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This is part of a series that will discuss things you may want to consider as you prepare for the arrival of your second baby. Or third. Or fifth. While there are many things you may be focused on (like snagging your one remaining pacifier from the bottom of the fish tank) this post is […]

getting a second crib when pregnant again
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For most babies, the swing is a handy tool to help ease the occasional disruption of teething, growth spurts, and days when naps just aren’t happening. For about 15% of babies, according to Dr. Karp, the baby swing will be a crucial newborn survival tool. You will know you are the parent of one of […]

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Oh SNAP. This is the latest safe-sleep ad campaign from the city officials of Milwaukee. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that the blogsphere is going to blow up over this one. Although I do happen to BE a rocket scientist. As a general rule I try to stay away from […]

Baby Sleeps with Knive - Milwaukee Launches Controversial Ad Campaign
Little Man Drumming
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[box type=”blank” class=”border-dashed2″] Question: We have a 16-month old who sleeps great, yet my husband and I have a long-standing disagreement about how quiet the house should be kept while she is sleeping. He insists there should be no sound of footsteps on our hardwood floors or on our stairs, no microwave or ice machine […]

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Maybe it’s uncomfortable? It lacks pillows. The mattress is plastic. Maybe it’s the COLD plastic that is the problem. Have you tried warming it with a blow dryer before putting baby in there? Do you have cotton sheets? Is the thread count too low? What crib did you buy? Maybe you bought the wrong kind. […]

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Is your baby a motion junkie and you need to help them sleep better? Great! You’ve come to the right place. This post was originally written over a decade ago and we’ve learned a lot since then! The first thing is that swings are not safe for sleep and I no longer recommend them at […]

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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 […]

Baby Boy with Pacifier Sleeping in Swing
Little Boy happily swinging in B&W landscape
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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 […]

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