What is a Dream Feed? A dream feed is the last feed of the night usually given a few hours after you put your baby down for the night and right before you head off to bed yourself. For a dream feed, it’s the parent that rouses the baby from sleep for a feed, instead of waiting for baby to … Read More
If I could give new parents just one piece of advice, it would be to swaddle their newborn. Swaddling is an effective technique to help soothe newborns as they adjust to life outside the womb. I swaddled my girls right from the get-go and it was truly a lifesaver during the first couple of months. By wrapping them up tightly, … Read More
You know babies cry—and as you get to know your little one, you’ll also discover what their cries mean and how to soothe them. Are they hungry? Do they need a change? Do they just want some extra cuddles? But there are times when no matter how hard you try, your baby just won’t. Stop. Crying. And it can leave … Read More
It might not look like it, but while your child is sleeping they’re actually doing a lot of work. As a newborn, their brain is storing memories, replenishing energy, forming synapses, and more. As they get older, their brains continue to develop during sleep—directly affecting their cognitive functions. A lack of sleep for your child could mean: They have trouble … Read More
The binky. The bubba. The paci. The wubba. The ninny. Regardless of what you call your baby’s pacifier, most parents have the same questions and concerns around them: Are pacifiers safe to use? If I let my baby use a pacifier now, will I ever be able to get rid of it? Is it bad to let my baby sleep … Read More
We’ve been told that it’s “normal” for babies not to sleep well and that being exhausted day in and day out is just part of motherhood. And while it’s true that babies up to a certain age shouldn’t be expected to sleep through the night, that doesn’t mean that we don’t deserve rest–especially as our babies get older. At 5 … Read More
Is it time to introduce a lovey to your little one? These are an easy (and fun!) way to help your toddler self-soothe during sleep periods. Today, I’m giving you the inside scoop on these fantastic sleep tools, including what to look for and how to introduce one to your child. But first things first: The American Academy of Pediatrics … Read More
Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year! I mean, there’s family and friends, eggnog, cozy fires, pajama pants all day without judgement, and gifts! It truly is a great time. Want to know what’s not wonderful though? An overtired child having meltdowns, night wakings, and early mornings from exhaustion.