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Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets

Let’s talk about Aden and Anais swaddle blankets. I sometimes go into clients’ homes and they have an entire drawer full of these muslin swaddles. They often come in bundles of three and the patterns are so adorable that it’s hard to pick one pack. Before you know it, you have six to nine! If you are having a fall or winter baby, one pack is plenty. Many clients are surprised to find out they probably will not be your most often used swaddle. They are too light weight for the fall and winter months so you will need to layer another blanket on...

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The Snoo Review

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Snoo Review

The Snoo!! Is this thing worth the hype?? Or the outrageous pricetag? We think maybe it is! What is The Snoo? The Snoo is a bassinet with a swaddle and sound machine built in. When baby starts to stir in his sleep, the Snoo gently moves and sways. That movement helps baby get to sleep before he completely wakes up and needs you to get up for another feeding. We love being in your homes to care for your babies! Sleep is a necessity of life and we love to help you get it. We know you are careful about who you allow to care for your precious...

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Mixed Reviews for Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Information | 4 comments

Mixed Reviews for Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

Throughout the past several years, both moms and doulas have loved the Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play Sleeper. It’s a versatile and inexpensive piece of baby equipment that make babies feel extremely cozy and comfortable, and since it’s angled most babies seem to sleep more soundly when in it. Millions have been sold and they are used every day with new babies throughout the United States. For most babies, the Rock ‘n Play will not adversely effect them. Unfortunately, however, its use has recently been linked to some...

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Taking Care of a Newborn the EASY Way

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Information | 0 comments

Taking Care of a Newborn the EASY Way

It’s the one thing every new parent wants and every newborn needs: a routine. Designed to empower new parents and to create a happy, well rested baby, the EASY routine (Eat, Awake/Activity, Sleep, You) will help give you a sense of order and assist you in learning to read your baby’s cues so you know what your baby is trying to tell you and when. I first read about this routine from Tracy Hogg’s book, “Secrets of the Baby Whisperer.” This routine starts typically at about three weeks. However, if you have a wakeful, well-fed...

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Welcome to After the Stork!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Welcome | 0 comments

Welcome to After the Stork! As you may already know, After the Stork has been Philadelphia’s premier postpartum doula agency since 2006. We provide day and overnight newborn care for a calm, restful transition to parenthood. Our goal is to support and empower parents, and our blog is focused on achieving that same goal. We’ll bring you a variety of information on an array of topics, including: Breastfeeding news and support Newborns and sleep How to handle the challenges of caring for multiples …and so much more! If you have any...

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