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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects all 24 hours of your child’s day (and therefore, all 24 hours of YOUR day!) The quality and quantity of your child’s sleep influences his mood, behavior, health, and even brain development.

Adequate, restful sleep is a vital component for your child’s healthy, happy life. Here are 5 things you may not know about sleep.

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Rethink the Baby Holders — Use Your Arms Instead

Rethink the Baby Holders — Use Your Arms Instead

Some call it a sign of progress. Some call it liberating. Some call it convenient.

What is it?

“It” is a lot of things: bouncers, jumpers, rollers, seats, strollers, and swings. These myriad fancy, colorful baby contraptions can contain your baby in every conceivable situation and position. They are a virtual arsenal of inconvenience-fighting ground forces. But what do they provide from a baby’s point of view?

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Moving from a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to the Crib

Moving from a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to the Crib

Many babies fall asleep (and stay asleep) much more easily in a bed that is gently moving rather than a still crib surface. But one of the most popular moving options, the Rock ‘n Play, has been recalled and is deemed unsafe for sleep. If you are one of the parents who is in a panic since the recall of this sleeper, help is here. The following ideas can guide you as you transition your baby to a safer sleeping place.

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Three Helpful Ways to Encourage Daily Naps

Three Helpful Ways to Encourage Daily Naps

Before birth, your baby slept 20 hours a day or more! Waking periods were random and for very short periods of time. (Much of pregnancy movement was made during sleep.) After birth, newborns begin to consolidate their sleep into defined segments. Most infants need to nap around eight hours each day. These nap hours are critically important to their health, growth, and happiness. In addition, quality naps will also help your baby sleep better at night. Sleep begets sleep when it comes to babies.

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Eight Great Sleep Tips for Every Child

Eight Great Sleep Tips for Every Child

Lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything — dawdling, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even learning to tie his shoes and recite the ABCs. Sleep affects everything. The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well.

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Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed? Here are Solutions! Part 2

Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed?  Here are Solutions!   Part 2

If you read my last post you likely now understand more about why your child won’t stay in bed all night. That is s a great place to start! Depending on what you’ve uncovered, there are a few ways to keep your little one in his own bed all night. Since every child is different, and every situation is different, each family will approach this is a unique way.

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