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Newborn Won't Sleep in A Bassinet? Try These 4 Tips.

When a newborn won’t sleep in a bassinet, the parents likely don’t either. This can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, especially if you find that your newborn prefers to only sleep in your arms.  The first few days you might deem this as cute and a time for bonding, but soon parents come to realize that a baby needs to sleep in their own bassinet. There are other reasons why putting a baby to sleep in a bassinet is important. The first reason is safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a newborn should sleep on a flat and firm surface for safety reasons. This includes crib, bassinet or pack and play.  These guidelines are part of safe...

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'Safe Infant Sleep' by Dr. James McKenna

Here at Arm's Reach, we are lucky to have had the opportunity to consult with the most important experts in the world concerning infant development.  We are so proud to be mentioned in Dr. James McKenna's new book, Safe Infant Sleep. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. McKenna, he is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant cosleeping in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS. In addition to his many fellowships and awards, he ran the Mother Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab at University of Notre Dame. He teaches, lectures and  has published over 139 refereed scientific articles in diverse medical and anthropological journals on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, evolutionary medicine and SIDS, both here and abroad. Dr. McKenna has just written a...

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Spotlight on Cambria

It's the start of a new week, and we thought we would get things going over here by shining a spotlight on one of our favorite Co-Sleeper bassinets in some new colors.   The Cambria bassinet is our one of our best selling models. This beauty has elegantly curved wood sides, quilted fabric, and automatically adds a bit of style to any room.   Parents love it because it has mesh on all sides - great for visibility and air flow, deep baskets below for all those little things that baby needs, and side pockets as well. The Cambria works in two modes - either as a bedside bassinet that securely attaches to the parent bed or as a freestanding...

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Sleep Talking with Rebecca Michi

Here at Arm's Reach we have the privilege of consulting with some of the world's most influential infant specialists. Today, we chat with Rebecca Micci. Rebecca is a British Children's Sleep Consultant based in Seattle. Rebecca loves working with families all over the globe and gently turning drama into dreamland. Here Rebecca tackles 7 common myths about baby sleep:

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