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Wonder Weeks Leap 4 and Sleep

Wonder Weeks Leap 5 & Sleep

Wow! You’ve made it 6 months as mama to your sweet little baby! Way to go! Motherhood truly is the hardest job, but the most rewarding. You may have seen that your baby is changing yet again! There are likely lots of physical developments, but your baby is also going through major mental and emotional…

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Talking To Older Kids About Sleep Training Their Sibling

Talking To Older Kids About Sleep Training Their Sibling

When I started sleep training my youngest, my 7-year-old said,” Mom! Marlee is crying,” I brushed her off with a “she’s fine.”  I went in, checked on the baby and then left. She started crying again and this time both of my older girls let me know she was crying. I gave them the same…

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Toddler Bedtime Struggle

Overcoming The Toddler Bedtime Struggle

Any parent of a toddler knows the toddler bedtime struggle… I’m hungry Can we read another book? And another and another… What about one more song? I’m thirsty I’ve got to go potty Have I got a story for you! Stalling tactics galore! They know just how to push our buttons and drive us to…

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Snoring and Mouth Breathing

Snoring and Mouth Breathing Are Red Flags

One of the questions I ask every single client I work with is “does your child snore or mouth breathe?” I know this may sound a little dramatic, but snoring and mouth breathing are huge red flags. Many parents don’t know this so they don’t think to talk about it with the pediatrician. Snoring and…

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Taming Tantrums

Taming Tantrums In Your Child

We’ve had some epic tantrums at my house.  Like all-out kicking and screaming and the tantrums felt like they lasted FOREVER.  Part of the reason I’m a child behavior coach is that I had no idea what the heck to do with these types of behaviors with my twin boys. I reacted in ways that…

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potty training vs. potty readiness

Potty Training vs. Potty Readiness

Can you train a baby to walk before they are ready? No! So then why do all the most popular potty training books try to sell us the line that if we miss this once in a lifetime magical window our children are going to go to college in diapers and have a lifelong problem…

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Sleep Lessons Learned By Stephanie, Our Newest Sleep Consultant

Sleep Lessons Learned By Stephanie, Our Newest Sleep Consultant

Hello, my name is Stephanie Nielsen! I’m so excited to be a part of the Bella Luna team as a child sleep consultant and to share sleep lessons I learned that brought me to this amazing career! I’m a girl mom to 3 amazing girls (7, 4 and 4 months), and they are amazing sleepers! …

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Nightmares or Night Terrors

Nightmares Or Night Terrors? How To Tell The Difference.

As a child sleep consultant, I often talk with families whose children are experiencing night wakes. Usually, those night wakes are pretty straightforward (though not easy to cope with!) – but sometimes, they’re a little more complex, or downright stressful. Many parents will ask, is my child experiencing nightmares or night terrors? How do I…

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Wonder Weeks Leap 3 & Sleep

Leap 3 & Sleep

Can you believe it? Your baby is 3 months old! Where did the time go? As a new mom, I remember people saying “cherish every moment because they grow up so fast!” At the 3 month period, I started to understand what they meant! I vividly remember when Adeline was 3 months old. One day…

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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 and Your Child's Sleep

Halloween and Your Child’s Sleep

For the fourth-year in a row, my son Ryan is dressing up as a police officer for Halloween. Every year he says he is going to go as something else, but each year he asks for a similar costume. Too bad he keeps growing and I can’t recycle! With Ryan’s costume and my thoughts around…

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managing bedtime routines with multiple children

Managing Bedtime Routines with Multiple Children

Hi, I’m Sarah and I am new to the Bella Luna team! I am a stay-at-home mom with 4.5-year-old twin boys, Lane and Jack, and a 2.5-year-old girl, Lola. Bedtime with multiple children has been an interesting journey. From the very beginning, I had to figure out managing bedtime routines with multiple children, since I…

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