How to Help Your Toddler Nap

Naps are essential for your little one’s mood and development (and your sanity!), but how do you know if they’re sleeping enough? What are the basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to toddler naps? In today’s post, Jen Varela, a baby sleep coach, chimes in on how to ensure your little ones get the proper daytime rest.

Sleep Safety Tips For Your Baby

Cribs, mattresses, and play yards can be serious safety hazards if not used correctly. In fact, they're the leading cause of death when it comes to nursery product accidents. That's some scary stuff! Since babies spend so much of their early months sleeping, you’ll want to make sure you provide the best sleep environment possible.

Your Recovery After Birthing Twins

If you’re expecting multiples, you already know that your pregnancy is a bit different from singleton moms, but what about the postpartum recovery period? Moms of twins face some special challenges when it comes to healing and today we’ll give you the 411 on what to expect.

Prenatal Testing: Non-Stress Test

As you get closer to your due date, your provider may perform a fetal non-stress test. The non-stress test (or NST, as it’s sometimes called) is an alternative to the contraction stress test. The NST gives similar results, but is less invasive and therefore more commonly used. Read on for all the details on this prenatal test!

What Is Cluster Feeding?

If your baby is always nursing, you may be wondering if something is wrong or if your milk supply is inadequate, but this so called “cluster feeding” can actually be a very normal. Many babies tend to cluster feed in the evening, but it’s also normal if their fussy cluster feeding time happens earlier in the day or even multiple times a day.

What Are the Signs of Labor?

If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break like it does on television? Contrary to what you might see on the television and in movies, the water breaking is the first thing to happen only in about 20% of pregnancies.

Preventing Container Baby Syndrome

Between bumbos, swings, rockers, jumpers, and walkers, we have more options than ever for occupying our babies, but there can be serious downsides to these devices. In fact, there’s even a special name for babies who spend a lot of time in these objects – container babies. Read on to find out why you might want to say bye-bye to the swing and what you can use instead.

Do You Have Diastasis Recti?

Is your mid-section feeling a little squishy? Do you have a muffin top peeking over your jeans? These maybe signs of a physical condition called diastasis recti that is common in many moms. The condition is so prevalent that some estimates put your chance of developing it as high as 50-60% and even higher if you’re the mom of multiples.