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Holiday Gift ideas

Looking for holiday gift ideas for your baby? an expectant friend? or maybe even something someone can get for you??

Here's a guide to some of our top sellers and why everyone is raving about them!

Muslin Wraps by Aden + Anais are the quintessential receiving blankets. You will use this blanket for so many things, but what makes this such a great blanket is its soft light weight and stretchy muslin.

These must-have Muslin Wraps will allow you to safely swaddle your baby, giving you confidence that your baby will experience a peaceful and secure sleep. This will become an indispensable item for you and your baby.

You'll use these blankets for everything!

* As an open sheet
* On the floor for tummy time
* To shield you and your baby while nursing in public
* As a burp cloth - draped over your shoulder (how many times does the spit-up reach the floor or your clothes because regular burp cloths are so small?)
* Draped over a stroller to shade your baby (while also offering protec…

Mothers' Gathering Testimonials and Instructor Interviews

We know that your first year with your baby is extremely hard!
You're tired, overwhelmed, and confused - that's why we're here!

Much more than a "Mommy and Me" class, our Mothers' Gathering classes are Education & Support groups for thinking moms who are looking for information, support, & friendship. Not a just baby group, or a class where moms will be told how to parent their child, but a place to gather the information and tools to determine what fits best for each mom and her child.

Our philosophy is that there is no one "right way" to parent and what works for you might not work for another mother. And what might work one week, might not work the next. We give you tips and strategies for your parenting tool box, helping you to find confidence in your parenting skills and choices.

Our Mothers' Gathering (Mommy & Me) groups are a wonderful way to get the information, support, and community you need during that first year with your…

Ease Your Child Into Eating Solids

You're most likely to start introducing solids to your baby any time between 4 and 6 months. Your baby will give you clear signs when he's ready to move beyond liquid-only nourishment. Some cues to look for include:

- Head control. Your baby needs to be able to keep his head in a steady, upright position.
- Losing the "extrusion reflex." To keep solid food in his mouth and then swallow it, your baby needs to stop using his tongue to push food out of his mouth.
- Sitting well when supported. Even if he's not quite ready for a highchair, your baby needs to be able to sit upright to swallow well.
- Chewing motions. Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with his digestive system. To start solids, he should be able to move food to the back of his mouth and swallow. As he learns to swallow efficiently, you may notice less drooling – though if your baby's teething, you might still see a lot of drool.
- Significant weight gain. Most babies are ready to eat…

Welcome to A Mother's Haven!

We're finally getting with the 21st century, and starting a blog!

We'll be writing blog posts about...
Informational topics for new moms & babies
Upcoming classes & workshops
New great helpful products
Birth and baby stories

If you have any information or questions that you'd like to know more about, email us at and we'll answer them for you!

Also we would love to hear and share your birth and baby stories!  Please send them to us at - whether you had a natural birth or a cesarean, whether your birth went exactly as planned or not at all as planned, we want to hear about them all!

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