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    SIDs
    10 Tips to Reduce the Risk of SIDS
    According to the National Institutes of Health, over 2,000 babies die in the U.S. each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Ninety percent of SIDS deaths occur before a baby reaches 6 months of age, but can occur anytime during a baby's...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Caring for a Newborn
    A Guide to the New Rules of Parenting: Why Babies Can't Sleep on Their Stomach and More
    Parenting practices, trends, and tools are always evolving. If you're an expectant mom or grandparent who's more familiar with parenting trends from the disco era, use this list to catch up on today's written and unwritten rules of raising a baby...
    Erin Dower
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    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower
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    Sleeping Through the Night
    How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night: 7 Books Explain the Most Common Sleep Training Methods
    How well does your baby sleep? Whether he screams at bedtime, frequently wakes up, or doesn't like to nap, it may seem like a good night's sleep (for everyone!) is something only dreams are made of. If you think sleep training might be the answer...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sleep Schedules
    Recommended Sleep Needs By Age
    Use this printable guide to help determine if your child is getting enough sleep as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • SIDs
    SIDS and Co-Sleeping: Debunking the Myths
    SIDS and Co-Sleeping: Debunking the Myths Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a seemingly healthy infant during sleep. Although the exact causes of SIDS are largely unknown, a recent study released by the Bri...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    When Can an Infant Sleep on Her Belly?
    When a baby can get onto her belly by herself, it's okay for her to sleep that way. ...
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    Nap Time for Toddlers
    Nap Time for Toddlers In the months after your baby's first birthday, he will probably still take two naps a day to meet all of his sleep needs. During these months, he will clearly reach his limit after a stretch of four to five hours of wakef...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Getting Your Baby to Sleep
    Getting Your Baby to Sleep Getting a child to sleep on her own is not an easy thing to do. You have to be strong. I did a great job with my oldest child, but to this day I have trouble with my younger children and bedtime. The trick is to outla...
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    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Getting Baby on a Sleep Schedule
    Getting Baby on a Sleep Schedule Sharing in a bedtime ritual is the fun part of getting your baby to sleep. Putting him down and getting him to go to sleep is the hard part. After rocking, cuddling, nursing, feeding, reading, singing, telling st...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleeping Through the Night
    Where Will Your Baby Sleep?
    Where Will Your Baby Sleep? Even if you have a well-designed nursery and a beautiful crib, it can be tough to decide where your baby will sleep. Should you put her in her crib right away or use a bassinet or side sleeper to keep her close? Or d...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Co-Sleeping
    The Family Bed: Is It for You?
    The Family Bed: Is It for You? The family bed, where everyone sleeps not only in the same room but in the same bed, has worked for generations of babies in other cultures. Although this practice is less common here, some parents find it very pra...
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    Putting Baby to Bed
    Putting Baby to Bed Q-tip During most of the first year, you may find a pacifier more trouble than it's worth. If it falls out of her mouth while she's going to sleep or later, in the middle of the night, she probably won't be able to find it he...
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    Your Baby and Sleep
    Your Baby and Sleep How much sleep does your baby need? The amount of sleep a baby gets varies greatly with the individual. Age plays a factor; your baby will probably need two to three hours less sleep at the end of her first year than she did...
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    Sleeping Through the Night
    8 Essential Products to Help Babies & Toddlers Sleep
    Are you struggling to get your baby to sleep through the night or to get your toddler to fall asleep (and stay asleep!) at bedtime? Check out these helpful and soothing sleepy-time products that some other parents swear by. More: One New Mama's...
    Erin Dower
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    Tips on Going to Sleep, Staying Awake, and Crying
    Tips on Going to Sleep, Staying Awake, and Crying My sister had a birthday party for my seven-year-old niece. My other niece, who was just eight months old, was as happy as could be sitting in the high chair at the table with all the other little...
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    Adding Cereal to Baby Formula
    Adding cereal to a bottle to help a baby sleep is a myth. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Infant Won't Take Naps
    Paying attention to an infant's cues (for example, waiting until he seems tired) and keeping to certain routines with naps can be helpful in getting him to nap. ...