Author: Kimberly C. Starr, RN BSN

  • 8 Steps to Break the Habit of Baby Sleeping in Arms

    8 Steps to Break the Habit of Baby Sleeping in Arms

    As parents, we’ve discovered that newborn babies love to fall asleep in our arms. Babies feel comforted by the warmth of their parents, and it’s the easiest way to get them to sleep. However, as they get older and heavier, it’s not practical to hold our babies every time they go to sleep. Newborn babies […]

  • Did Sleep Training Work for You? 3,800 Parents Surveyed

    Did Sleep Training Work for You? 3,800 Parents Surveyed

    As first-time parents (or more experienced ones looking to do things differently), we may search for information about sleep training. Many parents find that sleep training is the best way to get their babies to sleep sweetly and soundly through the entire night. After surveying 3,800 parents on its effectiveness, the first survey of 1,500 […]

  • Baby Won’t Sleep Unless Rocked? Here’s What to Do

    Baby Won’t Sleep Unless Rocked? Here’s What to Do

    It’s normal for most parents to want to rock their babies – rocking is soothing and can help babies fall asleep. However, if parents rock a baby too much, especially as they get older, parents might find themselves endlessly rocking their baby because they won’t sleep without it.  Newborn babies benefit from being rocked, but […]

  • Pacifier Size and Shape: Complete Guide

    Pacifiers are nipple substitutes designed for a baby to suck on when they aren’t eating. They offer comfort and support to a baby, are thought to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and are a quick way to quiet a baby’s cries. Pacifiers come in many sizes, shapes, colors, and designs. Sizes depend on […]

  • Can A Baby Sleep in Their Own Room from Birth?

    Can A Baby Sleep in Their Own Room from Birth?

    When it comes to babies and sleeping, it’s hard to find a one size fits all answer on the subject. Experts contradict each other, and as a parent, it can be hard to decide which advice to take. One topic that causes much debate is whether it’s ok for newborn babies to sleep alone in […]

  • Is it Ever OK to Not Sleep Train Your Baby? An Honest Guide

    Is it Ever OK to Not Sleep Train Your Baby? An Honest Guide

    Parenting can be difficult, and we often lose sleep over getting our little ones to sleep. Nowadays, some parents are investigating sleep training their babies so that they will get a good night’s rest. However, some parents are hesitant, and others don’t want to sleep train their babies. Not all babies require sleep training. Parents […]

  • Guide: How to Maintain Sleep Training When Baby Is Sick

    Guide: How to Maintain Sleep Training When Baby Is Sick

    A baby can be trained into the perfect sleep routine, but there can be hiccups that affect a baby’s slumber from time to time. When a baby is sick, it can be difficult to maintain sleep training. Something as simple as a stuffy nose can wreak havoc on a good night’s sleep. When a baby […]

  • Do Sleep Trained Babies Regress?

    Do Sleep Trained Babies Regress?

    You’ve spent countless hours researching the best sleep-training method and tirelessly implementing it. It was an exhausting experience until you began to see results. All was well for a few weeks until your baby decided to forget weeks of training and disrupt your blissful sleep again. This brings the question, do sleep-trained babies regress? Sleep-trained […]

  • Why Do Sleep Trained Babies Still Cry? What to Do!

    Why Do Sleep Trained Babies Still Cry? What to Do!

    Nothing is more frustrating or upsetting than a sleep-trained baby crying when they should be sleeping. Sleep-trained babies cry for several reasons. Some babies cry due to being overtired or because it’s part of their routine before falling asleep. Another reason that sleep-trained babies cry is because of a change in their schedule. This can […]

  • Sleep or Feed? How Long Can Babies Go Without Feeding?

    Sleep or Feed? How Long Can Babies Go Without Feeding?

    Food and sleep are two of the most vital parts of a baby’s development, and as good parents, we want to get these things right. If your baby has missed a meal or regularly sleeps through mealtime, you might be wondering how long to let them sleep before waking them up to eat? How long […]

  • Baby Crying During Nighttime Checks? What to Do!

    Baby Crying During Nighttime Checks? What to Do!

    As a new parent, you get concerned when you hear your baby cry in the middle of the night. Why do babies cry during the night? Why do they cry during nighttime checks? And what is the magic formula to calm your baby? Babies may cry during the nighttime check if they are awoken accidentally […]

  • The Science on Why Babies Cry Before Sleep (and Solutions)

    The Science on Why Babies Cry Before Sleep (and Solutions)

    There are a lot of parents who are clueless about what they should do with their baby crying every night before going to sleep. They might be extremely exhausted from taking care of their child all throughout the day and are ready to fall asleep at night, however, their baby might not be on the […]