Listening to our babies causes us to take pause and ask ourselves: At what cost to our health and well-being do we continue to believe that our sleep is adaptive, and at what cost to our child's health and well-being are we forcing them to do the same?
Is it “normal” that we should let our babies cry to sleep at a point when they most need short-interval feedings and physical contact with us to stimulate growth hormones? What’s the cost to them when we force them to adapt to our needs versus us to their needs?
All babies need nurturing touch for healthy development. So what can be done for babies who require long-term hospitalization, like preemies or other ill newborns? Watch this video to learn more about the Volunteer Cuddler program offered at some hospitals.
"... Mamas, you are wiser than you will ever know, more important than you will ever realize, and cherished beyond measure. Hug those little ones and love yourself, because even when you don't feel like it, I'll bet that you are doing an AMAZING job." ~Jillian Amodio
"... With each little one, I've learned to trust myself even more. There are... View details ⇨
"While a smartphone does not look like a baby, it is -- like a baby -- associated with a frequent surge of this hormone that brings relaxation, reduces fear, and promotes bonding." ~ APtly Said, Attachment Parenting International
Today is SpankOut Day -- let's explore how your core beliefs are affecting not only how you see yourself but also how to you behave toward others, including how you relate to and discipline your children.
This API post also includes tips to help you change your core beliefs.