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Laura Hunter & Jennifer Walker

Basic Baby Care 0-6 Months

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Moms on Call is a helpful guide for new parents looking for practical advice on how to establish a routine, create healthy sleep habits, and navigate the challenges of raising a baby.

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    From restless nights to restful sleep

    Stepping into the world of parenthood, one of the most challenging hurdles is ensuring that our little ones establish healthy sleep habits. It’s not just about closing their eyes, but creating a foundation for them to drift into dreamland seamlessly and soundly. So let’s delve into some things that can make this journey smoother.

    Let’s start off by creating the ideal sleeping environment. Even us adults rely on a quiet, calming, distraction-free sleeping space, right? Well, babies crave that same kind of tranquility. A simple crib with a snug-fitting sheet, a mattress in good condition, and an absence of toys or vibrant mobiles creates a haven where sleep is the main event.

    Complement this with the gentle hum of white noise, reminiscent of the comforting sounds they heard in the womb. But it shouldn't be the calming sounds of the ocean or soft lullabies. Just plain white noise, consistent and clear, allowing them to sink into a deep REM sleep. 

    And don't forget the room's ambiance. Dark as midnight for nighttime sleep, maybe letting a little soft light filter in for those daytime naps. As for the room's temperature? Aim for a cozy range between 68 and 72 degrees fahrenheit, or 20 to 22 degrees celsius.

    Now, considering their daytime activities, remember, consistency is key. They're little learners, understanding the world through patterns and routines. A steady rhythm of activities during the day, like ensuring there's a decent gap between their evening meal and bedtime, can make night time a peaceful affair. And if they're a bit fussy in the early evening, it might just be their way of shaking off the day's excitement.

    So, what does this mean for your evening ritual? Envision a gentle wind-down. Start with a warm bath to soothe those tiny muscles. Then, drift into what the authors call tender time – a serene period with dim lights, captivating stories, and the soft strumming of a lullaby. 

    As they become drowsy, it’s time for a feed in a tranquil space. Once they’re fed, a little swaddling can work wonders, especially for those under three months. With the backdrop of white noise, a brief rock in your arms can be the final lullaby before they're off to dreamland.

    But what about those midnight hunger pangs? For those little ones still in their first three months, keep it brief and calm. Mute the white noise, unwrap them, and after a short feed and a diaper change, it's back to the snug embrace of their swaddle. Turn on the white noise again, and they'll be drifting off in no time. If there's a little resistance, perhaps next time, let them stay wrapped up during their late-night snack.

    Navigating the path of parenthood is filled with its ups and downs, but with these helpful hints, the journey through the nights can hopefully be a little more restful for both you and your baby.

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    What is Moms on Call about?

    Moms on Call (2012) offers invaluable insights from experienced nurses into the multifaceted world of parenthood. Dive deep into expert advice on sleep routines, feeding regimens, health challenges, and child safety. Empower yourself with tried-and-true strategies, ensuring confidence and calm on your parenting journey.

    Moms on Call Review

    Moms on Call (2012) is a valuable resource for parents seeking practical advice on raising infants. Here's why this book is worth a read:

    • It provides clear, actionable strategies for establishing a routine with your baby, helping you navigate the early months with confidence.
    • The book offers tried-and-true tips from experienced moms, ensuring that the advice is grounded in real-life experiences and not just theory.
    • With its accessible language and organized format, the book is engaging and easy to follow, ensuring that it never feels boring or overwhelming.

    Who should read Moms on Call?

    • New parents seeking sleep and feeding routines
    • Caregivers wanting infant health tips
    • Pediatric nursing and childcare students

    About the Author

    Laura Hunter, LPN, boasts over 20 years as a pediatric nurse, entrepreneur, and infant-care consultant with an international following. As a mother of five, Laura's overarching mission is to inspire and empower parents. 

    Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN, is a pediatric nurse, public speaker, infant and toddler care consultant, and mother of three. With two decades in pediatric nursing, Jennifer combines her professional experience with her personal journey to provide parents with pragmatic advice and inspiration.

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    Moms on Call provides practical advice and proven methods for parenting with confidence and ease.

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    Moms on Call is worth reading because it offers practical guidance and solutions for new parents in a concise and effective manner.

    Who is the author of Moms on Call?

    The authors of Moms on Call are Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker.

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