Sleep Deprivation After Having a Baby: Survival Tips

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After nine long months of pregnancy, your baby is finally here! For the first few days, adrenaline and pure excitement are your fuel. At the hospital you’re learning how to breastfeed, healing from birth, and getting to know your little one. Nursing staff is available 24/7 to help you. But when you finally get to…

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Newborn Sleep: What to Expect

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The expression “sleeping like a baby” brings to mind a long, quiet snooze. But on the same token, new parents are warned that their little bundle of joy will arrive with a big serving of sleep deprivation. What can parents truly expect when it comes to newborn sleep? Let’s dig into the science of sleep…

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for New Parents

The last two years have been hard. Parenting was already difficult before COVID, and the pandemic has made it an even more challenging and isolating experience. New Year’s resolutions of the past like “drop the baby off at the gym daycare four times a week and work out” are laughable these days. Gone too are…

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Rhode Island Christmas Guide 2021

The holidays are here! ‘Tis the season for magic, wonder, and quality family time. In Rhode Island, there are lots of opportunities to experience the festivities with kids of all ages. Read on for family-friendly holiday activities in Rhode Island.  Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Rhode Island 51st Annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting at Newport…

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Breast Cancer and Breastfeeding

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The decision to breastfeed can be difficult, and sometimes it’s not a decision at all. Parents who adopt, use surrogates, are separated from their baby, or have certain medical issues are not physically able to breastfeed. Most of the times, when talking about the benefits of breastfeeding, the focus is on the baby. However, research…

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Buckle Up For Safety

Buckle Up for Safety Written by Laurel Segal, The Seagull Nest, CPST Child Passenger Safety Month With September being National Child Passenger Safety Month, I am given the opportunity to address the importance of vehicle related safety. Naturally everyone wants to keep their children safe in vehicles and I hope that you will learn at…

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Nanny Industry Standards

Are you hiring a nanny? Do you have a nanny? Are you a nanny? We’re here to talk about nanny industry standards. What is normal, what should be expected, what is unacceptable? Guaranteed Hours Guaranteed hours means that the parents are guaranteeing that the nanny is being paid her weekly pay 52 weeks a year.…

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What is a Night Nurse?

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What is a night nurse? AKA What is a baby nurse? Well…a night nurse and a baby nurse are actually antiquated, misused and often illegal terms for nonmedical professionals. When parents are looking for support for their newborn they actually should be seeking out a newborn care specialist or postpartum doula! But most new parents…

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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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