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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep – Advice from Medela Moms
6 days ago

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep – Advice from Medela Moms

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One of the biggest preoccupations for new moms and dads is trying to figure out how to get a baby to sleep through the night. Sleep deprivation is consistently mentioned by the moms and dads in the Medela Facebook Community of almost 10,000 people as the number one concern. Lack of sleep is debilitating. It creates emotional tension that leads to intense stress, disorientation, and problems with memory, and concentration. Let’s face it, you just can’t function. The experts say that if you get 4 or 5 nights of broken sleep you are at risk of being sleep deprived. The reality for most new parents is being sleep deprived for 4 or 5 weeks – or even months! Read More

Sleep Solutions from A to ZZZZ – How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Fast
3 weeks ago

Sleep Solutions from A to ZZZZ – How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Fast

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Without a doubt, the topic that understandably inspires the most intense emotion among parents is how to get a baby to sleep! We have written a few other articles on babies’ sleep problems. Finding sleep solutions is a big issue for many moms, and there is truthfully no single right answer or approach. Different moms have different ways of trying to soothe their babies or get their babies to go back to sleep after waking up during the night, but one of the other important areas to think about is how to help your baby make an easier transition between daytime activities and night. Babies stressed and overwhelmed by “transition times” between different environments and types of activities can be especially evident at bedtime. Read More

Questions That New Dads Want to Ask Their Partner
1 month ago

Questions That New Dads Want to Ask Their Partner

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Having a new baby in the home is often as overwhelming and puzzling for dad as it is for a mom. Especially with a first child, everything is happening in real time for the first time, which can be both exhilarating and exhausting. No matter how much friendly advice, pregnancy planning or breastfeeding “survival guides” a man reads in advance, the dynamic between mom and baby seems almost magical and impenetrable. Read More

Tips for New Moms: How to Help Your Husband to Bond with Your Newborn
1 month ago

Tips for New Moms: How to Help Your Husband to Bond with Your Newborn

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There are a lot of tips for new moms that focus on the mother’s health, well-being and relationship with the baby – but what about if you want to help your husband or partner feel connected and involved with the new baby? Read More

How to Get a Baby to Sleep: Our Medela Moms Give Their Advice
1 month ago

How to Get a Baby to Sleep: Our Medela Moms Give Their Advice

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One of the biggest preoccupations for new moms and dads is trying to figure out how to get a baby to sleep. It is true that infants sleep a lot – but not always when you want them to! Some babies sleep through the night from an early age, while others are restless, irritable sleepers who require constant soothing and breastfeeding throughout the night. Some babies refuse to sleep at all unless they are being held or breastfed – and they will awaken with a startled scream at the first moment that their mom tries to lay them down for a nap. Sounds familiar? No wonder sleep deprivation is the number one challenge facing new moms! So let’s see if some of our Medela Moms can offer useful advice. Read More

How to Manage Toddler Meltdowns
2 months ago

How to Manage Toddler Meltdowns

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There is a reason why they call toddler stage “the terrible twos.” Toddlers are growing and developing quickly and their little minds are learning how to adapt to the world around them. Sometimes these “growing pains” can lead to frustration and emotional outbursts by the child. As a result, many parents find that it is common for their toddlers to have frequent “toddler meltdowns.” Read More

I Love My Baby Unconditionally Even When…
2 months ago

I Love My Baby Unconditionally Even When…

The love between a mom and her baby is pure and unconditional. It is without limitations or requirements. Even when children do things that push the limits of patience and logic, mothers still love them with all their heart. Read More

Friends and Family Guide for Buying Toys
2 months ago

Friends and Family Guide for Buying Toys

Buying gifts for babies and young children can sometimes be a complicated experience. Family and friends might love to buy toys for your children, and grandparents especially often love to “spoil” their grand kids, but parents often find their choices can be a hindrance. Read More

5 Ways to Involve Grandparents in the Life of Your Child
3 months ago

5 Ways to Involve Grandparents in the Life of Your Child

One of the unique aspects of raising a new baby is involving your parents and parents-in-law in the life of their new grandchild. Most grandparents want to get involved – it means a lot to them to see this little child coming into the world. Read More

5 Reasons Play is Important for Children
3 months ago

5 Reasons Play is Important for Children

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Adults tend to be dismissive of children’s play, assuming that it’s just for fun or just something that kids do that is easy and uncomplicated. There’s even an old saying that says “child’s play” expressing the idea that some task or challenge is simple or straightforward. But the truth is, Read More