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Sleep Consultant Taking Cara Babies
2017-01-25
Sleep Consultant Taking Cara Babies
I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce Cara Dumaplin, Founder of Taking Cara Babies. She is a Registered Nurse with 18 years experience in Neonatal ICU, Labor & Delivery, Antepartum and Postpartum Care. Cara is married to a pediatrician and is a mom to four. She is an educator and sleep consultant who helps families all across the nation. I was able to spend time with Cara and discuss some of our top questions.  1. Tell us about your background. I had been a nurse for many years when I brought my first baby home from the hospital. I believed my background in neonatal nursing and being married to a pediatrician would mean having a new baby would be...

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The Ollie Swaddle and Neurodevelopment
2017-01-20
The Ollie Swaddle and Neurodevelopment
Swaddling provides many benefits for your little one. Some of these benefits may seem temporary – like providing comfort and calm – but these can lead to lifelong benefits as your little one is growing and learning.   First, let’s talk about what neurodevelopment is.  Neurodevelopment is the growth of the nervous system – a process that begins at conception and happens all the way through the final stages of life.  Brain development is especially important in the first few years of life because synapses in the brain are being formed that will create the wiring of the brain. While large portion of this development is up to genetics, the brain will fine-tune itself according to experiences and input from the...

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Tips for a Bedtime Routine
2016-12-19
Tips for a Bedtime Routine
    Tips for a Bedtime Routine While no two bedtime routines are exactly the same, it’s fair to say that there are some common elements that might help your family wind down before it’s time to go to sleep. The awesome thing about these tips is that they work for each and every member of the family—from baby and toddler to school age and even mom and dad! Unplug. The rest of these bedtime routine pieces can be done in any order, but unplugging should always be the first step. It’s so easy to have the TV on in the background, your phone in your hand and your little ones playing on handheld game systems and tablets. And that’s...

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Baby Yoga for Tummy Pains
2016-12-15
Baby Yoga for Tummy Pains
  A video posted by Jessica Amendola (@jessamendola) on Nov 25, 2016 at 7:42pm PST     Baby Yoga for Tummy Pains When you become a mother for the first time, it’s very scary. But somehow, your instincts kick in and you find yourself successfully caring for this tiny person. Each day gets easier as you learn his little quirks and personality. However, if you’re like many parents whose little ones deal with gas pains, constipation and even colic, sometimes it can be so overwhelming to try and find the “right” thing to do to help your little one. When he cries . . . is he hungry? Sleepy? Does he need a diaper change? If his crying is persistent...

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Keeping Baby Warm and Safe in the Car
2016-12-12
Keeping Baby Warm and Safe in the Car
Photo: @lynseybeatonx   Keeping Baby Warm and Safe in the Car As winter arrives and the weather is cooling down, you’re probably out shopping for winter essentials for your family. If you have a baby, or are an expectant mother, you might be at a loss for how to keep your little one safe and warm on-the-go. It may seem like a good idea to buy the thickest, puffiest jacket you can find, but that’s not the safest choice for your little one. Instead, use our tips below to keep your little one safe in the car and more specifically, in her car seat. Use light layers. Layering is a great way to help your little one maintain the warmth...

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