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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 every…

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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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Preserving Healthy Sleep Habits in the Summer

Summer is a fun time for children and adults alike, but all this fun can wreak havoc on healthy sleep habits!  Your children will enjoy the sun, warm weather and all of the fun summertime activities like the beach, the park, the zoo, the aquarium, the farm, the fireworks…maybe so much so that snoozing isn’t…

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Top 5 Tips for Traveling With Your Littles

One of the top questions I get is for tips for traveling with littles and not having sleep get derailed. Today I am going to share my top 5 tips for traveling with littles, but before I do, there is one thing I want to have you keep in mind.  With all transitions, it is…

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Should I partner with a sleep coach for my little one?

When my twin boys were little, I contemplated this question a lot!  Some babies learn to love sleep from the start – you hear all the stories of “my baby slept through the night at 8 weeks old” and get immediately jealous, right? Some babies and children have challenges learning to self soothe and develop…

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How did you decide to become a Child Sleep Consultant?

I am constantly asked “how did you decide to become a child sleep consultant?!” Perhaps I should step back a minute and first introduce myself… Hi there! I am Christine Brown, founder of Bella Luna Sleep Consulting and a certified child sleep consultant. My twin boys, Ryan and Nicholas, call me “Mommy”.  My husband, Jeff,…

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