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The royal baby is here! Congratulations to Prince Harry + Meghan Markle 🎉

It's a boy! Britain has a new royal baby (that America can claim, too)!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child today, and of course, all eyes are on Windsor waiting for the first look at this royal baby, who isn't quite a prince but is absolutely already making history.

"We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses' son weighs 7lbs. 3oz," the royal couple's staff said in a statement posted on their Instagram account. "The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives."

Unlike his cousins, Princess Charlotte and Princes George and Louis, this baby isn't a prince or princess, because that title is reserved for the children of the Queen's eldest grandson (unless the Queen were to step in and make an exception).

That could be a good thing for Baby Sussex, though. Having a "lesser" title like Earl or Lady could translate to more freedom from strict royal protocols. Prince Harry's aunt, Princess Anne, famously did not want the titles of prince and princess titles for her children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, something Zara (now a mom herself) has said she's grateful for.

In a 2015 interview, Tindall explained that she was glad her parents chose not to ask for or accept titles from the Queen, as royal titles (and the responsibilities that go with them) can be a burden, especially for a small child. "I'm very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do," Tindall told The TImes.

Prince Harry knows better than anyone just how heavy a burden the title of Prince or Princess can be for a child, so he's probably just fine with Baby Sussex being as close to a regular kid as possible.

Baby Sussex doesn't have the same title as their cousins, but he will likely have one thing the Cambridge kids don't: American citizenship!

The UK and the U.S. both allow citizens to hold dual citizenship, and both countries allow citizenship to be passed from parents to children.

Congrats to Meghan and Harry on their beautiful new royal baby! 🎉

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Time-saving formula tips our editors swear by

Less time making bottles, more time snuggling.

As a new parent, it can feel like feeding your baby is a full-time job—with a very demanding nightshift. Add in the additional steps it takes to prepare a bottle of formula and, well… we don't blame you if you're eager to save some time when you can. After all, that means more time for snuggling your baby or practicing your own well-deserved self-care.

Here's the upside: Many, many formula-feeding mamas before you have experienced the same thing, and they've developed some excellent tricks that can help you mix up a bottle in record time. Here are the best time-saving formula tips from editors here at Motherly.

1. Use room temperature water

The top suggestion that came up time and time again was to introduce bottles with room temperature water from the beginning. That way, you can make a bottle whenever you need it without worrying about warming up water—which is a total lifesaver when you have to make a bottle on the go or in the middle of the night.

2. Buy online to save shopping time

You'll need a lot of formula throughout the first year and beyond—so finding a brand like Comforts, which offers high-quality infant formula at lower prices, will help you save a substantial amount of money. Not to mention, you can order online or find the formula on shelves during your standard shopping trip—and that'll save you so much time and effort as well.

3. Pre-measure nighttime bottles

The middle of the night is the last time you'll want to spend precious minutes mixing up a bottle. Instead, our editors suggest measuring out the correct amount of powder formula into a bottle and putting the necessary portion of water on your bedside table. That way, all you have to do is roll over and combine the water and formula in the bottle before feeding your baby. Sounds so much better than hiking all the way to the kitchen and back at 3 am, right?

4. Divide serving sizes for outings

Before leaving the house with your baby, divvy up any portions of formula and water that you may need during your outing. Then, when your baby is hungry, just combine the pre-measured water and powder serving in the bottle. Our editors confirm this is much easier than trying to portion out the right amount of water or formula while riding in the car.

5. Memorize the mental math

Soon enough, you'll be able to prepare a bottle in your sleep. But, especially in the beginning or when increasing your baby's serving, the mental math can take a bit of time. If #mombrain makes it tough to commit the measurements to memory, write up a cheat sheet for yourself or anyone else who will prepare your baby's bottle.

6. Warm up chilled formula with water

If you're the savvy kind of mom who prepares and refrigerates bottles for the day in advance, you'll probably want to bring it up to room temperature before serving. Rather than purchase a bottle warmer, our editors say the old-fashioned method works incredibly well: Just plunge the sealed bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes and—voila!—it's ready to serve.

Another great tip? Shop the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices. Or, follow @comfortsforbaby for more information!

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