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Get rid of your baby monitor!

Oftentimes parents who are struggling to teach their children self-soothing techniques will have a baby monitor.  They admit that they can “hear them anyway”  but they insist that the monitor helps reduce overnight anxiety.   222 more words

Parenting Myth

Dangers of sleep deprivation for kids

I just finished reading this article from the May 2015 issue of the Walrus Magazine about the prevalence of sleep deprivation among children. This article cited research that has shown that ” deprivation early in life can affect later cognitive performance and neuro-developmental functioning” and also have negative social and behavioural consequences. 46 more words


RIP Rock n Play

For the first three months of his life Baby J slept in a rock n play and with me. I admit, I’m a bed-sharer — don’t judge. 457 more words

Medical Hubris

On our walk this evening, we stopped to visit with a first-time mom in the neighborhood. She asked a couple of questions about F’s bedtime and mentioned how she was trying to get her little one down a little earlier in the evening. 350 more words

New Moms

The Trouble With Babies

I have never really understood why anyone would want their babies to stay as babies. Right now it is 3:36am and I am feeding my baby. 1,297 more words

The 4-month Sleep Regression

Okay, I admit it, I was full of infant-sleep hubris. See, here’s the thing, Isobel has been a champion sleeper. I mean a champion sleeper. Starting at two months old she slept from 9-4 straight. 467 more words


Must Have Baby Item: The Woombie

I’ll never forget the phone call I got from a fellow newborn care provider around 10:00 pm one night wondering if I had any Woombies on hand. 398 more words

That Girl