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The Number One Bedtime Mistake

The Number One Bedtime Mistake

This week I wanted to talk a bit about the bedtime routine, and the number one mistake parents make when they are creating a bedtime routine. Now, if you go to any baby site on the Web, search ‘my baby won’t sleep,’ or whatever you’re looking for in regard to sleep,...
How To Know When Your Child is Tired

How To Know When Your Child is Tired

It’s not always obvious when a child is getting tired… Here’s how to recognize “sleep signs” so you can get your child to bed BEFORE they become overtired! I recently received the following questions from Trish, who wrote: “Help! Why can’t I recognize my...
Melatonin for babies

Melatonin for babies

For overtired parents who can’t seem to get their kids on a healthy sleep schedule, the promise of a magic pill can be pretty enticing. But it seems to me that more and more doctors and parents are turning to melatonin as a Band-Aid for sleep issues with their...
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...