We’re confident that all new parents could agree: One of the most tiresome parts of caring for a newborn is hearing that mourning cry at 2:00am… and 4:30am… and 6:30am… While night feeding can be quite a chore, parents of babies may be surprised to learn that breastfeeding at night has some surprising benefits! Nighttime breastfeeding can increase milk supply, teach baby to sleep for longer stretches, and even give you the benefit of more sleep. Read on to see our 6 surprisingly awesome facts about nighttime breastfeeding!
The torch has been lit! People of all ages and all nations are delighted to see the long-awaited return of the Olympics. Now is the perfect time to host some Olympic Games of your very own! Check out our guide for how to host the best kid-olympics ever, and give the young athletes an experience they’ll never forget. Read more
Everyone knows your body is going to go through some massive changes after becoming pregnant. In the short span of nine months (though, thank goodness it isn’t longer!), you’ll grow a human being about the size of a watermelon. Clearly that takes some stretching of skin and squishing of organs, but the rise and fall of hormones can cause some unexpected changes, too. What’s leftover after baby enters the world? Here are 18 weird ways your body changes after giving birth. (Plus, share your experiences in the comments for a chance to win our new Bubbly Bunny Gift Set!) Read more
Lack of focus. Forgetfulness. Impatient. Impulsive. They’re all classic symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they’re also symptoms that result from a lack of sleep. Studies have found significant correlations between the two, as well. For example, this study of more than 11,000 children found that those with sleep-disordered breathing issues were 40-100 percent more likely to have behavioral problems similar to those associated with ADHD by age 7. So, it begs the question, are we diagnosing kids with ADHD when it’s really a sleep disorder? Here’s what the experts have to say. Read more
Parents everywhere can agree that one of the toughest parts of becoming a parent is getting your baby to sleep – so you can get some quiet time, or take a shower, or maybe get some valuable shut-eye yourself. When your little one is particularly restless, you may feel like you’ve tried every trick to no avail. But don’t give up just yet. We’ve got one more trick to add to the collection, and this one may totally work wonders. Check out this crazy method for how to get your baby to sleep in under 60 seconds! Read more