Babies are not born with self-soothing/regulating skills, these skill develop over the first four months of life. Self-soothing tends to be associated with babies who are able to fall back to sleep on their own with little to no...
Before I had my first child, I had no idea which baby products I would want, or even really what options existed. I looked to friends and family with children to help guide me with what they liked best,...
When we talk about safe sleep, it usually revolves around newborns and infants. But it's important to make sure that sleep continues to be safe for toddlers too. Some of the rules change once they turn 1 and again...
Looking for something to do with your little leprechauns to celebrate St. Patrick’s day? Look no further! Pot of Gold Hunt Prep: Cut out arches for each color of the rainbow, and a pot to place at the end of...
Early wake-ups do not have an easy answer. There are a few factors to take into consideration. Frankly, this is going to feel like a choose-your-own-adventure. There just isn't a one size fits all answer. Most commonly it is a...
Of all the movie tropes about parenthood, here's the one that bothers me the most. A newborn cries in the middle of the night. The exhausted parents load the baby into the car and take her for a drive. The...
I really mean it, I have no idea what I am doing. Multiple people have asked me if I was ever a preschool teacher or if I have a degree in early childhood education, but I really am just going...
Teething has long been blamed for sleep disturbances. It seems that teething has become a catch-all for some relatively vague symptoms with no solid diagnosis. ⁣Yup, a teething child can be a bear. They are drooly and cranky and...
I was sitting in my "hoffice" (home office)—a.k.a. my dining room table with a laptop—when I glanced over at my 14-month-old daydreaming in the living room amongst a sea of resting toys. He was playing with the moving shapes of...
A lot of parents have reported that their once perfect sleepers starting exhibiting difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep back in the spring. Many felt that as the "chaos" died down and things went back to normal that sleep...

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