We’re asleep nearly one-third of our lives, but we’ve only begun exploring the science of sleep for about the last 100 years. This means that throughout human history people have been speculating about sleep, and coming up with conclusions that had no basis in fact at all. Despite the lack of evidence, some of these concepts have been widely accepted and are now thought of as basic common sense. But with the increasing body of research, we’re starting to see how wrong these historical assumptions were. Although there are many things about sleep that are still mysterious, we know enough to do some debunking. Here are the top 25 sleep myths busted and explained. Read more
Every mom goes through it. You’re pregnant and you buy all this teeny-tiny, unbelievably adorable clothes that you can’t wait to put on your new baby. And a month later, your little bugger’s a little bigger and you’re on to the next batch of diminutive duds. Month after month, your wee one’s wardrobe continues to change – yes, they do grow like weeds. So what do you do with that sweet dress grandma made? Or that too cute to be real onesie? Make a memory quilt! Clearly, if you might be having more kids, hang on to all that clothes for potential re-use. But, if you know this is it, making a memory blanket is the perfect way to preserve all that goodness – and you can do it even if you can’t sew a stitch. Here are quilts made from baby clothes you can DIY or buy! Read more
The news in nursery design is that bunnies are big for 2016! Foxes, hedgehogs, and owls are still awesome, but the bunny has made a big comeback and in every aesthetic imaginable. From classic and sophisticated to cutesy and whimsical to totally mod, you have a lot of awesome options with this floppy-eared friend! We did some digging and pulled together a ton of ideas to get your design gears going. Check out all of this sweet bunny baby nursery inspiration!
“Help! We’re struggling with bedwetting!” We hear you. Getting kids to sleep soundly is one of the most exhausting challenges of parenthood. Luckily for parents, Cloud b is on a mission to help through all stages of development. Our #CloudbCares Q&A series offers expert recommendations, as well as advice from our community of moms to help solve your real family sleep issues – typically, issues most parents have to navigate. Here’s our latest: April says, “We’re currently struggling with bedwetting at night. I believe my little one is too afraid of the dark to get up and walk to the potty.” Read more
Being a mom is one of the hardest and most exhausting “jobs” on the planet. Whether you’re losing sleep from nighttime nursing sessions, or losing sleep from worry, or simply worn out from chasing a toddler around all day – parenting = being run down. That’s why it’s extra important to make sure what you’re eating isn’t draining your batteries. We found 11 common foods that sleepy moms need to avoid, and we’re sure some will surprise you!