It can be difficult when your baby won’t stop crying. You might feel concerned that something isn’t right with your little one, frustrated that things aren’t going your way, or that your methods are sub par. The truth is, you can handle it. Learning the correct techniques can help you to soothe your upset or even colicky baby, without losing your cool.
Congratulations! I know pregnancy news can be exciting and scary at the same time. It is only natural. You are a hero! Can you imagine you are carrying a life inside you?
You have taken part in creating an awesome human being. It goes without saying; many things have changed. Your body is no longer the same, your lifestyle has changed and not to mention your priorities.
Tracking your baby’s routine is a great way to ease your worried mind. Gone are the days of a notebook and pen to nonsensically write things down. Now, there are several baby tracker apps and printables that can allow you to quickly and easily track your baby’s life in an organized way.
Chances are, as a parent, you will spend most of your time worrying about your baby’s health, schedules and habits. It’s natural to struggle with worry and only want the best for your little bundle of joy.
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There comes a time a few weeks after having your newest little baby that you get tired of the maternity pants. Even though they are super comfortable, we think, I wonder when I’ll be able to wear pants with zippers and buttons again.
Is it is just too difficult to get your hectic schedule to match up to your hospitals prenatal class calendar? There is now an online childbirth class for you so you don’t have to miss out on all the important information. My friend Hilary has been a Labor and Delivery Nurse for over 15 years and has a free and amazing online prenatal class.
Maternity leave is a wonderful time. A time to bond with your new baby, while also being able to enjoy the rest and relaxation needed for you and your body after your labor and delivery.
You got a positive pregnancy test! So exciting. You have told your significant other and you are both excited and nervous. Now, let’s talk about what to do when you find out you’re pregnant. This is a big stage in life where all the preparations can be a big part of the fun.
I remember how excited I was my twins started sleeping through the night. I felt like a mom rock star! Sleep deprivation? Ha! I had conquered bedtime and I was feeling amazing! But, you know how people say not to jinx a good thing? Well, I met my match when my boys turned four months old and hit the wonder weeks. All those nights of lovely sleep? Gone. We were back to square one.
I called my friend, an infant sleep consultant, and cried tears of frustration. I had done everything the books told me to do. I’d swaddled, I’d rocked, I’d nursed, I’d held…and it was like none of that had ever even happened. What had I done wrong? And, more importantly, how could I fix it?
I had just drifted off to sleep when it happened again. The cry on the baby monitor jolted me awake and, fumbling in the dark for my slippers, I made my way into the nursery. My daughter was not a good sleeper which, in turn, led to a very sleep deprived set of parents even after 6 months. It wasn’t that we didn’t want to try sleep training, we just didn’t know when to start sleep training or how to do it. Was it too soon? Was it too late? We were so exhausted that even the idea of trying to figure it out was overwhelming.
Every night at 12:48am, like clockwork, my daughter would wake up crying to be fed. Even though she had fallen asleep soundly at 8:30pm, those 12:48am feedings were becoming way too routine. I was desperate to find a way to help her (and me!) sleep through the night. That’s when a friend introduced me to the idea of a dream feed.