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The Four-Month Sleep Regression (Does It Ever End?)

What happened to my good little sleeper? If you’re asking yourself that or have already asked yourself that, you may be experiencing the dreaded four-month regression (that never ends). Here’s what it looks like: Your baby was sleeping well. You thought things were only going to get better. You were getting long stretches at night,…

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How Much Sleep Do We Need?

As a culture we seem perpetually concerned about how much sleep we need versus how much we actually get (called our “sleep debt”). And also as a culture, many adults and children seem to function on a chronic sleep debt. Below is a discussion on the amount of sleep needed for each age group (including…

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Why Won’t My Baby Sleep?

This is a question I often asked my son when he was 3 or 4 months old. I asked it in a sweet voice; I asked it in a pleading voice; I asked it in a sobbing voice, but no matter how many times I asked, he never gave me the answer. I can remember…

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Three Myths About Sleep Training Your Baby

Do you want to know something that really gets me fired up? It’s when Moms (either online or in real life) are talking sleep, and I hear comments like this: “You should just enjoy getting up to nurse all night – someday he’ll be all grown up and you’ll miss it.” Or… “You were the…

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Speaking up about SIDs Awareness & Safe Co-Sleeping

There’s no way to sugar coat it: SIDS is truly is a parent’s worst nightmare. I remember worrying to the point where I woke up several times a night to check on my son while he was sleeping. I was exhausting myself, and finally I had to sit down and come to terms with my…

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Breaking The Nightly Bottle (Or Nursing To Sleep) Habit

This week’s question comes from Teresa. “My 11-month-old goes to bed with a bottle and wakes for a bottle in the night. How do I break her of this habit?” Good question, Teresa! When you put your baby in bed at night, it’s fine to include the bottle in her routine. You could start with…

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