Health and Science News for Parents
Jul
16

What the newest bedsharing study can and cannot tell us

written by Tara Haelle

I have written before about how the infant sleep recommendations of the AAP and the US public health community in general are unrealistic and even potentially dangerous in their effects, regardless of their intentions. A new study in Pediatrics explores the contribution of different risk factors to sleep-related infant deaths, offering findings which are certainly […]

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Mar
12

Hey parents – crank down the volume on those sound machines

written by Tara Haelle

I’m counting down the last few weeks until my baby arrives, and as I went through and deleted old apps I’m no longer using in my phone and iPad, I made sure NOT to delete Simply Noise, my favorite of the white noise apps I used when my preschooler was a baby. Oh how that […]

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Jan
9

Afternoon vaccination appear to mean babies sleep longer after their shots

written by Tara Haelle

Sleep is an important part of the immune system’s effective response to vaccinations, so sleeping longer after getting their shots is a good thing for kids. A study published in November has shown that infants getting their first round of immunizations slept longer over the next 24 hours if they had their shots later in […]

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