Finally getting a day away to relax with some friends! It's more rejuvenating and necessary than I had even imagined (and the first time getting this chance since the pandemic has started around her ). 🍇🍷🍾 My close friend planned a day to go wine tasting at the vineyards in Temecula. Having a day off from mothering, wife-ing, working, house-keeping, etc. was so needed! Such fun times - I couldn't ask for a better day! * * * #winetasting #wineries #temecula #Peltzerwinery #dayoff #relaxingwithfriends #momlife #mombreak #mentalbreak #selfcare #funtimes #sleepconsultant #sleeptrain #sleepcoach #parentinghelp #happymom #momsofinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #momshelpingmoms #momstrong #realmotherhood #motherhoodstruggles #coolmom #funmom #momboss #winemom #momnation
Day care and sleep training, can they go together? Putting your precious independent sleeper into someone else’s hands for the day can make us nervous right? After all, you’ve powered through some hard nights, refused to give in when your baby tested your willpower, and now that everything’s finally running smoothly, you need to put your trust in someone else to keep things in order. Hmmmm… Don't stress mum, there's good news! Sending your little one to day care is not going to sabotage their sleep. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/afJO50BWjHF Or click on link in bio. - - - - #sleeptips #mumofboys #workingmother #sleepconsultant #gentlesleepstrategies #sleepconsultantvictoria #sleepconsultantmelbourne #babysleepconsultant #newborns #infants #toddlers #babysleepconsultantmelbourne #babysleepconsultantvictoria #victoriaaustralia #parenthood #parenting #sleepsense #hushabyebaby #adayinthelifeofjack #sleeprules #tiredmum #tiredmummy #sleepconsultantreviews
Anyone else feel like an exhausted train wreck today because of the clocks changing 🙋🏻♀️🤣🤣 #clockchange #autumn #sleep #adultsleep #mumsofinstagram #mumhacks #forgotaboutme #sleepconsultant #babysleepcoach #parentingmemes #funnybuttrue #exhausted #babysleep #babysleeptips #infantsleepconsultant
¡¡¡¡¡SORTEO!!!! 🎉 Sin vosotros esto no habría sido posible. GRACIAS. 🎉 Como os dije, cuando llegásemos a ser 35000 habría sorteo, nunca pensé que iba a llegar tan rápido y pasarme 1000 💪🏻 🎉 Si estáis por aquí es porque el sueño de vuestros minis os trae de cabeza, aunque cada vez sois más los que seguís por aquí y dormís bien en casa, eso me parece alucinante 😘 🎉 Este año además hemos crecido, Nia se ha incorporado para que podamos ofreceros más horas y no haya tanta espera, que se que eso a veces os echa para atrás. 🎉 Bueno que me enrollo jaja (los que me conocéis ya sabéis que me encanta ) 🎉 Como lo que os preocupa es el sueño, os podemos ofrecer un plan personalizado. Para ser justos las dos opciones son Luna Lunera ( minis de 0-4 meses ) Palmas Palmitas ( minis desde 4 meses ) 🎉 BASES: - Seguir a @duchacenayadormir - Like a esta publicación (el algoritmo, ya sabéis ) - Comentar etiquetando a quien creáis que le pueda interesar - Podéis comentar las veces que queráis - Fin del plazo: 31 octubre a las 22:00. 🎉 ¡Mucha suerte a todos! ✨✨✨ (Quien esté esperando a hacer una consulta con nosotras, también puede participar y si gana le devolvemos el dinero ) ✨✨✨ . . . . . Si necesitas ayuda con rutinas o hábitos de sueño saludables con vuestros , este es tu sitio 😴 . Si quieres que Instagram te siga enseñando mis publicaciones no te olvides de darle a like ❤️, guardar📌 o compartir📨. . Consulta en la web las diferentes opciones💤 . Si quieres un plan de sueño personalizado, gradual y respetuoso para tu mini, no lo dudes, contacta conmigo para más información 💌 . . . . . . . . . . #dormir #coaching #coachsueño #sleepcoach #coachinfantil #sleepconsultant #asesoradelsueño #padresprimerizos #padres #mamá #mamiprimeriza #instamom #mami #maternidad #mamilife #baby #bebe #niños #instakids #instababy #cansancio #sueño #dulcessueños #buenosdias #apegoseguro #sueños #sorteo
Anyone else need a laugh today? A funny quote by Paul Reiser (from Mad About You ) on baby sleep… “Getting your child to sleep becomes a blinding obsession. I myself would often loose sight of the larger picture.What is the actual goal here? Constant sleep? No awake time? Zero consciousness? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I mean, we must accept that at some point babies have to be awake.They did not come to the planet just to sleep. Are we determined to get them asleep just so we can get a taste of what life was like before we had a kid? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because, if we are, then why did we have a kid? Just to lie there to look soft and fuzzy? We could have gotten, say, just a peach. A Puppy? A narcoleptic houseguest? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or why not just a chenille bathrobe? Chenille bathrobes are fuzzy and just lie there”? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography of these adorable puppies by @katienorrid
MINI SERIES >> A day in the life with... Courtney Dixon from @mumsgonecrackers tomorrow Courtney is a mum of two beautiful girls, 2 fur babies and a thriving online marketing business. She loves (over ) sharing about the challenges that come with being a fifo wife, raising businesses and babies. She is passionate about empowering women and seeing the positives in every day. Check out of stories tomorrow to join along 💕 #sleepconsultant #babysleepschool #newborn #newbornsleep #babysleep #babysleeptips #mumtobe #babysleepconsultantsleeptips #babysleeptrainer #babysleepschedule #babysleepproblems #toddlersleep #toddlerlife #mumssupportingmums
Many parents get frazzled when Day Light Savings starts approaching as on Sun Nov 1st, the clocks will tick back by an hour. This time change can be frustrating when it comes to our children’s schedules as their internal clocks aren't coinciding with this time change. Which means for most parents with children, no extra hour of sleep 😔 But worry not mommas, here are 3 approaches to help adjust your child to the time change: Approach #1 - The Gradual Shift Approach Adjust to the new time slowly before DST. Over the next few days before DST, you can start shifting your baby's BT, naps, and mealtimes later by 10 minutes each day. At the end of the week, your baby will be on schedule with the new time, ready for the clock to change. Example wake times for the week: Tuesday 7:10 am Wednesday 7:20 Thursday 7:30 Friday 7:40 Saturday 7:50 Sunday 7:00 am (new time ) You can use this slow approach after DST too, just slowly adjust your child to their new schedule. Check back in tomorrow for approach # 2
So excited to announce my new business @halcyonsleep with you!! Hello! Welcome to Halcyon Sleep! 💫 My name is Laura and I live in London with my husband and 8 month old son, Farley. I became passionate about helping tired families sleep peacefully after my own experience with sleepless nights. I’m now studying to be a paediatric sleep consultant and will be officially launching Halcyon Sleep in 2021. ‘Halcyon’ describes a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful. Much like the time when you slept before having a baby I’m sure! The good news is, you can sleep peacefully again and you don’t have to wait until your baby is all grown up and moved out of home! I’m can’t wait to share all the things I learn during my studies with you on the Halcyon Sleep Instagram. I’ll be offering the most up to date and gentle approaches to helping your family sleep. In the meantime, take care of yourself and stay tuned for all the latest updates 🌙 . . . . . #halcyonsleep #sleepconsultant #sleepingbabies #sleeptraining #gentlesleeptraining #sleepregression #selfsoothingtechniques #sleepenvironment #takingcareofsleep #selfcare
@calmbabymovement We had a very special time creating a calming and grounding brand package for The Calm Baby Movement. Evoking peace, patience and quiet required soft fonts, pastel colours, marks and elements with rounded edges and some stunning mum and bub photography. How do you think we went?
Thanks to children, this extra hour seems to have just disappeared. I’m not entirely convinced I got one. Was anyone lucky enough to benefit from the extra hour? . On a good note, we followed the advice from @thedaddysleepconsultant and it worked a dream (literally )! Alfie woke just after 7 this morning and went down at 7 this evening - zero problems 💤 Thank you!! . Did you see his blog in our story? Did you try it too? 🤞🏽🙌🏽 . . . #clockchange #sleep #sleepconsultant #babies #babylife #mumlife #mum #mumsofinstagram #dad #dadsofinstagram #mumlifeuk #sleepingbaby #sleepingbabies #mumblogger #mums #mumsengage #mumsuk #mumsofinstagram #sleephelp #sleephacks #babysleephelp #babysleepexpert #babysleep #babysleeping #babysleeptips #babysleeptips #babysleepconsultant #babysleeptraining
How did everyone get on with the clock change? Anyone else indulge in a little Sunday Sofa Snooze?! If your little one is a bit out of sorts this week, don’t sweat it! Their body clocks will regulate over the next few days. If they seem more tired than normal through the day, allow them to have a little afternoon nap - this can actually be beneficial for night sleep. If you’d like to know more about the benefits of day time sleep and how to help your little one have better quality naps, drop me a DM!
Tip of the day! Enrich your baby’s day with sensory play and activities. That doesn’t mean enrol on every baby class you can find 🤪 it means play with them, interact with them, let them get messy. If babies and toddlers are not stimulated enough this can impact sleep. #babysleeptips #infantsleeptips #parentingtips #parentingadvice #sleepconsultant #babysleepconsultant #infantsleepconsultant #sleepregression #sleeptraining #sleepcoach #babysleepcoach #mumbloggeruk #mummybloggeruk #workingmum #maternityleave #sleepdeprivation
🍂 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS IS COMING!!! 🍂 Cue music 🎶 It’s the most wonderful time of the year...🎶🤬 Here are 4 options on how to handle the time change ⏰ I added a NEW one which is my personal go to 😉 Every family is different so why not show you a variety of ways to handle the time change and you can pick one that works best for your family! ❗️Please know that when we are changing our biological body clock it can take 2-4 weeks to make the full adjustment If you have any questions please feel free to send me a DM 🙋🏼♀️
How to introduce a lovey! I’ll start by saying, I’m by no means an expert, because my oldest never took to one. Part of that could be due to me not having a clue of what I was doing and not really sticking with it, a much larger part is probably because she was terrified of stuffed animals. But for Avery I think we’re moving in the right direction! When she turned 1, I pulled out a little lovey we’ve had since Olivia was born and had it join us for story time before naps and bedtime. She wanted nothing to do with it the first few days, so I would just show it to her, I would hug it, she’d push it away, and repeat each time. I’d still put it in the crib with her, but just beside her. And when she woke up, I’d point out that lovey was there! And now 10ish days in, she’s starting to love it! She hugs her lovey, I hug her lovey, she kisses it, pushes it to my lips for some smooches, and does so throughout our story and song time. And when I lay her down, I put the lovey on her chest so she knows where it is. Jason actually forgot it during stories today and Avery kept pointing to it, reminding dad to get her lovey!! She has yet to really care about it in bed with her, but it’s a start. (I know others who have introduced lovies far sooner to grow an attachment, and simply wait to put it in the crib until 12 months. I love that idea! ) I want to end by saying...a lovey will NOT all of a sudden make all of your child’s sleep challenges go away. It may however, be a nice comfort to your child, especially when traveling and in new sleep spaces! I’m working on a blog post about lovies so we can dig even deeper (ie why a lovey if you say no pacifier??? ), so what questions do you have for me? Or any tips you have found helpful when introducing a lovey to your little one?⠀ ⠀ ⠀
😫 Yay! We get to set the clocks back and enjoy an extra hour of sleep! Said no parent ever! . 🔧 So here’s yet another monkey wrench thrown into your little one’s perfect sleep schedule..Daylight Savings time is next weekend Nov.1. An extra hour may not seem like much to us grown-ups but for a child it is an eternity and it can really throw your baby off schedule..especially if your baby is used to a certain schedule like daycare. If you don’t want your baby to get caught up in an early morning wake-up pattern then here are couple strategies to help your baby adapt as quickly and as smooth as possible to the time change. . 🗓 Option A: Start 4-5 days before the actual time change to get your child used to staying up later and waking up later than usual in 10-15 min increments longer each day. For example if bedtime is normally at 7p..then starting this Wednesday, hold off bedtime until 7:15p, then the next day 7:30p, then 7:45p, then 8p..until the night of the time change. Do the same for their morning wake-up time. If your baby is used to getting up at 7am then get her up at 7:15a, then 7:30a, 7:45a, and 8am. *Naps will stay the same. Just follow your child’s wake windows. . ⏰ Option B: If your schedule is more flexible you can wait until Sunday, Nov. 1..start with the first nap..move that nap 15 mins earlier..same with the bedtime. (Toddlers can handle up to 30 min increments later ). If bedtime is 7p, do a 6:30p bedtime for the first 3 days after the time change. (This will feel like 7:30p to your child ). Then move bedtime back to 7p. Understand that it will take the body about a week to adjust. . 🍂 Happy Fall everyone! . . #daylightsavings #daylightsavingtime #FallBack #independentsleepskills #sleepconsultant #sleepconsulting #sleepcoach #babysleeptips #sleephelp #babysleep #childsleep #childsleepconsultant #sleepexpert #childsleepexpert #teachsleep #healthysleep #healthysleephabits #sleephealth #sleephygiene #sleeptraining #sleepsense #babyhealth #needsleep #babysleepconsultant #tiredmom #sleepingpandassleepconsulting #sleepingpandaspediatricsleepconsulting
New website AND my first blog post! Head to my website and navigate to the blog page to read tips on the time change. Also!! Comment below and let me know what you think of my new website?!?! . . . . . #sleepconsultant #sleep #timechange #timechanges #daylightsavings #daylightsaving #sleeptips #newblogger #newblogpost #newblogalert #winnipegmoms #workfromhomelife #motherhoodunplugged #femaleentrepreneur
Did you know that when you have a dream or a nightmare that you are actually paralysed?????? Nightmares occur during the REM (rapid eye movement ) stages of sleep and usually within the second two thirds of the night. Children can only alert us AFTER a nightmare has occurred as during the nightmare we are unable to move. This is actually a protective factor which prevents us from carrying out our dreams in our sleep. Nightmares are most commonly ‘normal’ and are thought to help us to prepare for certain situations that we may come across in real life. Nightmares can become more frequent during periods of stress, sickness and sleep deprivation. They only usually cause a problem if people experience the same reoccurring dream following a traumatic event. In which case it is recommended to seek some psychological support. Does your little one ever suffer from nightmares??? #childsleep #childsleepconsultant #babysleeproutine #babysleep #babysleeptips #babysleepconsultant #babysleephelp #gentlesleeptraining #gentlesleepcoach #sleepsupport #sleepconsultant #toddlersleephelp #toddlersleephelp #toddlersleeptips #sleepdeprived #sleepregression #sleepdeprivedmama #sleepregressionisreal #sleepwhenthebabysleeps #tiredmummy #tiredmama #tiredmummyanddaddy #clocksgoback #clockschange #healthvisitor #itmustbenearlybedtime
Hi Parents! Are you up late scrolling the internet for answers to how to help your baby sleep? Are you needing one place to go for your questions? This 1-hour class is ideal for parents who want to understand how to make sleep changes, have already attempted sleep changes and are still struggling, or wish to understand how to prepare for this next stage in your baby’s life. You will learn about different sleep training approaches, how to set realistic to expectations, how to prepare and plan for sleep training, and how to assess whether you and your baby are ready. We will focus on: - What is realistic to expect and how to stay sane - How to prepare and plan for sleep changes - Pro's and con's of various sleep methods (Ferber, CIO, low/no-cry methods ) - Best practices for naps + How to stay balanced and sane New! Challenges with sleep (and how to avoid them ) during Shelter in Place Details for registration in bio 👇🏼
Firstly. Lets get this out there- You can move your baby into their own room when YOU feel comfortable & ready to do so. @lullabytrust state that the safest place for your baby is in the room with you, in a moses basket or separate cot until after the age of 6 months but you certainly do not have to feel pressured to do this once your baby reaches this age. 🌜You could potentially start with your babies day naps first to ease into that transition gently and get your little one used to sleeping in their own space. If baby is used to sleeping in a moses basket, you could pop that into the cot for a few of their naps, until it becomes more of a familar environment. 🌜You could just simply spend some calming time in the nursery & let your little one get used to the space if you didn't feel comfortable putting them into their own room during the day time just yet. Baby steps....for both of you. 🌜You could purchase a video monitor which will help you feel more comfortable whilst also enabling you to see your baby sleeping in their crib. 🌜Spend time comforting and reassuring your baby, when that times comes and you are ready to move them into their own room. Stay with them whilst they drift off to sleep, not only is this comforting for your little one, but it also offers reassurance for you. #sleep #sleepconsultant #happybaby #tiredmummies #maternity #babies #newborn #sleepsupport #nightnanny #newparents #safesleep #bedtimes
Many parents are relieved when they read my philosophy on Chasing Sweet Dream’s website because they learn that I personalize your sleep plans based on your child’s personality/temperament and family comfort level. I am here to provide hope that you can love on your baby and get sleep!! ⠀ ⠀ We will work together to develop a sleep plan you are comfortable with, using a method and sleep-inducing environment, to ensure you and your child are receiving the best sleep possible!⠀ ⠀ As Amanda shares in her testimony, she and her spouse were searching for help, and it is my greatest hope to be that exact resource for you!⠀ ⠀ If you're feeling sleep-deprived and frustrated with the lack of sleep both you and your baby are getting, I encourage you to click on the link in bio to schedule a free 15-minute discovery call!! ⠀ ⠀ Check out Amanda’s full testimony: ⠀ "The best investment we made as new first time parents was to hire Erin and fully embrace the Newborn Dreams program! My husband and I found Chasing Sweet a Dreams through a friend and now completely understand their enthusiasm for the program! Erin quickly became what felt like a member of our family, supporting and guiding us through every question we had concerning newborn sleep and beyond. At 4 weeks old, our baby was only sleeping 2-3 hr stretches at night, which within weeks of working with Erin increased to 4-5 hr stretches. Nap times are now predictable and our family can use that time elsewhere. Fast forward to 12 weeks old, our baby slept 11.5 hrs straight last night, is down for her first crib nap with no sleep props, and my husband and I are drinking a cup of coffee together! To say Erin improved our newborn days is an understatement. She is patient, responsive, encouraging, flexible and a pure joy to work with!" ⠀ Amanda – #chasingsweetdreams #restedmamas #sleeptips #investinrest #teachthemtosleep #helpingtiredfamilies #tiredasamother #teamsleep #sleeplikeyourbaby #newbornsleep #infantsleep ⠀ #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleepcoach #sleeptraining #sleepconsultant #babytips #sleepbegetssleep #eatwakesleep #clienttestimonial #dreaminglikeamother ⠀
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! 😂 FEAR NOT!🤣 🎊🎉THE LIVES ARE BACK🎊🎉 A few days ago I did a poll on my story asking if I should bring back my insta lives. 93% of you voted YES! Nuh bodda wid di 7%. Dem must be sleeping pon di gems dem! 🤣 I started my lives to share my childcare knowledge and experience and to help you all get through the 1st lockdown. My lives are a open, honest and safe space for: -Parents to be open and honest with their parenting highs, lows and challenges -Nannies to have an open space to speak on their childcare experiences and challenges -A supportive and advice hub for all things childcare related especially potty training, sleep training and parent coaching amongst other things -A chance for you guys to be nosey af and ask me anything personal or professional related plus many more So i'm BRINGING THEM BACK with a TWIST! To celebrate i'm giving one of you lucky followers a chance to win a £50 amazon gift card. To enter: 1. FOLLOW @nannysharz 2. LIKE this post 3. TAG as many parents or childcare professionals as possible 4. SHARE the 2nd slide on your stories by tagging me with the words " @NannySharz Lives are back it name" The winner will be picked at random and announced LIVE at 8.30pm on the 4th November 2020! The lives will be broadcast across Instagram, Youtube and Facebook. Ya'll ready to drop those Purple Lovehearts 💜💜💜💜
The Chair Sleep Training Method⠀ .⠀ Fairly straightforward, the chair sleep training method requires parents to get their baby ready for bed and then sit in a chair next to the crib until the child falls asleep. ⠀ .⠀ Considered to be a gradual sleep training approach, parents are instructed to leave the room once the baby begins to snooze. ⠀ .⠀ When the child wakes up, a parent should return to the chair and sit with their little one — without giving them any direct attention — until the baby falls back asleep again. ⠀ .⠀ Every few days, the caregiver should move the chair a few inches away until they're completely out of the room. Although the chair method takes a lot of self-control on the parent's part, their infant should be sleep trained in two weeks.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #sleeppeacefully #sleeptraining #sleepconsultant #sleepconsultants #sleepconsulting #sleepexpert #sleepsupport #sleepcoach #sleeproutine #qualitysleep #healthysleep #sleepsense #sleeproutine ⠀ #sleephealth #sleepbetter #goodnightssleep #restfulsleep #restandrelax #safesleep #sleeptips #babysleepexpert #babysleeptips #sleepregression #sleepybaby #newbornsleep #infantsleep #sleephelp #babysleep #newbornsleeptips
💙Hello to new friends...I would like to take a moment and show the face behind AC Sleep Consulting. 💙My name is Amanda Carlton, and I am a pediatric sleep consultant. 💙I have a bachelors degree in child development and a sleep consultant certification from Sleep Sense. Why I became a sleep consultant❔❔❔ 💙Sleep deprivation hit my household hard when my 1st son was 4 months old. After struggling through bedtime battles and many tears (mostly from me )...I sought out my good friend who was a sleep consultant. She customized a sleep plan for my baby boy and Y'ALL...he was sleeping through the night in 2 days. Sleep is important for everyone's well-being and development. I became a sleep consultant because I want to give others the gift of sleep just like my friend did for my family. Why hire me as a sleep consultant❔❔❔ 💙As a sleep consultant and a mother of two boys, I know the value of sleep. Let me share with you my approach to improving a child’s sleep: I’ll give honest information about why sleep is important for your child's well-being, health, and development. This will give the whole family motivation to make changes to their sleep habits. I’ll lay out an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that is tailored to your child. This allows you to make some choices about what the right approach is since all children are different, and nobody knows the your child better than you. I will work with you to customize a reliable sleep plan that best suits the whole family. I’ll show you how to measure success. You shouldn't expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night, but you will definitely see progress within the first few nights and come to expect your child to sleep through the night. Together, we will set obtainable, long-lasting, and healthy goals. And....I'll be with you every step of the way. For more details DM or check out my website: https://acsleepconsulting.com/
Baby has arrived, and you have settled in and now you have questions. I got you! The Newborn Sleep class is ideal for babies 16 weeks and younger, and is designed to support you as you gather information about how to successfully navigate through the often unpredictable passage of the fourth trimester. In this interactive online class, we will discuss: - How to understand your baby’s sleep needs - Best practices and strong foundations for day and night sleep - Common pitfalls and how to avoid them - Tools and tricks for setting up the sleep environment - Sarah's tried-and-true product recommendations for successful sleepers Invite a Friend! Details in Bio 👇🏼
Vise plăcute în nopți liniștite, pentru visuri mărețe îndeplinite. Noapte bună, tuturor! #SleepWell #DreamBig #SleepAdvice #SleepConsultant #somnicdepitic #babysleep #babysleeptips #sleeptraining #baby #sleepconsultant #babysleeping #parenting #babysleepconsultant #newborn #momlife #dadlife #sleep #motherhood #sleeptips #babysleepexpert #childsleep #healthysleephabits
Posted @withregram • @chelsea .macphail I’m not a big believer in the idea of independence. Mostly because at no point in our lives are we more capable of creating happy, healthy and peaceful lives than when we are connected with the people who care and respect us. Connection is king.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which is why I focus on allowing Taylor’s desire for autonomy rather than encouraging her independence.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Autonomy is putting her toothbrush and toothpaste in the lower drawer so that she can access it and use it if she’d like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s putting art and mirrors at her eye level so that she can experience them whenever she wishes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s putting her plates, bowls and plastic ware in the lowest cabinet of the kitchen so that she can get them to play or to bring out for mealtime if she’d like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s putting her diapers and jams in a basket on the floor in our room so that she can grab them easily before bed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s all about allowing her to practice developmentally appropriate activities without the barrier of an adult to perform them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t require her to bring her plate to the table. I don’t ask her to get her toothbrush out in the morning. What I provide is access and opportunities to explore and play in the world. Opportunities to model what Michael and I do in our daily lives. Access to the things she’s already using daily.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Toddlers don’t need to become independent of us. It’s their dependence and remaining in the care-receiving role that allows us to have influence as their parent. But we can offer ways for them to grow in their autonomy naturally as their minds and bodies grow 🌱
You left us on Thursday. There is a void where you once were. But guess what? You got to meet your big brother and grandma. They are so excited to know you ♥️♥️♥️! They said you are already smiling and happy to be with your family. You have been a blessing, a tiny piece of hope during a very hard and weird year. My heart is breaking knowing I won’t get to watch you grow into a toddler or boy or man but I’m so hopeful for your future. You are so amazing and have a bright future ahead of you!! Fostering is rough in so many ways and beautiful in so many ways. I wouldn’t trade these experiences for the world, these babies are truly amazing! Baby B you have been a dream come true!
❤️ from @karrie_locher 〰 That’s right, mama. Your baby cries for reasons other than food or diaper changes. Crying is the *only* way they can communicate with us. This is new, their world is new, and big, and unknown— that can be scary! 〰 + Think about it: do we just want to eat and sleep? Or do we enjoy being loved? Enjoy socializing? Enjoy smiling at others and getting that in return? Don’t these things warm your heart and make you feel happy + secure in yourself? + When you’re feeling unsettled, do you have someone you can turn to? Someone who can comfort you and help you feel safe? ⚡️Mama— YOU are that person for your baby. ⚡️ Babies crave attention, love, routine, affection, warmth, and closeness too. They want to feel safe + secure in this big new world and you, mama, you are their familiarity. You are their home!🤍 So wear your baby when you want, snuggle your baby when you want, sing to your baby when you want, kiss your baby when you want, raise your baby HOW you want, and love them always. ✨ You simply CANNOT... I repeat... CANNOT spoil your baby by helping them feel secure.
Damn I’m proud of myself. 💁🏼♀️ And I’m not afraid to say it. Many moons ago I started a relationship with insomnia. I can remember it as far back as when I was a little kid. I’d always be the last to fall asleep and the first to wake up at sleepovers. 🐒 Then I transitioned to adulthood it became the norm. I’d stay up all night often not because I wanted to, 😐 but because I couldn’t fall asleep until the sun came up. That was all fine until my youth couldn’t beat it. I got in a car accident that left me with a small injury. But insomnia on top of that turned it into chronic pain & fibromyalgia. & then more insomnia ensued, & the stress of being a modern day woman ensued. But she got out of it. She researched every gosh darn thing she could for reducing inflammation & increasing energy - biohacking⚡️, low inflammatory foods 🥗🥥 combined with intuitive eating🧘♀️, energy healing🌬, meditation🧘♀️, breath-work💨, hypnosis⌛️, & finally a custom supplement protocol 👩🔬based on lab results. After 5 certifications, I created my own program to heal people who have been on a similar path. LAUNCHING The Fourth State Program November 10! DM TO APPLY ⚡️
Posted @withregram • @marissathemilkmom Why do we fight nature?⠀ Why do we insist we know better than biology?⠀ Why do we listen when people tell us we are creating "bad habits?"⠀ ⠀ Your baby is instinctually, biologically, wired to be near you. You two are one.⠀ ⠀ Your baby relies on you for regulation. For comfort. For feeling secure.⠀ ⠀ This isn't a flaw in our design. Your baby isn't broken. And this isn't a "bad habit."⠀ ⠀ When you're scared, or uncomfortable, how well do you sleep? How easily can you fall asleep?⠀ ⠀ Personally, I can't even fall asleep if I'm feeling anxious or scared.⠀ ⠀ So why would we expect a baby to be able to sleep better than us? Better than adults. To be able to fall asleep alone, in a cold, hard, new, scary crib?⠀ ⠀ Yes. Definitely, some babies do this. But this is not the norm. And both are ok! And both are normal!⠀ ⠀ Though, the overwhelming majority need mom or another permanent caregiver to help them through this transition for many months. (Hell, my two year old still needs me to fall asleep, and my 5 year old still needs someone to lay next to her while she goes to bed )⠀ ⠀ And the majority of babies will sleep better, and longer this way.⠀ ⠀ So instead of telling new parents they're creating bad habits, how about we ask if we can drop off dinner (on the doorstep and leave, unless asked to come in ). How about we tell them how great they're doing and send them our list of favorite podcasts, binge shows, or book lists for when they are sitting under a sleeping baby.⠀ ⠀ Why don't we encourage new moms to take this time to rest. To relax.
Sleep. There’s a reason sleep deprivation is a form of torture, living with lack of it is pure survival mode. If that’s you, I hear ya & you’re so far from alone. We speak of nap routines & sleeping through the night as achievements, then I must be a complete failure of a mum. Round 2 & were in exactly the same boat as her sister. So many changes this time round including a time structure, not feeding to sleep, dad putting her down, all sleeping in her bed to name a few & once the 4m regression hit everything went out the window. Let me be your reminder at the start of this new working week that some babies just aren’t sleepers. It’s who they are, they love you & you’re doin everything right. Tilly’s our biggest reminder everything is temporary & changes literally happen overnight, they will for you too. For now my girl, it’s you in my arms all night long & I’ll provide all the comfort you need when you feel scared & alone 🤍
❤️❤️❤️❤️ from @beyond_the_birth I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but sleep is NOT a skill. The above are all of the automatic processes that occur in our brains that control when and for how long we sleep. Let me be clear. I’m not saying environmental factors do not impact sleep and that there aren’t things we CAN control around sleep that can lead to healthier sleep hygiene. The NIH clearly states, “factors that influence your sleep-wake needs include medical conditions, medications, stress, sleep environment, and what you eat and drink”. However, notice that they don’t say, “whether you’ve learned the necessary skill of sleeping or not” as part of these factors.🤔 And that’s the point. Sleep is not a skill. It is a biological function, like breathing, outside of our conscious control. Try this experiment: go to your bed when you’re not feeling tired or drowsy and tell yourself to fall asleep. See what happens... My guess is you’re just going to enjoy some quiet time rolling back and forth in bed with your eyes closed unable to actually sleep.🤷🏽♀️ That’s because there are processes in your brain that have determined that there isn’t enough sleep pressure built up for you to need sleep right now. Babies are also born knowing how to sleep and with similar biological processes (only a bit different than older children and adults ). In fact, they sleep in utero. 🤭 We don’t sleep train babies in the womb...yet. 🤦🏽♀️ So, what the heck are sleep trainers talking about? Well, they will tell you that what needs to be taught is how to fall asleep all on your own or in their words “independent sleep” which also involves “self-soothing”. They claim that this NEEDS to be taught in infancy or your child will have sleep issues for the rest of their lives....I know, very dramatic.🙄
#repost @motherbabysleep ・・・ So much truth in this post by @mrsmombastic (via @babyledsleepmama ) My rather wise mother in law once said that babies always have a reason for waking at night. Once you take away the obvious: teething, illness, growth spurt etc. and the more intense actual ‘waking and distressed’: allergies, cranial, etc. I could think of no further reasons. My child was just waking for the hell of it. I responded: sometimes there is no reason. Sometimes my baby just wants to be held and be close to me. This is why we ended up bringing him into our room. THAT. THAT RIGHT THERE. Her reply was simple: “Is that not a reason?” And she was right. Ever so right. EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. Emotional support does not seem to be that big of a deal when it comes to our children. In fact, if anything it seems to be discouraged. And this is where it gets a little confusing and contradictory. We are constantly having drilled into us the importance of mental health and emotional support for adults. We are told to check in on people. We are told to ask if people are ok. We are told to be kind and helpful ALWAYS. We are told to be empathetic and supportive. So why are we then told to not emotionally support our children? Because in my mind, that’s where it starts..... At home. Emotional support is one of the most important things that you can offer your child. It is not something to be discouraged. Because in this day and age, it seems to be something that adults often feel is missing: and after all, mental health starts in childhood. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted @withrepost • @naturalmamaco All of the above are NORMAL baby behaviors developed over millions of years for the survival of our species. A baby that clung to its mother was most likely to be kept out of harms way. It’s normal, natural and plays an important part in development. A baby is most dependent on you for about the first 3 years (some more, some less ) then after that they start to move away by themselves as they gain more confidence. It is VITAL that in those first 3 years you attend to your babies physical AND emotional needs for optimal development, don’t ignore their cries and always, always pick them up if they reach their tiny arms up to you. There is this myth in the western world that babies need to be made independent as soon as possible however from an anthropological point of view this is very unusual, most other cultures around the world recognise the importance of attachment, close contact and dependency in those first three years and embrace it through baby wearing, cosleeping and taking their babies with them as they do their daily tasks. Attempting to force a baby to not be attached is incredibly damaging to their development and places huge amount of stress on their tiny systems. The stress of not knowing where their mama is when they’re left alone in a seperate room floods their bodies with cortisol which can impact brain development. Sure you can ‘train’ them not to cry when they’re left alone however studies that have measured cortisol in their saliva show they are still incredibly stressed even though they are not showing it. As mamas, we need to let go of these old fashioned Victorian Era parenting ideals of stiff upper lips and ‘independence’ and instead embrace that for the first three years our babies will be dependent on us, and the more we foster them in this stage the more we are providing them with a solid base of love and trust to grow from.