Making sure baby (and everyone else) gets enough sleep is high on every parent's priority list. With a mix of morning naps, afternoon naps, and the desire for baby to sleep through the night, it's not always easy to determine how to improve your baby's sleep habits. This may leave parents asking themselves, and on more than one occasion, "How do I transition a baby out of a nap?" Hey, if it promotes a better, fuller sleep experience without the excess napping, it's a question worth asking.
There are a few techniques parents employ to help soothe a fussy baby. A popular tactic, of course, is swaddling. While it takes a little practice to successfully master, swaddling works by mimicking a cocoon-effect babies feel when inside the womb. When that feeling is recreated outside the womb, a baby will feel safe, secure, and comforted. So if you're looking around your nursery, asking yourself, "Can you use a blanket to swaddle your baby?"
There's a few things to consider when it comes to sleep training. Your baby's temperament, developmental stage, and usual sleep patterns all matter — especially when you're looking to develop consistency in the routine. Even the best sleeping babies go through disruptive sleep patterns, though. When they're growing, learning new things, or just excited, a regression feels like a giant step backwards. So, should you cry it out during sleep regressions?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".