Sleep

Need a little extra help for getting your little one to fall asleep or stay asleep? There are many natural sleep aids you can try, like having a soothing bath and storytime routine. If you’re looking for another natural sleep aid to try, check out our list of favorite bedtime apps to encourage better sleep [...]

Is your kiddo ready to ditch the crib and move into a toddler bed? This milestone shows parents that their little one is growing up, which is exciting. But your toddler may not agree. For tips on recognizing when the time is right and making the transition to a toddler bed safely, check out our [...]

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 [...]

For many families, summertime means vacation time. Your older kids are out of school, and you’re able to take some time off from work to escape and relax. However, when you’re taking a summer vacation with a baby, traveling can be more frustrating than you expect. Their sleep schedule and naptime routine can be disrupted, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Just when you thought your newborn was an amazing sleeper, he or she suddenly begins waking during the night, fighting naps, or refusing to sleep at all. This is common behavior during the first year of your baby’s life. By knowing typical newborn sleep patterns and when sleep regressions can occur in the first year, [...]

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 [...]

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