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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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preserving sleep while camping with your baby or toddler tips

Preserving Sleep While Camping with Your Baby

Summer is upon us, which means we are starting to plan all the fun and adventurous outings for our families!   A memory that most parents love to create with their little ones is taking them camping in the woods. The thought of roasting marshmallows, catching fireflies at night, and spending the whole day swimming in…

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What Temperature Should My Babys Room Be

What Temperature Should My Baby’s Room Be?

We get the question “what temperature should my baby’s room be” every single day!  Why?  Because the temperature of your child’s room can play into how well your child sleeps and also safety. Think about how you sleep when you are too cold or too hot… Not well, right? As adults, we can fix the…

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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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How To Handle The Rolling Phase

How To Handle The Rolling Phase

You put your sweet baby down on their back, leave the room and check the monitor… Your baby keeps rolling to their tummy and crying. They appear stuck and they are mad about it. Cue panic! “Safe sleep says all sleep happens on the back! I’ve got to rush in there and flip her back…

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How to do quiet time

How To Do Quiet Time

When my twins dropped nap at 4 years old, I was one sad mama. I treasured that alone time to work and get things done around the house. Plus, by that point in the day, I *really* needed a break from my sweet cherubs! <- it’s true! When they dropped nap, I attempted quiet time,…

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Improving Your Autistic Child's Sleep

Improving Your Autistic Child’s Sleep

I worked for the Ontario Autism Program in Canada for several years and I heard from many of my parents over the years that their child never slept. I could see the sleep deprivation in the parents and in the kids. I wished I could help! Hearing these same statements over and over from families…

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moving house with kids

Moving House With Kids

As a military family, we move pretty often. I’ve grown accustomed to the frequent moves and it’s always bittersweet. It is hard to leave friends and family behind but there is always excitement about what’s to come. Since having children, I have realized how much more complicated moving is. There are a lot of moving…

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Snoring and Mouth Breathing

Snoring and Mouth Breathing Are Red Flags

One of the questions I ask every single client I work with is “does your child snore or mouth breathe?” I know this may sound a little dramatic, but snoring and mouth breathing are huge red flags. Many parents don’t know this so they don’t think to talk about it with the pediatrician. Snoring and…

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Nightmares or Night Terrors

Nightmares Or Night Terrors? How To Tell The Difference.

As a child sleep consultant, I often talk with families whose children are experiencing night wakes. Usually, those night wakes are pretty straightforward (though not easy to cope with!) – but sometimes, they’re a little more complex, or downright stressful. Many parents will ask, is my child experiencing nightmares or night terrors? How do I…

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How To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

Tips On How To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

October is SIDS Awareness Month, which is a topic that is very important to every member of the Bella Luna team. When offering advice to exhausted parents, we are always talking about safe sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. The safety of you and your babies…

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