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5 tips to boost your child's immune system

5 Tips To Boost Your Child’s Immune System

It’s back to school, during Covid-19 and the winter months are quickly approaching…PHEW! Let’s take some deep breaths and chat about our 5 favorite ways ways to naturally boost your child’s immune system. Tip #1: Prioritize Healthy Sleep I know…you’re shocked this is my number one suggestion, right? But seriously, sometimes we all need a…

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Why is sleep so important for our immune systems?

Why Is Sleep So Important For Our Immune Systems?

My family’s health and safety are always on the forefront of my mind, and even more so now. These are unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic, with still so many unknowns. We are dealing with physical risks, as well as a huge loss of socialization and stimulation, all while trying to establish new routines and…

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"What's Sleep Training All About?" - Baby peeking out from under a blanket

What’s Sleep Training All About?

I see similar posts to the one above on Instagram all the time.  I decided I wanted to create my own because I feel like sleep training and prioritizing sleep gets a bad rap. Maybe you are starting your journey to learn about helping your little one to sleep better.  Maybe you are asking yourself…

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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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"Prematurity: A Personal Story & Tips" - baby's feet

Prematurity: A Personal Story & Tips

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and today, November 17th is World Prematurity Day. The purpose is to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and globally. In fact, in the United States,…

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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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Top Tips From a Sleep Consultant – Welcome Renee!

Hi! I’m Renee.  I am so excited to join the Bella Luna Sleep Team as a certified child sleep consultant and to share my top tips with you! My sleep story My journey to becoming a sleep consultant began in late 2015.  A year prior, my twin girls were born, 6 ½ weeks before we…

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2 Year Sleep Regression

2 Year Sleep Regression Survival Tips

Help! My daughter was a great sleeper and since she turned two, she just won’t sleep.  She fights both naps and bedtime.  What do I do? As a child sleep consultant, when I receive messages like this from parents, I instantly think “2 year sleep regression! Ugh!” Common sleep time behavior changes that point to…

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18-month sleep regression

The 18-Month Sleep Regression

You made it through the infant stage and you are sailing into toddlerhood…  Then WHAM – your toddler is all of a sudden waking up all night long again like a newborn!  Likely he or she is also fighting naps, bringing the bedtime drama and maybe some early morning wake ups thrown in for added…

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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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Top 10 Baby Sleep Myths & The Real Deal

Families with little ones experiencing sleep challenges have likely heard all of these statements.  As a child sleep coach, I hear them every single day from parents and in Facebook groups!  Although family and friends have good intentions, sharing these sleep myths are actually really counterproductive. Below I’ll provide insight into the real deal so…

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