The Sweet Spot- How to get longer naps with less crying!

  Any mamas out there have a babe that USED TO fall asleep so easily for bedtime and naps, but now it involves a whole lot of crying? Or maybe you feel like you are doing everything “right”, but she still cries each time you put her down? The answer may be in your timing. Babies grow like crazy and …

Beat the heat with your baby this summer!

  It’s June and we’ve already had some sweltering heat. Some of us love it, but it can be stressful for mamas trying to keep their little ones cool. Babies can’t regulate their temperatures as easily as adults  nor can they tell us they are too warm. Here are some tips to keep your baby cool during these summer months. …

Too much stuff! How to pack what you need for the birth of your baby!

“You are huge!”  “You look like you’re going to pop!” “Wow do you have twins in there?” Comments so many women have heard as they reach the end of their pregnancy. You are almost there, nine months pregnant, and  on the home stretch. Have you started thinking about the big day? It is probably on your mind most of the …

Breathing and Birth

  “Don’t forget to breathe” might sound like the most obvious piece of advice you can give someone, but learning special breathing techniques for labour can help you get through each stage, stop you from involuntarily pushing (which is important- you don’t want to push when you aren’t fully dilated!), and help you feel more centered throughout your birth experience. …

How to transition your baby from two naps to one

I get many emails from mom’s asking how they’ll know if their baby is ready to go from two naps a day to one. Babies are usually ready for this change around a year of age. I have seen babies go as early as nine months and I’ve also seen babies hang on to two naps a day until well …

Breastfeeding MUST haves!

Have you made the decision to breastfeed and are knee deep in information and products that all claim to be vital to your success? Take a deep breath. As an IBCLC Lactation consultant and a mom of two little boys, both of which I breastfed, I am here to help. With my first son, I purchased every gizmo and gadget out …

Bring extra colostrum with you to the hospital: Here’s how!

Colostrum is the yellow, first milk women produce from about their 20th week of pregnancy. It is the ideal first food for your baby. Known as “liquid gold”, it’s full of immunoglobulins that provide the vital initial framework for your baby’s immune system. Ideal circumstances would ensure all babies receive colostrum after birth. Being a labour and delivery nurse, I know health …

If you’re awake like an owl, let the Owlet monitor be your solution!

Bringing my son home was one of the most nerve wracking experiences I’ve had. I was a labour and delivery nurse and had this (ridiculous) notion that it wouldn’t be a problem since I work with babies all the time. Boy, was I wrong. I realised I had the same fears and insecurities as every other mom. I remember setting …