Infant sleep is often considered a four-letter word. No parent going through it really wants to talk about how much their baby is sleeping, because the answer is usually, "NOT ENOUGH!" Short naps, not falling asleep when they're tired, waking constantly at night - there just aren't enough hours in the day for parents to… Continue reading Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems
That's right, I'm going there. Sleeping arrangements can vary from house to house, family to family, and even child to child. They certainly did around here. But please understand that I am not promoting or condemning any one idea or circumstance so long as safe sleeping habits are practiced with your children. Let me start… Continue reading Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish
It baffles me when I get on social media and see all the suggestions for how to get a newborn sleeping through the night. I don't know where these people get the idea that this is o.k. or even recommended but it blows my mind just how often it comes up. And asking new parents… Continue reading Sleeping Like a Baby
It honestly wasn't until this pregnancy, and this (third) trimester, before I actually experienced pregnancy insomnia. Sure, I still have to get up several times a night to use the toilet, but other than that I've been able to sleep fairly well overall. But these last few weeks have been a real struggle. The biggest… Continue reading Fighting Pregnancy Insomnia
Every breastfeeding relationship is different. Moms have different desires, babies have different needs, there are different circumstances to work around. This is just how my relationship with Sweet Girl has gone, and the basic outline it seems to take, at least from my perpective.
Starting my own journey into the world of natural remedies has been eye-opening. Herbs, flowers, essential oils, and foods can address so many issues it seems silly that so much money is spent on pharmaceuticals. For example, garlic is great to use as an immune support, both as a preventative or an aid your immune… Continue reading Having a Friend with Natural Remedies
Let me start this post by saying that I understand that what works for one family doesn't work for another. I believe that breastfeeding is the best option for all babies, but also know that it is not always possible or what's best for mom. We have been breastfeeding for almost 15 months now. And… Continue reading Keep on Breastfeeding
Keep up to date on how Roly Poly is doing with her "new" floor bed.
Taking a step back to remember your own childhood can give you insight into the needs of your children and help you be a better parent.
Babies know what they need and when they need it. Particularly when it comes to sleep.