The Baby Nurse Blog

by, Let Mommy Sleep

Is my Newborn Getting Enough Milk? Wet Diapers and Bowel Movements Chart

Many babies, but not all, will lose weight in the first few days after being born and while normal, this can be alarming to a new parent. Because a newborn baby's stomach is also only the size of a cherry and baby seems to nurse all the time -which is very normal!- parents may wonder if baby is...

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Baby Registry for Twins

Being prepared with the gear twins need before they arrive can make daily care easier and less stressful. Our complete list of must-have items for twins before they arrive is here, but here are our top 3: Halo Bassinet Twin Sleeper - The AAP recommends room sharing but *not* co-sleeping for...

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Montessori for Babies and Toddlers

When Dr. Maria Montessori opened her school in Rome in 1907, she created a classroom based around children, with child size sinks, toys and shelves, so that the children could freely and independently explore. She also had the children take responsibility for making each other's meals and...

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Parental Control Devices for Screentime

Educational and entertainment apps are becoming part of early childhood and with this comes the need for parental control devices. While parents should always be sure content is properly filtered on their child's device, having one mechanism that controls all devices in the house can be helpful...

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Creating a Safe Nursery for Baby

Eliminate Toxic Fumes Paint the nursery and any nursery furniture with low-odor interior paint, and do so early enough so any odors can fade. Air out the new crib mattress until baby needs to sleep there. Leave all furniture drawers open to air them out until needed. Consider hardwood...

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Hospital Bag Checklist for Giving Birth!

You've got everything you need to bring home baby but if you're giving birth in a hospital or birthing center there are a few items you may want to bring just for yourself and your partner: Extra Long Phone Chargers: You and your partner will be fielding LOTS of phone calls and taking...

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Items for Your Night Nurse and Newborn Care Bag

Night nurses, doulas and newborn care providers are a little different than daytime nannies since we concentrate on caring for families in the postpartum phase, often overnight. The Let Mommy Sleep team made a list of items that you may find helpful to have in your overnight care bag. The full...

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Newborn Breathing Patterns

He just stopped breathing for a few seconds… is that normal? She just started breathing really fast… is that okay? We all have variable breathing, even us adults, but it can be frightening to see your little one stop breathing for any length of time or observe anything other than steady...

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Common Labor & Birth Interventions

What exactly happens when an epidural is administered? And is it different than anesthesia? What about pain meds given after birth…will they affect my baby if I’m nursing? Whether a mother opts for a natural birth or an epidural, it can be helpful to understand the basics of medicines that may...

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Postpartum Products for New Moms and Dads

Expecting parents often spend months preparing for the arrival of their newborn, having diapers, baby gear and adorable baby clothes all ready in the nursery. It can be easy for parents to forget about themselves though! Below are a few of our favorite items to help make the postpartum weeks a...

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