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Enhance Your Child’s Healthy Sleep Habits with Essential Oils

Today on the Bella Luna Sleep Blog, we are welcoming, Brianne Squires to join us to share how you can enhance your child’s healthy sleep habits with essential oils!  I’m a huge fan of using essential oils to help enhance children’s soothing routines and promote sleep.  Brianne is an expert on essential oils and pretty…

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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

Families with little ones experiencing sleep challenges have likely heard all of these statements.  As a child sleep coach, I hear them every single day from parents and in Facebook groups!  Although family and friends have good intentions, sharing these sleep myths are actually really counterproductive. Below I’ll provide insight into the real deal so…

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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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Surviving the 8-10 Month Sleep Regression

As a certified child sleep coach, I spend a lot of time talking about the 8-10 month sleep regression and helping parents through it.  I hear this a lot from parents, “my child has never a been a good sleeper and I didn’t think sleep could get much worse, but when the 8 month sleep…

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Determining the Best Bedtime and How Much Sleep Your Child Needs

As a certified child sleep consultant, I am asked a lot about the best bedtime for babies and children; as well as how much sleep children need each day to meet their sleep needs.  It makes sense that parents want to make sure that they are providing their children with adequate rest – SLEEP IS…

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4 Month Sleep Regression Demystified!

  As a child sleep coach, every day I talk about sleep regressions – the 4 month sleep regression in particular is a pretty popular topic!   I have countless Moms say “my son was sleeping 6 hours at nights at 3 months and then all of a sudden at 4 months, he began waking again…

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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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