Summer's Secrets to Sleep While Working as a Newborn Care Specialist

Summer's Secrets to Sleep While Working as a Newborn Care Specialist

 

Sleep is not an option; it's something our bodies force us to do if we don't get enough rest. I was recently on a Talk Show "Living Real Tv" the first question from the host was, what is the one thing you value the most? Of course, I said my husband and coffee, but it is my sleep. 

I've been a mom for 21 years; as you can imagine, my sleep issues started with my babies, and as they have grown up, you worry about...

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Let’s Talk Breastfeeding! Ten Interesting Facts Every Woman Should Know

Let’s Talk Breastfeeding! Ten Interesting Facts Every Woman Should Know

 

Breastfeeding is an art all its own! They say there is a special and unique bond that takes place between a mother and her baby during breastfeeding. Though it comes with its challenges, there are several benefits to this trick of the trade!

Below you will find some facts you may not know when it comes to this delicate topic. However, it is important to note that breastfeeding is not the only way a mother can...

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Travel During Pregnancy

Travel During Pregnancy

 

One question that indeed arises when a woman becomes pregnant is, “Can I still travel?” The answer is yes! You absolutely can.

Many women find that it may be more challenging to travel their first trimester morning sickness and nausea can very quickly take over at any time. Something to note as one makes plans is that the risk of miscarriage is higher in the first three months. Taking it easy and choosing to give your body extra time to adjust...

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Tips for Tired Parents: A Guide On How To Get Your Kids To Sleep

Guest Post from sleepauthorities.com

Sleep is something we all require. It improves our mental and physical health, and it is as important as eating, drinking, and breathing. However, some of us just do not get enough of it. Sleep even boosts our immune system, helping us fight off viruses, and preventing us from falling unwell as much. 

One of the greatest culprits of not getting enough sleep- our kids, and when our kids refuse to sleep, we suffer for it too. Kept up by the kids wanting...

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Should my baby wear shoes?

Should my baby wear shoes?

 

We have all been there. You are standing there in the baby section at the store, looking at those cute baby booties, picturing your little one wearing them while you show them off to family and friends.

Shoes genuinely make a difference when added alongside an adorable outfit. BUT--in reality--they are entirely unnecessary at such an early stage of life. Before falling for the cuteness overload, consider the consequences of forcing shoes onto your...

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Guest Post : How To Increase REM Sleep And Why It's Important!

How To Increase REM Sleep And Why It's Important!

 

You may have heard several times about the importance of sleep quality, rather than just how long you should sleep. But how do you achieve that state of sleep that gets you feeling like a million bucks the next morning?

In this article, we are going to be looking at REM sleep and why it should be a priority concerning your health. We will also be sharing some points on how to achieve the quality of sleep that you deserve with some...

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Car Seat Safety for Your Infant

Did you know that babies are at greater risk when they become involved in car accidents? Using the right kind of car seat plays a vital role in your baby’s safety during travel on the road. And like anything else, there are a few things to acknowledge when considering the best option for your baby. Let’s take a look at five key points below:

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Pacifiers: Are they okay for your baby?

The great thing about this particular topic is we know that babies have an insatiable desire to suckle. By nature, their sucking reflex oftentimes begins in the womb. Sonograms have even shown depictions of babies sucking their fingers or toes. It is a very natural intuition they are born with. However, once they arrive earth-side, it is important to evaluate the decision to give them a pacifier and whether or not doing so would do more harm than good in the long run.

A few studies have been...

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Babies Don't Sleep on Demand

How can I help my baby sleep without sleep training? 

Parenting is amazing, but it can bring its own struggles. You don't want to sleep train but want your baby on a routine. This is often asked in my Facebook groups and consultant groups, and the answer is yes, it's completely possible. 

The Breakdown

Let's go over what you can adjust without causing much disruption. First off, newborns sleep a lot, 16-18 hours in 24hours, but some are awake longer, so look at your baby's natural...

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Stages of Sleep: The Definitive Guide

Guest Post by Insider Living 

by MattressInsider.com

stages of sleep

We all know that sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s the medicine we require each day to maintain a well-functioning mind and body.

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping, but what actually happens when we sleep?

Prior to the 1950s, we didn’t really know much about sleep — it was thought of as a passive activity that helped restore our bodies overnight. But, in...

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