Babies often sleep better when they are near their parents. Usually, co-sleeping means that baby sleeps with you in the same bed but there are other ways to "co-sleep" such as putting your baby in a crib or bassinet that is nearby your bed or at least in the same room. Dr. Sears is a pediatrician and author of several infant care books and he recommends the following list of Do's and Don'ts when sharing the family bed.
7 Key Ingredients to a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleeping and getting your baby on a schedule are two of the most common subjects parents seem to have questions about. There are many scheduling options and philosophies on how to get your baby to sleep through the night. We recommend that you start your baby on a predictable routine between 6 and 8 weeks of age. Read on to learn our tips.
Swaddle Safely, Reduce SIDS Risk and Get More Sleep!
The Happiest Baby on the Block is a newborn care method that teaches REAL tools for soothing your baby and extending periods of sleep. It teaches how to reduce the risk of SIDS, end colic, and swaddle safely.
Created by pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, The Happiest Baby on the Block is an internationally known "prescription" to instantly stop a baby's crying and ease colic! This method saves the sanity of new parents and provides REAL tools to comfort baby. Babies are born with many reflexes; crying, sneezing, coughing, etc. Dr. Karp discovered all babies are also born with a "calming reflex" too. By recreating sensations experienced in the womb, you can send your baby into dreamland with these 5 simple steps.
Watch the video below to be sure you swaddle safely in a hip-healthy way, and learn the fabulous Cuddle Cure and Calming Reflex to use the method effectively to enjoy long sleep times.
The Essential Lesson: Newborn Care and Sleep Scheduling, Postpartum Health and Parent Comfort
We offer private in-home lessons for parents before or after their baby's birthday. This lesson covers the essential information you need to know about newborn and colic care, sleep hygiene, nursery and diaper station organization, as well as postnatal healing and comfort tips for new parents. For details and registration to schedule your lesson, please visit here so you can get some sleeeeeeeep later on.
Car Seat Safety and Reviews
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Keep your child safe with this site. You'll learn how to find the right car seat, install and use it correctly. View types of car seats and their ease of use ratings as well as how to register for safety notifications and recalls.
Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats:
Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing.
Convertible and all-in-one car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of time.