Infant reflux and spit up

Infant Reflux seems to be one of the most diagnosed issues we see among our clients today. The rise in diagnosis could be contributed to many factors, one of which is the internet. Hop onto any forum and ask about your baby crying and you’re likely to hear “it’s probably Reflux!” from at least a…

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newborn twin babies with mother nursery setup

Congrats, it’s twins! When you find out you’re going to have a newborn twin nursery it is often overwhelming. Setting up one room for two brand new babies can seem like a daunting task. With a couple helpful pointers, you can set up a nursery that works perfectly without all the extra clutter. Newborn Twin…

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“Newborn sleep essentials, what are they?” “Will I ever sleep again?” Among new parents, these are frequently asked questions. Newborns often wake after short intervals of rest, leaving parents tired, frazzled, and ready to invest large amounts in coffee stocks. While it is true that newborns physiologically need to wake to eat around the clock,…

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Outnumbered Parenting

After the birth of my first child, I wondered how it would be emotionally possible to add another child to our family… where would I find the love? How could I possibly subtract anything from what I give to my darling daughter? And where would I find the time? It turns out that just like…

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newborn and siblings

As awareness of postpartum doula support grows, many people ask us what type of family hires a postpartum doula. Here are just a few examples: First-time parents.  When bringing your first baby home, everything is new! Feeding, sleeping, diapering, washing, doctors, daycares… it’s enough to make even the most level-headed people feel slightly batty. Add in…

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Parenting Advice

If you have children, you’ve surely received this bit of advice multiple times. It’s a favorite bon mot, offered usually from wiser, older, more experienced parents and grandparents. It has happened to me in a group on Facebook, a grocery store, a public building and sitting on a park bench; a well-meaning, grandmotherly-type woman observes me…

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New Years Resolution

I am not going to shoulder the burden of mother guilt anymore.  You know this guilt: it’s an incessant mosquito whirring in your ear.  

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Why I Carry My Baby

I love to carry my babies.  I also like to be comfortable and maneuverable.  For those reasons, and the ones below, I’m passionate about sharing the “babywearing” love.  And in honor of International Babywearing Week, I’m happy to share that passion with you. 1. Baby is close to you.   On your back, side or front.  You…

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These Are Days You'll Remember

Pregnancy. Our future. The hope of something magical and joyful. The near certainty of falling in love with the most beautiful person you’ve ever seen, your newborn baby. Despite the aches, pains, burps and stretch marks, pregnancy is a glorious time. I recall being so full of excitement, hope, love and joy with the growing child…

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