LATEST BLOG POSTS

newborn baby in a boppy pillow on a counter during the witching hour for babies

What Is The Witching Hours For Babies?

You may be thinking, “Why the heck is she sharing this dark picture with a half-eaten dinner?” I’m going to sum it up in 5 words: Witching Hour For My Babies. Let me tell you a little story! When my twin boys were around 4 weeks old, we were in the thick of it X2!…

Read More
Picture of the family we assisted with their 4 Year Old Bedtime Battles And Night Wakings Case Study

4 Year Old Bedtime Battles And Night Wakings Case Study

When Laura reached out for help with her child’s sleep, her family was exhausted and at their wit’s end. Their 4 year old’s bedtime battles and night wakings, plus early morning wake ups were making parenting difficult and they knew there had to be a better way. She scheduled a discovery call with Bella Luna…

Read More
picture of a mom holding her baby and the baby is resting their head on their mom's shoulder for an article about healthy sleep habits for children

What Are Healthy Sleep Habits For Children?

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you have likely heard us talk about healthy sleep habits for children. While we talk a lot about it, I think it makes sense that we dive into what is considered healthy sleep habits for babies, toddler and big kids. Plus, what we can do to…

Read More
picture of a baby sucking on its pacifier and rubbing it's eyes and is clearly overtired

How To Know If My Child Is Overtired & What To Do

Have you ever been exhausted, but you powered through and once your head hit the pillow, you couldn’t sleep? Overtiredness is to blame. This same thing happens with our children. So if we know our child is tired, but we miss the window to get them down, they move into an overtired state. Overtiredness makes…

Read More
A little girl is hiding under her covers because she has nighttime fears

How to Deal with Nighttime Fears in Children

It’s really hard to know what to do when our children have nighttime fears.  We want to make sure that we are supporting and reassuring our little ones, while not creating any bad habits that we will have to undo.  It’s a balance!  Let’s explore nighttime fears first. Then I’ll provide you with tools to…

Read More
Image of a mom and her daughter sitting back to back angry with each other. Bella Luna Family

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Parenting Feels Hard

I came up with the ‘6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Parenting Feels Hard’ checklist to help myself to stop the downward parenting spiral and now I am sharing it with you! When I meet with parents for sleep consulting or a child behavior consultation, parents are exhausted and a lot of the time, worn…

Read More
Preschooler boy sleeping in a toddler bed | Bella Luna Family | Avoid These Crib to Bed Transition Mistakes

Avoid These Crib to Bed Transition Mistakes

Your baby isn’t a baby anymore (cue waterworks!) and now you may be thinking “should I transition my toddler from their crib to a toddler bed?” This is a HUGE milestone and one that you want to plan carefully! Why? Because sleep can quickly derail if you don’t go into it at the right time…

Read More
Picture of a baby dressed up as a a pirate for the blog post How To Get Longer Naps with Crib Hour

How To Get Longer Naps Using Crib Hour

If you’ve been Googling “how to get baby to nap longer” or “when do babies start taking longer naps”, you may have heard the term ‘crib hour’. That may be what brought you here! If so, welcome! First off, I want to say that I know how hard it is when your little one is…

Read More
baby asleep with arms up. Bella Luna Family blog post about baby keeps waking all night long

Baby Keeps Waking Up At Night? Here’s Why!

It can feel like your baby keeps waking up every 10 minutes at night when their sleep (and yours) is so broken! When my twins were babies, I was SO confused about why they were having frequent night wakings. So today, I’m going to share with you the top 10 reasons babies wake at night…

Read More
cute 6 month old baby smiling and looking at the camera | Bella Luna Family | Included in the blog post What Is The Best Age To Start Sleep Training

What Is The Best Age To Sleep Train A Baby?

I’m excited to answer a popular question that I get a lot, “when is the best age to sleep train?” I want to start off by saying that you can sleep train any time after your baby turns 4 month old, age adjusted for prematurity. This means that your baby is 4 months old based…

Read More
mom in her pajamas drinking coffee on the bed with two wild haired little girls circling her Top-2-New-Years-Resolutions-For-Parents-Bella-Luna-Family

Top 2 New Year’s Resolutions For Parents

A few too many cookies and glasses of wine over the past month have left me feeling less than optimal! On top of that, with all the extra holiday magic making, I haven’t been working out as much or meeting my sleep needs. Yes, a child sleep consultant just admitted that I haven’t been prioritizing…

Read More
smiling mom sitting on the floor, in front of her toddler boy who is sitting on the potty.

Signs Of Potty Training Readiness

We’re ready to trade in diapers! Think of all the $$$ that can be saved! But first, you want to make sure that your child has the signs of potty training readiness. Think about this… Can you train a baby to walk before they are ready? No! So then why do all the most popular…

Read More

GET THE SCOOP

Sign up to receive our monthly
Scoop email newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We hate spam too. See our privacy policy.