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Wonder Weeks Leap 4 and Sleep

Wonder Weeks Leap 5 & Sleep

Wow! You’ve made it 6 months as mama to your sweet little baby! Way to go! Motherhood truly is the hardest job, but the most rewarding. You may have seen that your baby is changing yet again! There are likely lots of physical developments, but your baby is also going through major mental and emotional…

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Wonder Weeks Leap 3 & Sleep

Wonder Weeks Leap 3 & Sleep

Can you believe it? Your baby is 3 months old! Where did the time go? As a new mom, I remember people saying “cherish every moment because they grow up so fast!” At the 3 month period, I started to understand what they meant! I vividly remember when Adeline was 3 months old. One day…

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Wonder Weeks Leap 2 and Sleep

Wonder Weeks Leap 2 & Sleep

Way to go! You’re two months into this journey of parenthood.  You made it through Leap 1 and now your baby may be: Figuring out their days from their nights, meaning your little one is… Starting to sleep longer stretches at night Smiling at you, like really smiling at you! Finally, some feedback! Things may…

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Wonder Weeks Leap 1

Your Newborn’s Sleep: Wonder Weeks Leap 1

Welcome to parenthood!!! The early weeks of parenthood are a total daze and just when you think you may be getting the hang of it, your baby starts being cranky more than usual, crying a lot, is extra clingy and not sleeping well. This leaves us wondering: What am I doing wrong? Is something wrong…

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Surviving the 8-10 Month Sleep Regression

As a certified child sleep coach, I spend a lot of time talking about the 8-10 month sleep regression and helping parents through it.  I hear this a lot from parents, “my child has never a been a good sleeper and I didn’t think sleep could get much worse, but when the 8 month sleep…

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Newborn Twin Sleep Tips

Newborn Twin Sleep Tips

“I’ve never written about twin sleep.” As a twin Mom and a child sleep coach that’s helped hundreds of twin families in the past 5 years, I think it’s a little crazy that I’ve never written about twin sleep!  So from today forward, that statement will no longer be true!  I’m flashing back to those…

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3-2 nap transition

3 to 2 Nap Transition Insight

Another nap transition? Already?!  Parenting can seems like it’s just one thing after the next, especially with baby sleep and naps! Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, it changes. Two steps forward and one step back.  It can be so frustrating and confusing trying to understand what is going on when your…

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newborn and depressed mom

Maternal Mental Health Awareness & Tips

In honor of Maternal Mental Health Week and as Moms ourselves, the Bella Luna team has put together our top maternal mental health tips to help YOU with the postpartum period.  As you know or will know soon, having a baby or babies, is the most dramatic and profound change a person will ever experience.…

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potty training girl

Is Potty Training Going to Affect Sleep?

I’m just going to come right out and say it – potty training twin boys was my kryptonite.  I would wake up every Saturday morning with gusto and by 10:30 am, I was wondering if it was too early for wine.  Literally – ask my husband.  Plus, as a child sleep consultant, you can imagine…

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18-month sleep regression

The 18-Month Sleep Regression

You made it through the infant stage and you are sailing into toddlerhood…  Then WHAM – your toddler is all of a sudden waking up all night long again like a newborn!  Likely he or she is also fighting naps, bringing the bedtime drama and maybe some early morning wake ups thrown in for added…

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Enhance Your Child’s Healthy Sleep Habits with Essential Oils

Today on the Bella Luna Sleep Blog, we are welcoming, Brianne Squires to join us to share how you can enhance your child’s healthy sleep habits with essential oils!  I’m a huge fan of using essential oils to help enhance children’s soothing routines and promote sleep.  Brianne is an expert on essential oils and pretty…

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cranky-baby

4 Month Sleep Regression Demystified!

As a child sleep coach, every day I talk about sleep regressions. The 4 month sleep regression, in particular, is a pretty popular topic!   I have countless Moms say “my son was sleeping 6 hours at nights at 3 months and then all of a sudden at 4 months, he began waking again every 2…

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