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Have a very Merry Christmas from
Baby Blue and Pink!
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Is your child keeping you up at night? Call me for a sleep consult about your little one. babyblueandpink.com
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I have created a new online course on infant sleep to educate participants about healthy infant sleep in the early weeks and months from birth to 6 months.

Infant Sleep; Biology, Rhythms and Practices

Objective: To teach participants about normal infant sleep development, including biology, sleep patterns, history and culture. Students will be able to identify newborn behavior and states of consciousness from birth to 6 months and explore safe sleep practices for bed-sharing, room sharing and solitary sleeping. They will gain insight on sleep practices and realistic expectations for infant sleep.

Audience: For parents, birth doulas, postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, nannies,
childbirth educators, breastfeeding consultants and support people, home visit personnel and any caregivers of babies.

Program Format: Online course at Birth Pros E-Learning go to www.birthelearning.com to register. 

Time: Anytime, continuous online

Faculty: Marcia Thuermer, PCD/PDT(DONA), IBCLC, Infant sleep coach with Baby Blue and Pink. Betsy Schwartz, PCD/PDT(DONA) with Tenth Month Doula Services and Birth Pros E-Learning.

5 CEUs awarded through International Childbirth Education Association for the course. (Lamaze and DONA accept these).

The course is open for registration. For the first 50 people when you purchase the sleep course, you get Connecting Birth to the Postpartum Period FREE.

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Surviving Daylight Savings Time 
On Sunday November 1 daylight savings time ends.  That means we set our clocks back one hour allowing us more light in the mornings.  It is not a big deal to most people unless you have young children and babies at home.  The result of this time change usually causes our children to wake up earlier as their bodies need time to adjust and they don’t know how to tell time.
So what can families do to make this transition smooth so Mom and Dad are not up at 5am with their little ones missing out on that extra hour of sleep.   I recommend adjusting their biological clock slowly over a period of six days prior to the time change.
To do this adjust your child’s bedtime later every night by 10 minutes for 6 days and wake up time later by 10 minutes.  So if your child’s bedtime is 7pm and wake up 6am do the following.
Monday Oct. 26 put your child to bed at 7:10pm and wake up time at 6:10am.       Tues.  Oct, 27  7:20pm/6:20am                                                                          Wed. Oct. 28    7:30pm/6:30am                                                                                 Thur. Oct. 29    7:40pm/6:40am                                                                           Fri. Oct. 30       7:50pm/6/50am                                                                          Sat. Oct. 31      8:00pm   Set clock back one hour tonight   Go back to regular wake up time of 6am and bedtime of 7pm on Sunday. 
Remember you will also have to adjust nap times by 10 minutes and maybe some meal times if needed.  If this is too tedious for you and your child adjust easily, do it in 15 minute increments instead of 10 minutes so only 4 days instead of 6 days.
Your second option is to do nothing and see if he can make it to his regular bedtime and if not get him to bed earlier for a few days till he makes the adjustment.
©Marcia Thuermer
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