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Why swaddling newborns is no longer recommended

Parents and experts are unsure if swaddling newborns is still the right thing to do.

Options for treating baby’s flat-head syndrome

Nobody’s head is perfectly symmetrical, but what do you do if your baby’s head is flat on one side?

Ask Dr. Marla – How should I lay my baby to sleep?

This is a very important question. While we do not know the exact causes of SIDS, we do know that sleep position is critical for decreasing the risk. 

Ask Dr. Marla: What can I to help my nine-week-old have a regular sleeping pattern?

I am still having challenges regarding my nine-week-old’s sleeping pattern. If he naps in my arms and then I put him down, he will wake up right away and then he fusses and cries before he goes back to sleep. What can I do?

Good Night Sleep Site can help toddlers having trouble sleeping

Good Night Sleep Site can provide you with emotional and educational support to help your baby or toddler with their sleep needs.

Health Canada updates sleep recommendations for babies

It’s likely that the only time your newborn is left unattended is while sleeping.

Sleep apnea isn’t just for adults

If your child snores as loudly as your grandfather, he could have sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition in which breathing is obstructed during sleep. That was the first clue for Megan Harvey (name changed) who was worried her baby wasn’t sleeping properly. “He kept waking up and crying so many times...

Everything you need to know to help your children sleep better

Here’s everything you ever needed to know to help your children sleep better, and you too.

Glorious Sleep: How to cope when your baby won’t sleep through the night

The average adult should get eight hours of shut-eye each night, but with wee ones in the house, that’s an unlikely scenario. The U.S. National Sleep Foundation found that new parents lose 350 hours (that’s 14 days!) of nighttime sleep during a baby’s first year. And a 2008 study...

Ask Dr. Marla: How can I help my baby sleep more soundly?

Question: Our 18-month-old daughter is a terribly light sleeper. Even my touching the doorknob of her room can wake her. She seems to sleep better with a noise machine, but we are afraid she will become dependent on it. Should we continue with it? Only use it when really necessary? What can you suggest to help her sleep through noise? Answer: A recent...

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