Safe Sleep for Babies with Alison Jacobson

October is Infant Loss Awareness Month. Meet Alison Jacobson, CEO of First Candle, a non-profit committed to preventing SIDS and sleep-related infant deaths through education about safe sleep for babies. Alison lost her own son to a sleep-related death and now teaches others about safe sleep. Jen: Hi, this is Jen and this is Mom Cave Live, where we may have lost our minds, but we haven’t lost our sense of humor. I am Jen and I’m here with our […]

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The Unintentional Co-Sleeper

My son sleeps in “the Big Bed” every single nap time and most night times, too. He’s not a newborn and I’m no longer breastfeeding. He is four years old. Yes, I’m a cosleeper. But more like an unintentional cosleeper. How did we get here? I certainly never would have thought I’d be the mom with the four-year-old still in her bed. It’s not even a king-sized bed. And my son isn’t the most serene of sleepers. My husband calls our boy’s nighttime movements […]

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Do Weighted Blankets Help Kids Sleep? | With a Giveaway!

Do you have a kid who refuses to fall asleep? I do! My almost-four-year-old daughter has never in her life fell asleep easily. Which means that I have been stumbling about a fugue state for the last four years or so… I kept hearing about how weighted blankets have been vital tools in the special needs community for years and now they are going mainstream. I was willing to try anything (anything!) to get this kid to fall asleep faster. […]

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“Cranky Mom” Habits You Need to Stop

I stayed up too late last night. Again. Bad idea when you’re the often cranky mom of two, one of which is a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night. An even worse idea when you are also battling a cold and facing a work deadline. And so this morning, I hit “snooze” a couple of times. Then when it was time to wake my kindergartner for school, I didn’t have the patience (or time!) to do it lovingly and […]

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