Tag: Swaddling

7 Great Products for High Need Babies

7 Great Products for High Need Babies

[ 7 ] 5:43 pm |

When Sammy was a baby, I tried all sorts of products that promised to help him sleep, calm him down or keep him entertained. But guess what? I discovered that the products recommended in baby books and websites were more often than not designed for ‘easy’ babies! The thing you realize very quickly about high […]

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Colic Relief: 17 Ways to Calm Colic

Colic Relief: 17 Ways to Calm Colic

[ 1 ] 4:36 pm |

Colic stinks. There’s not too much more I can say about that. When your baby has colic, you’re willing to try anything and everything to stop the crying and soothe your baby. Following are 17 soothing techniques you can use right now to provide colic relief.  The Colic Hold Place your baby face down along […]

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40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

[ 5 ] 3:00 pm |

When your fussy baby won’t stop crying and you feel like you’re going to LOSE IT, it can be helpful to have a list of soothing techniques you can try. Most of us end up getting stuck using the same old techniques, again and again, regardless of whether they’re working or not. Following is a […]

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20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

[ 14 ] 1:56 pm |

I have to admit I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time lately reading ‘hacks’: tips or tricks to make life easier (or at least more fun). I know my husband has LOVED hearing how to pull out a sliver using baking soda, use bread clips to organize power cords, and how to microwave leftovers […]

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Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

[ 4 ] 10:15 am |

Conceived during Hurricane Irene and born during a major thunderstorm, my little Zoe seemed destined to have a tumultuous babyhood. The pain she gave me in the womb from her seemingly super-strength kickboxing in utero, translated directly into her being fussy and clenching at the breast. I only lasted 3 weeks with breastfeeding after it […]

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Best Swaddle Blankets

Best Swaddle Blankets

[ 5 ] 10:12 am |

I don’t know about you, but for me, there are 2 critical elements to a good swaddle blanket. These are non-negotiable, and I won’t waste my money on a swaddle blanket that doesn’t meet these 2 criteria: 1. It MUST be escape-proof. This is absolutely critical. I don’t want my baby breaking out and waking […]

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The Happiest Baby on the Block Review

The Happiest Baby on the Block Review

[ 5 ] 10:05 am |

I vividly remember discovering The Happiest Baby on the Block when Sammy was a newborn. Up to that point, we didn’t have any particular soothing routine that worked consistently with him (or really, that worked at all). When he was awake, he was crying. When we tried to put him down for a nap, he […]

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The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block

[ 4 ] 3:46 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp’s techniques are based on the theory that babies are essentially born 3 months too soon (the ‘Fourth Trimester’). When they were in utero they were used to being ‘held’ 24 hours a day. They were constantly being moved around, jiggled and bounced, swaying from side-to side, with the loud and comforting sounds […]

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How to Soothe a Crying Baby

How to Soothe a Crying Baby

[ 1 ] 7:32 pm |

By Judy Arnall, Founder of Attachment Parenting Canada It’s 8pm and your baby won’t stop crying. You’ve checked for signs of illness, and she seems healthy. She’s just not happy and you are desperate to soothe her. What can you do? Infants cry because it’s the only way they can communicate their needs. Between the […]

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