FOMO. Is that acronym new to you? Up until about a year ago, it was new to me, too. I'd never heard of FOMO (or Fear Of Missing Out) until a friend told me that she was afflicted with it. She was constantly on social media, checking in with her friends and catching up on the latest news.But here's something interesting - did you know your baby can have FOMO, too? It's true; some babies just can't seem to settle in and fall asleep, for fear that they'll miss out on all the action!Now,
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We get nap questions really frequently from our clients - particularly these two questions:How many naps does my baby need? How long should my baby's naps be?Well, we're answering both in today's article. We hope you'll use this chart as an ongoing reference tool, since it covers nap totals and lengths from the newborn stage all the way through age 3. Print off a copy for yourself and use it as an easy reference tool - and consider printing off a few for your friends or family
Here in the United States, we are right on the verge of one of the busiest traveling seasons of the year! In another day or so, lots of us in the U.S. will pack up and travel to see friends and loved ones, and to spend the holidays with them.Of course, while all that traveling can be fun (provided we don't have any weather delays - fingers crossed!), it's by no means relaxing. And if you are traveling with a baby or a toddler in tow? Not relaxing at all. In fact, your holiday weekend may
Did you know that your baby can develop habits at lightning-fast speeds? It's true; even though she cannot walk or talk yet, she can develop a deeply-rooted habit very, very quickly. This explains why, after just a few days of rocking your baby to sleep, she will come to expect to be rocked. And this is why many babies quickly come to need a pacifier to calm down, even if they have only used the pacifier for a week or two.Babies can be especially prone to develop bad
Raise your hand if this describes the scene in your home: bedtime is peaceful and easy (and followed by hours of uninterrupted sleep), while naptime is a raging battle of wills (followed by little to no sleep at all.)Guess what? My hand would be up right now, if I didn’t need both hands to type this post. ;)That scenario is a familiar one here at The Baby Sleep Site. We hear from a lot of frazzled parents who can’t figure out why their babies and toddlers sleep so perfectly (or at
It’s summer here in the U.S., and for many of us, summer means vacation! Whether you’re off to a tropical resort, to a cabin in the woods, or just to your parents’ house, vacation offers you the chance to escape your real life and spend a few days or weeks relaxing.Unless, that is, you’re vacationing with a baby or toddler. If that’s the case, scratch the “relaxing” part; your vacation might feel like a whole lot of work! As this Momastery.com post puts it,“DUDE.