2022 Rhode Island Kids Christmas Guide

It’s that time of year again! ‘Tis the season for family festivities and good cheer. Are you looking for family-friendly Rhode Island Christmas events? From crafts to Santa visits, lights to performances, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top picks of holiday activities to do with kids in Rhode Island in 2022.  Pictures…

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When can my preemie come home?

The top question NICU parents ask is: when can my preemie come home? No matter whether your baby is in the NICU for days, weeks, or months – discharge day is a huge deal. Many preemies are ready to go home around their original due date, but that timeline varies widely. Some babies will be…

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NICU Guide for Parents of Preemies

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. Did you know that one in 10 babies in the United States is born premature? Preemies are babies that are born anytime before 37 weeks gestation. Some preemies born close to the 37 week mark adjust to life outside the womb easily without additional medical support, while earlier preemies…

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Pros and Cons of Permanent Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time throws a curve ball for everyone, but especially for parents. Many Americans are in favor of abolishing daylight savings time for good – and it may be happening. In March of 2022, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would make daylight savings time permanent beginning in 2023. In effect, this means…

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What are the top risk factors for SIDS?

Every parent needs to know the top risk factors for SIDS. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome rates have declined in recent decades, from 130.3 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 38.4 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2020. This is believed to be in large part due to the Back to Sleep campaign which…

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How Nightingales Implement AAP Guidelines

Safe sleep and healthy sleep habits go hand in hand. The Nightingales team is dedicated to implementing both with your newborn. Our team of Newborn Care Specialists and Postpartum Doulas help your baby learn to sleep independently in a safe environment as advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here’s how we implement AAP safe…

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Safe bedsharing

Bedsharing, the practice of sleeping with your baby in bed with you, is a hot topic today. Experts generally encourage room-sharing, but stress that a crib or bassinet is the safest place for babies to sleep. Others argue that bedsharing is a natural, safe practice – as old as humanity itself. In reality, bedsharing is…

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5 Top Bottle-Feeding Problems + Solutions

Is your baby having bottle feeding problems? You’re not alone. Come feeding time, so many factors come into play that can affect how well your baby eats. If your baby refuses the bottle, falls asleep, drinks too quickly or too slowly, or spits up a lot, you’re in the right place. Let’s dive into top…

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Breastfed baby won’t take a bottle? Try these tips

Does your breastfed baby refuse to take a bottle? You’re not alone. Babies can have VERY strong preferences when it comes to feeding. It’s common for breastfed babies to initially refuse a bottle once Mom is ready to return to work, school, or simply take a break! Thankfully, there are several strategies that can help…

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