What every parent should know about flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly)
Apr26

What every parent should know about flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly)

WHAT EVERY NEW PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FLAT HEAD SYNDROME (PLAGIOCEPHALY) Newborns do not come with instructions. As a new parent, you have probably realized this and have tediously searched out hundreds of resources to make this new chapter in your life as easy as possible. Fortunately, the options are endless and you will, at some point, find the answers to each and every question you have. You may not even know about flat head...

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Pacifier Q & A
Feb10

Pacifier Q & A

1) When should I introduce a pacifier to my newborn? When breastfeeding is thriving, milk supply is fine, and baby is gaining weight well, it is appropriate to offer your baby a pacifier.  Babies need to suck and it is fitting to offer the paci as a soothing technique between feeds. 2) Is there a pacifier I recommend? There is not a perfect paci I recommend.  The pacifier falling right back out when offered to the baby is a common...

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Start School Well Rested
Aug30

Start School Well Rested

Start School Well Rested Now that the school year is fast approaching, it’s very important to get back into routine. I am guilty of it too, and long summer days can mean later bedtimes and sleeping in (if you’re lucky). Here are some tips to bring back your child’s normal bedtime and sleep routine: Be prepared Start implementing an earlier bedtime a week or so before school starts. As children get older, change takes a little more...

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October is SIDS awareness month and small change #2
Sep28

October is SIDS awareness month and small change #2

SIDS Awareness Month Always place your baby on his or her back for every sleep time. Always use a firm sleep surface. Car seats and other sitting devices are not recommended for routine sleep. Keep soft objects or loose bedding out of the crib. This includes pillows, blankets, and bumper pads. Wedges and positioners should not be used. Pregnant woman should receive regular prenatal care. Don’t smoke during pregnancy or after birth....

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Resolve Early Rising and Small Changes for Wellness
Aug06

Resolve Early Rising and Small Changes for Wellness

  Tips to Resolve Early Rising  You work really hard the first few months to develop your baby’s circadian rhythm.  As the sun creeps in early am, your baby may wake early naturally.  As a reminder, if you baby is over three months, I want your little one waking spontaneously a little before 7am, happy and playing in their crib.  This is a great sign of a well rested baby!!It your baby is waking earlier than 6:30am, here are a...

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No More Catnaps
Jun10

No More Catnaps

Improving naps is a common concern for any age.  Naps are always the hardest.  You wouldn’t think they would be, but they are.  Nighttime comes first as baby’s circadian rhythm takes hold.  Naps will follow great nighttime sleep, but only if you have all the other pieces in place to make a great sleeper.  Here are a few tips to start making your day easier with baby. 1.  Baby must be sleeping well at night first  Babies...

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Probiotics and Colic
May01

Probiotics and Colic

Colic is defined as excessive crying for three hours each day, more than three days each week for longer than three weeks for no apparent reason. Affecting up to twenty percent of infants younger than three months old.  Not all crying babies have colic though.  It is important to remember, that babies do cry for no reason.  This is their way of communicating and expending energy.  Two to three hours of intermittent crying throughout...

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Travel Tips
Apr02

Travel Tips

We can all expect to lose a little sleep from traveling during vacation.  If you’re like me, and cherish your family’s sleep, just knowing that doesn’t make it any easier!  Here are a few tips that really will help your little one, and you, get the rest they need: There is no better time than now to start implementing strong sleep associations and routines.  Your little one might surprise you if you’ve fostered a strong sleeper before...

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Sleep Benefits
Apr01

Sleep Benefits

Did you know sleep is critical for brain detoxification and overall health? It is!  A report published in the Journal of Science found your brain has a unique method of removing toxic waste.  By way of the glymphatic system, your brain clears out toxins, including harmful proteins linked to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.  Your glymphatic system ramps up while you are sleeping, actively clearing by-products of neural activity....

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Spring Forward
Mar01

Spring Forward

Spring Forward Step by step: On March 7th put baby to bed at regular time. Move clocks forward one hour. The next morning get baby up within 15-20 mins of normal wake up time per the time on the clock. Do everything according to the new clock time Sunday. This means all meals and sleep times. The younger they are the more important it is to start the day at the same time. Tips: Black-out curtains are so nice!  This time of year...

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