Watch our boober founder and maternal health expert, Jada Shapiro, demonstrate how to swaddle a baby. This quick tip will ensure your baby is sleeping safely and soundly. Soothing baby in isolation is something many modern families experience, but the pandemic has made safe, in-person help almost impossible to access under stay-at-home mandates. Virtual help is available and here to help nourish and nurture you through these times!
Virtually every aspect of our daily life has been altered in some way by COVID-19. Taking care of an infant is no exception. While your newborn’s needs are the same, never before have parents been expected to take care of their babies entirely by themselves—without friends, family, or hired care providers like postpartum doulas.
You’ve likely read lots about sleep training. There are a million methods and many people swear by it or feel like they’re “supposed” to do it. Sleep training is not the right fit for everyone and often runs counter-intuitive to many parents’ gut instincts.
If your baby isn’t sleeping well, chances are you’re talking about it with your family, your friends, your neighbor, maybe even the barista at the coffee shop. When no one is getting the sleep they need, it’s tough, but know that you’re not alone. Just about every household with a new baby, first time parent or not, will struggle with baby sleep at some point during the first year.
“When can I put my baby on a schedule?” As a sleep coach, that’s one of the first questions I hear from new parents who are ready to get back some control over their lives. It makes sense: the first few months with a newborn can be a whirlwind as our carefully planned existence gets thrown out the window, replaced by emergency diaper changes and frequent overnight wakings.