Newborn Sleep

6 Things You Should Know About Newborn

6 Things You Should Know About Newborn Sleep

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When you’re expecting, you plan for everything. You buy 20 different bottles, get at least three flanges for your pump, make sure you have ALL the options for swaddle blankets, and stock up on cute onesies. But as much as you may prepare, there is nothing that can prepare you for the amount of sleep deprivation that you will likely experience during the first 12 to 16 weeks of your…

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Zipadee-Zip Giveaway Contest

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If the time has come to wean your baby from the swaddle, there are lots of options out there, but what happens when you get to the point where nothing is working? When it was time to transition baby from swaddling, the creators of the Zipadee-Zip tried every sleep sack on the market and every swaddle weaning trick they could find for nearly two weeks and nothing worked to get their…

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When Does the 4-Month Sleep Regression End?

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So, you’ve survived your baby’s 4-month sleep regression (or, as I like to call it, the 4-month sleep PROgression, since your baby grows so much during this time!) and emerged with a baby who is engaged with the world around him. Congratulations! You probably noticed this fussy period lasted longer than other developmental phases (at least so far). Actually, from this age on the skills your baby is mastering are…

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Newborn Sleep: How much is enough?

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New parents are often taken by surprise by their newborn baby’s sleep patterns. Parents may wonder whether their baby is sleeping enough, or find themselves questioning how much day versus night sleep they should be getting. With the overabundance of information telling you how much sleep your baby should be getting (and the health risks if they don’t), many parents become overwhelmed and anxious very early on. I’m here to…

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Why Newborns Wake at Night and 10 Things You Can Do About It

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Some babies seem to be born as night owls, with longer stretches of sleep during the day and wanting to be entertained at night. Newborns are not born with fully developed circadian rhythms, and in fact, it will take your baby between 2 and 4 months to sort herself out naturally. To add to this, the sleep hormone melatonin isn’t fully produced by infants until at least 9 to 12…

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Why Your Newborn Baby Won’t Sleep

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Over the past week, I’ve received numerous emails from parents interested in Gentle Baby Solutions, but unsure of exactly how Gentle Baby Solutions can help. I’d like to answer the questions that I’ve received from you about Gentle Baby Solutions:   What is Gentle Baby Solutions?   A: Gentle Baby Solutions is a one-stop, support resource for parents of newborn babies, up to 6 months of age.   What makes…

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8 Strategies to Improve Infant Sleep Naturally

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Babies are naturally terrible sleepers. As parents we often feel it is best to do what nature intended, but when it comes to sleep this can be challenging. It’s completely normal for babies to wake during the night when they need to be fed, comforted, or calmed. If you have an infant, night wakings are something that you need to accept, however some babies do wake up more than others,…

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Newborn Bonding Made Easy

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Some of us feel an intense bond the minute our baby is born. For many other parents, that passionate connection isn’t that immediate – and they feel guilty. Be kind to yourself; it often takes days or weeks for those newborn bonding feelings to well up, and it can take as long as seven months, an ongoing process of positive give and take, for parents and babies to form a…

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Did You Know That 1 in 5 Women Experience Postpartum Depression?

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Written by Dr. Shosh   I’m a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions.  At the time of my illnesses, there was no help for me. The great news is that, if you’re suffering from depression in pregnancy or postpartum or know someone who is, there’s help now.  For the last 24 years my mission has been to educate medical and mental health professionals, and work directly with women and their…

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Second baby coming! How Long Should We Roomshare?!

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“I’m pregnant with my second child.  My son will be 3 when the new baby comes.  He is a great sleeper.  We live in a small 2 bedroom townhouse.. so my concern is how long should the baby roomshare with my husband and I before moving the 2 kids to the same room?  I’m worried that the baby will be waking up my 3 year old during the night…but at…

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