What to Know About the Newest Study on SIDS

Swaddling is in the news again! A recent study in Pediatrics suggests that children who are swaddled during sleep are at a higher risk of SIDS. This is alarmingly contrary to what we already know about SIDS, that swaddling is one of the best preventative tools we have. So why the discrepancy? As a Certified … Continued

6 Ways for Parents to Get Some Much-Needed Sleep

Whether you have a newborn or an eight-month old, sleep comes at a premium. Even if you’re only getting up twice a night, it can sleep play havoc with your sleep schedule. Here are some simple adjustments you can make to get more sleep. 1. Get some rest while your baby sleeps I’m sure you’ve … Continued

7 Ear Infection Symptoms to Look Out For

Ear infections are a common problem that young children face. The canal that connects the middle ear to the throat is a breeding ground for bacteria. In a small area (like a baby’s head), fluid collects and transfers bacteria around. As a baby grows, her inner parts enlarge and bacteria can’t traverse as easily. As … Continued

What to Expect in the First 24 Hours with Your New Baby

Your first day with baby might be a bit overwhelming. You’ll wonder if you’re doing everything correctly. You’ll wonder if everything is happening as it is supposed to, or if something is wrong. You’ll be calling your family and Googling all sorts of questions. Here’s what you can expect in your first 24 hours with … Continued

New Study Sheds Light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Dr. Daniel Rubens, physician and researcher at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has recently completed a new study that uncovers clues to solving Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death of infants between one and twelve months. Dr. Rubens’ earlier work indicated a connection between hearing and breathing problems. During sleep, we move ourselves … Continued