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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?

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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

This is how it goes, right? You have a baby. The advice comes pouring in from well-meaning family and friends and even strangers! (lucky us!) People ask “is she a good baby?” (what does that even mean?!) If you express your baby is having challenges sleeping, even more advice comes flowing in, usually around baby…

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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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Your Child’s Sleep Needs & Ideal Bedtime

As a certified child sleep consultant, I am asked a lot about the best bedtime for babies and children. Right after that is how much hours of slumber 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…

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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 2…

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