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How to dress baby for sleep (and what to wear under a sleep bag!)

How to dress baby for sleep (and what to wear under a sleep bag!)

With changing seasons, parents are wondering how best to keep baby warm for sleep, while not overheating! The best way to check if your little one is the correct temperature is to put your hand on their chest. Does their chest feel comfortable and warm? It should not...

Safe Sleep for Baby: The ABCs of Infant Sleep

Safe Sleep for Baby: The ABCs of Infant Sleep

Alone, on their Back, in a Crib - this is what we call the ABCs of safe infant sleep, and it's how the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends babies sleep, for the safety sleep possible for babe. 1. Alone: Baby should sleep alone, rather than in the same...

Three sleep coaching techniques, explained

Three sleep coaching techniques, explained

If you’ve been looking into sleep coaching methods, you might already be overwhelmed. We chatted with All Star Parents to explain some common sleep coaching lingo, and define what we really mean by "sleep coaching." Check out the full article on the All Star Parents...

Four signs your baby is ready to transition from two naps to one

Four signs your baby is ready to transition from two naps to one

One of the most common nap questions I get from parents is when to expect that their child will be ready to transition to one nap, instead of two. Let’s talk about the signs that your child might be ready for just one nap each day: Every child is different, but most...

The Witching Hour: What it is and how to manage this tricky time with baby

The Witching Hour: What it is and how to manage this tricky time with baby

Who among us parents hasn't dealt with a newborn's witching hour? And, let's face it, it's not usually just an hour... it's HOURS!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The witching hour is a fussy period that almost all babies go through, and tends to occur around the same time each day, from...

From swaddle to sleep bag – when and how

From swaddle to sleep bag – when and how

Swaddling can be very helpful for newborns to help calm their Moro reflex (often referred to as the “startle reflex” - you know, the one that causes your baby to hit himself in the face and wake up very annoyed? Yeah, that one.). Swaddling is not a sleep prop, but...

Crib hour: What it is and why I’m not a fan

Crib hour: What it is and why I’m not a fan

Related to naps, the concept of "crib hour" is this: if baby wakes up at any point under an hour from when they were put down, you leave them be. This is a popular option among some for lengthening a baby’s short naps... But, here’s why I don’t subscribe to crib...

When to increase your baby’s awake time

When to increase your baby’s awake time

It's not always crystal clear when your baby is ready to make certain sleep transitions, and determining when to increase awake times can be one of those uncertain periods. Let's start by looking at average awake times by age (remember, every baby is different, and...

Sound machines, white noise, and your baby’s sleep

Sound machines, white noise, and your baby’s sleep

Sound machines have become a popular sleep tool for parents with young children. There is a lot of mixed information, though, about the right way to use a sound machine, and whether to use one at all! Here's what to keep in mind when considering a sound machine for...