Category Archives: Sleep Safety

Why, When & How to Drop The Swaddle

I am often asked, “Is a swaddle a prop? Is it useful? Where do you stand on a swaddle?” Swaddling a newborn can be an excellent tool. It mimics the feeling of confinement that they experienced in the womb. It can be very comforting to a lot of newborns.  The swaddle can also help with…
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Melatonin : More Risk than Reward?

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 children. I get emails every day…
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Are you accidentally winding your child up before bedtime?

If you’re like most parents, you probably can’t take more than a couple of steps in your house without tripping over a doll, a stuffed animal or a Tonka truck. You are most likely more than familiar with the sensation of getting those hard, tiny Lego pieces embedded in the bottom of your bare foot,…
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Is co-sleeping dangerous for your baby?

What you need to know about SIDS... There’s no way to sugar coat it: SIDS is truly is a parent’s worst nightmare. I remember worrying to the point where I got up several times a night to check on my son while he was sleeping. I was exhausting myself, and finally I had to sit…
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