When Can You Stop Worrying About SIDS?

  (If you are having trouble viewing this video please click here to watch on youtube) As I mentioned in my previous post, I want to delve further into the fears we have as parents and specifically our fears related to death of our child. So much of what we’re told to...
Sleep Sack vs. Blanket – Which is Better?

Sleep Sack vs. Blanket – Which is Better?

It seems that everywhere you look on the internet the consensus is that you should use a sleep sack instead of a blanket for your baby. Sleep sacks are safer and reduce the risk of SIDS. But are they really? We opted for the blanket over the sleep sack because despite...
How to know if “Cry it Out” is Right for You

How to know if “Cry it Out” is Right for You

Letting our baby cry it out was much easier than I thought it would be. We were ready for it. Being ready had everything to do with our emotional perspective and nothing to do with our baby. We had let Hailey cry it out for naps many times since around the age of 2.5...
Sleeping Like a Baby… or a Bird?

Sleeping Like a Baby… or a Bird?

At the beginning of winter, I started putting a knit hat on Hailey when we went out. The hat was a bit big and kept falling down over her eyes. She would give an annoyed cry when this happened as if she wasn’t pleased. This would happen when we were driving and...
5 Reasons Why We Aren’t Afraid of SIDS

5 Reasons Why We Aren’t Afraid of SIDS

My husband and I never really bought into the “fear of SIDS” mentality. Do we believe that babies die unexpectedly and for unknown reasons? Yes. Would we be upset if our baby died? Yes. Do we believe that we can prevent SIDS? No. We talked about this topic...
Co-Sleeping vs. Crib

Co-Sleeping vs. Crib

Determining where the baby sleeps is a decision every parent has to make. Neither my husband or I liked the idea of having the baby in our bedroom. We had talked to numerous people who had gone the co-sleeping route and still had their children in bed a few years...
Sleep Training Mystery

Sleep Training Mystery

Here is a link to a somewhat humorous article about sleep and babies and all of the conflicting opinions about what we should and should not be doing as parents. If you’ve read anything about sleep training or infant sleep habits or have actually attempted to...