baby sleep

Could Crib Bumpers Soon Be Banned?

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That cute, padded, crib decor? Totally unnecessary and totally dangerous. You may already know that the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission considers crib bumpers a big no-no, citing reports that 52 infants died from bumper-related incidents between 1990 and 2010. Yet a new study found bumper deaths have spiked in recent years, prompting researchers to call... Read more

The Heartbreaking Reason Babies Shouldn't Sleep In Car Seats

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When used properly, car seats are life-saving pieces of baby gear no parent would dream of not having. But for one Oklahoma family, a car seat tragically proved deadly. At 11 weeks old, Shepard Dodd was put to sleep in an unbuckled car seat, placed on the floor in a home day... Read more

Prepping Baby For Daylight Saving Time

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It's almost time for the good daylight saving. You know, the one where you gain an hour of sleep. But it's not so celebratory for new parents. They know anything that disrupts baby's sleep schedule also disrupts their sleep schedule. So how can you prepare for the Nov. 1 time change without it being a shock to... Read more

Baby Goes to Extremes to Avoid Bedtime

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"The first year of his life, I think he was always awake," Adele Enersen recalls of her son Vincent, now three. "I think he slept 15 minutes once a week. Or at least it felt that way! Or remember that movie The Ring — the horror movie where the girl never slept? It was like... Read more

Is a Cure for SIDS on the Way?

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one of the most heartbreaking things a parent can experience, especially because so little is known about it. Daniel Rubens, MD, an anesthesiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and the founder of the SIDS Research Guild, has spent 11 years researching why infants can suffocate in their sleep within minutes,... Read more

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?

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