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How To Preserve Your Child’s Sleep When Traveling On Vacation

Thinking about your child’s sleep while traveling on vacation can bring on a full blown anxiety-fest in parents. So I want you to take a DEEP BREATH with me and let’s explore how to preserve your child’s sleep when traveling on vacation! If you are a planner, this will help ease some of the anxiety…

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Explore the Science of Sleep: Creating The Ideal Sleep Schedule and Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep Patterns

Understanding your little one’s sleep patterns and creating an optimal sleep schedule can sometimes feel like playing whack-a-mole. Just when you think you may have it figured out, the wind blows and now sleep has changed. This can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. Been there! Here’s the thing…understanding how babies sleep at various stages…

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Secrets To Help Your Child Sleep While Traveling This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many families are gearing up for trips to visit loved ones. With family dynamics, the holidays can be stressful enough. But for parents traveling with children this takes on a whole new level of stress, especially if their child is overtired and cranky. Sleep is crucial, especially for young ones.…

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The Reasons Behind Your Baby’s Early Morning Wake-Ups 

I don’t like starting the day earlier than I need to unless I’m catching a flight to some place where they serve umbrella drinks! I LOVE sleep! So the periods when my twins woke up early in the morning were tough. Before I was a sleep consultant, I had no idea what the reasons were…

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Halloween and Your Child’s Sleep

Maybe your children are like mine. They turn into gremlins when they are overtired. Add sugar and it can be a full-blown sh*tshow. So if this sounds a little familiar or if you just want to avoid the Halloween sleep scaries, let’s explore how to successfully navigate Halloween and your child’s sleep based on my…

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Fall Back & Adjusting Your Baby’s Sleep For Daylight Savings

In September, I start getting questions about the end of Daylight Savings… These are great questions and this article will answer all but the last one! Here’s my take on that one… Daylight savings is ridiculous and antiquated. There’s been talk that many states are considering permanent daylight savings time or permanent standard time. Unfortunately,…

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Do Babies Sleep Better In The Dark?

“Do babies sleep better in the dark?” “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 hear…

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TOG Rating & How To Dress Baby For Sleep

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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What You Need To Know About Crib Safety

Your baby’s safety is #1 for us and I know this is super important to you too! My biggest fear as a new parent was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation. While we don’t 100% know exactly what causes SIDS, we do know that there are risk factors that can increase the likelihood. One…

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The Most Frequently Asked Breastfeeding Questions

When you are newly breastfeeding or preparing to do so, it may come as a shock that there will be a lot of information thrown your way. From books to moms groups to over-interested relatives, we can end up feeling overwhelmed by conflicting advice. Over the years I’ve seen moms stop nursing due to the…

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5 Month Old Held For All Sleep Case Study

When I met Ashley and Ja-von for the first time during a discovery call, they shared with me how their 5 month old had to be held for all sleep or she would only sleep for 20 minutes! They were exhausted! Adding to that, Ashley was returning to work soon as a nurse and she…

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Top 6 Reasons Our Sleep Consultants Love The Snuggy Buddy Sleep Sack

In early 2022, we found out that our team’s favorite sleep sack was being discontinued because the business was closing due to Covid. We were devastated! This sent me on a mission to find our *new* favorite sleep sack. You see, not any sleep sack will do. We work with a lot of families whose…

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