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New Study on "Cry it Out" Sleep Training

By JustMommies

A new study recently published in the journal Pediatrics says that it’s okay for parents to use “cry it out” methods to get their babies to sleep at night.  The debate has been out on whether or not “cry it out” sleep training methods cause psychological damage » Read more

Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight

By Kim West, LCSW-C, Author of The Sleep Lady®'s Good Night, Sleep Tight

 #1  If I skip my child's nap, he will sleep longer at night. Also, the later I put my child to bed, the later he'll sleep in the morning. Sleep Lady: The more overtired you allow your child to get, the more wired he'll get -- making it harder for him to get sleep and stay asleep.  » Read more

The Case against Cry-It-Out Methods: Why Attachment Parenting Works

Weary mothers are often met with a barrage of seemingly helpful “sleep solutions,” from various family members and friends. Some suggested methods, while offering a possible system to attempt, may actually conflict with the mother’s natural parenting instincts. » Read more

8 Ways to Get Baby to Sleep at Night

Are you walking around like a zombie because your baby is keeping you up at night? Did you know that the top desire of most new parents is to get more sleep? » Read more

Safe Sleep Essentials for Babies from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Unless you're one of the lucky ones whose baby has always been a great sleeper, you probably spend a great deal of time trying to establish and maintain consistent sleep routines for your little one. » Read more

What is Dream Feeding?

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through the feeding process. » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: The Case for Co-Sleeping

By Inhabitots

Few things confound parents more than the issue of sleep. Crib or co-sleep? Cry it out or tend to every whimper? Sleeping through the night, yet? » Read more

To Cry or Not To Cry: Helping Your Child Learn to Sleep

If you’re feeling sleep-deprived because of the nighttime waking habits of your little one, rest assured that you’re not alone. Getting your baby to sleep through the night is one of the most challenging, widely discussed, and hotly debated elements of new parenthood. » Read more

Baby Sleep Training: "No-Cry" Methods

Many parents dread the idea of “sleep training” because they fear that it will involve many hours and nights of listening to their child scream and cry. However, there are several techniques for getting your baby to sleep that don’t involve tears. » Read more

Baby Sleep Training: Cry It Out Methods

When it is time to teach your little one to sleep on his or her own, and you have decided that you are comfortable letting your child do a certain amount of crying to get there, then you are probably likely to choose one of the “Cry It Out” sleep-training techniques. » Read more