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How To Help Your Baby Sleep When Sick

First off, I’m sorry your little one isn’t feeling well. It is tough when our children are sick or in pain and we can’t take it away. Hopefully our tips below on how to help your baby or toddler sleep when sick will help! I remember the calls from daycare to come and get my…

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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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2022 Sleep Gift Guide For The Whole Family

It’s that time again!  The holiday season is upon us and the hunt for the perfect gift has started.  To help you with this hunt, our team of certified child sleep consultants have put together our 2022 Sleep Gift Guide for the entire family.  The gift of better sleep is the ultimate gift! We’ve got…

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boy with bright eyes and the text Is Sleep Consulting Covered By Insurance, HSA or FSA? | Bella Luna Family | Wondering if you can get sleep help covered by insurance? Dive into this week's blog post to find out more and learn how to check with your insurance company. Read here: www.bellalunafamily.com/is-sleep-consulting-covered-by-insurance-fsa-or-hsa

Is Sleep Consulting Covered By Insurance, HSA or FSA?

“Is sleep consulting covered by insurance, HSA or FSA?” is a question our team answers frequently. Here’s some insight: Health Insurance For traditional health insurance, the answer is currently “no” unfortunately! Don’t click away just yet… Since I became a child sleep consultant 7 years ago, sleep consulting has become more mainstream.  Yet the insurance…

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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 & 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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When can I give my toddler a pillow or a blanket

When Can A Toddler Have A Pillow And Blanket?

When I meet with toddler parents for a child sleep consultation, one of the questions that I a lot is “when can a toddler have a pillow and a blanket”? Safe sleep says nothing in the crib until our little one’s turn 1, but after that, it’s hard to know when to time these milestones.…

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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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preschool and Kindergarten Prep Sleep Tips

Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Sleep Tips

Have you seen the article floating around about children with good sleep habits adjusting better to kindergarten than their sleepier classmates?  It just makes sense!  Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. All of these factors will help children with the transition…

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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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