BABY... BOOM! Surviving the Newborn Stage Together

Put an End to Midnight Chicken

Nobody wins this game -- you know, the late night battle of wills where each parent pretends to be asleep and blissfully unaware of the screaming down the hall -- in the hopes that their other half will get up and tend to the crying baby. End the late-night shenanigans by working as a team. Split up the night (for example, Dad does feedings until midnight, Mom goes to bed early and gets up after that) so that both of you get a solid block of sleep.

Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill and Julia Stone are authors of the bestselling book, Co-Authors of Babyproofing Your Marriage. With great humor and empathy, the "Babyproofers" have helped thousands of couples navigate the most common relationship pitfalls that occur when there are small kids in the house: the endless tit-for-tat Scorekeeping over who has it tougher, the wilted sex life, the bickering about the in-laws (and outlaws).

Stacie, Cathy and Julia are AOL coaches on kid and family matters. They have appeared on NBC's Today Show, Fox News, iVillage Live,,WebMD, and over 60 radio shows across the country, including Martha Stewart Living Radio and Satellite Sisters. Overseas media appearances include the BBC, SKY News and Canada AM. Babyproofing has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Parade, New York Newsday,The New York Daily News, Cookie, Parenting, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy and Best Life. Meet Stacie, Cathy and Julia at

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