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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

Sign of Postpartum Depression: Waking Up Baby

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Some people say “never wake a sleeping baby,” but some moms actually do this a lot. And that could be a result of postpartum depression. According to a new study from Penn State University published in Child Development, moms with depression symptoms were worried and anxious about their infants’ sleeping habits at night,... Read more

Bumpie Tip Of The Week: Get Baby To Sleep Faster

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Every Wednesday, we’ll be featuring a fertility, pregnancy or parenting tip from real moms. If you have a helpful tip you’d like to share, email community@thebump.com. Having trouble getting baby to sleep? Try this tip from user Chemmom. She suggests placing a heating pad (on a low setting) in baby’s crib before bedtime. That... Read more

Will Caffeine During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding Make Baby a Bad Sleeper?

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So is it okay for pregnant and breastfeeding moms to drink caffeine? Here’s the deal. A new study says that pregnant and breastfeeding moms aren’t messing with their babies’ sleep cycles by drinking caffeine. In the study published in Pediatrics, researchers looked at 885 infants born in 2004 in Brazil. Their findings showed that... Read more

SIDS Risk Factors You Haven’t Heard

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It’s widely known that parents should put sleeping babies on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS, but there are other causes of SIDS that are less recognized, but harmful, too. According to a new study in Pediatrics, SIDS-related deaths are down after the Back-to-Sleep program was initiated, but there are multiple SIDS... Read more