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Graham’s Bedtime Routine

Graham’s Bedtime Routine

TAKING CARA BABIES Graham's Bedtime Routine Emily Layne, Guest Blogger October 14, 2017 When I was pregnant, I purchased the online Taking Cara Babies “Will I Ever Sleep Again?” Newborn sleep class. I cannot even begin to tell you how wonderful this class has been for...

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Daycare & Baby Sleep

Daycare & Baby Sleep

TAKING CARA BABIESDaycare & Baby Sleep Cara Dumaplin, FounderParents, whether working inside or outside of the home, all have challenges with baby sleep. However, some unique questions and situations come up specifically for those who have babies at daycare....

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All About the DockATot and How To Wean Out

All About the DockATot and How To Wean Out

TAKING CARA BABIESAll About The DockATot and How to Wean Out if Needed Cara Dumaplin, FounderThe DockATot... When I even mention this name, I hear a wide array of comments from new parents ranging from: “This is the most amazing baby product since the invention...

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Transitioning Out of the Swaddle

Transitioning Out of the Swaddle

TAKING CARA BABIESTransitioning Out of the SwaddleCara Dumaplin, FounderIf you have watched or attended the newborn class “Will I Ever Sleep Again?”, you know that newborns long for the womb those first few months after birth. They love the security of feeling snug...

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Tummy Sleep

Tummy Sleep

TAKING CARA BABIESWhen is it Safe for Tummy Sleep?Cara Dumaplin, FounderResearch shows a decreased risk of SIDS when babies are placed flat on their backs for sleeping (specifically, on a firm mattress with no loose bedding).Can a baby ever safely sleep on his tummy?...

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First Day of Kindergarten

First Day of Kindergarten

TAKING CARA BABIES First Day of Kindergarten Cara Dumaplin, Founder **Originally published in The RN Journal of Nursing."This is the necklace I was wearing the first time I saw you, Ella", I explain as I latch a gold necklace around my soon-to-be kindergartener's...

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Nap Schedules: 5 Months to 25 Months

Nap Schedules: 5 Months to 25 Months

TAKING CARA BABIES Nap Schedules:5 to 25 Months Cara Dumaplin, Founder AHHHHH…. Naps! Naps are a beautiful time for baby’s body and brain to refresh and for parents to recharge. (Insert HUGE eye roll!) Yeah…whatever. If only it were that easy, right? Often, naps are...

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Understanding The Dreaded Four Month Sleep Regression

Understanding The Dreaded Four Month Sleep Regression

“He was sleeping great, but suddenly he started waking up every hour. It’s harder now than when he was a newborn.” Oh this story is so common when I’m speaking to sleep deprived parents. “It all started at about four months. I’m at a loss of what to do.”

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“Am I Enough?” ~ A Note For Every New Mom

“Am I Enough?” ~ A Note For Every New Mom

TAKING CARA BABIES “Am I Enough?” A Note For Every New Mom Cara Dumaplin, Founder After 28 hours of labor, a failed birth plan, and a snoozing husband, you look down at this precious little newborn just hours old. “So you were the one kicking me in there?” Although...

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Some Gave All

Some Gave All

TAKING CARA BABIES Some Gave All Cara Dumaplin, Founder My sweet 15 month old sat perched upon her daddy’s shoulders. She excitedly waved the miniature American flag, but it had no meaning for her like it did for her father. This was the first day that her daddy could...

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CoSleeping After Sleep Training

CoSleeping After Sleep Training

TAKING CARA BABIES CoSleeping After Sleep Training Cara Dumaplin, Founder This was my view when I woke up this morning. Snuggled in between my husband and I was one child and a dog. On the other side of my sleeping spouse…another child. You can imagine the comfort I...

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The Dream Feed

The Dream Feed

TAKING CARA BABIES The Dream Feed   Cara Dumaplin, Founder If you Google the phrase “Dream Feed”, you find so many “rules” and opinions. For parents who attend my newborn class, “Will I Ever Sleep Again?” or watch it online, I discuss the Dream Feed. Basically, a...

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Tips for Baby Sleep While Hosting for the Holidays

Tips for Baby Sleep While Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting loved ones over the holidays creates life-long memories. However, joy can often turn to frustration when a baby is added to the mix if expectations and preparations are not clearly established beforehand. A sleepy and cranky little one is not on anyone’s Christmas list, so let’s lay out a game plan before the guests arrive.

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Tips for Baby Sleep While Hosting for the Holidays

Tips for Baby Sleep While Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting loved ones over the holidays creates life-long memories. However, joy can often turn to frustration when a baby is added to the mix if expectations and preparations are not clearly established beforehand. A sleepy and cranky little one is not on anyone’s Christmas list, so let’s lay out a game plan before the guests arrive.

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