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sleeping babyDoes it seem like baby is happy and content all day only to get fussy at night for no apparent reason? If you answered yes to this question, don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

Why does this happen?

1. Normal Development

During the first few months of life crying is part of baby’s normal development. Crying increases between 2 and 3 weeks and usually peaks around 6 to 8 weeks.

2. Overtired

To help avoid having an overtired baby make sure they are getting enough naps in during the day and start your bedtime routine about an hour before you want your baby asleep. If you don’t already have one establish a bedtime routine, it can make a world of difference.

3. Overstimulated

Try to avoid physical activity and loud animated verbal interactions with your baby in the 2-3 hours before bedtime.

4. Gas Pains 

If your baby is fussy, squirmy and keeps pulling his or her legs up they may be experiencing gas pains. You can try to ease their gas pain by laying them on their backs and moving their legs and hips in a bicycle motion to try to break the gas bubbles up so they can pass them. A warm bath can help and our gripe water is a safe and natural remedy for baby gas relief.

5. Colic

Colic is often identified by the rule of 3’s: begins within the first 3 weeks of life, lasts at least 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week for at least 3 weeks. Our gripe water is a gentle and effective way to treat colic in babies. Massage has also been shown to help ease baby’s discomfort.

6. Less Attention

If you have older children baby may be getting less attention later in the day when their activities may be taking over.

What you can do.

1. Skin to Skin Contact

Baby’s really respond to skin to skin contact, if you can take off baby’s clothes and lay them on your bare chest. There are also some shirts now that allow for this type of kangaroo care.

2. Walk around

Holding baby or having baby in a  carrier while walking around or bouncing can be a great way to calm baby.

3. Night Time Gripe Water

Mommy’s Bliss new night time gripe water is great to ease baby’s stomach discomfort from gas or colic and help them fall asleep.

4. Burp

Make sure you are burping after all feedings if you think gas might be the source of baby’s crying.

If you have any concerns always consult with your baby’s doctor.

prob box bottleYou may hear about probiotics and see them in the aisle of your drugstore and wonder what they are for and if they could really help your baby. Probiotics, or ‘good bacteria,’ are living microorganisms that are similar to those found naturally in the gut. Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Drops contain the live culture Lactobacilus rhamnosus GG, the most widely studied probiotic in the world with over 800 scientific publications attesting to the safety and healthfulness of these beneficial bacteria.

Recent studies have credited probiotics with improving immunity, easing constipation, preventing diarrhea and easing tummy troubles including colic. The good bacteria can help improve digestion and stomach function leading fewer tummy troubles like infant gas and colic. A 2007 study in the journal “Pediatrics” found that giving probiotics helped to keep the bacteria in the gut balanced which resulted in less intestinal inflammation which can be a contributing factor in gas or colic in babies.

If you don’t want to give probiotics as a daily supplement many doctors will recommend that you give them in conjunction with antibiotics since antibiotics kill off some of the good bacteria naturally found in the gut. They are also good to take after a period of vomiting or diarrhea to restore some of the good bacteria that was lost.


Many babies can benefit from taking probiotics, talk to your doctor if you have any questions about whether they are right for your baby.

*guest post by Ty Schmidt of Modernize.

There is something special about getting the nursery ready for a new baby that many expecting moms can’t even really explain. In the maternity realm, it’s often referred to as nesting—but most new moms will tell you it’s a lot more than that. It’s about the look, the comfort level, and overall coziness, and about the magic that will unfold in that special space of the home. And it doesn’t stop there.

Modernize and Mommy’s Bliss know that once that precious bundle of joy is be mobile, there will be a whole new kind of nesting that needs to happen. Many parents find that baby proofing is an evolving process, one that adapts to the safety concerns of the child or children in the home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when baby proofing the nursery:

Back to basics. When it comes to nursery safety, considering precautions taken elsewhere in the home is a good way to start. Install outlet covers and secure drawers and heavy furniture with items most baby mega stores like Babies ‘R Us or Buy Buy Baby carry in a baby safety kit.


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From the ground up. As walking becomes the norm in a home with hardwood floors, that cute rug that matches the nursery theme could become a threat, if not properly secured. In addition, any surface in the home not covered with a rug can easily become an ice rink. Using anti-slip grippers underneath rugs is a good idea, but also consider using a hot glue gun to add necessary traction on pajamas that have feet.

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Growing up. Those little hands will soon be capable of reaching things parents would swear were out of reach. There comes a time to move open baskets and other storage vessels containing things like diaper rash cream and other ointments and lotions out of harm’s way.

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All about art. A new baby has likely spent months eyeing up the pictures above the changing table, or near their crib. When they start becoming mobile, many parents find the time has come for them to do all the exploring of these items they have been admiring for so long. Make sure that all artwork is safely and securely attached to the walls to avoid a mishap.

Changing with the times. The changing table and crib are places that are both easily forgotten and incredibly important to remember. In addition to making sure the crib meets safety guidelines in the first place, talk to your child’s pediatrician about when is an appropriate time to lower the crib to avoid encouraging a crib climbing expedition. Also, don’t forget about those straps on the changing table and changing table pad. Though using them seems implied, it’s all too easy to miss that important step when there is a dirty diaper to clean up. Yet as your child becomes more active, it becomes even more important to consider using the straps to secure them during diaper changes in attempt to sidestep a fall.


crying girlBaby suffer from gas or colic? Here are some natural remedies you can try to bring them some relief.

1. Warm Towel

A warm towel placed on baby’s tummy can help relieve gas.

2. Rocking

Rocking baby back in forth in either a swing or rocking chair can both calm them down and help them to pass gas.

3. Probiotics

If baby has recurring gas or colic a daily probiotic supplement like Mommy’s Bliss baby probiotic drops might help.

4. Kangaroo Care

The skin to skin contact can help calm and soothe baby.

5. Gripe Water

Gripe water can help to ease the symptoms associated with both infant gas and colic. Mommy’s Bliss gripe water is a safe and effective all-natural herbal supplement for newborn fussiness and infants’ gas relief.

6. Bicycle

Bicycling baby’s legs can help them to pass gas.

If you have any concerns please check with your child’s doctor.

Baby is having difficulty pooping and you are wondering if they are constipated and what you can do to ease the constipation and prevent it from happening in the future.

baby staringConstipation in baby’s can be caused by a change in diet and/or routine. A lack of bowel movements isn’t the only indicator that your baby may be constipated, other indicators are poop that is small and hard and baby if straining when passing stool.

Treat It

To ease baby’s pain and discomfort you can try rectal stimulation with a thermometer dipped in petroleum jelly or a natural supplement like Mommy’s Bliss baby constipation ease.

Prevent It

If you are exclusively breastfeeding consider making some adjustments to your diet, keep a food diary and note if eliminating any foods or food groups seems to help.

If you are formula feeding talk to your pediatrician about changing baby’s formula to one that is a little easier on their tummy.

If your baby is eating solids some fruits and veggies could do the trick. Try fruits like pears, peaches, plums and prunes or vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts.