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The Truth About Age “Regressions”: Guest Post As a mom of 4 and a pediatric sleep consultant, I have heard parents complain about “regressions” with practically every month of their child’s first few years (ie 4mo, 6mo, 9mo, 18mo regression, etc). Many parents believe that because their child’s sleep seems to change every couple of months that it must be due to a sleep regression of some sort, as they are …Read More
What is Colic? Colic is a tough phase for any new parent. You are tired. You are trying to learn your new baby. And your baby just will not quit crying. You have tried literally everything and nothing is working. Your baby has all of it’s needs met and is completely healthy. Colic is described as crying that lasts for prolonged periods of time (think 3+ hours). It is consistent …Read More
Does my baby have colic? Becoming a new mom is such an exciting time! You get to bring your bundle of joy home, watch them grow, and learn each other. It is also a huge time of transition. You are lacking sleep, healing from pregnancy and delivery, and adjusting to your new life. A lot of work goes into being this new parent. Sometime around 4 to 6 weeks (earlier …Read More
Colic is one of the most exhausting periods that a new parent will experience. Not only are you dealing with a newborn, their irregular schedules, and learning one another, but you are dealing with a baby that just won’t stop crying. You may feel like you are failing as a parent (because you cannot console them), your relationships will very much be tested, and you may struggle with feeling bonded …Read More
Babywearing 101 Babywearing may seem strange to some people. A Mei WHAT? A soft structured carrier? A size 7 wrap versus a size 2 wrap? What does all that mean? When my first child was born I had a Moby stretchy wrap. I didn’t really like how hot it was, but there was something about being able to clean a bottle and get it ready while holding my screaming not-quite-as-much …Read More
The Magic of Skin to Skin You have just given birth to your amazing bundle of joy and the doctor places the baby on your chest. Did you know how important this moment is? How important it is to have this brand new, minute’s old baby laying directly on your bare skin? Probably not right? Skin to skin contact is crucial and so valuable in those first few minutes of life …Read More
Routines in motherhood can seem like a far fetched idea. Especially when we are up to our ears in to-dos, we are working on showing up for all of the roles that we play, and we barely get the chance to go to the bathroom in peace. This is exactly WHY we need a mom routine though! Creating Routine, Removing Overwhelm Are you drowning in laundry, dishes, daily to do’s, …Read More
New Mom Must Haves Congratulations on becoming a new mom! Bringing your new bundle of joy into this world is so exciting (and exhausting). During this new time of transition, it is important to remember to take care of yourself too. We understand that sleep is of short stature right now so we have created a list of other New Mom Must Haves to make new mom life a little …Read More
Breastfeeding is a beautiful journey for mothers and it is unique for each mom (and different for every child). It is one of my favorite parts of motherhood so far. I know, for some, that is not how the story goes. It is important going into breastfeeding that you are educated. This is not something you should jump in blind to. I am sure there are many moms who do, …Read More
Let’s be real. When it comes to shopping for gifts, it can be downright hard to find a present that the recipient is going to love and is going to use! There can definitely be a little stress when you are wanting to go above and beyond and show someone how much you care through your gift. On the other side of that, when we are the recipient, it can …Read More