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How to Sleep Better During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings joys and excitement, but it also brings with it fatigue and exhaustion. Sleep disturbances like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and heartburn are common amongst pregnant women. Sleep deprivation is not only exhausting for the expectant mother but can put her and her baby at risk for preterm birth and gestational diabetes. However, there are steps you can take to help get better sleep while you’re expecting.

Sleep disturbances can start at any time during pregnancy. During the first trimester, an increase in the hormone progesterone causes daytime sleepiness and disrupts sleep at night. These sleep problems can continue throughout pregnancy and can lead to insomnia that manifests itself as a difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Other sleep problems may come from increased pressure on the bladder, which leaves many women waking several times each night to relieve themselves. Heartburn, leg cramps, and anxiety—the list can go on and on. While all these disturbances may be normal, sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for pregnant women.

A recent study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology reports a disturbing link between sleep disorders and the risk of preterm birth. The study showed that 14.6 percent of women with sleep disorders went into preterm labor versus only 10.9 percent of women who had regular sleep patterns. Researchers encouraged more rigorous sleep disorder screening for pregnant women to discover if there were treatable sleep disorders or behavioral modifications that could help women get more sleep.

When you’re expecting, you face more challenges than normal when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. You’re growing body changes almost daily, which makes getting comfortable no easy task. Many women find an extra pillow or a body pillow to keep between the knees helps relieve back discomfort at night. Also, keep the bedroom cool to counteract the overheating that many women experience.

Your increased appetite might work against you if you’re not careful. Avoid caffeine and chocolate late in the afternoon and evening. They can keep you awake or give you heartburn as you’re trying to settle down for the night. Try to eat dinner early so you have plenty of time to digest and reduce discomfort from a full stomach. If you need a light snack before bed, consider foods that promote good sleep. Dairy products like milk, yogurt, and ice cream have calcium that promotes the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

You’ll also want to make sure you get regular exercise. Exercise is an important part of any pregnancy because it prepares the body for the tough work of delivery. However, it also helps make you tired at the end of the day. It’s best to exercise early in the day as working out too close to bedtime can pump your body full of endorphins that will keep you awake.

When you finally get to lay your head on the pillow, be sure to shut off your screens. The bright light from televisions, smartphones, and e-readers can confuse the brain causing it to suppress melatonin production. Turn off the screens an hour before bed and grab a good book to help lull yourself off to sleep.

Mary Lee is a researcher for the sleep science hub Tuck.com. She specializes in sleep’s role in mental and physical health and wellness. Mary lives in Olympia, WA, and shares her full-sized bed with a very noisy cat.

Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web.

Babyletto’s Award-Winning Designed Cribs Are Out Of This World!

Babyletto’s Award-Winning Designed Cribs Are Out Of This World!

Babyletto creates stylish, contemporary nursery pieces for your perfect little one! Each product is made with safe, renewable materials and are packaged with recycled cardboard. Babyletto creates with a a focus on convertible design with playful and award-winning styling, so your baby’s nursery can stand out and be a room you’ll never want to leave.

And luckily, Babyletto will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with a Babyletto team member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
Babyletto is the go-to outfitter for modern, chic nursery style, providing modern families with safe, accessible, and eco-friendly furniture that sparks creativity and fosters personal style. It’s our mission to design products and share inspiration that enable families to confidently create a one-of-a-kind, fabulous and functional nursery.

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
One of our most exciting new products in 2017 was the Kiwi Electronic Recliner and Swivel Glider with USB Port. This wingback-style glider recliner takes the phrase “rest and recharge” to a whole new level with its built-in USB port, smooth swivel motion and effortless back and forth gliding. The recliner’s quiet electronic control panel is cleverly hidden in the armrest to maintain its sleek form.

For 2018 we are really excited to expand our line with the introduction of metal cribs. The Bixby 3-in-1 Metal Crib (due March) is midcentury modern inspired and combines materials with an airy metal frame and a beech wood base, it delivers a distinctly modern, yet warm aesthetic, and is a new take on the traditional metal crib. Our second metal crib launch is the long-awaited Jubilee 3-in-1 Gold Metal crib (launching May). A modern clean update to the traditional iron crib, it is metal plated and converts from crib, to toddler bed, to daybed.

What is your most popular product right now?
The Kiwi Electronic Recliner and Swivel Glider with USB Port has proven to be a big hit with our moms, while the Hudson and Lolly cribs have continued to be loved by DIY-mavens to A-list celebrities and recognized by industry experts, with the Hudson winning Best Crib at the Bump Best of Baby 2018.

Babyletto has become well known for our mini cribs, in particular our Origami Mini Crib. Designed for modern families who are looking for a solution for urban living or alternative care spaces the portable mini cribs petite footprint and rolling feet allow for easy movement throughout the home, and will outlast a bassinet with more room for your growing babe.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
Stop by to see the latest design from Babyletto and find out what makes Babyletto the leaders in modern, eco-friendly, and safe nursery furniture.

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
We are proud to sponsor the Dream Nursery Giveaway, which all attendees are automatically entered to win a Babyletto crib, dresser, and glider. We will also be handed out coupon offers off your purchase at babyletto.com.

To learn more, visit babyletto.com

You Find Safety, Trust, And Peace Of Mind With DaVinci Baby’s Award-Winning Products

You Find Safety, Trust, And Peace Of Mind With DaVinci Baby’s Award-Winning Products

DaVinci Baby has been delivering peace of mind to parents for over 25 years with their trusted baby products. Every single product is carefully designed and tested ensuring babies are kept safe. DaVinci has won awards and is continually recognized for their excellent products and parenting resources, and are trusted by the industry experts as well as in the homes of millions of families across the country.

And luckily, DaVinci Baby will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with a DaVinci Baby member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
For over 25 years, DaVinci has been dedicated to enabling parents to provide the best for their children without ever compromising on quality, safety, or design. Our award-winning GREENGUARD Gold-certified, convertible cribs, matching dressers, and affordable gliders have helped millions of growing families build beautiful and functional nursery spaces.

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
Last year we teamed up with Carter’s, America’s favorite baby brand, to launch a collaboration collection of stylish, sturdy, and safe cribs and dressers. Built from eco-friendly, non-toxic materials and GREENGUARD Gold certified, all of our Carter’s by DaVinci cribs convert to toddler beds, daybeds, and full-size beds. We will be launching more colorways and styles throughout the year!

We’ve also launched our new rustic farmhouse inspired collection, the Fairway Collection. This collection features a beautiful distressed finish and vintage inspired details on a contemporary silhouette.

What is your most popular product right now?
Our most popular and one of our most awarded cribs is the original Jenny Lind spindle crib. This classic inspired design features wheels for portability and is available in a wide array of finishes to match any nursery décor, from traditional to modern styling.

Our new gliders and recliners continue to grow in popularity, particularly the extremely comfortable and stylish Olive Swivel Glider. The Olive retails for under $299 and features durable, stain-resistant fabrics, and comes with an included bonus stationary ottoman.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
DaVinci cribs, dressers, and gliders are primarily sold online so the Baby Show series is a fantastic opportunity for parents to come experience our products in person, kick your feet up and try out our wide range of gliders and recliners, as well as get any questions answered about crib safety and features that matter when purchasing your nursery furniture.

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
Visitors can enter to win a DaVinci GREENGUARD-Gold certified crib, as well as receive special discounts on our in-booth products that can be purchased at davincibaby.com.

To learn more, visit davincibaby.com

Vida Leche Amor Creates The Most Vibrant Clothes For All The Pregnant And Breastfeeding Moms Out There!

Vida Leche Amor Creates The Most Vibrant Clothes For All The Pregnant And Breastfeeding Moms Out There!

Vida Leche Amore is bright, vibrant collection of tops and dresses made for women who are breastfeeding and whose bodies are constantly changing. All of the pieces they create are for when women have a bump, when they’re feeding, and even afterwards! The fabrics used in their collection are all stretchy, soft, comfortable, and just perfect for breastfeeding woman.

And luckily, Vida Leche Amor will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with a Vida Leche Amorteam member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
Vida Leche Amor’s tops and dresses take you from bump to breastfeeding and beyond. Each piece combines fashion and function to make dressing while pregnant, nursing, and pumping easy and comfortable. Vida Leche Amor is proudly made in the United States with the utmost attention to detail, quality, and fit.

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
We have expanded the collection to cover all seasons and occasions. We have also broadened our focus to include pregnancy along with breastfeeding to help increase the versatility and life of our tops and dresses.

What is your most popular product right now?
Our Isla Maternity and Nursing Dress have been very popular. It is the perfect combination of “right now”and classic. I have just finished nursing my youngest son, and Isla is still my go-to Little Black Dress. As the weather is warming up, our Callie Maternity and Nursing maxi dress will continue to be a favorite.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
We are an online boutique, so stopping by our booth provides an opportunity to actually touch and feel our clothes, and try them on to ensure the perfect fit.  We love to demonstrate our clothes’ breastfeeding and pumping access points and share in the attendees’ amazement when they exclaim, “I would never have known that was a nursing dress!”  We also have a unique hands on 3-D catalog showing different ways of styling the pieces to get the most out of them during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and beyond.

Lauren, the designer and owner of Vida Leche Amor, is the mom to three young sons, and has collected over seven years of breastfeeding experience. Her sister, Elyse, will be manning the booth as well, and boasts over five years of breastfeeding her two young sons. The last time we attended the show, we had a great time chatting with attendees about their pregnancy journeys, plans to breastfeed or experiences with breastfeeding, and candidly answering all kinds of questions related to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and “crunchy” parenting. Nothing is off limits!

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
Vida Leche Amor will be offering a spin the (virtual) wheel discount game with a minimum of 15% off of all purchases. We will have free gifts with all purchases, including (but not necessarily limited to) baby hair bows, baby bow ties, and amber teething necklaces. We will also be collecting entries for a drawing to win our ENITRE collection!

To learn more, visit vidalecheamor.com

People Toy Company Challenges And Engages Young Children With Awesome Products!

People Toy Company Challenges And Engages Young Children With Awesome Products!

People Toy Company creates baby and children products that are both fun and educational. They want children to meet each milestone of life and help aid that with the products they provide to parents and kids. People Toy has created three different product brands: Mochi, People Blocks, and Brain Builders. Each one is designed to challenge children while engaging them in a fun way!

And luckily, People Toy Company will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with a People Toy Company  team member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
Our innovative products simplify parenting with guided play that targets specific developmental milestones. Our products are a mainstay in home in Japan and through out Asia. We are super excited to bring our parent recommended development toys to families around the world!

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
We have our Brain Builders Baby Newspaper and our Mochi Teething necklaces in two styles. The Baby Newspaper is the beloved crinkle development paper with the crunchy crinkle sounds babies go gah gah over.  Our Mochi Teething necklaces is our new jewelry line part of our Mochi series. Made with our popular rice bioplastic in Japan, these necklaces have pendants that are safe and accessible teething toys that your baby can teeth on while being carried. They also double as statement necklaces, so you can wear them all day and always be ready for your baby.

What is your most popular product right now?
That’s a tough one but our Brain Builders Educational Eddie Rattle and Magic Reflection Ball both do extremely well as they are unlike any other product on the market. The People Blocks do really well with toddlers and pre-schools.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
To get get your hands on our just released Baby Newspaper and to take a picture with our Educational Eddie as de will be making an appearance at our booth to take photos with fans.

To learn more, visit peopletoy.co

Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens Inspires And Trains Aspiring Young Dancers!

Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens Inspires And Trains Aspiring Young Dancers!

Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens is for young, aspiring dancers and movers to receive the best training in order to achieve the goals they set for themselves. They offer dance experience of all different styles and levels in order to give every child at every skill level the coaching and attention they deserve.

And luckily, BDC Children & Teens will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with a BDC Children & Teen’s team member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens aims to inspire youth through dance. With a wealth of training options, BDC Children & Teens provides young movers with an excellent dance foundation in a fun, family-oriented environment where they can achieve their full potential as young artists.

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
BDC Children & Teens recently expanded to our new, state-of-the-art, studios on West 65th Street. With this expansion, we now proudly offer a wide variety of classes seven days a week! New programming includes daytime drop-in classes for ages 4 months-5 years, 16-week semester classes for ages 2-18, as well as guest teacher events, camps, intensives, and more! We’re also thrilled to be the only location for GroovaRoo baby wearing classes in NYC!!

What is your most popular service right now?
It’s impossible to choose just one! However, we are thrilled to now offer drop-in classes for ages 4 months-5 years. Designed for our youngest movers and their caregivers, these drop-in classes offer a flexible schedule with no long-term commitment required.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
Stop by our booth to learn more about our classes, schedule, faculty, and more! Speak with one of our faculty members in person and pick up some of our fun giveaways!

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
In addition to some fun BDC Children & Teens brand giveaways, we’ll be holding a raffle for some great prizes!  Prizes will include free drop-in classes as well as merchandise from some of our partners!

To learn more, visit broadwaydancecenter.com

Luv Bug Company Combines High Quality Design And Functionality With All Of Their Baby Gear!

Luv Bug Company Combines High Quality Design And Functionality With All Of Their Baby Gear!

Luv Bug Company’s core ideals lie within family and community and create products with those two things always in mind. Their products are handmade and by professionals and manufactured in the United States. They are also mindful of the environment and do their part to preserve it by using minimal packaging for all of their products. Luv Bug wants to give back to their community and does so by providing such amazing products to families all over.

And luckily, the brand will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with a Luv Bug team member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
At Luv Bug, our products are created with the idea of blending function and high-quality design together to produce family gear that is multi-functional with fresh styles. Our brand encourages families to explore, be adventurous, but most of all, experience life together a little less unplugged.

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
UPF 50+ Car Seat Cover! Luv Bug’s cover is the only fitted car seat cover that is made from UPF 50+ sun protection fabric on the market. To create maximum breathability, we have two side vents that allow cross ventilation for airflow. Our fabric is ultra-soft, moisture wicking, and able to be stretched over any size infant car seat. It also functions as a shopping cart cover and nursing cover.

What is your most popular product right now?
UPF 50+ Sunscreen Blanket Towel–our award-winning sun protection towel is made from UPF 50+UV Protection fabric with a sewn in hood. It is also cool on the skin, lightweight, moisture-wicking, fast-drying, and breathable. It is the perfect summertime gear for the beach, pool, waterpark, resort…anywhere! Last year, this product received Best in Show at the LA Baby Show and honorable mention at the Chicago Baby Show.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
New and expecting parents will learn about some really great functional family gear.  They will also get a chance to take advantage of our show special, show giveaways, raffle drawings, and yummy treats!

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
We are offering offering a 20% discount all our products for sale. We are also having product giveaways, raffles, and yummy show treats.

To learn more, visit luvbugcompany.com

Era Organics Keeps You And Your Baby’s Skin Silky Smooth!

Era Organics Keeps You And Your Baby’s Skin Silky Smooth!

Era Organics feeds your skin vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fatty acids to ensure it is always smooth, healthy, and at its very best at all times. They create their skincare products with organic nutrients that provide a soothing and moisturizing feeling along with rejuvenating your skin all at the same time.

And luckily, Era Organics will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.

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We spoke with an Era Organics team member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
Between the environment, detergents, and toxins, there are countless skin irritants in the environment. Your baby products shouldn’t be one of them. Our organic skincare products have hypoallergenic formulas that are designed for your baby’s sensitive skin. We’ve combined powerful herbs and extracts scientifically proven to heal, nourish, and protect your baby’s skin.

What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
We have a new foaming baby wash, bubble bath, detangler, and baby lotion.

What is your most popular service right now?
Our Healing Ointment for damaged skin. The results are nothing short of miraculous for baby eczema, diaper rash, and cradle cap.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
All of our products will be at a steep discount. Shoppers can also get on our VIP list, which allows access to deals like 90% off our new products.

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
All of our products will be 20% off. We’re also having a buy three products and get one free deal.

To learn more, visit eraorganics.com 

How To Properly Disinfect Pumps & Bottles To Avoid The Flu

This flu season has been one to reckon with, so it’s more important than ever to keep you and your baby healthy and as far away from this illness as possible. We spoke with Molly Petersen, Certified Lactation Counselor at Lansinoh, to find out how to deeply clean breast pumps and bottles in order to avoid sickness as these items tend to pick up a lot of germs and residue.

When it comes to breast pump parts and bottles, Petersen says: “They should be washed as soon as possible after use.” She also comments that if you aren’t in an area where you can wash that quickly, simply rinsing the parts that were in contact with milk, will remove the residue until it can be cleaned all the way through.

If you’re looking to wash by hand, Petersen says, “fill a basin with soap and hot water, and scrub the parts with a brush dedicated for parts and bottles. Rinse the parts in clean water and allow them to air dry.” If you’d rather save on time, you can also wash pumps and bottles in the dishwasher. Place parts and bottles on the top rack (use a mesh bag for the smaller pump parts) and run the dishwasher with hot water and on the heated dry cycle. To get your pumps and bottles even cleaner, check if your dishwasher has a sanitizing setting, just to go that extra mile.

If both of these don’t work or you feel like you need to do more, according to Petersen, “moms can sanitize by simply boiling them.” Place all of the parts and bottles into a large pot of water and let it boil for five minutes. After the time is up, remove everything and let them air dry and then store in a sealed container so they stay clean until the next use!

To learn more, visit lansinoh.com!

Why Am I Yelling? Is Inspiring And Empowering Moms Everywhere!

Why Am I Yelling? Is Inspiring And Empowering Moms Everywhere!

Krista Rizzo started Why Am I Yelling? as a blog that focused on optimism and motivation. After its inception, Krista became a professional life coach to take the things she was writing about and turn it into real life advice and mentorship for other people. Krista and Why Am I Yelling? continues to be a source of authentic and genuine life coaching and has even garnered the attention from huge names like Forbes and the Today Show. We were able to ask Krista a few questions on her brand and everything she’s been able to accomplish with her positive outlook on life!
How would you define Why Am I Yelling?
I started Why Am I Yelling? as a blog and after I became a professional life coach, decided the name fit so I kept it. Why Am I Yelling? is a brand focusing on sharing optimism and motivation throughout the world. I help women and teenagers learn to accept, embrace, and create change in order to have the lives of their dreams.
What inspired you to create Why Am I Yelling?
Why Am I Yelling? was born from a contest I entered about eight years ago hosted by Oprah. The contest included creating your own show idea and naming it. And the winner of this contest won their very own talk show, so this turned into a blog and later  a coaching practice.
How has it been to feel recognition and praise from other outlets?
 It’s always great to receive recognition from peers and other outlets. It means I’m doing what I love and people are noticing and appreciating it!
Does this change your original path/vision you had for the brand? 
Originally Why Am I Yelling? was a blog and a coaching practice. Little did I know it would turn into collaboration opportunities with other coaches and brands and allow me to become an author of a book series.
You provide coaching and speaking for people everywhere, what is it that puts your name at the top?
Collaboration and name recognition I think. Once I started speaking and writing for outlets like Forbes and the Today Show, I had more inquiries from potential clients and partners.
What makes you different? 
I walk the walk. I’m authentic, genuine, and I shoot from the hip. I’m not the person who is going to tell you what you want to hear, I’m the person who’s going to help you achieve your goals, and if you don’t know what your goals are, I’ll help you figure that out, too. No smoke and mirrors here!
What can you provide for expectant and seasoned mothers? 
Experience!! I’m a mom of two and I’ve been around kids for as long as I can remember. I can provide encouragement, support, and truth which I think is something that’s missing today. We’re so caught up as a society with being judged that we worry we’re doing it wrong. The best advice I can give is to give yourself grace because we’re all in it together, and to know that there is not one way to be a good parentthere are manyso whatever works for you, rock that!
 How is it balancing  life with your own family while also spending time helping out other families?
I am a master organizer and schedulerliterally every minute of my day is scheduled. Whether it’s work related or personal things, I don’t leave anything up to chance because it can get messy with four different schedules! My family is my priority and when we’re together, I completely unplug and focus on our time. In real life, it’s a small amount of time day-to-day with school and activities, so carving out quality family time is important. That’s not to say events don’t sometimes take me away from that time, but it’s scheduled accordingly so I can manage a good balance for all of us.
To learn more, visit whyamiyelling.com