Archive by Author

How Long Should My Baby Sleep?

Awake baby on parent shoulder

Newborn and baby sleep patterns are different from those in older children and adults. Understanding baby sleep patterns will help you get through those long, sleepless nights. For newborns, sleep is about equally divided between rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep and follows these stages: Stage 1: Drowsiness, in which the baby starts to fall asleep. Stage […]

6 Steps for a Safe Family Spring Break

Family portrait photo on melamine picture photo plate

I recently took my kids on a fun-filled, action-packed spring break to a popular U.S. travel destination. Our 7-hour car ride was timed, the vehicle checked and the route was planned and programmed in the GPS (both the car and the phone!). I was certain I was following all the rules to ensure this would […]