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6 tips to help encourage positive sleep practices for your baby and your family

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6 tips to help encourage positive sleep practices for your baby and your family

If you are a parent of a new little one, the biggest topic on your brain is probably sleep. You may be asking yourself, when will they finally sleep through the night? Should I continue night feedings? Will I ever get to have a full night’s rest? You may even be wondering about the term, “sleeping like a baby” even means when your little one seems to only be sleeping in 2-3-hour shifts. This sleep deprivation is wreaking havoc on your sense of self and sanity leaving you wondering if you will ever see the light at the end of...

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Top 5 baby essentials for a minimalist parent

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Top 5 baby essentials for a minimalist parent

The journey of becoming a parent for the first time can be daunting and stressful. You may even start to feel the need for everything to be perfect, so parents often tend to go overboard in preparing things for their baby.To make sure that the baby has it all without even having to ask for it, parents buy everything that is there to buy. Ironically, that’s not being a better parent but an impulsive one. There’s a lot out there you don’t actually need for a newborn baby but this also doesn’t mean you need nothing. If you’re still reading...

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How to Master Working From Home With Children

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How to Master Working From Home With Children

With more people working from home than ever, many parents are asking the question, how can I stay productive? The age of your children will largely determine how much they will impact your work from home productivity. Older children can often dress and feed themselves, allowing you to get on with work for longer periods. Whereas, young children require far more attention. Here are four fool-proof ways to maximize your productivity while working from home with children. Make a Schedule Making a schedule that you can stick to is arguably one of the most important steps to take when trying...

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The Ultimate Guide To Get Your Baby To Stop Crying

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The Ultimate Guide To Get Your Baby To Stop Crying

You can’t call it a day until you hold your baby in your arms and feel their little fingers and tiny toes. We know that watching them smile is the best feeling in the world for you. It is for us too! Becoming a mother is the moment when all of life’s battles suddenly seem worth fighting for. However, it becomes alarming when the struggle is not against the world but your baby. It’s at this moment that you feel helpless as a mother. Believe us when we tell you, it’s absolutely normal.Babies cry for a lot of reasons. It’s...

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How To Swaddle Your Baby - A Step By Step Guide + Tips

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How To Swaddle Your Baby - A Step By Step Guide + Tips

If you’re looking to help your newborn sleep longer and cry less - two things parents definitely want, the answer is swaddling! Touch is our most ancient, calming sense. So swaddling reminds babies of being in the womb and it's a similar experience to being cuddled skin-to-skin, but its big advantage is that it envelops a baby's body with a soft caress that can soothe them for hours when they’re sleeping … and can't be in your arms.  New babies have very little control over their arms. Swaddling prevents your little one from whacking themself in the face and getting...

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