Fall Back like a champ

     With seasons changing from summer to fall we get a break from the heat, pumpkin spice everything and the dreaded time change. For many of us “Fall Forward” means one more blissful hour of sleep.  However, for children the time change can lead to a stressful change in sleep quality. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! With a few tips, you can fall forward like a champ and avoid any unnecessary stress.      As tempting as it...

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October is SIDS Awareness Month

October is SIDS awareness month. We are safety gurus over here at NN and we want to continue to pass on what we know!   What is SIDS? Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or more commonly known as SIDS, is when an unexplained death of an infant less than a year usually during sleep occurs. The idea of SIDS for any parent is terrifying, but there are many measures you can take to ensure your baby is sleeping safely.    When placing...

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Importance of Sleep

Any new parent has heard the warnings, “be ready to never sleep again!” It’s almost a right of passage to compete with other parents about who is getting less sleep. Being a girl that loves her rest, I found this incredibly daunting. Would I ever sleep again? Will my baby ever be on a schedule? I feared for the worst. Sleep is vital in order to keep your mind and body healthy. In a time when you require a sharp mind and strong mental...

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Navigating Naps

For many mothers, it may feel as soon as you get used to a nap schedule, it’s time to switch it up again. Throughout a baby’s first year of their life, you may change their sleep schedule six times!  Whether you’re curious about when to drop a nap, or preparing for when the time comes to quit naps altogether- we’ve got ya covered!   Morning and Midday naps:  Until babies are 2 months of age, about 5 naps per day with awake...

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Regressions
Jun30

Regressions

Picture this: Your baby is finally sleeping through the night. You’re starting to feel like your old self again, you may even feel awake enough to start a new Netflix series with your spouse. Feels just like old times. All of the sudden you hear the familiar cries of your baby. Welcome to the world of sleep regression! Not to worry though, as long as you are consistent and make necessary changes along the way, your little one should...

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No added stress
Jun15

No added stress

Nothing gets attention quite like a baby. Their smiles, the sounds they make and their little bodies attract anybody and everybody. Among questions like how many months are they?” “What’s his/her name?” you also hear things like “are they a good sleeper?”   Why is there a stigma to babies being “bad” if they don’t sleep well? This sort of judgement shouldn’t be placed on mothers and their little ones. Ask any mom and they will be able...

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Newborn Nightingale’s Holiday Gift Guide
Dec04

Newborn Nightingale’s Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve curated some of our favorite gifts for moms, moms to be, and those precious babies 0-12 months. Check out all of our newborn nightingale gift guides and links below! Gift Guide for Mom Lake Pajamas Slippers | Weezie Towels Robe | Noble 31 Eliza Green Camo Top | Blissey Silk Pillowcase | Hart + Land Matching Pajamas | Moms On Call Book Set | Lola + Lina Pave Hoops | MZ Wallace Quilted Backpack (Diaper Bag) Gift Guide for...

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Sanity Savers
Apr08

Sanity Savers

Quarantined Toddlers. Whew. In this “in between” age where homeschooling isn’t quite on the docket, and they’re not exactly napping 3 times a day anymore, the mommas and the pappas are running out of steam quicker than Thomas the Train on the night shift. To offer some solace, enjoy some of our favorite ideas below, and please let us know if you’ve got any others! That said, before we dive into all the ways to entertain your kiddos…...

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Spring Break Travel & Spring Forward Checklists
Mar02

Spring Break Travel & Spring Forward Checklists

YAY for spring and BYE FELICIA to sick season! Browse these reference lists for travel tips and how to spring forward like a champ. Spring Break Travel: If possible, book flights or begin road trips in the early morning. Babies tend to do better when they’re fresh off a good night’s sleep. If you’re flying, offer a pacifier, bottle, sippy cup or nurse as you ascend and descend to help alleviate any ear pain. We...

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Timelines for Baby Gear
Jan20

Timelines for Baby Gear

Are we there yet? How many more bites? How much longer?  Hate to break it to you, but we’re just as curious as our toddlers when it comes to wanting answers for how long something should last! Second to How do I get my baby to sleep?! any variation of How long do I keep (insert any baby item or habit)? tops the list of questions from clients – and we get it! While every baby develops differently, for the most part, they...

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