Newborn Sleep

Sleep Coaching — When to Hire a Professional

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If you’re a first time parent, there is almost no way to prepare for the early days of sleep-deprived stupor. Perhaps this isn’t your first, but you blocked out the experience with your previous children. Most new parents encounter some period where they are getting by on very little sleep. Newborns and infants wake frequently as a survival mechanism, so little sleep is par for the course in early parenthood….

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Newborn Sleep: 12 Things That You, as a New Parent, are Doing Right

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Written by Andrea Strang, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Postpartum Doula, and owner of KinderSleep. One of the most common things I hear from parents is that they feel like they are “doing it wrong”.  There is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the journey into parenthood. You may find yourselves feeling overtired and overwhelmed, on the one hand, and amazed and overjoyed on the other. Along the way, you…

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9 SIDS Prevention Tips Every Mom Should Know

Newborn Sleep: 9 SIDS Prevention Tips Every Mom Should Know

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October is National SIDS, Pregnancy, and Infant Loss Awareness month here in the United States. One of the biggest fears new parents have is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  Though the rate of SIDS related deaths is currently at an all-time low, unexplained, sleep-related death still claims as many at 4,500 babies a year. First Candle, an organization devoted to preventing infant death, reports that 80-90% of unexplained infant…

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4 Essential Tips For New Parents

4 Essential Tips For New Parents

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Many new parents are shocked to find out that their newborn won’t sleep…at all. In fact, it’s common for infants to wake every few hours to eat-their body is growing and developing at a rapid rate and they need fuel.   Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps   I’m sure that you’ve already been told to “sleep when the baby sleeps,” but that isn’t always possible. Instead, consider choosing one of…

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What Newborn Sleep Really Looks Like

What Newborn Sleep Really Looks Like

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When you prepare for your baby, you make sure everything is in order, right down to your baby’s sleeping arrangements. You make sure that you have washed her clothes, set up the changing table, and you pack your hospital bag. You make sure that all the feeding supplies are sanitized and ready for use, and that the dog is groomed to meet his new sibling. As new (or new again)…

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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 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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