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The Development of Sleep

From birth to age 2, babies spend more of their time asleep than awake. A sleeping baby can provide relief and a little rest break for new parents! Though it looks like babies aren’t doing much while sleeping (besides looking adorable), sleep is vital to their physical and mental development. Why sleep is important for [...]

Disclaimer: We are in no way qualified as licensed to give advice on any mental health assessments. If you, or someone you love may be experiencing postpartum depression, call 1-800-PPD-MOMS or click here. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice. – Maternal Instincts Postpartum Depression [...]

What is Considered Postpartum Care?

What Happens to the Mother’s Body in the Postpartum Period? What is considered postpartum care starts right after birth for about six weeks. During this time, a mother’s body goes through hormonal changes and her uterus returns to normal size. Other health changes during the postpartum period can include the forming of colostrum (that ooey [...]

How to Transition Your Baby To a Crib

Have you been co-sleeping and now want to know how to transition your baby to a crib? It’s a delicate move, but one that can be done very smoothly with some basic techniques and a lot of patience (or, just call us, but that’s another blog!). When you first get home after birth, you never [...]

Night Nannies for Newborns: Average Costs

How much does a night nanny cost for newborns? Looking for night nanny costs? Wondering how much it costs and whether it’s something you can afford? Night nannies for newborns can be surprisingly affordable. At Maternal Instincts, we have a sliding scale, based on the experience of the night nanny. Depending on your family’s needs, [...]

Routine Creation + Development Checklist + Expert Observation + Q&A + Play! ….Hint: Support Encourages Positive Growth! Our littlest humans thrive in supportive atmospheres where they are comfortable to be themselves and feel safe. This goes all the way from infancy through adulthood. Parents need a place for support too! Everyone does! So…. to offer [...]

Sleep Groups!! We currently offer two sleep groups for: expecting parents and parents of up to six month old babies, and a separate class for the older babes over six months.   Anyone is welcome to join. Come on in mama’s, papa’s and caregivers. We ask for a $10 donation which goes to a local [...]