Edition No. 1

Welcome to the first edition of the Harbor Rest Easy Review, where we round up some of our team's favorite articles, books, podcasts, recipes and more. 

Harbor Roundup

Things you may have missed!

1. Balancing Structure and Flexibility with Pediatric Sleep Expert Dr. Judith Owens

We spoke with Dr. Judith Owens, a pediatric sleep specialist and pediatrician with nearly 40 years of experience, including raising kids of her own! Dr. Owens clarified three common misconceptions about what “good” sleep looks like in children and offered guidance for navigating sleep regressions.

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2. Cow's Milk Protein Allergy in Infants: Signs, Symptoms,  and Treatment Expert Guide

Are you concerned your infant may have a cow’s milk allergy? Cow Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is a common yet perplexing condition that affects infants, leaving behind a trail of uncomfortable symptoms. Parents can understandably miss some of the signs and be in a difficult spot attempting to help their child.

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3. Five of the Most Common Types of Infant Formulas and How to Choose

When it comes to choosing an infant formula, there’s never one right answer. There are dozens of brands with dozens of formulations. How do you choose and which can you trust? Understanding how each formula differs can guide your decision-making to find the best formula fit for your child.

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Book of the Month

Selected by Harbor's Director of Nursing, Kelly Brown

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tine Payne Bryson

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

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Currently Listening to

For Parents
Just Sleep: Bedtime Stories For Adults

Just Sleep: Bedtime Stories for Adults is an easy listen. With 30-45 minute podcast episodes, the host reads old stories to help you relax and put the stress of the day behind you.

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Spotify > 

For Older Kids
But Why

But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and Vermont Public find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. But Why tackles topics large and small, about nature, words, and more. But Why is a great listen for the carpool lines!

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Family Dinner Ideas

Pizza Orzo

A remake of a classic kid favorite that swaps traditional crust for orzo!

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Waffle Nachos

Why use chips when you can use waffles?

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Kid-Friendly Pasta Salad

Loaded with veggies and oh so delicious!

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Harbor Sleep Guide

We know the challenges of navigating infant sleep habits because as parents ourselves, we’ve experienced them firsthand. This stage can be both exciting and exhausting as you strive to balance the needs of your growing child with the demands of everyday life. We’ve put together the Harbor Sleep Guide for tips on feeding, example sleep schedules by age, daytime naps, and more. We’re here to help you create healthy sleep habits that benefit both you and your child for years to come!

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