Category Baby Sleep

How to Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

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Parents and kids can agree: Shots hurt. We parents know that these vaccines provide babies with safe, proven protection against serious diseases. But that can be hard to explain to our little ones in a way they understand. What we can do is take steps to remove some of the stress that comes with vaccine visits to the doctor.

“Getting children each dose of every vaccine according to the recommended schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to help keep their children safe and healthy,” says Dr...

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Study: Risk Factors for SIDS Varies by Age

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New parents are often concerned about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when they bring home their baby. To reduce the risk of SIDS, parents are often advised to avoid placing bumpers, soft bedding and loose blankets in their children’s sleep area and to place their babies on their backs when they sleep. A recent study has found that these precautions may be more effective at different stages. The study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, found that sleep environment risks for 0- to 3-month-old infants are different compared to those for babies ages 4 months to 12 months.

Researchers found the biggest risk for younger infants is sl...

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5 Ways to Maintain Baby’s Sleep Schedule While Traveling

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Traveling with your baby or young child can be challenging, especially when it comes to keeping his or her naptime and bedtime routines. Getting good rest is the key to keeping your little one in a good mood when you are away from home, so keep these five tips in mind if you are thinking about traveling in the near future:

  1. Keep baby feeling safe and secure by following the same naptime and bedtime routine that you do at home. Bring along her favorite books, toys and blankets, especially those that she associates with napping and bedtime.
  2. When possible, try to include lots of outdoor activities during the day, but stay close to home (tha...
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Popular Lullaby Lyrics

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  • “Brahms Lullaby”

    Performed by Jewel

    Source: Metro Lyrics

    Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars are bright.
    May the moon’s silvery beams bring you sweet dreams.
    Close your eyes now and rest, may these hours be blessed.
    ‘Til the sky’s bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn.

    Lullaby, and good night, you are mother’s delight.
    I’ll protect you from harm, and you’ll wake in my arms.

    Sleepyhead, close your eyes, for I’m right beside you.
    Guardian angels are near, so sleep without fear.
    Lullaby, and good night, with roses bedight.
    Lilies o’er head, lay thee down in thy be...

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Is Your Sound Machine Harming Your Baby?

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Getting your baby to sleep is an art. It’s about finding the balance of the correct temperature, the right swaddling and the perfect amount of rocking — as well being careful to step over the squeaky floorboard on your way out the door. For many parents, a sound machine has become a basic element of their baby’s bedtime routine. However, a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics may have some rethinking their sound machine, or at least where they put it and how loud they set it.

For adults, occupational safety guidelines recommend that workers without ear protection be exposed to no more than 85 decibels of sound intensity in an eight-hour shift...

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