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The science is in: early bedtimes are better!

early bedtime is better

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: both our personal experience and loads of research show that early bedtimes are better for babies and kids. So we’re definitely fans of this article from Melinda Wenner Moyer at Slate, who is a strict adherent to early bedtimes. A summary of Moyer’s arguments: Her kids seem to be getting more ... Read More »

Some tips for managing visitors after your baby is born


The first weeks after your baby is born are a time of contradictory emotions, for some very good reasons: You just had a BABY! How cool is that? How amazing are her little hands and feet and her smell and her teeny face? This is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to you. On the other hand, you ... Read More »

How to swaddle a baby: an expert demonstration from Magic Beans


Swaddling your baby is the easiest way to improve the quality and duration of your newborn baby’s sleep, and we offer a wide variety of swaddling blankets, so you can experiment with what your baby likes and find out what works for you. The classic square swaddle is the most popular, though, and while it does take a little practice to get ... Read More »

How Is Lost Sleep Affecting Your Child?


Sleep: it’s important! A lot of us don’t get as much as we’d like, and waking up hour after hour to console your infant can create an awful sleep deficit. Growing kids suffer that much more from a deficit in sleep – according to NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, losing 15 minutes of sleep can lower a child’s performance ... Read More »