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Managing Your Toddler’s Sleep and A New Baby

Many parents are trucking along, figuring out this parenthood gig and once we feel like we’ve got our sea legs, we decide to add a new baby to the mix.  Let’s keep it interesting, right? While your toddler / preschooler may thank you later, some kiddos may not love the change at first.  Sleep is…

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Why is sleep so important for our immune systems?

Why Is Sleep So Important For Our Immune Systems?

My family’s health and safety are always on the forefront of my mind, and even more so now. These are unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic, with still so many unknowns. We are dealing with physical risks, as well as a huge loss of socialization and stimulation, all while trying to establish new routines and…

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Summer Vacation Sleep Tips

Summer vacations are quickly approaching and as parents, this can excite us and/or bring out all the what ifs. Whether you are a winging it parent, a planner parent or somewhere in between, this article on summer vacation sleep tips will help you preserve sleep for your entire family.  A well-rested family has a lot…

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4 Tips for Better Summertime Sleep

Ah, summer.  Time to relax, spend time outdoors and throw routines out the window. Except sleep routines! It’s super easy to get caught up in the laid-back ways of summer, but if you’re too laid back with your children’s sleep schedule, it could cause big challenges down the road. So, how do you enjoy the season…

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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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Sleeping baby in crib

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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