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How Can I Help My Baby Sleep With A Cold?

By team | May 3, 2022

There is a reason colds are called “common”: Many healthy children have eight to 10 colds and other viral infections in the first two years of life (or six to eight colds in the first year). Their developing immune systems aren’t good at staving off infections yet – not because you didn’t dress her warmly …

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Can A Baby Sleep With A Pacifier All Night?

By team | May 3, 2022

For babies who find great comfort in sucking beyond the need for nourishment, pacifiers can be useful at bedtime. If you’re nursing your baby, wait until he’s a month old to give him a pacifier to make sure breastfeeding is well established.  And don’t use the pacifier as a substitute for nurturing. Try cuddling, swaddling, …

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How To Dress Your Baby For Sleep In Summer?

By team | May 3, 2022

Dressing a baby for nighttime sleep can be a surprisingly stressful task: will he be too hot in this or too cold in that? Since professional advice across the board warns against putting a blanket over an infant to sleep, deciding on the right sleepwear is the only factor you can safely control. So with …

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Is It Ok To Let A Baby Sleep On A Nursing Pillow?

By team | May 3, 2022

Sleeping with a nursing pillow or a lounging pad could spell danger for infants, according to a new report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). On Wednesday, the consumer agency warned parents that “pillow-like infant products, including nursing pillows and ‘lounging pads,’ are not designed for sleep and are not safe for sleep.” CPSC …

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When Can A Baby Sleep Without A Swaddle?

By team | May 3, 2022

Understandably, you might worry your baby won’t sleep as well without her swaddle. But rest assured, even if your baby initially has a tough time transitioning, she’ll eventually get used to it. Remember, you still have lots of tools at your disposal for helping your little one sleep. Establishing a calming bedtime routine with a …

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How Can I Trick My Baby To Sleep?

By team | April 29, 2022

Getting a baby to sleep is not an easy feat. They’re fussy, crying, and unwilling to get some shuteye and seem like they’ll do whatever they can to stay awake. So it’s time to pull out any tricks from your parenting arsenal and get that little one sleeping. Ask any new parent what they crave …

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Can Baby Overheat In Sleep Sack?

By team | April 29, 2022

Luckily, there’s an easy way to tell if your baby is too hot. Touch her ears and neck. If her ears are red and hot and her neck is sweaty, your baby is too warm. Dress her more lightly or cool the room. Parents want to make sure their babies are cozy at night. Sleep …

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How Should I Dress My Baby To Sleep

By team | April 29, 2022

As a guideline, you should dress your baby in one more layer than what an adult would find comfortable. The Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies sleep without a blanket to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but there’s no need to over bundle. On a warm night, you can dress your baby …

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What Can I Give My Baby To Sleep On A Plane?

By team | April 29, 2022

A long haul flight with a toddler can be intimidating, but setting the right expectations is half the battle. Going into your flight with a toddler expecting to spend most of the time entertaining your toddler will make it much easier. Getting your toddler to sleep on the flight will be a bonus but well …

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How Do You Get An Overtired Baby To Sleep?

By team | April 29, 2022

Most people think that a baby will automatically sleep when they are tired. However, pediatric counselling specialists reveal that even an overtired baby may not fall asleep quickly. When your child shows the common signs of tiredness, including lidded eyes and a slumped head, you may be confused about why they still do not fall …

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Are Baby Nests Safe To Sleep In?

By team | April 29, 2022

One of the reasons that baby nests have become so popular is that today doctors and healthcare professionals recommend babies sleep on their backs. Placing your baby on their back to sleep decreases the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).  In a baby nest, the baby is placed on the back, and the possibility …

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How Long Do You Let The Baby Cry It Out When Sleep Training?

By team | April 29, 2022

There’s a reason brand-new parents are universally exhausted – it’s normal for a newborn to sleep for only a couple of hours at a stretch. But if your baby isn’t falling asleep on her own or sleeping six hours straight by the time she’s between 4 and 6 months old, you might be interested in …

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How Much Does A Baby Sleep Consultant Cost?

By team | April 29, 2022

Most sleep training packages include an initial video or phone consultation. You’ll go over sleep goals, any specific needs the child has, family circumstances etc. Before that call, parents fill out an extensive history form. This form helps the sleep coach understand your needs and your child’s history with sleep. From that initial phone call …

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Do Lullabies Help Baby Sleep?

By team | April 29, 2022

It’s late at night, and your baby needs to sleep. Everything’s been taken care of – clean diaper, quiet house, feeding, burping … So what’s with all that squirming? Maybe all that’s missing is a lullaby. This bond is communicated without words. Since your baby can’t yet understand words and language, a lullaby can communicate that …

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Is It Ok For A Baby To Sleep In A Car Seat?

By team | April 29, 2022

Pint-sized passengers seem to be pros at falling asleep in the car. But those on-the-go naps – while relaxing for you! – aren’t your baby’s safest route to Snoozetown. While a few minutes of R&R on the road isn’t a big deal, you shouldn’t let your sweet pea sleep in the car for long stretches …

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Do I Need A Sleep Consultant For My Baby?

By team | April 28, 2022

As soon as you announce that you are expecting, you will undoubtedly be bombarded with advice on the best swaddles, the best strollers, high chairs, cribs, bassinets, nursing accessories, bottles and so on. The topic of discussion that usually follows right after your birth announcement is your child’s sleep (or lack of it). We are …

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How Can I Make My Baby Sleep Faster?

By team | April 28, 2022

Let’s face it — when your kids or baby don’t sleep, you don’t either. And not only is that exhausting, but lack of sleep can lead to health issues that no one wants. Not only is getting better sleep good for you, but it’s also essential that kids and babies get enough rest each night. …

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Can A Baby Sleep In A Vibrating Bouncer?

By team | April 28, 2022

A popular question from first-time moms is, “can a baby sleep in a vibrating bouncer?”. Knowing what to do and what not to do with babies can be a little frustrating sometimes. From their feeding to clothing and even their sleeping area and sleeping position needs extra attention.  Babies generally need to be handled with …

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When Can My Baby Sleep On Their Stomach?

By team | April 28, 2022

In terms of when you can turn babies over, it’s not when you can turn them over, it’s when they turn over.   Babies will start turning in bed by around four to six months of age. This marks a milestone in their development because their leg, trunk, arm, and neck muscles are getting stronger. Therefore, …

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When Can My Baby Sleep With A Blanket?

By team | April 28, 2022

Pediatrics advises that it is not safe for a baby to sleep with a blanket while they are less than a year old. SIDS most frequently affects babies between birth and six months, but deaths may still occur in infants up to 12 months. While it’s natural to want your baby’s crib to feel as …

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Is It Safe For Babies To Sleep On Their Backs?

By team | April 28, 2022

The first rule of safe baby sleep 101 is that you should always, always place your baby to sleep on his back from the moment he’s born to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Still, it’s no secret that babies sometimes fuss when they’re on their backs. And if you’ve ever watched tummy time spontaneously …

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What Are The Best Sleeping Positions For Preterm Babies?

By team | April 26, 2022

Currently, most preterm babies in intensive care are placed in the prone position (face down) to sleep as it is believed this improves breathing and increases oxygen to the brain. Supine sleeping is recommended to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Low birth weight infants are at increased risk for SIDS, which is increased further …

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What To Do If My Baby Has Difficulty Sleeping?

By team | April 26, 2022

Are your baby’s sleep habits keeping you up at night? You’re not alone. Sleep can be a loaded issue, particularly for parents of young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates that sleep issues affect up to 50 per cent of children. Unfortunately, research shows that not getting enough shut-eye can impact everything from …

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Can I Use Infant Sleep Positioners For My Baby?

By team | April 26, 2022

Two government agencies and the Pediatrics warn parents and other caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioning products as two recent deaths underscore concerns about suffocation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning after reviewing reports of 12 known infant deaths associated with the products. Sleep …

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Is Side Sleeping Safe For My Baby?

By team | April 26, 2022

You carefully put your baby down at bedtime, keeping in mind that “back is best.” However, your little one squirms in their sleep until they’ve managed to roll onto their side. Or maybe your baby refuses to fall asleep unless you put them on their side, to begin with. That joy has turned you into …

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Is It Ok To Let A Baby Sleep With A Stuffy Nose?

By team | April 26, 2022

Babies, like adults, will end up breathing through their mouths if needed. Just like when you’re sick, your baby may have to deal with uncomfortable mouth-breathing for a while. Thankfully though, this will usually allow them to breathe while they sleep. Unless your baby has a serious lung condition like bronchiolitis, they will not stop …

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What Are The Best Sleeping Positions For A Baby?

By team | April 26, 2022

In 1992 the (AAP) recommended that all infants be placed on their backs for sleep, which dramatically reduced the occurrence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  The AAP continues to publish guidelines to address safe sleep concerns for infants through age 1 to lower the risk of SIDS, suffocation or entrapment. Familiarising yourself with these …

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How Should A Baby With Torticollis Sleep?

By team | April 26, 2022

A bad night’s sleep can mean waking up with a stiff neck, making it hard or painful to turn your head. This is called torticollis (Latin for “twisted neck”). In newborns, torticollis can happen due to the baby’s position in the womb or after a difficult childbirth. This is called infant torticollis or congenital muscular …

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How Do I Know If My Baby Is Having A Sleep Regression?

By team | April 26, 2022

Sleep regression is a period, usually about two to four weeks when a baby who’s sleeping well suddenly has trouble settling down for sleep or wakes up fussing in the middle of the night.  The term “sleep regression” refers to a period when a baby or toddler experiences a shift in their sleeping pattern. Often, …

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How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep Longer At Night?

By team | April 25, 2022

You want help getting newborn babies to sleep longer overnight. We hear you, Mama, and you have come to the right place! Through my decade of sleep consulting, we know how much help families need in that first, brief portion of their baby’s life. And we also know there is a lot of contradictory information …

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Is It Ok For A Baby To Sleep On Its Stomach?

By team | April 25, 2022

It isn’t safe to put babies to sleep on their stomachs. That’s because this position increases the risk of SIDS. The same goes for placing your baby to sleep on his side. From the side-sleeping position, your little one can easily roll onto his stomach and end up in this dangerous sleeping position. It’s important …

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At What Age Should I Start Sleep Training My Baby?

By team | April 25, 2022

While some parents worry that some methods might harm a baby’s health or create attachment-related issues, research shows that sleep training doesn’t increase the risk of behavioural or emotional problems later in childhood. Many experts say that sleep training is safe, but it’s also healthy and important for babies’ development. Experts recommend beginning sleep training …

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Is It Ok To Put Baby To Sleep Without Burping?

By team | April 25, 2022

So many meals babies take in are liquid, which means new parents are forever patting their infants’ backs to ease a gassy tummy. And if the feeding you’ve just given ends with your baby drifting off to dreamland, getting him to burp while he’s asleep can be tricky. Still, it’s important to try and get …

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What Music Helps A Baby Sleep?

By team | April 25, 2022

Getting your baby to sleep for many mums can feel like a complete mystery. Not all babies are the same, so something that soothes one baby to sleep may not necessarily work for you when getting a newborn to sleep. Some parents play music to their babies as it helps get them off to dreamland, …

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Is It Ok For a Baby To Sleep With Music On?

By team | April 25, 2022

Your baby has developed a sleep association with music. Some babies develop a sleep association with objects such as blankets, stuffed animals, or pacifiers. Sleep can also be associated with habits such as being rocked to sleep or falling asleep while feeding. Older children can also have sleep associations such as drifting off while watching …

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How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep Without Being Held?

By team | April 25, 2022

Getting your newborn to sleep without being held is one of the earliest jobs you will face as a parent. Teaching your child to go to sleep on her increases the odds that she will put herself back to sleep when she wakes up during the night. Babies accustomed to falling asleep in their parent’s …

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Will Your Baby Choke From Back-Sleeping?

By team | April 25, 2022

Babies are safer on their backs. When a baby is on his back, the air tube (trachea) is on top of the esophagus (the tube that carries food) if a baby spits up while on his back, the food and fluid run back into the stomach and not to the lungs. When a baby is …

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What Kind Of Features Should I Look For In My New Crib?

By team | April 25, 2022

When a baby is born, it is perfectly natural for their parents to want to invest in the best products for them. For example, they might find themselves trying to find out what the best baby toys are or what the best first foods are for when they start eating solids. After all, many things …

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What Are The Safety Consideration To Different Types Of Baby Mobiles?

By team | April 25, 2022

The thing that hangs above a crib is a baby mobile or a cot mobile. It is a structure that hangs over the baby’s crib that contains toys and objects with other additional features such as music to calm and keep the baby occupied when they wake up. Suppose you are looking to decorate your …

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What Is The Size Of A Baby Cot Quilt?

By team | April 23, 2022

Handmade baby quilts are a priceless gift because they allow you to choose colours, themes, or special fabrics that hold a special meaning. Plus, nothing says that you care about a new life as much as the hours you put into making a unique blanket just for that precious little one! If you wonder how …

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What Is The Safest Crib For A Baby?

By team | April 23, 2022

The wonderful world of baby products is always on the move, presenting more and more options as the years go by. So even if this isn’t your first rodeo as a parent, you may find yourself feeling behind on the latest in baby crib options. Convertible baby cribs, basic cribs, high-end baby cribs! If you’ve …

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What Is A Montessori Floor Bed For A Baby?

By team | April 23, 2022

First things first – technically, there’s no such thing as a “Montessori bed.” Instead, beds are inspired by the general principles of the Montessori Method.  The inventor of the method, Dr Maria Montessori, believed that children thrive when given the freedom to move and learn independently.  So, generally speaking, a Montessori bed is a mattress …

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What Happens If Baby Hits Head In Crib?

By team | April 23, 2022

Experts say the study, which collected reports of injuries to children from hospital emergency rooms over 19 years, represents the first national look at this problem. The study comes during a flurry of regulatory activity over cribs and crib products, culminating in the recalls of millions of items and the first new government-mandated safety standards …

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What Should Always Be Remembered When Preparing The Crib?

By team | April 20, 2022

Making your baby’s cot is a simple and quick everyday task but remember that how you make it is really important. Use the following guidelines that have been supplied by SIDS and Kids Australia as part of their Safe Sleeping Guidelines to ensure your baby is as safe as it can be. Check any crib …

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What Type Of Mattress Is Best For A Baby Crib?

By team | April 20, 2022

Sleeping safely and comfortably is important for everyone but even more so for babies, considering the majority of their first few months are spent sleeping in your arms and their cribs. According to the National Sleep Foundation, newborns up to 3-month-olds need between 14 and 17 hours of sleep a day-sounds like a dream. We’ve …

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What Do You Do When a Baby Doesn’t Sleep In a Crib?

By team | April 19, 2022

When a newborn doesn’t sleep in the crib or bassinet, it could be because she’s gotten used to falling asleep in another place. Some of the most common spots where she may drift off include in your arms, on your partner’s chest or in the car seat. She might also be in the habit of …

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What Do I Do When My Baby Stands Up In His Cot?

By team | April 19, 2022

Learning to stand up in the cot is a rite of passage! As soon as your child develops this skill set, you can be sure that they will be intent on doing this in their cot when they maybe should be going to sleep! Firstly, celebrate this developmental stage. Although you will be frustrated by …

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What Cot Mattress Is Best For A Baby?

By team | April 19, 2022

Choosing the perfect mattress for your baby’s cot can be overwhelming – there are so many different factors to consider. Not only do they need to be safe, firm, and flat – but they also need to fit precisely with no gaps at the edges, be breathable, and have a waterproof aspect for any leaks. …

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What Are The Top Tips For Buying The Best Baby Cot?

By team | April 19, 2022

The best cot beds suit a family’s budget and tastes and match their child’s stage of development. Cot beds are a brilliant buy because, unlike a conventional cot, your baby can sleep in a cot bed beyond toddlerhood when you can convert it to a big kid’s bed. But how do you work out which …

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What Are The Top Bed Rails For Toddlers?

By team | April 18, 2022

Your child may be sleeping through the night, but are you losing sleep worrying about how safe they are in their new big-kid bed? Are you transitioning your toddler to a new sleeping arrangement and are wondering how to keep them in one piece while they take that important step to greater independence? It might …

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What Are The Best Organic Flannel Crib Sheets?

By team | April 18, 2022

New parents spend a lot of time thinking about babies’ sleep and worrying if they’re doing everything right. If you have a baby on the way or are already bleary-eyed in the nursery as your newborn naps, you may also want to make sure your baby’s bedding is sustainable. Certified organic cotton crib sheets are …

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Should You Buy A Crib Before A Baby Is Born?

By team | April 18, 2022

Pregnancy can be a confusing time for a first-time mom. You may seem to be getting advice from every source possible, but it all can be completely confusing and conflicting. It can be really hard to keep all of the information straight between doctor’s appointments, reorganising your life for a baby, and the dreaded pregnancy …

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Is It Bad To Give A Baby A Bottle In Bed?

By team | April 18, 2022

Conversations surrounding a baby’s sleep are seemingly never-ending. We like to think that’s because infant sleep is a great equaliser for all parents. So when you finally find something that helps your little one sleep through the night, it’s normal to dread hearing it’s something you shouldn’t be doing.  One of these so-called magical sleep …

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Is Cot Good For Baby?

By team | April 18, 2022

Cot bed safety is always a parents’ biggest concern, especially because of dangers such as SIDS. We’ll spend hours trawling websites for the five-star kid’s products and pour over reviews and recommendations before parting with our cash, knowing that we’re making the best possible choices for our child. Unfortunately, however, sometimes companies can get it …

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How To Move Your Toddler To A Big Bed?

By team | April 18, 2022

While there’s no hard-and-fast age when a toddler is ready to move on from the crib, little ones generally make the switch any time between 18 months and 3 1/2 years old, ideally as close to age three as possible. The timing is different for every child, but if he’s hit 3 feet in height, …

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How Safe Are Floor Beds For Babies?

By team | April 18, 2022

Montessori floor beds are not for all families, and it’s possible to raise your children in the Montessori style while using a different kind of sleeping arrangement. But for some families, the floor bed is the ideal choice. The Montessori method is based largely on the concepts of independence, choice, and freedom of movement. Using …

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Which Are The Best Budget-Friendly Travel Cribs?

By team | April 8, 2022

Whether you are heading for a long, multi-city adventure or are simply spending a weekend away, travelling with a child requires a lot of preparation. If we had to sum it up, we’d say that it all comes down to this: creating the same safe environment your bundle of joy has at home in a …

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What To Do When A Baby Falls Off The Bed?

By team | April 8, 2022

First, don’t panic. If there are signs of distress, staying calm will make them easier to address. It’s possible the fall could cause your baby to lose consciousness. They may appear limp or sleeping, then usually resume consciousness rather quickly. Regardless, this is a medical emergency. If your baby appears to have a serious head …

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When Should I Stop Feeding My Baby Before Bed?

By team | April 8, 2022

At approximately 12 months of age, you should get rid of the bedtime milk bottle from your child’s life. Whether your baby drinks milk or not remains to be seen, but this habit can’t last forever. You can start weaning your baby off their bedtime bottle between 6 and 9 months.Babies are good at self-regulating …

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What Safety Features To Look For In A Crib?

By team | April 8, 2022

Your baby will spend a huge chunk of the first two to three years of their life in a crib, so make sure you see it as an investment – meaning getting one that is built to last and the safest crib possible.  Also important is to check for crib recalls at the Keeping Babies …

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How Many Fitted Crib Sheets Do You Need For A Baby?

By team | April 8, 2022

Parents asking this question are usually concerned that they may spend money on more than they’ll need. Unfortunately, the number of crib sheets needed to take care of your baby adequately is more than one. If crib sheets are compared to bedsheets, why do babies need so many crib sheets? Unfortunately, babies are notoriously messy. …

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How Long Can A Baby Sleep In A Bedside Crib?

By team | April 8, 2022

According to the Academy of Pediatrics, your baby should have outgrown their bassinet by six months old. So how do I know if my baby is ready to sleep in their room? Sleeping alone is a huge milestone in an infant’s life. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in their development. The AAP …

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How Do You Sew A Baby Cot Sheet?

By team | April 8, 2022

Crib sheets are a necessity when it comes to a successful nursery. And, as is the case with all things baby-related, you’ll need plenty of them. If you’re having a hard time finding crib sheets that match your nursery décor, or if you have excess fabric that you’d love to use up, one great option …

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How Do You Set Up A Baby Crib?

By team | April 8, 2022

Getting ready for a new baby brings many emotions. It can feel like there is no end to the things to think about and decisions to make. And while safety is always a concern, sometimes we are not aware of all the potential risks. When it comes to getting a baby to sleep, we often …

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How Do You Make A Baby Bed Rail?

By team | April 6, 2022

We all have that particular story during our childhood of us falling off our beds, especially during our sleep. Even though we get a few laughs from these stories, some of these instances end badly.  Some might even concur head injuries by knocking their heads onto their nightstand or any hard surfaces. Some will get …

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How Do You Attach A Baby Monitor To A Crib?

By team | April 6, 2022

You have your nursery set up and ready to bring your newborn baby home. Although, there are a few things that you figured were fine to postpone, like setting up your baby monitor. Not a huge deal, as they are pretty straightforward to get set up. What’s more important is figuring out where you will …

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How Do I Transition My Baby From Bed Sharing To Crib?

By team | April 5, 2022

Many of my clients have hurdles to overcome in getting better sleep as a family, bed-sharing being a very common one. Any time they attempt to have their child sleep anywhere but their bed, it is almost always an ordeal that ends with their child back in their bed and back to square one.  Although …

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How Do I Stop My Baby From Rolling Over In His Crib?

By team | April 5, 2022

We know how much you anticipate every milestone your little one accomplishes. Rolling over in their crib is no different! However, we encourage you to keep in mind that all babies are different. This means the moment when they roll over in their crib for the first time may not be when you expect it! …

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How Do I Stop My Baby From Chewing On His Crib Rails?

By team | April 5, 2022

Finding a baby chewing on their crib rail can be disconcerting, particularly if parents are stressing about crib paint or crib damage. But parents who wake to find the crib railing peppered with tiny tooth marks should know it’s not necessarily a cause for concern. Babies use their mouths to analyze the world. It’s called …

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How Do I Protect My Baby From Crib Rails?

By team | April 5, 2022

When you put the baby down to sleep, you want to make sure he’s as comfortable and safe as possible. To make the baby’s crib safe yet comfy, you’ll likely keep blankets, pillows and soft toys out and wrap him in his sleep sack before bedtime. One concern many parents have regarding crib coziness is …

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How Do I Protect My Baby From Bed Edges?

By team | April 4, 2022

Platform beds are great to look at because of their symmetry, sharp lines, and solid surfaces. This creates a very aesthetically pleasing experience.  Unfortunately, these very same qualities can cause concern for parents of babies and small toddlers. Once they get up and start walking around, toddlers seem to bump their heads into everything. They …

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What Is The Standard Size Of A Baby Crib?

By team | April 4, 2022

A standard crib size is 51 3/8″ – 52 5/8″ L x 27 3/8″ – 28 5/8″. Standard cribs are traditional in both style and design. They are intended to comfortably fit your child during the first 18-24 months of their life.  Although standard cribs can be expensive, they are long-lasting, giving them great value. …

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What Are The Crib Safety Tips For Babies?

By team | April 4, 2022

Babies mean big baby gear purchases – and a crib may be the biggest one you’ll make right now, both in size and expense. And it’ll take some big consideration, too. Your baby will be clocking a lot of hours in that crib until he graduates to a bed, so you’ll want it to be …

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How Do I Know If My Baby Has Bed Bugs?

By team | April 4, 2022

Bedbugs are very small insects (Cimex lectularius). Their food source is the blood of humans and other mammals. Bed Bugs tend to live in warm, dry places such as mattresses, upholstered furniture, and rugs, and they come out at dawn to feed. Their bite is painless, so your baby will likely not wake up when …

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What Do I Need To Know About Buying A Crib?

By team | April 4, 2022

Designing a nursery is fun and exciting. Not only are you creating a delightful oasis that encourages your newest addition to grow and learn, but you’re also providing them with a comfortable place that nurtures a sense of safety. Keeping this in mind, choosing the right crib is one of the most important decisions you’ll …

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How Do I Keep My Baby From Falling Off The Bed?

By team | April 4, 2022

The initial stages of being a parent can be one of the most stressful times of your life, especially if it is your first child. However, fear not; most of your fears are irrational and stem from your parental sense of protectiveness. Babies have an irregular sleeping pattern, especially in the early months. They can …

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How Do I Get My Baby To Nap In The Crib During The Day?

By team | April 4, 2022

It takes a while for newborns to develop a sleep schedule because they need to develop their circadian rhythms. During the first month, babies will spend around 16 hours a day sleeping.  This will usually happen in the form of three- or four-hour naps evenly spaced between feedings. After a newborn has been awake for …

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Do Flannel Crib Sheets Keep Baby Warmer?

By team | April 4, 2022

Comfort and safety are the two keywords highlighted in our minds when we choose nursery items for our baby. And to get a complete bedding package, we need comfy and safe sheets. During winter or on cold nights. Cotton crib sheets are not enough to keep your little one warm. Let alone other less natural …

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How Do I Stop My Baby From Crying In The Crib?

By team | March 31, 2022

Your baby is sleeping soundly against you with a look of absolute tranquillity on that angelic face. Surely this must be an appropriate time to set them to rest? You move as gently as can be so as not to wake them. You get to the crib. You’re inches away from a successful mission. And …

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What Age Is It Safe To Bed Share With A Baby?

By team | March 31, 2022

Data suggests that co-sleeping with babies is on the increase, with a survey in 2015 revealing that more than 61% of babies co-sleep with their parents some of the time. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents share a room with their babies for at least the first six months of life. Most preferably, they …

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Why Is It A Bad Idea To Leave A Stuffed Toy In A Crib With A Baby?

By team | March 31, 2022

Don’t let your baby sleep with any soft objects until he’s at least 12 months old. According to the Academy of Pediatrics, pillow-like toys, blankets, quilts, crib bumpers, and other bedding increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and death by suffocation or strangulation. Although it may seem unlikely, there is a chance …

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Which Baby Bed Is Best?

By team | March 31, 2022

Choosing your child’s first bed can be a tricky purchase, especially if you don’t know what to look for. After months of research and testing, we round up the best co-sleepers, cribs and Moses baskets for newborns. Moses basket? Traditional cot? Co-sleeper? Cradle? Cot bed? Crib? With so many options to choose from, you’ll be …

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Which Are The Best Crib Sheets For Sensitive Skin?

By team | March 31, 2022

When the weather outside is frightful, it doesn’t always leave your skin feeling delightful. Cold temperatures, windy days and dry heat leave many people with itchy, dry skin. Some people deal with eczema only during the winter months, and those who deal with it year-round often find that winter exacerbates the condition, especially for babies. …

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What Kind Of Paint Is Safe For A Baby Crib?

By team | March 31, 2022

The urge to paint your baby’s wooden crib is not what only you want to do. Almost all the parents want to give the crib a special look with colourful paints. But is it safe to spray paint a crib? You need to get the answer straight because you shouldn’t compromise even for a little …

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Why Would A Baby Need A Car Bed?

By team | March 31, 2022

It is not a decision you have to make unless you happen to be a medical professional, in which case you can make the right call without our guidance. If you are not, be aware that it is the doctor who determines that your child needs a car bed. When they do that, they are …

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How Can I Protect My Baby In Bed?

By team | March 31, 2022

Good sleep habits are important for your baby’s physical health and emotional well-being. Safe sleep includes where your baby sleeps, their sleeping position, the type of crib or bed, the type of mattress, and the home environment. Creating a safe sleep environment for your baby will lower the risk of injury and sudden infant death …

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How Do I Keep My Baby From Climbing Out Of The Crib?

By team | March 31, 2022

It’s Murphy’s Law of parenting: Just when you get your toddler sleeping a full 12 hours at night with no wake-ups, they decide to throw a brand new wrench into your routine. That is, by literally throwing themselves out of their crib, narrowly escaping a concussion, and surprising you at your bedside at 3 a.m. …

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How Do I Keep My Baby Warm In His Crib At Night?

By team | March 31, 2022

It’s safer not to use any loose or thick bedding in your baby’s crib, at least for the first year. That is because too much bedding, or the wrong kind of bedding, can cause accidental suffocation and overheat, which are believed to be a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. In general, …

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Can I Use An Old Crib For My Baby?

By team | March 31, 2022

Though it may have been the crib you spent time in as a child-and you did just fine-your old crib is most likely not suitable for your new baby. It’s tempting to purchase a used crib from a tag sale or to accept one from a kindhearted family or friends whose children have grown up, …

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How Do You Share A Bed With A Baby?

By team | March 31, 2022

Co-sleeping is when parents sleep on the same surface as their babies – for example, when they bring their babies into bed with them to sleep. Co-sleeping is associated with an increased risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and fatal sleeping accidents in some circumstances. But parents …

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How Long Can A Baby Last In A Mini Crib?

By team | March 31, 2022

Have you found yourself wondering, “How long can a baby sleep in a mini crib?” We don’t blame you. Babies grow so fast in the first year of their lives. And we all want a crib that will grow with our babies while keeping them safe and secure. In truth, most babies will probably outgrow …

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How To Establish A Bedtime Routine For Your Baby?

By team | March 31, 2022

When it’s time to sleep at night, you probably don’t just hop into bed in the clothes you wore all day and turn out the light. Whether you realize it or not, you follow a routine – brush your teeth, wash your face, change into pyjamas and maybe read for a little while before lights …

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Can Baby Sleep In Carry Cot?

By team | March 31, 2022

A carrycot is a light, portable cot with handles, similar to but smaller than the body of a pram and often attachable to a wheeled frame. Your baby can sleep in the carrycot for the first few months, and the cot can be attached to the frame to go out. Take your little ones on …

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Is 7 Too Early For Baby To Go To Bed?

By team | March 31, 2022

It turns out that having an early bedtime isn’t just a perk that gives you more time to yourself at the end of a long day (although that is a nice perk). Research has found that bedtime as early as 6:30 or 7 pm is needed for some children. And while that doesn’t mean that …

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Is It Legal To Sell A Used Crib?

By team | March 31, 2022

The perception that it’s illegal to sell a used crib comes from 2011’s Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations that prohibited the manufacture of drop-side cribs and implemented additional safety features, such as the permissible width between crib slats.  The fact that properly assembled and maintained drop-side cribs aren’t particularly dangerous seemed to escape the CPSC’s attention. …

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Can A Baby Sleep On Sheepskin In Cot?

By team | March 31, 2022

Many parents use sheepskin for tummy time, nursery plays rugs, and line prams, bassinets and cots. Wondering about the safety of your baby sleeping on sheepskin (or any other material) is natural for parents. Here we look at the facts and provide answers to guide you in your decision. Whether sheepskin is for sleeping, pram …

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Do Crib Toys Help Baby Sleep?

By team | March 31, 2022

We know well that Crib toys don’t have to be bad for your baby’s sleep, but they are ‘sleep-friendly toys. In general, sleep-friendly crib toys do not light or sound and should be relatively soft and have rounded edges, excluding board books. If you think your child is the best calm, start buying toys for …

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Can A Baby Sleep In A Montessori Bed?

By team | March 31, 2022

While you may not have known its name – or the deeply trendy and sometimes controversial philosophy behind it – you’ve seen a Montessori bed. One buzzword away from being a mattress on the floor, a Montessori bed is a low-to-the-ground toddler bed.  For many parents, Montessori beds are an aesthetic choice whose benefits are …

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How Do I Choose A Baby Bed?

By team | March 31, 2022

Beautiful bassinets, classic cradles, magnificent Moses baskets, practical portable cribs, and convenient co-sleepers – there are many options to choose from. Select the ideal slumbering spot for your precious bundle of the baby! Your new baby deserves the very best, including a place to sleep, play and rest that’s cozy and inviting. When you purchase …

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