Finding another way doesn’t make you difficult, it makes you brave
Written by Meg Kant Finding another way doesn’t make you difficult, it makes you brave Trusting yourself, paving your own way and doing things differently aren’t always the most popular options. Others might not be big fans, but that doesn’t mean doing what works for you is the wrong way of doing things. When I…Read More
Free Workshop: 5 Vital Facts Every Doula Should Know About Infant Sleep – Video
We are so excited you’re joining us for 5 Vital Facts Every Doula Should Know About Infant Sleep workshop Download the Workshop Handout Here DOWNLOAD HANDOUT We love to hear from you during the workshop, so feel free to put your messages into the chat box, and a member from the team will get back…Read More
5 Vital Facts Every Doula Should Know About Infant Sleep – Thank You
Aaahhh! Yes! You did it! You’re officially registered for… FREE WORKSHOP 5 VITAL FACTS EVERY DOULA SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INFANT SLEEP Discover how adding sleep support to your offerings will help you and your clients Be sure to watch your email inbox! Make sure you mark our email as safe (it could be hiding in…Read More
Confusing vs. Real Expectations about babies: for Parents and Birth Workers
Confusing vs. Real Expectations about babies: for Parents and Birth Workers “We don’t want you to be confused about your baby when they come” – Dr. Greer Kirshenbaum Ph.D. Anyone who says that infant care isn’t one of the hardest jobs in the world must never have met one. In this blog we are going…Read More
Infant Sleep Do’s and Don’ts: A Tool for Doulas & Parents!
Infant Sleep Do’s and Don’ts: A Tool for Doulas & Parents! For most birth workers, clients who are expecting for the first time are typically not concerned about their future baby’s sleep, or how they will function with far less sleep than they typically need until it’s too late. They probably have a…Read More
Infant and Family Sleep – Specialist vs. Professional: What is the Difference?
Infant and Family Sleep – Specialist vs. Professional: What is the Difference? Infant sleep is a huge concern for most parents, and if you work with babies and young children, either as a doula or another type of health professional, you can probably testify that there are a lot of questions surrounding this topic. Questions…Read More
What They Aren’t Telling You About Bedsharing
What They Aren’t Telling You About Bedsharing It has only been for the past 100 years or so that parenting culture in the west – especially Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom and Australia – has been heavily influenced to expect babies to sleep independently. Caregivers expect babies to sleep in their own…Read More
It’s Time to Talk About Parent Sleep
Social media platforms, especially the vortex better known as a Facebook support group, have given (new) parents an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and resources in a way that would have been unfathomable in past generations. When baby insomnia a sleep regression strikes we are able to find support and #solidarity with just a few clicks,…Read More
Gratitude, Letting Go, and Better Sleep
I have been using a formula to get families sleeping better for the last 5+ years, and of course I use the method personally as well. I have to tell people again and again, “no, I am not a sleep trainer”. Some wonder if I, like many others, are advertising a tear-free bedtime solution that will not…Read More
New AAP Guidelines – Why We Need to Talk About Bed-sharing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a revision of their infant sleep guidelines and all of us here at bebo mia are very happy about it. The updated safe sleep guidelines are moving more towards what many parents already do instinctually and it recognizes that when it comes to sleep, our babies often have different plans than we do.…Read More
Sleep Educator vs Sleep Trainer – What Is the Difference?
Good baby, bad habits? Sleep seems to be treated as this dirty little secret in parenting. If you are an expectant parent, you might be warned that babies wake up a lot at night, but you probably don’t think it will be all that bad. Or if it is, certainly you will be able to…Read More
Bedtime for Two? – Why You Shouldn't Plan Ahead!
“When and how should I get my toddler into their own bed?” “Should I night wean before the baby comes?” “How do you manage putting both to bed when solo parenting?” “What are some ways to get my partner more involved in bedtime?” “How do you make sure baby gets a good nap when they…Read More
Putting “Sleep” Back into the Family Vocabulary
Ah, sleep. I remember you, you beautiful creature. I truly apologize for treating you so poorly back in my pre-30’s/pre-child days, because now you have become more elusive than a purple unicorn in a tutu handing out chocolate. Can y’all relate? If you can’t, well, I’m sorry but for your safety, we can’t be friends.…Read More
bed-sharing like sleeping with a knife?!
Elizabeth Boyce posted about her beautiful family bed this week and it has (re?)sparked the co-sleeping/family bed discussion. Sleep is hands down the number one question we get from our postpartum clients and we always say the same thing…: Public Health Agency of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not support sleeping with…Read More
A Sleep Article Rant
One of the more thoughtful gifts I received when I was pregnant with my son was a subscription to Today’s Parent magazine. For the past two years, I have enjoyed flipping through the articles, finding stories I’ve enjoyed or trying some great recipes. When I saw the cover of this month’s (February 2015) issue, with…Read More
Sleeping Babies Left Outside
While walking home with my daughter today, hurrying to get out of the winter wind, I noticed a double running stroller outside on the sidewalk in front of the local mini supermarket. Now, seeing as I live downtown Toronto, I was thinking how brave it was for someone to leave their stroller outside, since there…Read More