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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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Daylight Savings 2021

Daylight Savings 2021 Sleep Tips

In September, I start getting questions about Daylight Savings… How do I prevent an early morning wake-up? Is this going to throw everything off? Should I adjust the schedule in advance? Why do we even do this? These are great questions and this article will answer all but the last one! Daylight savings is ridiculous…

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Wonder Weeks Leap 2 and Sleep

Leap 2 & Sleep

Way to go! You’re two months into this journey of parenthood.  You made it through Leap 1 and now your baby may be: Figuring out their days from their nights, meaning your little one is… Starting to sleep longer stretches at night Smiling at you, like really smiling at you! Finally, some feedback! Things may…

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How To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

Tips On How To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

October is SIDS Awareness Month, which is a topic that is very important to every member of the Bella Luna team. When offering advice to exhausted parents, we are always talking about safe sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. The safety of you and your babies…

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how to talk to others about your child's sleep

How To Talk To Others About Your Child’s Sleep

Making decisions about your little one’s sleep is hard enough on it’s own and is only made harder by conflicting opinions coming at us from all angles. That’s why today, we are sharing our suggestions on how to talk to others about your child’s sleep! It’s no secret that sleep and sleep training can be…

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Wonder Weeks Leap 1

Your Newborn’s Sleep: Leap 1

Welcome to parenthood!!! The early weeks of parenthood are a total daze and just when you think you may be getting the hang of it, your baby starts being cranky more than usual, crying a lot, is extra clingy and not sleeping well. This leaves us wondering: What am I doing wrong? Is something wrong…

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tog rating

Dressing Your Baby For Sleep – Understanding TOG Rating

As a parent, I was and still am always worried about my daughter’s temperature when she is sleeping.  Keeping our little ones cool and comfortable can sometimes be hard to do, especially in the hotter months of the year. And the reverse is how to keep our babies warm enough in the winter months, without overheating.…

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melatonin supplements

The Low-Down on Melatonin Supplements

As a child sleep consultant, a lot of parents ask me about giving their child melatonin supplements to help improve sleep. How amazing would it be if we could fix all sleep problems with a little pill!? We aren’t medical professionals so we can’t recommend or dissuade you from using melatonin. The purpose of this…

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