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Which Sleep-Training Method Is Best For You? safe sleep sleep success Jan 11, 2021

As your baby approaches the four-to-six-month-old mark, you’re exhausted and overwhelmed. You probably can’t remember what a good night’s sleep feels like. In fact, you’d likely do just about anything if it meant you and your baby would sleep through the night. I know...

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What’s the Deal with the Four-Month Sleep Regression? safe sleep sleep success Dec 09, 2020

No, you aren’t imagining it. The 4-month sleep regression is real. The good news is that it’s normal and temporary.

I often talk to parents about this stage in the baby’s life, because they are usually exhausted and confused about what to do next. If you’re in the same...

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The Science Behind Sleep Training sleep success Dec 09, 2020

“Is sleep training safe?” 

I get this question all the time from parents, in my office, in emails, in Facebook comments, and even in text messages. As a pediatrician and a father, my answer is always a resounding “yes.”

I’ve reviewed dozens of current,...

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How to Decide Where Your Baby Will Sleep safe sleep sleep success Dec 02, 2020

Cribs. Bassinets. And inclined sleepers! Oh my! With so many different sleeping options for your newborn, it can be hard to decide which one is the safest. After all, you may be tempted to go with the piece of furniture that has all the bells and whistles. (I’m looking at you, Snoo!) But,...

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Five Newborn Essentials Every Parent Needs and One They Don’t sleep success Nov 14, 2020

 

Shopping for your new baby can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. It’s tough not to get analysis paralysis and FOMO spending five minutes perusing Amazon for new baby gear. Of course, there are obvious essentials, like diapers and wipes. However, there are a few baby...

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About Me

My name is Dr. Phil Boucher. I'm a husband, father of five young children, and board-certified pediatrician in Lincoln, Nebraska. I help parents balance their priorities, keep things in perspective, and feel confident in all stages of their parenting journey.

There's no one-size-fits-all solution to parenting, but if there's one thing all parents can agree on, it's that parenting isn't easy. But no matter the ups and downs, all you need is a little empowerment to become the present and productive parents your children need you to be.

I’d like to share my experiences, knowledge, and expertise with you so you can worry less and enjoy parenthood more. You already have most of what you need, but I can give you the quick tips, confidence, and reassurance that you can do this.

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