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Simplicity Convertible Bassinet Sleepers unsafe

This product recall is a little different than others in that it isn't actually a product recall. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets do not meet...

Wake up, sleepyhead!

Our friends over at MomLogic have broached a subject that many of us will soon be dealing with: getting the kids off the summer schedule and back on the school schedule. I don't know about you, but we have gotten so far off schedule this summer that...

Product Recall: Baby Appleseed cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced yet another crib recall. This time, about 500 Baby Appleseed Davenport Cribs are being recalled because they fail to meet federal safety standards for cribs. These cribs have a two-mattress...

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Cribs - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 1,300 Mother Hubbard's Cupboard cribs. The cribs fail to meet federal safety standards in that the distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and...

DailyDish: Soothing sleepy sounds

Sometimes all a kid needs to get a good night's sleep is a little noise....

Pregnancy fact or fiction: On your back

I heard the umbilical cord would get wrapped around the baby's neck. I heard it would suffocate the baby. I heard it would suffocate me. I heard not to ever, ever, ever sleep on my back. Coincidentally, I forgot to ever ask my OBGYN about whether...

I can't sleep!

Last night at around 10pm, I was just snuggling up on the couch, remote control in hand, when I heard the three little words I dread the most. "I can't sleep!" Sigh. I thought she was asleep. This has been happening a lot lately and has started me to...

The comfort of the breath-check

Every night before I go to bed, I creep into Ellie's room and give her a kiss and a little squeeze while she is sleeping. Even though I said goodnight to her hours before, I still feel the need to check on her before I turn in for the night. You...

CPSC says air mattresses are not safe for babies

Traveling to see family for Christmas often involves spending a night or so as a guest in their home. Or maybe you have company coming for the holidays and need to make room for them in yours. If you are short a guest bed, using an air mattress is an...

I miss naps

I miss sleep. Sleep used to be my best friend, always there for me when I needed it, always just around the corner waiting for me. Then of course I had a baby. All the things they tell you about sleep--basically its disappearance--ring true loud...

Five minutes more

I have never been much of a morning person. Even before I had kids, I had trouble getting up in the mornings; now that I am permanently enveloped in a haze of parental fatigue, it's even worse. I easily sleep through alarms and the idea of waking up...

Study: Sleep more to lose the baby weight

If you are having trouble dropping those pounds you gained during pregnancy, perhaps you just need more sleep. According to new research, getting a few extra hours in each day will not only help you feel better, but will assist you getting back to...

Give your child the moon with this lunar nightlight

You know those little star stickers that let you create a glowing mini-galaxy on your child's ceiling? Here's that concept taken one step further -- introducing the Moon In My Room. The best part is that it's not just a nightlight. By rotating...

'Don't let the bedbugs bite' is serious advice

On the nights I put my daughter to sleep, I repeat the phrase my parents said to me before turning out the light: "Don't let the bedbugs bite!" As a kid, I always thought bedbugs were imaginary -- like the bogey man. And to a certain extent that's...

The forgotten comfort of a stuffed bear

A few weeks ago, I was tucking Ellie into bed when she handed me one of her favorite stuffed animals. I had mentioned that I had been having trouble sleeping so she offered up Brownie, her plush bear with the bright red ribbon tie. She said Brownie...

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