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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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"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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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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baby sleep myths

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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twin-9-month-babies-with-teddy-bear

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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back to school

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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