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!
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?
You are most likely aware that sharing isn’t your child’s favorite activity in the world. If it is, lucky you, but for most, it doesn’t always come naturally. Now imagine your child not only having to share their favorite food or toy, but their favorite people too—their parents! It’s no wonder that having a new person in the house causes them to act up. Like trashing their … [Read more...] about Helping your first-born adjust to their new sibling
Solving your child’s sleep issues is an on-going process during the early years. Very often, when things start to go well, and you are just beginning to enjoy improvements in your child’s sleep, suddenly, you’re going backwards! What’s happening with these sleep setbacks? Oh, the amazing twists and turns of parenthood! Children grow and change from day to day; they can … [Read more...] about Sleep setbacks: What you need to know