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Sleep Training at 8 Weeks?

Dana Obleman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Dana Obleman

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal published an article called "Can You Sleep Train Your Baby at 2 Months?" I'm sure it wasn't the most ea...

More Proof That Popular Sleep Training Methods Are Safe

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents

Sleep training can be controversial, and many parents worry that letting their babies cry themselves to sleep could lead to bonding and psychological ...

To Sleep Train Or Not To Sleep Train, That is the (Ongoing) Question

Whitney Roban | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Whitney Roban

As a Pediatric Sleep Specialist, I am often confronted by parents with the question of whether they should sleep train their children. These parents ...

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...

5 Secrets to a Successful Business with a Baby at Home

Sandra Guynes | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Sandra Guynes

Maybe I was experiencing some crazy postpartum psychosis, because when my daughter turned three months I decided to take my coaching business online. I literally worked with my baby in one arm and my laptop in the other. A decision and journey I'm so thankful I started on.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 48: A Cure for the Common Cold

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There comes a time in every parent's life when your child gets sick for the first time. One day, he's a shiny little angel, and the next minute, he's got snot running down his nose, and he starts to sound and look like Abe Vigoda.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 45.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The thing nobody tells you about failing at sleep training is that it is the best thing you can ever do in your life.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 37. How to Not Go Insane in 3 Simple Steps.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

A happy baby is a baby who knows there are rules. This is one of the great ironies of becoming a parent and it takes a while to figure out: Although babies bring chaos into your life, they don't actually like chaos. Even though they make a huge mess, they actually prefer a nice tidy world, one in which they can depend on simple routines and reliable outcomes.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 33.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Since long before Lev arrived, one of my gravest concerns was the issue of sleep. I was worried that I would not be able to maintain the construct of my personality -- which let's be honest, is a fairly high-energy consumption device -- unless I were still able to sleep on the reg.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 20. And Now, A Word From Lev.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Hi. It's me, Lev. Yes, I know how to type. It's time I set the record straight. First of all, the two big people have gone crazy lately and begun trying to force me to adhere to some insane sleep schedule they read about in a book.

6 Pieces of Game-Changing Advice for New Moms

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Congratulations on being a new mom! Isn't it a cherished miracle? With this extreme emotional flux, you need all the tools you can get, Mama. Here are a few tidbits of unconventionally awesome mommy advice I never got but wish I had. You're welcome.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 12

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The boy eats every two hours. This is wonderful for his growth. He is getting so large he almost fell out of his swing and now instead of picking him up we drag him around like a burlap sack full of bowling balls. The downside of his eating schedule is it makes your head explode to be woken up every two hours.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 8.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The thing about a vacation with a baby is that it's not like those vacations you had before, in Jamaica, Paris, the British Virgin islands, Rome and London, where you slept in, drank booze, and did what you wanted, when you wanted.

The Grief In Growing Up

Catherine Naja | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Catherine Naja

It's natural. It's good. It's the process of life. But for a moment, when the Band-Aid starts to rip, it feels a lot like grief.

My Top 5 Soapbox Fails as a New Parent

Susie Gamboa | Posted 06.04.2016 | Parents
Susie Gamboa

We all come from different backgrounds, and each of our children is unique. I have learned I am in no position to judge the decisions other parents makes for themselves and their children.

25 Signs You're A Sleep-Deprived Parent

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Whenever people ask what you want for Christmas/your birthday/your anniversary/Monday, your first response is "sleep." When that earns you a laugh, you begrudgingly accept gift cards for coffee.

The Myth Of The Sleeping Toddler

Ravishly | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Ravishly

My kids like to go to sleep, oh, around whatever the hell time they please. This might be 8. This might be 10. The first person who says anything to me that even closely resembles, "If you set a schedule, they will follow it," gets to take them for a week. Anyone? I didn't think so.

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

The Most Annoying Question A Stranger Can Ask Me

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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.

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.

30 Lessons Learned From Six Years of Parenting

Matthew Dicks | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Matthew Dicks

The parent who assumes the tougher position in regards to expectations and discipline is almost always correct.

The 50 Stages Of Sleep Deprivation

Sarah Bregel | Posted 12.21.2015 | 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.

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

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.

Fall Back Shouldn't Mean Fall Apart: How to Cope With Your Child's Sleep Routine During the Time Change

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Daylight savings time (DST) should not mean a complete shift in your child's sleep routine. Nor does it mean that suddenly your child will become a terrible sleeper.