Co-Sleeping With My Baby – Tips To Make Bed-Sharing Safer

Co-sleeping, bed-sharing

Co-sleeping is a very controversial topic in the United States.  In the scientific community, the term “co-sleeping” is used to describe a child sleeping in close proximity to a caregiver, but most Americans use the term “co-sleeping”  to describe when a child sleeps in the bed with his caregivers (“bed-sharing”). The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) advises against bed-sharing due to the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  The AAP does recommend, though, keeping baby in his own safe … Continue reading

The Best Baby Soothers that Help Baby Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep

Help Baby Sleep

My son was a very fussy baby who took short naps and did not sleep for long stretches at night. Few soothing techniques and products worked with him. With time, I learned that vibration, white noise, motion, and sleeping in a slightly upright angle helped him sleep better. He also loved his crib soother, which made the transition from the bassinet to his crib a little easier. My search for the best baby soothers did not stop after my son … Continue reading

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

How much sleep does my child need?

Isabella is on the floor screaming having a major tantrum. She is so tired that she is becoming delirious. Why doesn’t she have an OFF button? The neighbors are probably wondering what is going on. Terrible twos? Probably. But this time it’s worse. She didn’t sleep well last night. So I decide to take her to her crib for an early nap. She takes a long nap and when she wakes up, she is back to her normal self. She … Continue reading