Ditching the Idea of "Self-" in Self-Soothing Babies!!

Fun fact! Your baby simply doesn’t have the brain architecture available to “self-soothe” for many years.

I know, this sounds absolutely off the wall as we navigate a culture expecting our babies to be independent, to eat quickly and efficiently, to sleep alone and to generally not need us very much. Your baby’s brain is growing every day, especially in the early months.

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Ashley Pickett
Carrying our Babies Towards Easier Parenting

As I have journeyed through mothering three children, attending many births as a doula, supporting families as a gentle parenting coach, and eventually becoming a busy IBCLC, I have realized that one single skill has made its way into each of my personal and professional toolkits. Babywearing.

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Kids dealing with power and control at school...

I’ve been reflecting on a response to a facebook post about teachers needing sensitivity training. I had to think on it... I would love to create a safe bubble around my babies forever, but its just becoming less and less realistic. They are starting to experience all sorts of harshness, unreasonable boundaries and expectations, cruel reactions and moments of true power imbalance. And I'm no longer there.

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Ashley Pickett