It all made much more sense when I finally delivered and my grandmother came from the village to visit. As it happened, my baby did cry a fair amount. Exasperated and tired, I forgot everything I had ever read and sometimes joined in the crying too. Yet for my grandmother it was simple, “Nyonyo (breastfeed her)!” It was her answer to every single peep.
InCultureParent | Why African Babies Don’t Cry
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the perfect #mothersday gift >> and get FREE gift wrap + special message card to tell your mom what you are ABLE to do b/c of her!
“While much of the focus is on the anthropometrics (weight and MUAC (middle-upper arm circumference)) of the children, there is an element of the project that just can’t be quantified: The happiness of the mother.” -Bret Raymond, Rwanda Country Director & MANA Co-Founder
Why African Babies Don't Cry * Ecological Breastfeeding
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3 Money-Saving Tools for New Parents
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Being a parent is not as expensive as the world says)
All you and baby need: The New Baby Basics! www.theotherbabybook.com
Some of them are pretty goof- Food for thought: Old Baby necessities vs new basics
The Other Baby Book is available at Baby Bottoms Boutique
So thankful that my sweet girl and some awesome mamas got me on my natural parenting path. (The money you save is a plus too!)
"here are some lies people tell you about infant sleep."
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Here are some lies people tell you about infant sleep from Sweet Madeleine - TRUTH.
This is a great article with a link to an even greater article about the lies people tell you about sleep training. Basically stated every baby is different every baby sleeps differently and no one should make you feel guilty about the way you handle your baby, or tell you how to make their sleeping habits.
Here are some lies people tell you about infant sleep. Before I posted this, Adam peeked over my shoulder, saw the title and said, '"Oh my god, stop writing about infant sleep. No one cares." If this statement applies to you, SORRY NOT SORRY THIS IS MY...
The myth of “sleeping through the night” Very informative. Babies are not programmed to sleep through the night! Don't waste your time with all the "methods" or "training!" Their bodies know what to do and what they need.
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William Adolphe Bouguereau (William Bouguereau): Berceuse
This Is Why Your Baby Doesn't Sleep Through The Night - BuzzFeed News
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"I'm the Reason We're Late" Onesie – Forever Wild
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SO TRUE!! "I'm the Reason We're Late" Onesie – Forever Wild
😂 so funny!
Funny but true
"I'm the Reason We're Late" Onesie – Forever Wild.... This is so accurate for new parents
"I'm the Reason We're Late" Onesie – Forever Wild. Haha poor kid. He's def going to be getting the blame.
A simple child-harness safety guide:
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For my new mom friends! Carseat safety is no joke. Kiddos can't just be plopped in and strapped! Make sure your pride and joy is as safe as the manufacturer intended him/her to be. Please!
Read up on how to buckle baby safely! pet peeve!
23 of the most helpful charts for new parents.
Helpful baby information I'm the car seat police in our family!
Pet peeve! Put your baby in the car seat correctly!
A simple child-harness safety guide. So many babies ride incorrectly- be educated on the importance of car seat safety!
Take a screen shot of Facebook comments and texts the day your baby is born. Save them for the baby book. Love this idea
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Take a screen shot of Facebook comments and texts the day you get married. Save them for the memory book.
Take a screen shot of Facebook comments and texts the day your baby is born. Save them for the baby book. It would be great if you could find all your posted baby pics and comments for the babybook
This is a cute idea in this day and age...Take a screen shot of Facebook comments and texts the day your baby is born. Save them for the baby book. Good idea!
Take a screen shot of Facebook comments and texts the day your baby is born. Save them for the baby book. Love this! Wish I would've saved all my text messages!
Mish Mash: Project Life Week 13, 2012 (Take a screen shot of Facebook comments and texts the day your baby is born. Save them for the baby book. Good idea!)
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*-*Teresa Restegui. Sweet baby pics, 3
hospital photo idea
ADORB newborn photo idea
Holding Hands with Mommy & Daddy
Why Your Newborn Should NOT be Sleeping Through the Night — Pregnant Chicken
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Every so often I’ll see a Pinterest pin promising ways to get your newborn to sleep through the night. I totally get why people want a newborn sleeping for longer stretches – eight weeks doesn’t seem like a long time to the outside world, but those first baby weeks feel like a million years while you’re living them. Still, I see those pins and articles promising longer sleep and I wince because there are really important reasons why newborns wake every couple of hours. Sure, you may hit the jackpot and get a good sleeper from the get go, but you shouldn't sweat it if you don't. So I thought I’d ask Alysa from SleepWell Baby to explain why because she knows all about newborn sleep and why you actually want those little weebles waking! So you’re out and about with your first baby and you run into that smiling, elderly woman at the grocery store who asks you the two standard new baby questions: 1) Is he a good baby? And 2) Is he sleeping through the night yet? And like most new mothers, your answer to question one will likely depend on your answer to question two. All new parents dream of the day when we will once again catch a full 8 hours of sleep. As the first few weeks pass in a blur, most of us can’t wait until sleeping through the night becomes the norm for our babies. Each baby is different, but most are capable of sleeping through the night, for 12 hours, somewhere between 3-6 months. If you have a newborn and are feeling pressure from that well-meaning old lady or anyone else who asks you the two standard new baby questions, here are the reasons why newborns should not be sleeping through the night. Newborn babies do not have an established circadian rhythm or body clock This means that they have day/night confusion and they don’t sleep according to natural biological rhythms. Instead, because newborns are neurologically immature, their sleep does not follow a schedule. Newborns don’t reach a very deep sleep and they don’t often sleep for long stretches. Lighter sleep is safer sleep New parents may feel pressure from others to lay their baby on his tummy, in the prone position, to encourage a deeper sleep. Research suggests that babies who sleep on their backs are far less likely to become victims of SIDS because they are more wakeful. Therefore, wakeful newborn sleeping is a protective factor for SIDS. Similarly, a baby who is not accustomed to prone sleeping, who is placed on his tummy to sleep, is at an 18 times greater risk of SIDS on the first or second occurrence of tummy sleeping. Newborn tummies don’t take the night off Breastfed babies need to eat as often as every one-and-a-half to three hours. While newborns who are bottle fed require 15-20 oz of formula over a 24 hour period. Because their tummies are little, they need these feeds in small amounts throughout the day and night. Generally, for healthy babies, if the need to sleep is greater than the need to feed, we allow babies to sleep through a feeding and catch up afterwards. However, newborns that are premature or underweight will need to be monitored closely. Often parents will be instructed by their paediatrician to wake an infant for scheduled feedings to ensure that baby is getting enough to eat and growing well. If you find yourself in the trenches of newborn, round-the-clock parenting, rest assured this won’t last forever. It’s normal for infants under 6-8 weeks to have unorganized sleep and day/night confusion. As babies reach the 6-8 week mark, night time sleep begins to organize and babies tend to sleep for longer stretches. When infants near 4 months, their day time sleep also begins to fall into a schedule and this is when you can generally expect to see your baby nap 3 times a day and sleep for 12 hours at night. If you teach your child the skill of independent sleep when he’s developmentally ready to learn it, you will be reporting proudly to anyone who will listen that yes, you have a good baby and indeed he is sleeping through the night. Alysa Dobson is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant with SleepWell Baby. She works with families to help them get the sleep they need. Alysa offers support to parents with children ages 4 months- 8 years old through both in home and remote consultations. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.sleepwellbaby.ca .
There are really some really good reasons why newborns wake during the night and why you shouldn't rush the longer stretches of sleep. - Pregnant Chicken
Why Your Newborn Should NOT be Sleeping Through the Night - I want to scream these reasons when a mom complains about her newborn's sleep, especially #3!
While the nights may be quite long with a new little one, here's an awesome article that explains why it's GOOD to not have your baby sleeping through the night quite yet!
Why You Can't Spoil a Baby. "Human infants are born incredibly vulnerable...they're also biologically programmed to need near-constant contact with their mothers. Basically, a baby feels out of sorts and wrong when not being carried. A dry diaper and a full belly just don't cut it....A baby needs to be held, It isn't even that they just want to be, they actually need it. Human contact is essential for proper brain, cognitive, and emotional development."
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Baby Fact 5. A baby’s cry is specially designed to make you sit up and take notice! #babies #cry #parenting
You can't spoil a baby! They need YOU!
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So true. Baby wearing #babywearing
You can't spoil new babies, they need you, you're their whole world.
Babies need us!
Attachment Parenting. Why I believe Bentley is such a good and happy baby!
Baby wearing -- an essential part of Attachment Parenting
Love this quote
16 ways to keep a toddler busy on an airplane/in a car
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16 ways to keep a toddler busy on an airplane/in a car--a must read before our road trip to the Magic Kingdom
16 toddler activities
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16 ways to keep a toddler busy on an airplane /in a car trip
16 ways to keep a toddler busy on an airplane/in a car. Looked like some good travel ideas -Mel
16 ideas for keeping small children busy on an airplane / long car ride
ways to keep kids busy
Everything you need to start your own babysitting co-op! Calendars, tickets, instructions, etc.
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How to Organize a Babysitting Co-op : The Dating Divas
How to organize a Babysitting Co-op Kit. #babysitting #babysit #printable
How to Organize a Babysitting Coop - seven thirty three
Great idea for families with kids!
Craft Stick Puzzles
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busy bag activity | popsicle stick puzzle tutorial
Popsicle stick puzzle--great busy bag idea!!
Craft Stick Puzzles 'How to' popsicle puzzle. I think I will print out on large labels and stick on.
Popsicle stick puzzles... Gonna use pics of kids instead
Popsicle stick puzzles. Tape the edges of the craft sticks to the work surface so they will not move. Then glue & cut the picture.
Airplane Kids Activity. Velcro craft sticks.
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Airplane & Car Kids Activity #roadtrip
Travel Kids Activity
spongeblocks for the plane
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Crafts "Extra Activity" if kids get done early Quieter version of wooden blocks with nice colours and many different shapes! I like this idea because you can cut the sponges into whichever shapes you want to make the "blocks" diverse. It's a very open ended activity with many possibilities to create different constructions. Also can be a great material for water tables!
Block Center Tips: the block center don't always have to be noisy. At evening play you can always pull out some sponge blocks. Which are very easy to make♥
Quiet time activity -- sponge blocks. This would be a great idea for those kids that don't (or won't) nap, while the others do.
Make Your Own Sponge Blocks for Quiet Time Building Fun - can I just say I love this idea for nap time too.
Quiet Time Sponge blocks -- indoor recess ideas...
Early Childhood Development #Infographic
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Early Childhood Development Milestones from Rasmussen College. #infographic #children #intelligence #development #growth #maturation #baby #infant #child #toddler #parenting
Baby Milestones | a chart form from infancy to early childhood | #infographic
Milestones Matter, Early Childhood Development by Column Five Media for Rasmussen College via pacenet #Infographic #Child_Development by MsCitrus
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A parent friendly way to summarize Developmental Milestones; Early Childhood Development by Column Five Media for Rasmussen College via pacenet
Create a baby play tunnel from a cardboard box and tights for sensory play and gross motor skill development!
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Sock tunnel Baby Play Ideas and Activities: 6-18 Months - The Imagination Tree
Baby and Toddler Play: Cardboard Box Sensory Play Tunnel! I would use streamers and not socks.
The Imagination Tree: Baby Play: Cardboard Box Play Tunnel (with hanging socks!!)
The Imagination Tree: Baby Play Ideas and Activities: 6-18 Months-crawling through sensory tunnel
How Many Cheerios Can You Stack?GREAT for fine motor skill building.
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how many cheerios can you stack in 30 sec? Cute kids game!
Stacking Cheerios Fine Motor Skills
Toddler game using fine motor skills
Yes this was posted for a toddler activity! But this is a great Fine Motor activity for rehab!
~Cheerio stacking~ How Many Cheerios Can You Stack? Great activity! GREAT for fine motor skill building.
Daily breakdown - ideas for tot school
H A N D Ideas, Paisley Ideas
First Birthday Masterpiece... Add A "1" Underneath The Paint With Painter's Tape Then Peel Off For A One-of-a-kind 1St Birthday Keepsake!