Getting Started with Moms on Call: A Complete Guide for New Parents
Starting your Moms on Call journey can happen at any stage. This guide provides practical tips on embracing routines, creating a safe sleep space, and unlocking the power of consistency.
Becoming a new parent is an amazing journey filled with joy, challenges, and lots of learning. That’s where Moms on Call steps in to help you navigate this exciting path. But you might be wondering, “How and when do I start with Moms on Call?” Let’s walk through it together.
Embrace the Moms on Call Routine at Any Stage
Whether cradling a newborn or wrangling a toddler, it is never too late to dive into your Moms on Call journey. The Typical Day Schedules, found in the Moms on Call Resources, are designed to fit seamlessly into your unique family dynamic, providing schedules and routines that adapt to your child’s age and needs, all the way from infancy to 4 years old, or even both!
Babies thrive on routine! Our Typical Day Schedules are a simple guideline that represents the natural rhythms of a baby’s day, offering a flexible framework that adapts to your family’s unique needs. Remember, every family is different, and it’s okay to make adjustments as needed. You can begin the Typical Day Schedules as early as 2 weeks of age, as long as the baby is healthy and gaining weight.
Looking for flexibility? Here are some tips to help you create schedule flexibility without compromising predictability.
Create a Safe Sleep Space
Next, we want to set up your baby’s sleep environment. A peaceful sleep space can significantly improve your little one’s sleep quality and overall mood. From creating a soothing sleep environment to maintaining an ideal room temperature and a safe space for babies to sleep, Moms on Call has got you covered.
Keep the crib free from toys, pillows, blankets, and mobiles. This not only ensures safety but also promotes a peaceful sleep environment. For a mattress, we suggest the Sleep & Grow Crib Mattress. Its dual-firmness design caters to your growing baby’s needs—extra firm for infants and less firm for toddlers.
Add a white noise machine, which mimics the soothing sounds of the womb and can greatly enhance your baby’s sleep quality. Ensure it’s loud enough to hear through the door and positioned 12-24 inches from the head of the crib.
Manage light and temperature to create the optimal sleep environment. Use blackout shades at night and natural light during naptime. This helps your baby differentiate between day and night. And remember, cooler rooms (68-72ºF) make for the best sleep conditions.
Unlock the Power of Consistency
The power of consistency can make a world of difference for both you and your child. Why is Consistency Important? Consistency creates a predictable environment for your child. Regular bedtimes and nap times help regulate your child’s internal clock, making it easier for them to fall asleep and stay asleep.
The Moms on Call Soothing Technique is a fantastic tool to help you establish consistency in your child’s life. It involves a simple, step-by-step process designed to comfort your baby and promote better sleep.
There will be days when the routine goes out the window, and that’s okay. The road to consistency isn’t paved with perfection. It’s an ongoing journey filled with ups and downs. The important thing is your commitment to get back on track the next day.
Parenting is a shared experience, and connecting with others can provide invaluable support. If you find yourself needing more personalized advice, consider reaching out to a professional. The Moms on Call Consultant Network is a trusted resource for parents seeking guidance. Our team of experienced consultants is ready to provide helpful advice tailored to your specific needs.