Entertaining Siblings During Nursathons

What do other parents do with their older children when their babies are having extended nursathons? Specifically, my problem of late is that my baby is very distractable. In order to have a full feeding session, I really need to take him upstairs to a quiet room. The mere presence of his older brother . . . → Read More: Entertaining Siblings During Nursathons

When Baby Stops Nursing to Sleep

My son has stopped nursing to sleep. He’s 11 months old, so this creates a problem for me. How do I get him to become asleep?

I have a few neighbors and cousins who seem to have given birth to the sort of magical baby who will yawn, then the parents put the baby . . . → Read More: When Baby Stops Nursing to Sleep

Tired Days

Last night, my baby was up every hour, on the hour. He became inconsolable (wouldn’t even nurse!) at 3:30 and pretty much cried until he woke up his older brother. So then I had 2 kids awake for the day and I was operating on a few wee naps.

I will tell you right . . . → Read More: Tired Days

Time Change Woes

This was my 7th clock change as a parent. My very first clock change, I was terrified leading up to it because my older son was on such a precarious “almost rhythm.” In other words, he was totally unpredictable, but bed time was our one and only constant each day. It turned out that . . . → Read More: Time Change Woes

Ask Judy: When Will My Baby Sleep Through The Night?

Dear Judy: Well, I know that every baby is different and all will finally sleep through the night whenever they’re ready, but at 6 months, my daughter is still not sleeping through the night (she did it 3 times over the course of last month, then it stopped). Various people have told me that . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: When Will My Baby Sleep Through The Night?

Infants And Adjusting To The New Time

This past weekend we moved our clocks back one hour for daylight savings time. Changing the time of day can be difficult on all of us (it can be just like jet lag!), but it can be especially difficult on young children and infants. They are running on their body’s clock – not the . . . → Read More: Infants And Adjusting To The New Time

Ask Judy: How Do I Help My Baby Sleep?

Dear Judy, I have a question regarding sleep. Ok, my daughter is six months old and is now on solids. We are up to breakfast and lunch with the oatmeal cereal. I still breastfeed her 7 times a day. We have been going through sleep training for a one week and 2 days. I . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: How Do I Help My Baby Sleep?