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Your New Baby and Your Pet: Creating Harmony

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Our pets are often our first children, but when you bring a new baby home suddenly you have to make adjustments. Your dog (or cat)’s previously quiet home will be filled with new smells, sounds, along with some major changes in schedules. Your dog’s daily outings may be cut short, or he may be relegated to the back yard more often than he’s used to for potty breaks. If you…

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Zen Swaddle Give Away Contest!

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This week I am happy to introduce another reader favorite product – The Zen Swaddle by Nested Bean.  I love this product as it aligns perfectly with my sleep philosophies and sets the stage for having success with future sleep coaching.   The Benefits of The Zen Swaddle™ Guest Post By Nested Bean   The Zen Swaddle™ mimics  touch. Touch is proven to soothe babies as it triggers a self soothing…

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Are You Ready To Stop Swaddling?

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Guest post by Maureen A. Howard of Magic Sleepsuit®   The Magic Sleepsuit is a swaddle transition product designed by a mother of four who is also a pediatric physical therapist. The Magic Sleepsuit provides babies with a cozy, secure feeling, and helps muffle their reflexive startles to aid in their sleep. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed for back sleeping in the crib and is best introduced when babies are making…

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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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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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