Parenting

Your Baby Registry — Gugu Guru Makes It Easy and Stress-Free

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When it comes to your baby registry, it can be overwhelming to think of all the odds and ends you may need. However, the most important items for your registry are any products that will help you establish healthy, safe, and supportive sleep routines for baby. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite registry items to help baby sleep safely and soundly. Gugu Guru helps parents figure out what they…

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Mindfulness Parenting with Jennifer Waldburger, MSW

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Whether you gave birth months ago or years ago – you are probably far more alert now than you were before you became a parent.  Even if you feel like you have “mommy brain.” That’s because you’re taking care of one or more children. Kids are small people with big needs. By practicing mindful parenting you can focus on understanding and meeting those needs as best you can. Your child,…

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Your Best New Year’s Resolution — Better Sleep for the Whole Family

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It’s time to turn the page on 2017 and commit to a new year. Maybe it’s the perennial favorite of a better diet or a new exercise program, or maybe it’s a commitment to spending more quality time with your family. Better sleep is one New Year’s resolution that will help you keep up with every other resolution you make this year. Proper sleep supports greater neurological functioning, better appetite…

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Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? Learn the Difference

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Women are most vulnerable to depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum (the first year after a baby comes). If depression or anxiety is going to surface, it will almost certainly happen during this time. There are so many feelings and thoughts during pregnancy and postpartum, so how can Mom tell, for instance, if she’s experiencing the normal Baby Blues or the disorder postpartum depression (PPD) or postpartum anxiety (PPA)?…

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6 Tips for Surviving Holiday Sleep Challenges

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Ah, the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…except when it comes time to get your children to bed. Not surprisingly, January is one of my busiest months! The days are shorter, nights are longer (and more exciting!), there are lights, activities, family get-togethers, and more. It’s no wonder your children have sleep trouble this time of year! Knowing this, you can try to set realistic expectations, and…

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Single Parent and Sleep Training? How to Make It Work for You

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Being a single parent is no easy task. Whether it’s due to divorce, death, a spouse in the military, or that’s just how it is, handling the day-to-day tasks of raising a child alone can test even the most organized and composed person. Being a single parent and sleep training your baby? It sounds impossible, but it can be done successfully. Single Parenting and Sleep Training If you have just…

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Adjusting Your Child’s Bedtime and Sleep Schedule for Back-To-School

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Oh, the lazy days of summer. Long stretches of daylight, lemonade, grilling, and pick-up games outside. If it could only last a little longer! As the season winds down, you may take a final getaway weekend with your family. Or you may just stay home and squeeze every bit of time before school starts. Either way, there’s a good chance that your children are off their normal bedtime and sleep schedule by now. That’s completely…

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Kick Off Back-To-School Routines for your Special Needs Child by Using Custom Checklists

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As parents at the end of summer (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), it’s easy for us to put off the bedtime routine piece of our back-to-school checklist until the very last moment. We may even be tempted to simply forget routines altogether and just “see how it goes” this year. Or perhaps we may be too stressed to think of one more thing on top of all…

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Should I Swaddle My Newborn? Everything You Need to Know for Safe Swaddling

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Whether you’re expecting for the first time or have just welcomed your first baby, it’s likely you have been overrun with parenting advice from all angles. Just about every piece of gear comes with a ten-page Google search worth of articles. This advice also changes, it seems, every few months. While you’re wrestling with a tiny human, blurry-eyed from joy (and sleep deprivation), a common first question is, should I…

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Summer Travel: The Sleep Lady’s Best Tips for a Restful, Enjoyable Vacation

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This article originally appeared in US News and World Report Time for a summer vacation? When you imagine traveling with small children does it feel daunting, even potentially miserable? It doesn’t have to be. You can travel in a way that’s restful for your kids—and you. Here are my eight best summer travel tips to help prepare you and your child for your best summer trip yet: Start well-napped. The…

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