One of the first decisions a new parent will make involves sleep, including how you're going to go about actually obtaining it. If you've chosen to co-sleep — meaning your baby is going to sleep in the same room as you and/or in an attached co-sleeper beside you — there are a few things to cross off the ole to-do list before that first night. Thankfully, it's relatively simple to prepare for your first night of co-sleeping.
Babies don't come with a guidebook or instruction manual, so most of us are just muddling through this whole parenting thing and hoping for the best. Despite the inevitable blunders we're sure to make, though, there are some parts of parenting that seem to come naturally. For example, give any mother a baby and the first thing she'll probably do is sway back and forth. But does rocking your baby to sleep actually work?
Naps create magical moments in the middle of the day when tired moms the world over finally get a moment to themselves. They're a chance for over-worked parents to tidy up the house, think about what to make for dinner, throw a load of laundry in, start work and answer emails, or simply take a few moments to catch their breath. All good things must come to an end, though, and that includes nap time. So, when should you transition a baby out of naps?
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".