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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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Never Wake a Sleeping Baby?

I’m convinced whoever came up with the phrase “never wake a sleeping baby” must’ve been blessed with a unicorn baby. You know…those magical infants that rarely cry, sleep through the night early on and put themselves to sleep without a peep? While this advice might work for those few lucky ones…it can cause some serious…

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Is There a 12 Month Sleep Regression?

If your baby is 11-12 months old and boycotting one or both of their naps or taking short naps, you may be thinking they are ready to drop to one nap. Slow your roll and read on! As a child sleep consultant, I get a lot of questions about transitioning to one nap. Your little…

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"Daylight Savings Spring Forward 2020" - little boy playing in a bed

Daylight Savings Spring Forward 2020

No one is more freaked out with time changes than Moms and Dads who are at the mercy of their child’s sleep!  Second in line is child sleep consultants when we spring forward the clocks!  Daylight Savings Time Spring Forward starts in the US and Canada on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2:00 am. What…

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"Is the 2.5 year old sleep regression a real thing?" - little girl walking outside

Is the 2.5 year old sleep regression a real thing?

Yes, the 2.5 year sleep regression is a real thing!  It usually looks like a strong nap boycott and leads parents to think “is my little one done napping?”  As child sleep consultants, we get asked this question a lot.  The short answer is no.  Most children nap until in between 3 and 5 years…

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"What's Sleep Training All About?" - Baby peeking out from under a blanket

What’s Sleep Training All About?

I see similar posts to the one above on Instagram all the time.  I decided I wanted to create my own because I feel like sleep training and prioritizing sleep gets a bad rap. Maybe you are starting your journey to learn about helping your little one to sleep better.  Maybe you are asking yourself…

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"New Year’s Sleep Resolutions" - woman sleeping

New Year’s Sleep Resolutions

It’s that time of year!  We are emerging from the post-holiday bliss/exhaustion/food coma and we are turning our sights to the New Year.  There is something about the New Year that has us all craving a fresh start.  Many of us are thinking about what we want to achieve and how we can improve our…

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"Sleep Tips for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" - baby dressed up for Christmas

Sleep Tips for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The big day is here!  All the planning, preparing, shopping and wrapping are <close to being> done and it is time to enjoy the holiday spirit with the people we love! As a new parent or a parent with little ones, it can be a little confusing to figure out how to enjoy your family…

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"Maintain Your Child’s Sleep Schedule This Holiday Season" - Baby dressed as Santa

Maintain Your Child’s Sleep Schedule This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in high gear, calendars are booked up and there is no shortage of fun to be had!  Holiday parties, trips to see Santa, Christmas light peeping, holiday shopping and more.  All that fun can quickly result in overtired, cranky children and parents too.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer…

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"Prematurity: A Personal Story & Tips" - baby's feet

Prematurity: A Personal Story & Tips

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and today, November 17th is World Prematurity Day. The purpose is to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and globally. In fact, in the United States,…

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"Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools" - man carrying toddler on his shoulders

Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools

Maybe your family is like ours.  We require sleep to live a happy, relatively harmonious life.  We don’t buy into this “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality or accept that not sleeping is normal for children or adults.  I need sleep to be the type of Mom I want to be and to be able…

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"Can Parent Coaching Improve My Child’s Behavior?" - baby crying

Can Parent Coaching Improve My Child’s Behavior?

Parenting in our modern society has unique challenges. More than ever, we understand the importance of raising resilient, independent, and well-adjusted children, but many of us find ourselves wondering “how?” Without the right tools, we find ourselves defaulting to the way we were raised.  For many, this doesn’t feel aligned to the way we want…

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