Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule

Parenting an infant can be both a blessing and a challenge. Part of the challenge is figuring out how to navigate their confusing sleep schedule and understanding their sleep behaviors. For adults, getting some much needed sleep at night after a busy and exhausting workday feels natural. However, we must remember that sleeping, just like[…]

Dangers of Sleep Deprivation: Simple Ways to Help Mom Catch Sleep

As a new or expecting parent, you are already well aware that newborns don’t sleep eight hours a night. If they did, you wouldn’t be reading this! Safe Sleep is important not only for your baby, like we discussed in our previous blogs, but it’s also extremely important for you to get the rest you[…]

Breastfeeding: One Way to Lower Your Baby’s Risk for SIDS

There is no replacement for breastmilk or the benefits it provides for both you and your baby. It nourishes your baby with everything he or she needs. Breast milk has many advantages over formula. For example, it’s made to meet the specific needs of your baby, and it changes as your baby grows to offer[…]

Remembering Finn

He is my cousin. But if you ask me, he was my nephew or my little brother because he was the closest thing I had to a brother — and I loved him like one. When I found out that Finn died, I was getting ready for school. I was in my room and I[…]

Finley Ellison’s Story

Dwayne: Finley was our third child, and we were not planning to have a third child. We were very surprised when we found out we were going to have him. I was very worried because I had two children, and the rushing and hustle-bustle of life, and then we’re going to add a third child[…]

Finn Klingel’s Story

Julie: Finn is technically my great nephew — and he was great.I went to Charleston to visit when he was a month old and I got to spend like a week with him, when he was tiny. He was not a good sleeper. He had colic, and from about 5 o’clock in the evening all[…]

Seven DANGERS That Can Lead to SIDS

The ABC’s of Safe Sleep are simple to remember and follow, but what about the next letter, D? D stands for the DANGERS you should be aware of while caring for a baby: Drugs, Alcohol, Narcotics, Guests, Exhaustion, Relatives, and Smoking. Each of these DANGERS can lead to unsafe sleeping conditions for babies.   Drugs[…]

The Dangers of Using Bumper Pads

Bumper pads were originally thought to prevent injuries, but they may cause more harm than they prevent. They were once used to keep babies from falling out of the crib or getting their arms and legs. But crib safety standards now require the space between the railings of cribs to be small enough that babies’[…]