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How To Stay Calm When Your Baby Is Crying

By | 2020-01-13T13:43:11-04:00 January 13th, 2020|Categories: Sleep Training|

How To Stay Calm When Your Baby Is Crying   Hearing your baby cry has got to be one of the most stressful sounds in the world. It’s unfortunate because if you want to teach your baby good sleep habits, there usually will be some crying involved. Now keep in mind there are ZERO negative side [...]

When Your Mother in Law Disapproves of Sleep Training

By | 2020-01-06T14:27:45-04:00 January 6th, 2020|Categories: Sleep Training Philosophy|

When your Mother in Law Disapproves of Sleep Training Sleep training takes a lot of emotional energy. The rewards are beyond belief, but the work you have to put in is not for the faint of heart. To really succeed at sleep training, you have to be ready to pour your entire heart and soul into [...]

Is It Teething Or an Ear Infection?

By | 2019-12-17T14:36:39-04:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Troubles|

Is it Teething Or An Ear Infection? More than 80 percent of children will be diagnosed with an ear infection before their third birthday. 100 percent of children will teethe before their third birthday. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell the difference between the two, because they share similar symptoms. This quick guide can help [...]

Why Some Babies Sleep Better Than Others

By | 2019-12-10T12:50:52-04:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training Philosophy|

Why Some Babies Sleep Better Than Others Don’t tell me this question hasn't crossed your mind. Borne of frustration and exhaustion, every new mom wonders this at some point or another. Why, why why do some babies naturally sleep so well, while others don’t? Three reasons. Nature  There’s no way around this part. Some babies have [...]

Baby Jet Lag

By | 2019-12-04T12:31:47-04:00 December 4th, 2019|Categories: travel|

Traveling Across Time Zones   This is about Baby Jet Lag, Mama. Here’s something interesting: Do you know why it’s called jet lag? Traveling through different time zones only became an issue when air travel became common. Before then, we traveled by car, or covered wagon, or donkey. Using older forms of transportation made travel a [...]

What is Sleep Hygiene?

By | 2019-11-13T13:43:19-04:00 November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Sleep Hygiene? Sleep hygiene simply means good sleep habits. It means doing the same set of things every day to make sure that whatever sleep you get is restful, restorative and refreshing. This post is about you, Mama. Fact: New mothers with little babies don't get much sleep. Tough love: Welcome to motherhood. It's hard, [...]

What We Know About SIDS

By | 2019-11-05T13:40:38-04:00 November 5th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep, sleep safety|

What We Know About SIDS   SIDS is a parent’s worst nightmare. Every year, 2,500 babies in the United States silently die, with no clear cause. What makes SIDS so scary is the mystery surrounding it. No one knows exactly why or how these babies die. Most people think that SIDS means a baby suffocated in [...]

Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance

By | 2019-10-29T13:00:43-04:00 October 29th, 2019|Categories: feedings|

Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance Let's start off by stating the obvious: I’m no doctor. Bring up all your feeding concerns with your pediatrician and follow his guidance. Having said that, this post should shed some light on a topic that's not talked about enough:  Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance, or CMPI for short. What is Cow’s Milk Protein [...]

Ear Infections and Sleep

By | 2019-10-07T14:08:53-04:00 October 7th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Troubles|

Ear Infections and Sleep   Ear infections are  sneaky little things. They can disrupt sleep for days, even weeks, if undetected and left untreated. If your baby is usually a good sleeper, and things suddenly seem off, it’s possible that an ear infection could be behind it. Even if your baby is fine during the day and only [...]