baby sleep

We 'Spring Forward' This Weekend! How to Prep Baby (and Prevent Crankiness)

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Consider this your warning: in most places in the country, we begin Daylight Saving Time in the wee hours Sunday morning. And that, of course, means moving your clock one hour forward before you go to bed Saturday night. For most people, this simply means one hour less sleep, but for a sleep-deprived new mom,... Read more

New Guidelines On How Much Sleep Babies (And You) Really Need

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Okay, new parents, we know it's not exactly possible to stick to a sleep routine or, who are we kidding, getting actual sleep. But the National Sleep Foundation released new recommendations yesterday that should serve as a rule of thumb for getting some shut-eye, breaking down the guidelines by age group. And, surprise, not... Read more

How a Lullaby Made This Single Mom a YouTube Star

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When Kimberly Henderson posted a video of her singing a cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" on YouTube (a cover of the Sam Smith version, to be exact) as a lullaby to her baby girl, she never imagined it would turn her into an overnight sensation. "I always look on YouTube... Read more

The Princeton Mom Thinks Crying it Out is Best for Baby — Do You Agree?

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This is the final of the five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... Read more

Scan This: Space-Saving Convertible Crib (VIDEO)

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Tight on space or expecting twins and want them to sleep together? In this video, Christopher from Buy Buy Baby explains why the Stokke Sleepi is a such a great crib. It truly grows with your baby (or babies) from a small, bassinet-sized sleeping you can easily roll from room-to-room, to a crib, to a... Read more

What to Do About Baby’s Sleep Schedule When Clocks “Fall Back” This Weekend

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I'm usually so unprepared for clock changes when they happen in the fall and spring -- and we spend what feels like weeks getting my son's sleep schedule back on track. But this year I feel ready. Since my son's been off school all week because of Hurricane Sandy (we're all fine; his preschool is... Read more

Which Parenting Style Is Best for Baby?

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I really feel it would have been so much easier to have and raise a baby in simpler times. Today, it feels like having and raising a baby has become somewhat of a competition or a trendy, popularity contest. That might sound harsh, but hear me out: Although all the new advances in medicine have... Read more

What Should Baby Wear to Bed This Winter?

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With the cold weather quickly approaching I’ve been thinking about how to dress my 10 month old son for bed. Last winter when he was still a teeny tiny baby, we layered on the clothes and swaddled him up to keep him warm at night. And let’s not forget our astronomically high heating bills. Now... Read more

Study Says Letting Baby “Cry It Out” Isn’t Harmful

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Baby's been up two times already tonight, and there she goes again. You consider letting her cry it out, but then you wonder, “Will she be scarred forever?”  A new study from the AAP says no -- that letting baby cry every now and then won't hurt her emotionally or ruin your relationship with her.... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: The Best Place to Put Your Crib

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In the process of decorating baby's nursery? Try this tip from user Surprise3rd, who posted on our 3rd Trimester message board. Before you place the crib in the room, Surprise3rd suggests testing the set-up by cracking the door to baby's room by about an inch and peeking in. "Whatever portion of the room... Read more