You’re addicted: the breast, the bottle, the paci, the pacing. Whatever it takes to get some shut-eye. And we don’t just mean Baby’s.
Get those Z’s back with help from sleep consultant Dixie Hauth.
A doula and mother of two, Hauth cures sleep woes with training and support aimed at parents rather than infants. Her back-to-basics approach covers swaddling, feeding schedules, and consistent daytime behaviors. Plus, she offers daily phone support to short-circuit parental anxiety.
If your nursling is under 5 months, Hauth can help you establish good habits or reverse bad ones within two weeks.
Just in time to hit the snooze button.
123 San Francisco: a Cool Counting Book
What: A new page-turner with baby-friendly drawings of local institutions (Coit Tower, the Giants) and flavors (crabs, grapes).
Why: Home sweet home.
When: Bedtime, of course.
Where: Books Inc., 3515 California St., b/t Locust & Spruce Sts. (415-221-3666).
There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak
What: Tot-friendly retrospective reveals the stories behind the author’s iconic books through sketches, activities, and touch-screen kiosks.
Why: It’s where the wild things are.
When: Opens Sept. 8. Tues., 11 a.m.
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., b/t Third & Fourth Sts. (415-655-7800).
MBARI’s Open House
What: Peek into the inner workings of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute with robotic submarines and presentations on mysteries of the deep.
Why: Plumb the depths.
When: Sept. 12. Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 7700 Sandholdt Rd., Moss Landing (831-775-1700).