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Why Does My Baby Wake at 3:00 AM?

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too

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Is Sleep Training Safe?

As the parent of a new baby, the number of questions you’re going to find yourself asking are, to put it mildly, astronomical. The old saying about babies not coming with instructions has cemented itself in parental lore for a good reason.


Essential Oils and the Lovey!

BY: Janelle Stoltzfus A few months ago we discussed creating a routine with essential oils to help promote sleep at night. We talked about diffusing, applying oils topically to the skin and taking Epsom Salt baths. Another way to use oils to


How To Deal With The Fear of Dark

It’s 2:00 AM, you’re sleeping peacefully in your bed, and you suddenly wake up, not entirely sure why, but as you start to gain awareness of your surroundings, you become aware, to your horror, that there’s someone in the room with you!


Extending Your Baby’s Nap Time

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar… Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to


Setting a Routine With Aromatherapy

Hello again! We’ve been chatting about essential oils and how they can help support sleep in your littles! A fascinating part of the brain is called the limbic system. This system controls your emotions and memories. Your olfactory system (your ability to


Unique Ways to Use Essential Oils

Diffusing essential oils for sleep is very popular, but did you know that applying oils topically, also known as on the skin, can also help support sleep as well. One popular technique, that is very similar to acupressure and reflexology, is called


8 Tips for Overcoming Jet Lag

So you’re traveling. Across several time zones. With a baby. I salute you, intrepid traveler, because this is not a task for the weak-willed. This requires courage and determination beyond that of the ordinary adventurer. If Lewis and Clark had a baby

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Juggling Bedtime Routines

Bringing a new baby into the house is a glorious, exciting, terrifying occasion, especially when you have one or two already, and it can bring up a whole lot of questions. How are the older children going to react to their new