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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Tips for a Night Out without Baby

While you might be accustomed to following the ABCs of Safe Sleep, leaving your baby for the first time can be nerve-wracking. Taking even a few hours to get away to recharge your batteries can be beneficial. Caring for a newborn can be a full time job, and a night out could give you the[…]

The Danger of SIDS ‘Prevention’ Products

Some products claim they can prevent SIDS, but currently there are no known products or ways to prevent SIDS completely.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other organizations warn against using these products because of the dangers they pose to babies. You should not[…]

What You Need to Know About Safe Sleep

Taking care of a newborn is a rewarding experience, but it can also be overwhelming for new parents and other caretakers. When the baby is in your sight, you make sure nothing goes wrong. But what about when they’re sleeping or taking a nap? SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the leading cause of infant[…]