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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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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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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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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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The Pros and Cons of Using a Pacifier for Your Baby

You’ve met all of your child’s needs, but he/she is still crying. What’s a parent to do? If you find yourself in this position, you’re probably desperate for a way to calm your baby down. Many parents rely on a … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Ease the Daylight Savings Transition

March 13th starts Daylight Savings Time, meaning we’re going to push our clocks ahead an hour. That leaves us each with one hour of less sleep that day. While you and I can tough it out for a day and … Continue reading

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Why Do Babies Startle Themselves Awake?

The startle reflex (officially called the Moro Reflex) is one of the several reflexes babies are born with. This group is called the infantile reflexes. Technically, your baby has the reflex when he or she is in the womb. They … Continue reading

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4 Fascinating Facts About Your Baby’s Sleep

Baby sleep is an exceptionally interesting topic. At first glance, it seems straightforward. Sleep is just sleep, right? Not with babies! There are a ton of interesting ways baby sleep differs from adult sleep. Here are some interesting facts every … Continue reading

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6 Ways for Parents to Get Some Much-Needed Sleep

Whether you have a newborn or an eight-month old, sleep comes at a premium. Even if you’re only getting up twice a night, it can sleep play havoc with your sleep schedule. Here are some simple adjustments you can make … Continue reading

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