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sleep training success

4 Steps to Sleep Training Success

Have you tried sleep training and let’s say…it just didn’t go to plan? Keep reading for tips to help you become a sleep training success!

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sleep-environment

Creating the Ideal Sleep Environment for Your Baby

When I found out I was pregnant, almost instantly I was on Pinterest pinning a million gorgeous nurseries for inspiration. Cribs, bedding, and rugs – oh my! Then I found out there were two babies growing in there, the pinning was at fever pitch! You know what I wasn’t thinking about? Sleep! It was all…

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sleep associations

What Are Sleep Associations?

Exhausted Parents: “Why is my baby waking up all night long?” Me, frequently: “There are a lot of factors that play into healthy sleep, but one of the biggest factors is something we call sleep associations.” A sleep association, also known as a sleep crutch or sleep prop, is anything your baby or toddler has…

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Baby or toddler waking up early

Top 5 Reasons Your Baby or Toddler Is Waking Up Early

Nothing starts the day off on the wrong foot like a morning wake-up time with a 4 or a 5 in front of it!  Early morning wake ups are tough on our children and on us parents.  We are going to look at the top 5 reasons your baby or toddler is waking up early. When we…

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pacifier

The Pacifier & Sleep – Friend or Foe?

We talk a lot about the pacifier with our sleep consulting clients.  We get asked a lot of questions like… Should I keep the pacifier when sleep training? At what age should I take away the binkie? Some babies LOVE the pacifier from the start. As much of a comfort the pacifier can be for…

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sleeping at daycare

Sleeping at Daycare

“I know they won’t be sleeping at daycare.” I remember when my twins were starting daycare.  We had always had in home care and I worked from home so I could see them all the time.  I was now trusting my heart and soul to someone else and that was scary.  What worried me, almost…

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sleep and teething

Teething & Sleep

Teething gets such a bad rap and is often a “catch-all” for most common baby concerns. Extra fussy? Teething. Chewing on hands? Teething. Extra night wakes? Yep, teething gets blamed for this a LOT! It can be so stressful as parents to see our babies fussy, in pain, or otherwise uncomfortable. It feels safe to…

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Daylight Savings Spring Forward 2021

Daylight Savings Spring Forward 2021

Daylight Savings – Spring Forward 2021. More sunlight. Longer days. More outside fun, especially for those of us who live in the North. Does this also mean less sleep? It doesn’t have to! Daylight Savings Time Spring Forward starts in the US and Canada on Sunday, March 14, 2020, at 2:00 am. What this means…

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Newborn Twin Sleep Tips

Newborn Twin Sleep Tips

“I’ve never written about twin sleep.” As a twin Mom and a child sleep coach that’s helped hundreds of twin families in the past 5 years, I think it’s a little crazy that I’ve never written about twin sleep!  So from today forward, that statement will no longer be true!  I’m flashing back to those…

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separation anxiety in babies and toddlers

Sleep & Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

Separation anxiety in babies and toddlers can be intense. Your normally happy, (somewhat) adaptable child may start to act dramatically differently and have some very strong responses to being away from you.  It can look like: Clinging and crying when it is time to be apart Crying when you are out of sight Fearful of…

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2 to 1 nap transition

The 2 to 1 Nap Transition

Ah, the Promised Land! One glorious nap! I absolutely loved this schedule when my son was a toddler. A single, long midday nap gives you so much more freedom and flexibility — two things that are not easy to come by in parenthood. Nevertheless, let’s slow down a bit. While the one-nap schedule is amazing…

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Common Sleep Training Concerns

Common Sleep Training Concerns

As a child sleep consultant, I talk with so many parents who are absolutely exhausted and struggling with their little one’s sleep.  Many families are ready to sleep train so the whole family can be well-rested, but there are special circumstances that they fear will affect the sleep training process. We hear a lot of “I…

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