Crying baby? Tips on how parents can identify best response

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by JEAN ENERSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on September 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:44 AM

KING 5's Jean Enersen talks with Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson about how parents should respond to a crying infant.

What parents can do:

* Choose the method that feels best for your family! This is a win-win
* Keep a set bed time, with a strict bedtime routine starting at 1 month
* Let babies fall asleep on their own at bedtime
* Know that sleep affects mood. If you're depressed and exhausted, talk with a doctor
* For safety, always put baby to sleep on their back, with no soft bedding

More information:

* Seattle Mama Doc Blog: New data on infant sleep you'll want to know
* Pediatrics study on harms/benefits of infant sleep
* Breast Feeding vs Formula: Mommy Sleep
* Blog: Sleep Through the Night
* Infant sleep advice from sleep expert from Dr. Jodi Mindell on YouTube

More about Dr. Swanson: Facebook | Twitter: @SeattleMamaDoc | Read Her Blog

 

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