Pacifiers, binkies, dummies, corks or soothers. Whatever we call them, we all have been wondering if they should be introduced to our baby. Sucking is one of an infant’s natural reflexes. They already suck on their fingers while they are in the womb.
Good quality sleep is necessary for everyone, from children to adults. Sleeping helps us function well, physically and mentally. No parent loves to wake up early and listen to the sound of their little one crying. In such a case, you may be likely to think nostalgically about the lazy mornings you enjoyed before your child was born. I know you really want to find a way to delay the wake up time. The good news is that solutions exist but you must be patient and consistent!
While we are already looking back to the most joyous times we have experienced these last days with our family, the return to normality can be quite stressful and tiresome. This is especially true with young children whose sleep routines were not always consistent while being away from home.
Are you stressed out because your baby isn’t sleeping the way you like, and life is just for the most part chaotic? There is actually a simple way to not only help improve your baby’s sleeping habits, but it will help you stay sane! That is to keep a baby tracker.
“Lucy is an expert at staying awake.” She is a cute little bunny that repeatedly assures that she is not tired. Alone in her somber room during the daytime, she concludes that there has to be a mistake and fears of missing out on all the fun she could have instead of lying in bed. After her dad gets her out of the room, the two drive to the grocery store. By then, Lucy is running on pure adrenaline as her father has probably totally ignored her sleep cues. She suddenly goes through a candy-related meltdown in the checkout line. The whole scene escalates into a NAPTASTROPHE. Finally, she’s so tired at dinner she collapses in her mac and cheese.
Dr. Shoshana Bennett (a.k.a. Dr. Shosh) is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. After experiencing these postpartum depressions, she emerged from her personal nightmare to become a leading national advocate and pioneer in women’s mental health, establishing Postpartum Assistance for Mothers, which offers education and emotional support for women experiencing postpartum depression and related disorders.
There is nothing more stressful than traveling during the holidays. Having a young child to throw in the mix brings it in a whole new level of stress. So how do you avoid meltdowns and ensure that your little one gets the sleep needed? Here are some tips for you.