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Babies and Sleep

The Most Annoying Question A Stranger Can Ask Me

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

I'm not one of those moms desperately wishing her kid slept through the night. I'm one of those moms who counts the number of times one of her kids has slept through the night after he stopped nursing. Because it is that small of a number.

The 50 Stages Of Sleep Deprivation

Sarah Bregel | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

You feel like you've been through the washing machine at 6 a.m. and want to close your eyes so badly just when you're supposed to be starting your day.

Sleep Training: Crossing Dante's Fifth Circle

Giles Scott | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Giles Scott

It's been four months. Four months of sleeping in a sleeping bag on the living room floor. My wife right next to me, on the cushions off the sofa. Our son has our bedroom. All of it. He's 13 months old.

Love in the Middle of the Night

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

Laying here tonight I wonder why motherhood no longer seems to have the same luster it did when I first gave birth, why I feel like a shadow tending to someone else's footsteps. Where did the allure go? I think it's must be with all of the socks that have gone missing in the dryer.

Baby Sleep Woes

Sylvia Bass | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Sylvia Bass

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all of you bleary-eyed mamas out there. I was once that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed mother with the one well-rested child rolling my eyes at you and your sleep training folly.

10 Things a Mom Who Has Been Up All Night Doesn't Want to Hear

Sandy Roffey | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

Please know that after 15 months of her not sleeping, I have researched sleep tricks on the Internet, talked to the doctor, talked to other moms and tried it all. Yes, EVEN THAT (insert random weird Internet sleep fad here).

New Moms Are Making Critical Mistakes When It Comes to Baby Sleep

Dana Points | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Dana Points

Sleep. It's the thing new moms crave more than a long, hot shower. Certainly more than they crave sex. But a good night's sleep is elusive when there's a baby in the house.

Anxiety? Or Mother's Intuition?

Jill Patir | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've battled anxiety my whole life, but was always able to keep it under control, as it only affected me. But now that I have a family of my own, I worry it is affecting them, too.

5 Essential Baby Sleep Tips

GalTime | Posted 09.19.2013 | Parents
GalTime

One of the hardest parts of parenthood for me is the lack of sleep. I am like a zombie in the middle of the night. If I'm being even more honest, more often than not, the girls cry for my husband when they wake up, because they know Mama is just going to march them back to bed.

What You Learn When You Read Every Single Baby Sleep Book

Ava Neyer | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Ava Neyer

I went on Amazon and bought all the top books on baby sleep and development. I read through them all, as well as several blogs and sleep websites. I gathered lots of advice.

Googling Often Doesn't Get It Right When It Comes To Infant Sleep Safety

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The Web is not a doctor. The Internet can deliver information with amazing speed and volume, but it can't listen to your child's heartbeat or look into your baby's eyes while engaging in a conversation about your newborn's sleep habits.

Science Weighs In on How to Get Your Baby to Sleep -- and You're Going to Like the Answer

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's not often that we parents get told to do what we want to do. Usually we're told to do something because it's better for our child -- and whether we have the ability to do that thing, let alone the time or energy, doesn't enter into it. So enjoy this wonderful bit of parenting slack.

Safer Sleep for Babies: New Guidelines

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.14.2012 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Moms and Dads, here's some important news: there are new guidelines you should know about that can help your baby sleep more safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new recommendations for sleep safety and protection against SIDS.

When Babies Cry, Don't Listen to the Experts

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Lindsay Pyfer

I hovered outside my toddler son's bedroom, listening to his distressed wails through the door, my hands twisted into a knot. Seven minutes since I'd last comforted him, and, according to a pediatric sleep expert, I needed to wait three more.