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Why Boring Is Best: Un-Decorating Your Baby's Crib

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It's hard to go against our instinct as parents as it's rarely helpful. However when it comes to setting up the crib for a newborn our instinct to bundle and package our children in soft, abundant bedding may be intuitive, but it's not smart.

Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.

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, blanket...

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

"It's Important for Youth to be Involved at the High Level"

UN Women | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also face harassment within school and work environments, as well as other social issues like domestic violence. We need everyone on board.

Small Island Developing States Take Up a Gigantic Challenge

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

For a large number of SIDS, the first four days of September could become the launch pad for new sustainable development paths. With the proper support from donors and technical assistance agencies, the Samoa conference may very well be all that is needed to unleash the true potential of these global gems of the ocean world.

Smart Bedsharing Gives Breastfeeding Mothers More Sleep

Diana West | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Diana West

Bedsharing works so well because breastfeeding mothers and babies are hardwired to be together during vulnerable sleep periods.

Catherine Pearson

New Study Calls Bed-Sharing 'Extremely Risky' For Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents

A new study analyzing the factors linked to sleep-related deaths suggests that bed-sharing is the greatest risk for babies ages 4 months and younger, ...

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.

How Facebook Helped Me Find a Mom Like Me

Caurie Putnam | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

I asked Dr. Kwon for the mother's name or email or town, but of course she couldn't tell me anything. I totally understood, but I kept wondering about that other family. I pined for another mom to talk to.

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.

7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Candace Wohl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Candace Wohl

If you know someone that has recently had a miscarriage or infant loss, we have compiled a list of ways you can support them during their struggle to right themselves in a world turned up-side-down.

STUDY: Infant Bed-Sharing On The Rise, Despite SIDS Risks

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another c...

STUDY: Bed-Sharing Makes Breastfeeding Easier, But Could Still Raise SIDS Risk

Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:07pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breas...

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.

Smart Baby Suit Takes Aim At Sudden Infant Deaths

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: TechNewsDaily Staff Published: 01/02/2013 03:51 PM EST on TechNewsDaily Help is on the way for parents who lie awake in bed worrying about t...

WATCH: This Baby Sock Can Do WHAT?!

Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents

Baby socks are many things -- highly adorable, a little bit useless and impossibly easy to lose. Typically, though, they are not designed to save live...

Researchers Study Past SIDS Cases For Clues To Prevention

Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/09/2012 12:59 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily On Dec. 29, 2009, Dearea, a mother i...

WATCH: Why Can't We Stop Sudden Infant Deaths?

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.05.2012 | Health News

Over two thousand infants in America die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome each year. Despite efforts to educate parents, this number remains stagnan...

Simple Steps for Safe Sleep That Can Reduce SIDS and Help New Moms Lose Weight!

Harvey Karp | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Better sleep -- through safe swaddling plus rumbly white noise -- is a common sense, low-cost approach that works.

We Can Calm Crying Babies: New Hope in the Fight Against Child Abuse

Harvey Karp | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

People tend to think of infant crying and colic as a parenting nuisance. In fact, sleep deprivation and the sound of crying babies are used to prepare the Navy elite SEALS to endure torture!

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndr...

Expert Tips For Battling Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Seed | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an uncommon sleep disorder that usually affects children under the age of 1. We spoke to John Long, M.D., of Ol...

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.

What Pediatricians Should Be Telling New Parents

Harvey Karp | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

We have cut SIDS deaths by over 50%. It's an enormous success and cause for celebration, but our work is far from done.