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Designing the Perfect Soothing Routine for Your Children and You

What’s all this talk about designing the perfect soothing routine to help our children sleep? Why is it so important? What should I do? Wait, I need one too? These questions may all be crossing your mind as you think about creating a soothing routine to promote sleep for both you and your child. In…

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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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4 Tips for Preserving Your Child’s Sleep During the Fireworks

Holidays in general can affect our children’s sleep, but the Fourth of July and the fireworks throw in extra challenges to maintaining healthy sleep habits!  Summer and holidays are meant to be carefree, right?  As a parent, all that goes out the window!  We want to preserve our child’s sleep during the fireworks and with…

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5 Must Have Sleep Gifts for Your Baby Registry

True or False…5 months pregnant with twins, walking into Buy Buy Baby with my handsome husband, going through the process to start our baby registry and getting so overwhelmed in the first aisle that I started crying so we had to leave?!  TRUE! Many parents are in similar situations and now that I’m an experienced…

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SPRING FORWARD! Daylight Savings Tips for Parents *2018 Update*

No one is more freaked out with time changes than Moms and Dads who are at the mercy of their child’s sleep! Daylight Savings Time starts in the US and Canada on Sunday, March 11, 2018. When we set the clocks forward 1 hour, we’ll be putting our children to bed 1 hour earlier than…

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Daylight Savings Fall Back Sleep Tips for Your Child

Parents everywhere are starting to think “how the heck am I going to navigate daylight savings fall back with my kiddos?” Maybe you are also reminiscing about when the time change meant you got an extra hour of sleep – HA! Before I was a sleep coach, I MAJORLY bumbled this with my boys!  We…

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Should My Baby’s Nursery Be Dark For Sleep?

“Should my baby’s nursery be dark for sleep?” “But I thought I wanted to have a bright bedroom so that my little one can figure out days and nights?” “My first child can sleep anytime, anywhere so I have no idea what to do to help her little brother.” As a child sleep consultant, I…

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Meeting back to school sleep needs

The back to school TV commercials are in full swing and you are likely spending a small fortune on back to school clothes and supplies, but have you thought about back to school sleep needs?? Sleep is important year round, but during school times, when learning is so intensive, it becomes even more important to…

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Preserving Healthy Sleep Habits in the Summer

Summer is a fun time for children and adults alike, but all this fun can wreak havoc on healthy sleep habits!  Your children will enjoy the sun, warm weather and all of the fun summertime activities like the beach, the park, the zoo, the aquarium, the farm, the fireworks…maybe so much so that snoozing isn’t…

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Top 5 Tips for Traveling With Your Littles

One of the top questions I get is for tips for traveling with littles and not having sleep get derailed. Today I am going to share my top 5 tips for traveling with littles, but before I do, there is one thing I want to have you keep in mind.  With all transitions, it is…

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Should I partner with a sleep coach for my little one?

When my twin boys were little, I contemplated this question a lot!  Some babies learn to love sleep from the start. You hear all the stories of “my baby slept through the night at 8 weeks old” and get immediately jealous, right? Some babies and children have challenges learning to self soothe and develop healthy…

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How I decided to become a Child Sleep Consultant

I am constantly asked “how did you decide to become a child sleep consultant?!” Perhaps I should step back a minute and first introduce myself… Hi there! I am Christine Brown, founder of Bella Luna Family and a certified child sleep consultant. My twin boys, Ryan and Nicholas, call me “Mommy”.  My husband, Jeff, is…

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