What are the 5 S’s?

When you’re having a baby, there’s a lot to learn. Some of the most important things to learn are how to soothe a fussy baby. Babies are easily overstimulated by our bright, loud world, and their only way to communicate that is through crying. However, crying babies quickly lead to overwhelmed parents, and it’s incredibly…

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What is the 4 month sleep regression?

A few months into parenthood, and you’re finally hitting your stride. Your baby’s nap routine is on point, they’re going to sleep on their own, and sleeping (mostly) through the night. Then, out of nowhere, your 3-5 month old starts fighting naps, crying for you at bedtime, and waking all throughout the night. What gives? …

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Napping 101: Nap Routines By Month Age

A healthy nap routine is a key part of your baby’s well-being. Many parents wonder when their new baby will be able to sleep through the night but overlook the importance of healthy daytime sleep. When babies get the sleep they need during the day, they sleep better at night, too. But how many naps…

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Facts About Premature Babies

Did you know that one in 10 babies in the US is born premature? Worldwide, about 15 million births occur prematurely each year. Any baby born before 37 weeks gestation is considered premature. While medical advances have come a long way to save and improve the lives of babies born too soon, preemies are still…

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The Preemie Parenting Experience

The preemie parenting experience is like no other. From the unexpected early dive into parenthood, to the steep learning curve that comes with learning how to care for your preemie, parents of premature babies are in for an emotional rollercoaster. Feelings of guilt, anger, and sadness are part of the package. But as you find…

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A Weekly Look at Premature Babies: Complications and Care

A baby born before 37 weeks gestation is considered premature. All premature babies are small and may require extra monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Premature babies may have trouble breathing, maintaining their body temperature, and/or eating on their own. Those most at risk of medical complications are babies born very early, while…

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