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Crib Transition Guide: When and How to Move Your Baby from Bassinet to Crib

If transitioning your baby from a bassinet to their crib is freaking you out a little bit, our crib transition guide will help! This is a significant milestone in your baby’s development and your parenting journey. With the right insight and approach, you can make this transition smooth and stress-free for both you and your…

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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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Identifying Newborn Sleepy Cues

When my twins were 3 months old, I brought one of them to the emergency room because he was rubbing his ear and I knew that was a sign of an ear infection. It was a quick, embarrassing visit. His ears were clear and the diagnosis…he was tired! After that, I put my tail between…

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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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Does My Baby Need A Sleep Sack In The Summer?

The temperatures rise and all of a sudden we start worrying again about our little ones becoming comfortable for sleep and making sure we are dressing them properly for the warmer summer season. You may be asking yourself “does my baby need a sleep sack in the summer?” Let’s explore keeping your baby comfortable for…

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What Is The Witching Hours For Babies?

You may be thinking, “Why the heck is she sharing this dark picture with a half-eaten dinner?” I’m going to sum it up in 5 words: Witching Hour For My Babies. Let me tell you a little story! When my twin boys were around 4 weeks old, we were in the thick of it X2!…

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How To Transition From Swaddle To Sleep Sack

Sometimes it feels like you get the hang of swaddling, your baby starts to roll and swaddling is no longer safe! It can feel daunting to make this change! That’s why I’m going to share my top tips for how to transition from a swaddle to a sleep sack. When To Transition From The Swaddle…

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When To Wake A Sleeping Baby

When To Wake a Sleeping Baby

You may have heard to “never wake a sleeping baby.” Parents are often flabbergasted when we tell them during a sleep consultation that they may need to wake their baby up at times. We usually hear a popular baby sleep myth, “BUT, you should never wake a sleeping baby!” But as certified child sleep consultants,…

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What to Expect for Newborn Sleep

I remember the day we brought our twin boys home from the hospital. As we were walking out of the NICU, I was flooded with emotion and thought “I can’t believe they are letting me leave with these two babies! My husband and I were like “we have no idea what we’re doing!” See the…

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Safe Sleep For Babies 2022

Safe Sleep For Babies 2022

Safe sleep has become a popular topic this year and we couldn’t be happier! Let’s call this year Safe Sleep for Babies 2022! In May 2022, President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act into law. This law removes potentially dangerous baby sleep products from the market. In-bed sleepers, inclined sleepers, loungers, bumper pads…

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