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Traveling Time Zones with Kids: Avoid Jet Lag

Traveling Time Zones with Kids: Avoid Jet Lag

Traveling with a child can be a challenge because of the disruption to the daily routine, the excitement of activity, plus anxiety over meeting new people and adjusting to new surroundings. When you add a leap across time zones you complicate matters even more, since your child’s biological clock (which tells them when to feel awake and when to feel tired) is forced out of sync with the clock on the wall and the day’s activities.

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Why Short Cat Naps Are Not Good Enough

Why Short Cat Naps Are Not Good Enough

If your child’s naps are shorter than an hour and a half in length, you may have wondered if these brief naps provide enough rest for your little one. You might suspect that these catnaps aren’t meeting your child’s sleep needs – and you would be right. The science of sleep explains why a short nap takes the edge off but doesn’t offer the same physical and mental nourishment that a longer nap provides.

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What to do about Firstborn Jealousy

What to do about Firstborn Jealousy

What should you do if your firstborn is showing jealousy towards the new baby? What if your firstborn is mad at you for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for your attention? Here’s how you can smooth things out.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects all 24 hours of your child’s day (and therefore, all 24 hours of YOUR day!) The quality and quantity of your child’s sleep influences his mood, behavior, health, and even brain development.

Adequate, restful sleep is a vital component for your child’s healthy, happy life. Here are 5 things you may not know about sleep.

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Rethink the Baby Holders — Use Your Arms Instead

Rethink the Baby Holders — Use Your Arms Instead

Some call it a sign of progress. Some call it liberating. Some call it convenient.

What is it?

“It” is a lot of things: bouncers, jumpers, rollers, seats, strollers, and swings. These myriad fancy, colorful baby contraptions can contain your baby in every conceivable situation and position. They are a virtual arsenal of inconvenience-fighting ground forces. But what do they provide from a baby’s point of view?

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Moving from a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to the Crib

Moving from a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to the Crib

Many babies fall asleep (and stay asleep) much more easily in a bed that is gently moving rather than a still crib surface. But one of the most popular moving options, the Rock ‘n Play, has been recalled and is deemed unsafe for sleep. If you are one of the parents who is in a panic since the recall of this sleeper, help is here. The following ideas can guide you as you transition your baby to a safer sleeping place.

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