October marks SIDS Awareness Month. The Safe to Sleep campaign is hosting events and challenges this week to close out the month. Understanding more about SIDS is essential to prevent it, cope with loss, and know how to support affected families. Here are some essential things you need to know about SIDS this month:
“You don’t know how much you miss it until it’s gone” has never been truer than with sleep. Every parent who has been up all night with a baby knows that parenthood brings an all new level of exhaustion. Here’s a few key tips to help you out if you’re trying to get a little more shut-eye:
For a new baby, using a swaddle means waking up happy and well-rested after a comfortable night’s sleep. But when they outgrow the swaddle, they can experience difficulty sleeping without a familiar form of comfort. Here's everything to know about how, when, and why to transition your baby out of a swaddle and into a Magic Sleepsuit!
If you’re reading this in the early morning while trying to rock your baby back to sleep, then parents: we stand with you. We’ve all been there, trying to figure out when our restless munchkins will let us catch a few more Z’s. While you can’t predict the exact timing of when your baby’s schedule will normalize, it can be helpful to get a sense of how long most babies sleep, why they wake up, and how to help them.
Do you have a toddler who is still waking for milk overnight or very early in the morning? You are not alone! In my work as a Certified Pediatric Sleep & Potty Training Consultant I’ve worked with many families who are struggling with wake up calls for milk from their toddler or preschooler. Here are five steps you can take to tame your milk monster and reclaim your family’s sleep.
From our friends at Boston Naps: We have found that almost every mother wishes she was better prepared for breastfeeding. Not only did we experience this feeling ourselves as new mothers, but we’ve found it to be true in our daily work as nurses and lactation specialists supporting breastfeeding women.
And we’re not just talking about taking a breastfeeding class. We are talking about the opportunity for women to have more open and honest conversations about breastfeeding and their experiences.
Do you ever wonder if you keep your baby awake ALL day, will they sleep ALL night? If you keep them up late, will they sleep in past the dreaded 5am wakeup? I’m pretty sure this is every parents dream but in fact, an overtired baby has a harder time calming, falling asleep and staying asleep. Being overtired is the #1 culprit of early morning wake-ups for babies and toddlers......
As a new parent, you are up several times a night to feed your little one, change his diaper and soothe him back to sleep. The result is that your baby gets plenty of sleep while you try to cope with your erratic sleep schedule. The good news is that although this feels like it’s lasted an eternity, your baby will soon start to adapt to life outside the womb and his sleep patterns will become more regular.