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Cultivating Gratitude Amongst Your Children
2017-11-22
Cultivating Gratitude Amongst Your Children
  The goal of parenting is simple: to raise healthy, happy, and grateful kids who will venture into the world someday and make it a better place. One of the best ways for us to achieve this is to foster gratitude amongst our children. How do we raise kids who will be appreciative of what they have, and how do we instill a desire to help others? Here are some of our favorite tips for cultivating gratitude and encouraging our kids to fall in love with giving back:  Model gratitude firsthand with the way you treat others. Have you ever heard the expression that actions speak louder than words? Our children are always watching us, whether it's an interaction with an employee or...

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Easy, Comfortable DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby
2017-10-29
Easy, Comfortable DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby
Halloween is often filled with family, friends, and fun. Whether you're trick or treating with kids or attending a Halloween party, dressing up in costumes is a central part of the holiday. Often, though, costumes can be expensive or uncomfortable, often made with fabrics that are itchy and less breathable for baby. If you're looking to stay festive without compromising your baby's comfort, here are some of our favorite DIY tips: 1. Start with the basics. If you are opting for a DIY Halloween Costume for baby that's creative, versatile, and comfortable, consider starting with Primary Clothing. With soft fabrics that are free of logos or sequins, these pieces can be reused in baby's wardrobe throughout the year. Brown pajamas can be...

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Tips for Surviving Daylight Savings Time with Kids
2017-10-23
Tips for Surviving Daylight Savings Time with Kids
We are so excited to feature Brooke Nalle from Sleepy on Hudson, a pediatric sleep consultant with training in child development and sleep science. Many parents are anxious about Daylight Savings Time and the effect it can have on their child's sleep, and Brooke is here to help us ease into the transition with her top survival tips.  Daylight Savings Tips from Sleepy on Hudson If you didn’t have young kids, then you would likely love the idea of sleeping for an additional hour. However, you do – and on Sunday November 5th, your happy and awake guy at 6AM is now your happy and awake guy at 5AM! If you are dealing with a cranky baby who is accustomed to an 8:30AM nap and it...

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Your Guide to Baby Spit Up: What's Normal, What's Not
2017-09-25
Your Guide to Baby Spit Up: What's Normal, What's Not
Baby spit up can be stressful. Many new parents worry whether their baby is getting enough to eat, and spitting up after feedings can leave parents wondering if nutritional needs are being met. There are various reasons why babies spit up, but most likely, everything is normal. Sometimes, though, certain symptoms warrant a further look from your pediatrician. Why Do Babies Spit Up? Did you know that about half of young babies spit up on a regular basis? Getting the hang of feeding can be tough, whether your baby is breastfed, bottle fed, or a combination of both. As baby swallows air with liquid, this air can become trapped with the liquid. Therefore, when the air is released, the liquid...

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Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After Baby
2017-09-08
Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After Baby
We are so excited to have sleep experts Brooke and Lindsay from Sleepy on Hudson as our guest bloggers. They will be addressing one of the most important topics they deal with when working with parents, how to transition back to work after baby.  Lindsay and I talk a lot about transitions. We build simple, effective bedtime routines for our clients, as well as our own children! We show our clients how to guide their babies and toddlers through a transition that ends in a rewarding nap. Most of parenting truly is a series of transitions, and we do our best to help prepare our clients for each one in these first few years.  However, not all transitions occur between you and your baby. ...

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