Postpartum Anxiety

Do you find yourself frequently worrying about aspects of your newborn’s life during pregnancy or the postpartum period? If so, you may have a perinatal mood disorder known as postpartum anxiety. Today, we will be discussing postpartum anxiety symptoms, tips, and...

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Newborn Family Visit Guidelines

The birth of a new child is an exciting time for any family, and it is likely that your relatives will be clamoring to see your little one. Unfortunately, many new parents don’t think to set ground rules for these visits and end up being miserable the whole time or...

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Witching Hour: Tips for Minimizing the Fuss

At some point or another, most parents have experienced having a baby with late afternoon or nighttime fussiness when baby seems to be inconsolable. Unfortunately, a lot of parents search for a cause of the endless crying and end their search with many of them...

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Lactation Recipes to Boost Your Supply

Keeping your supply up can be a challenge for breastfeeding moms because it is dependent on a variety of physiological, nutritional, and temporal factors. Other milestones such as going back to work or your baby sleeping through the night can also have a profound...

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Surprising Breastfeeding Facts

Your body goes through a lot in the days and weeks following delivery, and there are many changes to the chemistry inside of you.  Breastfeeding also causes changes to the way your body functions and the hormones or natural chemicals that appear inside you. Most new...

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Birth Preparation Tips

The process of labor and delivery can be very intimidating for many women and in the rush to get things prepared for the baby’s arrival; mothers often forget to prepare themselves. Many parents think the only thing they need to do prepare for birth is to put together...

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner is one of those family meals that we look forward to every year and it is not uncommon for people to travel thousands of miles to enjoy food with family and friends. Typically it is a family tradition for the host to provide the main courses and...

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Avoiding Bad Newborn Sleep Habits (Part 2)

The quality and quantity of sleep that your baby receives has a profound impact on your home and family life.  Helping your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep is a learned skill which requires dedication as well as consistency to achieve. But how do you know which...

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Avoiding Bad Newborn Sleep Habits

Getting your infant to sleep for long stretches is a source of anxiety for many parents because a restless newborn can make long days and even longer nights. When dealing with a troubled sleeper, it is not uncommon to resort to “whatever it takes” to get your baby to...

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Hungry Baby: Feeding Cues and Stomach Size

One of the most difficult things for new parents is how to determine what their baby needs based on their behavioral cues. More specifically, many parents have a tendency to miss the various hunger cues that babies exhibit and may overfeed their baby as a result....

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New 2016 AAP Sleep Recommendations

New 2016 AAP Sleep Recommendations Safe sleep practices and recommendations from the AAP are monitored closely by Hush Little Baby Newborn Care. The AAP released updated sleep guidelines today and plush accessories and elaborate bedding are still out in terms of a...

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Hottest Houston Prenatal Yoga Studios

We’re not talking about  hot yoga today, we’re talking about the best Houston prenatal yoga studios! Prenatal yoga is a great way to strengthen your core and stay active during your pregnancy, because let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the energy to head out for a...

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Baby’s First Halloween

If this is baby’s first Halloween season, it’s likely that you are looking forward to dressing them up and doing ALL the fall things. You’ll go to the pumpkin patch and take lots of pictures, and maybe pick out a few to place on your porch. Of course, you’ll stop at...

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Post Delivery Engorgement Tips and Treatment

As if moms don’t endure enough during the birthing process, our bodies have something in store for us a few days later. Often times as your milk is coming in your breasts will become hard and painful. This is called engorgement. Unfortunately, this condition is not...

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Parents of Multiples Groups

Having twins or multiples is challenging and having a group of parents to connect with that understand what you are going through is helpful.  Most major cities have at least one parents of multiples group that can serve this function. In today’s blog, we provide take...

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Hospital Bag Essentials

While many expectant mothers get excited at the thought of putting together their hospital bag, it can also be difficult to decide what you need to bring to the hospital.  Rest assured that the hospital will have everything that you truly need to have a baby....

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But Can I Still Have my Latte?!

In honor of National Coffee Day, we are going to tackle this tough question. Lack of sleep is a common occurrence for new moms, especially during the early days. It is easy to reach for a cup of coffee as a pick me up, but many women wonder if caffeine is safe if they...

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New Sibley Labor and Delivery Wing is Now Open!

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area and expecting, you are probably aware that Sibley Memorial Hospital has been working on a new Mother-Baby Unit for some time now. We have some awesome news! The new building officially opened on September 26th, and they didn’t...

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Washington, D.C. New Moms Group

Being a new mom can be overwhelming and isolating, especially if you don’t have a lot of friends or family in the area. Sometimes, having a new moms group to connect with can be just the support you need to navigate having a new baby at home and maintaining your...

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Labor Doula Service Highlight

As you may already be aware, Hush Hush Little Baby provides newborn care specialists and doulas to support you and your growing family.  However, you may not have known that they also have labor doula services that are available to you during birth and delivery....

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Work After Maternity Leave

At Hush Hush Little Baby, we understand how difficult it can be to return to work after maternity leave. Women often feel guilty about not being home with their baby when they return to work. We believe that no mom should have to feel shame for their choice to stay...

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Washington Nationals Nursing Lounge for Mothers

If you enjoy sporting events and live in DC, you’ve probably been out to Nat’s Park to watch the team.  My husband and I enjoy going to Washington Nationals games, and when we went to a game the other night, I had to check out the nursing room. While you might already...

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How to Manage Reflux for Babies

Reflux is a common issue many newborns suffer from and can be a source of frustration and concern for parents. While the symptoms of reflux may be simple to spot, it is important to remember that only a pediatrician, nurse practitioner or gastroenterologist can...

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The Hush Hush Little Baby Difference

When deciding on a care provider for your newborn or infant, there are a lot of services and agencies to choose from. At Hush Hush Little Baby we love and value our clients which we believe shines through in the ways we provide care for you and your family. In today’s...

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Managing Multiples Tips

Having multiples can be an exciting adventure but also a difficult task when it comes to caring for them. Many parents feel overwhelmed at the prospect of caring for one baby let alone twins or triplets. In today's blog we will discuss some practical tips for managing...

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Baby’s First Bath Tips

Your baby's first bath can be a wonderful experience but many parents are also very nervous about the whole process. There is no need to fear though because we have you covered. In today's blog we will be discussing some tips for your baby's first bath. Water Temp In...

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What Your Newborn Care Specialist Needs from You

Your Newborn Care Specialist brings a wealth of information and experience into your home to aid your family in caring for your newborn. They aim to help ensure your baby's proper growth and development by assisting with sleep training, feeding, and integration into...

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What the Deal with Baby Blues?

What are the "Baby Blues?" Baby blues are defined as "A common temporary psychological state right after childbirth when a new mother may have sudden mood swings, feeling very happy, then very sad, cry for no apparent reason, feel impatient, unusually irritable,...

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The Only Baby Carrier Guide You’ll Ever Need

Those of you who know me understand I'm a bit obsessed with baby gear. While my baby is now a toddler, as a newborn care specialist I still get to work with newborns and check out all the incredible new products. However, there's one product that seems to give new...

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How to Set Up a Perfect Nursery for Sleeping

In today's blog, we will be talking about 3 tips to help create the perfect nursery for sleeping. Sleep is a crucial part of your baby's growth and development and the main cause of parent's not getting a good night's sleep is a poorly sleeping little one. How to best...

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Choosing a Pediatrician

Finding a good pediatrician for your family is an important part of caring for your child. As a doctor specializing in children, they will be able to provide valuable medical opinions and care for your developing child. There are many factors that go into selecting a...

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Is Baby Getting Enough Milk?

Often times, as the sole source of nutrition for their babies moms worry about having a enough milk for their little ones. It is a totally rational normal and rational fear for new moms to experience. In today’s blog we are going to go over a few common ways to know...

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Washington DC Breastfeeding Resources

If you are currently breastfeeding, or hoping to breastfeed when your little one or ones arrive, stick around for today’s blog. We’ll be discussing local breastfeeding resources in the Washington, D.C. area. Find out more about breastfeeding classes for pre and post...

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Nursery Furniture Must Haves

Setting up the nursery is a source of joy and excitement for many expecting parents. However, there are many things to consider before purchasing your nursery furniture.  In this week’s blog, we will be looking at three major items that are common in today’s nurseries...

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4 Tips for Better Sleep During Pregnancy

At Hush Hush Little Baby we understand the value of sleep and how your sleep quality can suffer while pregnant. Sleep is of vital importance to mother and baby as it is essential to for the growth and development processes that occur during pregnancy. In this blog, we...

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Do you need a nursing pillow?

As a Certified Lactation Counselor and Newborn Care Specialist, I see nursing moms on a very regular basis. Of these new moms I would estimate roughly 90% of them are using a Boppy, My Breast Friend, Ergo Natural Curve, or the Mombo Nursing Pillow. Just like...

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Introducing a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

Whether you plan to go back to work, or just want to get out of the house for a while, most breastfeeding mothers will be introducing a bottle at some point. Naturally, if you are breastfeeding you may have some questions or concerns about introducing a bottle to your...

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4 Rules for Visiting a New Mom

As a Newborn Care Specialist, I get to witness lots of visitors coming and going while I am working in client’s homes. I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. From grandmas’ first time meeting the baby to best friends stopping by daily. My guess is that if you are...

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When to Stop Swaddling

The swaddle can be one of your favorite baby products and miracle workers from your little ones early days, but at some point the swaddle goes from being a useful parenting tool to a danger to your baby. One of the questions I get most often as a Newborn Care...

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Diapering Must Haves

If you’ve never changed a diaper before, you’re going to get a lot of practice in the near future. Diapering must haves probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think about what to register for but, nevertheless, you’ll be doing a lot of changing so we...

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Tips for Flying with a Baby

The thought of flying with a baby on an airplane with your little one may completely terrify you, and rightfully so. No parent wants to be that person on the plane with a screaming baby or a stinky diaper that, of course, was changed 15 minutes before boarding the...

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Stationary Equipment for Baby

Having a piece of stationary equipment for baby to hang out in while not in your arms in a vital part in keeping your household running after the baby comes home. While it’s not necessary to have every piece of equipment on the market, it is helpful to have one or two...

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5 Car Seat Mistakes You Could Be Making

Did you know that up to 80% of car seats are used or installed incorrectly? Child Passenger Safety Technician, Brittany, is going to share a few lifesaving tips on how to properly use your car seat and keep your little one safe. Brittany is a Certified Child Passenger...

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Pumping Must Haves

Although pumping can be time consuming, having a few accessories will make your pumping experience so much more pleasant. Whether you plan to pump on occasion or exclusively we will cover some of our pumping must haves in today’s blog. Join Certified Lactation...

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5 Tips for Going Out with your Newborn

The thought of going out in public with your newborn for the first time may seem completely overwhelming to you. Maybe it feels scary and fills you with anxiety, or maybe you are so stir crazy, you can’t wait to get out and about. In today’s blog, I am going to give...

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Breastfeeding Must Haves

If you are planning to breastfeed, make sure you stick around for certified lactation counselor, Brittany's, breastfeeding must haves. While there aren’t any products that you must have there are certainly a few products that can make breastfeeding a little bit...

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Nursery and Crib Bedding Must Haves

When it comes to planning your baby’s nursery and crib bedding, picking out the bedding can be one of the best parts! In fact, this is something I just did over the past week. In todays blog we are going to go over what you need for your sweet little ones crib!...

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Erica B- Newborn Care Specialist

Where are you originally from and how did you get into becoming a newborn care specialist? I grew up in southeastern Virginia.  I was a nanny for 8 years and worked with newborns as well as older children, but began focusing on babies after taking a class on becoming...

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Bottle Feeding Must Haves

If you plan to bottle feed with breast milk or formula you are in the right place! On today’s blog we are going to be going over bottle feeding “must haves” for Moms and Dads. There are a ton of options available on the market for feeding options so let’s break down...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Joanna B.

Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession?  I was born in Minnesota but have lived in Ca since I was 12. However, I love traveling all over to work as a NCS and Postpartum Doula. I have been doing babysitting since I was 9...

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Which Baby Monitor is Right for You?

As with almost all baby products, there are a ton of choices for parents when it comes to a baby monitor. Most of the big box stores have a whole aisle dedicated to baby monitors alone, so how do you know which one is right for you and your family? In this blog I will...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Kathleen H.

How did you get into becoming a Newborn Care Specialist? I began working with children in 2009, and found my niche in infants and toddlers in 2013.  I am a part-time nanny for two-and-a-half y/o twin girls.  I have been working with their family since they were...

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Choosing the Perfect Car Seat

Choosing a car seat can be one of the biggest and hardest decisions for your registry. There are many, many choices available to families when it comes to car seats. While there are some great convertible car seats available starting at 5 pounds, today we are just...

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Night Nanny- Tangela

Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession? I am originally from Dallas, TX. Technically a small town named Wylie right outside of Dallas.I began newborn care in 2007, while working with school age kids at a private care center...

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Postpartum Doula- Rhoda

Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care and postpartum doula profession? Hi there! I was born and raised in Upstate New York. My grandma was a midwife who did home deliveries and my mom was a doula so I was constantly around new babies....

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Courtney Long

Courtney Long Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession? I am originally from Cincinnati, OH. I initially became interested in the newborn care profession through my work as a nanny. I worked with newborns and first time...

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4 Gender Reveal Options!

4 Gender Reveal Options! There are so many options today when it comes to gender reveal of an unborn baby. -You can get the blood test, which is the earliest option at around 10 weeks. (Who even knew this was an option?! -You can opt for the “more exciting” sonogram...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Linda

Linda Lindsay Linda has been such a warm addition to the Hush Little Baby team. Her experience as a mother of three grown children combined with her extensive newborn care experience is a wonderful highlight to her career. Where are you originally from and how did you...

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8 Gifts every Postpartum Mother wants

8 Gifts every Postpartum Mother wants but forgets to ask for! Every new mom thinks she knows what she is going to need when her precious new baby arrives. She goes crazy making a registry at the local baby store, diligently scanning every soft blanket and...

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Labor & Postpartum Doula- Bethany

Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession? I was born and raised in Missouri, but moved to Massachusetts in 2007 which is where I discovered midwifery and doula care. I started in Midwifery school and that led me to Birth &...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Darby

Darby C. Darby has quickly become one of our most sought after Newborn Care Specialists on the Hush Little Baby team, typically working with families of high profile. Darby has a unique way of combing her high level of care in a discreet manner. Darby is a dream in...

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6 things your crying infant is trying to tell you

6 things your crying infant is trying to tell you and how to master their language Newborns spend a lot of time eating and sleeping. If they begin to cry new parents often assume the baby is hungry or tired. However, your newborn baby has many other needs and has ways...

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Newborn Night Nanny- Gina

Gina C. Gina joined the Hush Little Baby team in early 2015 as a night nanny and hit the ground running! Gina who also works with preschool children, lends her expertise to the Hush Little Baby team often 5-6 nights a week! We admire her youthful desire to assist new...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Michelle

Michelle H. Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession? I am originally from Montgomery County, Maryland. Since I was little I enjoyed caring for infants. As soon as I could begin working with babies I did. At age 12-13 I was a...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Briana

Briana Briana has been on the team for over a year and has been a wonderful, youthful asset to the team. Briana has a "can handle any situation" attitude, which is important when working with different personalities so frequently. Her gentle nature and willingness to...

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Capital City Nannies

In the 5 years of being DC's favorite newborn care provider, we have received one constant request - "Help us find a nanny!" We've listened and starting January 2016, Capital City Nannies will be providing full service nanny placements in the greater Washington DC...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Lexi

Lexi Y. Lexi joined the team in early 2015 and has become a wonderful asset to the Hush Little Baby team. With her ability to quickly adapt to any situation and her background in newborn care, she has become a highly sought after team member. Lexi is a graduate of the...

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Best of Tampa – Ashley Yvonne Photography

Ashley Whitehead of Ashley Yvonne Photography is one of Tampa's premier newborn, birth, and maternity photographers. As a professional photographer for six years, she has been recognized locally and regionally for her unique, natural and fun photos of pregnant women...

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2015 Year in Review

2015 has been such an incredible year! As we move into 2016, we have 75 of the best newborn care professionals serving families in 5 locations across the nation! We provided care for over 250 families this year and of course none of this could have been possible...

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Alysia – Doula

Alysia Alysia joined the Hush Hush Little Baby team in early 2015 and has been such an asset. Alysia serviced Hush Little Baby's first birth doula client, a service we added in November of 2015. We look forward to providing birth services over the coming years and...

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Breastfeeding and Your Newborn Care Specialist

FAQ on Breastfeeding and Your Newborn Care Specialist For many new mothers a main topic and concern is breastfeeding. Hush Hush Little Baby is here to provide you with many Frequently Asked Questions surrounding breastfeeding, as well as how Newborn Care Specialist...

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Tamara – Registered Nurse

Tamara This weeks team spotlight features Tamara, a wife and mother of two adorable little boys. Tamara has been on the Hush Hush Little Baby team since 2013 and it has been such a pleasure having her background as a registered nurse for families who need medical...

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Twins, Triplets, Help! Navigating the care of multiples.

My Dreams of Being a Parent Are Multiplying, My Time and Knowledge is Dividing. It is an exciting time for families expecting their first child. New parents often can’t wait to explore the challenges during this new phase of their life. First time Mommies and Daddies...

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Cyber Monday Deals

We have found some of the best Cyber Monday deals for families, newborns and toddlers. Check it out! Allbee Baby Allbee always has some of the best sales on gear. They are currently offering a Bob Revolution 40% off which brings the price of the stroller to $275! You...

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Our Review of the Owlet Smart Sock

Ideally, every family with a newborn could have the peace of mind that comes with hiring a newborn care specialist, postpartum doula, or night nanny. We realize overnight newborn care isn’t an option for all families, but the Owlet Smart Sock is certainly the next...

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The 5 Best Newborn Photographers in DC

At Hush Hush Little Baby Newborn Care, we get a wide variety of questions from the families we serve. We're asked about everything from sleep training to baby friendly restaurants, but there's one question I'm always excited to answer "Who are the best newborn...

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My Family, My Nanny, and the Flu

As the weather begins to cool and holiday decorations go up, my favorite time of the year is finally here. Autumn brings about a sense of excitement and togetherness as people begin to make holiday plans with family and friends. This is especially the case for...

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4 Ways New Moms can Tackle Decision Fatigue

Decision fatigue is widely discussed among entrepreneurs and businessmen, but it’s rarely discussed in the context of motherhood. The notion of decision fatigue is based around the idea that the quality of one’s decision making deteriorates as they’re forced to make...

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Lacey – Newborn Care Specialist

Lacey Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession? I was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  I started caring for babies and children at a young age and that carried into being a nanny for many years in my teens and while in college....

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No, It’s Fine to Call Me a Mompreneur

Last week, Aly Saxe wrote an article to argue against using the term Mompreneur as a way of describing Moms who are entrepreneurs. Since we’ve officially run out of reasons to get offended, Saxe argues that the term implies she’s somehow less of an entrepreneur...

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Mommy Groups

Finding Mommy Groups for Thriving, Not Just Surviving! Being a mom can be isolating, confusing, emotional, and just plain hard. Finding mommy groups full of ladies that genuinely support you is a vital part of thriving (not just surviving) mommy-hood. Parents are...

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How to Start a Lifestyle Business: Part II

In case you missed Part I of How to Start a Lifestyle Business, you can check it out here! Without further ado, enjoy Part II of How to Start a Lifestyle Business Establish personal connections and a reputation for excellence. I alluded to this earlier when I...

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Darla – Tampa Baby Sleep Specialist

Darla Darla was one of the first team members to join the team in Tampa, Florida and her passion for babies in undeniable! Darla is our Tampa sleep specialist and has a great knowledge base of sleep instruction for new families! Where are you originally from and how...

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Our Four Pillars of Newborn Care

Professionalism Caring for newborns is a great honor and our specialists treat it as such. That is why Hush Hush Little Baby maintains the highest standard of quality in the newborn care industry. We believe professionalism is more than just being on time with a...

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Mirzah

Mirzah Mirzah has been a valued member of the Hush Little Baby since 2013 and brings with her an amazing and unique skillset. Mirzah is fluent in American Sign Language and actually uses it as a Newborn Care Specialist. One of our team's most proud moments was getting...

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How to Start a Lifestyle Business – Infographic

The lifestyle business model isn’t right for every person or every industry. As a newborn care specialist, I found our industry is better suited for personal connections over scalability. This is one of the many great reasons why newborn care lends itself to a...

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Megan- Newborn Care Specialist

Megan Megan has a unique story in that I met her at church years ago working in the nursery. I immediately knew she would make awesome newborn care specialist, as I am always scouting out women to join the team! Megan eventually joined the Tampa team and shortly after...

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The First Line Against Postpartum Depression

Last week I took the much-anticipated Pro Doula training session with Mary Stelter of Los Angeles Doulas. While I don’t know if I’ll personally coach a woman through a birth, having the education and foundation to do so is comforting. I jumped at the opportunity to...

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Michana- Newborn Care Specialist

Michana Michana comes to the Hush Little Baby team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in many different avenues of newborn care. Michana is one of Hush Little Baby's most sought after Newborn Care Specialists and we are so lucky to have her on the team! Where...

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Bump Day: 3 Charities to Support

The excitement of #BumpDay has come and gone, but we truly hope the increased focus on healthy pregnancies is here to stay. The great news is that you don’t have to wait until July 23 of next year to honor the spirit of #BumpDay. By contributing to any of these three...

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What makes us different?

What makes us different? Hush Hush Little Baby is run BY newborn care specialists! This ensures only the most qualified caregivers become part of the HHLB team. It also provides each team member a vast network of experience for caregivers to rely upon. We’re family...

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Kathleen – Newborn Care Specialist

Kathleen- Newborn Care Specialist Kathleen has been in integral part of the Hush Little Baby Newborn Care team over the last two years. Kathleen joined the team in 2013 as an experience Newborn Care Specialist. Kathleen is always the first to volunteer and the last...

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