Bedtime Tips

Bedtime Tips

Books for Bedtime

Books for Bedtime

Establishing a nightly routine to put baby to rest is a crucial step in making bedtime easy. Books are the lavender of scholars, capable of calming a soul for sleep, but what books does a child who cannot even speak want to read or be read? I explain why books […]

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What Wakes Baby?

What Wakes Baby?

You are absolutely exhausted after a long, rigorous day of holiday shopping. After tucking your equally worn-out baby safely into her crib, you settle under your covers and prepare for a solid eight hours of rest. Unfortunately, you awake with a start merely two hours later, as your little one […]

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Babies Like White Noise

Babies Like White Noise

Have you ever spent the night lying in bed, staring at the clock and unable to fall asleep?  You jump at every sound and internally loathe each passing car on the street that shatters the silence of your room.  Now think of a time you felt yourself involuntarily nod off, […]

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Choosing a Crib for Baby

Choosing a Crib for Baby

When preparing the nursery for your first child, choosing a crib is probably the biggest decision you will have to make.  This piece of furniture is usually quite pricey, so you will want to do your homework before diving into a purchasing decision. Be confident in your crib selection by […]

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More Tips for Singing to Baby

Last time we shared a lullaby video, I offered some advice on how to sing to your baby with confidence. It’s funny, we know babies aren’t harsh critics, but that doesn’t stop us from feeling a little self-conscious when we try to interact with someone who doesn’t respond in the […]

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The Origin of Lullabies

The Origin of Lullabies

  Chances are, no matter where you are from, your mother sang a lullaby to you when you were a baby. Lullabies have been around throughout history, and many of those still sung today are the same as those that were sung hundreds of years ago. The term “lullaby” is […]