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5 Month Old Held For All Sleep Case Study

When I met Ashley and Ja-von for the first time during a discovery call, they shared with me how their 5 month old had to be held for all sleep or she would only sleep for 20 minutes! They were exhausted! Adding to that, Ashley was returning to work soon as a nurse and she…

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The Benefits of Sleep Training 

Sleep training has become a popular and controversial topic in recent years – hello, TikTok, and Instagram! There are many opinions on the subject, some rooted in science and fact, and others rooted in fear and shaming. Here is a great post on debunking sleep training myths that address some of those opinions. As a…

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4 Year Old Bedtime Battles And Night Wakings Case Study

When Laura reached out for help with her child’s sleep, her family was exhausted and at their wit’s end. Their 4 year old’s bedtime battles and night wakings, plus early morning wake ups were making parenting difficult and they knew there had to be a better way. She scheduled a discovery call with Bella Luna…

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Can You Do Sleep Training While Breastfeeding?

Okay, you’ve made it this far… Breastfeeding on track? ✅ Showering is no longer a rare timed privilege? ✅ Sleep? ❌ When everyone in the house is ready for more sleep and you start considering sleep training, you may start to wonder if your supply will be affected and begin asking yourself questions like “Can…

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How To Get Longer Naps Using Crib Hour

If you’ve been Googling “how to get baby to nap longer” or “when do babies start taking longer naps”, you may have heard the term ‘crib hour’. That may be what brought you here! If so, welcome! First off, I want to say that I know how hard it is when your little one is…

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What Is The Best Age To Sleep Train A Baby?

I’m excited to answer a popular question that I get a lot, “when is the best age to sleep train?” I want to start off by saying that you can sleep train any time after your baby turns 4 month old, age adjusted for prematurity. This means that your baby is 4 months old based…

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Bringing Zen Back To Bedtime – Zenimal Kids Product Review

One thing that I recommend for parents of toddlers or big kids who are experiencing bedtime challenges is to incorporate mindfulness into the bedtime routine.  Most parents are game, but some don’t know much about mindfulness, why it is important or how to teach their children mindfulness. If you fall in that camp, let’s explore…

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How Dads Can Help With Sleep Training

How Dads Can Help With Sleep Training: Father’s Day Special Edition

“How can Dads help with sleep training?” is a question my sleep coaching clients ask me A LOT.  When baby arrives, Dads oftentimes feel a little left out and like they can’t do much to help.  I remember my husband sharing these feelings with me when our boys were newborns.  Many Dads want to be…

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Talking To Older Kids About Sleep Training Their Sibling

Talking To Older Kids About Sleep Training Their Sibling

When I started sleep training my youngest, my 7-year-old said,” Mom! Marlee is crying,” I brushed her off with a “she’s fine.”  I went in, checked on the baby and then left. She started crying again and this time both of my older girls let me know she was crying. I gave them the same…

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Science Says: Will Sleep Training Harm My Baby?

I remember being a new parent and feeling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. I was scouring the internet to find tips and support on how to create healthy sleep habits for my baby. During my research, there was no shortage of scary headlines about sleep training, like: If we get caught solely on the headline,…

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Will Sleep Training Affect Attachment With My Child?

When deciding whether or not to sleep train my son, attachment was something that was at the forefront of my mind. I kept asking myself “will sleep training affect attachment with my child?” Maintaining healthy attachment with my son was a priority for me, as I’m sure it is for most parents. We all want…

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Picking A Sleep Training Method For Your Baby

When we are chatting with a family during an intro call, we get the same question a lot… “What sleep training methods do you use?” Great question! We are not one-size-fits-all sleep coaches and look at each family individually.  During our 250+ hour certification training program, we were trained on multiple effective sleep training methods. Our…

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