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

Activity #89: Get drive-through service anywhere

April 22, 2013

If your baby likes to sleep in the car seat, count your blessings. Better to have a car-sleeper than a car-screamer. You’ve also got the perfect excuse to patronize nearby drive-through businesses as a destination. My favorites were the slightly-far In-N-Out and the not-very-close drive-through Starbucks. The real magic can happen when you’re creative and […]

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How we got our baby to stop standing up in the crib

April 19, 2013

This guest post is by my friend Karen from OffTheMeathook.com, about her son, Laz. We are among the lucky few who had a baby that slept through the night from a pretty early age. We didn’t really do anything to make it happen – but around 4 months old, our son just stopped waking up […]

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

Sick kids should stay in bed, or maybe jump on the bed

March 29, 2013

This is part of our series of posts sponsored by Pediacare. Ever stay home from work to take care of a sick child, and half-way through the day, you’re wondering where to take him to work out his energy — that won’t contaminate other kids? Sometimes a fever will make little ones sluggish and ripe […]

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Tech Tuesday: Create a toddler naptime playlist on spotify

February 26, 2013

My friend and parenting expert, Julie King, had a rookie baby who would not sleep once he reached the toddler age. Once he figured out that better things were going on in the other room, he resisted. Together with her friend and co-author, Joanna Faber, they created Asher’s Dance and Rest Tape to trick the […]

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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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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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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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