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What to Do When Your Baby Hates Sleeping on His or Her Back

Since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign in 1994, rates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in infants under 12 months of age, has dropped by a whopping 50 percent, as reported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The campaign has
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Co-Sleeping Safety

By JustMommies staff

Communities across the globe have been co-sleeping with their kids for centuries. In Western culture, however, the practice can be considered something dangerous to do. With unknown causes to things like S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), or the risk of a parent rolling onto a child by accident
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The Case against Cry-It-Out Methods: Why Attachment Parenting Works

By JustMommies staff

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. One such method, advocated by authors
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8 Ways to Get Baby to Sleep at Night

By JustMommies staff

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? In a 2012 BabyCenter survey, families with new babies reported that getting more sleep was their greatest wish—even before having more time or
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New Study on "Cry it Out" Sleep Training

By JustMommies staff

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 to children. This study found
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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. We certainly don't know the magical equation to achieving the Holy Grail of parenting -- a full night's
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What is Dream Feeding?

By JustMommies staff

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
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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? There's no one-size-fits-all remedy for families, but co-sleeping is an age-old custom that has served many parents and babies well. The many benefits of co-sleeping
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When do Most Babies Start Sleeping Through the Night?

By JustMommies staff

Let’s start off by discussing what sleeping through the night means. When your baby starts sleeping through the night, she may not be sleeping all night or as long as you, as an adult, sleep. Babies do not have the same sleep patterns as adults and it takes them some time to start getting into a good
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Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight

By Kim West

#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. #2 Children not sleeping
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