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.