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Working with Bella Luna Team

Working with The Bella Luna Team

It’s New Year’s and a popular resolution is: GET MORE SLEEP! In fact, it was 6 years ago at this time that I began my journey to teaching my twins healthy sleep habits! Maybe you’ve been toying (obsessing) with the idea of getting help for your family’s sleep challenges. Maybe you’ve even been reading reviews…

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Sleep Training Success

#1 Tip For Sleep Training Success

Picture this: you’re in Vegas… you’re not big into gambling, but you found a slot machine, and you sit down to play. You pull the lever the first time, you don’t win anything. That’s ok, it takes a few tries, right? You pull again, nothing. Again, nothing. You’re about to get up and move on…

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should babies sleep through the night

Are Babies Supposed to Sleep Through the Night?

“Are babies supposed to sleep through the night?” I have come across this question many times. Usually, it is presented as a reason why we shouldn’t sleep train. So let’s break it down… Literally no one sleeps through the night. All human bodies wake many times during the night, usually at the end of a…

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Sleep Gift Guide

2020 Sleep Gift Guide for The Entire Family

It’s that time again!  The holiday season is upon us and the hunt for the perfect gift has started.  To help you with this hunt, we’ve put together our 2020 Sleep Gift Guide for the entire family.  The gift of better sleep is the ultimate gift! We’ve got ideas for your… Husband who wakes up…

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keep your child well-rested this holiday season

Keep Your Child Well-Rested This Holiday Season

This week in the US, we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving. From many families the holiday season may look a little (ok, a lot) different this year due to the pandemic, but it can still be a busy time for families. I’m getting a lot of questions like, “how do I handle sleep…

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Short Naps

6 Reasons Your Baby is Taking Short Naps

If your little one is struggling with short naps, it can start to feel like you NEVER get a break. It can also lead to a fussy, overtired baby who can barely make it to bedtime. You’re not the only one who wants your babe to take longer naps – their little body needs consolidated,…

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4 to 3 Nap Transition

4 to 3 Nap Transition Insight

I like to think the 4 to 3 nap transition is a nice little consolation for making it through the newborn phase! Longer naps, a more consistent and predictable schedule, longer wake times – this is what you have to look forward to by the end of this transition! Let’s talk it out so that…

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daylight savings fall 2020 - baby orange towel

Adjusting Your Child’s Schedule After the Fall Time Change

Did you try to slowly adjusting for the Fall time change AND your little one had other ideas? Or maybe you couldn’t even try. Or the time change wasn’t even on your radar. (been there when my boys were little!) It’s totally ok – don’t fret! You won’t perpetually be stuck with a super early…

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halloween sleep tips

Halloween Sleep Tips

The Halloween sleep tips below will help you prepare your kids and yourself to have a lot of fun, but also preserve sleep this Halloween. Halloween is such a fun holiday! Costumes, candy and staying up late is kid paradise! As parents, we often have mixed emotions about Halloween. We want our kiddos to enjoy…

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daylight savings fall 2020 sleep tips

Daylight Savings 2020 Fall Back Sleep Tips

Parents dread nothing more than end of Daylight Savings time change. Except maybe potty training!? Our friends without kids are psyched for the extra hour of sleep. And we are secretly envious of the days when we were “so busy and so tired” before kids! But we get snuggles and baby kisses so I’ll take…

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soothing your baby with the 5 S's

Soothing Your Baby With the 5 S’s

Babies are hanging out, baking in the womb, eating and sleeping around the clock. It’s dark, warm and snug. It’s also loud and there is a lot of jiggling from Mom moving around.  Sounds like a pretty sweet place to be. Next thing they know, they are in the big, bright, overstimulating world and everything…

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4 to 3 nap transition

Is My Child Ready To Drop Nap?

Let’s talk about the dreaded 1-0 Nap Transition. Was anyone else in denial that their child was ready to drop nap?! My son was just shy of four years old when it was time to say goodbye to his last remaining nap. #RIPnap Honestly, I probably let it go a little too long because I…

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victoria bermudez journey to sleep consulting

Victoria’s Journey To Sleep Consulting

Hi there! I’m Victoria, I’m so excited to join the Bella Luna Family! I don’t know about you, but I love to hear other’s stories. So today I am going to share my journey to sleep consulting with you and some of my top tips! A couple of years ago, I had my son, Logan.…

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5 tips to boost your child's immune system

5 Tips To Boost Your Child’s Immune System

It’s back to school, during Covid-19 and the winter months are quickly approaching…PHEW! Let’s take some deep breaths and chat about our 5 favorite ways ways to naturally boost your child’s immune system. Tip #1: Prioritize Healthy Sleep I know…you’re shocked this is my number one suggestion, right? But seriously, sometimes we all need a…

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back to school sleep tips

Back to School Sleep Tips – Covid 19 Style

Anyone else totally over the coronavirus? Glad I’m not alone.  “Corona sucks!” My twin boys I can’t argue with them! I prefer they don’t use the work ‘sucks’, but I let it slide in this situation. I’m also over the back-to-school Mommy shaming about the choices each family is making for THEIR family.  Whether you…

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what to expect for newborn sleep

What to Expect for Newborn Sleep

I remember the day we brought our twin boys home from the hospital – as we were walking out of the NICU, I was flooded with emotion and thought “I can’t believe they are letting me leave with these two babies! I have no idea what I’m doing!” See the picture below to see how…

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thunderstorms and fears

Thunderstorms and Fears – Tools to Help Your Child

Thunderstorms and fears seemed like the perfect topic for today’s post! As I’m typing this, there are loud rumblings outside and the sky is scary dark in the middle of the day.  This morning, I had a call with a client whose child is having a difficult time at bedtime due to fears that arose…

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sleep tips for managing your toddler and newborn

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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Dad and daughter hugging on the beach

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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baby sleep myths

Top 10 Baby Sleep Myths & The Real Deal

This is how it goes, right? You have a baby. The advice comes pouring in from well-meaning family and friends and even strangers! (lucky us!) People ask “is she a good baby?” (what does that even mean?!) If you express your baby is having challenges sleeping, even more advice comes flowing in, usually around baby…

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