Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play infant sleepers are portable, semi-reclining cradles that rock and lull babies into a peaceful sleep. They can also help babies with reflux, who are most comfortable when being held upright or lying on an incline. The only problem? These "sleepers" have never been approved for overnight sleep, despite many using them for this purpose. And now that they've been pulled from the market over safety concerns, they're no longer an option for daytime naps either.
For nighttime sleep, the safest place for babies under a year to sleep is on a firm, flat surface, free of any pillows, blankets or toys, ideally in their parent's bedroom. Many babies, however, just don't find those sleeping arrangements up to their satisfaction and will let you know -- loudly and at 3am!
Read on for my top tips for helping your baby sleep without the help of the Rock n’ Play Read More
West Coast Sewing Co is a new Canadian baby carrier company that makes beautiful, double sided ring slings. I’m always on the lookout for what’s up and coming in the babywearing world, so when I came across these stunning baby slings, I couldn’t wait to try one out! Read More
A cesarean birth can be a wonderful way to bring your baby into the world, but the recovery is a little different than that of a vaginal birth. You may wonder if babywearing is safe or comfortable while recovering from a c-section.
The short answer is:
Yes! Babywearing can be a safe and comfortable way to carry your baby after a c-section delivery. Read More
I've been waiting for the right time to share my second birth story. My baby is 8 months old and I've been turning it around in my head for months, considering what angle to take with the story, how to approach it, how much of my first birth story to include. April is International Cesarean Awareness Month, so now seems like as good a time as any to share some of the glorious details. Read More
You’re out with the baby and suddenly he starts fussing and bobbing his head around. You know what that means, it’s time to eat. Again. But there’s nowhere convenient to sit or you just don’t want to stop what you’re doing to nurse. So what’s a mom to do? Breastfeed in your baby carrier, of course! Read More