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 the night— and some of...

Three Myths About Sleep Training Your Baby

Have you ever been told… “You should enjoy it (being awake all night) – someday he’ll be all grown up and you’ll miss it.” Or… “Welcome to motherhood. You can forget about sleeping because it just doesn’t happen for years and years.” Or my all-time favorite… “Well,...

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...

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....