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Signs of an Overtired Baby – A Practical Guide For Moms

Everyone needs sleep, especially your little baby, but being tired does not automatically mean it will fall asleep. If you are keeping it busy, or you are out of the house or running errands together, your baby often can’t get a full, restful sleep.

Too many sleep disruptions can quickly take your little one from tired to overtired, and eventually exhaustion, which brings a whole new set of problems for you to overcome. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you prevent and remedy these problems before they become any worse.

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Baby Growth Spurts – All You Need to Know

When you have a baby for the first time, you will have seasoned parents from all walks of life giving you words of wisdom, and one phrase seems to be unanimous:

“Treasure every moment; they grow up so fast.”

It turns out there are few things that could be even more emphasizing and true.

It is amazing how quickly a child grows during the first two years of its life. By the time its second birthday rolls around, your baby will be roughly half of their adult height and 90% of their adult head size (1), thanks to a series of rapid growth spurts.

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The Best Baby Shower Gifts – The Practical Guide For 2018

Welcoming a new addition to a family is an exciting time. Friends and family (as well as parents) spend months collecting items that the little one will need. There is nothing more fun than selecting baby clothes and a layette for the nursery.

While the gifts for the baby are always appreciated, we would like to give you some suggestions for non-traditional gifts that are sure to go over in a big way. In this post, we will give you some tips on baby shower gifts that may not be on everyone's list.

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How To Deal With A Clingy Baby – A Mom’s Guide

Babies’ clingy phases can be tricky. As mothers, we do not mind being needed every now and then. We actually welcome the cuddles and snuggle time. But oftentimes, having a clingy baby makes things difficult, especially when we are unable to get necessary tasks done.

Often we wonder when this phase will end as we try to figure out what started it in the first place, walking the fine line between being over-attentive and absent. What can we do to help our babies learn independence and help them through this difficult stage?

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