Will Cry-It-Out Change Your Baby / Child’s Personality?

I happened upon an article where a woman (and husband) was against cry-it-out and specifically, The Ferber Method, but ended up doing it anyway because it was what worked. In that article, Confessions of a Ferberizer, she said that, in the end, her son stopped wanting to be rocked or cuddle. She did not seem …

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When Can Baby Have a Pillow and Top 3 Baby Pillows

Becoming a new parent is full of worry. It’s a lot of pressure keeping your new baby safe! A common concern for parents is making their baby comfortable so they will sleep through the night. Does your baby need a blanket or a pillow? When can baby have a pillow for the crib? This post …

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10 Tips to Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep

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When you bring your brand new baby home, no one tells you that “sleep like a baby” may not happen, or that if it does, it may only last a short time. This article will give you 10 great tips to help your newborn sleep better. Before I get to the 10 tips to help …

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Newborn Sleep Patterns Guide + Free e-Book

Newborn sleep patterns vary significantly in the early days, but many new parents want to know when they can put their baby on a schedule and what to expect. This guide will teach you about your newborn’s sleep patterns and how they will change over time. Newborn Day / Night Confusion When your child was …

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Sleep Training (From No Cry to Cry) Series – Part 1 – Bedtime Routines

Today I will start a series of posts outlining the variety of sleep training methods that I recommend. I will post them in order (as I interpret them) from no (or very little) crying to the most (potential) crying. There are many variations of these methods, so I am only going to highlight the main …

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Baby Sleep Needs by Age

I am working on a sleep training series where I will outline the various methods, from no-cry to cry, but I don’t think it makes sense to write that until I have written out how much sleep we can expect our babies and toddlers to get. If our expectations are too high, we could be …

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How A Child’s Sleep and Weight Might Be Related

Have you ever wondered whether a child’s sleep and weight might be related? Time Magazine reported that a Harvard study (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-causes/sleep-and-obesity/) concluded that too little sleep in babies and toddlers might be linked to obesity. And, they said TV viewing heightened the effect. No surprise there. At first I was skeptical about this study of …

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Sleep Associations – Is Rocking Your Baby Harmful?

Is it a bad idea to rock your baby? It depends. It is never a bad idea to cuddle your baby and give him/her lots of love and affection! It’s only when rocking your baby becomes something you can’t keep up with that it is a problem. Let’s take a step back and let me explain …

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Is Sleep Training Cry It Out?

In today’s article, The Baby Sleep Site® founder and expert sleep coach Nicole Johnson answer this common question: Is there a difference between sleep training and cry it out? ~~~ I thought I should first talk about my philosophy on helping your child learn healthy sleep habits. Sleep Training I don’t define "sleep training " …

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