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Infant Sleep

Is Parenthood 'Worth It'?

Daniel Wong | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Daniel Wong

It was already 1:30 in the morning, and I had to wake up at 6. Tomorrow was going to be a long day -- as if the night wasn't already long enough. I felt frustrated and defeated. Who knew that a tiny, 11-pound baby could make a grown man feel so pitiful?

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.

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.

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.

Should the AAP Sleep Alone?

Melissa Bartick | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Melissa Bartick

Some public health messages everyone can agree with: Never drink and drive. Always put your infant in a car seat. Other public health messages seem to ask us to do the impossible: Teenagers must never have sex. Mothers must never share a bed with their infants.

The Ultimate Truth About 'Parenting Styles'

Mackenzie Lawrence | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Mackenzie Lawrence

I parent each of my kids differently. I suppose you could call it multiple personality parenting. But I like to call it doing what's best for my kids. Each one of them. Individually.

Infant Co-Sleeping Increases Despite Risks and Recommendations

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Despite 20 years of public education about SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, the practice of sleeping with infants and babies has become more common -- especially in the Hispanic and African-American communities.

Why Do Babies Wake Up at Night?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although some superhero babies sleep 10-12 hours straight starting around 3-4 months of age, most infants wake up during the night and cry out for their parents. There are scientific reasons and some developmental and behavioral explanations for these awakenings.

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.

The Lies Every Parent Tells

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I lied not to protect myself, but because these were not my truths to tell. In all of these cases and so many more (I can't tell you about the more, for the same reason I didn't admit to these in real time) it was their privacy I was guarding, their secrets I was keeping.

Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's some sobering, if unsurprising, news: A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby's sleep. Research...

Racial Disparity In Cook County Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

African-American infants in Cook County are 12 times more likely to die of sleep-related causes than white infants, according to researchers at Childr...

The Blue Moon Moments

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

the #1 rule of parenting is love the child you have, not the child you wish you had.