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  1. 18-Month Sleep Regression

    At 18 months, most toddlers are walking and talking, major milestones that reflect the profound development that occurs as a baby and toddler. Sleep is a key contributor to this development. And by 18 months, most parents have seen their child pass through multiple phases of sleep quality. Compared to infants, toddlers usually sleep through […]

  2. 12-Month Sleep Regression

    At a baby’s first birthday, parents are often amazed by just how much their child has grown and developed. In addition to getting bigger, more active, and more responsive, many 12-month-olds have shown progress in an area of great importance for parents: sleep. But sleep patterns children at this age can still go through ups […]

  3. How to Make a Memory Foam Mattress Sleep Cooler

    Memory foam mattresses are prized for their comfort and close conforming. Unfortunately, the same properties that make them so comfortable also tend to make them sleep hot. Memory foam is notorious for trapping body heat. Its density makes it less breathable than other materials, while its body-hugging properties make it more likely to absorb and […]

  4. Should You Flip or Rotate Your Mattress?

    For decades, the common advice in the mattress industry was to rotate and flip your mattress regularly to help extend its lifespan and improve comfort. However, changes to the design of modern mattresses mean that this advice is no longer necessarily true. In the 21st century, should you flip or rotate your mattress? The answer […]

  5. 4-Month Sleep Regression

    Parents know extremely well that change comes fast for babies. They grow and develop at a rapid pace, and that includes shifts in their sleep pattern as they get older. Newborns start out sleeping only in short segments, but over a few months a new trend develops toward sleeping for longer periods and spending more […]

  6. 6-Month Sleep Regression

    The six-month mark is a milestone for many reasons. Not only is it a baby’s first half-birthday, but it also frequently kicks off a period of major changes in development, activity, and sleep. Between four and six months, many infants start to show noticeable progress toward sleeping for long periods and sleeping for much of […]

  7. 8-Month Sleep Regression

    Starting around the six-month mark, many babies take a major step forward in their sleep, spending more of the night asleep and in many cases, sleeping through the night. But at eight months, some infants experience a new round of sleep difficulties that can seem to counteract their recent progress. This bump in the road […]

  8. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sleep

    Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined as “the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under 12 months of age that remains unexplained after a review of the clinical history, complete autopsy and death scene investigation.” Also known as crib death or cot death, SIDS is part of a larger subset of conditions known […]

  9. Babies and Head Banging at Night

    Parents of infants often spend considerable time and attention promoting their child’s sleep. In this process, parents may be thrown off by a new behavior that arises during infancy: their child repetitively and rhythmically banging their head or rolling their body at bedtime or during the night. Although head banging can be loud and may […]

  10. Can You Change Your Circadian Rhythm?

    The human body follows an internal timekeeping system known as a circadian clock. This internal clock regulates the body’s natural “circadian rhythm,” your daily cycles of sleep and wakefulness, hunger and digestion, hormonal activity, and other bodily processes. The word circadian comes from the Latin phrase “circa diem”, meaning “about a day”, referring to how […]

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