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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Every. Single. Night. I need water! I need bunny! I’m hungry! I need to pee!
Sound familiar? You probably have a 3-4 year old! Think of your nightly battles with your toddler. Now put a grown man whining and negotiating in his or her place. Funny? Weird? You be the judge! This video captures the hilarity of the nightly struggle with kids, but with a grown man in their place!
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Being a new parent is overwhelming. Throw in sleep deprivation and it can even make you a little crazy! Between book “experts,” doctors, pediatricians, and even well-intentioned grandparents, there is so much conflicting advice on how to raise your little one. But what happens when a tried and true expert method just doesn’t work for you and your baby? Do you stay the course? Or is it ok to ditch the books and figure out what is right for you and your family?
Gone are the days of rocking your baby to sleep, but even now that your little one is a “big kid” snuggled into his or her own bed, having a nighttime routine is just as important as ever. Establishing a routine helps set the stage for a good night’s sleep for your child and for you. At its best, bedtime is a calming ritual. At its worst, it’s bedlam. Learn how to avoid chaos and bring on the calm.