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 [...]

(VIDEO) 3 Swaddling Mistakes New Moms Make

By | 2019-08-01T15:30:03-04:00 August 1st, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep, sleep safety|

3 Steps to Safe Swaddling Swaddling can be hugely helpful in soothing a fussy baby and helping him go for longer stretches of deeper sleep. However, if done incorrectly, swaddling can be downright dangerous! I partnered with Wunderkin Co in creating this video to spread awareness of swaddling safety. Here's what you need to know: https://vimeo.com/351278462 [...]

Is Colic Even A Thing?

By | 2019-07-25T20:58:10-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Categories: feedings, newborn sleep|

Is Colic Even A Thing? Fussy newborn? Colic. Screaming 6 month old? Colic. Gassy? Colic. Stomach pain? Colic Unsettled after feeds? Colic Doesn’t sleep well at night? Colic. Won’t nap? Colic. NO! Mamas! Listen!! There’s no such thing as colic.  Call me crazy. IT’S TRUE! Everyone throws around the word “colic” without even knowing what it [...]

How to Wean Your Baby Off of the Swaddle

By | 2019-06-13T13:37:14-04:00 June 13th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep|

How to Wean Your Baby off of the Swaddle   Swaddling is amazingly helpful for newborn sleep. I always recommend it as a first step to parents of newborns who are struggling with sleep. However, like all good things, swaddling does come to an end. As soon as your baby can roll over on her own, [...]

What’s The Big Deal About Swaddling?

By | 2019-09-09T19:07:47-04:00 June 4th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep|

What's the Big Deal About Swaddling? Swaddling is an ancient practice that dates back to biblical times and is woven into the fabric of communal customs in multiple religions (wimple, anyone?). When I was a new mom, I was totally confused about swaddling. All I knew was that I absolutely could not do it (where do [...]

Baby Hates the Swaddle? Try This

By | 2019-06-04T21:49:18-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep|

Baby Hates the Swaddle? Try This If you’re wondering what the big deal is about swaddling, check out my post on it here - learn why you should be using a swaddle to help you newborn sleep for longer stretches. Even after realizing how helpful swaddling can be, at the end of the day, 9 out [...]

The Secret Language of Newborns

By | 2018-12-12T19:58:53-04:00 December 12th, 2018|Categories: newborn sleep|

The Secret Language of Newborns Did you know that newborns have a secret language that they use to communicate with their mothers? If you’re wondering whether you were absent the day they taught the language in Mom School, you’re not alone! (Seriously, why isn’t there a real Mom School…) By the time a baby is around [...]

The Shush-Pat for Newborns

By | 2018-11-20T15:42:41-04:00 November 20th, 2018|Categories: newborn sleep|

The Shush-Pat for Newborns   Newborns can be fussy. Even more easygoing, mellow babies often have a stretch of the day where things get difficult for them. For many babies, this occurs around 6 pm (AKA the witching hour) and for others, it’s between 3 and 6 am. This newborn soothing technique, called the Shush-Pat, can [...]

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Newborn

By | 2018-09-28T11:40:25-04:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: newborn sleep|

The Best Thing You can do for your Newborn The newborn stage is really hard. As a mom, I found this stage excruciatingly difficult on many levels. Recovering from birth, adjusting to the idea of being a mother (wait – no one takes this baby home at the end of the day?!) and trying to learn [...]