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Q&A with Melissa: Swaddles and Fall Back Tips
Oct24

Q&A with Melissa: Swaddles and Fall Back Tips

Happy (almost) Halloween! By now you’re in the swing of the school year grind – just in time for Fall Back to hit 😉 Don’t be spooked! Below, we have tips for time-change success and Melissa is addressing all things swaddle-related for those baby-babes. Lastly, please don’t forget to vote for Newborn Nightingales as Best Sleep Specialist in DFWChild’s 2019 Best for Families: Moms & Babies poll! We...

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Q&A with Melissa: When to drop a nap?
Sep26

Q&A with Melissa: When to drop a nap?

From the evening catnap, to the morning nap, to toddler’s afternoon nap, Melissa answers your burning questions of when to let them go. How do you know when to drop the evening catnap? Typically babies drop the evening catnap around 6 months of age. Continue to offer this nap until baby refuses it for a week or so, as it often fades out and baby will catnap a few days per week and other days not. How do you know when to drop the...

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Back to School for the Bigs, But What About Baby?
Aug27

Back to School for the Bigs, But What About Baby?

By now your older babes are back to school or almost there. While it is exciting to get the bigs out the door (Praise! Or possibly tears… those will pass ;), it may cause stress in the form of wondering how to best serve the youngest one still in need of morning routine and structure. If your oldest is a toddler, they’re likely enrolled in a Mother’s Day Out or Pre-school morning program with hours that seem to have...

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Products with Purpose, Sleepsack
Mar28

Products with Purpose, Sleepsack

Have you ever wondered what a nurse, mom, and sleep consultant feels are true necessities when you have a baby? Or maybe you need help going through the over saturated market of baby items. I’m here, as a sleep consultant, with my experience as a mom and a nurse, to help you make educated decisions in the products you decide to buy and use. I’ll help you to sift through it all, and I’ll highlight some of my favorites, so that you...

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Spring Forward, Without a Flop
Mar08

Spring Forward, Without a Flop

Spring Forward, Without a Flop. We had Holiday Break and the related upset to the flow that it took all Fall to formulate. We had back to school, aka, back to flu. We made it to Spring Break and Spring Forward, and thus, another wrench in the routine. But, with a little heads-up, we can hop ahead of the tots, and be ready to Spring Forward without a hitch in the repose program. Step by step: On March 10th put baby to bed at regular...

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Early to bed, for their health and yours!
Feb14

Early to bed, for their health and yours!

I don’t know about you, but to me, a lot of times, it feels like the most important skill a mom can possess, is the ability to wing it, perpetually. It’s a mindset that prevails when I have no spare pants, but there’s a puddle at my son’s feet. Again. It saves me daily, but nightly, my go-to is tried and true. In a word, it’s Routine. As crazy as the days will always be, a bedtime formula for my kids that starts early and ends on time...

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Daylight Savings Time Tips
Oct26

Daylight Savings Time Tips

Daylight Savings Time Tips Woo-hoo! I love Fall Back! It’s so much better that Spring Forward! But not with babies. It’s a cruel game that they play with us. We’ve got the usual shenanigans under control with our stellar sleep schedule, but they stick it to us by denying us our coveted extra hour, because let’s face it, there is no real hope that your baby will turn his clock back and just snooze for an extra hour Sunday morning....

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First Two Weeks Home
Oct12

First Two Weeks Home

He was all yours for the whole pregnancy. You couldn’t wait to feel him in your arms instead of in your belly, but at the same time, maybe you weren’t quite ready to share. Maybe you’re not sure how to protect him now that he’s here. Newborns smell like heaven and they represent the very best in life. But they’re slippery, and mysterious. Here are some tips to get you started. The first two weeks are a time to begin routines that will...

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New Pump Cleaning Guidelines
Aug30

New Pump Cleaning Guidelines

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Back to School Sleep Tips
Aug17

Back to School Sleep Tips

Back to School Sleep Tips The beauty of Summer is the bane of Summer. We all take a break from the rigors of life and just do what feels right for a spell. Hopefully we found time to roll in the grass and run through the sprinklers this season, even if some (okay most) of those nights might have stretched a little bit late (okay, a lot late) for the kids. No worries! We can get it all back on track before school starts. *Start the...

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