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What Are Sleep Associations

Exhausted Parents: “Why is my baby waking up all night long?” Me, frequently: “There are a lot of factors that play into healthy sleep, but one of the biggest factors is something we call sleep associations.” A sleep association, also known as a sleep crutch or sleep prop, is anything your baby or toddler has…

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Top 5 Reasons Your Baby or Toddler Is Waking Up Early

Nothing starts the day off on the wrong foot like a morning wake-up time with a 4 or a 5 in front of it!  Early morning wake ups are tough on our children and on us parents.  We are going to look at the top 5 reasons your baby or toddler is waking up early. When we…

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Stop Poop From Interrupting Sleep

8 Tips to Stop Poop From Interrupting Sleep

At some point or another in our motherhood journey, most of us exclaim “how can I stop poop from interrupting sleep!?” If you are in this situation or have been there in the past, you know how challenging it is! That is why I call this “The Dreaded Poop.” Pooping at bedtime, during nap or…

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"Sleep Tips for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" - baby dressed up for Christmas

Sleep Tips for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The big day is here!  All the planning, preparing, shopping and wrapping are <close to being> done and it is time to enjoy the holiday spirit with the people we love! As a new parent or a parent with little ones, it can be a little confusing to figure out how to enjoy your family…

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"Maintain Your Child’s Sleep Schedule This Holiday Season" - Baby dressed as Santa

Maintain Your Child’s Sleep Schedule This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in high gear, calendars are booked up and there is no shortage of fun to be had!  Holiday parties, trips to see Santa, Christmas light peeping, holiday shopping and more.  All that fun can quickly result in overtired, cranky children and parents too.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer…

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"Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools" - man carrying toddler on his shoulders

Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools

Maybe your family is like ours.  We require sleep to live a happy, relatively harmonious life.  We don’t buy into this “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality or accept that not sleeping is normal for children or adults.  I need sleep to be the type of Mom I want to be and to be able…

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"Top Tips for Working Moms to Balance Healthy Sleep Habits" - mom and son sitting on the couch laughing

Top Tips for Working Moms to Balance Healthy Sleep Habits

If you’ve been following us, you probably know that we are FANS of an early bedtime.  We work with a lot of working Moms and Dads, so we hear a lot of feedback on this recommendation.  The consensus is that working Moms find it difficult to balance healthy sleep habits for their children and their…

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baby and big sister

Top Tips to Help Your Children Share a Room

Many families come to me looking for tips on how to help their children share a room without bedtime, nights and naps turning into a three-ring circus!  As a mother to twins and a certified child sleep consultant, I can 100% understand the fears and concerns that come with children sharing a room. In some…

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mom kissing little girl

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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sleeping-newborn-baby

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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stories as part of bedtime routine

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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sleep needs and ideal bedtime

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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