Sleep Training Options and Recommendations

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Babies and sleep can sometimes be a hard thing to figure out. There are many different methods of sleep training, and it is up to you as parents to figure out which one works best for you and your child. While we don't explicitly recommend any one way, here are some ways the AAP has studied and highlights.   The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports and recognizes behavioral techniques in helping infants learn to sleep. Two different sleep-training methods, the “Controlled Comforting” and the “Camping Out” methods were specially recognized in a recent study evaluating the longer effects of sleep...

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Karim Jones: A Blogger to Follow

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We're excited to have the amazing Karim Jones from Dreams in Spanglish, taking over our Instagram page and stories today. She is a dedicated and insightful mother and person, a WhatToExpect blog contributor, and an all around beautiful person. We love to see what she's up to daily and hope you will too! Follow her along on our Instagram page @winknaturals today and every other day at: Instagram: @karimjones Blog:  Enjoy! Oh, and here are some of our favorite blog posts from her, but really they are all amazing: Why I'm Okay With Not Being the World's Best Mom  The Wrong Way...

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These are the items that I have found work really great for us! Everyone's list is different for different reasons but these 10 items have honestly made this first year pretty breezy for us.  1. Nose Frida/Nasal Spray: I'll be honest, I wasn't quite sure how I felt about this contraption until my baby got her first cold at 3 months old. This was a total lifesaver and allowed my baby to breath clearer and easier while congested. The nasal spray is so easy to use and helps to clear and lubricate the nasal passageways. See Here > 2. Owlet:...

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How to Help Your Milk Supply

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Milk supply decreasing? Mine was.   I have a friend who puts cows to shame. Me, on the other hand, have had to work hard to keep my milk supply up. The slightest workout causes my milk supply to thin and decrease-it's so frustrating.   It can be so stressful worrying about your milk supply and thank goodness there are amazing formula options out there that offer fabulous nutrition. For those who are wanting to increase their milk supply, I found a simple smoothie that helped with mine. Now, it may not be the most delicious but it worked for me...

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Real Mom Moments - RaeAnn Arnesen

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After our five-year struggle with infertility, my husband and I never thought that the next five years would have brought us four baby girls.I remember when my fourth baby was brand-new. I can still see myself standing in the kitchen, with four children simultaneously crying. I can’t be certain, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that one child was hungry, one was thirsty, one had spilled something, and one had fallen off their chair. My thoughts started going where they had many times before:“My life is so hard.”“I need a break.”“Everyone is demanding something and I don’t have enough...

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