Early Rising, is your baby up with the chickens?

Early rising is one of the most challenging components of sleep because the lightest stage of REM sleep is between 4 AM and 7 AM. This makes it hard for our little ones to return to sleep during these times. I do NOT subscribe to the theory, "I just have an early riser". Sleep is [...]

2018-05-28T15:35:53+00:00

Constipation signs, symptoms & remedies

Constipation in Babies & Children Guest blog by Allison Jandu - Potty Training Expert Unfortunately, constipation is very common in babies and children. But if you know what to look for and have a couple remedies in your back pocket, the problem can usually be relieved fairly quickly. Causes: Any change in diet, especially from [...]

2018-03-12T20:53:10+00:00

Understanding Why Your Baby Loves White Noise

Babies LOVE white noise.  They have been living in your womb for 9 months hearing the loud swooshing of your heart beat, organs working, the rumbles of your belly, vibration of your voice and the chatter outside!  Next time you are taking a bath, turn the faucet on full blast and put your head under [...]

2018-01-13T12:31:33+00:00

Talking up sleep to your toddler

As our toddlers develop they often become pro's at bedtime stall tactics. My daughter is famous for proclaiming anything and everything to stall bed time, her latest attempt is "I have a hang nail". The best advice is to talk to your toddler using what I call "positive sleep speak". The best way to start [...]

2017-07-10T14:43:59+00:00

Traveling tips for infants and toddlers

I've been traveling regularly with my daughter since she was 3 months old, internationally and domestically. If you have a different last name from your little ones father, take it from me and travel with a notarized consent letter internationally along with the child's birth certificate and passport. The timing of the flight is not [...]

2017-07-10T14:33:42+00:00

How the Right Crib Mattress Can Improve Babies’ Sleep

By Newton Baby When my baby was first born, we kept a whiteboard in the living room to note naps, feedings, and pumping times for the next 12 hours. Aside from helping us keep track, it had an additional benefit: The timeline discouraged some well-meaning, but misinformed, advice. “If you slept when the baby slept, [...]

2018-08-14T17:47:44+00:00