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Thumbsucking and Sleep

Babies who discover their thumb tend to be great sleepers because they have the ability to self soothe.  The thumb comes attached to baby so her sleep is not disrupted while searching the crib for a pacifier or calling out for mommy or daddy’s help in the middle of the night (huge plus for parents!). 

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How to Start Solids in 2020 – A Pediatrician’s Take

Guest post written by Dr. Florencia Segura, Board Certified Pediatrician at Einstein Pediatrics You have probably heard many different opinions from well-meaning grandparents, friends, and coworkers about what food, when, and how to start solids! On top of this, the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have dramatically changed in the past 10

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When and How to Ditch the Pacifier

Many of us have been saved from a major baby meltdown by the quick introduction of a pacifier into baby’s mouth at the right moment. Maybe they missed their sleep window by a little bit and were getting a bit cranky, maybe they got an unexpected bump on the head, or you had to swoop

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The Importance of Naptime Routine

We always hear about the importance of bedtime routines, but setting up a short nap time routine is just as important.   Dr. Marc Weissbluth, author of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, did an informal study of 60 infants, where he compared their temperament in relation to the hours of sleep they had during a

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Keeping Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room

Picture this:  It has been a long day and you are really looking forward to bedtime so you can just sit and relax.  You tuck your toddler in, kiss him goodnight, then walk out of his bedroom.  Next, you pour a glass of wine, grab some popcorn and hit play on your Netflix show.  This

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Sharing a Hotel Room With Your Baby

When my son was a baby, there was a period of time that we did not travel just to avoid messing up his sleep.  Pretty crazy, right?!  We had come such a long way to get him sleeping well, that I worried traveling would mess everything up.  I would do anything to avoid going back

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