Daylight Savings Time: How to Adjust Your Baby or Toddler’s Sleep

ilissaHealth & Safety, Sleep, Uncategorized

This Sunday, March 10th, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time where we will be springing forward an hour.  For all of us parents this means that the babies and kiddos will be very confused and waking up later, which can really mess with their naps and bedtime sleep schedule. Here’s a quick summary of how to adjust your child’s sleeping gradually before … Read More

Baby Jack and Co Learning Loveys

ilissaProduct Review, Sleep, Toddler Needs, Uncategorized

Years ago I met Kelley Legler, owner of Baby Jack and Co.. She’s a mama of 2 who designs these super soft loveys. She even designs the prints herself to have some educational value. The loops on the loveys are sewn closed to prevent stuck fingers. LOVE. Using a lovey is a great way to have a positive sleep association. … Read More

Should My Baby Sleep With a Light On?

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You’ve heard about keeping your baby sleeping in a bright space to make sure they know it’s daytime sleep vs night sleep right? Well scrap that right out of your mind. That is a horrible idea. Light levels help to regulate your child’s sleep hormones. When it’s dark they are able to get into a nice deep, restorative sleep. So … Read More

Naptime Happy Hour Chat: Sleep Environments

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Did you know something as simple as black out curtains can make a HUGE difference in the quality of sleep your baby or child (or even you) gets? In this mini-class I’ll be giving some tips and tricks for how to make sure your child’s sleep enviroment is optimized for sleep. I’ll tell you all about some of my favorite … Read More

Release the Mom Guilt!

ilissaLocal Peeps, Mom's Corner, Uncategorized

Picture it, I was at Target the day before The Petite Retreat last October. I was there to pick up a birthday present for a party starting in less than an hour (which I still had to run it back to my house to get it to my daughter to bring to the party that her grandma was bringing her … Read More

Daylight Savings Time: How to Adjust Your Baby or Toddler’s Sleep

ilissaHealth & Safety, Sleep, Uncategorized

This Sunday, March 12th, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time where we will be springing forward an hour.  For all of us parents this means that the babies and kiddos will be very confused and waking up later, which can really mess with their naps and bedtime sleep schedule. Here’s a quick summary of how to adjust your child’s sleeping gradually before … Read More

The Best Holiday Cards from Minted

ilissaMom's Corner, Product Review, Uncategorized

It’s back! Here’s my annual holiday card round up of my favorite picks from Minted.com. I’ve been ordering our Christmas cards from Minted now for, I think, the past 5 years. I am totally in love with them. We’ve done the foil pressed cards (gorgeous!!), regular cards, cards with envelopes that are printed and beautiful, envelopes with the Skinnywrap labels. … Read More