Baby Literacy – Nothing Beats Quality Face Time

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We’ve known for a long time that babies are listening for the voices of the important people around them. Talking, singing and reading bonds babies and parents in a profound way. This bond, in turn, strengthens the neural pathways in the brain that are later used for learning to read. But babies are not just…

Cesarean Decision-Making & 10 Tips To Avoid Cesarean Birth

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There are lots of reasons for having a Cesarean birth. Some C-sections are due to circumstances that are discovered during labor such as failure for labor to progress, disproportionate sizing between the baby’s head and the pelvis, and abnormal fetal heart rate. Others are planned or scheduled due to conditions that were exposed during pregnancy…

Sleep Suggestions for Children with Different Needs

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Any parent who has (or has had) a young child will tell you how important sleep is for the entire family. In fact it is often the most common topic discussed and studied in early parenting; among all the parenting books available, sleep books are top sellers. But for parents of children with special needs,…

The ins & outs of layette and why you should consider them

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Layette, as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary is: a complete outfit of clothing and equipment for a newborn infant. My mom once told me that babies were happy sleeping in a cardboard box as long as they were comfy, warm, dry and fed. While I never went the cardboard box route, nor would I…

The Benefits of a Sleep Consultation for Second Time Parents

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It’s very normal to expect some sleep regression and challenges with your toddler when adjusting to a new baby in the family. When I teach the Second Time Moms class at Isis, these are the biggest concerns that come up the most when we discuss sleep: My toddler has started waking up at night since…

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