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Sleepy

Ideas for getting baby to sleep or just enjoying the down-time

Help, I need baby sleep tips for travel!

January 18, 2013

This post is based on a real-life facebook query we received: Dear Rookie Moms, Our 8-month old baby refuses to sleep in a pack n play and is too little for a regular bed. She is way too active to cosleep with us. The city where my family lives doesn’t seem to have any crib […]

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Step away from the computer, lady

November 15, 2012

Seriously. Is someone you love napping right now? If you click on one more link, you’re just depriving yourself from an opportunity to lay down. I do this to myself every day. I’m so so so tired and then the kid’s asleep and I’m clicking away. The few times I’ve been disciplined, it’s been so […]

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Ideas for getting baby to sleep or just enjoying the down-time

French parenting Cliff’s Notes: La Pause

November 2, 2012

The book, Bringing Up Bebe, by writer (and mother) Pamela Druckerman made a splash upon its release, most of which was related to the theme of social behavior.  Why do French children eat like adults? Everyone wants to know. How do I get my kids to exercise good manners and accept foods with a variety […]

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Sleep impacts children’s behavior. Duh.

October 17, 2012

I am the sleep czar in my house. I believe in bedtime routines, long and frequent naps on a schedule, and lots of sleep. My children can even recite Weissbluth’s “sleep rules” by heart. As we have had more children — and those children have gotten older — things have loosened up, but only a […]

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Ideas for getting baby to sleep or just enjoying the down-time

Let’s talk baby sleep (Twitter party)

September 24, 2012

We’re excited to be co-hosting a twitter party with BABYBJÖRN to chat about baby sleep and we hope you’ll join us. Please join us so we’re not just tweeting with ourselves. Especially since we’re not even eligible for the great prizes  BABYBJÖRN will be giving away to participants. Are you an expectant mom with many questions? […]

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Baby sleep tips for Summer

July 9, 2012

Many thanks to Nicole Johnson, sleep coach and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, who shares these sanity-saving summertime sleep tips for babies and toddlers. In addition to being a sleep expert, she is also the mom of two boys (one of whom never let her sleep). Summertime is special; days are long, sunny and […]

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Ideas for getting baby to sleep or just enjoying the down-time

Organic bed sheets for mama (giveaway!)

March 22, 2012

Zzzzz. I wish I could promise that new sheets would make any sleep woes you have — insomnia, kicking fetus, exploding boobs, kicking toddler sleeping next to you, or all of the above — disappear. Instead, I can just offer you a chance to win a set of Queen size sheets that will possibly make […]

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Makin’ it: Easy swaddling blanket

March 6, 2012

This is one easy DIY project that will give you bang for your $5. My mom created the first iterations of our family’s flannel swaddle blankets and I have sewn a few more with these instructions. I even made one large enough to wrap my five-year old when he wanted to be the baby again […]

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Ideas for getting baby to sleep or just enjoying the down-time

Try a dream feed and sleep better

October 22, 2011

Whitney passed along this mama tip to me and now I’m telling you; if your baby is starting to skip that 10pm feeding and you want to stretch those sleeping hours to ones that are more convenient, try the dream feed. She says it didn’t work for them, but we used the dream feed technique […]

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Activity #36: Send your mate out to jog

September 5, 2011

The wonderful thing about an almost-nine-month old is that fabulous head control that just screams “put me in a baby jogger and let’s see how fast this thing can go.” Send your partner out for a short run with the jogging stroller and you can catch up on sleep, phone calls, or reading. Make sure […]

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Ideas for getting baby to sleep or just enjoying the down-time

Twins Week: Sleep tips for multiples

July 13, 2011

Alexis Dubief writes Troublesome Tots, a website about ending bedtime drama for babies. She was excited to share four tips for parents of multiples to help everyone get a better night sleep.

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Activity #21: Talk about something besides sleep

May 23, 2011

We know there are those people whose infants start sleeping eleven or twelve hours a night around four months old. These so-called “babies” take three daily naps at 8, 12 and 4.30. And then there are the rest of us. At one point my moms group’s weekly discussion was so dominated by sleep that we […]

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