Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Whether transitioning from a crib, co-sleeper, or the family bed, there comes a time when children are ready for their own “big kid bed”. Many kids begin sleeping in their own big bed between the ages of two and three, but there is no right or wrong time for this. For some kids, getting their own big bed …Read More

Waterproof Mattress Protectors

Waterproof Mattress Protector – What’s Safe and What to Avoid

A waterproof mattress protector is essential to protect your mattress from urine, spit-up, sweat and other bodily fluids that are part of life.  Wet or damp mattresses provide a perfect environment for bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi, which can lead to a toxic sleep environment. Plus, wetness can ruin your mattress! Currently, the only way …Read More


Intimacy while Sleeping with Baby in Bed

One of our readers asked the following question about co-sleeping and how to have intimacy while sleeping with baby in bed: “But what about the marriage? The bed should be a place of intimacy, a place of retreat from the kids where husband and wife can bond, whether that be sexually or just alone together. …Read More

Does Co-Sleeping or Breastfeeding a Toddler or Preschooler Create Dependency?

Not in my experience.  In  fact, my experience with my daughter has been quite the opposite. I breastfed her for four years. On her fourth birthday she informed me she was ready to quit and it was an easy transition for her. I also co-slept with her until she was around 4 1/2 when she …Read More

Help Your Baby Sleep Better

Providing a Safe, Nurturing Haven for your Baby or Toddler is More Important than Sleep Routines Being a more “go-with-the-flow” type of person, I was never much for routines or structure as a mom. I could never quite get a solid routine going for my daughter’s bedtime, even though all the books and articles touted …Read More