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How to Swaddle a Baby

May 12th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Newborns sleep longer when swaddled. Here's how to swaddle your baby so everyone can get a good night's sleep.
How to Swaddle a Baby

There’s a reason all newborns are swaddled in the hospital: babies love to sleep when they're swaddled in a blanket. Why? A tight swaddle inhibits their startle reflex by gently restricting arm and leg movement, helping babies have longer, uninterrupted sleep.

Get Your Baby to Sleep

January 8th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
What you need to know so you, and your baby, can sleep through the night
Get Your Baby to Sleep

If your baby isn't sleeping, neither are you. Here's what you need to know to make sure you both get enough rest.

Holiday Sleep Schedules

December 11th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to fit in holiday fun without your child becoming overtired and cranky.
Holiday Sleep Schedules

Tis the season for fun and festivities. But too many late-night soirées can make for a grumpy, tired child. Here’s how to find the balance between holiday fun and sleep, so you can enjoy the season with a happy, well-rested child.

Safe Co-sleeping with Baby

December 9th, 2014 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
How to make co-sleeping work for you and your family.
Safe Co-sleeping with Baby

The family bed, co-sleeping, shared sleep–no matter what you call it, it means that your baby sleeps with you, or very close to you. Co-sleeping is popular with parents (particularly nursing mothers) of young babies who wake throughout the night and also with parents of older babies who enjoy the nighttime closeness with their child. If you're considering co-sleeping, here's what you should know about the easiest–and safest–way to share sleep with your child.

Help your Toddler Stay in his Bed

December 9th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
The move from crib to bed can be challenging. Here's how to encourage your little one to stay in bed when it's time to sleep.
Help your Toddler Stay in his Bed

The patter of little feet on the floor is never a welcome sound after lights out. "It's natural for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents in the middle of the night for comfort and security," says sleep expert Elizabeth Pantley. But if nighttime wanderings are getting in the way of your toddler's sleep (not to mention your own), here are a 10 ways to encourage him to stay in bed: