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Why is my baby suddenly fighting sleep?

Why is my baby suddenly fighting sleep?

Bedtime is approaching and six-month old Oliver is getting sleepy. So, his mother does the same thing she has been doing every night since he was a newborn.  She takes him over to the rocking chair, dims the lights, and rocks and feeds him to sleep. 


I’m sure this is an image that is easy to conjure up, as it seems very commonplace and unproblematic ... read more

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Holiday Pictures in The Park

Holiday Pictures in The Park
We're excited to announce that due to popular demand we'll be bringing back Holiday Pictures in The Park, at a social distance! We're collaborating again with Laura Kleinhenz, award-winning photojournalist and Founder of Docuvitae, a photographic agency widely esteemed for visual storytelling that is both beautiful and spontaneous. Docuvitae’s discerning clientele includes Dave Grohl, David Lynch, Luke Walton, Jimmy Iovine, Henry Winkler, The Foo Fighters, Nikon, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Diane Keaton, Anna Paquin, Kevin Costner and Tony Bill ... Continue reading

How do I help my baby adjust to Daylight Savings?

How do I help my baby adjust to Daylight Savings?
Every year around this time, we prepare to move our clocks back one hour. And every year, it is inevitable that a momma in my parenting class will raise her hand and say, “Daylight savings time is ending soon. Any tips on how to help my baby adjust to the new time?” Then I hear a collective sigh from the other moms in class who are now picturing their little ones waking up an hour earlier than they are used to! Before baby, this was a day to look forward to because it meant you got an extra hour of sleep on a Sunday - who doesn’t want or need that? More ... Continue reading

Win Some iCandy This Halloween!

Win Some iCandy This Halloween!
We know a lot of things have been cancelled this year but cute babies and kids in Spooktacular Halloween costumes shouldn’t be one of them! So, with our friends at iCandy, Macaroni Kid Santa Monica and Normand Associates we're bringing our families an opportunity to get dressed up, show off your little cuties and 5 LUCKY WINNERS could win great prizes including: (more ... ) Continue reading

Common Baby Sleep Issues

Common Baby Sleep Issues

We are all familiar with the term, “Sleeping like a baby.”  In fact, when you read the sentence now, what image comes to mind?  Most likely it is one of a serene looking baby, contently asleep in her crib.  All is peaceful, all is calm.

Now compare that to an overtired four-month-old baby who is waking constantly throughout the night, or worse yet, a screaming 10-month-old who refuses to even lie down in her crib.  Hey-welcome to parenthood! 

Why do so many babies have sleep problems?

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Why Won't My Baby Sleep?

Why Won't My Baby Sleep?

Why does Daniela’s baby sleep longer than mine?

There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t get questions from new moms and dads about how their babies sleep. It’s such an important subject and often talk of it can leave all of us without it.  Why is that?  Well, because we know that good sleep is not only essential to your baby’s growth and development, but the whole family’s well being.

Sleep is so important because it can:

  1. Improve memory, learning, and concentration – helps with “Mommy Brain”
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Five Simple Ways To Bond With Your Newborn

Five Simple Ways To Bond With Your Newborn
For most of us, when we imagine the moment that our baby comes into the world, we imagine that we will feel this instantaneous bond between our baby and ourselves. We think the very moment that we look into our baby’s eyes we will feel completely connected. The truth is, however, it doesn’t always work that way. The attachment bond is a process that develops over time between you and your baby. This bond happens naturally as you care for, and pay attention to your baby. It is the lasting relationship that is interactive in that both you and your baby participate in learning about each other. But just because it is natural, doesn’t mean it is always easy or stress free. It is very normal to feel uncertain, scared, or even disconnected at first. Continue reading

Safely Re-Opening Santa Monica Shop for Walk-In Customers!!!

Safely Re-Opening Santa Monica Shop for Walk-In Customers!!!
We’re excited to welcome back your bumps and babies, we missed you!

 

For over 30 years, your family’s health and happiness has been our top priority, and that certainly hasn’t changed with Covid-19. But after consulting with our network of physicians, as well as our own nurse practitioners, we feel like enough has been learned about how to keep you and our team healthy that we can open up our shop to walk-in customers again ...

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