Archive for February, 2010

nosefrida snotsucker

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

I was recently reminded about this great European snotsucker, the nosefrida, when my daughter caught my cold and became congested.

A client recently turned me on to this great device, which is much slicker and safer to use on our littlest ones’ noses. Consider this improved alternative to the blue bulb nasal aspirators.

lingering effects of early sleep deprivation

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

A recent short piece in the New York Times Magazine titled “Infant Sleep is Destiny” showcased the research of Bernier and Carlson. In their research they concluded that there is a longer term effect of infant sleep deprivation (aside from the immediate effect on executive functioning). They reported that as toddlers, the same babies who didn’t get good quality sleep as infants showed signs of lingering effects to their executive functioning. I disagree with the article’s closing comment about there not being anywhere to turn to get advice about what to do if you have a poor sleeper. Helping sleepy babies and toddlers (+ parents) is precisely what we do well!