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Infant Sleep Needs, Patterns, and Cycles

Babies have different sleep needs, alert patterns, and sleep cycles than adults. These sleep needs and patterns change as a baby matures.

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Categories: pregnancy, development,


A Shark Week Feeding

Dun dun … dun dun … dun dun dun dunnnnnnnn…..

Did you recognize that as the Jaws theme song? Thank goodness I am not responsible for typing lyrics.

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Categories: lifestyle,


Gastrointestinal Issues in Infants

As babies continue to develop, they will produce many different sounds and reactions, such as hiccups, burping and spitting up. It's important to know that these are usually normal for most babies and not signs of distress. However, the symptoms listed below may be a cue that your baby is having gastrointestinal problems.

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The Magic of a Better Nighttime Routine

If you're anything like me, the best part of the day is the 60 minutes between when the kids go down for bed and you have to get to sleep yourself. I love that little window — that rare golden hour when the day's work is done and you can taste a little freedom before tomorrow starts it all over again. Sometimes it's the only thing that gets me through the day and reminds me why we work so hard to to build a family together.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


How to Avoid Diaper Rash

Babies’ bottoms are in frequent contact with moisture and bacteria, which means most babies will get a diaper rash at some point.

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3 Things I've Learned Playing Tabletop Games with Kids

My family plays a lot of tabletop games. Card games, board games, puzzles — they’re a fantastic way to spend time together when your parenting brain is done being productive for the day.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


How to Take Your Child's Temperature

Today, doctors recommend that parents always use a digital thermometer to take their child's temperature. Mercury thermometers are no longer used since mercury is a toxic metal. If you have a mercury thermometer, contact your local health department to learn how to safely remove it from your home.

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Stormy's July Update!

Happy July, Storm Chasers Friends!

We just wrapped up an amazing month of June here at Werner Park. But because of the summer thunderstorm on June 30th, we had to reschedule the Superhero Night with my friends at ParenSavvy.com for August 25th! 

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Categories: lifestyle,


How to Diaper Your Baby

Most children are not potty trained until 2 or 3 years old. Until then, they use about 6 to 10 diapers a day, which adds up to 2,000 to 3,000 diapers a year.

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Building Masks With Legos

I have trouble getting my 12 year old interested into anything arts and crafts. For middle school he had to choose between art and band. He went with band. It's like he totally check out of visual art.

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Categories: lifestyle,


When Can My Child Start Skateboarding?

Encouraging your child to find ways to stay active can be a challenge, but what happens when your child becomes attached to a sport or activity that is dangerous?

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Categories: development, health-notes,


2018 Daddy Daughter Princess Night

One of the Most Magical Nights of the Year!

ParentSavvy and the Omaha Storm Chasers are pleased to announce the 2018 Daddy Daughter Princess Night on Friday, July 13th at 7:05pm.

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Categories: lifestyle,


Guiding Boys to Men While Lost in Space

Have you seen the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix yet? If you want an example of great father energy, check it out.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


How to Give Your Baby a Bath

As a new parent, it’s normal to feel both excited and a little overwhelmed when giving your baby his or her first bath.

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Board Games that Won't Make Your Brain Melt

I have a degree in English and Theatre. I am a woman of imagination. I value books more than I value cupcakes (which is a big deal), and I am in awe of people who can come up with incredible words and scenarios that delight thousands of people the world over. And yet…

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