Do you have a baby or toddler who is only happy while you are actively playing with her? When you leave the room, does she cry as if you’ve left the country? This post will cover why it’s important for your baby to have some independent play, and give you a few ideas to help your baby learn how to enjoy her independent playtime, which will provide you with a much-needed … [Read more...] about Independent Play: 8 Easy Ways to Help Baby or Toddler Enjoy It
Want baby to sleep through the night right away? You’re desperate for sleep and the title of this post seemed liked the Holy Grail. You want to believe it could be true, that there is a magical answer out there. When our own sleep is compromised we can barely think of anything else but our tiredness. I understand. I have four children and I have been where you are once or … [Read more...] about Get Your Baby to Sleep through the Night in ONE day!
Making the decision about having a second baby or not, is one of the major decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no right or wrong answer, and there are many variables that play a part in the decision making process. The answer to the question of whether to have a second baby has a very different answer for each family. How do you make this decision? Here are … [Read more...] about Second baby: Is it time to grow your family?
Everyone talks about ways of establishing better sleep habits for your children, but oftentimes as parents we neglect our own sleep. As you learn important things about children’s sleep, hopefully you come to realize that better rest can benefit you as well. After working so diligently and patiently on your child’s sleep problems, you may want to take some time to improve … [Read more...] about 10 Ways New Parents Can Get More Sleep
Babies wake frequently at night. It’s how they are made. This creates a true challenge and struggle for the parents who must be up many times per night taking care of their baby. It’s challenging enough to tend to a wakeful baby, let alone do it when you yourself are desperately sleep deprived. It’s hard for any parent to deal with a baby’s sleeplessness, but it can be … [Read more...] about Is it Postpartum Depression (PPD), or is Baby’s Sleep Causing You Stress?