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Sleep & Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

Separation anxiety in babies and toddlers can be intense. Your normally happy, (somewhat) adaptable child may start to act dramatically differently and have some very strong responses to being away from you.  It can look like: If you are in the middle of this or you’ve been through it in the past, you know how…

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Stop Poop From Interrupting Sleep

8 Tips to Stop Poop From Interrupting Sleep

At some point or another in our motherhood journey, most of us exclaim “how can I stop poop from interrupting sleep!?” If you are in this situation or have been there in the past, you know how challenging it is! That is why I call this “The Dreaded Poop.” Pooping at bedtime, during nap or…

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Baby Sleep Cycles Explained

Have you been asking Google questions like this? “Why is my baby waking up all night? I just fed her!” “Why does my baby take short naps?” “Why is my baby restless in the early morning?” Let’s stop the scroll and let me help explain what’s going on…  Your Baby is Having a Hard Time…

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Are Babies Supposed to Sleep Through the Night?

“Are babies supposed to sleep through the night?” I have come across this question many times. Usually, it is presented as a reason why we shouldn’t sleep train. So let’s break it down… Literally, no one sleeps through the night. Average Night For A Baby All human bodies wake many times during the night, usually…

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2020 Sleep Gift Guide for The Entire 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, we’ve put together our 2020 Sleep Gift Guide for the entire family.  The gift of better sleep is the ultimate gift! We’ve got ideas for your… Adult Sleep Gift Guide…

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keep your child well-rested this holiday season

Keep Your Child Well-Rested This Holiday Season

This week in the US, we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving. For many families, the holiday season may look a little (ok, a lot) different this year due to the pandemic, but it can still be a busy time for families. I’m getting a lot of questions like, “how do I handle sleep…

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Short Naps

6 Reasons Your Baby is Taking Short Naps

If your little one is struggling with short naps, it can start to feel like you NEVER get a break. It can also lead to a fussy, overtired baby who can barely make it to bedtime. You’re not the only one who wants your babe to take longer naps – their little body needs consolidated,…

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soothing your baby with the 5 S's

Soothing Your Baby With the 5 S’s

Babies are hanging out, baking in the womb, eating and sleeping around the clock. It’s dark, warm and snug. It’s also loud and there is a lot of jiggling from Mom moving around.  Sounds like a pretty sweet place to be. Next thing they know, they are in the big, bright, overstimulating world and everything…

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sleep tips for managing your toddler and newborn

Managing Your Toddler’s Sleep and A New Baby

Many parents are trucking along, figuring out this parenthood gig and once we feel like we’ve got our sea legs, we decide to add a new baby to the mix.  Let’s keep it interesting, right? While your toddler / preschooler may thank you later, some kiddos may not love the change at first.  Sleep is…

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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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newborn and depressed mom

Maternal Mental Health Awareness & Tips

In honor of Maternal Mental Health Week and as Moms ourselves, the Bella Luna team has put together our top maternal mental health tips to help YOU with the postpartum period.  As you know or will know soon, having a baby or babies, is the most dramatic and profound change a person will ever experience.…

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Never Wake a Sleeping Baby?

I’m convinced whoever came up with the phrase “never wake a sleeping baby” must’ve been blessed with a unicorn baby. You know…those magical infants that rarely cry, sleep through the night early on and put themselves to sleep without a peep? While this advice might work for those few lucky ones…it can cause some serious…

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