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The Problem With Nursing Your Baby to Sleep

Don’t get me wrong! I’m all for breastfeeding, but nursing your baby until they fall asleep can cause an association that makes it difficult for baby to fall asleep without it. Today, I’ve got some tips for helping your little one learn new strategies for falling asleep without the breast.

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Helping Your Baby to Love Their Crib

As adults, we typically love our beds. They give us feelings of comfort and rest, even when we’re not actually sleeping in them. But for babies, the sight of their crib can signal mommy leaving the scene for a while, or the end of playtime, which can quite often cause …

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The Six Month Sleep Regression

One of the most frustrating experiences for parents and babies alike is the dreaded six month regression. After all the work they’ve put in, and after everyone’s gotten accustomed to full, restful nights of uninterrupted sleep, baby suddenly seems to reject the idea and starts waking up three or four …

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What Should I Keep in the Crib?

If you look up “Crib Toys” on Amazon, you’ll probably be a little astonished at the multitude of gizmos available to soothe your baby to sleep. Stuffed animals, mobiles, projectors, aquariums, all designed to make baby’s nursery the ultimate sleep sanctuary. But are all those lights and music really conducive …

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Should I Use a Swaddle?

Swaddling babies is one of the oldest practices in parenting, but like everything baby-related, there are those that swear by it, and those who say its time has come. Today, I’ll go over the arguments for both sides, talk about when is a good time to stop, and guide you …

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Dealing With an Early-Rising Baby

So you’ve managed to get your baby sleeping through the night, and you would be absolutely ecstatic! If only it wasn’t for that one little problem… baby is still waking up at five in the morning and refusing to go back to sleep. At this point, you might be feeling …

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Can Solid Foods Help my Baby Sleep?

One of the oldest tricks I know of for helping your baby fall asleep is the “cereal in the bottle” routine. It seems to stem from the idea that babies get hungry during the night, and that solid food stays in their bellies longer than breast milk or formula. But …

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How to Deal With Kids Throwing Food

Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, your toddler is inevitably going to play with their food. That often includes picking it up, dumping it over their heads, or throwing it on the floor. It’s an irritating habit that any parent would like to avoid, but this might be one of those scenarios …

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Balancing Attention With a Toddler and a New Baby

A new baby in the family can cause a lot of unfamiliar feelings for a toddler. Suddenly having to share Mom’s attention with someone else is usually their introduction to jealousy, and they can act on it in some unpredictable ways. Today, I’ll be talking about some effective ways to …

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Moving Your Baby Off of Bottles

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how to get kids to try new foods, and the most common response I got was, “My baby refuses to give up his bottle!” This is a very common issue with toddlers and it can be a hard habit to break. Today, …

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