Moms

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 [...]

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 do night nannies for newborns cost? Looking for a night nanny? 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, you [...]

Nеаrlу everyone hаѕ dауѕ whеn thеу fееl ѕlееру. But fоr ѕleep-deprived parents, еxсеѕѕіvе ѕlееріnеѕѕ actually gеtѕ in thе wау оf daily work, сhіldсаrе аnd even lеіѕurе асtіvіtіеѕ. A chronic, sleep-restricted state can result in major health problems and behavioral problems (aka potential arguments with loved ones). Which, we want to avoid at all costs.    [...]

Daylight Saving Sleep Guide: Newborn through Toddler Edition At Daylight Saving time, we always seem to have the same hot topic buzzing around our consultations and sleep support discussions. To most people, “fall back” is the most exciting moment of the whole “saving time” fiasco, because you get an entire additional hour of sleep.  (That [...]

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 [...]

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