January 25, 2015:
5 Essential Baby Sleep Tips
Five simple but often-overlooked tips to help your baby sleep include such commonsense things as avoiding eye contact with your baby, ensuring he is well fed, gas bubbles are burped, and the nursery is set at a comfortable temperature.
January 20, 2015:
High-Tech Baby Monitoring–By a Turtle On a Lillypad?!
That’s right, this cute little green “critter” is actually part of a new sleep tracking device called the Mimo. This “smart” baby monitor sends extremely specific visual and audio data (about your baby’s sleep position, breathing, temperature, and more) directly to your smartphone or tablet.
Sounds like a new parent’s dream come true. However, according to a pediatric psychologist, you also need to “make sure . . . you’re attending to your child appropriately. Relying more on your parental instincts and less on technology may be the best bet.”
January 20, 2015:
Forget Sleep Training–Let Baby Learn “Sleep Habits”
“Just let me sleep, Mama!”
Is this what your tired, fussy baby is trying to tell you?
According to one of the authors of The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night’s Sleep—Newborn to School Age:
“What I’ve learned through research, clinical practice, and with my own little ones is that babies want to sleep, but we, as parents (unknowingly and with great intentions) can interfere with their ability to do so.”
To learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to baby sleep, read the full article here.
January 13, 2015:
Babies Need Their “Intelligence Sleep”
It makes sense, but now there’s new research to prove it: All that baby sleep is important! Not just for moms’ sanity, but for babies’ growing intelligence and development.
A new study “indicates that babies who take regular naps are more likely to remember skills they have learnt.” Additionally, right before going to sleep appears to be the ideal time for babies to learn and retain the new skills.
January 6, 2015:
Cleverly Transform A Closet Into A Cozy Nursery
Tight on space, but expecting a new baby? Need a nursery, but you only have one bedroom?
What about a closet?
Seriously! Read how one couple renovated their bedroom closet, changing it into an adorable little nursery for their first baby. Amazing what a little creativity and determination can do!
December 21, 2014:
Tips For Helping Baby Sleep Well When Traveling
This article offers 9 valuable tips to ease your baby into peaceful sleep, even when traveling. Of course, I love the night light suggestion!
“Bring something that’s familiar, like his favorite music, lovey, toy, swaddle, night light, or even a crib sheet.”