newborn

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This post was written over a decade ago. Since then the evidence about the safety of swings for infant sleep has evolved and I no longer recommend their use for sleep. If you’re struggling to figure out how to help your baby sleep (and I assume you are since you’re googling right?) my book can […]

Little Boy happily swinging in B&W landscape
Baby and Mommy Sleep in Chair While Nursing
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If your baby is Pulitzer prize-winning sleeper who falls asleep easily, takes 1-2 hour naps every few hours throughout the day, and has been sleeping 4-5 hours at a shot at night since he was 4 weeks old, then huzzah! You won the big prize – a baby who sleeps well. Congratulations! However I’m guessing […]

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What percentage of families who co-sleep are happy about it? Put another way, how many made the conscious parenting decision to co-sleep BEFORE their baby was born? And how many weren’t able to get baby to sleep anywhere else and thus “decided” to co-sleep because they had no other option? I don’t actually have an […]

Cosleeping out of desperation
A New Sibling
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You lived through the boot-camp rigors of your first baby and are brave enough to give it another go. Congratulations crazy people! As exciting as this is for you and your partner, your beloved baby my not be as ecstatic about becoming a sibling. There is a good chance your first child has feelings ranging […]

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All babies are a lot of work and even the happiest sleepiest baby can leave her parents un-showered and exhausted. However when your beloved peanut is NOT happy and NOT sleepy then caring for your baby can be a stressful unceasing grind. [dropcap]1/3[/dropcap] of all babies are “easy” (although even very easy babies are still […]

Example of a Troublesome Tot
How Not to Swaddle
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Every family I’ve ever worked with has bought a few swaddling blankets, learned about swaddling (most new baby books cover this nicely), and maybe even taken a newborn baby care class that covered baby swaddling. And this is BEFORE they actually give birth! Given that most of you have probably read one or five newborn […]

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I’ve heard a million reasons why people DON’T swaddle their newborn babies: My baby fights the swaddle. She pops out anyway so why bother. I don’t want her to get addicted to it. She cries when we try to swaddle her. I heard that it’s not good for them. I want her to get exercise […]

Sleeping with Pacifier & Swaddle
Co-rooming with Mom and Kitty
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There are few things more fun for a new Mom (or even experienced Moms) than decorating the new baby’s room. We coordinate colors and stack diapers while quietly fantasizing about the sweet moments when we’ll gently lay our beloved newborn into her crib and silently creep out of the room to enjoy a healthy gourmet […]

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