Pacifiers and Baby Sleep

  For a long time, parents who put their babies to sleep with a pacifier caught a lot of flak. Some were concerned that using a pacifier might cause problems when babies’ teeth start coming in.  Some have expressed concern that using a pacifier might hinder breastfeeding. Others simply didn’t feel that popping a pacifier …

Helping Your Baby to Sleep through the Night

  One of the first things most new parents want to know is, “When will my baby sleep through the night?” That answer varies from baby to baby, of course. No two are completely alike. In general, babies are able to start sleeping through the night between four and six months of age. Before that, …

Advantages and Disadvantages of Sleep Sacks

  In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about baby blankets and the risks they pose, particularly related to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Research has shown that babies who sleep with blankets in their cribs are five times more likely to die from SIDS than those who sleep without loose …

Reducing the Risk of SIDS

  By now, most of us already know that we’re supposed to lay our babies down to sleep on their backs. That isn’t exactly news. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been saying that loud and clear since 1994’s Back to Sleep program. Even before then, most pediatricians were recommending back sleep to new …

When Can My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

  It doesn’t take most parents very long to start asking, “When can my baby sleep through the night?” It would be nice if there was an easy, cookie cutter answer, but there really isn’t. The short form answer is that your baby can sleep through the night when she’s ready to. Until then, you’re …