Whether you’re a seasoned mother of multiple kiddos or brand new to motherhood, everyone can benefit from some refreshers on baby safety. In honor of Baby Safety Month in September, we’re reviewing some common infant safety mistakes you may be making, as well as how to avoid them and keep your little one safe.
Doulas can provide guidance, emotional support, and care to mothers before birth and beyond. Is a birth or postpartum doula right for you? We breakdown the unique services doulas offer and why we love them.
Just as different methods of sleep training can spark passion and controversy in the parent community, so can the topics of co-sleeping and bed-sharing. Don’t worry, mama. We’re here to break down what you need to know about both practices here.
Author Bio: Ryan Howard runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Ryan writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase for babies and toddlers. For a lot of new parents, the first few months […]
At 6 months, you may have noticed your newborn has reached some important development milestones. Your baby is starting to become aware of their surroundings, particularly with communicating and speech. They may begin teething, and solid food will start entering their diet. They might start sitting up, standing, and taking their first steps. And sleepwise, […]
You can read dozens of books on what to expect with your first child, but when that time finally comes, everything you thought you knew may go out the window. Maybe you had certain routines and expectations for putting Baby to sleep, but those didn’t work. And that’s okay. New parents often make these mistakes […]
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 […]
Getting your baby to sleep soundly and consistently can be very frustrating for new parents. Newborns sleep most of the day and wake to feed every few hours–daytime or nighttime. Plus, babies’ sleep cycles change as they get older: they begin sleeping for longer periods at night or take naps during the day. If you […]
Establishing your baby’s sleeping habits is an important part of early development. Teaching him how to fall asleep and stay asleep through good practices will lay the foundation for how they sleep when they are older. With different methods and opinions of sleep training out there, parents can easily become overwhelmed by conflicting information. We’re […]
If you’re an expecting mother or brand-new parent looking for a little help with your newborn, you might be thinking of hiring a nanny. A nanny can certainly help you care for your baby, but you might consider hiring a newborn care specialist for this special time. What is a newborn care specialist? A newborn […]