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Melatonin — When Did Natural Become Unnatural?
Melatonin is a natural sleep hormone that our body makes to help us fall asleep and stay sleep. So what’s wrong with giving your child more of something that their bodies already makes?
As it turns out, there are some big risks to consider.
5 Ways New Parents Can End The Dreaded Early Wake Ups
The dreaded early wake ups - the mornings where your sweet-faced, vivacious little one wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 AM happily chirping away or start hollering for you through the baby monitor to let them come out of bed, because they are awake and ready to play! Since they’ve decided to wake up at this ungodly hour, this means you are begrudgingly, and very reluctantly, awake as well.
Unfortunately, because your child woke up so early, this can mean that you’re in for a rough day because everyone is off schedule.
Sleep Deprivation Shouldn’t Be Considered ‘The Norm’ For Parents
During your pregnancy and shortly after your child’s birth, there are many anecdotes, words of wisdom, and advice regarding your future as it comes to sleep. Or really, lack thereof.
Bed-Sharing - What’s the Big Deal?
In recent years, co-sleeping, or more specifically, bed-sharing has made a large resurgence in new parents looking for ways to be close to their child, in terms of bonding, physical contact, and ease of care. While in terms of attentive parenting, it is encouraging to see more and more families strive to develop close bonds with their infants, it is also quite troubling at the amount of misconceptions that are floating around about bed-sharing.
The ABCs of Safe Sleep for Babies
Among some of the catchy phrases and acronyms that may be familiar, such as “stop, drop, and roll” or TICKS (as it applies to babywearing), one that was developed for sleep is ABC - Alone on their Back in the Crib.Among some of the catchy phrases and acronyms that may be familiar, such as “stop, drop, and roll” or TICKS (as it applies to babywearing), one that was developed for sleep is ABC - Alone on their Back in the Crib.
When It Comes to Your Baby’s Nursery, Stay Off Pinterest
Nurseries are a big business. Everyone wants their child to have beautiful, serene spaces complete with soft colored walls, adorable furnishings, soft textures, and lush fabrics.
Let’s just save you the money, time, and potential heartache. DON’T.
7 best alarm clocks of 2019
Most of us are used to being jarred awake by the blare of an alarm clock. (And some of us hit snooze … more than once.) Technically, though, if you’re getting all the sleep you need and waking at the same time each day, your body should be set so that you rise naturally without needing an alarm clock, said "The Sleep Doctor" Michael Breus, PhD, author of "The Power of When."
But that's a fantasy for most of us, so let’s be realistic: you probably need an alarm clock. So here's what to look for when you get one.