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Until a few days ago you had a miracle baby. Your little one slept like a champ, logging dreamy daytime naps and nice, long stretches at night. That newborn phase wasn’t so bad! But what is this? We’re talking overnight change from a little angel to a fussy, unpredictable mess. Your once-amazing sleeper is suddenly wide awake for hours on end; a nap might last 20 minutes, if you’re lucky; you’re cluster-feeding your way through the...

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SIDS: Controlling the Risk


Posted on Oct 17, 2016

A few days ago, I was talking with two moms about SIDS. One of them brought up an interesting point: there are so many tips to help reduce the risk of SIDS, but how many tips can an exhausted, emotionally depleted parent really follow? Take for example this tip: Put your child to sleep on a firm, properly fitted sleep surface – such as a mattress in a crib or bassinet – covered by a fitted sheet. “I get that,” said one of...

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SIDS: Facing Your Biggest Baby Fears


Posted on Oct 15, 2016

Imagine yourself seated in a roomful of other parents. If asked whether you were secretly worried about your baby dying, would you nod or raise your hand? How about checking on your child before you go to sleep to make sure he’s still breathing? Do you do it once? Two times? More? Are you afraid to leave his room? Talking and even thinking about death occurring in the same time frame as the miracle of birth can be overwhelming....

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I love any opportunity to cut the clutter. When it comes to Daylight Savings Time, it’s no different. I typically advise families to jump right in, switch to the “new” time, and make any necessary – and often very minor – adjustments after the switch. That said, not every family has the luxury of going with the flow. In many cases, even a brief snag in schedules can, quite literally, bring down the house. Understanding that each child...

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Diaper Downer: The Nighttime Leaks


Posted on Sep 23, 2015

It’s a crummy feeling, really, walking into your little one’s nursery only to find them soaked up to their chest in urine. And here you were ready to celebrate 12-plus hours of uninterrupted nighttime sleep!   Leaky diapers are more than a pesky clean-up – they’re downright sad.   And if you’re like most parents, it doesn’t take but one or two wet wake-ups to set you on an all-out search for the gold-standard of leak-proof diapers.  ...

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Bedtime vs. Asleep Time


Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Whether you’re just beginning your sleep-teaching journey, or have been at it for some time, you’ve likely been told to establish a bedtime routine.   It’s true! Children at all ages – even in early infancy – thrive on consistency. Consistency provides predictability and comfort. We love consistency, but strive for consistently healthy habits over consistently bad habits.   Even with a ‘routine,’ some parents – and children –...

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