Safe sleep TIPS Although the causes of cot death (SIDS) are still not completely clear, health experts are agreed that there are steps you can take to reduce the risk for your baby... • Put your baby on her back to sleep. • Do not let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby. CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE INFO
"According to the AAP, sitting upright for long periods of time (in a swing or a carseat) can make it hard for babies to breathe well, and that can lead to an increased risk of SIDS. It’s probably best not to let your baby sleep in the swing at night. However, some short periods of supervised swing-napping during the day is safe (strap baby in tightly with no loose blankets, pillows)"
You’ve just gotten a nice, predictable daytime sleep schedule, you’re feeling good about life, and then, before you know it, your baby gets a little older and blows a perfectly-crafted routine to pieces! The first few years of a child’s life are full of changes, and those changes add up to mean ever-shifting sleep patterns and schedules. And transitioning between all those nap schedules can be a huge headache for little ones and for their parents.
Most of us associate sleep training with nighttime sleep...but sleep training applies to naps, too! In fact, some families find that they have to tackle naps separately from nights, and that naps require a different sleep training approach. When should you work on nap training your little one? And how should you go about helping your baby or toddler nap better?