Posts Tagged ‘baby sleep’

10 Common Swaddling Mistakes

The swaddle. It’s been a common practice among parents for hundreds of years, but since the semi-recent changes in sleep recommendations for babies, it’s become even more popular. When experts and doctors alike started the back to sleep initiative in the 1990’s, parents went back to the age old tradition of wrapping babies tightly in hopes of getting some shut eye. And while most babies love a good swaddle, recent news stories have highlighted some of the issues with swaddling – issues that are easily fixed with the correct technique and knowledge of safe swaddling.

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2016 ABC Expo: Baby Gear for the Home

The 2016 ABC Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada boasted thousands of products from some of the most well-known baby and child companies, as well as some of the best and brightest up and coming companies. Our editors Elena and Dani ventured out to find the best of the best for our Daily Mom readers, and we have been dying to tell you all about it! Clothing, diaper bags, baby monitors, swaddles, and sleep aides – you name it, we tested it. Below you will find our favorite products for you to use in your home – sleep aides, food ware, bath time accessories, baby monitors, nursery furniture, and more!

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Natural & Organic Gifts For Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

If you have loved ones on your holiday gift list this year who live an eco-friendly life, you might find it overwhelming trying to find natural and/or organic gifts that will fit into their lifestyle. From candles to children’s sleepwear to wine, we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorite gift ideas for everyone on your list – hand selected for their dedication to being made with natural and organic materials and ingredients – so you can give them confidently; and you loved ones will appreciate the thought and consideration behind them. 

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Gifts for Baby: Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

Earlier this year, you welcomed a new baby into your family. Before that baby arrived, you likely celebrated with showers and gifts. Babies are so easy to shop for, right? But, now that the baby is here, what do you give for Christmas? We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves that will make moms and babies alike smile from ear to ear. Read on to find out what baby gifts are in for Christmas 2016.

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From Co-Sleeping to Crib – No Tears Required

In the early days of a child’s life many parents, especially breastfeeding mothers, choose to co-sleep with their infants. When done safely, co-sleeping can be extremely beneficial in ensuring the entire family gets some sleep. As babies grow though, so can the inconveniences. The lack of personal space and alone time can become a burden and, by the time your child is a year old, many parents are ready to reclaim their bed as their own. This transition, though often easy for the parents, is new and frightening for the child.

Today, we’re going to look at 3 suggestions for gently transitioning your baby or toddler from your bed to theirs.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Babyhome Air Bassinet

Having a safe place to lay your baby to sleep is a top concern for all new parents. As we shop, we look for products featuring light fabrics, flat surfaces, and breathable sides, ensuring the safest of sleep environments for our littlest bundles of joy. It’s also why we are spotlighting the Babyhome Air Bassinet! With its impeccable design and functionality, it’s a must-have for every baby registry. 

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5 Rules For Safe Co-Sleeping

5 Rules For Safe CoSleeping

Co-sleeping (defined as sharing a common sleeping area with your  child – whether it be the same room, bedsharing, etc.), offers a wide array of benefits to mom and baby.  For our ancestors, cosleeping was a matter of survival, and this traditional sleeping practice is catching on again with today’s modern mamas.  If you’re contemplating co-sleeping with your baby, read on to learn more about the benefits you’ll reap, and how to practice safe co-sleeping

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Decoding Your Baby’s Cries

Decoding Your Babys Cries option 1

Many of the early days with your newborn are spent shushing, rocking, and swaddling in order to calm your sweet baby’s cries. There are so many unknowns when it comes to caring for a baby. Are they hungry? Are they tired? Do they have gas? Well, what if all the mystery in figuring out what a baby needs is unveiled to you in a simple concept known as Dunstan Baby Language. Let’s explore 5 common needs of a baby and how to decode those needs by listening to your baby’s cry.

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The Best Bassinets for Baby

The crib is set up and your baby’s room is all ready to go. While you may be anxious for baby to enjoy their new space, it isn’t always practical to have him sleeping down the hall from you in that big room all by himself. Instead, consider the cozy confines of a bassinet right next to your bed for those first few months. Not only will baby feel secure in a smaller bed space, but you won’t be far for those middle of the night feedings. Also, if you plan on traveling with baby, many bassinets on the market today are compact and perfect to take with you wherever you go! Here are four great bassinets to consider for baby’s first bed.

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Hushamok Hammocks : “The Next Best Thing To Mama’s Arms”

You’re pregnant! Whether you’re expecting your first, second or third child, the prospect of your future with your little one to-be has been keeping you up at night. You find yourself daydreaming about who she will look like… how her sweet little coos will sound as you rock her to sleep in the wee hours of those early nights. You start buying little outfits, tiny socks and even a pair of shoes that you know will never actually touch the ground. You’re in love with this little person growing inside of you, and she’s all you can think about.

Then it hits you; she needs the essentials. Swaddles, diapers, bottles, pacifiers… a bed! She needs a place to sleep. You start researching cribs and bassinets and co-sleepers. The options are overwhelming. Then you happen upon this post. Hushamok Hammocks. A hammock for babies. That seems… interesting, you think.

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The Warmest Wearable Blanket

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We all snuggle up under blankets at night. That’s the warmest, coziest way to catch your z’s, after all! Due to safety reasons, our sweet babies don’t get the same luxury. When the weather is cooler we have to resort to dressing our little ones in multiple layers to stay warm and safe at night. Even the average sleep sack doesn’t add much in terms of real warmth on a cold winter night.

The Sleep Nest by Baby DeeDee is a new take on the wearable blanket that will have every baby snoozing in safety – and most importantly – warmth.

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