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Safe Baby Sleep — 8 Safety Tips for Infants and Babies

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You’ve bought all the newest “best” gadgets, you’ve been given ample — often unsolicited advice. You have your mommy friends on speed dial. This is all well and good, but sometimes as moms and dads overlook the little things, like safe baby sleep.  In fact, let’s do a quick review of safe sleep for your baby. 1. Back to sleep You’ve been hearing this for years. No doubt you received literature…

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Better Sleep for Kids Summit – Free Expert Advice for Ages 5-18

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  When your kids don’t sleep, neither do you. When the whole family isn’t sleeping well, you start to understand why they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture. Not sleeping hurts. You feel like you’re in a vicious cycle of frustration. I know this feeling well. That’s why the Better Sleep Summit for Kids was developed. I reached out to childhood anxiety expert Renee Jain. We both serve communities…

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Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

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Sleep issues are a HUGE topic of frustration and concern for parents of children with sensory differences. From the child requiring extensive help in falling asleep, to staying asleep, to the 2 a.m. “play time”, and the morning grumpy pants. Angie Voss, OTR, from A Sensory Life! offers her sleep help for kids with sensory processing issues, along with a list of hints, tools, and strategies to get your family…

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Your Body Temperature and Sleep: Products for Better Rest

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There’s no question that having a baby interferes with sleep for everyone in the home. Late nights, overnight feedings, early mornings, and the general sleep patterns of an infant are not great for adults. Of course, there are those postpartum night sweats to deal with too — often a new mom isn’t just awake because of the baby. It turns out that your body temperature and sleep are closely related….

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Happy Mother’s Day — The Best Posts Featuring Mom

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Happy Mother’s Day! Moms have a hard job, so we decided to make it a little easier with the best posts to help moms sleep, be well, and be the best mom they can be. Gentle Sleep Training with The Sleep Lady Shuffle Are you a new mom? Get started with sleep by learning how you can teach your baby to fall asleep and stay there with The Sleep Lady…

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postpartum depression

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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Bedtime Stories: Favorite Books to Benefit Your Growing Child

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Bedtime stories are a part of almost every family nighttime routine. Reading is a screen-free, quiet activity that allows babies and children to calm down before it’s time to go to sleep. Reading stories to young children has benefits beyond a bedtime routine, though. The American Academy of Pediatrics studied the brain function of children, age three to five, to see the effects of reading aloud. They found that the…

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Good Choices: The Secret to Supporting Your Children’s Decision-Making

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Life is about a series of good choices and bad ones we all make on a daily basis. Every choice you make has a positive or negative impact on your own or your child’s life. There is no rule book that comes neatly packaged and delivered with your baby at birth.  You get pregnant. Approximately nine months later your baby enters the world, whether you are ready or not. Then…

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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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