When my friend, a fellow new mom, told me that she gave up complaining for Lent, I thought she was a genius. So, instead of complaining about how my child was sleeping, I simply talked nonstop about it. Eventually, I had completely exhausted and bored myself talking about Weston’s sleep patterns, so I thought it […]
We introduced The Sleep Rules. I was already obsessed with Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child for solving infant sleep problems, so now preschooler sleep!
Tonight I sang the Captain Hook song for Sawyer at bedtime. Oh, you don’t know it? That’s because I made it up. And last night it was the theme song from Stop That Ball. Sawyer, age two and a half, has become a master of stalling at bedtime. I used to just read 1-2 books, hug, […]
In this video, I talk about why you might want to put your computer or smart phone down during your child’s nap. It’s not about unplugging, though, it’s about recharging yourself, using your downtime to refresh your energy level, your social life, or create mental space. I provide different three ways to spend your time. […]
Whether you’re a naturally zen mama or a skeptic, I highly recommend learning a few techniques of infant massage (besides, nobody has to see you doing it but a small person who doesn’t speak). You can enjoy some quiet time and get to know your baby’s tiny developing body AND often get the kid to […]
One of our local experts offered to field this question, which comes up over and over again: For the past few days my son (2) won’t stop climbing out of his crib, and I’m afraid he will get hurt! Does this mean he’s ready for a toddler bed? Won’t he just get out of that […]
There have been so many scary studies about environmental hazards impacting our babies that it can be hard to know where to start when trying to create a healthy nursery. Fear not, new parents. Let me guide you. Before you freak out designing your baby’s non-toxic bedroom, consider three important regions: Walls – look […]
We recently asked our fabulous facebook community what you’d like to read from us and Kristal said “Bedtime routines, specifically for multiple kids of varying ages and stages without going nuts.” Welp, Kristal, this one’s for you though I can’t promise the without going nuts part. 5:32 Walk in the door. I like to rewind […]
Better to have a car-sleeper than a car-screamer, I always say. A car sleeper means you can use your phone & turn every business into a drive-thru.
The problem? Once our baby was standing up in the crib, he couldn’t figure out how to get down again starting a bad cycle of not sleeping.
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 […]
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 […]