Part 1 (of 7) - Why Self-Care Matters & Super Simple Ways To Treat Yourself

Part 1 (of 7) - Why Self-Care Matters & Super Simple Ways To Treat Yourself
As mamas, we spend so much time and energy caring for others - our babies, toddlers, family members, friends, and the list goes on. And often, taking care of ourselves falls way down on the 'to-do' list.  Truth is, we cannot take care of our baby, toddler, or those we love if our ‘love cup’ is empty...if we have not taken care of ourselves. Read on for additional tips and tricks!

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How To Combat Postpartum Hair Loss

How To Combat Postpartum Hair Loss
Mama, you're so in love with your little bundle of joy, appreciating the snuggles and the little smiles and coos.  You've likely resigned yourself to the sleep exhaustion and perhaps even the spit up on all your clothes, and maybe you have even picked out your comfiest ‘mom uniform’ that you are literally living in.  You’ve likely had at least one episode of being peed or pooped on…..but the hair loss (gah!). There is no sugar coating it…..IT STINKS!!!  Read on to get my top tips for combating that dreaded, and often unavoidable post-partum hair loss.
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Babies @ Play — Behind The Scenes of My Mom & Baby Classes

Babies @ Play — Behind The Scenes of My Mom & Baby Classes
I truly believe that we can reduce the overwhelm that can come in the early stages of motherhood. We reduce overwhelm by providing access to credible information and an understanding of what is actually normal for babies (and mamas) at various stages. And then inviting mamas to tune into and listen to their mothering instincts.

One of my favourite ways to do this is through my Babies @ Play mom and baby classes! I just love facilitating the bonding/attachment between mothers and babies, and helping them support their children’s development from the beginning of life.
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Why Preparing For Postpartum Is Just As Important As Preparing For Birth

Why Preparing For Postpartum Is Just As Important As Preparing For Birth

You weren’t meant to travel the postpartum time alone....


We spend all this time preparing for birth. Once we give birth, we are handed our baby and sent on our merry way.  We are essentially left to figure everything out on our own! 

 

There is little wonder that new mothers, many of whom have little or no experience with babies or children, are often physically exhausted and emotionally depleted. They may find themselves easily anxious and confused about ‘doing what is right’. 

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You Don’t Need An App To Raise Your Baby

You Don’t Need An App To Raise Your Baby

“Is there an app you’re using for baby’s milestones and daily development activities?”


The amount of times I hear mamas either asking each other, or even asking me for my recommendations in terms of which apps to use to track various things like sleep patterns, feeding schedules, amount of wet/dirty diapers and even developmental activities for their babies is getting to be more and more each week!

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Does Swaddling Cause Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

Does Swaddling Cause Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

Swaddling has become a bit of a controversial topic these days. Some people and professionals are still using and recommending this age-old practice, and some have done a 180 and turned completely against it.


Historically, swaddling has been used all over the world, in various cultures, for thousands of years, with the goal of calming a baby, and reducing night wakings by promoting a deeper sleep.


Lately though, particularly here in our Western culture, there have been a lot of questions as to whether swaddling is safe or whether it is detrimental to a baby’s development.  And I have even been hearing and reading about some healthcare professionals saying that swaddling causes sensory processing disorder.  Eek!!! #saywhat?
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