SLEEP COACH KATHY SINCLAIR SAYS TO CLOSE THE KITCHEN IF YOU WANT
TO GET BABY TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT
NIX THE NIGHT FEEDINGS!
Do you find yourself getting up in the middle of the
night three or more times to feed your baby?
Have you tried everything to get him to sleep longer?
Do you feel like nothing is working?
It could be that your baby’s major food intake is during the wee hours of the night and not during the day. If your baby is over 15 pounds, then he should be getting all of his nutrition during the daytime and not in the middle of the night. This advice applies to breast-fed babies as well. Just because your baby is breast-fed doesn’t mean that he should be getting his nutrition during the night.
If your baby is bottle-fed with either formula or breast milk, he should have an intake of anywhere from 28 ounces to 32 ounces of milk per day. If you are breast-feeding, as long as your baby is satisfied and can go at least three hours between feedings during the day and has at least five to six feedings throughout the day, that is all he should need to get him through the night without any wakings for food in the wee hours.
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SLEEP CONSULTANT KATHY SINCLAIR OF BABYSLEEPSOLUTIONSLA.COM TELLS YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING BABY TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT
THE TOP 10 MOST-ASKED QUESTIONS ANSWERED
1. How many naps should my baby be taking?
Newborns nap throughout the day without a set schedule, but older infants usually have a longer period of sleep at night and two naps during the day, in the morning and afternoon. It is best for him to nap at the same time each day (such as 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.). To keep your baby on his sleep schedule, you can wake him from his nap. In general, he should not nap past 4 p.m.; otherwise, he’ll have trouble falling asleep at bedtime. And if possible, have your baby nap at home in the same place where he sleeps at night. This way, when he’s in his crib, he’ll know it’s time to sleep.
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HAVE BABY, WILL TRAVEL—IF YOU FOLLOW SLEEP COACH KATHY SINCLAIR’S TIPS BELOW
TRAVEL AND SLEEP
To most parents, travel and babies do not mix. Yes, the
mere thought of hitting the road with baby is enough to
make even the steadiest moms and dads shake.
The good news? A vacation with your little one is not only
possible, but it’s much easier than you think.
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SLEEP COACH KATHY SINCLAIR GIVES YOU TIPS ON HOW TO TACKLE TEETHING—
AND STILL MANAGE TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
You would not believe how many times I get this
exasperated comment: “My baby is teething and
that’s why he is getting up 10 times a night!”
I get to hear that exclamation an average of five times
a day. There is some legitimacy to the teething “excuse,”
but there’s also a way to handle the situation so neither you nor your little one has to suffer—well, beyond the pain of cutting teeth, that is.
To read more: http://www.thefamilygroove.com/may10_BedtimeStories.htm
Gap Recalls Baby Swimsuits Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Baby swimsuits
Units: About 6,500 in the U.S. and about 480 in Canada
Retailer: Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The swimsuits have halter straps that were manufactured too short causing the plastic ring located at the neck of the swimsuit to press against the child’s throat and obstruct the airway. This poses a strangulation hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two consumer complaints. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The baby swimsuits were sold in two styles: number 706260 is blue and white and number 700452 is red and white. The style number can be found on the label located on the swimsuit. Both swimsuits were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of a synthetic knit stretch fabric of polyester and spandex. The straps are made of the same material as the body.
Sold at: The babyGap, GapKids, Gap, Gap Outlet stores nationwide and online at www.gap.com from February 2010 through April 2010 for between $17 and $20.
Manufactured in: Indonesia and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled swimsuits away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., visit the firm’s website at www.gap.com or email Gap at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1037
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning regarding the use of baby slings. The full alert, (which you can read here) is directed at parents of babies younger than 4 months and doesn’t single out one specific brand of baby sling. It does strongly urge parents to take extra precautions when using any over-the-shoulder sling with their newborn.
However you decide to wear and/or carry your baby, please educate yourself on this important issue.
You should see the looks on my clients’ faces when I tell them
that their babies shouldn’t be having more than two hours of
awake time until they are 10 months old. It is like I have said
that a dragon just appeared at my door. I am always hearing,
“Well, my little Timmy can stay awake for four hours and he still
doesn’t look tired.”
To Read More: http://www.thefamilygroove.com/mar10_BedtimeStories.htm