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Keep on Swaddling!

Harvey Karp | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Sometimes, the magnifying lens of the press distorts good science into a boogeyman that misleads rather than informs.

The Birth of a Profession: How I Became an Infant and Toddler Sleep Coach

Rebecca Kempton, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Kempton, M.D.

When my first son was born, eight years ago, it seemed like he never slept. Sleep deprivation makes the details fuzzy, and may even exaggerate my ta...

Sleep Training Didn't Work for My Baby

Well Rounded NY | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

Is your baby only sleeping 2 hours at a time? Does your toddler sneak in your bed every night? Either way, you probably read all the books and tried all the techniques to help your little one (and yourself) catch some ZZZs. And just when you think you are mastering the ins and outs of a good night's sleep, BAM! -- your wee one is back at his old tricks, and you to square one.

Toddler Faces Impossible Choice Between Sleeping And Finishing His Bottle

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents

Fighting to stay awake when you're tired is a not a worthwhile battle. But this kid is trying nonetheless. In this adorable video from Rumble Viral, a...

Why I Don't Mind the Sleep-Deprived, Newborn Stage

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I'm reporting live from the depths of the newborn stage: my baby is 12 days old. I can't tell you the weather or time because days and nights are blending together, and I've rarely gone outdoors. I don't know when I've showered, or the last thing I ate, or where my slippers or sanity are hiding. But there's something that I'm finding particularly strange: I currently don't mind the sleep deprived, newborn stage.

Nightmares and Night Terrors: The Difference and How Parents Can Help Kids Get Through the Night

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

As parents, we are faced with many challenges when it comes to our children, and few are as confusing or distressing as when your child experiences a terrifying nightmare or, worse yet, a night terror.

3 Obvious But Important Naptime Tips For New Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents

Dad and video blogger La Guardia Cross has picked up quite a following with his funny, heartwarming, and totally relatable "New Father Chronicles" ser...

18 Snoozin' Babies Who Know Just How Important Sleep Awareness Is

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.04.2015 | Parents

Babies are pretty limited in their skill sets, but one thing they do very well is sleep (though not always at the specific times you need them to). In...

Why Baby Sleep Books Can Suck It

Brandy Ferner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

This is going to be a train wreck because I haven't slept in months. So my mind is about as sharp as a Boppy pillow and organizing a cohesive thought is not my strong suit these days. But I need to speak from these depths of exhaustion and bleariness, to give a voice to my fellow sleepless parents and to warn them of the trap that is the baby sleep book.

Over Half Of Babies In U.S. Sleep With Unsafe Bedding

Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN Mon Dec 1, 2014 12:37am EST (Reuters Health) - More than half of U.S. parents say their babies sleep with pillows, blankets an...

You Do What's Best for Your Family, I'll Do What's Best for Mine

Holly Klaassen | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

If there's one topic that gets parents riled up more than any other, it's the issue of sleep training. That's right... I'm broaching the topic of sleep training. I'm clearly up for a fight, right?

10 Signs My Baby's NOT Sleeping Through The Night (So Don't Ask)

Lauren Stevens | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

Here is a quick reference guide to share with those people who have the urge to ask someone how his or her baby is sleeping.

The Brain on Baby: A Look at Customs Worldwide to Address Postpartum Sleep Deprivation

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Hammocks, spa treatments, hired help, warm foods, arctic cradles, and cardboard... there does not appear to be a universal answer to coping with sleep deprivation as a new mom, so most of the world seems to have adapted their own.

Putting Too Much Nighttime Baby Monitoring to Rest

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

my years as a parent have also made me realize that there are so many things we can't control. Quantities of information aren't satisfying because they're never enough, and information by itself can't give you peace of mind.

Happy Baby Wakes Up To Bruno Mars With The Perfect Reaction

Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents

Because Bruno Mars is his wake-up call, and the cuteness is out of this world. Seriously, wait for it. (Hat tip: Daily Picks and Flicks)...

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.

WATCH: Baby Is Dreaming About Something Seriously Hilarious

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents

We definitely want to buy tickets to whatever comedy act this baby is dreaming about. YouTube user hornline wrote that the dreamy hysterics went o...

Sleep Like A Baby

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Caroline Schaefer "Sleep like a baby" isn't simply an expression -- it's also a directive from health experts. "When it comes to getting rest, a...

Exhausted Mom's "Magic" Idea Makes Millions

Posted 11.25.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Regular Bedtimes for Children Aid Development

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Consistency is an important aspect of healthy sleep routines at all ages, helping to strengthen circadian rhythms and ensuring sufficient time for sleep. This study suggests that consistency during these early, developmental years is critical, and can have consequences that extend beyond early childhood.

LOOK: Sleep Doesn't Stop Baby From Having A BLAST

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents

When it comes to babies and sleep, it's clearly impossible to follow every piece of advice out there. But most parents abide by this one mantra: Never...

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.

The Parenting Patterns I'll Never Shake

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When I had children, I knew the rhythms of my life would change. What I didn't realize was how etched and ingrained the changes would become. The patterns of parenting have come to define my days and my years. I live by them even after my children have moved on.

Putting My Kids To Bed: A Game Of Whack-A-Mole

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

One of the myriad problems with this parenting gig is that they save the hardest part for last. BEDTIME. Bedtime should be in the morning -- when we're fresh and kind and sweet -- and decent parenting still seems like a very real possibility.