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MotherHEARD: There are good days & bad days, highs & lows. ⁠⠀
2020-10-07
MotherHEARD: There are good days & bad days, highs & lows. ⁠⠀
"The place we are all in is just hard and we are human just trying to figure it out day by day." Written By: Kenzie Reddick "One minute I feel productive & like super mom and the next I feel like I’m failing at it all. Today was a low - a valley kind of day. My kids are normally pretty great and well behaved (for what you can expect from a 4 and 1-year-old whose mom is also juggling working full-time). The moment I get on a conference call, it’s like the diversion of my attention away from them sets them off. A flip of the switch kind of moment. They don’t understand being asked to be quiet for 30...

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"My little one's arms keep escaping! When should I stop using the Ollie? Can I use it with the arms out?"
2020-10-01
"My little one's arms keep escaping! When should I stop using the Ollie? Can I use it with the arms out?"
Have you ever asked one of these questions as you started swaddling with the Ollie? Today, we're giving you allll the tips + tricks on how to use your Ollie for your newborn or your 15-month-old! ⁠⠀⁠1. ❤️ Away from the face⠀It’s important that the Ollie always be below the shoulders and 2-3 inches away from your little one's chin. This is for development, and also, safety purposes. It also helps to make sure you can get a snug fit around the torso, to help mimic and ease the transition from the womb.⁠⠀⁠ 2. 🧡 A nice snug fit⠀The very first hook and loop velcro connection is the most important one because it sets the tone for the rest of...

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Bassinet Sleep Safety 
2020-10-01
Bassinet Sleep Safety 
Written By: Paulo da Silva upsidedad.com Sleep safety is of the utmost importance and as parents, we should be reminded of it often. It is our duty to provide our little ones with the safest possible environment to sleep, yet I still see so many parents making avoidable mistakes. So let’s talk about sleep safety for a little bit, and more specifically bassinet sleep safety. Bassinets are not new. Humans have been using variations of the bassinet for centuries because they are portable, cozy and most importantly safe; that is if we follow some basic sleep safety guidelines. As a general rule, the sleep safety guidelines don’t change whether you are using a bassinet, crib, cot, pack n’ play or anything else....

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Should I wash my Ollie?
2020-09-30
Should I wash my Ollie?
Let's talk about how to care for your Ollie!⁠⁠Should I wash my Ollie before I use it? ⁠We have plenty of parents who use their Ollie the moment it arrives, and, others who prefer to wash it first. It really comes down to personal preference and what you are most comfortable with. There is no wrong answer. You do you!⁠ 😉⁠⁠How do I wash The Ollie?⁠Place the “swaddled” Ollie (with all three hook and loop velcro pieces fully connected) in the delicates laundry bag and wash on a delicates cycle in cold water with a baby safe detergent. IMPORTANT: when attaching the velcro pieces, please make sure each hook piece is entirely connected to and placed on the coordinated loop,...

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MotherHEARD: Remembering the pain and the Joy. Do you relate to this?⁠
2020-09-28
MotherHEARD: Remembering the pain and the Joy. Do you relate to this?⁠
Written By: Charity Morse   "I asked my husband to take this photo... I asked for that, as I sat nursing my son, because I just finished sobbing. ⁠I asked for my husband to take this photo because I wanted to remember the pain I was feeling as well as the joy. ⁠⁠I was crying because postpartum is a hard thing to navigate. ⁠I was crying because sometimes Ezra needs white noise (especially the vacuum) to fall asleep, even if I’m holding him, and that night it made me feel like he didn’t love me and that he was comforted by a vacuum more than me. ⁠I was crying because I felt like my stomach was so useless now that...

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