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Making Room for Baby
Jul08

Making Room for Baby

Pregnant with first baby: You meticulously packed your hospital bag at 36 weeks. Just in case. Husband’s pajama pants included. Ya know, it gets cold in hospitals. Car-seat installed and safety check performed at 37 weeks. Seersucker car-seat cover to boot. Your birth plan is typed out, and you’re going to make it as long as possible without drugs, maybe even the whole time. Susie did it. I can totally do it.  Pregnant with second...

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Sleep Regressions: What’s a Parent to Do?
Jun05

Sleep Regressions: What’s a Parent to Do?

Yay! Baby sleeps through the night consistently now, and you feel totally comfortable with a grandparent or sitter putting them down for a date night. Mornings and nap-times predictably unfold, and you’re on cruise control. Who said babies were hard? You’ve got this in the bag. UNTIL THE SLEEP REGRESSION MONSTER COMES AND STEALS ALL YOUR JOY. While not all babies experience this dreaded life-sucker (ahem, rude), many do and it ain’t...

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Everything You Need to Know about Switching Baby from Crib to Big Bed
May07

Everything You Need to Know about Switching Baby from Crib to Big Bed

Moving baby out of the crib into the big bed leaves many moms with analysis paralysis. You know the feeling – Should we do it? Should we wait? What if they’re not ready? What if they’re scared? What if we do it too soon?All the questions flood your already cloudy Mom Brain and you overanalyze until the world looks level, but you never really make a decision. Sound familiar? We understand! However, sticking to a plan is far more...

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Travel Tips: Time Zone Changes, Ear Pressure, First Flight Jitters
Apr03

Travel Tips: Time Zone Changes, Ear Pressure, First Flight Jitters

Remember the days of waking up 1.5 hours before your flight, slinging stuff in a bag, coasting through security and never breaking a sweat? Yeah, us either. Insert life, jobs, babies and wrinkles (we included this one because, well, wrinkles), and travelling is a whole new ballgame. While we can’t ensure your alarm clock goes off or whether that 11th pair of wedges is necessary, we can ease a few anxieties revolving around travel with...

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Spring Forward and Summer Day Camps
Mar04

Spring Forward and Summer Day Camps

Despite what today’s temps might lead us to believe, Spring is around the corner. Longer days, warmer evenings, and brighter mornings all sound dreamy… unless you’ve got a little one with an internal clock to reset. Don’t worry though! Keep reading for fool-proof steps to Spring Forward like a boss: On Saturday, March 9th, put baby to bed at regular time. Move clocks forward one hour. On Sunday, March 10th, get...

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Products we LOVE!
Feb02

Products we LOVE!

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and you know what that means! In the spirit of the holiday, we are featuring products we LOVE. Don’t worry, while we wish we were getting paid to form this list, these are simply products we believe have earned some Nurse and Momma street cred (the best kind!), and we want to share the love. We LOVE this swaddle and this one too. We LOVE this sippy cup. We LOVE this swing. We LOVE this bouncy...

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New Year, New Habits!
Dec31

New Year, New Habits!

Happy 2019! Whether you’re a resolution maker or not, there’s nothing quite like the clean slate of a new year. While we can’t help you get to the gym or eat more greens, we can help when it comes to establishing good habits for the littles. From dropping swaddles to ditching the pacifiers and bottles, we’ve got you covered on how to make the new year full of new, great habits! How do we drop the...

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Toddler Sleep Challenges
Nov29

Toddler Sleep Challenges

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! We are so grateful for each of you. As you gear up for the holidays, we hope you remember the Rest Registry as a wonderful gift for any new parents or soon-to-be parents. Think of it as a gift certificate for sleep. Who wouldn’t want that?! Q&A with Melissa: Toddler Sleep Challenges Toddlers. Their busy, little brains brains are sponges, and somewhere in this...

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Swaddles and Fall Back Tips
Oct24

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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When to drop a nap?
Sep26

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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