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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Daylight Savings Time Sleep Survival Strategies

Oh, Daylight Savings Time. When the clocks get turned back this Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 2:00AM, your baby will hopefully be sleeping right through it. But when the sun rises on Sunday morning, those blissful pre-baby days of sleeping in an extra hour are now behind you. However, sleep deprivation isn’t a given, either.…

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How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe

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Learn About Safe Sleep Practices for Babies As a new parent, one of the most important topics to learn about is how to keep your sleeping baby safe. Newborns spend on average 14-17 hours a day sleeping, but those sleep periods are brief and can easily lead to sleep deprivation for parents. Knowing about safe…

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Bottle Feeding Your Baby 101

When researching everything you need to know about bottle feeding your baby, the topic can feel overwhelming. From which bottles to use, to breastmilk and formula storage, to how to clean your bottles – the seemingly simple act of bottle feeding your baby can bring up lots of questions. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. …

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A Day in the Life of a 24/7 Night Nurse

A day in the life of a 24/7 night nurse is full of beautiful, hard-earned moments.  An hour before sunrise, the baby wakes for a feeding. The night nurse, resting on a daybed next to the bassinet, gets up to warm a bottle of breastmilk. She changes the baby’s diaper, feeds her, burps her, then…

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Top 5 Safety-Rated Infant Car Seats of 2021

An infant car seat is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your little one. Infant car seats are typically used from birth until about one year of age. Used with a base that stays installed in your car, they conveniently click in and out so you can easily transport your baby. Most…

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How to Burp Your Baby

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Burping your baby is an important part of their feeding routine. During a feeding, babies swallow some air bubbles along with their formula or breastmilk. Babies need help with positioning to expel that gas, which otherwise can become trapped in the digestive system and cause discomfort. Read on for all you need to know about…

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Dressing a Newborn for Spring Weather

At Nightingale Night Nurses home base we live in New England. And New England has fun things called seasons. Spring officially starts in March but let’s face it, it doesn’t feel like spring until May! The weather in spring on any given day could be in the 30s or in the 80s! Babies [newborns especially]…

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Eat. Play. Sleep.

Should I put my baby on a nap schedule? What IS an appropriate nap schedule for a newborn? What IS Eat Play Sleep? If you ask ten different moms what’s appropriate for newborn sleep you will undoubtably get ten different answers. If you ask ten different sleep professionals what’s appropriate for newborn sleep you’ll get…

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