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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 you 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...

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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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When to Wake a Sleeping Toddler


Posted on Jul 18, 2015

I recently offered my suggestions for when to wake a sleeping baby, but the toddler years are a bit different. While it’s beyond rewarding to watch our little ones grow and develop their personalities, toddlers are no walk in the park. Boundless energy, unbridled emotions and constantly testing our patience – all in a day’s work. It’s little wonder that naptime is so sacred. So why would we even consider waking a sleeping toddler?...

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When to Wake a Sleeping Baby


Posted on Jul 12, 2015

“Never wake a sleeping baby!” Always true? Not a bit. Newborns and infants sleep a lot. Unfortunately, as most of us have found, not always at the right times. In the first 6-8 weeks of life, infants spend most of their days sleeping and many of their nights awake. Fortunately, there’s a reason to all of the confusion. Studies agree that, in addition to growing quickly and needing to be fed frequently, newborns spend those first weeks...

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