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Preventing Scary Halloween Sleep!

The Halloween costumes are bought and your kids are SO excited for trick or treat, but in the back of your head you’re thinking “trick or treat is going to kill my kids’ sleep!”  If you are anything like me, you don’t want to be a scrooge (wrong holiday!), but you really want your kids…

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Successfully Transitioning from a Crib to a Bed

As a child sleep consultant, I coach parents through successfully transitioning their children from a crib to a bed all the time.  As I am in the process of transitioning my own twins, now seems like a perfect opportunity to share some tips on how you can set your toddlers and preschoolers up for success!  Let’s…

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Spotlight on Toddler Sleep: The 18-Month Sleep Regression

You made it through the infant stage and you are sailing into toddlerhood…  Then WHAM – your toddler is all of a sudden waking up all night long again like a newborn!  Likely he or she is also fighting naps, bringing the bedtime drama and maybe some early morning wake ups thrown in for added…

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How can a child sleep consultant help my family?

The field of child sleep consulting is relatively new and I hear all the time “I never knew people like you existed!” If you are thinking the same thing, with today’s post, I’m hoping to answer the question “how can a child sleep consultant help my family?” I’m also going to advice on the top…

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What steps can I take to reduce the risk of SIDS for my baby?

October is SIDS Awareness Month and today’s post will help you answer the question “what steps can I take to reduce the risk of SIDS for my baby?” SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is a topic that no one wants to talk about, but parents think (*obsess*) about as a natural part of having a…

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White noise for my baby or toddler?

“Should I use white noise for my baby or toddler?” is one question that I get a lot as a child sleep consultant.  You probably stumbled upon this page by asking Google the same question!  The short answer?  YES! Now, you ask, “Why?” Let me break down the reasons why below, but first let’s answer…

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The Importance of Bedtime Stories as Part of a Soothing Routine

Today on the Bella Luna Sleep Blog, we are welcoming Stephanie Brusseau of Usborne Books & More to help us understand the important of bedtime stories and answer the question “why should I read bedtime stories to my children as part of their soothing routine?” Stephanie is also a twin Mom to 2-year-old boy girl…

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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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