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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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"Top Tips for Working Moms to Balance Healthy Sleep Habits" - mom and son sitting on the couch laughing

Top Tips for Working Moms to Balance Healthy Sleep Habits

If you’ve been following us, you probably know that we are FANS of an early bedtime.  We work with a lot of working Moms and Dads, so we hear a lot of feedback on this recommendation.  The consensus is that working Moms find it difficult to balance healthy sleep habits for their children and their…

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potty training girl

Is Potty Training Going to Affect Sleep?

I’m just going to come right out and say it – potty training twin boys was my kryptonite.  I would wake up every Saturday morning with gusto and by 10:30 am, I was wondering if it was too early for wine.  Literally – ask my husband.  Plus, as a child sleep consultant, you can imagine…

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picture of renee desjardins

Top Tips From a Sleep Consultant – Welcome Renee!

Hi! I’m Renee.  I am so excited to join the Bella Luna Sleep Team as a certified child sleep consultant and to share my top tips with you! My sleep story My journey to becoming a sleep consultant began in late 2015.  A year prior, my twin girls were born, 6 ½ weeks before we…

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baby and big sister

Top Tips to Help Your Children Share a Room

Many families come to me looking for tips on how to help their children share a room without bedtime, nights and naps turning into a three-ring circus!  As a mother to twins and a certified child sleep consultant, I can 100% understand the fears and concerns that come with children sharing a room. In some…

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2 Year Sleep Regression

2 Year Sleep Regression Survival Tips

.Help! My daughter was a great sleeper and since she turned two, she just won’t sleep.  She fights both naps and bedtime.  What do I do? As a child sleep consultant, when I receive messages like this from parents, I instantly think “2 year sleep regression! Ugh!” Common sleep time behavior changes that point to…

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