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  1. April says:

    Total darkness isn’t for us. Luckily I’ve discovered that pretty fast. I know that babies don’t get scared until some age, but my Lilly never wanted to fall asleep in complete darkness. And the white noise – it was the most helpful tip ever! Thank you Susan Urban for your sleep training guide!

  2. Gaby says:

    Baby hammocks are not safe. They go against safe sleep guidelines and you should not recommended them.

    • @Gaby Thank you for your comment! Some studies have said baby hammocks are safe and are used in other areas of the world, but of course, it’s always safest to discuss sleeping arrangements with your baby’s pediatrician as recommendations change often. It is up to us, parents, to do our due diligence and make the best decision for our families.

      • Gaby says:

        The world’s leading paediatric safety groups say baby needs to sleep on a firm, flat surface (eg cot/crib, play yards, bassinet). Please don’t dismiss safe sleep guidelines by saying recommendations change often, because something as fundamental as a safe sleep surface does not.

        You’re in the USA I believe? One of the AAP’s safe sleep guidelines from their 2016 recommendations is that media and advertisers should promote safe sleep consistent with safe sleep guidelines. It’s a quick and easy read, just google “AAP 2016 safe sleep guidelines” to get a refresher on what is and isn’t scientifically shown to reduce baby’s risk of SIDS and other SUID.

        I like your website and the information you provide, don’t get me wrong. But when you provide suggestions that directly contradict the leading paediatric safety recommendations it chips away at your credibility. And saying people should ask their paediatrician is a bit of a cop-out considering the AAP is made up of over 66,000 paediatricians and paediatric specialists. They’ve done the research for what will keep baby safe, there’s no need to also ask your own paediatrician as well. And if your own paediatrician gives you a contradictory answer, you’ve got to ask yourself (and them) why they’re going against the recommendations of one of the world’s leading paediatric organisations.

      • @Gaby I’m sorry you feel my answer was a cop out. Yes, we are in the U.S. and we do support the AAP’s safe sleep guidelines. Of course, there are always other opinions and perspectives and, in my experience with our international clients, cultures outside the U.S. have different ideas about how families should sleep. Bed-sharing is the biggest discussion point, but I’m sure a lot of our U.S. readers would never let their baby nap in a stroller outside a coffee shop as some parents from Stockholm do! 🙂 Also, as an example, here is a study about the safety of hammock sleep: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24766353 In the end, I personally believe parents and their own doctor, who knows their family personally and best, can make the best determination what’s right for their specific situation when it comes to where a baby sleeps. I work with unique families every day some of which have “different” situations (especially when it comes to medical issues) and there is no one-size-fits-all answer for everything or for everyone. I do appreciate and respect your position that we should not mention hammocks as a potential sleep space and will definitely take it under advisement when we review our blog posts next time, which we do as a general practice. Thank you for the discussion!

  3. Baby la more says:

    Very Interesting information .keep continue to share more info.

    • Janelle Reid says:

      @Baby la more – We are glad the information is helpful!

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