Riff Raff Ramblings
Should I put my baby into a routine? When should I sleep train my baby? How do I get my baby to sleep? These are all common questions for new parents and there is a lot of talk around having your baby in a routine and sleep training which can all seem daunting and confusing for new parents.
Why Sleep is Vital for Babies
Sleep is one of the most crucial factors in your baby's growth and you’ll come to see why shortly. Although it may appear that all they do is lay there rested, those priceless hours of shuteye are essential for their development and general well-being. Their minds actively process information, create new links, and consolidate memories while they sleep. It's like a little mental exercise! Also, a good night's sleep can...
White Noise and Its Pleasant Benefits for Your Baby
Your little bundle of joy can get a little fussy sometimes. Sometimes, as new parents, you just don’t know what to do to alleviate the situation. Other than the helplessness, it’s difficult to get a good night's sleep as well. This is because babies sleep intermittently throughout the day and night, and it’s pretty hard to be asleep while your baby is awake. Eventually, your sleep gets interrupted. White noise is a...
Pregnancy Over Summer
Being pregnant over summer comes with some added challenges including trying to stay cool, increased swelling, increased sunburn, increased fatigue and the increased discomfort that comes with all of those. But it’s not all bad, summer and the holiday season can be a fun and enjoyable time with family and friends. Taking simple steps to help you reduce discomforts will mean that you can enjoy yourself too.
5 Fun Baby Shower Games
Are you hosting a baby shower or planning your own? If so, don’t skip on games. Nothing gets guests out of their seats and full of baby fever like these five festive games. Read on to learn how to play them and what you need to ensure your guests have a good time (and leave with some great prizes!).
Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas
Many parents today choose not to create a gender specific nursery for a variety of reasons. If you’re interested in setting a soothing space for your baby that doesn’t reflect gender, there are some tips and tricks to doing so. Read on to check out some cool themes, decorating ideas, and colors that will help you create the most perfect space in your place.
Kelly Martin Sleep Consultant
Do you love the idea of a more gentle approach as you support your baby to sleep? Here’s five simple and caring ways to assist your baby on the path to self settling. As a parent (or mum to be) it probably didn’t take long to come across the terms ‘self settling’ and ‘self soothing’. They’re both important skills however many consider them to be one and the same (it’s easy...
How to Swaddle a Baby
Alright mumma and pappa bears, buckle up! We are about to teach you all about why swaddling your baby is an important skill to have as a new parent (or if you need a quick refresher). If you can master the magic of swaddling, you and your baby are on track to getting some more sleep! The good news? It’s not rocket science and has been practiced by parents since...