A Healthy Little Note: Issue #23
What better present could we as over-scheduled, over-stressed and under-rested adults get than a much-needed extra hour of sleep? The end of Daylight Savings Time can be almost as exciting as Christmas morning!
Except...it can also be a recipe for a sleep disaster for our little ones.
Raise your hand if the morning after Daylight Savings ends your little one is bright-eyed at 5am...and you're left watching your perfectly wrapped sleep present slip right through your fingers.
This week I share some sleepy time tricks to help Daylight Savings Time suck a little less.
Also in this week's newsletter I break down the myths and facts about vaccines, share a powerful TED Talk about transitioning into motherhood, an article about what to do if your child is a bully, and a recommendation for a dream cream for those little ones fighting eczema.
Don't forget Daylight Savings Time ends on November 4 this year. Set your calendar reminder and let's go!
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1. HOW TO MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME SUCK LESS
Remember the days when the end of Daylight Savings Time was a gift from heaven and you got that extra hour of sleep? You know, before you were a parent?
As a parent, the words "Daylight Savings" means something completely different because our little ones don't know the power of this extra hour.
Your little one already likes to get up at the butt crack of dawn. And after Daylight Savings ends it's now 5am instead of 6am. Ouch.
We can't really blame them since they don't know any different, but we can help them get on a better sleep schedule by shifting a few things to make for a smoother transition.
In this week's blog post I help you identify your baby's sleep style. Whether it's sensitive or flexible, this post will show you a new daily routine to help your kiddo fight the urge to wake up before the sun does.
Still worried about how Daylight Savings might cramp your sleep style? Don't worry, I've got ya - go here to schedule a FREE 15-minute call with me and we can chat about it!
Or, just reply to this email with any questions you have, and I'll be happy to answer.
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2. TRUE OR FALSE?
Pop quiz: Do you think the following statements are true or false?
-Too many shots weaken the immune system
-Vaccines are only for kids
-The HPV shot is for girls only
-Pregnant women can't get vaccines
-Natural immunity is better
Not sure how to answer these tricky questions? Check out this awesome Health.com article that highlights the myths and facts about vaccines.
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3. TED TALK: NEW MOM EDITION
This new TedTalk Kids + Family podcast episode is a good one to listen to if you're a new parent or about to join the club.
We all experience an emotional tug-of-war when becoming a parent that pits our joy and excitement, against our anxiety and fear.
For some of us, those negative feelings overpower everything else. And deep inside you know something just feels off.
But it's important to know those feelings are normal.
This episode is a good reminder that talking about how overwhelming being a new parent can be helps us feel less alone and stigmatized.
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4. WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD IS THE BULLY
We all want to raise good kids and worry about our little one being bullied.
But what happens when the day comes you realize it's the other way around?
In addition to building empathy and handling peer pressure, this fantastic Medium article offers important tips about how to navigate this tricky situation and come out the other side with a sense of responsibility, love and respect.
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5. TUBBY TODD
Does your little one have eczema? Well, mine does!
I highly recommend this AMAZING all-natural dream cream from Tubby Todd.
Those pink little spots that often get bleached out from prescription creams are no more! It works like a miracle!
And when I say all-natural I'm talking about being free of gluten, dairy, soy, parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrances and colors, BPA and animal cruelty.
Not to mention it's organic AND made in the USA. What more can you want?
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That's it for this issue!
Hope you enjoyed it and I'd LOVE if you shared it with your friends on social media or spread the word on the local Mommy gossip circuit - thanks!
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