Don't let the doorbell be the reason your baby wakes up

Don't let the doorbell be the reason your baby wakes up

It happened a lot to me when my little ones were babies. I would put one down to sleep, then look forward to having just enough time to shower and catch up on a few emails (okay let’s be honest, one email and then Grey’s Anatomy). All of a sudden, the...
Sleep training three ways (and what we prefer to do)

Sleep training three ways (and what we prefer to do)

  When you hear the words “sleep training”, do you start to panic? You’re not alone. Let’s dive into a few approaches before we explain why we avoid the term and opt for an approach that’s suited to the unique needs of your little...
Dawns take on The No-Cry Sleep Solution

Dawns take on The No-Cry Sleep Solution

  One of the most common questions we receive at Cheekychops is about our stance on crying or Crying It Out. Many parents have read The No-Cry Sleep Solution (or various attachment parenting books or websites), and have a deep fear of hearing their baby cry....
Juggling naps and the school run

Juggling naps and the school run

  If you have a younger child who naps during the day, drop-off and pick-up for your school-aged child can be challenging. While you can choose a preschool that best suits your schedule, or adjust daycare drop-off and pick-up times, elementary schools have a...
Tiny tongues recipe: squishy squash

Tiny tongues recipe: squishy squash

 Squash is a wonderful source of vitamin A and folate, and many babies love the sweet but mild taste. When roasted, squash retains a lot of nutrients. This “recipe” is great for babies just starting solids! All you need is some water and a squash...