Category Archives: Baby moon

Where will your baby sleep?


According to Sids and Kids, the 6 major points for safe sleeping in order to avoid SIDS are:

1. Sleep baby on the back from birth, not on the tummy or side
2. Sleep baby with head and face uncovered
3. Keep baby smoke free before birth and after
4. Provide a safe sleeping environment night and day
5. Sleep baby in their own safe sleeping place in the same room as an adult caregiver for the first six to twelve months
6. Breastfeed baby

These things make for the safest sleeping possible for your baby.

Baby Sleep Option #1 – Cot

Baby Sleep Option #2 – Co-Sleeper

Baby Sleep Option #3 – Co-Sleeping

Baby Sleep Option #3 – Co-Sleeping

Baby Sleep Option #5 – Bassinet



5 things mum want dads to know


1. Our New Mother Self-Esteem Can Be A Fragile Thing, Our Confidence Just A Veneer

2. We’re Learning Too

3. Our Lack Of Interest In Sex Isn’t Personal. Really.

4. We Are Worried About Being Judged

5. We Expected That Life Would Get Back To Normal – But It’s Starting To Dawn On Us That It Never Will

Great Read Elly is presenting at the Birthlight Conference in September 2014.


Postpartum Depression – Mums & Dads

Observe the mother for signs that she may be developing postpartum depression (PPD) or anxiety (at least 1 in 5 new moms in the United States do). Know the difference between normal new mom stress and a postpartum mood disorder. Be gentle and compassionate with the mother. Ask her what kind of support would help her feel better. If she wants peer or professional assistance, this page has a list of local and national postpartum support organisations. To better understand what a mother with PPD is experiencing, her friends/family may find it helpful to read Brooke Shields’ memoir, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.

Watch the father for signs of anxiety or depression as well. Postpartum anxiety and depression occur in fathers, too. Like mothers, fathers need sleep, good nutrition, exercise, and alone time to stay well. This page has a great list of resources both for fathers experiencing postpartum depression themselves, and for partners of women experiencing PPD. Additionally, Postpartum Men Online Forum is an online community that these men may find helpful.

Baby sleep advice – babies can’t read books!

Very funny …. do, don’t do, try, don’t try it …

Go with your gut … what does your baby respond to?
Put the books on the shelf and feel, look, absorb … experience parenthood in the full. It’s a roller coaster …. remember to SMILE