Naps. Never has something been so loved and hated among mothers. After all, a solid nap allows mom some downtime (and maybe the chance to drink a hot cup of coffee!) but a nap spent crying – well, it’s enough to pull your hair out. As we’ve discussed in other posts, there are a number of reasons your child (baby or toddler) may be fighting his naps. However, it is important to note that just because he doesn’t want to nap does not mean he is ready to drop a nap. Keep reading to learn more about how many naps a baby should have per age and why. 0-8 weeks At Sleep Shop, we believe you can start baby on a routine very early on. At this age, it means feeding baby at set 2.5 – 3 hour intervals. Side note: if baby is hungry, feed him, regardless of how [...]
Sadly COVID-19 has affected all of us, some worse than others. Praying for all those families who have lost jobs, lost money, had delays, had friends or family infected with the disease, and simply have had their lives flipped upside down. As a Nurse Practitioner, I strongly agree with adhering to the recommendations by the CDC. Here are some steps to protect yourself and your family: 1. Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds - after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 2. Avoid crowds and close contact with people who are sick or if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. 3. Stock up on supplies to have at [...]
They are finally here! I can't tell you guys all the work that went into making these! Because our time is limited with the amount of clients we take on at a time, I wanted to find a way to get information to you guys in the easiest way possible. These videos are short, very informative, have sleep schedules up through a year and will hopefully be encouragement to all you out there looking for support through this crazy parenting journey. I try and answer your most common questions and give you all as much information as I can on infant sleep in 27 min (with closed caption available :)) Please let me know your thoughts and if you liked it- we will also have more coming for you! Here is the Infant Sleep Video
We have loved helping families get their little ones on more consistent schedules and sleeping through the night. There is nothing better than hearing from clients how much freedom the schedule has given them, or how happy and adjusted their baby is from being on a routine.