If you look at a photo of a friend that was taken a few days after the birth of her child, she probably looks pretty good, in that new-mom sort of way. She's likely exhausted and nowhere near ready for a night out, but she's dreamy-eyed and glowing, caught up in the wonder of this awesome life experience and the brand new person she made happen.
Fast forward a bit and take a look at a picture of her when her baby was about 3... Read More
Naptime is a blessing for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to make this important time as beneficial as possible for you both.
Why Should Babies Nap?
Naps are not just important for their restorative value, although that is their most obvious benefit. Children's sleep expert Elizabeth Pantley describes some of the other advantages to napping:
- Adequate sleep is important in brain development. Some... Read More
The arrival of a new baby affects all aspects of parents' lives, but the one that may have the most impact is the amount - or lack thereof - of sleep you get. All new parents are subject to sleep deprivation, but the effects of it vary from person to person. Signs that it may be affecting you include: inability to concentrate at work, hitting the snooze button or sleeping right through the alarm, nodding off in the middle of the day, and... Read More
Taking a vacation with little ones can seem like anything but when kids are pulled out of a familiar environment and familiar rituals. But with a little planning and flexibility, you and your family can have a good time and keep everyone happy and well-rested. The first thing to consider when contemplating a getaway is if your family is ready. Consider your child's temperament, age and your own state of mind. A child who only sleeps... Read More