What is PU/PD?
P.U./P.D. (pick up/put down) is a strategy used by The Baby Whisperer that she states is the "cornerstone of her middle-of-the-road philosophy" because "your child is neither dependent on you or some kind of prop for going to sleep, nor is he abandoned." This strategy is used after implementing a good routine, "Four S" ritual, shush-pat and possibly wake to sleep. It is only to be used in children 3-4 months or

Daylight Savings - Time to Jump Back!

It's that time of year again. You know, the time you loved pre-kids because you got to sleep in. And the time you abhorred post-kids because getting kids to sleep in later is, well, about as fun as eating a mud pie (and sometime just as difficult!)

OK. Take a deep breath. I didn't mean to scare you. It'll be ok. You won't be waking up pre-dawn forever, and if you're proactive and

Bin Caddy Overhead Storage - Product Review

I have a love-hate relationship with baby stuff. I love how cute the clothes are, how fun the toys are and how helpful the stuff is (you know, the swing at 2 am when baby won't sleep). But, I do not like figuring out where to put all this stuff. There is so dang much of it!

I'm lucky enough to have a storage room, but even that is vomiting out baby stuff, among other things. Even when I attempt to organize things, itquickly turns into a huge mess again because I'm always having to move a hundred things around to find whatever it is I need. And the problem has only gotten worse since I had a girl and now have girl and boy things to store.

Bin Caddy offered to send me a sample of their product so that I could get some of my storage under control. At first I was going to put the Bin Caddy on the ceiling of my storage room, but then I decided that I would put it in the most useless space I have in my house, the space above the garbage doors. I mean, what else am I EVER going to do this with this space! Now instead of nothing there, I've got the Bin Caddy Rails holding up my storage bins. They are out of the way, but still easily accessible.

You start with this.
 You put up the Bin Caddy Overhead


A baby swing can be a very magical thing. If you've ever had a fussy baby or a 'I like to wake up every 20 minutes all nap/night long' baby that drops to sleep for HOURS once placed in a swing, you know what I mean.

Wait. What? This hasn't ever happened to you? You thought swings were just suppose to be a baby decoration in the corner of your room? Well, you're not alone. Some babies are

Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit

I really don't like to hear my kids cry. And when they are sleeping (or suppose to be sleeping!) I really don't like to hear them cry. I'm a bit of a softy, and I also get really anxious when I hear their tears from afar, especially when they are babies. So while this doesn't mean I don't have any crying at all from my babies, I certainly try to reduce it as much as I can.

When it's time for my kids to make some sort of sleep transition, like out of the swaddle or out of the rock 'n play, I get a little nervous. They've all done


The Key To Sleep Training Success - Consistency

The worst thing a parent wants to hear when they're deathly sleep deprived, especially when they  have been putting every last bit of energy into teaching their child to sleep, is that they are making things worse, not better.

But it happens. And it happens surprisingly often.

You don't want to be this person, and I don't want you to be this person. So let's talk about one of the main ways to avoid