Babies Made Simple: Is this a statement you can get behind?

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Babies Made Simple: Is this a statement you can get behind?  

Hillary Sadler | January 19, 2021

Maybe you’re thinking, Babies AREN’T simple. And honestly, I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with you. However, what I would say is: babies don’t have to feel complicated. There are so many {loud} voices out there trying to tell you how to make your baby do x, y and z. Follow x schedule, follow x bedtime routine, follow x wake windows, stimulate your baby x way, the list goes on, and it’s a lot to process. After my first baby over nine years ago… I was THAT mom who was listening to all THOSE loud voices. I wasn’t listening to my voice {my “gut”}. You know what? I have a lot of regrets about listening to those voices. I wasn’t a nurse or lactation consultant at the time, and I thought, “this person is a nurse, a pediatrician, a mom…. they MUST know best.”

Fast forward nine years later, now I’ve got the credentials, education, experience, and knowledge to tell you those voices DID NOT know best.

There are some blanket statements to be made about babies and sleep. That hold true no matter who says them. However, what I’ve found is that it’s not JUST about sleep. It’s about navigating feeding, finding a routine AND getting that sleep.

Navigating Feeding

You’ve got to understand how to get your baby to take efficient/effective feeds (breast or bottle). I’ll share a truth with you here: Babies do NOT take the same exact amount of ounces at each feeding (unless maybe you’re force feeding them or limiting the amount they drink). And Babies don’t feed every 3 hours on the dot.

You can “hold them off” or wake them up, but this does NOT support them taking their most efficient/effective feed. (This does not apply to babies less than 2 weeks old OR babies who aren’t back to their birth weight.)

Finding a Routine

It’s not about sticking to a strict schedule. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve helped mothers who’ve felt like the ONLY way to get their baby to “sleep through the night” is to follow this EXACT schedule. It makes you feel isolated. It steals the joy from you. You do NOT need to follow that “schedule.” It’s about a routine. Not a “schedule”.

Getting THAT Sleep

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me on this point! Sleep is SO IMPORTANT for you and your baby. But let’s be honest. Your 6-week-old baby isn’t going to sleep 12 hours at night. And it’s not as simple as a schedule/book/course telling you… at X number of weeks old, your baby should be sleeping X number of hours at night. What are you supposed to do if YOUR baby isn’t doing that? Have them cry it out? Hold them off for a feeding with a paci? Turn the sound machine up louder? Buy a different swaddle? What about this… let’s look at realistic sleep expectations, trouble shoot reasons WHY your baby might not be sleeping and give you the tools to get you AND your body the sleep you both need.

 

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Here are some common questions I’ve gotten from parents who’ve taken the Babies Made Simple course:

Q: How is the course broken down?

A: It’s broken down into 4 modules (plus an introduction module).

The first three months

Months 4 and beyond

Common Questions about Babies

Breastfeeding and Pumping support

Each module is broken down into different videos that are each 3 to 7 minutes long. You can watch what you need, when you need it. Watch it on your phone, iPad, or desktop. Or, cast it to your TV.

Q: I can’t find the schedule or other downloads you mentioned. Where are they located?

A: The video, “Introduction to the Babies course” has a table of contents download. That download tells you which video each download is located. Also, there is a 2 week to 18-month schedule pack download.

Q: I can’t find the downloads when viewing from my phone, where are they?

A: Scroll to the very bottom of the page. The downloads are located at the bottom. You can also log onto a desktop, iPad, or other device to see the downloads show up on the right side of the screen.

 

Q: Is there any type of money back guarantee?

A: Yes. If you don’t feel supported with the content in the Babies Made Simple course, you can request a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Q: How long do I have access to the course?

A: You’ll have access to the course for 18 months.

Q: Do I need to purchase the Breastfeeding Made Simple course as well?

A: All the content from the Breastfeeding Made Simple course is included in the Babies Made Simple course. It’s organized in a way that helps support you on your journey with breastfeeding, finding a routine, and extending nighttime sleep.

Q: If I’m not breastfeeding, will this course still help me?

A: Yes! This course is for breastfeeding and bottle feeding (breastmilk or formula) babies. There is a download that gives you a guide for how many ounces your baby needs in their bottle based on your baby’s weight and feeds per day.

Q: Can I get more one on one support if I need it?

A: Yes! I can support you through a virtual consult or in-home consult (in Charleston, SC). You can also bundle the Babies Made Simple course with a virtual consult if you’d like to take the online course and then follow up with a 1:1 consult to ask any questions you’ve got.

Let’s stick with simple. You deserve to enjoy this time.

You’ve got this, Mama!

Hillary

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Hi! I’m Hillary, the Mama behind Baby Settler. These days you can find me with my four children and husband… probably outside, and helping Mama’s and families. I also have a lot of letters behind my name which translate, I’m also a Labor & Delivery nurse and Lactation Consultant.

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