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How To Transition From The Swaddle To A Sleep Sack Bella Luna Family

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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trick or treaters

Preventing Scary Halloween Sleep!

The Halloween costumes are bought and your kids are SO excited for trick or treat, but in the back of your head you’re thinking “trick or treat is going to kill my kids’ sleep!”  If you are anything like me, you don’t want to be a scrooge (wrong holiday!), but you really want your kids…

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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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tog rating

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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should the nursery be dark for sleep

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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what to expect for newborn sleep

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! I have no idea what I’m doing!” See the picture below to see how…

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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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Crib Buyers Guide

Crib Buyer’s Guide: A Sleep Consultant’s Perspective

Last week, Forbes posted an article about the best cribs and of course, I had to take a spin through the article to see what they recommend! And I wasn’t surprised to see that several of their recommendations go against what my team and I see works best for families.  So I thought, “why don’t…

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Sleep and Summer Vacation- Tips For Your Family

Sleep and Summer Vacation: Tips For Your Family

Thinking about sleep & summer vacation can bring on a full blown anxiety-fest in parents. “What if my baby doesn’t sleep on vacation?” “How can our toddler nap when we are on vacation?” “Is this vacation going to completely derail sleep?” We want to enjoy ourselves, but as any parent knows, overtired kiddos can be…

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Tips For Working Moms Whose Kids Need An Early Bedtime

Tips For Working Moms Whose Kids Need An Early Bedtime

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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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 many 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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Early Bedtime

An Early Bedtime Might Be Just What Your Child Needs

As a #girlmom with 3 young girls, I LOVE an early bedtime. They go to bed and then 7:30-9:30 is my time to read, watch tv and fold my never-ending pile of laundry and I mean NEVER ending. I know that my kids need that early bedtime because we are an active family and I…

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