Baby Car Seat Placement

Baby On Board: Driving Safely With Little Ones

Over 128,000 children ages 0-12 are injured in a vehicle each year. Baby car seat placement is so important. Luckily, there are many things you can do to keep your child safe and sound. While most people are at least moderately familiar with car and car seat safety for older children, many are unaware of the differences for babies in vehicles and baby car seats. Just by taking some time to familiarize yourself with travel safety for little ones, you’re stepping up your safety with awareness. Whether you’re just taking a quick trip to the grocery store, or you’re traveling for vacation, keep this baby-specific safety information in mind.

Use the Right Safety Seat

The type of baby car seat required depends on your child’s size as well as what kind of vehicle you’re driving. There are tons of car seats on the market, so finding the … Continue reading

Sleep Consultant Gift Certificates

What’s better than giving a new or tired parent the gift of sleep? Gift certificates are great for any occasion. Baby showers, holidays, or just because. You can choose any denomination and there are a variety of fun designs available.

So how does it work?

1. Click the purchase button under the certificate design you would like.

2. On the next page enter the denomination you want purchase where it says “item price” You will most likely want to choose a denomination based on package price: Package 1 (2 week bundle) $550 Package 2 (3 week unlimited) $450 Package 3 (2 week unlimited) $350 Package 4 (1 week unlimited) $275 Package 5 (3 email package ) $200 Package 6 (45min chat or sleep plan) $75

View full package description HERE

3. On the checkout page under “special instructions” you can tell me if you want the “To:” and “From:” filled in on the … Continue reading

Most Common Reasons Babies Wake Up at Night

Sleep Props

The use of props to help a baby fall asleep, is the number one reason a sleeping baby wakes up at night. Here are some common props or sleep associations:

Bottle or breastfeeding/nursing to sleep Rocking to sleep Swinging to sleep Movement in a carseat or stroller Even the *pacifier if your baby is dependent on it Holding to sleep/sleeping on parent

If your baby relies on any of the above to fall asleep, and needs them when she wakes up at night, then it is considered a prop or sleep association. Your baby will most likely continue waking throughout the night and not be able to soothe back to sleep, without that particular prop. Also, if your baby wakes up crying or if your baby wakes up screaming, this is a good sign that your baby has become dependent on sleep props. To encourage good sleep habits, your baby should be laid down to sleep awake, without any … Continue reading

Sleep Consultant Certification

Are you always giving your friends and family baby sleep advice?

Has a Sleep Consultant transformed your baby’s sleep? Or do you just enjoying helping others? These are all great reasons to get your Baby Sleep Consultant Certification.

Sleep Consulting is an amazing career! And you get to make an income from home, doing what you love!

 

What is a Baby Sleep Consultant?

As soon as you become a parent you’re suddenly hit with a myriad of conflicting parenting advice, through books, magazines, or personal experiences from friends and family.

It’s hard to know which advice to take and it can all get to be a bit overwhelming, to say the least.

Parents are exhausted trying to come up with ways to get their child to sleep, to keep their child sleeping, and to basically develop a sleep pattern that works in their home.

Just as no two households are the same, each child is … Continue reading

Time Change: Baby Sleep Tips

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The end of daylight savings time is just around the corner! that means we gain an hour of sleep, but for your baby this can mean another monkey wrench thrown into his/her sleep schedule. If you have an early riser this may mean your baby will wake even earlier! Your baby’s internal sleep clock helps put her to sleep at a certain hour, and helps wake her up at pretty much the same time each morning. So it may be a little difficult to put your baby to sleep at the usual bedtime without some struggles, and she will most likely wake early in the morning with the new time change. To help make time change an easy transition for your baby, follow these 3 simple tips.

1. Prepare for the time change, ahead of time. You will have to change your baby’s entire daytime schedule, not just bedtime. So for the 6 days prior to daylight savings, shift your … Continue reading

How to Reduce Your Baby’s Risk of SIDS

Babies sleep a lot, which can translate into a ton of worry time for parents who are concerned about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS, and other sleep safety issues. While there’s nothing you can do to completely erase the risk your baby will face while sleeping, there is much you can do to decrease it.

Check out the comprehensive guide by Mom Loves Best and the quick tips below that will teach you what you can do to keep your precious angel safely slumbering so you can get a little rest too.

Keep Your Baby Cool

It’s a mom’s nature to think their baby should be wrapped up nice and warm so they’re comfortable while sleeping. But sometimes, we can overdo things.

If your baby is too warm from being overdressed or if the room they’re sleeping in is too warm, it can lead to an increase metabolic rate in babies. That … Continue reading

Baby Not Sleeping At Night

Baby not sleeping at night

Baby Not Sleeping at Night?

It may be the most frustrating part of parenting – getting your child to sleep.

Lack of sleep exasperates everything. Parents become sleep deprived which leads to stress. Babies get exhausted and develop poor sleeping habits.

Nobody is happy and everyone is plain tired.

Sound familiar?

Few parents are lucky enough to have the magic touch when bedtime rolls around. For most, baby is awake within 30 minutes of going to bed. Or worse, begins crying for you immediately after being put in the crib.

When baby is not sleeping at night, you may not know where to start to find a solution. But there are two pieces of advice which could break the bedtime blues.

Sleep Props

Anything your child needs to fall asleep and stay asleep can be considered a ‘sleep prop’. Sleep props are associations your baby makes with an item or action used when falling asleep.

A physical sleep … Continue reading

Infant Sleep Training

Infant Sleep Training

Maybe you’ve heard of a fantasyland where babies quietly drift off into a peaceful slumber. A magical place where infants fall asleep without fuss and parents enjoy hours of restful sleep. Sound like a pipedream? Well, fret not as infant sleep training may be just the key for a good night’s sleep.

Before we get started, remember that every baby is different. This includes how babies fall asleep. What works for one family at bedtime may not work for another. But, there are few steadfast tips which often help in developing positive sleeping habits, regardless of your baby’s current sleep patterns.

What is Infant Sleep Training?

In general, infant sleep training is the process of teaching good sleep habits and putting your baby to sleep without very little to no fuss. Ultimately the goal is for your little one to sleep through the night.

Today we’ll review a few of our beginner’s tips to infant sleep training.

Pick … Continue reading

Sleep Training Methods

You’re desperate.

Baby hasn’t slept more than 45 minutes at a time, an hour at most, maybe even less. You’re cranky, of course, from sleep deprivation. Plus, the demands of taking care of a tiny little one, a household, other children, your relationship, a paid job, and everything else—it’s all taking a toll!

You have to do something, but what? 

Encourage your sweet baby to sleep through the night. It’s a process called sleep training and there are several sleep training methods out there to choose from. I’ll go over a few below.

 

Cry It Out (CIO)

Express your frustration of getting zero hours of sleep from being up and down all night with the baby and you’ll likely hear a parent recommend this one: Cry It Out.

When some parents and pediatricians say, let them cry it out, most aren’t referencing any one particular method of sleep training. They’re calling for you to let baby cry … Continue reading

Newborn Days and Nights Mixed Up

Does your newborn sleep like a dream while the sun is out, but is ready to throw a party in the middle of the night? You may have heard that the cause of this is that your baby “has his days and nights mixed up.” The reason many newborns have this common problem is because they have not yet developed a circadian rhythm.

A circadian rhythm is essentially an internal body clock that gives your baby cues about when she should sleep and when she should be awake. It generally takes 2-4 months for an infant to develop a good circadian rhythm. It is essential to work towards helping your baby develop a strong circadian rhythm. As you may know if your baby has her days and nights mixed up, it is usually not the amount that she sleeps that is the problem- it’s that she doesn’t want to sleep when you do! Try the tips below to help … Continue reading