Category: Sleep & Nap Issues

Sleep & Nap Issues: I Need Help Transitioning My Toddler From A Bed To A Crib

At first, Attachment Parenting sounds really good. Responding to the baby’s needs, keeping her close for skin-to-skin contact, letting her learn independence at HER pace. I get it. I live on Maui, people — this is Attachment Parenting Central. Or

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Sleep & Nap Issues: Nighttime Crying & Proof That Crying It Out Is OK

Don’t flame the messenger, but here’s more proof that SOME nighttime crying won’t harm your baby — and actually may help the whole family by boosting mom’s mental health. A big shout-out to mom’s health advocate Katherine Stone for being

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Dr. Heather’s First Live TV Appearance

Despite awakening at 4 am with bloodshot eyes from an allergy attack (perfect for HDTV, right?) — I was psyched to head down to KITV yesterday morning to talk story with the gang about parenting. So mahalo to Jill Kuramoto

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“Crying It Out”: Acceptable — or Abuse?

One of the most primitive, innate reactions any mom has is to comfort her crying child. But as we’ve talked about here before, many babies can tolerate — and thrive — with some crying, when their parents thoughtfully decide why

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BabyGeek: Infant Sleep “Rules” Don’t Work

I’ve been sleep deprived since April 2001, when our oldest was born. Since then, I’ve tried every “trick” in the parenting book. And nothing seems effective at “making” my kids sleep better. They’ve all evolved into being better sleepers over

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