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Baby Sleep Day

Celebrating better sleep for parents and babies around the world.

March 1st is Baby Sleep Day

Baby Sleep Day is every March 1st, preceding World Sleep Day. Baby Sleep Day brings attention to the importance of a good night’s sleep for every young child and their family. The Pediatric Sleep Council, a team of international pediatric sleep experts, organizes Baby Sleep Day.

In celebrating Baby Sleep Day, the PSC seeks to support families who are struggling to develop healthy sleep habits or just want to learn more about baby sleep. Learn more about sleep in young children on Baby Sleep Day to help everyone get a good night’s sleep!

On March 1, 2021, Pediatric Sleep Council members will respond to questions posted on our Facebook page. 

March 1, 2021 Baby Sleep Day Schedule:

Dr. Harriet Hiscock, Melbourne, Australia, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
(February 28, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST)

Dr. Michael Gradisar, Adelaide, Australia, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
(February 28, 2021, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST)

Dr. Daniel Goh, Singapore, 9:00-9:30 p.m.
(March 1, 2021, 8:00-8:30 a.m. EST)

Europe, North America, South America
Dr. Graham Reid, London, Ontario, Canada, 8:30-9:30 a.m. ET
(8:30-9:30 a.m. EST)

Dr. Althea Robinson Shelton, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 8:30-9:00 a.m. CST
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EST)

Dr. Catherine Hill, Southampton, United Kingdom, 3:00-4:00 p.m. GMT
(10:00-11:00 a.m. EST)

Dr. Melisa Moore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 11:00-11:30 a.m. ET
(11:00-11:30 a.m. EST)

Dr. Brett Kuhn, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST
(11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Sarah Honaker, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET
(12:30-1:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Robyn Stremler, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1:30-2:00 p.m. ET
(1:30-2:00 p.m. EST)

Dr. Oliviero Bruni, Rome, Italy, 8:00-8:30 p.m. CEST
(2:00-2:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Sonia Rubens, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST
(2:30-3:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Ariel Williamson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
(3:30-4:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Rosana Alves, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 6:30-7:00 p.m. BST
(4:30-5:00 p.m. EST)

Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick Justice, Winter Park, Florida, USA, 5:00-5:30 p.m. EST
(5:00-5:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Lisa Meltzer, Denver, Colorado, USA, 3:30-4:00 p.m. MST
(5:30-6:00 p.m. EST)

Dr. A.J. Schwichtenberg, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 6:00-6:30 p.m. EST
(6:00-6:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Kevin C. Smith, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CST
(6:30-7:30 p.m. EST)

Dr. Jocelyn Thomas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 7:30-8:00 p.m. EST
(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Dr. Jodi Mindell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)

Read more about Baby Sleep Day and each expert here. 


The Origin of Baby Sleep Day

In December 2016, after successfully launching the Pediatric Sleep Council, and providing an excellent pediatric sleep resource for parents, we officially met to discuss Sleep Awareness Week. The venue was Hymie’s Deli, right around the pickle bar. A napkin in hand, ideas flowed. As they noshed upon the world’s finest pickles – Jodi Mindell, Bula and Russell Walters had an idea.

“What if there was one day that we all focused on the importance of a baby’s sleep?”

When babies sleep well, parents get better rest. Rested parents are in a good mood, and they spread happiness. If we were all overcome by happiness from better sleep, we may finally be close to achieving world peace.

Upon a Hymie’s paper placemat, Jodi, Bula and Russ declared:

March 1st is Baby Sleep Day

That year, we celebrated Baby Sleep Day in 30 Countries where Pediatric Sleep Experts provided advice to parents around the world for 24 hours.

Each year, Baby Sleep Day grows bigger.

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