Postpartum Depression & Anxiety: How to Recognize Them and What to Do

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety: How to Recognize Them and What to Do

November 19, 2020

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Tips to Wean Your Baby Off Night Feedings Successfully

November 02, 2020

If you're considering weaning your little one off night feedings, read this guide for what you need to know about when, how, and what to expect when you get started. 

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SIDS: Risk Factors and Preventative Measures

SIDS: Risk Factors and Preventative Measures

October 26, 2020

October marks SIDS Awareness Month. The Safe to Sleep campaign is hosting events and challenges this week to close out the month. Understanding more about SIDS is essential to prevent it, cope with loss, and know how to support affected families. Here are some essential things you need to know about SIDS this month:

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The ABCs of Safe Sleep

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

October 19, 2020

For SIDS Awareness Month, check out this resource with guidelines from the NICHD and AAP for creating safe sleep environments for infants. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed to be used with these ABCs of safe sleep in mind:

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Parents Need Sleep, Too! Tips for Staying Rested and Sane as a New Parent

Parents Need Sleep, Too! Tips for Staying Rested and Sane as a New Parent

October 12, 2020

“You don’t know how much you miss it until it’s gone” has never been truer than with sleep. Every parent who has been up all night with a baby knows that parenthood brings an all new level of exhaustion. Here’s a few key tips to help you out if you’re trying to get a little more shut-eye:

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Swaddle Transitioning: Why, When, and How

Swaddle Transitioning: Why, When, and How

September 21, 2020

For a new baby, using a swaddle means waking up happy and well-rested after a comfortable night’s sleep. But when they outgrow the swaddle, they can experience difficulty sleeping without a familiar form of comfort. Here's everything to know about how, when, and why to transition your baby out of a swaddle and into a Magic Sleepsuit!

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When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

September 14, 2020

If you’re reading this in the early morning while trying to rock your baby back to sleep, then parents: we stand with you. We’ve all been there, trying to figure out when our restless munchkins will let us catch a few more Z’s. While you can’t predict the exact timing of when your baby’s schedule will normalize, it can be helpful to get a sense of how long most babies sleep, why they wake up, and how to help them.

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5 Steps to Get Your Milk Monster Sleeping Through the Night

5 Steps to Get Your Milk Monster Sleeping Through the Night

July 27, 2020

Do you have a toddler who is still waking for milk overnight or very early in the morning? You are not alone! In my work as a Certified Pediatric Sleep & Potty Training Consultant I’ve worked with many families who are struggling with wake up calls for milk from their toddler or preschooler. Here are five steps you can take to tame your milk monster and reclaim your family’s sleep. 

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And the Bunnies and Pumpkins Were Nestled All Snug Under the Christmas Tree

And the Bunnies and Pumpkins Were Nestled All Snug Under the Christmas Tree

July 12, 2020

"In these isolated days, we’re all searching and reaching for ways to control the small immediate details of daily existence. It’s helping me cope that I’ve always been this kind of organized.."

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A Mother In a Strange Land

A Mother In a Strange Land

May 24, 2020

As all parents find out eventually: "the rhythms and normalcies of life are going to change for all of us, which is expected and exhilarating, and really hard....."

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Top 5 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Top 5 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

May 06, 2020

From our friends at Boston Naps: We have found that almost every mother wishes she was better prepared for breastfeeding. Not only did we experience this feeling ourselves as new mothers, but we’ve found it to be true in our daily work as nurses and lactation specialists supporting breastfeeding women.

 And we’re not just talking about taking a breastfeeding class. We are talking about the opportunity for women to have more open and honest conversations about breastfeeding and their experiences. 

 

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Age Appropriate Awake Windows

Age Appropriate Awake Windows

April 09, 2020

Do you ever wonder if you keep your baby awake ALL day, will they sleep ALL night? If you keep them up late, will they sleep in past the dreaded 5am wakeup? I’m pretty sure this is every parents dream but in fact, an overtired baby has a harder time calming, falling asleep and staying asleep. Being overtired is the #1 culprit of early morning wake-ups for babies and toddlers......

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