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  1. Judy Arnall
    In many parts of the world, parents and babies sleep together. It is a viable sleeping option for parents, babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. Benefits of Co-sleeping Parents and baby have close emotional and physical bonding time. Mom gets more sleep as she can attend to baby’s needs...
  2. Judy Arnall
    Recommendations:  The CPA and AAPA suggests that for the first year of life, baby should sleep on their back, with no pillow, on their own surface, in your room. Many parents do co-sleep or bedshare and make the sleep environment the most safest they can. (See the blog post on Co-sleeping...
  3. Life With a Baby
    LO is a week away from turning 6 months old, and here's the deal: she had been staying awake between naps around an hour and 30 to an hour and 45 minutes. Suddenly, she fights a nap at that awake time tooth and nail (still giving us fussy/sleepy cues at that time). "Ok," we think, "let's try 2...
  4. The Trading Post
    Hey everyone! I launched my Kickstarter campaign for MELLA less than one week ago, and in less than 48 hours, we hit our funding goal and now have over 500 backers and counting. We're offering discounted Kickstarter pricing - 22% off MSRP! Here's the link if you're interested in checking out...
  5. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Hello, I really need an advice for teaching the baby how to nap on her own! We've been nursing to nap while sidelying or I was babywearing her through the nap, or jumping on the birth ball while she's in the sling to put her to sleep, white noise on. Well, 20 minutes later, if I get away from...
  6. The Trading Post
    Hi everyone! For the past 2 years, I've been developing an all-in-one kid's sleep aid and alarm clock named Mella. We think Mella is a huge improvement over all other sleep aids and clocks currently on the market and are so excited to share Mella with the world. We'll be launching in only a...
  7. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Hi everyone. This is long so TIA for reading. I'm having trouble with my just-turned-6mo baby's sleep at the moment and need some advice. He recently (last 4-6 weeks) has started crying and crying and fighting going to sleep at most naps and most nights going to bed. We co-sleep at night (he...
  8. Life with a Toddler
    Thanks for coming in to read my post ! my 1 year and 4 month son is sleeping well through the night, except for some nights when he might wake up for a pacifier. In the past couple of weeks he wakes up crying and only when he gets his bottle with formula he calms down. Any advice how to...
  9. Life with a Toddler
    I have to travel for a week-long mandatory conference for work in late June and cannot bring my husband and son with me. I had to travel for 3 days last fall and it was a disaster. Our toddler only fell asleep after prolonged crying, and woke up within a few hours to full wakefulness and sobbing...
  10. Life with a Toddler
    Hello ladies! I really enjoy reading your opinions and advice. I'm a first time poster, coming out of the browsing shadows :) I've got a bit of a predicament on my hands but I have no doubt that someone will have some helpful answers! I've got two little ones ages 3 and 2. Until recently, both...
  11. Women's Health
    Sleep is a dynamic activity where the brain continues to work while the body tries to rest. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or disturbance of sleep patterns that can affect our daily normal functions. Many people have the wrong notion that our mind and body is in a passive state when...
  12. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
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  13. Special Needs Parenting
    I have also posted this in the toddler forum. is that agaisnt any rules? So first of all a little background. I am a single mom with two boys, my oldest will soon be 5, and my youngest will soon be 3. Their father was an abusive man, I suffered many years through this, when it started happening...
  14. Life with a Toddler
    so first of all a little background. I am a single mom with two boys, my oldest will soon be 5, and my youngest will soon be 3. Their father was an abusive man, I suffered many years through this, when it started happening to my son was the end of it. My oldest has his own set of problems...
  15. Life with a Toddler
    My daughter is about 3 and a half and has not been a good sleeper since she was born. We put her to bed at about 8:30 every night and she doesn't fall asleep until 10:00pm or 10:30. She lays in bed talking to herself most of that time or getting up to go to the bathroom, change into different...
  16. Life with a Toddler
    I have slowly been weaning my toddler (who will be two in July), one nursing session at a time. I'm a little nervous about eliminating her nurse to sleep session because I'm not sure what to do instead. Anyone make this transition with success? Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you!!
  17. I'm Pregnant
    My elder sister suffering from this.Anybody out there who had the same experience?
  18. Parents as Partners
    I don't mean co-sleeping arrangements. I mean for as a couple, does the sleeping arrangement precipitate lots of quarreling, even without factoring kids who might sometimes climb in? I am a controlling bitch of magnitude I will readily admit and sleep is not one of those areas I am readily...
  19. Life With a Baby
    My 8 month old has always been gassy. When he was smaller, he did a lot of projectile spitup, but neither gassiness or spitting up seemed to bother him at all. In fact, not much bothers this incredibly chill little guy. He used to do a 4-5 hour stretch from 6:30/7 to 11ish, then woke up every...
  20. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    DD is 22 mo and for the past month or so we've been having frustrating sleep issues. Since birth she's fallen asleep with a combination of nursing/wearing/rocking and has always slept with us. Issues started this summer when she was waking up and staying awake for 2+ hours in the middle of the...
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