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Are Soothers Bad For Your Baby?

Are Soothers Bad For Your Baby?

A lot of parents who use soothers feel a twinge of guilt the first time they stick a pacifier in their baby’s mouth. However, dealing with a screaming infant in the grocery line or on a long car trip will make most parents try just about anything they can think of to...
Is Snoring Dangerous For Babies and Children?

Is Snoring Dangerous For Babies and Children?

Most of us consider snoring just a normal part of life. Maybe we have a partner who snores, or a Grandpa who falls asleep in his easy chair and snores so loud it’s hard on carry on a conversation in the room. We think of it as a common condition, and while it might be...
Will Putting Cereal in My Baby’s Bottle Help Her Sleep?

Will Putting Cereal in My Baby’s Bottle Help Her Sleep?

“Will putting cereal in my baby’s bottle help him sleep better?” I hear that all the time. I know it’s an old wives’ tale. Your grandmother probably told you, “Oh, put cereal in the breast milk or the formula, and this baby will sleep all night.” The truth is that is...
Try These 7 Tips Tonight To Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Try These 7 Tips Tonight To Improve Your Child’s Sleep

During my time as a sleep professional, I’ve gotten used to people asking me what the “secret” is to getting a baby to sleep through the night. Of course, there is no ONE secret. Teaching a child healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things. But...
Giving up the Thumb

Giving up the Thumb

Solving thumb sucking in a few easy steps It’s happened.  Your child has discovered that sucking her thumb is even better than her favorite stuffed cat and Winnie the Pooh blanket when it comes to comfort. She sucks her thumb while falling asleep, while watching TV,...