This lady is a SLEEP GURU. I think that Edward is generally a really good sleeper but we have followed her sleep training guide to a T and by 6 months we have him sleeping through the night in his own room, no swaddle, no night feeds… just a full night of sleep for baby, mom, and dad!
For us, we love this approach. If you’re not familiar with this method for feeding babies, it’s pretty much the alternative to spoon-feeding purees. Instead of baby food, you give them solid foods or finger foods. Sure, we were pretty nervous the first time we gave Edward a slice of avocado but it went great! This approach allows baby to explore different textures and flavors, help with development and hand-eye coordination, is super super messy but also very fun. The goal is for Edward to be able to enjoy mealtime with Luke and me and eat what we eat. And for me personally, I love not having to make purees! I recommend taking the online course so you can learn all the ways to properly prepare solids for baby and learn about choking hazards and safety.
The only baby book I read… or listened to I guess I should say. Luke and I listened to this together on audio during a road trip and were so aligned with every topic covered. It’s the story of an American mother living in Paris and sharing her experiences raising a child there. If you want to learn how to live your life while also raising a child and learn why French kids are so well behaved… this is the book for you!
All new moms and dads need this app! When your baby is being fussy and you have no idea what is going on, they’re probably going through some sort of developmental leap and this app will tell you all about it. It is such a good resource! It tracks a baby’s development progress week by week and gives you tons of insight on how to best support them during these times. Thankful for all the mommy friends before me who gave me this piece of advice! It is truly a life saver.