An article published in USA Today has added fuel to an already-raging fire -- the debate over co-sleeping. The article references a study which found that while the number of SIDS-related deaths has dropped by over 50% in the past two decades (since the introduction of the “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1994 began discouraging tummy sleeping), the drop has plateaued recently. What’s more, the number of SIDS-related deaths as a result of co-sleeping is actually on the rise. There’s no doubt
When you start to think about transitioning your toddler to a big-boy or big-girl bed, toddler proofing comes to mind because one of the scarier things is the trouble they can get into when they are in their room alone and not sleeping. If toddler proofing doesn't come to mind, it should. Between 1990 and 2007, in the U.S., about 15,000 children each year visited the ER from furniture-tipping injuries and about 300 died each year. :( Up until now, many of your babies have been in a crib,
When I was pregnant with my first, I was adamantly against co-sleeping. The reason was that I saw how difficult it was for other parents to get their children out of their bed, months, and years later. Although I knew it was right for some, it wasn't for me. Before you have kids you have all these ideas about how you will do things, but after the baby comes it's a whole new ball game. I did end up co-sleeping with my first baby for about 2 months and with my second for just 3 nights. This
In this post, I'll talk about baby sleep pillows. When should you give a pillow to your baby? When can you give a pillow to your little one? What kind of pillow do you give your baby? What type of pillows can help with nursing? When can you give your baby a pillow to sleep on? The NICHHD recommends that you avoid pillows completely, for babies one year of age and younger. They also recommend never placing a baby on a pillow to sleep and never add pillows to the crib, either.