Please welcome certified Pediatrician Dr. Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor and Catherine At Finnbin ! These experts will be answering questions for one hour only about our favorite topic ... SLEEP! Comment below to be entered to win a Finnbin Baby Box! #safesleepschool

Catherine A 4 likes

Ahhh! Congrats Amanda Holmes ❤️

Lou L 5 likes

Ok, I think I should know this but what is a Finnbin????

Dania R 5 likes

Hi Jalen ❤️ Zylen's Mommy, the AAP recommends 68-72 degrees in the room. The reason is that babies are more likely to get into trouble in terms of SIDS if they get overheated rather than being cold. So of course we don’t want them to be cold, but a nice cool temperature like 68-72 degrees is perfect!

Dania R 2 likes

Hi Amanda Holmes! Newborns should never be able to roll over. Rolling over is a developmental milestone that starts at 4-6 months in most cases. So whether rightly swaddled or free, it is virtually impossible for a newborn to roll over.

Catherine A 5 likes

Lou Lou Finnbin is a baby box company rooted in the tradition in Finland where parents get a box with newborn essentials and the baby can actually safely sleep in the box for approx 6 months.

Amanda H 6 likes

How much sleep is too much sleep? When is it necessary to awaken a sleeping Baby? We know how important it is for her to feed, but it's so hard to wake her up when she's sleeping so soundly?

Dania R 4 likes

Jalen ❤️ Zylen's Mommy, pillows are not safe until 1 year of age. According to the AAP, prior to 1 year there should be absolutely nothing in the crib except the baby on a firm mattress. Everything is a choking hazard including pillows and blankets.

Momma To K 4 likes

Amanda Holmes too much sleep? What does that mean? 😂😂😂

Mama J 3 likes

Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor thank you!!

Colleen O 4 likes

My baby spits up all the time so we don't sleep him on his back flat, but in a tilted bassinet or swing - is that ok???

M+S X 4 likes

At what age should a routine be established for times of naps during the day?!

Dania R 4 likes

Amanda Holmes, you will see so many answers to this question and it also depends on the age of the baby. Many people will say never wake a sleeping baby and that is true until a point. For the tiniest newborns, they should not go more than 3-4 hours between feeds, so you should wake them to feed. Older babies can go longer.

Audrey J 4 likes

When should Baby be sleeping through the night?

Audrey J 4 likes

Catherine At Finnbin what’s the stuff in the box?!

Dania R 3 likes

Colleen OB, you should ask your doctor about whether or not to tilt your baby up during sleep. I don’t know the specifics of your baby’s case. However generally with babies, swings are not recommended for sleep and only should be used during the day when you are watching. The positioning is not great for their breathing. At night, babies should be on a firm surface, such as a crib or a finnbin, with nothing else in the crib.

Mommy T 6 likes

Any tips for dealing with a 3 year old having night terrors and waking up 3-7 times per night?

Mary @ 3 likes

I see questions on here all the time about sleeping baby on their tummy bc they sleep better that way. How do I respond?!

Amanda H 4 likes

My husband and I are unsure about using a traditional crib. Is it appropriate to use a travel crib as a regular crib?

Dania R 4 likes

Audrey Johnson, the earliest you can developmentally expect a baby to sleep through the night is about 4-6 months. Some babies will sleep through by 3 months and those moms are lucky but if yours doesn’t that’s totally normal! All of them should be sleeping through by 6 months!

Catherine A 3 likes

Audrey Johnson we have a number of options That range in price and what comes in them. The lowest prices option is $65 and has samples from some of our brands and the highest priced version is $450 but comes with over $800 worth of items from layette, books, footies, soaps, diapers. Visit www.finnbin.com to see all the options.

Catherine A 2 likes

Finnbin and SmartMom just launched Safe Sleep School (www.safesleepschool.com) with online courses featuring Dr. Dania. If you take the courses and successfully complete the quiz, email me catherine@finnbin.com and I'll send you a special coupon for a Finnbin! Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor Mary @ SmartMom

Dania R 3 likes

Mary @ SmartMom, babies should always be put on their backs to sleep. In 1992, pediatricians started to tell families to our babies on their backs to sleep and the incidence of SIDS has decreased by 40-50%. It is the single most important thing you can do to prevent SIDS

Amanda H 4 likes

I've seem so many advertisements for sleeping and oxygen monitors such as Owlets. What are your thoughts on these?

Laura K 3 likes

My friends premature baby is up ALL night long. Do premies need time to “catch up” and realize Night is night and day is day?

Dania R 3 likes

Mary @ SmartMom and yes, most babies sleep better on their bellies but it is just not as safe as sleeping on their backs.

Laura K 4 likes

Amanda Holmes I was going to ask about those monitors too!

Amanda H 3 likes

I have heard of the Finn Bins before. The idea originated from the boxes issued from the Finish government starting in the 1940s, right?

Mom Life Is T 3 likes

What is the best materess for a 1 year old or are they all the same Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor

Cali^Mom F 3 likes

Any tips for getting my 3 year old to stay in her own bed and sleep through the night (at least most of the time)?

Donna N 3 likes

Mommy ToL I've never heard of little ones having night terrors! So sad!

Catherine A 3 likes

I'm curious- what ages are your babies for the Mamas on here?

Dania R 1 like

Mommy ToL, night terrors are so hard to deal with. I give you so much credit!! When they happen, go to your child as soon as possible. Above all, stay calm. Do not wake you're child. Make sure your child cannot hurt themselves

Donna N 3 likes

YJ Mommy I bought a mattress from Pottery barn that you flip! One side is infant, other is toddler

Catherine A 3 likes

Cali^Mom oh man- we are dealing with this right now with our 5yo. I am hoping there's a good answer or solution because it's getting ugly over here with all these middle of the night wake ups 😣

Dania R 2 likes

Amanda Holmes, generally for normal babies, the AAP does not recommend these machines. There are lots of alarms which add to anxiety in parents and they have not been shown to actually reduce the risk of SIDS

Dania R 1 like

YJ Mommy, all mattresses sold with cribs are Fine as long as they are diem. Firm is most important.

Catherine A 1 like

Amanda Holmes you got it!! It helped Finland in the 1930s when the country had a high infant mortality rate. My co-founder had the idea to launch the company when his wife was pregnant and he learned about the boxes and wanted to use it for their newborn!

Lou L 1 like

Amanda Holmes my baby was in the hospital for a bit and hooked up to a monitor - I felt BETTER when I got home with no monitor bc it seemed to malfunction a lot and freak me out! Like Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor said it ADDS anxiety!

Dania R 2 likes

Cali^Mom , a bedtime routine is most important. This is all behavioral unfortunately but it's important to set a bedtime routine and set boundaries. Bedtime occurs the same time every night, you have the same routine and then be firm about staying in the room.

Mary @ 3 likes

Cali^Mom Ive been seeing this question in the app a lot! I have a 16 month old and thought kids don’t wake up in the middle of the night past 9 months 😂 I'm in for a rude awakenomg aren’t I?!

Mom Life Is T 2 likes

Do sids only accrue wen their babies or any age ? Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor Catherine At Finnbin

Dania R 2 likes

Laura Kate, many babies, even those that are not premature, can have difficulty with day/night reversal. It gets slowly better over time. During the night time, make sure it's dark and no noise.

O & C's M 4 likes

I’m tuned in! A good nights rest is super important for babies, toddlers, & Mommas too! ❤️😴

Dania R 3 likes

YJ Mommy, sids is most common from 2-4 months but can happen up to 1 year of age.

Mary @ 3 likes

Hi O & C's Mom! Welcome! How old are your kiddos?

Mommy** W 3 likes

This might have been asked already , but when can I give my baby a pillow ? She is 8 Months old , i have given her a blanket . And also , how many hours a day should an 8 month old be sleeping ? 😊

girlmom x 3 likes

One of my almost 5 month old twins is constantly flipping to her tummy at night, she flips right back over when I put her on her back, should I keep flipping her back to her back?

Audrey J 3 likes

When should I take away pacifier?

Catherine A 4 likes

Dr. Dania does a great job explaining safe sleeping habits, why vitamins are important, the need for car seats and a number of other topics in her online courses on Safe Sleep School. Register, take the courses (they're short!) and take the quiz to get your certificate of completion! http://safesleepschool.com/register-for-safe-sleep-school/ Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor

Dania R 5 likes

About 3500 babies die of SIDS every year in the US. Sadly most of these deaths are preventable. It is rare to have a baby die of SIDS that was our to bed on a firm surface, in a bare crib and on his/her back. Sadly most if these crib deaths are due to unsafe sleep practices. These days, many happen with co-sleeping.

Mom Life Is T 3 likes

What's the best age to start sleeping in their cribs? Catherine At Finnbin

Audrey J 5 likes

Registering for Safe Sleep School now!

girlmom x 3 likes

My 2.5 yo is going theough her nightly bedtime routine and is now sleeping theough the night, even gets up to go potty on her own. But once she's tucked into bed and we leave she's been running out and asking for hugs and kisses. I know she's stalling but she's so sweet about it, should I put a stop to this?

Dania R 3 likes

girlmom x3, if they are old enough to flip over, you don't have to worry about flipping them back. Put her on her belly, but if she flips over on her own, it's okay.

AAJ C 3 likes

Is there anything wrong with keeping a cup of water by a toddlers bed at night? My almost 3yr old insists she's thirsty at night.

Dania R 2 likes

Audrey Johnson, generally they shouldn't need the pacifier beyond one year to 18 months.

girlmom x 2 likes

Also my wannabe tummy sleeper keeps getting her arms and legs through the crib rail and has a hard time getting out. We don't have bumpers but should I consider mesh bumpers?

Lou L 2 likes

My sister has been co sleeping now for 11 months. She's well educated but wants to do everything “evolutionarily” for her son. Not sure how I get the message across for her next kids bc co sleeping really scares our family

Dania R 3 likes

J Waters, 8 month olds should sleep 10-12 hours a day. Pillows and blankets are not advised before one year of age, as they are choking hazards

Dania R 4 likes

YJ Mommy, babies should be sleeping in cribs (or finnbins) as newborns. Do you mean after bassinets? If you are using a bassinet, generally they outgrow them by about 3 months

Mom Life Is T 4 likes

Is a dockatot safe inside of a crib? Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor Catherine At Finnbin

Catherine A 4 likes

YJ Mommy a Finnbin is up to 25lbs which is typically about 6month

Donna N 3 likes

What do you think about Dock-A-Tots?

Dania R 6 likes

girlmom x3, it's so hard to tell you to tell your little one no! I would gently hug and kiss her and send her back to her room. You can discourage the behavior In a loving but firm way.

Donna N 3 likes

YJ Mommy jinx! Do you use one?

Dania R 6 likes

YJ Mommy, dock a tots are actually never safe. There have been many infant deaths with this device.

Mom Life Is T 4 likes

Donna N. Use to not anymore and their amazing but not sure if their safe inside the crib

Audrey J 4 likes

Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor do your recommend the CIO method?

girlmom x 4 likes

All girls, 2.5 and 5 month old twins Catherine At Finnbin

Mommy** W 3 likes

Thank you !!

Dania R 4 likes

Lou Lou you should be scared about co-sleeping before 1 year of age. Parents have suffocated children. Babies have gotten caught between blankets and pillows. I don't know how else to tell parents not to do it other than to say that you may get lucky and probably will but luck eventually runs out.

Mom Life Is T 4 likes

What vitamins are best for an almost 2 year old? I have the drops from his pediatrion Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor

Laura K 2 likes

At what age should my LO not be wearing a sleep sack anymore?

Second Time M 3 likes

My daughter is 22 months. When is the best time to potty train? Will pull ups at night confuse her? What's your best advice on this? Tia 😊

Catherine A 3 likes

Curious-- how many of you heard about Finnbin and baby boxes? Would you use one for a newborn? If not would love to hear why? THANKS!!

Second Time M 3 likes

How do you feel about essential oils and children?

Dania R 5 likes

girlmom x3 all bumpers including mesh bumpers are dangerous. Kids can choke in mesh bumpers. I know how you feel. My son is 7 months old and gets his hands and feet caught all the time. Just gently pull then our. As a medical professional, I have never seen kids get hurt by limbs getting stuck but I have seen kids suffocate with bumpers .

Dania R 4 likes

AAJ Clower there's nothing medically wrong with giving water at night to a three year old. The only thing is that she might wake up to pee more and have accidents.

Mary @ 2 likes

First Time MOMMA!! Great question about the essential oils!

Mom Life Is T 3 likes

Catherine At Finnbin I've never hear of both my fist time since Mary @ SmartMom posted it and I would deff use it for newborn it looks very safe since it reduces the risk of SIDS

Dania R 3 likes

YJ Mommy if a two year old has a well-balanced diet and is not iron-deficient, they should not need vitamins. But you should have a detailed conversation with your pediatrician to make sure this is the case

Dania R 1 like

Laura Kate you don't really need a sleep sack after one year of age.

girlmom x 3 likes

Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor that’s what I thought! We will just continue doing what we're doing then 🙂

Mary @ 2 likes

Laura Kate my 17 month old is still in a sleep sack bc I think it'll help keep him from climbing out of the crib 😬

Mom Life Is T 3 likes

Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor what age is best to use toothpaste?

Mary @ 2 likes

Wrapping up in five minutes!

Dania R 4 likes

First Time MOMMA!! Many moms say pull ups are really just like diapers. I am not against them at all. I am told they are just not effective. As for the age, do you need to do it for school? Some schools require kids to be potty trained. If not, do it when she is ready and shows interest.

Mom Life Is T 2 likes

Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor do flat heads happen when the baby is layed on their backs for 2 long? Besides being born with one

Dania R 4 likes

Audrey Johnson interesting that you should ask, I just sleep trained my son and yes, I let him cry it out. Sleep training is not appropriate before 4 months however

girlmom x 3 likes

I had never heard of Finnbinn before. But I also move my girls to their cribs at 2 months and they slept in the joovy room squared with divided twin bassinet swaddled in our room the first couple months.

Dania R 3 likes

Audrey Johnson however after 4-6 months, there is nothing wrong with it!

Dania R 4 likes

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AAJ C 3 likes

Catherine At Finnbin, has never heard of these boxes before but would be interested for the next kiddo when that time comes.

Mary @ 5 likes

Alright SmartMoms, that’s the hour! Thank you so much for joining us. A big THANK YOU to Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor and Catherine At Finnbin for hosting today! I will announce the winner of the Finnbin by the end of this week!

Catherine A 4 likes

If anyone here is interested in a special Finnbin discount email me catherine@finnbin.com and I will send it. Thanks for everyone's participation!!!

Dania R 2 likes

For more great tips, go to safesleepschool.com!!!

Mom Life Is T 2 likes

Catherine At Finnbin Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor Mary @ SmartMom Thank You to all for the help

Catherine A 2 likes

Dr. Dania did a great job! Learn more from her about safe sleeping habits, why vitamins are important, the need for car seats and a number of other topics in her online courses on Safe Sleep School. Register, take the courses (they're short!) and take the quiz to get your certificate of completion! http://safesleepschool.com/register-for-safe-sleep-school/

Mary @ 3 likes

Catherine At Finnbin , Dania Rumbak - Baby Doctor and SmartMom together have created an amazing resource to empower families in keeping their children safe. Please visit www.safesleepschool.com and share this resource with new parents! Thanx!

Mommy** W 0 likes

I appreciate her coming on here ! 😊

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