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Safe Sweet Dreaming: Keeping newborns safe while they sleep

As a pregnant woman, it’s hard to miss the new safe sleep recommendations for infants; signs are plastered in OB offices, Labor and Delivery wings, and pediatric centers. Hospitals require new moms to watch a video on safe sleeping practices before they head home. Following the ABCs— Alone, on Back, in a Crib—drastically reduces the

Virtual Village: Finding Support in Today’s Online World

At some point, you’ve probably uttered the phrase “It takes a village!” when welcoming help while raising your children. In today’s world, though, the “village” extends beyond immediate family and friends to include a “virtual” community, thanks to social media. Parents easily access groups online; we’re all just a click or comment away from connecting

Sleep Your Way to Good Health

Sleep is vital for children’s overall health and development. That’s why it’s important that children develop good sleep habits, right from the start. Between schoolwork, sports and other activities, many children don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is just as important to your children’s development and well-being as nutrition and physical activity. The amount and quality

Surviving Election Year Holidays

So there you are, it’s been a year since you’ve seen most of your family and your Grandma just asked you to pass the butter. You would love to but you are currently using the butter knife to pretend to cut through that awkward tension in the room from your opinionated uncle who just talked

Tips for Connected Caregivers

Sooner or later, parents leave their kids with other people. And those other people—teenagers, family members, daycare providers and nannies—have cell phones. It’s no secret that cell phones are distracting—and irresistible. One survey by researchers at the University of Washington found that, among caregivers surveyed on a playground, 28% felt it was perfectly OK to engage