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Where Should Baby Sleep?

Where Should Baby Sleep?

One of the first questions you have to answer after you give birth is, Where should baby sleep? A bassinet? Crib? Cosleeper? Your bed?

It’s a decision that deserves some serious thought because it will affect your sleep, your baby’s sleep and your baby’s safety.

Hands down, having your newborn baby sleep in your room is the way to go! It’s cozier and much more convenient. It lets you hear when your baby spits up, has breathing troubles, or is uncomfortable in any way. And, as a total bonus: Your being nearby reduces her SIDS risk. The current recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is to keep your swaddled baby right by your bed, in a bassinet, crib or cosleeper for the first 6 months of life.

Content contributed by Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey Karp

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How do I help my baby adjust to Daylight Savings?

How do I help my baby adjust to Daylight Savings?
Tips To Help Baby Adjust To Daylight Savings Time
Every year around this time, we prepare to move our clocks back one hour. And every year, it is inevitable that a momma in my parenting class will raise her hand and say, “Daylight savings time is ending soon. Any tips on how to help my baby adjust to the new time?” Then I hear a collective sigh from the other moms in class who are now picturing their little ones waking up an hour earlier than they are used to! Before baby, this was a day to look forward to because it meant you got an extra hour of sleep on a Sunday - who doesn’t want or need that? More ...
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Why is my baby suddenly fighting sleep?

Why is my baby suddenly fighting sleep?

Bedtime is approaching and six-month old Oliver is getting sleepy. So, his mother does the same thing she has been doing every night since he was a newborn.  She takes him over to the rocking chair, dims the lights, and rocks and feeds him to sleep. 


I’m sure this is an image that is easy to conjure up, as it seems very commonplace and unproblematic ... read more

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Why Won't My Baby Sleep?

Why Won't My Baby Sleep?

Why does Daniela’s baby sleep longer than mine?

There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t get questions from new moms and dads about how their babies sleep. It’s such an important subject and often talk of it can leave all of us without it.  Why is that?  Well, because we know that good sleep is not only essential to your baby’s growth and development, but the whole family’s well being.

Sleep is so important because it can:

  1. Improve memory, learning, and concentration – helps with “Mommy Brain”
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