New Warnings About Bed Sharing with Infants

The number of babies who share a parents' bed has more than doubledsince the early 1990s, according to the recent National Infant SleepStudy, despite a number of public service ads warning of the increasedrisk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »

Dangers From Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy? ... read more »

Risk of SIDS Sudden Death Infant Syndrome Linked to Smoking

Babies born to mothers who smoke are at increased risk for SIDS. ... read more »

Possible Link Between Maternal Smoking and SIDS

Obstetricians often talk to pregnant women about the potential health threats associated with smoking while pregnant. ... read more »

Co-Bedding Safety Issues

Parents tend to choose co-bedding as a solution to late night crying and sleep deprivation. While co-bedding may help solve these problems, some experts report that the baby is at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome and accidental death when sleeping beside a parent. ... read more »

Tips for Preventing SIDS

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, describes an infant death with an unknown cause. While doctors and researchers may not be able to pinpoint the reason for death in SIDS cases, they have compiled a list of tips to prevent SIDS from occurring with your baby. ... read more »

Australian Researchers Study Co-Sleeping for the First Time

Co-bedding or co-sleeping is the practice of a mother sleeping with an infant from birth to 24 months. There is a connection between co-bedding and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but this connection does not deter some mothers from sharing a bed with an infant.  ... read more »

Smoking and SIDS

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, refers to death occurring in infants with no known cause.According to this study on the effect of smoking on SIDS rates, parents who choose to smoke increase the risk of their infants dying from SIDS three times. ... read more »

NeuN as a Marker for Neuronal Immaturity

Researchers from the University of Milan recently published a study measuring NeuN levels in cases of unexplained perinatal and infant death. Thirty control infants were also tested for the study. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Safety

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is a huge responsibility. There are certain things you need to take into account while breastfeeding. You must pay close attention to what you ingest and what activities you do that may affect your baby while nursing them. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Attachment Parenting

This parenting style, unlike most others, involves a movement backed by an international organization supporting parents who choose to practice attachment parenting. ... read more »

Preventing SIDS: What Latest Research Shows

While the condition is still not well understood, much research has been conducted in recent years in an effort to understand the causes and possible prevention of this heartbreaking illness. Below is a discussion of some of the latest findings. ... read more »

Baby Monitors: Selling Fear or True Protection?

Critics say baby monitors do little more than let you know if your baby is asleep or awake, in spite of the emotional marketing strategies that surround them. ... read more »

Shared Sleeping Infant Deaths: Texas Polar Vortex

The chilling antics of the polar vortex left Central Texas temperatures far below normal this winter. Texans bundled up to stay warm and cozy during a winter so cold it broke records. ... read more »

Sharing a Bed With Newborn and SIDS Risk

It’s understandable that new parents are enraptured by their infants and want to be near them, but research indicates that parents who share a bed with their newborn may actually be putting them at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »

Second-Hand Smoke in Infancy Raises the Cost of Healthcare

Secondhand smoke is extremely dangerous around pregnant women, but is the same true for newborn babies? Many studies point to the fact that it is very dangerous.  ... read more »

Should Your Twins Co-Sleep?

Multiple sources claimed that allowing newborn twins to sleep together in the same crib or bassinet would help their sleep schedules align, and it would also help them sleep through the night successfully. ... read more »

Does Breastfeeding Make for Sleepless Nights?

Before a friend of mine recently had her first baby, she spent months deciding whether or not she would breastfeed. It is a major decision, and with the advances in baby formula, there are perfectly healthy ways around it for women who choose not to do it. ... read more »

The Risks of Co-Sleeping

Like most bad habits, co-sleeping with your baby is easy to start but very hard to stop. When you feel excited about finally having your little one home with you after nine long months of waiting, the time apart at night will be difficult. ... read more »

Pacifiers Don’t Interfere with Breastfeeding

Obviously, pacifiers are designed to calm your baby down, and they mimic the shape of a mother’s nipple. They have been used for years now to pacify infants, and there has always been some controversy surrounding them. ... read more »

Why Your Baby Needs Tummy Time

After the "back to sleep" campaign gained popularity, moms learned that their babies should always sleep on their backs to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »

Cool Babies are Safe Babies

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is something every mother fears. Many find themselves uneasy for the first year of their baby’s life, constantly wanting to check to make sure their little one is breathing. ... read more »

Bed Sharing Good for Breastfeeding, Bad for Infant Health

Both of my sisters as well as several cousins made the decision to breastfeed their children immediately after birth. This is generally accepted as one of the best feeding options because of the nutrients and natural immunities that breast milks gives infants. ... read more »

What You Need to Know about Preventing SIDS

After you finally bring baby home, you’ll be full of joy and totally wrapped up in motherhood. It’ll be hard to stop smiling for the first few weeks, and your family members will pour in from near and far to share your happiness. ... read more »

Is Your Baby’s Head Asymmetrical?

When babies started spending all of their sleeping hours on their backs, their heads became misshapen. Obviously, a newborn baby has a lot of growing to do outside the womb, and when the head is in one position for too long it starts to grow into that position. ... read more »

The Link between Pneumocystis and SIDS

Sudden infant death is every new mom’s worst nightmare. In fact, thousands of dollars every year are spent preventing it. ... read more »