Keeping Your Baby Warm In The Winter

Each winter, the weather channel makes that awful prediction: “This is going to be a terrible winter.” You’re scrambling to get all of your winter coats, hats and gloves down from the attic. But you remember one little thing…the tiny baby lying in the crib next to your bed. Suddenly, all sorts of thoughts wander[…]

SIDS Awareness: How You Can Get Involved

The chance to make a difference and potentially save the life of a baby is probably closer to you than you think. Simply communicating important information to others is a quick and effective way to raise awareness about infant sleep safety. Telling others about the ABCs of Safe Sleep and the dangers of SIDS, is[…]

Getting Baby to Sleep Through the Night with These Tips

Getting your baby to sleep through the night is a challenge that many parents face on a daily basis. Understanding your baby’s sleep routine can help you figure out how to help them sleep through the night. Infants have no idea what is day or night. For the first two months of your infant’s life,[…]

Vacationing with Baby: Easier Than You Might Think

With a new baby, it can be hard to picture yourself getting away for the weekend for some vacation time. However, you shouldn’t have to miss out on annual family vacations or a weekend getaway with your loved ones. While there is always the option of finding a babysitter, many parents want to include their[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Baby Bonding Tips

Many parents believe that bonding occurs when the baby and parents are both sleeping in the same bed, but this is not the case. Bonding occurs when the baby is awake and is feeding, bathing and playing with you throughout the day. Last week’s post talked about the dangers and high-risks that bed sharing poses[…]