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Sleeping while pregnant can be quite a challenge, and many women find that trying a comfortable way to sleep is difficult. There are many symptoms that can interrupt your usual sleeping habits while you are pregnant, including but not limited to: nausea, leg cramps, heartburn, and even snoring. There are many different ways to help you sleep better that are also healthier for your pregnancy, and finding one that works best for you is something that is important for healthy rest while being pregnant. Use a Body Pillow I truly believe a good body pillow is a necessity during pregnancy. Side sleeping is obviously the best sleep position while pregnant but without extra support, it’s tough to get comfortable. There are different types of body [&hellip

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Just when you think you have it all figured out as a parent and your baby is sleeping on a consistent schedule, a new unfamiliar issue pops up which for some reason changes their normal sleep cycle. Hello to the world of sleep regressions. It’s not often talked about, but at times, it may seem like the toughest battle yet. There are certain periods in a baby’s life where sleep patterns start to become troublesome. They become fussy and start suffering from sleep deprivation. These situations can arise every few months as the baby is growing up. Once you’re pretty sure that it’s not from another cause (illness, ear infection, etc.), there’s a good chance that what your baby is going through is actually a sleep regression. While waking [&hellip

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One of the biggest concerns that many new parents have is understanding how much sleep their infant or toddler needs each day. If we set our expectations too high on the amount of sleep they should be getting, it will likely be frustrating for both parents and child. If we set expectations that are too low, the child might not be getting the sleep they need and become irritable and over-tired. This makes the entire sleep training process a lot more difficult than it needs to be. Sleep Time Log The best thing to do to find the optimal sleep time is to start logging your child’s sleep each day for an entire week. Record the amount of hours during the night and during nap [&hellip

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It seems like every major brand of sleep sacks has their own washing, and care instructions. While you can find brand-specific instructions on the manufacturers’ websites (see homepage for links to major brands), proper laundering should really be based on the type of fabric that the sleep sack is made out of. Merino Wool Both Woolino and Merino Kids use Merino wool in the construction of their sleep sacks. Merino wool has a big advantage over other fabrics in that it naturally resists odor and some may even say it’s even self-cleaning to a point. The best way to take care of these premium sleep sacks is to turn them inside out often and air it out. When you do need to wash, either hand wash or [&hellip

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As many of you have found out, colic is a condition where your baby experiences pain in their gastrointestinal tract. It most commonly occurs when your newborn is between 4-6 weeks old and rarely lasts longer than your little one’s third month. It may not sound long but if you’re dealing with it, it may seem like an eternity. There’s no consensus as to what the actual cause of colic is but many believe it to be diet-related (either what the nursing mother is eating or some type of sensitivity to formula). Everyone seems to have their own advice on how to comfort your colicky baby. Here’s what I found tend to work the best: Swaddling The first way is to swaddle your baby if you already [&hellip

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Having a baby is exhausting. Late-night feedings, diaper changes, rocking a baby who you know is tired but just will not sleep – it takes a toll on the entire family. If your baby isn’t sleeping the way the books claim they should, you may be wondering if there’s something wrong, and something more you can do to help. You may have heard of giving melatonin, a popular supplement that aids sleep in adults, to babies, and are wondering if it will help, and more importantly, is it safe? Melatonin is a hormone released by the brain in response to darkness. It is most often released in the evening and overnight, controlled by the body’s circadian rhythm. As a supplement, it is used to treat [&hellip

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Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. If you’re the parent of a toddler or baby, you’re probably concerned about how this might affect your young child’s sleep schedule. Time change is a bit like jet lag for a baby and may lead to their daily schedule being thrown off and poor quality sleep. Here are a few strategies and tips you can try to help your baby survive without endless days and nights of crankiness. Do Absolutely Nothing If you are one of the lucky ones with a flexible baby that adjusts to change well, your best strategy may actually be to do nothing at all. Simply put your child to bed and wake them up again whenever the clock says the usual [&hellip

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If you are having trouble getting your toddler to sleep through the night in their own bed, you are not alone. Sleep training is one of the hardest jobs that parents of young children must do. But no matter how much your toddler fights going to sleep, getting a good night’s rest is important for both of you. If you are having trouble getting your toddler to sleep through the night in their own bed, try these tips for sleep training success for toddlers. You may find yourself surprised at just how quickly they can work. Pick the Right Time for Sleep Training Sleep training is stressful enough on its own, so it is important to pick the right time. If you are currently dealing [&hellip

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It’s natural for first time parents to make mistakes when it comes to sleep time for their baby. We all go through it and later wonder, “why did I do that?”. When it comes to putting your baby down to sleep, there are a few common mistakes that can be made. Some are minor while others very serious as they are a safety issue. Here are the five most frequent mistakes that parents can make regarding their child’s sleep schedule. Mistake #1 Putting an infant or newborn to sleep with a loose blanket lying over them. This is a HUGE mistake. Do not make it. As the baby moves about at night, the child could actually end up suffocating themselves with the blanket. Do not [&hellip

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As most parents know, getting their baby to go to sleep can sometimes prove to be very challenging. When your baby struggles to find and keep a regular sleeping schedule, it makes your job as a parent that much harder. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are six great tips to help establish a regular sleep schedule for your little bundle of joy. #1.  Create a Routine Get your baby onto a daily routine where you put them down to sleep at the same time(s) each day. It can be hard with a newborn baby, especially when friends and relatives keep coming by to see the new baby, but it is vital that you establish a consistent routine so your baby can [&hellip

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