recorded this episode I was getting ready for bed at 9 PM on the east coast of the USA and Norshafa was starting her day at 9 AM in Malaysia.
In episode 1, with Denis, there was a 7 hour time difference.
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Norshafa is an associate manager and blogger by night and a material planner by day. S
he is also a wife and mother of what she likes to call a “spirited” one-year-old boy.
Norshafa describes her “spirited” child as “high speech, crying and tantrums when he doesn’t get what he wants, hard to put to sleep, but otherwise amazingly happy, friendly child.”
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Norshafa has two blogs. A travel blog and a lifestyle blog where she shares about motherhood.
The motherhood blog started more like a personal story and then she realized that she could help other moms if she documents her journey.
She shares her pregnancy and information for a healthy pregnancy through infancy and beyond.
Family Travel Advice
The travel blog started off as a couple’s travel blog. With the addition of their son, the blog has turned into a family travel blog.
Traveling with a little one can be challenging, but Norshafa shares that the key is planning ahead.
Plan ahead by checking in advance for accommodations that are family-friendly, if strollers will be needed or babywearing with suffice.
Norshafa shares that some of her challenges during motherhood was breastfeeding due to nipple soreness and engorgement. Also, her son never wanted to be put down. That is when babywearing became the key.
Norshafa shares different products that can be used for babywearing including a ring sling, a Boba soft structured carrier (which she mentions is the easiest way to go), and Pupsik instant sling.
The soft structured carriers come with manuals on how to use them and you can also check for video tutorials online.
The ring sling is one that Norshafa mentions is a little more challenging.
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Norshafa’s best advice for new moms:
Be prepared. Ask a lot of questions to professionals, and especially an experienced mom … Read a lot of books, especially ones written by professionals who are parents too … You may want to expand your knowledge to attachment parenting
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If Norshafa could have a superpower it would be the power to extend time. I think we could all use that superpower. 🙂
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