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Baby sleep schedule: What to expect (Plus a free sleep tracking sheet!)

Baby sleep schedule: What to expect (Plus a free sleep tracking sheet!)

Just when you think you’ve got your baby’s sleep schedule figured out, they grow up a bit more and change everything on you. Your little one is rapidly developing, which means they need A LOT of sleep, but it also means their sleep patterns are going to evolve often. Every baby is different, but here are some estimates for how many hours the baby sleeps in the first two years, according to Parents Magazine.

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How to get more sleep as a new parent (even when it seems impossible)

How to get more sleep as a new parent (even when it seems impossible)

While you were pregnant, you probably lost some sleep due to discomfort and that ever-present need to use the bathroom, but it was nothing compared to once you finally had the baby, right? The moment your baby is born, uninterrupted sleep is a thing of the past and a constant state of sleep deprivation is your new reality. Despite this, it’s vital for you and your baby that you get as much sleep as you can. According to WebMD, sleep deprivation causes careless accidents, affects cognitive processes, can contribute to symptoms of depression, make you forgetful, and even put you…

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Encourage Baby’s Newfound Mobility With These Games & Activities

Encourage Baby’s Newfound Mobility With These Games & Activities

It’s been a few months and your baby is finally starting to move around on his or her own. According to What to Expect, most babies start to roll over and sit up at around 4-6 months, crawl and stand up at 7-9 months, and walk at 13-18 months. During this exciting time in your little one’s development, you’ll want to find every way to encourage the newfound mobility. Here are some fun games and activities to play with your baby as he or she grows.

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Make sure your house is baby-ready with our childproof checklist

Make sure your house is baby-ready with our childproof checklist

Before you have a baby, your home feels like the safest place in the world. But suddenly, everything has sharp edges and can come toppling over at any minute. Your newborn is going to be up and at ‘em in a flash, but no need to panic – some easy childproofing hacks will get your house ready for baby in no time. The main thing to remember: Use common sense. If you suspect something might be unsafe for the baby, then it probably is. To get a new perspective, take a crawl around your house on your hands and knees.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Baby’s First Doctor’s Appointment

Everything You Need to Know About Baby’s First Doctor’s Appointment

You’ve gotten used to visiting the doctor during pregnancy, but it doesn’t end once your little one arrives. Pediatricians recommend bringing your infant in for their very first check-up three-five days after delivery, according to Parents magazine. After that, you should expect follow-up appointments every few months for the first year. Your baby’s health is incredibly important, so you want to make sure you’re prepared. We’ve put together some tips for how to make the most of your baby’s first visits to the pediatrician. Before Delivery Finding the perfect doctor will be the last thing on your mind once your…

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The Importance of Tummy Time and How to Make It a Success

The Importance of Tummy Time and How to Make It a Success

You’ve heard about the importance of tummy time for your baby, but what exactly is it? No, it’s not when you fill up their tummy with yummy foods – it’s the daily routine of placing your baby on their stomach to help them grow big and strong. Tummy time does a few things. It helps your baby strengthen the muscles in their neck and shoulders that they need to eventually sit up, crawl, and walk; it improves motor skills; and because it gets them off their back for a few minutes, it helps prevents flat spots on your baby’s head.…

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