Author Archives: Karen Barski

What to Know About the Newest Study on SIDS

Swaddling is in the news again! A recent study in Pediatrics suggests that children who are swaddled during sleep are at a higher risk of SIDS. This is alarmingly contrary to what we already know about SIDS, that swaddling is … Continue reading

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8 Simple Ways to Help Out a New Mom

Remember when you were a new parent? “Exhausted” doesn’t even begin to describe it. You had no idea you could function on so little sleep. We all got through it, but we probably had some help from other people. If … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Popular Bedtime Rituals for Kids

We know that a bedtime routine is a great way to get a child ready for sleep. It helps cue their brain to the idea that sleep is coming, so get prepared! While every family’s bedtime routine can be different, … Continue reading

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5 Developmental Milestones to Watch For in Babies

Parents of new babies eagerly look forward to the developmental milestones that their children will experience in the coming months. As a new parent, you probably look forward to seeing your child crawl or sit up for the first time. … Continue reading

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The Cry-It-Out Method Explained

The Cry It Out method has gotten a lot of bad press over the last few years. It was coined by Dr. Richard Ferber, the director of The Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children’s Hospital Boston, in his book, … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Your Baby or Child Absolutely Needs Sleep

Other than eating, sleep is the most important part of your baby’s development. When it comes to sleep, there’s no such thing as “too much.” If your baby dozes off, let him, even if it’s not his usual time. Look … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Transition Back to Work after Being a Stay at Home Mom

If you decided to stay home with the kids, there will probably be a time when you decide to go back to work. This happens to a lot of moms. Once the kids are school, you look around an empty … Continue reading

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Treating Infant Torticollis

Does my baby have Torticollis? Torticollis is a common condition among infants. Don’t worry, there are many different ways to prevent and correct this issue. Torticollis can basically cause an infant to hold her head tilted and/or turned to one … Continue reading

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Different Sleeping Positions Benefits for Pregnant Moms

Motherhood reinvents a woman. It opens up a whole new chapter of her life where her world is no longer hers alone. This life journey is not without hardships and challenges. American actress and mother Ricki Lake sums up motherhood … Continue reading

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5 Signs That Your Toddler Can Handle a Big Kid Bed

Moving your child into their own bed is a big step for every family. Even the best transitions involve a couple sleepless nights of walking your child back to bed. It’s inevitable. However, it can be tough to judge when … Continue reading

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