Guest Post – How Pediatric Chiropractic Care May Help Your Child Sleep Better

The majority people understand the value of sleep in general, and in particular how it can contribute to good health and development in children. As a chiropractor who treats children, a popular topic I end up addressing with moms is how to improve their child’s quality of sleep. Emerging research suggests that pediatric sleep disorders ...

Question of The Day – When and How to Stop Swaddling

Q: When do you know it's time to stop swaddling and how do you do it? GNSS: I normally recommend to stop swaddling when you baby shows signs of moving around and rolling over. At that point it’s a good idea to start weaning. We want to make sure the baby is safe if they ...

Can Sleep Training and Lactation Consultants Coexist?

By Lorna C. Aliperti, APRN, IBCLC Lactation consultants often worry that sleep training can compromise breastfeeding by reducing the number of feedings and compromising the mother's milk supply. However, using the principles of sleep hygiene can help lactation consultants address problems which are related to sleep, not feeding method. It is very possible to modify a baby's sleep routine ...

Cry It Out or No Cry? Which Sleep Training Method to Use and How to Choose

When working with parents one of the most important thing to decide and support is the sleep training method we will use during the process.  There are many methods to choose from.  I list 4 common approaches parents can take when sleep training and the best ways to decide which works best for your family. ...

Guest Post – Adding Infant Massage to Your Babies Bedtime

Massage can be a great tool to use as a part of your bedtime routine with your baby. It will teach your child how to release daily stress from new experiences and it will help your baby to relax. The more relaxed your baby, the deeper and longer you will both sleep! Here are some ...

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Over-Stimulation & The Period of Purple Crying

In those first few months your baby will cry and it will be almost impossible to soothe him.  He will cry and it will be so unpredictable you'll be pulling out your hair because you can't figure him out, and...it could last for the first four months of his life. The good news is that it's ...