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Not all sleep methods involve crying it out.
With our instinctual, nutrition-based method you can get your baby to sleep through the night in as little as 5 nights!!
We have dedicated our lives to holding babies and figuring out the best ways to support them. Baby Created Sleep© was built with the baby in mind. It’s a journey through understanding your baby at each stage of development to ensure you can support and meet their needs while also following the cues that the baby is showing for sleep readiness.
Created by a nutritionist, we have mastered supporting sleep with 4 simple transitions where you and your baby both won’t be crying. Because this method is comfortable for the whole family, it doesn’t interfere with your daily routine. Our sleep specialists will give you a plan that is created just for your baby. Then, we will coach you and your little one through each step of the process so that you can master it on your own.
Oftentimes we get calls from moms that say they just can’t bare the thought of leaving their infant to cry alone in their nursery. They’ve tried everything they can think of and are at the end of their rope with sleep. First of all, they want their baby to sleep through the night. But they also want a successful method they are comfortable with that doesn’t make them cringe.
When parents contact us, we first schedule a 15 minute phone consultation. After this first contact, parents realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and hope for a great night’s sleep!!! It only took 15 minutes for them to know that they will get their sweet baby to sleep through the night. So what are you waiting for?! Great sleep is sooner than you think!
Through This Method Sleep Training You Will Learn How To:
Meet your baby’s daily caloric needs to support positive night time sleep
Use verbal and nonverbal communication to create healthy associations to nighttime sleep
Understand calories and how much they matter for each stage of development
Master naps as they change over the first year
Learn how much tummy time is needed and other ideas for floor time activities
Build a bedtime you will love for years to come
Not all babies are the same. They grow at different rates, and they learn at different rates. Being cognizant of this allows us to implement our plan while letting your little one lead the process. We also know that flexibility is necessary because, well, life happens! Therefore, we will meet you where you’re at and encourage and support you through every step of the way.
Real Stories from Real Parents Who Used Baby Created Sleep ©
It is always so encouraging to hear success from other parents who have had real results with Baby Created Sleep©. Here is Melissa’s story:
“My day started like any other day. Stumble down the stairs with one eye open, fumble for some coffee, feed the dog, consider putting on a real outfit but deciding there is no point. It was my 175th night of interrupted dreams and unpredictable sleep, but today was the breaking point as I ran out of creamer and resorted to substituting with my own breast milk (it wasn’t all that bad). It changed me, it delivered me, and so today is the day I called for sleep support.
My sweet Vinny is a happy, full-of-life little baby. He just liked to sleep on me and nowhere else. After one call and pouring my heart out with tears, I had a plan. We set up a bedtime routine, implemented a Baby Created Sleep© daytime and nighttime schedule and began sleep training.
We had a step by step, plan in front of us and in four nights…I’m not kidding, literally four nights! I was sleeping in my bed and baby Vinny was sleeping in his bed. The smallest adjustments to our schedule completely changed everything.
We focused on daytime first, adding in as much fat and protein as we could to his solids. Then, we dedicated some more time for floor activities and organized naps. After that, we tackled our nights with lots of support and love to help Vinny enjoy his bed and sleep peacefully, so that I could sleep peacefully too. I will never know what took me so long, but I am eternally grateful I finally made the plunge and called.”
Let us be your support team, every mother needs one.
The struggle as a parent is that you are alone in your thoughts a lot of the time. You might find that your mind is wandering to questions such as: “Am I doing this right?” or “Will my baby be permanently damaged by my lack of experience?” or “Did I just screw this up?”
You are not alone, every parent feels this way. Let us, the baby experts, help put some tools in your toolbox. We will bring all of our experience and knowledge so that you can support your baby in the best possible way.
Our Baby Created Sleep© Program answers common sleep questions such as:
How much do calories matter for healthy night time sleep?
What are realistic sleep expectations for my baby?
What is developmentally appropriate for my baby’s age?
When should my baby sleep through the night and what does it mean to “sleep through the night anyways”?
How many naps should my baby take?
How many ounces/feeds does my baby need?
When do growth spurts happen?
What is a sleep regression?
How do you get a baby to sleep through the night without crying it out?
We are also here to be a resource of knowledge for questions like “How do I know when my baby is full?” Well a fun trick I have always found useful to answer that is to look at their arm like a backwards gas gauge. When their hand is up near the bottle or breast they are on empty and hungry. And when it has fallen completely to their side they are full and no longer hungry.
Another great tip is that your baby will quit pooping at nighttime when their body has begun to separate day from night. We also help educate you on newborn health such as knowing that the gassy stage lasts from 3-9 weeks, and how to identify the difference between colic and reflux. We help you learn how much and what to feed your baby, as well as how to support each stage of developmental growth.
Things you may not think about that affect your baby’s sleep:
Why changing the types of solids you give your baby could be the step you need to create a full night’s rest.
Did you know your baby’s final stage of circadian rhythms aren’t developed until between 8 and 12 weeks?
Did you know your baby can’t reset their cortisol levels until closer to 5, and therefore rely on you to reset their nervous system?
Once your plan is in place, the results are nearly immediate.
We specialize in creating a plan unique to you and your baby. When your baby is ready for a new transition, it happens organically and is then supported by you as parents. We often hear parents talk about how easy implementing Baby Created Sleep© is with our guidance and how much stress it takes off their shoulders.
Our goal is happy, healthy, sleeping babies.
If you think we are the right match for you and can help with your goals for supporting your baby’s needs, book a free 15 minute consult today! We can be the experts in your corner ready to support your entire family so everyone can get some much needed rest.
Bringing your new baby home may have been one of the most exciting, yet scariest times of your life. While this journey has likely been special in ways you couldn’t have even imagined, it is also one of the hardest things you’ve experienced if you’re anything like us! Whether you have help or not, have experience, or feel prepared for this, each child is unique in their own way and each family has varying needs.
So after the adrenaline wears off, the sleepless nights may start taking a toll on your family, your body and maybe your sanity. Now all you want (and need!) in order to function in your daily life is to sleep through the night. Here is where we come in with our instinctual, nutrition-based method of soothing and comforting so you can get your baby to sleep through the night without crying.
We have the resources, tools of support, and arms to hold your babies and all while helping you support them in the best way possible. Baby Created Sleep© can help bring healthy sleep to your home.
Real Parents Tell Us:
“Wow your schedule is amazing, I love that it’s about no crying, just to get my baby to sleep through the night!” – Gosia B
“We were doing pretty good at around four months and I would say our daughter was sleeping through the night. We slowly started to see a regression at six months and found our baby waking every hour on the hour.
When I spoke to Rachelle she had a lot more knowledge than I had read about or heard anywhere. She was explaining the circadian rhythms, development and the metabolic system and addressing it in the daytime as far as calories in.
“This was a completely different process then we had experienced before with another sleep trainer. It really felt like a second mother coming in to nurture our child and to help her through the process and comfort her through the process the same way I would as a mother. At the same time is allowed us to get some rest as parents so I had energy to support the day.” – Ann P
“We also had a great experience with Maternal Instincts. Our child was waking every two hours and was nine+ months old. I had tried many different approaches and nothing was helping. Rachelle helped me develop a plan and was available for questions anytime I needed to touch base. I live out of state and I still felt like she made time for my calls. It was a process and she helped me every step of the way. Now our child sleeps through the night! Thank you so much!!” – Erin R
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During the holiday season, it’s easy to get swept up in the madness of wanting to give your kids the best of everything!!! While toys and treats may be a momentary smile to their face, teaching them about charity and community will equip them with the tools for a happier future. Not only a happier future for themselves, but one for those around them as well. By bestowing the knowledge and awareness of giving back on your children, you will also widen their perspective on the world.
Here are a few ways to share charitable experiences with your kids:
Possibly the easiest way to demonstrate altruism is to clean out the closet. Have your little ones help you go through all of your belongings – clothes, books, movies, toys – and decide together what would be good to donate to an organization like Goodwill or The Salvation Army. As you’re going through the items, you can take the time to explain that not everyone is fortunate enough to have nice things and that through sharing our good fortune, we can make things better for others.
Adopt A Letter
When we were younger, my sister and I used to participate with the United States Postal Service’s “Adopt A Letter” program and it was wonderful. (You’ll probably want to save this one for when your kids are a little older and no longer believe in Santa). The basic idea is that the Post Office allows you to choose a letter from a child that was written to Santa with all of their holiday wishes. By taking the letter, you volunteer to fulfill part or all of the wishes and deliver the presents anonymously. When we participated, many of the letter requested basic necessities like socks for the dad or new shoes for school. We always made sure to throw a few toys and bags of candy in the box, too.
Spend Time with Your Elders
Recently, the concept of “elder orphans” has emerged – elderly individuals who either never started a family of their own or have become isolated and who have wound up in their later years completely alone. Sometimes they remain living alone, but many times they move to nursing homes where they may have peers, but no visitors. According to an article on CNN, about 22% of the 43 million Americans over 65 are in the position to become an “elder orphan.” By visiting your local nursing home with your kids, you can teach them about connecting with those of a different era and the importance of family. Go make a “grandfriend,” and play games together, share stories, and make memories.
Pay It Forward
Teach your children that charity is not only a seasonal activity. While society is more centered about the concept during the holidays, we should be socially conscious 365 days a year and passing that on to our kids is an invaluable lesson in life. Pay it forward with your own actions and allow your kids to witness your own kindness and compassion to others and eventually they will want to emulate you. Whether you buy coffee for the person in line behind you or simply offer a few kind words to a stranger, don’t be shy with your acts of love. Share these openly with your kids.
Sit down with your kids and go through a couple different charities until you choose one you all want to support. Choose something that you all feel passionately about and then brainstorm ways to raise awareness on their behalf. Many organizations have “street team” details setup for you to utilize, but for those that aren’t as structured you can set up a food drive or collect donations. By educating your children on different organizations you will prepare them to spread knowledge and help teach others about the needs of others, as well as global awareness. According to Forbes magazine, there are three charities you should prioritize teaching your kids about: Watsi.org, Oxfam Unwrapped America, and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. You can read more about them here.
Being socially aware and giving to others in need is one of the most valuable things we can do to treat our community with love and respect. By teaching this to our kids when they’re young, they will grow up to see the world through a benevolent lens and become capable of making a true difference. The holidays are a wonderful time to introduce the younger generation to the idea of charity, but it is one that should exist year round. Let’s promise to teach our children how to spread awareness, make a difference and share love.
From the moment we become parents, sometimes even earlier, we become focused on providing the best life possible for our children. We fight daily to keep them safe, keep them healthy, and keep them happy. Along the way, it’s easy for us to get lost in these priorities and to lose ourselves and lose track of our own needs. Ironically, not taking care of yourself as a parent is one of the worst things you can do for your child.
Let’s start with the basics: Eating well.
First and foremost, your child will watch how you eat and will more than likely want to mimic your habits. So if you’re sneaking handfuls of chips in between running around like a chicken with its head cut off, it’s not sending the message to your little one about the importance of taking the time to have a healthy, balanced meal. In addition, if you’re not providing your body with the right fuel, you’re going to get worn out quickly! Stay healthy so you can keep up with your baby and all of their adventures. Finally, healthy eating helps lead to longer lives so make sure to eat your fruits and veggies so you won’t miss a moment!
Eating well goes hand-in-hand with getting enough rest! Especially during the first year of your baby’s life, finding the time to sleep can be a serious challenge. Sleep not only allows our bodies to recharge so we have the energy to make it through the day, it also affects our mental and emotional health greatly. Not getting enough sleep can cause an increase in stress and depression, which can become difficult to overcome. On top of this, sleep deprivation can affect our state of being on a more daily basis, causing us to feel cranky and easily agitated. And all of these side effects only take away time that could be spent enjoying the day with our loved ones.
What time is it? Time for you!
Finally, it is beyond crucial to make time for yourself. Not because you’re exhausted and not because you’re stressed – because you deserve it and because you will be the best you when you make the time. Whether it’s taking an afternoon to read or write, or going on a mini-vacation to visit old friends, make sure you are giving attention to the things you love and don’t lose sight of what those things may be. Many parents find it difficult to tear themselves away from their bundles of joy and that is totally ok. Start small with afternoon coffee dates and build up to what feels comfortable. Just remember that simply because you became a parent doesn’t mean you stop being you – nurture yourself so you can better nurture your little one.
As your child grows and learns, they will be constantly watching you. That doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes – you’re human and that’s ok – it only means that it’s important to try your hardest to live your best life so that, in turn, your child will learn how to live their best life. Eat well, get rest and find time for yourself so that you can be a healthy, present and expressive person in your child’s life. Love yourself so that you can better love them.
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The Best Postpartum Snack
I love Salsa… all types of salsa, red, green, smooth, chunky, salsa with queso, salsa with tacos, with eggs, with potatoes, on steak, with BBQ, it’s a staple for me a go to snack for me. Everything tastes better with salsa in my opinion ☺ I am always thinking about how I can get some protein mixed into the deliciousness of Salsa and then this came along. My sister brought over this salsa one day when we were doing a family potluck/bbq deal, and it was SO delish! I like to use it now for my new postpartum families to have in their fridge as an amazing postpartum snack and a garnish. We’re always preaching/saying: “have a snack that has a carb, protein and a good fat” and Voila, this has it all! The other great part is that you can add it as a topper to chicken or steak, eat it with a quesadilla, eat it with eggs, you know,… the sky is the limit! Make a batch, toss it in your fridge, enjoy it with what sounds perfect to you! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! To all of our new mamas, this is the new postpartum snack for you!
Black Bean Salsa
Two 15 Ounce cans black beans rinsed and drained
One 17 ounce package frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 large tomatoes seeded and chopped
1 large avocado, peeled and chopped
1 small purple onion, chopped
¼ cups chopped fresh cilantro
3 to 4 tablespooons lime juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Cover and chill overnight. Taste and add salt and pepper or more lime juice as necessary. Serve with tortilla or corn chips as an appetizer, or with a grilled chicken breast as a meal.
So, you made our wondrous chicken broth and you have all this chicken left over and you were just thinking, “what in the world am I going to do with this chicken?” Lucky for you, I have your answer right here. The broth is an excellent, nutrient dense snack to turn to during the day for both you and your little ones.
Our amazing chicken salad can be used as a snack, or I prefer to use it as a meal. Eat this on crackers, on toast, with a fork or a spoon. It’s delicious any way you eat and by mixing it up, you won’t ever grow tired of it! It is easy to put in the fridge in a container and munch as you go as it lasts for quite a while in the refrigerator.
I have these great memories of my little ones playing with their cousins at my house for a play date, and my sister bringing this goodness with her. Are you shocked yet that I have such vivid happy memories that revolve around food.
This is also one of the go-to’s when I make food for postpartum mama’s that they will ask for again and again and again. You can even replace the chicken with tuna if you want to be a little crazy and mix things up! Additional ways you can serve this are on lettuce leaves, on crackers, in tomato cups or toss it into some pasta and have chicken pasta salad!
My favorite is to eat it with delicious ciabatta bread. Even if you’re not America’s Next Best Chef, you can master this recipe. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s about to become a weekly meal in your home. I can’t wait for you all to try it and let me know what you think!
Chicken Salad – Yields 6 – 1-cup servings
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups thinly sliced celery
¼ cups chopped dill pickles or you can use dill relish
2 tablespoons minced onion
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup roasted pecans
½ cup chopped artichokes
Combine the first 4 ingredients plus the pecans and artichokes in to a large bowl, stirring it well. Then combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt, stirring until blended. Finally, add the mayonnaise mixture to the chicken mixture and toss well. Cover and chill. Eat until your heart’s content!
Buying baby gifts can be a difficult chore for men, especially for single men. After all, how can a man who has no children know what the best baby gifts are? And, let’s face it, women really know babies. But, that doesn’t mean that the guy’s can’t nail it on baby gifts too! With this article I hope to help men take some of the mystery out of shopping for baby gifts. Baby shower, birthday and holiday gifts can be simple or elegant, traditional or creative and personal. Select with creativity and care. The possibilities are endless.
Guys, These Tips for Buying Baby Gifts is Priceless
Check the registry. A lot of moms are doing the same thing for baby showers they have always done for wedding showers and that is to create a registry, a list of items she knows she will need. By picking something that is on the list you avoid having to make a choice at all. For a man, that’s always the best choice!
Use your experience as a parent (or ask someone you know who has kids). If you are a parent, think back to what you couldn’t have done without. If you aren’t a parent, then talk to one of your friends who is. They can help you choose the right Baby Gift.
Ask the new parents to give you a list of things they might need. If you are good friends with them, they won’t mind you asking and might even appreciate the fact that you want to buy them a Baby Gift they can really use. Look around and imagine what they might need, like car seats, front carriers, postpartum care, a daytime helper, overnight help, sleep support, someone that is the in person baby 101…just a few suggestions.
Go in with a group to purchase baby furniture or strollers or a Night Nanny. This is perfect for men who don’t have a clue! Ask some of your friends what they are getting as a Baby Gift and ask them if they want to split the cost of a more expensive Baby Gift.
Monogram an Item. A Picture Frame, A Bib, Baby Silverware, anything like that, can be a great baby Gift that is both useful and cherished.
Baby Gift Baskets. Shop around for little things you know the parents and the newborn will need. Baby Powder, Baby Lotion, Baby Shampoo, Diapers, and other small items in a Nice Baby Gift Basket is always a safe choice.
Personalized baby Song CD. Now this is a unique gift! Go to http://www.giftsfortots.ca/personalcds.asp and you can order a CD made with songs that actually use the baby’s name in the songs!
Buy child-sized jewelry: Bracelets, Necklaces, ID bracelets, Tie Bars, and Cufflinks, make a great Baby Gift made for babies make great Baby Gifts.
Choose clothes in size 3 months or larger. Anticipating that the baby will soon grow out of the clothes usually bought at a baby shower can please the parents immensely. Include gift receipts if possible so they can be exchanged if you suspect you have awful taste or if they just need them in a different size.
Start the baby’s library with a book. Choose one of the classics for children, Winnie the Pooh and other books are a great Baby Gift. Put a nameplate in the front cover for a personal touch.
Give the baby a savings bond. Start their college fund with a savings bond and the gift is truly for the baby. The parents will appreciate the gift and it will encourage them to add to it as years go by. Get them started early!
We hope the Tips on buying baby gifts are helpful to you. We would love to provide more tips, create a baby registry for postpartum care, help you pick the perfect gift from our team to give to your friends! Take time to choose the right gift, the gift of sleep and baby care support is priceless, and it will be very much appreciated.