Crib Safety

A September 2007 study in the Journal of Pediatrics concluded that crib and bassinet bumpers are unsafe because they can suffocate or strangle an infant. Parents should keep pillows—including crib bumpers—and other soft materials out of their baby’s sleeping area, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the “Back to Sleep” campaign, [...]

Crib Safety2017-06-28T11:34:47-06:00

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Sleep Position/Environment and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) SIDS is the leading cause of infant death beyond the neonatal period.  Since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that babies be positioned on their backs while sleeping, the SIDS rate in the United States has decreased by greater than forty percent.  The AAP [...]

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)2021-04-28T12:38:26-06:00

Creating a Bedtime Routine

Starting from six weeks to three months, you should begin to create a bedtime routine, which will signal to your baby that it is time to go to sleep.  A routine can include any and all of the following: Taking a bath Changing the diaper and changing into pajamas Hearing a story or singing [...]

Creating a Bedtime Routine2017-06-28T11:32:17-06:00

How Much Sleep?

Newborn babies sleep quite a bit, usually waking up every two to four hours for feedings.  At about two months of age, they generally start sleeping through the night, although a few cooperative babies may start sooner.  You may have heard that starting solid foods (e.g. cereal) will make a baby sleep through the [...]

How Much Sleep?2017-06-28T11:36:16-06:00

Plagiocephaly

Keeping Your Baby’s Head Round Plagiocephaly is a general term used to describe asymmetry of the head.  Since the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1992 recommended having babies sleep on their backs to decrease the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome, many babies have developed flattening of the backs of their heads, posterior plagiocephaly. [...]

Plagiocephaly2017-06-28T11:40:37-06:00