Sleep


Making Bedtime Fun for Strong-Willed Toddlers

Thursday, June 28, 2018 By Hannah Crews
Making Bedtime Fun for Strong-Willed Toddlers | Baby Chick

Our daughter hated bedtime for the first two years of her life. And honestly, it’s still not her most favorite thing in the world. And since she’s so strong-willed, it’s been a challenge trying to figure out how to make bedtime something that is fun and exciting, rather than dreadful and frustrating. Now that we’ve […]

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What is Eat, Play, Sleep?

Sunday, June 10, 2018 By Jessica Tomes
What is Eat, Play, Sleep? | Baby Chick

When it comes to caring for baby, many baby experts— including the author of the widely lauded Baby Wise book — advocate a parent-led schedule. With a parent-led schedule, you (the parent) set the daily agenda: you determine when baby eats, plays, and sleeps (usually in that order). Parents who operate on this kind of […]

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We Didn’t Mean to Start Co-Sleeping

Sunday, April 22, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
We Didn't Mean to Start Co-Sleeping | Baby Chick

Co-sleeping. Uttering the very notion of this parenting practice can whip my mom friends into a frenzy, with some being for it and others against it: but me, personally? I began my motherhood journey as a staunch adversary of co-sleeping. I was perched atop my high horse with my arms firmly folded: no, co-sleeping was […]

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How I Had My Babies Sleeping Through the Night by 10 Weeks Old

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 By Hannah Southerland
How I Had My Babies Sleeping Through the Night by 10 Weeks Old | Baby Chick

I was in the middle of my first pregnancy when a friend of mine had her first baby. It did not take long for me to realize that the image of the peaceful sleeping baby in those diaper commercials was a complete lie and reality struck, OH MY WORD, this is going to be a […]

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How to Comfort Your Child During Night Terrors

Thursday, March 22, 2018 By Hannah Crews
How to Comfort Your Child During Night Terrors | Baby Chick

Our daughter was never a good sleeper. She would wake up 7-8 times a night, every night, for the first 22 months of her life. And most times, when she woke up, she would stay up crying for a very long and tiresome amount of time – exhausting for her, and for me, her momma. […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids to Spring Forward

Friday, March 9, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids to Spring Forward | Baby Chick

Before I had kids, the bi-annual time change fiasco was nothing more than an inconvenience. Sure, I lost an hour of sleep every spring, but I gained it back by that glorious extra hour every fall. No biggie. But then I had a baby and OMG! The mere thought of messing with my baby’s carefully […]

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7 Tips for Transitioning from Nap Time to Quiet Time

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell
7 Tips for Transitioning from Nap Time to Quiet Time | Baby Chick

When my daughter started to show signs of dropping her nap, I went into full-on panic mode. If you’re anything like me, nap time is the only time during the day that you can actually think and get anything productive done. I really think they should make nap time productivity an olympic sport because I […]

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7 Tips for Transitioning from Crib to Bed

Thursday, November 9, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
7 Tips for Transitioning from Crib to Bed | Baby Chick

Transitioning from a crib to a big kid bed is a big milestone in any child’s life. It can be a time of real excitement and a sense of growing up, or it can be a scary and hard change for some kids. And as a parent, it may feel overwhelming trying to determine when […]

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Why Your Child Needs a Serious Amount of Sleep (and how to help them get it!)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 By Carike
Why Your Child Needs a Serious Amount of Sleep (and how to help them get it!) | Baby Chick

As you grow into adulthood you realize the benefit, as well as the pure privilege of sleep. As a child, you couldn’t think of anything worse. Why would you want to sleep when you could be playing? All kids have a serious case of FOMO but we, as grown ups, know that it’s vital that […]

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Frequent Night Waking with Your Breastfed Baby—What’s Normal?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 By Meg Nagle
Frequent Night Waking with Your Breastfed Baby—What’s Normal? | Baby Chick

I write about sleep deprivation a lot. Why is this? Because as mothers, it is the one thing that drives us INSANE! We are exhausted. We are so tired we don’t even know what we are doing. We feel overwhelmed, over worked and underpaid. One of the reasons this is so overwhelming for us is […]

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