Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics released their updated safe sleep guidelines. It is their first update since 2011. We had the pleasure of meeting Amber Kroeker at the recent ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas. Amber is one of the country's leading infant injury prevention experts who specializes in infant safe sleep and child passenger safety and also the inventor the Smitten Sleep System. Today we're sharing Amber's response to the updated AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines. I’m thrilled
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If you have been reading The Baby Sleep Site® for a while or if you have just found us, you know that we’ve helped thousands of babies and families get on the path to healthy sleep. Nicole and our team of highly qualified Sleep Consultants have decades of combined experience among them, and have been known to produce some truly miraculous results with even the most challenging sleepers. I know what you are probably thinking: "Our team must have perfect little sleepers at home, right?” Well, you
We've written quite a bit about sleep regressions on this site (in fact, Nicole herself was instrumental in coining that term!), and with good reason: your child goes through FIVE sleep regressions in the first year of life alone! But how can you know for sure if something is a sleep regression? How do you distinguish a sleep regression from a growth spurt? What about a sleep regression vs. a funky phase that has no real explanation? And, for that matter, how do you distinguish what seems
Imagine when you put your baby to sleep, your baby doesn't cry. Your baby happily plays in his or her crib, looks at the mobile, or babbles, but isn't sleeping. Or, your toddler happily chats in his bed for an hour every night before going to sleep. You're lucky, right? This is the ideal baby sleep situation and you have nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. Turns out that downtime in your baby's crib - time in which she plays and entertains herself - might actually be detrimental to sleep.
From the time your baby was born, you have no doubt been diligent about what kinds of food and nourishment goes into her mouth. From breastfeeding and/or choosing the best formula during her newborn months, to introducing healthy foods once your baby started solids, to coming up with creative and healthy meals that your toddler will actually eat - you are no doubt well-aware that what goes into your child's body has a big impact on her health. But did you know that your child's meals and food
It is very common for your 8, 9, or 10 month old to have sleep problems. Maybe the sleep problems are new after your baby was sleeping through the night or maybe you feel like you never quite recovered from the 4 month sleep regression. This article will discuss what exactly is happening with your 8, 9, or 10 month old. The reason I keep saying 8, 9, or 10 month old is because this sleep regression can happen at any of these ages, unfortunately. While many people tend to